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The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos speaker urges President Buhari to act on requests by Southern governors

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently act on the requests recently made by the Southern Governors Forum as a way to curb rising insecurity in the country.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.

Zamfara: Group raises alarm over high rate of rape, sexual assaults

Worried by the high rate of rape in Zamfara State, a civil society organization (CSO) known as Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Center is seriously mounting pressure on the State Government to establish a commission that can address the cases of rape in the state.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina to re-introduce development levy, cattle tax

The Katsina State Government is planning to reintroduce the development levy and cattle tax to raise revenue.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Financial autonomy protest rocks Ondo assembly

Members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN), Ondo State chapter, on Tuesday, shut down activities in the complex of the State House of Assembly in Akure, while protesting financial autonomy for the legislative arm of government.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ekiti by-election: Police arrest three hoodlums

The police in Ekiti on Sunday announced that they have arrested three hoodlums linked to the attack on voters and election officials in the Ekiti House of Assembly by-election on Saturday.
Hope Uzodinma

Imo governor reshuffles cabinet, to swear in four commissioners-designate

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle, following the confirmation of four new Commissioners by the State House of Assembly.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

By-election: Abia governor makes case for Aba people

Ahead of the March 27, 2021, by-election for the Aba North/Aba South federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged the stakeholders in the area to support an indigene of Aba as their candidate for the position.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Cross River NLC: Bill seeking transfer of minimum wage to concurrent list is retrogressive

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Cross River State branch, has described the bill seeking transfer of minimum wage from the exclusive to concurrent list as retrogressive saying the bill will never see the light of the day.
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.

Senate urges President Buhari to appoint FCT Indigene as non-career ambassador

The Senate on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the appointment of an indigene of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a non-career ambassador.
Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.

Cross River governor swears in Justice Ikpeme as chief judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for “being a security threat” Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the Executive Council Chambers, Calabar as the Chief Judge of the state.
Enugu State government has expressed its deepest sadness over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu Jnr, who died on Thursday, February 4, 2021, while in active service.

Enugu government expresses sadness over death of transport commissioner

Enugu State government has expressed its deepest sadness over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu Jnr, who died on Thursday, February 4, 2021, while in active service.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN to bridge gap in health facilities, sponsor research on coronavirus

The Governor of Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says that the bank will partner government and relevant private sector organisations to provide modern facilities in the heath sector and sponsor research on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti faults NCWS’s award on Kogi governor

But Mrs Akpoti, in a statement on Sunday, said the award does not take into cognisance the bloody events of the 2019 elections where the governor and his administrators alleged violent actions against her and other female opposition voices in the state. NCWS can’t be ignorant of the reportage by the many national and international observers where I was an observee.

2021: Ekiti to acquire drones to fight insecurity

The Government of Ekiti State has disclosed plans to purchase drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) as parts of measures to boost security surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat security challenges in the State.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister wants community service part of school curriculum

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, has called for the inclusion of compulsory community service in the curriculum of secondary and tertiary schools in the country to encourage charitable and volunteer work.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election: Court annuls Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Gani Audu’s APC candidacy

An Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, has nullified the candidacy of the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the State, Mr. Gani Audu.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Governor Zulum signs 2021 budget into law

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Monday signed the 2021 appropriation bill into law after it was passed by the Borno State House of Assembly.
Enugu State House of Assembly

Enugu Assembly passes 2021 Appropriation Bill of N169.8 billion

Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2021 appropriation bill of N169.8 billion.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor signs N153.4 billion 2021 budget into law

The State House of Assembly had on Thursday passed the budget with an increase of N2.21 billion as against the N151.2 billion presented by the governor.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Monday, presented a total of two hundred and sixty-six billion, six hundred and forty-four million, two hundred and seventy -three thousand, three hundred and five naira, four kobo (N266,644,273,305.04) for the 2021 fiscal year.

Oyo governor signs 2021 budget of N268.8 billion into law

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Monday, assented to the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N268.8 billion with an assurance to fast-track infrastructural projects for benefit of the people during the period.

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Report: Barcelona open to selling Antoine Griezmann for the right price

Italian Sky Sports journalist Matteo Moretto has proclaimed that Barcelona are willing to sell French superstar Antoine Griezmann in the summer if they were to receive an adequate offer, in order to try and ease the pressure on their accounts.

Oyo council polls: OYSIEC to refund nomination fees to candidates

Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), has expressed its readiness to refund the sum of N50,000 for Councillorship candidates and N250,000 for Chairmanship candidates as stated on Time-Table and guidelines released for local government council elections, coming up in the state.
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Official: Lagos government has completed more than 1097 school projects

The Lagos State Government has completed more than 1,097 school projects covering 970 schools across the State, just as it has also ensured the upgrade and rehabilitation of 322 dilapidated public schools and the furnishing of Primary Schools with 87,000 dual composite unit of chairs and desks in two years.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: We’ll leave no stone unturned to unravel Ini Umoren’s killers

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has vowed to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the murder of the job-seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.
Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.

10 feared killed as tornado hits China

Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola: Don’t compare Premier League tie with Champions League final

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: I believe in united Nigeria, not secession

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday declared his belief in a united Nigeria and condemned calls for secession by some groups in the country.
There was a low turnout of workers in Osogbo, Osun, on Friday after the Wednesday and Thursday public holiday declared by the Federal Government.

Low turnout of workers in Osun after Eid-el-Fitr

There was a low turnout of workers in Osogbo, Osun, on Friday after the Wednesday and Thursday public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
In a conversation with Adebola Sanni, co-founder, Infibranches Technologies and the Group Head, Business Development & Partnerships at Swifta Systems and Services, she highlighted the growing awareness about the transformative power of fin-tech and how if properly harnessed can help address both problems of financial inclusion and the more pressing sustainability challenges in the area of affordable and reliable power supply needed to drive the growth of local economies.

Sustaining economic empowerment through financial inclusion, energy access

Financial inclusion and provision of sustainable energy is at a turning point in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. With a population of over 200 million, about 50 per cent of the total population live in rural areas, and only 39 per cent of those living in rural communities have access to electricity. This is in addition to over 40 per cent of the entire population who are financially excluded or underserved.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles boss submits list of 35 players to NFF

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has submitted a list of 35 players to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the upcoming international friendly games in Austria in June.