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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president urges Nigerian government to adopt PPP approach in construction of major roads

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano set to design metro transport master plan

The Kano state Executive Council has approved the constitution of a committee, to design a Strategic Metropolitan Transport Master Plan, in order to regulate the transport system in the metropolis.

Senator Okorocha: Governor Uzodimma can’t rename my university

Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday, said it would be contemptuous for Governor Hope Uzodimma and Imo State House of Assembly to rename the Eastern Palm University.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC decries bank debts, fate of over 500 workers

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the process ought to begin now.
Tafawa Balewa Square

Nigeria to concession Lagos TBS, trade fair complex, others

The Nigerian government says it is set to concession the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, and the Calabar and Kano Special Economic Zones.
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday.

Nigerian government steps up deployment of 19,000 solar homes systems

The federal government yesterday continued its ongoing deployment of 19,000 Solar Homes Systems (SHS), with the inauguration of an 85KWP Solar Hybrid Mini-grid in Dakiti, Akko Local Government of Gombe State.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government to commence procurement process for highway concessions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that with the receipt of the Certificate of Compliance, the Federal Government is to officially commence the procurement process for the highway concessions under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI).
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Abacha loot: Court orders accelerated hearing in suit challenging appointment of consultants

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered accelerated hearing in the suit challenging the federal government for appointing a consultant for the monitoring and implementation of the $300 million allegedly looted by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, which was repatriated to Nigeria through a tripartite agreement between United States of America and Bailiwick of Jersey.
Less than a week of the commencement of e-ticketing on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, over 8,000 passengers have accessed the portal, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said.

Nigerian government launches N900 million e-ticketing solution on Abuja-Kaduna rail line

Following complaints of racketeering and sundry ills by passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the federal government, Thursday, launched the e-ticketing solution in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Sam Egube, who disclosed this at a breakdown session of the budget in Lagos on Thursday.

Lagos to fund 2021 budget deficit with bond, others

In a bid to finance a gap of N192.49 billion contained in its 2021 budget, the Lagos State Government has announced a plan of exploring several sources including bonds and domestic, foreign borrowing.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

NCoS to train inmates on modern garment, shoe making

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) is set to expand the frontier of vocational skills acquisition for inmates in shoes, garments and leather works.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Abacha loot: Court halts appointment of consultant on project monitoring

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday restrained the federal government from taking further steps in the appointment of consultants that will monitor projects the repatriated $311 million Abacha loot is being channeled into.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Governor Sanwo-Olu earmarks N15 billlion for Rebuilding Lagos Project

Aftermath of #EndSARS destruction of Lagos in October 2020, the state government has earmarked N15 billion for the Rebuilding Project/Trust Fund in this year budget .

Edo council set to boost revenue with trailer park, marine jetty

In a bid to shore up its revenue base and create employment for the teeming unemployed youths, the Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Mrs. Benedicta Ebuehi, has expressed commitment of the council authorities to develop and expand the marine jetty at the River Niger axis of Agenebode as well as a trailer park in Okpella.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor signs N281.9 billion budget into law

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Wednesday signed the state’s 2021 budget of N281.9 billion into law.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti’s urban renewal policy will drive industrial growth

Ekiti State Government has announced its plans to engage more architects as well as partner the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) to ensure that its Urban Renewal Projects meet international standard.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti to engage more architects for urban renewal projects

Ekiti State Government is set to engage more architects and partner with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), to ensure its Urban Renewal Projects meet international standard.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor gifts LASU’s best graduating student N5 million cash, post-graduate scholarship

For finishing with the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95 on a scale of 5.0, Oladimeji Shotunde, the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), has won a post-graduate scholarship to any university in the world and a N5 million cash prize.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra government to deliver Awka Millenium City before end of current administration

Anambra State government has restated its commitment to ensure delivery of the Awka Millenium City, which has also been described as a millionaire estate before the end of the administration of Governor Willie Obiano.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Nigerian government suspends licensing of free trade zones

According to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Nigeria is yet to see the potential of FTZs as an instrument for economic growth due to poor implementation.
This was the submission of the President of COREN, Engr. Ali Rabiu, at the recent virtual International Conference and Exhibition on Power and Telecommunications (ICEPT) organised by the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (NIEEE).

COREN vows to cleanse quacks from building industry

President, Council of the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Mr. Ali Rabiu, says the Council has the powers to investigate licensed engineers and non-engineers who engage in engineering businesses that resulted in infrastructures failures.

Pat Utomi: Failed institutions, lack of continuity responsible for Nigeria’s woes

A former Presidential candidate and Professor of Political Economy, Prof. Pat Utomi, has identified failed institutions, lack of continuity in government, lack of trust and violation of contractual agreements by government officials as some of the factors responsible for Nigeria’s woes.

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Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru

Nigerian Army appoints new GOCs, PSO, others

The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding, Principal Staff Officers, commandant of tri-service institution and army training centres, corps commanders, among other positions to man the various divisions, units and commands of the service.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Rivers governor: Good infrastructure reward for people’s resistance when army ‘tried to rig’ election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army commanding officer, four others laid to rest in Borno

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.
Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season. Fernandes joined Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2020. Since then, he has been an absolute sensation, scoring 23 and assisting 17 in 41 Premier League appearances.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at critics ahead of Manchester derby

Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal deserve maximum points after their 1-1 draw with Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Arsenal skipper: We should have won Burnley game with chances created

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal deserve maximum points after their 1-1 draw with Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan enlists colleagues to mitigate electoral crises in West Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
In Sans Pietro Vernotico, on April 11, 1991, the Spanish-Brazilian Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento was born. He plays for the Spanish national team and is the midfielder for Liverpool, the Premier League defending champions.

Paul Scholes: Thiago Alcantara is more suited to Manchester United

Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt.
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NBS completes listing of households in Edo

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says it has completed the listing of households in 50 enumeration areas of Edo, ahead of the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 6) in the state.
Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori casting his votes at his Polling unit in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Voters apathy mars Delta council polls

Voters apathy characterized the council election held across the 25 local government areas of Delta State. Newsmen who monitored the elections across the state, report...