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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate seeks amendment to university teaching hospitals act

The Senate is seeking to amend the University Teaching Hospitals (Reconstitution of Boards, etc) Act No..10 1985, so as to include the Federal University Lafia, Teaching Hospital.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
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NLC threatens strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Tuesday, threatened that it would mobilize Nigerian workers to embark on industrial action over an alleged attempt to transfer minimum wage to the concurrent list.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor: Non-passage of PIB robbing Nigeria of huge investments

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.
The Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Mr. Victor Muruako made this case while hosting a delegation from Imo State House of Assembly in his office, Abuja on Friday.

Nigerian government asks states to adopt fiscal responsibility act

The federal government has urged state governments to domesticate the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) to enhance prudence and eliminate wastes and corruption in public finance management.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – chief

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas business as a strong catalyst for sustainable development in Nigeria.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said Dangote Refinery would buy Nigeria’s crude oil in Naira and also sell petrol to Nigeria in naira when it commences production.

Dangote refinery to buy Nigerian crude in Naira, sell petrol in Naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said Dangote Refinery would buy Nigeria’s crude oil in Naira and also sell petrol to Nigeria in naira when it commences production.

CBN governor: Dangote refinery to sell refined crude to Nigerian government in Naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says arrangement is being made to enable the Dangote Refinery sell refined crude to Nigeria in naira when it commences production.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: Impact of $500 million World Bank grant to states for maternal health, others...

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, yesterday said no meaningful impact has been felt from the $500 million taken as a loan by the federal government and given to the states as grant to reduce the number of mortality recorded at primary and secondary health facilities across the country.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta governor signs bills establishing three universities

The bills, which were presented to Okowa for assent by the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori who was accompanied by his Deputy, Chief Christopher Ochor and other principal officers, were for the University of Delta, Agbor; Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai and the University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: PIB will change economic fortune of Nigeria

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill, which is before the National Assembly, will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Passage of PIB’ll unlock several midstream gas opportunities

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several midstream gas opportunities and enhance domestic gas utilisation.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly to pass Petroleum Industry Bill in April

This came as the Joint Ad-hoc Committee of the National Assembly expressed regrets over the poor condition of the nation’s refineries, adding that PIB when passed would revive the refineries to function optimally.

IPAC: We’re mobilizing 500,000 people to boost voters strength in Cross River

The Inter-party Advisory Council, IPAC, has disclosed that it would be embarking on the aggressive mobilisation of over 500 thousand CrossRiverians to register in order to boost the voting strength of the state.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate moves to halt revenue leakages on medical tourism

Leading debate on the bill, Senator Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centres to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the provision of intensive, effective and efficient health care services to the people of Nigeria.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest protesters for allegedly violating coronavirus regulations

The police, on Wednesday, arrested six protesters for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate receives 2021 budget for police trust fund

The Senate todaay received from President Muhammadu Buhari, the 2021 budget proposal for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund for consideration and approval.
Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after electric carmaker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency.

Bitcoin rises above $50,000 for first time

Bitcoin rose above $50,000 for the first time on Tuesday as Wall Street pushed further into record territory on mounting confidence of Covid-19 recovery.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

IPMAN pledges to support Nigerian government’s policy on gas expansion

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has pledged to support the Nigerian government’s policy on the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
From Left: Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, National President, CAN and President of Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr Samson Olosupo Ayokunle, and the State CAN Chairman and Special Adviser to Governor on Religious Matters, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, during a condolence visit by the National President CAN, to the Governor on father’s death in Asaba.

Delta governor urges support for ranching

Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday urged Nigerians to support ranching, saying it would drastically reduce herders-farmers clashes across the country.

DPR inaugurates downstream remote monitoring system

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has inaugurated a Downstream Remote Monitoring System (DRMS) for transparency and accountability in monitoring transportation of petroleum products in the country.
The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.

Oil exploration drops by 150 percent in Nigeria

There are indications that oil exploration has dropped by 150 per cent in Nigeria in the past year, due mainly to the prolonged delay in the passage of the nation’s Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, into law.

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Report: Coronavirus pandemic sparks rights abuses worldwide

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.
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The Eagles are scheduled to play their last 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium later this month.
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Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Troops kill bandits leader, neutralize dozen others in Kaduna

Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state.

Court orders substituted service of ‘harassment’ suit on Ikedi Ohakim

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, ordered the service of a suit bordering on alleged harassment on former Imo State Governor, Mr Ikedi Ohakim, through substituted means.
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UN condemns Boko Haram attack on Dikwa

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the attacks by Boko Haram against civilians and aid facilities in Dikwa, Borno State.
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A former assistant director in the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, says some bandits are former members of the Boko Haram insurgent group.
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Police free abducted Bayelsa civil servant

The police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the rescue, said the gang abducted the victim at Imgbi Road in Yenagoa and were moving around the city, seeking a POS point to make withdrawals when a police squad swooped on them.