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Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

Mali faces recession after coup

Mali faces mountainous economic and political challenges more than a month after the military coup that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, analysts say.
A popular Nollywood actor and producer, Bolaji Amusan has said Nigeria must remain together as one indivisible entity, warning politicians to watch their tongues.

Nollywood actor warns politicians not to divide Nigeria with utterances

A popular Nollywood actor and producer, Bolaji Amusan, has said Nigeria must remain together as one indivisible entity, warning politicians to watch their tongues.
Mele Kyari,

Cabal hijacked fuel subsidy regime – NNPC chief

Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, has said that over N10 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy between 2006 and 2020 without a significant impact on the masses.
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.4

President Buhari: Coronavirus threatened SDGs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the outbreak of the coronavirus had threatened to derail the progress recorded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Muhammadu Sanusi: Girl-child education, key to our national development

Former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, has called for a vigorous education of the girl-child as a crucial solution to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.

Otunba Adegbenro: Nigeria’s woes self-inflicted, not political

Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

ECOWAS Mali deadline unrealistic – experts

Leaders of West African states and Mali's military coup failed to agree on a transfer to civilian rule in talks this week, raising concerns about the political standoff and regional security in that country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari defends borrowing to fund infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government took loans in the interest of the country to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government seeks bankers’ partnership to ravamp economy

The Federal Government is seeking the partnership of the banking sector in its efforts to revamp the ailing economy occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE empowers 100 Akwa Ibom youths in farming technology

A total of 100 youths in Akwa Ibom State have begun training in various aspects of modern agriculture under the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE recruits 100 unemployed persons for agricultural training in Edo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited no fewer than 100 unemployed persons in Edo in its sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the Rural Employment Promotion (REP) Programme.

Peace summit suggests ways to end Southern Kaduna crisis

The Southern Kaduna Peace Summit has stressed the urgent need for leaders at all levels of government to avoid taking sides and be impartial judges on any issue that has to do with the crisis in the Southern part of the state.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Nigerians can’t survive hike in fuel, electricity prices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that there is no way citizens can survive, what it described as the obnoxious hike in the cost of fuel and electricity, given the level of poverty his administration had allegedly already foisted on our nation.

Akwa Ibom asks Nigerian government to review boundary laws to reduce conflicts

The Akwa Ibom State Government Saturday asked the federal government to review the National Boundary Commission (NBC) Act as a measure to manage raging border conflicts across the federation.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Mali’s ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

Mali’s army, which staged last month’s coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack of resources.

Nigeria’s problems fueled by selfish agenda – prophetess

Prophetess Rebecca Inuwa of Light of God Covenant and Prophetic Assembly, Unguwan Boro, Kaduna, has said that the myriad of problems bedeviling the country are being fueled by selfish agenda.

#BBNaija: Stop promoting poverty mentality with your votes – Dele Momodu

Media mogul Dele Momodu has advised viewers of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2020 to stop promoting ‘poverty mentality’.
Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

Guinean president confirms bid for controversial third term

Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits during a foiled attack on Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

Determined to improve the quality of learning in Rivers state educational institutions, government is set to employ no less than 6, 000 highly trained teachers to augment the shortfall of the current staff.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.