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Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

Xi Jinping: China to increase assistance for Africa’s coronavirus battle

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China would continue to step up assistance for Namibia and other African countries in combating the COVID-19 epidemic.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Poverty: Senate urges Nigeria to prioritize resources for human capital development

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, prioritize the allocation of resources for human capital development so as to mitigate against the impact of poverty in the country.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in poverty eradication

While speaking on the topic: “Managing the Dynamics of Nigeria’s Advancement: The Socio-Economic options,” Osinbajo said “there are two issues and I’m glad that by the response of discussants, the two issues stood out. One is the environment for local and foreign investments and second is eradicating poverty.”
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor orders investigation over Maiduguri market fire

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has directed for investigation into the Thursday night fire at the Maiduguri GSM Market.

Uche Secondus lambasts APC, President Buhari for ‘impoverishing’ Nigerians

Nigerians have never had it so bad as in the past four years of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has witnessed the worst of insecurity, poverty, hunger coupled with multiple taxations that have made nonsense of its acclaimed poverty alleviation programmes.

Lagos speaker inaugurates 36 standing committees

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday inaugurated 36 standing committees for effective operation of the oversight function of the House.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Akwa Ibom governor presents N598 billion 2020 budget

Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has proposed a total budget estimate of N597,800 for the 2020 fiscal year before the House of Assembly.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan charges Senate committees to address insecurity, unemployment

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday charged standing committees of the upper chamber to ensure the discharge of their duties with a view to addressing major challenges facing the nation.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.

Senator Akpabio: NDDC owes over N2 trillion

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Ministers: We will be trail blazers in Niger Delta development

The new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and the Minister of State, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, on Wednesday assumed duty at the Ministry with the promise to leave huge footprints in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio pledges to impact positively on Niger Delta

The newly appointed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has pledged his commitment to ensure effective development in the Niger Delta region, especially in the areas of infrastructure.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday told officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA not to spare anyone who violated traffic laws, even if it was his brother.

Full list of Lagos commissioners, special advisers and their portfolios

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assigned portfolios to members of his cabinet; commissioners and special advisers.
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Sports betting: Dangerous trend or reward for passion?

Many Nigerian football supporters and enthusiasts have greeted the new football season in major European countries with excitement and anticipation.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila names chairmen of 109 standing committees

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday announced the chairmen of the 109 standing committees.
Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu

Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu seeks collaboration with Naf officers’ wives

Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of Lagos State governor, said the state will collaborate with the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) through the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs to ensure poverty alleviation and also strengthen the organisation’s commitment towards empowering wives of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Democracy Day: Nigerians want President Buhari to prioritise job creation, economy, security – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) on Wednesday said Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on job creation, economy and security in his second tenure.
CHIMAROKE NNAMANI

Chimaroke Nnamani: Governor Ugwuanyi brought me out of political oblivion

Ahead of the inauguration of the National Assembly on Tuesday, former Enugu State Governor, and Senator-Elect for Enugu East, Senator-elect Chimaroke Nnamani, Sunday restated his resolve to serve faithfully for the advancement of the Nigerian project that would engender peace, unity and development of the country.

Official: NIPOST’s financial inclusion intervention supports growth of SMEs, reduces unemployment

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says its financial inclusion intervention is geared toward supporting the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), contribute to poverty alleviation and reduce unemployment in the country.

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PDP: We won’t allow APC rig Edo election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it won’t allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) rig the 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

United States pilot safe after aircraft crashes in Afghanistan

A United States Air Force pilot flying an Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano safely ejected before the aircraft crashed during a training flight in Afghanistan, a United States military spokesman confirmed on Friday.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa cabinet members go on self-isolation

Mr Dogo Shammah, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism says all members of the state executive will go on self-isolation, from Friday, to avoid COVID-19 infection.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Femi Adesina: President Buhari fair to Southeast despite low 2015, 2019 votes

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said his principal has been fair to the Southeast region in political appointments and infrastructural projects.
If the latest reports are to be believed, even though they know this could be a rather difficult operation because of their constant injuries, Barcelona are looking to sell both Ousmane Dembélé and Samuel Umtiti this summer.

Barcelona looking to sell Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti this summer

Of course, the French duo is not the only one to be going to the ‘chopping block‘. This summer is looking likely to become an exodus for many players and even though Barcelona want to sell Dembélé and Umtiti, other operations might take priority simply because they’ll be much easier to pull off.