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Southwest civil society re-strategises for budget engagement

The civil society in the South West on Monday reviewed budget engagement in the region, shared experience of good practices and re-strategised towards galvanising and improving service delivery.
The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump's financial records from House Democrats for now.

Supreme Court shields Donald Trump’s financial records for now

The delay announced late Monday allows the justices to decide how to handle the House subpoena and a similar demand from the Manhattan district attorney at the same time.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government to remove tax exemption on oil companies’ dividends

Dividends paid from the profits of oil companies will no longer be tax-exempt if the finance bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari is passed by the national assembly.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club.

Nigeria’s zoning arrangements may create challenge for 2023 elections — US diplomat

A United States diplomat, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has said the ”gentleman agreement” of zoning of leadership in Nigeria may prompt a tougher electoral process in the next general elections in 2023.

UAE to establish 300mw renewable energy plant

In a renewed efforts to reform the power sector, the Federal Government has announced its plans to collaborate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish a 300MW renewable energy power plant to generate power in Lagos.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.

Stakeholders urge Kaduna government to prioritise agriculture, education

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working around budget in Kaduna State, on Monday, called on the state government to prioritise agriculture, education and youth development in its 2020 budget.
US President Donald Trump and his business organisation sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Donald Trump sues to block subpoena for financial records

US President Donald Trump and his business organisation sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.
Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid addresses the press on April 5, 2019 at the Presidential Palace in Tallinn, where she met the chairman of Estonia’s Reform party. – Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after an inconclusive general election made tricky coalition building inevitable. Kallas’s party won the March 3, 2019 vote — in which five parties entered parliament — but she failed to forge a majority coalition with the outgoing premier’s runner-up mainstream Centre party. (Photo by Raigo Pajula / AFP)

Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid tasks liberal Kaja Kallas with forming new govt

Estonia’s president on Friday tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after her Reform party won an inconclusive election that has made it difficult for her to forge a majority coalition.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

IGP Mohammed Adamu orders reorganisation of SARS

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has ordered a total reorganisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the force.
Muhammadu Buhari

Elections: Major Islamic group endorses President Buhari

As the 2019 elections get closer, the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Waikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), one of the largest Islamic societies in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Don wants reforms in Nigerian media

A don has called for a comprehensive reform of the media and for journalists to avoid sycophancy in the discharge of their duties, especially during the 2019 general election and beyond.

Public sitting on SARS reform opens in Lagos

The Presidential Hearing on the Reform of SARS held its public sitting in Lagos on Tuesday with stakeholders calling on Federal Government to equip and improve the welfare of the police.

CSO: Passage of audit bill will complement anti-corruption fight

Friends of Democracy, a Civil Society Organisation, says the Audit Bill when passed into law will complement the anti-corruption fight of the Federal Government.

USAID launches new $60 million urban water scheme in six states

The U.S Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched 60.4 million dollars new urban water and sanitation activity that will support the efforts of six states in Nigeria.

South West Heads of Service meet today on regional development

The Heads of Service of the South West states have converge in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, for a strategic meeting aimed at aiding rapid development in the region through collaboration and integration.

Federal government creates website to help vulnerable groups get legal assistance

The federal government in collaboration with human right groups has created an electronic platform to reach vulnerable people in need of legal assistance.

Official: Customs generates N140.4 billion in August

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it recorded its highest ever monthly revenue of N140.4 billion in August 2018.

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UBTH: Two coronavirus patients fast recuperating

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) says the two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at its facilities are fast recuperating.
Taking into account the above elements, the Board of Directors made a unanimous recommendation to not resume the competitions of the 2019-20 season and to accept the current classification of the Jupiler Pro League as classification final.

Belgian Pro League pushes back meeting to decide fate of 2019-20 season

Last week, organisers recommended rendering the season void, with the coronavirus pandemic having seen all but a handful of sporting competitions across the world put on hold.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

SGF: Coronavirus main accounts domiciled in central bank

Chairman, Presidential Taskforce, PTF, on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has said that all the resources gathered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will be...
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership react to presidency’s comment on NSIP

The leadership of the National Assembly has dismissed reports that it labelled the National Social Investment Programmes a failure, stressing that, its statement was directed at efforts during the lockdown.