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United States President Donald Trump put pressure on the authorities to develop and approve a vaccine for the novel coronavirus in a tweet on Saturday.
According to the upper chamber, a new and more dynamic Electricity Act would among others, “consolidate the roles of regulators and policy makers; bridge existing gaps in the legal and regulatory framework; and cater to post-privatization operational issues in Nigeria’s power sector.
Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will create new opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing and other long-neglected sectors to address the challenges of poverty among Nigerians in 2020.
The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice, saying the separation will remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney General.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Gbene Joi Nunieh, says the Commission has suspended the monthly payment of N1 billion to a consultant that collects money from International Oil Companies, IOCs, on its behalf.
The Delta State chapter of the All Progressive Congress has demanded the removal of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
The immediate-past Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the order of forensic audit into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) since its inception, adding that the commission has turned to a battleground.
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has stressed the need for the country to adopt multi-level approach in tackling security challenges, urging the government to develop enduring national security policies.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary submitted to you in June 2019.”
President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Mr. Bello Bala Shagari, has expressed confidence that the new Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, would save the NYCN from what he described as political interference.
The Executive Director, GoGreen Africa Initiative, Mr Adeniyi Bunmi, at the weekend, blamed inconsistent government policies for the nation’s weak economic development.
Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to the bank to halt foreign exchange for food importation.
Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President, Donald Trump, after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper, A$AP Rocky, with assault.
The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time.
Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.
Oba Olatunde Falabi, the Akire of Ikire, has been chased out of his palace by a mob. He was however rescued by military men, who took him into safety.
Francis Uzoho returned to action for APOEL Nicosia for the first time in over a year and kept a clean sheet.
Klopp had a little dig at Brazil boss Tite after Liverpool's Champions League win over Midtjylland, criticising Fabinho's lack of game-time for the national team.
A 66-year-old man appeared in court on Monday in connection with the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a light aircraft crash last year.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the UFC after beating Justin Gaethje in a lightweight title fight at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.