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4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Kebbi monarchs laud President Buhari on HYPPADEC take-off

Emirs in Kebbi State have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for ensuring the take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to address plights of riverine communities.
The Executive Director of the centre, Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje recommended this approach at the opening ceremony of the Online Regional Training on Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Modelling in Abuja recently.

UN centre recommends use of floodwater to end herders-farmers conflict

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) has revealed how floodwater could be used to resolve festering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers nationwide.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Kogi lawmakers want presidency zoned to North Central

Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have called on political leaders in the North Central region to lobby for the zoning of the presidency in 2023 to the region.

Edo council set to boost revenue with trailer park, marine jetty

In a bid to shore up its revenue base and create employment for the teeming unemployed youths, the Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Mrs. Benedicta Ebuehi, has expressed commitment of the council authorities to develop and expand the marine jetty at the River Niger axis of Agenebode as well as a trailer park in Okpella.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua: I thought #EndSARS protest was about a virus

World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua who is of Nigerian descent, initially thought the anti-police brutality protests that swept through Nigeria in October of 2020, were about a virus.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

AKK gas pipeline at 15 percent completion – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, says the construction of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project is currently at 15 per cent completion.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Governor Bello: Bread tax is evil, unacceptable

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello Tuesday described the alleged introduction of bread tax in the state by some government officials as evil and unacceptable.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi government begins rehabilitation of Ganaja road

The dusty scene that characterises the about seven-kilometre Ganaja road in Lokoja, Kogi State, may soon become a thing of the past as the state government embarked on the rehabilitation of the road.
The Federal Government has been asked to commence the dredging of the River Niger and also step up measures to mitigate flood menace and save over twenty thousand families who have been sacked by flood menace in Anambra State.

Flood displaces over 20,000 families in Anambra

The call was made yesterday by four civil society groups: Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development, ECID, a United Kingdom, UK-funded project for development; Justice Development and Peace Caritas, JDPC, Onitsha; Hope Givers Initiative, HOG-I; and Civil Rights Concern, CRC, during a joint press briefing at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Secretariat, Onitsha Anambra State.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Water Resources Bill: Minister decries misinformation of Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has said that Nigerians are being misinformed about the Water Resources Control Bill.

NEMA embarks on assessment tour of flood ravaged communities in Imo

The leader of the team and Head of Imo-Abia Operations Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, said that on the spot assessment revealed that farmlands and other economic crops were washed away by flood in various communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta LGA.
Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.

Flood sacks residents of former Delta governor’s community

Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.

FRSC advises travellers against night travels

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised travellers to desist from night travels so as to minimise road mishaps during the ’ember’ months.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Dozens killed, houses destroyed as floods ravage central Nigeria

State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.

PDP calls for articulate strategies to mitigate flood

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the governments at all levels to articulate strategies to mitigate the menace of flood and forestall such devastation in the future.
Troubled by rampaging floods which have washed off many portions of the Nigeria-Niger Highway, the Kebbi State Government is considering closing parts of the road.

Flooding: Nigerian states ignored warnings – NIHSA

The agency’s Director-General, Clement Nze, said his agency had earlier in the year sounded the alarm of the heavy downpour and consequent flooding expected in the country but the state governments did not prepare by taking proactive and preventive environmental measures.
Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed that one his daughters has tested positive to coronavirus.

Delta governor warns residents, traders against harbouring criminals

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday warned residents of the State, particularly traders against harbouring criminals, insisting that it was a source of security risk to the entire state.

Presidency dismisses report on electricity ‘sale on credit’ to Nigeria’s neighbours

The presidency Monday dismissed a report by Punch newspaper which said Nigeria continues to sell electricity to her West African neighbours on credit while the nation suffers persistent blackout.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos lawmakers demand renaming of buildings, streets named after colonial masters

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture to liaise with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to look at the Listed Sites (Prevention) Law, 2015, with a view to removing all vestiges of slave trade and colonialism.
Second Niger Bridge

2nd Niger Bridge: Anambra community drags Julius Berger to court, claims N2.5 billion damages

The Ogbaru Community in Anambra State has dragged Julius Berger Nigeria Plc before the Federal High Court in Awka, alleging a violation of Environmental Impact Assessment in the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Tension as petrol tanker spills content at Niger bridge

A petrol tanker has reportedly spilled its contents at the River Niger bridge, Onitsha Anambra state.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Insecurity: Senate moves to establish commission against illegal use of guns

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.

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ECOWAS speaker: Border extortion, major challenge within member states

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has disclosed that border extortion has been a challenge within member states.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested in Enugu for ‘robbing’ female teachers

Some residents of a community in Enugu State on Wednesday arrested a man, Winfred Ekpon, from Benue State, for allegedly robbing two female teachers inside a school.
As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Naval chief harps on professionalism as CBN provides support

As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

9mobile offers cloud-based solutions for lecturers, students

The partnership with MyClassConnect, a cloud-based single educational technology platform that facilitates both virtual and physical learning efficiency in higher institutions in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, is another avenue 9mobile is exploring to continue to provide innovative options for the academic community to continue teaching and learning while keeping safe during and after the pandemic.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.

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China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

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The 9000 athletes and officials competing for medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’, as well as the artisans and food vendors, can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Presidency, minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, and the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki have resolved all the contentious issues for the Games to continue interrupted.
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Kaduna governor: I was not elected just to pay salaries

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, has said that his government was elected to develop the state and not just to pay salaries.
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PSG set to rival Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund star

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