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ICPC: Lawmakers squandered over N1 trillion on failed constituency projects

Over N1 trillion has been squandered by lawmakers on various failed constituency projects across the country.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria suspends plans to borrow $22.7 billion

The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that it has suspended its $22.7 billion ex­ternal borrowing plans due to current realities in the global economic landscape.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Nigeria promises $100,000 as four scientists present solutions

Following the promise of N36 million by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to any scientist who is able to find not just a cure but a better way of managing the Coronavirus and Lassa fever, four scientists in the country have laid claim to having solutions to the ravaging diseases.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa: North-Central won’t form joint security outfit

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has said states in the North Central have no plan of toeing the path of their South-West counterparts in the creation of a regional security outfit to tackle insecurity.

Nigeria to seize private jets belonging to loan defaulters

Emefiele, who spoke on Saturday during a visit to the Dangote refinery and fertiliser project site in Lagos, said the chunk of the loans in the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria was being owed by Nigerians.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 3

Gombe begins implementation of N30,000 minimum wage

Having reached an agreement for the payment of N30,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants in Gombe State, it has been agreed that February 2020 salaries will capture adjustments, as implementation takes effect from January 1, 2020.

Expert: Effective family planning reduces maternal mortality rate by 30 percent

A family planning expert, Dr Taiwo Johnson, has canvassed for the involvement of men in the family planning to reduce maternal mortality among women in Nigeria.

Nigeria to support agro-industrial processing zones, creates more jobs – minister

The Minister State for Agriculture, Mr Mustapha Shehuri, says Federal Government will support and promote Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) and creation of more job opportunities in the sector.

House of Reps wants probe into allocations for education

The House of Representatives has called for a proper investigation into the utilisation of funds released for Nigeria’s education sector in 2019. The house committee on basic education and services said this during a visit...

Architects, Lagos partner on project

The Lagos State government and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) have set up a committee for the implementation of the Architects’ Project Registration Number (APRN).

Minister: 42km Obajana-Kabba road 94 percent complete

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the 42 kilometres Obajana-Kabba road is nearing completion, noting that it was about 94 per cent complete.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

826.8km of roads delivered in five months – minister

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the ministry impacted on 514 highways and delivered 826.8 kilometers of road between Aug. and Dec., 2019.

Presidency: How President Buhari is changing Niger Delta

With the significant progress now recorded in the Ogoni Clean-Up project, attracting local and international commendation, the Buhari administration’s New Vision for the Niger Delta is making good progress.
rice importation

Rice: Stakeholders call for extension of border closure, ABP

There were fears last August when the Federal Government announced the closure of borders in a bid to stem the influx of light arms, food products, including rice and poultry.
Mr Ned Nwoko, founder and president of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), a humanitarian group, has taken the organisation’s ‘Malaria Eradication In Africa Project’ to Antarctica to address the scourge in Africa.

Ned Nwoko takes Malaria-free Africa campaign to Antarctica

Ned Nwoko, founder and president of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), a humanitarian group, has taken the organisation’s ‘Malaria Eradication In Africa Project’ to Antarctica to address the scourge in Africa.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister: Federal government will ensure equity in project distribution

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Sunday the Federal Government would ensure equity in the distribution of projects.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

2020: Federal government to inaugurate 47 road projects, 13 housing estates, others – President...

The Federal Government says it will complete 47 ongoing road projects, including those leading to the nation ports, and major bridges including substantial work on the Second Niger Bridge in 2020.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Petroleum Industry Bill to be passed by mid 2020 – minister

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says review of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is at an advanced stage and full passage of the bill is expected mid 2020.

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Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea tonight, even though losing at Stamford Bridge could hand Liverpool the Premier League title.

Manchester City ‘to accelerate rebuild plans’ with five new signings

Manchester City will reportedly accelerate plans to rebuild their team after their two-season European ban was formally quashed on Monday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC warns personnel against collecting bribe from motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has warned its personnel to desist from collecting bribe from motorists in the state.

Nigeria government to initiate service delivery scheme in seven states

The Federal Government has concluded plans to initiate Service Compact (SERVICOM) in seven states of the federation to enhance citizens-centred participation in governance.
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Paul Pogba: Manchester United now has ‘a proper team’

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have made ‘huge’ improvements and says the club new found balance has led to ‘a proper team’ under Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer.

NAF commander tasks varsity on solution to security challenges

The Commander of 303 Medium Airlift Group, Ilorin, Air Commodore I. V. Ajiboye, has called on the university community for technological solution that would give the armed forces an advantage in the fight against insurgency.