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Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor signs executive order for house-to-house search for looted items

Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has signed an Executive Order authorizing a house-to-house search for items looted from public and private warehouses.
Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor gives looters 12 hours to return stolen items

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has given looters 12 hours to return all stolen items carted away in the unrest that followed the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.

NECAS: Hoodlums storm farmers warehouses, cart away 110 tractors

Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, the Chairman, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) says hoodlums who took advantage of the EndSARS protests, have carted away 110 new tractors and implements from the association’s warehouse in Yola.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

#EndSARS: Cross River governor promises N100,000 reward for information on looters

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has promised a reward of N100,000 to anyone who volunteered information that could lead to the recovery of property looted during the #EndSARS protests of Oct. 23 and Oct. 24.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari urges families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as telling families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods.
APEC SME Ministerial Meeting chaired by Malaysian Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

APEC ministerial meeting urges for greater support for MSMEs

Entrepreneurial ministers and representatives of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies on Friday pledged greater support for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) which have been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Lower oil demand may persist beyond 2021

It stated that while metal and agricultural commodities had recouped their losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and were expected to make modest gains in 2021, energy prices, despite some recovery, were expected to stabilise below pre-pandemic levels next year.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa economy will recover by 3.1% in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover by 3.1 per cent in 2021 after declining by 3.0 per cent in 2020.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Archbishop Obinna lauds Governor Uzodinma’s programmes

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for his pro-people programmes, despite the teething challenges the government faced in the early days of the administration.

Lagos launches N5 billion support capital for low-cost schools

Lagos State Government in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria has launched N5 billion Post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery Support capital for the education sector to support low-cost private schools across the state in mitigating the negative impact of the pandemic.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Alex Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil drops more than $1 after Saudi price cuts, demand optimism fades

The drop is coming after Saudi Arabia made the deepest monthly price cuts for supply to Asia in five months as optimism about demand recovery cooled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices hold near multi-week lows on demand worries

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, but held near multi-week lows hit overnight after U.S. data showed gasoline demand fell and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was lagging.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors meet to discuss N1 billion virus support, stamp duty

The Nigerian Governors Forum will on Wednesday (today) hold its 16th teleconference meeting where the governors would discuss the N1 billion Federal Government support to 32 states and the controversy surrounding the stamp duty collections/recovery.

SERAP sues President Buhari over ‘failure to publish details of N800 billion recovered loot’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over failure to “disclose information and documents relating to the names of people from whom N800 billion in looted public funds have been recovered, specific dates of the recovery, and details of projects on which the money has been spent.”
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.

GSI: Banks recover N50 million in nine days from debtors’ external accounts

Nigerian banks recovered N50.32 million within nine days from debtors after the financial institutions began the Global Standing Instruction (GSI) which enables banks to retrieve their loans from debtors’ accounts in other banks.

Oil prices advance as China ramps up United States crude imports

Oil prices rose on Monday as China’s plans to ship in large volumes of United States crude in August and September outweighed concerns over a slowdown in demand recovery after the coronavirus pandemic and an uptick in supplies.

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CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award.

Peacekeeping: UN recognises Nigerian policewoman

CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020.
Environmental rights activists have called on State and Federal Governments to put in place adequate measures to stop youth groups in the Niger Delta from embarking on artisanal crude oil refining especially in areas where the Ogoni clean-up exercise.

Environment rights activists task government on pollution control

Environmental rights activists have called on State and Federal Governments to put in place adequate measures to stop youth groups in the Niger Delta from embarking on artisanal crude oil refining especially in areas where the Ogoni clean-up exercise is ongoing.
Former senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has appealed to the attackers who looted his personal residence in Calabar to kindly return his “late father’s judge’s robes.”

Senator Ndoma-Egba begs looters to return late father’s judges’ robes

Former senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has appealed to the attackers who looted his personal residence in Calabar to kindly return his “late father’s judge’s robes.”

DPR: Bidding for oil fields still ongoing

The processes for the lease of 57 Nigerian marginal oil fields are still being perfected, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Friday.
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria protesters retreat but vow to fight on

Young Nigerians who took to the streets to demand better governance are in shock after a brutal crackdown on their movement but say their resolve for change remains undimmed.