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Lagos engages Kessington Adebutu as grand patron to drive civic engagement initiatives

In an effort to ensure the full integration of the social welfare inclusiveness mantra of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, the Lagos State Government has engaged the Chief Executive Officer, Premier Lotto, Sir Kessington Adebutu as its Grand Patron.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Many Nigerian children not immunised – minister

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said that Nigeria was still struggling with high numbers of unimmunised children, with its maternal and under-five mortality rates worsening.
Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu

Federal government has commissioned no fewer than 700 water projects in Ogun, Kano states...

Mr Suileman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says the Federal Government has commissioned no fewer than 700 water projects in Ogun and Kano states in the last two years.

OAU professor lists ways to attain SDGs

A Professor of Mathematics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, Samuel Segun Okoya, has hinged attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4, which is ‘Quality Education’ by 2030 in Nigeria on effective passage of knowledge and its correct application by the society.

Organised labour carpets APC, PDP, advocates people-oriented party

The Organised Labour has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the corruption and monetization of the nation’s polity and democratic process.

Research shows nearly 800,000 Nigerian children below five years died in 2017

A research published in ‘Nature’, a journal and conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the College of Medicine, University of Washington, has shown that, at least, 789,037 children below the age of five died in Nigeria in 2017.

Minister bemoans minimal progress to achieving open defecation-free status

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Husssein Adamu, said only minimal progress has been achieved in the implementation of the roadmap towards making Nigeria Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025 with only 14 local government areas across the country so far being certified as open defecation free according to the National ODF Protocol.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO, federal government, states can collaborate to end child labour by 2025 – official

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu: No constituency project will be abandoned in my constituency

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said some of the projects he facilitated for implementation in his constituency are still ongoing as he tried to allay worries that they are abandoned.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Enugu West: No constituency projects will be abandoned – Senator Ekweremadu

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the representative of Enugu West in the Senate, says that no constituency project will be abandoned in the district.
President Muhammadu Buhari during the launch of the iSDG report in New York on Tuesday

President Buhari: We’re committed to reducing poverty, hunger

President Muhammadu Buhari says reducing extreme poverty and hunger is one of the cardinal objectives of his administration.

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day in a move to create awareness on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion.
Kayode Fayemi

SDGs: Ekiti governor promises youths inclusion, resources to develop state

Ekiti State State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has promised to provide resources which will make youths of the state to be actively involved in the drive towards ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eradicates poverty, adding that youths are key drivers of the SDGs across the developing nations, especially Nigeria.

Imo governor raises the alarm over impersonation

The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has raised the alarm that some fraudsters are impersonating him by distributing fake contractor registration forms to unsuspecting members of the public.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, EU call for clean water and toilets in all Nigerian schools

Nearly 4,500 people in Riyom local government area of Plateau State, north-central Nigeria will benefit from improved access to safe water and sanitation facilities following the commissioning of a communal solar driven motorized water facility and WASH facilities in a school which include gender segregated latrines and a handpump.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Portable water: FAO, Eni/NNPC inaugurate solar-powered water schemes in North-east

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Eni, through its subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE), have inaugurated a solar-powered water scheme in Bama, Borno.

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Mbazulike Amaechi, First Republic Aviation Minister, has lamented that Nigeria was currently sinking and sliding fast into a state of anarchy.

Mbazulike Amechi: Nowhere secured in Nigeria

According to Amechi, the South-East governors cannot claim or boast that South-East is secured because “going by what is happening in Nigeria there is no place that is currently secured.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his say in the Derby della Madonnina as he netted AC Milan’s second goal of the first half.

Report: AC Milan ready to make sizeable renewal offer to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

AC Milan are ready to make a sizeable economic offer to try and persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at the club for another year, a report claims.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila bemoans extra-judicial killings, harassment of Nigerian policemen

‎The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that there is need to fix the Nigeria Police and restore public confidence in the Force.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone wants to bring Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso to the Spanish capital this summer as the Rojiblancos look to rebuild their backline.

Marcos Alonso’s father hints at possible Serie A return

Marcos Alonso enjoyed an “awesome” time in Italy and may be tempted to return to Serie A at some stage, says the Chelsea defender’s father.

EFCC re-arraigns Senator Jang, former cashier on amended N30.2 billion fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, re-arraigned the former Plateau State governor, Senator, Jonah David Jang, and a former cashier in the Office Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, before Justice C. L. Dabup of Plateau State High Court, Jos, on amended 17-count charge.