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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government putting in place strategies to maximise non-oil revenue – minister

In a bid to cushion the effect of continued dwindling oil revenue, the Federal government says it is putting in place an Integrated Revenue Monitoring System in place to help the monitoring of the revenues of the Federal Government Owned Entities (FGOEs) online real-time to improve transparency and accountability.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC shortlists 78 companies for pipelines rehabilitation bidding

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shortlisted 78 companies to bid for the rehabilitation of oil pipelines and deport infrastructure across the country.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

British envoy commends President Buhari on Police Bill

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has commended the signing of the Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law by President Buhari.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.

House of Reps member hail President Buhari for signing Nigeria Police Act, 2020

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.
The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki running away from debate – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, of running away from a debate organised by Arise Television in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s election.
Candle flames burn during a commemoration ceremony for the victims at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town Bishoftu, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 14, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Boeing, FAA failures to blame for 737 MAX crashes – U.S. House report

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the “horrific culmination” of failures by the planemaker and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a U.S. House panel concluded after an 18-month investigation.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC commends U.S. visa ban on alleged election riggers

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) hailed the U.S. for imposing visa restrictions on alleged election offenders in Nigeria.
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

Nigerian government asks states to audit local councils virus accounts

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has advised state governors to replicate the federal government’s effort by auditing COVID-19 receipts and expenditure for transparency and accountability.

Imo bye-election: INEC creates result collation portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

APC South-East National Assembly caucus passes vote of confidence on interim leadership

The South-east caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the interim leadership of the party led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.

Edo election: PDP, Comrade Oshiomhole bicker over ‘intimidation’ of voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo and a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, are in a war of words over alleged planned intimidation of Edo’s voters with soldiers and stockpiling of arms.

Edo election: NEBPRIL warns against inflammatory disposition, violence

Ahead of Edo state governorship election coming up this weekend, the Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL) has called on political actors and stakeholders in the state to desist from inflammatory comments, violence and other tendencies that could potentially mar the polls.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Southern-Kaduna Christian leaders boycott peace summit

A peace summit organized in Kafanchan to find an end to the conflict in Southern Kaduna, suffered set back as Christian leaders in the area who doubted the genuineness of the occasion, boycotted the summit.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: AKK gas pipeline project contract not inflated

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project was not inflated to the tune of 1.527 billion dollars, as alleged in an online media outfit.
The Executive Director of the NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, said this in a letter addressed to Osigwe.

NFVCB congratulates new AMP chief Peace Osigwe

The National Film and Video Censors Board has congratulated Peace Osigwe, the new President of the Association of Movie Producers.

Edo guber: New REC appointment negate INEC’s core values – NEBPRIL

Ahead of the Edo State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been called upon to take steps to douse apprehension among Edo electorate over issues of “transparency, impartiality and integrity” of the electoral umpire to guarantee a free, fair and credible election.
The Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babande appeared before the committee during the interactive session.

Nigeria Immigration automates visa on arrival policy

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Wednesday announced that it has automated the processing of Visa on Arrival (VoA) and Temporary Work Permit (TWP) to deliver better services in line with the reform policy of the current administration and the Federal Government’s Ease of Doing Business.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Ken Henshaw: Cross Rivers drifting into kidnapping capital of Nigeria

Public funds probity advocate, Ken Henshaw, says Cross Rivers state under Ben Ayade governorship is drifting into the “kidnapping capital of Nigeria”.

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The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

Ebonyi government proscribes ASUU, NASU, others in state university

The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
Former United States Vice President, Joe Biden, has promised a pathway to citizenship for no fewer than 11 million undocumented immigrants if elected president on Nov. 3.

US debate: Joe Biden promises citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants

Former United States Vice President, Joe Biden, has promised a pathway to citizenship for no fewer than 11 million undocumented immigrants if elected president on Nov. 3.
Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars FC have unveiled their new Technical adviser Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia.

Kano Pillars unveils new technical adviser

Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars FC have unveiled their new Technical adviser Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia.
Nigeria International Olarenwaju Kayode was among the goal scorers as Sivasspor slumped to 3 – 5 defeat to Villareal in Europa league Thursday.

Olarenwaju Kayode scores first European goal in Sivasspor’s defeat to Villarreal

Nigeria International Olarenwaju Kayode was among the goal scorers as Sivasspor slumped to 3 – 5 defeat to Villareal in Europa league Thursday.
Nigeria professional football league side Abia Warriors of Umuahia has completed the signing of Nzube Anaezemba ahead of the 2020-2021 domestic campaign.

NPFL: Abia Warriors midfielder wants matches back on TV

Abia Warriors midfielder Nzube Anaezemba says he will be excited if the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will return to television broadcast for next season.