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N10 billion universities’ solar power projects to combat climate change – minister

The Federal Government has awarded itself pass mark for major steps taken so far to combat climate change; particularly the N10 billon generated from issuance of Green Bond, that is generating cleaner energy for seven universities using solar power.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senate President congratulates APC, Kogi, Bayelsa governors-elect

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates on their victory in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

PSC decries proliferation of arms in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has decried the proliferation of arms in the Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections held on Saturday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi/Bayelsa elections: We were confident of securing majority votes – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it was more concerned with ensuring a peaceful and violence-free atmosphere in both Kogi and Bayelsa States during the last Saturday’s election, knowing the odds were in its favour.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

PSC commends police, other security agencies in Bayelsa, Kogi polls

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has expressed satisfaction with the role so far played by the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the Bayelsa and Kogi States gubernatorial elections.
Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday. 4

Sporadic violence greets Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections

Sporadic violence marred polls in two key Nigerian states Saturday, despite a heavy security presence after a bloody run-up to the elections.
Nigeria Police

Kogi guber: Fear of arrest drive politicians away from their houses

On the last night before the Gubernatorial election in Kogi State, fear of indiscriminate arrest has forced many members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to run away from their houses in Kogi West Senatorial District of the State. They discarded the comfort offered by their various houses to find other places to sleep to evade arrest.

Nigeria, IOM launch border management information system at largest airport to date

Nigeria, like many countries, recognizes the economic, social and political benefits of international mobility.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Uche Secondus asks military to allow electorate to vote their choice

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on security agencies, particularly the military, to allow the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states to vote their choice in tomorrow’s governorship election.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria gives $300,000 to South Sudan Army

Nigeria has pledged $300,000 (N108,450,000) donation to the unified South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), it was learnt yesterday. The support is towards ending the conflict in South Sudan.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate seeks tax holiday for agriculture, mining investors

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government grant tax holidays to investors in the solid minerals sector to enhance investment.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari calls for fair, transparent elections in Bayelsa, Kogi

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for fairness and transparency in the conduct of the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states coming weekend.
Nigeria Police

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Snatch ballot boxes and lose your life – Police

The Deputy Inspector General, Operation, AbdulMajeed Ali, has warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during Saturday’s elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States to have a rethink as the police will not condone such behaviour.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Kogi guber: We can’t be held to ransom – IGP

Ahead of Saturday’s offseason governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured the electorates in both states, Nigerians at large and members of the international community of the commitment of the Nigeria Police to the conduct of successful elections.

Gani Adams attacks South-West governors over insecurity

The Are Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, again on Wednesday attacked South-West governors over their handling of the security of life and property.

Trans-Saharan roads: Abuja-Algiers Road ready in three years – minister

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the trans-Saharan Road linking Abuja with Algiers in Algeria will be completed in three years.

PSC to deploy 45 officials for Bayelsa, Kogi polls

The Police Service Commission has concluded arrangements to deploy 45 officials to monitor the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States on November 16, 2019.

Operation Safe Haven to rehabilitate 500 repentant ‘Sara Suka’ boys

Operation Safe Haven, an outfit in charge of security in Plateau State and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States has said that it will rehabilitate and empower 500 repentant hoodlums and ‘Sara Suka’ boys.

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The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi moves to tackle problems of social investment programmes

The Bauchi State Government has assured that it will address the problems affecting the smooth implementation of the Social Investment Programmes in the state.
Sporting boss Marcel Keizer wants Bruno Fernandes to remain at the Portuguese side amid ongoing links to Manchester United, insisting a player of his quality cannot be replaced.

Sporting Lisbon open to selling Bruno Fernandes amid Manchester United interest

Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes as they bid to improve their midfield options.
Luis Suarez

Barcelona eye Croatia forward as long-term Luis Suárez replacement

With Luis Suárez nearing his 33rd birthday Barcelona are on the hunt for a successor to the goal-getting Uruguayan.
Eden Hazard, Lucas Vasquez and Dani Carvajal celebrate with in-form striker Karim Benzema at Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over Eibar

Eden Hazard: Karim Benzema is the ‘best striker in the world’

Eden Hazard believes that Real Madrid team mate Karim Benzema is the “best striker in the world” right now.

Zenith Bank, Delta promise amazing Principals’ Cup final

As the final match of the 2019 Delta State Principals’ Cup draws near, the state government and the sponsors, Zenith Bank are planning exciting time for the finalists and fans.