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Angola’s João Lourenço pledges to create more jobs

Angolan President João Lourenço Monday said his government’s actions would be based on solving people’s problems and the diversification of the economy.

$25bn oil deal: VP Yemi Osinbajo approved loans not contracts – Presidency

The Presidency has again faulted claims that $25 billion oil contracts were awarded by the the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or is $25 billion NNPC fund missing.

United Nations seeks transparency in Boko Haram suspects’ trial

The United Nations has welcomed the trial of more than 2,000 Boko Haram suspects, but worried over lack of transparency in the process.

Enugu APC crisis: Why Ben Nwoye is after Geoffrey Onyeama – Adolphus Ude

The Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Comrade Adolphus Ude, has explained why the suspended Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Ben Nwoye, was after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Courts remand 300 Boko Haram suspects

Three hundred Boko Haram suspects were officially remanded in custody on Tuesday, as hearings got under way in the first mass trials linked to the Islamist insurgency.

Liberia election: Nigerian ambassador James Dimka sues for peace

Nigeria’s new ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka, has sued for peace as his host country heads to the polls for Tuesday’s presidential and House of Representatives elections.

Nigeria is investors’ delight – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that Nigeria was an investors’ delight as the Buhari Presidency was making specific efforts to enable the private sector to thrive.

Nigerian govt officials advised to adopt responsible investment principles

A former official of the Supreme Court of South Africa, Prof. Mervyn King, has advised Nigerian government officials to adopt Responsible Investment Principles to enhance the nation’s socio-economic development.

CODE trains 60 monitors to track UBEC spending

A Non Governmental Organisation, Connected Development (CODE), is training 60 stakeholders to monitor utilisation of funds released for UBEC projects in 70 primary schools in Kaduna State.

NAMA plans automation of accounting system

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency says it has taken steps towards entrenching a more effective digital accounting system to meet its growing demands.

Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

Fed govt sets up panel on port, border security

The Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated a Presidential committee charged with enhancing security at the nation’s borders.

Enugu joins Open Govt Partnership

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the state’s membership of Open Government Partnership, OGP, in Nigeria.

Kaduna becomes first state to sign on to open governance

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.

Senator got $10m to kill petroleum bill – C’ttee chair

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura, has accused members of the committee in the Sixth and Seventh National Assembly of collecting bribe in dollars to scuttle the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).

ASUU condemns sack of UNILORIN union leader

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the authority of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) over the purported sack of its branch chairman, Dr. Kayode Afolayan.

Fed govt ready to tackle infrastructure challenge – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is committed to making fundamental changes that would facilitate rapid provision of infrastructure development, which has remained a huge challenge to the country’s economic growth.

Internet giants shift US policy strategy to the defensive

Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
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#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.