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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Adamu, urging him to “clarify the action that his Ministry has taken to address and find the alleged billions missing from the Ministry and its agencies, and if there is relevant admissible evidence of corruption and mismanagement, to refer the allegations to appropriate anti-corruption agencies for investigation and prosecution.”
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, is one of Nigeria’s most respected clergymen. He served as the President of Nigerian Bishops Conference (2012-2018), and currently chairs the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops.
The Kano State Government said it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment.
The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.
Victims Support Fund, the Nigeria Foundation that provides interventions to support victims of terrorism and insurgency as well as support to agencies involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria, has lauded the Governor Gboyega Oyetola-led government in Osun State, describing it as a responsible and responsive government deserving of strategic interventions and partnerships.
Ethiopia’s embattled northern region of Tigray remains largely inaccessible, the International Red Cross said Wednesday. The situation has led to starvation deaths, the organization said.
The Anambra State Government spends about N1.5 billion yearly on solid waste disposal and management, the state waste management agency has said.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has urged members of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP) to tackle the consequences of rapid urbanisation in most cities across the country.
A task force on environmental sanitation in Oyo on Saturday arrested 40 persons in Ibadan for allegedly violating the environmental sanitation laws.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to distribute 36 waste disposal trucks, two boat ambulances and 162 waste bins to the nine Niger Delta states to improve healthcare and improve sanitation.
Mr Towoju Gabriel, Director of Environment, Kwara State Ministry of Environment, says the state needs more environmental officers for effective sanitation.
The Federal Government has begun the disbursement of N133 million to 133,762 beneficiaries under the Household Upliftment Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT) in Jigawa.
The Commissioner for Health in Sokoto State, Dr Ali Inname, says four persons have died and 56 hospitalised as result of the outbreak of diarrhea, occasioned by water contamination in Sokoto, the state capital.
Since the beginning of 2021 and as a follow-up of the events of last year, the food security situation in Western Africa is a mixed picture. Although COVID-19 infection rates remained low compared to global figures, the impact of the pandemic led to reduced economic growth stemming from national restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) is to reopen on Jan. 25 for the 2019/2020 second semester academic session, while Ahmadu Bello University, Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic disclosed plans for resumptions.
No fewer than 76,804 vulnerable households in Kebbi have received N1,056 billion from its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme from 2016 till date, says Nigeria’s humanitarian affairs minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq.
More than 30,000 people have been forced to flee the Central African Republic due to violence surrounding its elections, the UN said Friday, and tens of thousands more have been internally displaced.
The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reaffirmed the closure of Creek road in Port Harcourt to vehicular and human traffic beginning from midnight (Monday) to January 9, 2021.
The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic.
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Monday summoned the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze; and other officials of the Ministry of Finance to shed light on duty waivers granted to some companies.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said think-tanks play an important role in national development to unlock the mystery of failed or poorly implemented policies and projects, but more importantly, promote a practical, nitty-gritty guide to implementing projects and policies.
Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to fight for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday's squad to face Manchester United.
The World Trade Organization’s new director-general said on Monday the trade body needs to work with companies to open up more manufacturing sites for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries.
Residents of Nsukka town in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have expressed worry over the recent hike in the price of cooking gas.
Berlin’s senate department for interior affairs on Thursday said it had banned a “jihad-salafist” association Jama’atu Berlin, also known as Tauhid Berlin, and that police had undertaken the raids, without giving further details.
Three murders and more than 20 arrests targeting LGBT+ people in Cameroon this month have raised fears of an upswing in homophobic persecution in the Central African country, rights campaigners and lawyers said on Friday.
The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter.
The European Commission will propose this month an EU-wide digital certificate providing proof of a COVID-19 vaccination that could allow Europeans to travel more freely over the summer.
Forty-seven Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion in the largest single crackdown on the opposition under a China-imposed national security law.