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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Senator Kwankwaso visits deposed Emir Sanusi

Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has paid a courtesy visit to the deposed Emir of Kano Emirate.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Corruption: Senate president seeks UN’s assistance on repatriation of looted funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sought the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds back to Nigeria.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Report: Kano governor’s aides in assets declaration mess

Barely one month after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq for alleged N86 million fraud, eleven (11) aides have been involved in assets declaration mess.
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. 5

House of Reps orders probe of spills, remediation in oil-producing areas

House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate probe of the cleanup of spills and remediation in oil-producing areas of the country in the last five years.

NIPOST shores up revenue, partners energy firm

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) said yesterday that it was finding ways to innovate and shore up its dwindling revenue, as a result of the influx of modern messaging and communication technology.

SERAP asks Lagos to obey judgment stopping compulsory blood donation

Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called on Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to immediately obey Monday’s court judgment ordering all hospitals in the state to stop the practice of mandating husbands to donate blood as a condition for their pregnant wives to access ante-natal care.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a 47-year-old commercial driver Akeem Raimi, popularly known as an old soldier, to death by hanging, for killing a carpenter over refusal to refund N3000.

Lagos court outlaws mandatory blood donation

A Lagos High Court has outlawed compulsory blood donation in the state.
Sonny Echono

Official: N86 billion earned allowance paid to lecturers in seven years

The Federal Government has revealed that the sum N86 billion has been paid to members of academic unions of the tertiary institutions as earned academic allowances between 2013 to 2019 financial years.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged franchisees operating in the red meat value chain in the State to put in place necessary protocols in order to ensure that their meat is wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Lagos set to launch maiden Eko City farmers’ market

A new farmers’ market where Lagosians can buy fresh farm produce at farm gate prices will open at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) next Sunday.

Nigeria ready for second peer review process of APRM

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Secretariat, Princes Gloria Akobundu, has expressed Nigeria’s readiness for the second round of APRM.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC boss cautions against re-looting of recovered looted funds

The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, Auwal Rafsanjani, has cautioned against squandering of recovered looted funds as they are to be judiciously utilised in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, delivering his opening remarks at the event.

Education in serious crisis – stakeholders

Senior United Nations officials and other stakeholders on Friday in New York raised concerns about the “alarming crisis’’ in the educational sector with a call on governments to act fast.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu declares open completed section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, declared open for public use the newly constructed section of Lagos-Badagry Highway, fulfilling the promise made at the inception of his administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: How universities can assist our administration

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that his administration was depending on universities to assist it in the execution of its laudable projects through research and innovation.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF renovates 34 PHCs in Bauchi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has renovated 34 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Bauchi State to ensure child survival and improve the healthcare infrastructure.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor to receive Nigerian sustainable and good governance award

For his contributions towards the achievement of the SDGs, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has been nominated among the personalities to receive the 2019/2020 Nigerian Sustainable and Good Governance Presidential Awards.
Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the SSA to the President on SDGs, gave the charge at the official launch of the ‘World’s Largest Lesson Nigeria Family Activation’ ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja.

Presidency tasks families on compulsory girl-child education

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals has tasked families to ensure female children are given equal and compulsory access to education.

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David Oyedepo

Bishop Oyedepo holds Sunday service with fewer members

Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, on Sunday complied with government’s directives banning religious gathering due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Returnee Nigerian ‘assaults’ health workers for asking him to self-isolate

A Nigerian man who returned to the country from London has allegedly assaulted some health workers who insisted he must observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus. =
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Paul Pogba will not be sold in the January transfer window.

Paul Pogba ‘an absolute doddle to play against’ – pundit

In an interview in The Times, Souness was asked ‘Much has been made of your apparent disdain for Paul Pogba. Is this a misconception? Should you have been his teammate, what words of advice do you feel that you would have offered him?’
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Nigerian states take measures on virus pandemic

Various states across the country are taking measures to checkmate the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading. But some residents are defying the stay-at-home order to prevent being affected by the virus.
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Police rescue abducted council chairman’s mum

Operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State police command have rescued an 80-year-old mother of the chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr Uroupaye Nimizuoa, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa.