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Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari seeks harmonisation of gender violence laws

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for better funding and harmonisation of Nigeria’s laws to combat the growing spate of gender-based violence.
French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.

Romain Grosjean’s visor melted in horrifying F1 accident – doctor

French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive.

Ethiopia premier tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional forces.

Nigerian government seeks new Eurobond

On the same day, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, while speaking at the 55th Annual Bankers Dinner organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos, predicted a two per cent growth in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Former Atiku Abubakar’s aide wants Senator Abbo’s seat declared vacant

Former aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Umar Ardo, from Adamawa state, has called on Senate President Ahmad Lawan to immediately declare the seat of Senator Elisha Abbo, who Wednesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC), vacant.

UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government processing $750 million World Bank loan for states

The Federal Government has said it is processing a World Bank loan of $750 million on behalf of state governments, to stimulate the local economy as well as support vulnerable household’s consumption.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi’s defection to APC will enhance national unity – commissioner

Chief Oluchukwu Ezeali, Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation in Ebonyi, has said that Governor David Umahi’s defection to the All Progressive Congress would enhance national unity.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

South-East leaders vow to unite ahead of 2023 polls

As the only zone in the South that is yet to produce the President since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the South-East is considered to have a good case in its quest to occupy the seat when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Abia economy suffers due to poor state of federal roads

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on contractors handling the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state to quicken the pace of work as the poor state of the roads was already doing harm to the Abia economy.
Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.

WHO: Remdesivir not okay to treat coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a stunning announcement on Friday said Gilead’s drug remdesivir is no longer recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are.
Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

PAN faults Nigerian government’s plan to reduce import duty on vehicles

Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

Diabetes not a death sentence – medical experts

In his testimonial, Alhaji Abdulwahab Dauda, Chairman, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter and the South West Region, who has managed the Diabetes for 30 years, commended Ecobank for organising the awareness programme, stressing that the life threatening disease is not a death sentence, as it could be managed.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU tells students, parents not to expect strike suspension soon

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday told students and their parents not to expect suspension of ongoing strike by its members soon, advising lecturers to seek alternative means of survival.
Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos to fast track adoption of eGoverment

Lagos State Government has assured on its readiness to continue to provide the needed leadership to fast track the process of full adoption of eGoverment.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Violators of vice chancellors’ selection process will be sanctioned

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF commends Imo communities for abolishing female genital mutilation

Imo State communities and stakeholders have been urged to work tenaciously and assiduously towards the total elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and all forms of violence against the girl child.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.