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LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.
TUC President- Quadri Olaleye

TUC: Salary adjustment a win-win for workers

An elated Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday reacted to the adjusted salaries for government workers by commending the Federal Government and organised labour for their patience while the National Minimum Wage negotiations lasted.and describing the outcome a win-win for Nigerian workers.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos government to acquire 32,000 hectares farmland for rice cultivation

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO, federal government, states can collaborate to end child labour by 2025 – official

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has met with aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who participated in the party’s 2019 primary election.

Ex-aide warns Edo governor against sale of Azura power plant

A former aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Maiyaki, has urged the governor to forget the idea of selling 50 per cent stake in the state-owned Azura Power project, saying such sale will have negative legal implications on the state.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.

[email protected]: We’re going three steps forward, four steps backward – Akwa Ibom deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Moses Ekpo, says Nigeria has not made significant progress since it gained independence in 1960 due to the nation’s inability to adhere to the tenets of her constitution.

Ibrahim Magu: North-East NGOs require EFCC clearance to move cash

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has called on the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, to ensure that humanitarian organisations moving cash in the North-East secure clearance from the commission in order to check terrorists financing.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Omoyele Sowore’s release victory for rule of law

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has welcomed decision by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordering the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Services as “a victory for the rule of law, human rights and judicial independence.”
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor makes new appointments

The governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has approved the following appointments for the Office of the Deputy Governor.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, EU reducing maternal mortality in Kebbi – Kebbi local chief

Alhaji Falke Anama, Village Head of Mahuta, Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi says maternal and child deaths have reduced in the area in the last three years.

Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.
Seyi Makinde

We are lighting up Oyo to fight crime – governor

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, flagged-off the light up Ibadan project, noting that the State embarked on the deployment of smart LED street lighting technology to fight crimes in the state capital and other parts of the state.

1,320 Bauchi schools to get World Bank intervention fund

About 1320 schools in 5 local government areas of Bauchi State will benefit from the World Bank 2019 Schools Improvement Project (SIP) grants.

Lagos urges youths to take advantage of World Bank’s N200 million agro fund

The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged youths to take advantage of the World Bank – assisted N200 million agro processing, productivity enhancement and livelihood improvement support (APPEALS) project to create jobs and ensure food and nutrition security.

MUFG Bank, Afreximbank seal pact

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and MUFG Bank on Thursday in Yokohama City, Japan, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a broad framework for collaboration between the two organisations.

23 megawatts power plant, dream fulfilled – Cross River governor

Dream of making Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, the first city in the country to enjoy 24-hour uninterrupted power supply edged closer to reality, at the weekend, as the 23 megawatts power plant built by Governor Ben Ayade began to evacuate power to the city.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Insecurity: South West governess urges to declare state of emergency

The Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji on Friday called on the Governors in the South West region to declare a state of emergency as a measure to restore peace and security in the zone.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’