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Abubakar Malami

Federal government pledges to grow automotive sector

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Monday in Abuja said that the Federal Government would initiate the necessary legal framework needed to grow the automotive sector.

Aisha Buhari unveils mascot for 2020 World powerlifting championship

The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Friday unveiled the International Mascot, sports online application and clothing line for the Abuja 2020 world para-power lifting Championship in Nigeria.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has consented to the request by the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to float a jetty at the school’s waterfront to complement transportation on the campus.

Lagos governor to approve jetty at UNILAG waterfront

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has consented to the request by the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to float a jetty at the school’s waterfront to complement transportation on the campus.

Lagos speaker inaugurates 36 standing committees

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday inaugurated 36 standing committees for effective operation of the oversight function of the House.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), has promised that the Federal Government would improve on the welfare of officers and soldiers of Nigerian Armed Forces to enhance their efficiency.

Federal government committed to welfare of war veterans, families of fallen heroes – minister

The Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has assured that the Federal Government was committed to improving the living standard of war veterans as well as the families of fallen heroes.

NIPC tracks $9.29 billion investment in three months

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission on Friday said it recorded a total investment commitment of $9.29bn in the third quarter of this year.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Federal government discovers 1,260 abandoned mining sites

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.
Jens Spahn

Germany announce €30.5 million support to end polio, strengthen Nigeria’s health system

The German Minister of Health, Mr Jens Spahn, has announced 30.5millon euros support to Nigeria to end polio, enhance health security and strengthen the country’s health system.

Katsina council executes N11 million projects in two months

The Baure Local Government Council in Katsina State, said that it had spent N11 million to execute some developmental projects in the area in the last two months.

With a secured maritime industry, the economy will blossom – minister

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that with the new maritime security infrastructure being built by the Federal Government, the Deep Sea Project would be a major economic trigger for the country.
The Chief Operating Officer, Uche Ogboi, said Lori’s mission was to reduce the high cost of transportation of goods, which was up to 75 per cent of the cost of products in some countries across Africa.

Kenya’s e-logistics coy expands to Nigerian market

A Kenyan e-logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
Staff of the Nigeria Railway Corporation repairing damaged tracks at Idi-Mangoro, Agege, Lagos.

Enugu residents want functional railway transportation

Residents of Enugu State on Saturday urged the Federal Government to revitalise railway transportation system to ease movement of goods and persons.

NAHCON reviews 2019 Hajj, Umrah operations

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has said that it has commenced a review of 2019 Hajj and Umrah activities with a view to improving its operations ahead of 2020 Hajj.
The Zamfara government is introducing new measures to improve Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Alhaji Bala Bello, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said on Thursday in Gusau.

Hisbah arrest man with 96 bottles of alcohol in Zamfara

Hisbah officials of Zamfara Sharia Monitoring Commission have arrested one Joseph Ada over alleged sales of alcoholic drinks in contravention of the law banning sale and consumption of intoxicants in the state.

Project managers seek federal government partnership to resolve N12 trillion abandoned projects logjam

Seasoned project managers have beckoned on the federal government and other stakeholders in the Nigerian project to build a strong synergy with them to help solve the perennial challenge of abandoned projects valued at N12 trillion according to a 2017 report of the Chartered Institute of Project Management.
The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said that it had impounded 4,500 motorcycles (Okada) from riders who had defaulted the states traffic law.

4,500 impounded ‘okadas’ awaiting governor’s directives – Lagos task force

The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said that it had impounded 4,500 motorcycles (Okada) from riders who had defaulted the states traffic law.

Official: Central bank, governors agree to develop agric sector

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and governors of the 36 states of the federation on Thursday agreed to pool resources to develop the agricultural potentials in their domains and create jobs.
The National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NACTOMORAS), FCT chapter, has called for more government support to boost transport system in the teritory.

Tricycle riders want inclusion into FCT’s transportation plan

The National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NACTOMORAS), FCT chapter, has called for more government support to boost transport system in the teritory.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’