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L-R Permanent Secretary Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, Managing Director Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), COO West Africa Energy, Lolade Oresanwo, Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones and Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello during a visit to the WestAfrica ENRG facility at the Igando landfill site over the weekend.

Britain endorses more foreign direct investments into Lagos

The British Government over the weekend gave a seal of approval for more foreign investments in Lagos, as plans get underway for the take-off of the first waste to energy plant in the State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Seven payment service providers lose operating licence

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the revocation of operating licences of seven payment service providers (PSP), and one switch operator.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank sells N4.1 trillion worth of special bills

Following last week’s introduction of 90-day special bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the apex bank yesterday sold N4.1 trillion worth of the instrument in the money market.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Cash transfer: 3,826 beneficiaries receive N48.7 million in Ondo – official

The Federal Government says it disbursed N48.72 million to no fewer than 3,826 beneficiaries in Ondo State under its conditional cash transfer programme in 2019.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
India’s first major elections during the coronavirus pandemic began on Wednesday in the eastern state of Bihar, with social distancing and temperature checks outside election booths.

India holds major regional elections amid pandemic challenges

India’s first major elections during the coronavirus pandemic began on Wednesday in the eastern state of Bihar, with social distancing and temperature checks outside election booths.

Former Brazilian president faces new money laundering charge

Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faces a new charge of money laundering as part of investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America.
The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.

U.S. approves over $1.2 billion grants to 405 airports

The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigeria terminates cash transfer contracts in four states

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Lagos directs scavengers to immediately vacate dumpsites

In line with measures introduced to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Lagos State Government has directed scavengers to immediately vacate all dumpsites.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.
The Managing Director-CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, in a statement, disclosed that bearing in mind the anticipated 100 per cent increase in waste generation during the period.

LAWMA: We are ready for festive season

With the Christmas and New Year festivities around the corner, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has affirmed its readiness to meet the waste management needs of residents during the season and to consolidate on its year round vision of establishing a cleaner and healthier Lagos.
Traders at the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos have been counting their losses following its closure by Lagos State government over environmental infractions.

Traders count losses over Lagos market closure

Traders at the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos have been counting their losses following its closure by Lagos State government over environmental infractions.

Central bank mandates indirect PSP to obtain risk-based rating

As from November 11, any institution applying for an indirect participant in the nation’s Payments System must have a satisfactory risk-based rating from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Expert hails Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on sanitation

Taiwo Adewole, an environmental expert, has lauded the executive order on sanitation and waste management given by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu saying if would bring about cleanlinessand orderliness to Lagos state.
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Lagos Assembly to pass law empowering LAWMA

Lagos Assembly is set to pass a law that will restore the constitutional powers of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to carry out refuse collection, disposal and management.

Lagos Assembly moves to empower LAWMA

Stakeholders in the environment sector in Lagos State on Thursday lauded the state House of Assembly for proposing an amendment to the Environmental law to empower the Lagos State Waste Management Authority.

CBN to withdraw mutilated naira notes from circulation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says that it is working on a plan to mop up all the mutilated naira notes in circulation across the country.

LAWMA: Traffic gridlock preventing waste removal in Apapa

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said the traffic gridlock along Apapa-Shodi Expressway is hampering the removal of waste by its personnel in Apapa area of Lagos State.

FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage.

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Ebonyi housing commissioner passes on

Governor David Umahi on Saturday commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Celestine Okah, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi: APC, PDP bicker over abduction of opposition chieftain

The kidnap of Amos Ogbonnaya, of a former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by hoodlums, on Thursday evening, has continued to generate mixed reactions from various segments of the state.
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President Buhari greets Obi of Onitsha at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe on the occasion of his 80th birthday, commending the royal father’s unwavering dedication to Nigeria’s unity and development.
Most of the Palestinian deaths occurred in Gaza but on Friday clashes spread to the West Bank, where 11 Palestinians died and hundreds were injured. Israeli forces used teargas, rubber bullets and live fire, as Palestinians threw petrol bombs.

US envoy arrives in Israel for de-escalation talks

Most of the Palestinian deaths occurred in Gaza but on Friday clashes spread to the West Bank, where 11 Palestinians died and hundreds were injured. Israeli forces used teargas, rubber bullets and live fire, as Palestinians threw petrol bombs.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

NFF owes Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr six months salary

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has not been paid his wages by the Nigeria Football Federation for six months.

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Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA sets terms for moving Champions League final from Turkey to England

As the UEFA Champions League finalists Chelsea and Manchester United, both from the English Premier League, continue their preparations ahead of the third meeting in their season-long trilogy at home and in Europe, plans are afoot to decide on the venue for the final as Istanbul, which was scheduled to host this year’s UCL last match, comes under COVID-19 scrutiny.
Real Madrid head coach, Zinedine Zidane, has said his side will go until the final minute in the LaLiga title race after closing within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Real Madrid boss: ‘No retreat, no surrender’ in LaLiga title race

Real Madrid head coach, Zinedine Zidane, has said his side will go until the final minute in the LaLiga title race after closing within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Nigerian farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability

Some concerned parties in the agriculture sector have appealed to the federal government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Jose Mourinho: I never let outside noise affect my managerial decision

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists he does not let outside noise affect his managerial decisions as he prepares to take over at AS Roma.
Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is favoured to replace Neil Lennon as manager of deposed Scottish champions Celtic with talks at an advanced stage, according to media reports on Friday.

Ex-Bournemouth boss set to take over at Celtic

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is close to getting the top job at Celtic. The Scottish giants are on the lookout for a manager to replace Neil Lennon.