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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

No PIB, no further investments in oil and gas – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, has warned that without the passage into law of the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2020, there would not be further foreign investments in the oil and gas industry.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina assembly passes child protection bill into law

Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.

Nasarawa Assembly passes N20.2 billion supplementary budget

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, (NSHA) has passed the 2020 supplementary budget of N20.2billion into law as sent to it by Governor Abdullahi Sule.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
A magistrate court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja has convicted Victor Mela, a member of the House of Representatives, for giving false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

PIB: Nigeria must utilise present opportunity before it is late – Reps

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has reiterated that, Nigeria should utilise the opportunities contained in the Bill before it is late.
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Centre demands appropriate policy for rehabilitation, recovery of gender-based violence victims

The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Edo 2021 appropriation bill passes second reading

Gov. Godwin Obaseki had on Tuesday, Nov. 10, presented the 2021 budget estimate of N153.4 billion to the house for consideration and passage.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa budgets N140 billion for 2021 fiscal year

Presenting the budget “Christened the budget of Stabilisation” before the state house of assembly, Monday, governor Fintiri said the proposal which is the second he presented in his tenure will consolidate the socio-economic developments he has instituted in the state.

Niger Delta seeks ownership, control of trust funds

Host communities of the Niger Delta have demanded ownership and control of the trust funds proposed in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the development of oil-bearing areas.

MAN, LCCI others blame recession on coronavirus, #EndSARS crisis

Nigeria has formally entered its second economic recession in five years as the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global crude oil prices and restrictions imposed to curb the virus caused the nation’s economy to contract for the second consecutive quarter by 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

Recession: Financial expert seeks aggressive implementation of ESP

Uche Uwaleke, Professor of Finance and Capital Market, has called for early passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill and aggressive implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), as the country enters recession.

NGO takes advocacy for girl-child education to rural Zamfara

She said parents were being urged to allow their children, especially girls, to attend school where they can acquire knowledge and skills with which they can contribute to nation-building.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigerians have democratic right to vote out present federal lawmakers

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Friday said Nigerians have the democratic right in 2023 to vote out the present crop of federal legislators if they are tired of them.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor presents N282 billion 2021 budget

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Wednesday presented budget proposal of N282.78billion for 2021 to the House of Assembly.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC denies claims of crisis after hand over by Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to reports, there was no crisis in the commission over the reappointment and subsequent hand over by its National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker: House of Reps to pass PIB in six months

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said the House was determined to pass a Petroleum Industry Bill that will be acceptable to all Nigerians within the next six months.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

Joe Biden presents new challenge for Boris Johnson

President-elect Joe Biden’s win could have a big impact on Great Britain, which is seeking to finalize its departure from the European union, given Biden’s support for the Northern Ireland peace process and his circle’s chilly relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Institutions, Rep. Awaji Inombek-Abiante (PDP-Rivers), has bemoaned the failure of the Nigerian government to reap over $1billion annually from the Fisheries Industry.

Nigeria losing over N400 billion annually from fish imports – lawmaker

Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Institutions, Rep. Awaji Inombek-Abiante (PDP-Rivers), has bemoaned the failure of the Nigerian government to reap over $1billion annually from the Fisheries Industry.

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A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Blasphemy: Kano court hears appeal against death sentence

The Kano State High Court on Thursday commenced hearing into the appeal against the death sentence passed on Aminu Yahaya Sharif by a Shari’ah court sitting in Filin Hockey area of the state.
Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.

BBNaija’s Ozo appointed Juventus brand manager

Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.
Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a monthlong national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on December 2, after the two cities were among those classified on Thursday as falling into high-alert regions.

UK football fans to return to some stadiums when lockdown lifts

Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a monthlong national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on December 2, after the two cities were among those classified on Thursday as falling into high-alert regions.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Nigeria has 200m poor people

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that Nigeria has 200 million poor people and asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider this when sharing production cuts.

Job creation best approach to curb crime – group

A group, Forum of Plateau Mothers, has advised the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to churn out programmes that can engage youths in entrepreneurship, stressing that it remains the only means to keep them away from crime.