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Nigerian government urges states to domesticate national chart of accounts to access foreign grants

The federal government has urged state governments to domesticate the National Chart of Accounts (NCoA) to qualify for performance-based grants under the States’ Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results 2020 Annual Performance Assessment (APA) and COVID-19 related Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) due in 2021.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF partners Delta in renewed fight against malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has restated its commitment and support for the Delta State Government in the renewed effort to flatten the curve for malnutrition in the state, particularly through supplementary and improved dietary provisions for adolescents in the state.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-9

Border security: IOM, Canada donate data system to Nigerian airports

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Canadian government has provided 56 Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) to the Nigerian government to strengthen border security and management.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM donates PPE, computers to Nigeria’s 19 ports of entry

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with supports from the British High Commission, has provided equipment to 19 Ports of Entry (POE) in Nigeria to boost response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.

Nigerian Army trains security personnel, others on work ethics, leadership

The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on Monday commenced a four-day training for security agencies, corporate organisations, academia, research institutes and civil society on work ethics and adaptive leadership.
Mark Odigie, an information technologist, could not permit his wife, Tope Mark Odigie, to drive alone to nearby Ketu-Ikosi Road, headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), where she works as a co-host of the station’s popular breakfast talk show.

CPJ: 12 journalists, 5 media outlets attacked during #EndSARS protests

In the report published on Wednesday, the CPJ said the journalists who covered the protests against police brutality and call for the abolition of the country’s Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit were attacked.

Nigerian government to engage 11,000 youths for extended special public works programme in Gombe

A total of 11,000 youths are to be engaged in Gombe State for the Federal Government powered Extended Special Public Works Programme which is aimed at reducing the rate of unemployment in the state.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.

NGO wants inclusive education for Nigerian teachers

Daughters of Charity, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has stressed the need for Nigerian teachers in both government and private schools to be trained on inclusive education for the benefit of children with disabilities.

UNAIDS: 60,000 Lagos residents living with HIV/AIDS at large

The Country Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Dr. Erasmus Morah, has revealed that out of the 120,000 Lagos residents living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV/AIDS 60,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are still at large.
Fulani herdsmen

Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

USAID calls for social behavioural change in eradicating malaria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Breakthrough Action, one of its sponsored programmes, has advocated for social behavioural change in eradicating malaria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Excess crude account depletes amid oil price volatility

Programme Coordinator of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), Tengi George-Ikoli, has expressed fears that the dip in oil prices could send the country back to recession going by the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA).
The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NTCA tasks National Assembly on Tobacco Act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

CPC, NGO enforces ban on sale of tobacco to children in Rivers

The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) and a nongovernmental organization, Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has begun the enforcement of the ban on sale of cigarettes to children who are under 18 years in Rivers State.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

Valentine: NGO urges youths to show true love

Ahead of Feb, 14, celebrated world over as St. Valentine Day, an NGO, Women Friendly Initiative, has called on youths to show genuine love and avoid immoral act during the period.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid calls for adequate funding of agric extension services

The Programme Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, Mr Azubike Nwokoye, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to strengthen agricultural extension services in the country.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates.
A woman walks past portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the end of a memorial service in the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu December 10, 2013. REUTERS-Siegfried Modola-File Photo

South Africa losing cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to coronavirus

A pair of boxing gloves worn by Nelson Mandela at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa lie under a thick layer of dust in a darkened room, the silence broken only by the thud of moths nose-diving onto the glass display case.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: I believe in one Nigeria

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he believes in one Nigeria.
Ace Magashule

South Africa’s ANC faces power struggle as top official defies suspension

A top official in South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) has appealed against his suspension on corruption charges and attempted to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa in an increasingly open power struggle in the governing party.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: UK to return £4.2 million seized loot to Nigeria soon

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on Monday, said the Federal Government of Nigeria has been working tirelessly to ensure the return of looted Nigerian assets kept outside the country’s territorial boundaries.