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GBB Managing Director, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, gave the assurance at a 3-day virtual ATU conference organised to mark the day on Tuesday in Abuja.

Galaxy Backbone restates commitment to boost digital economy

The Galaxy Backbone (GBB) has restated its commitment to deliver digital infrastructure services that would power a digital economy, as it marks the 2020 Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) day.
Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, stated this on Tuesday at a Webinar organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) with the theme: Privatisation in Nigeria and the Outlook for Subnational Economic Development.

SEC decries low participation of retail investors, moves to attract more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has intensified efforts to attract more retail investors into the nation’s capital market.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday charged members of his cabinet and Lagos State Government officials to brace up for optimum performance.6

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Only strategic plan can save us from infectious diseases

Governor Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has emphasized the need for strategic preparedness against pathogens of high consequence and infectious disease as key in strengthening Africa’s resilience in tackling emerging bio-security threats.
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UNICEF concerned for children’s safety as coronavirus pandemic lingers

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned in a new report of significant and growing consequences for children as the COVID-19 pandemic lurches toward a second year, ahead of World Children’s Day on 20 November, Averting a Lost COVID Generation is the first UNICEF report to comprehensively outline the dire and growing consequences for children as the pandemic drags on.
Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will deliver the 2020 Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture at a virtual event organized by the African Development Institute (ADI).

Tony Blair to deliver 2020 Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will deliver the 2020 Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture at a virtual event organized by the African Development Institute (ADI).
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, says the removal of two principal officers of the House and suspension of two others was a measure to maintain sanctity.

Lagos speaker advises youths to shun violence during protests

Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), has advised the youth to shun any act of violence while expressing their grievances to the government.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: AfCFTA a veritable platform for trade negotiations

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that one of the ways by which Africa can maximise benefits is to ensure that trade negotiations with the rest of the world are based on the free trade agreement.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Nigerian farmers hail AfDB’s boss over re-election, inauguration

Over 40 million Nigerian farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Saturday, hailed Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, over re-election and subsequent inauguration as African Development Bank’s President for a second tenure.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Forum urges Abia to domesticate national disability act

A cross-section of persons, known as Citizens With Disabilites (PWDs), has appealed to Abia Government to domesticate the National Disability Act 2018, in order to promote their wellbeing.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.

Zenith Bank chief calls for promotion of non-oil exports

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

Presidency: 2.4 million households to benefit from Nigerian government’s stimulus package

To ensure food security for citizens, at least 2.4 million households will benefit from the Federal Government’s post COVID-19 stimulus package, a presidential aide says.

Environmental experts call for Green growth strategy for Nigeria

Management of climate change in post COVID-19 Nigeria was at the front burner as environmental experts from different parts of the world dialogued on policy options for Nigeria in developing low-carbon resilient climate.

Osun reduces 2020 budget to N82 billion

The Osun State House of Assembly on Tuesday received a letter from Governor Gboyega Oyetola requesting for an amendment of the state 2020 Appropriation Bill, reducing the budget of the state from N119. 55 billion to N82.22 billion.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Official: Oyo ready to conduct WAEC, other external exams

The Oyo State Government has disclosed its readiness to present students in the state for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as well as other external examinations as the world prepared for post-COVID-19 realities.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has stated that youngster Bukayo Saka has a decision to make over his long-term future at the club.

Mikel Arteta: Bukayo Saka’s Arsenal future in his hands

Saka was on parade and played all 90 minutes as Arsenal beat Southampton at the Saint Mary stadium to pick their first post-covid-19 league win.

Eko Disco blames coronavirus for slow meter rollout

Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic had slowed down the deployment of meters to customers.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.