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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 condemns attack on Governor Zulum’s convoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the ambush on entourage of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of Civilian-JTF.

FRSC cautions motorists against driving in flooded roads

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Enugu Command, has cautioned motorists against driving in flooded plains, roads and areas in order to avoid being tripped.
Farmers on a tractor shout slogans as they block the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border during a protest against farm bills passed by India’s parliament, in Noida, India [Danish Siddiqui-Reuters]

Indian farmers block roads, railways over farm bills

Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers

CSR: Dangote Cement commits N4 billion to projects in Ogun host communities

Dangote Cement Plc, says it has committed over N4 billion into various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in its 14 host communities in Yewa land in Ogun.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor urges relevant agencies to open up closed roads

The governor gave the directive when he briefed journalists shortly during a meeting Chaired by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Minister of Works and Housing all in attendance.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger government clears air on closure of federal roads

The Niger State government has denied allegations of closing down the existing Federal roads in the state to articulated vehicles.

Fierce competition will keep petrol price moderate – marketers

Against the backdrop of the full deregulation of the nation’s downstream oil sector, major oil marketers have said fierce competition will moderate the pump prices of petrol.

Oil marketers list gains of fuel deregulation to Nigerians

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says the deregulation of the sale of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, will be beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerians in the long run.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE strengthens investor protection, upgrades X-Whistle

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.
Chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the 2020 governorship poll, Chief Dan Orbih, has insisted that everything that the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said about the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in 2016 was correct and should inform their decision in the coming election.

Dan Orbih: Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s SIMPLE agenda cannot solve economic problems

Chairman of Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, has urged voters in the state not to be deceived by the litany of lies and propaganda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the September 19, 2020, gubernatorial election, saying that the APC candidate’s ‘Simple Agenda’ manifesto can’t solve the huge problems created by former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege advises Nigerian government not to scrap amnesty programme

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC-Delta), has called on the Federal Government to shelve alleged plans to scrap the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), for ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Emmanuel demands petroleum depot in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has insisted that Akwa Ibom State sitting on 25% of Nigeria’s oil and gas reserve, deserves at least a petroleum depot to regig the state economy and open up job opportunities for the youths.
The Anambra State House of Assembly at the weekend renewed the tenure of 18 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen out of the 21 local councils, and their members for another three months. The House renewed their tenure during the plenary.

Anambra Assembly urges governor to assist erosion-ravaged communities

The Anambra House of Assembly on Wednesday urged Gov. Willie Obiano, to intervene, through relevant agencies, to control erosion ravaging some communities and roads in Orumba North Local Government area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm release of four kidnapped Chinese nationals

Four Chinese workers abducted from a quarry site in Cross Rivers state have been freed, police said Sunday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigerian government will use part of N2.3 trillion ESP stimulus as buyer of last...

The Federal Government will use part of the N2.3 trillion stimulus package to purchase locally produced items as buyer of last resort in line with its Economic Sustainability Plan, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: Ebonyi international airport to be completed in 2022

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday stated that the ongoing International Airport at Onueke will commence operation by 2022.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Expert seeks special task force to tackle environmental challenges

Mr Joseph Effiong, an environment and development expert, has called on relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to constitute a strong taskforce to tackle environmental nuisance in the FCT.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

ECWA condemns deradicalisation, rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram members

The Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) has condemned the huge resources being committed to the supposed deradicalisation and rehabilitation of the repentant Boko Haram members by the Federal Government while millions of their victims are still languishing in deplorable Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

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Four die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard casts doubt over Victor Moses future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.

Partizan Belgrade’s Sadiq Umar bags sixth goal of the season

Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.