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Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises scholarship, foundation for children of slain vendor

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has offered scholarship up to university level to the children of the slain vendor, the late Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke.
The Speaker to the house of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday paid a condolence visit to the Association of Abuja vendors to commiserate with a member that was killed by his security aide.

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises trust fund for family of slain vendor

The Speaker to the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday paid a condolence visit to the Association of Abuja vendors to commiserate with a member that was killed by his security aide.

Niger Delta seeks ownership, control of trust funds

Host communities of the Niger Delta have demanded ownership and control of the trust funds proposed in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the development of oil-bearing areas.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Period of brooding over the devastation suffered by Lagos State in the violence that trailed the hijack of the #EndSARS protests is now past. The recovery effort has begun in earnest, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu putting the hammer down on the process of rebuilding the lost assets of the state.

Presidency, National Assembly, Central Bank back Lagos recovery effort as governor unveils team

Period of brooding over the devastation suffered by Lagos State in the violence that trailed the hijack of the #EndSARS protests is now past. The recovery effort has begun in earnest, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu putting the hammer down on the process of rebuilding the lost assets of the state.
Bet9ja

Baba Ijebu, Bet9ja remit N1 billion debt arrears to lottery commission

The National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) has revealed that two lotto operators, Premier Lotto (a.k.a Baba Ijebu) and KC Gaming (a.k.a Bet9ja), have remitted a total of N1 billion to the federal government.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

Lottery: EFCC recovers N1 billion from Baba Ijebu, Bet9ja

The National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) has expressed gratitude to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its intervention making two frontline lottery operators: Premier Lotto a.k.a Baba Ijebu and KC Gaming, a.k.a Bet9ja to remit a total of N1billion to the federal government.
Magnus Abe

Ogoni clean up: Senator Magnus Abe warns federal government, HYPREP

Magnus Abe, former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District, has warned the federal government that the $1billion Ogoni clean up must not be consumed by the “Nigerian factor”.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday told officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA not to spare anyone who violated traffic laws, even if it was his brother.

Governor Sanwo-Olu pledges to focus on technology to secure Lagos

Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to focus on technology to combat crime in the state.

NGO donates uniforms, writing materials to orphans in Zamfara

Yazid-Danfulani Trust Fund, an Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday donated school uniforms and writing materials to orphans and children of less privileged in Gusau, Zamfara.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO inaugurates Global Media Defense Fund for journalists’ safety

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has warmly welcomed the establishment of a new Global Media Defense Fund at the initiative of the United Kingdom and Canada and their respective pledges of £3 million ($3.8m) over five years and of 1 million Canadian Dollars ($765,000) to the Fund.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government to expand NHIS

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has announced Federal Government plan to expand the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cater for the health of Nigerians.
Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka

Gboyega Isiaka: Why I’m seeking for election as Ogun governor

Ogun gubernatorial candidate of Africa Democratic Congress, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI) ON Sunday highlighted why he should be elected as the next governor of the state.

ICC court launches fund for CAR victims of Jean-Pierre Bemba militia

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a $1.18m fund for victims of a militia once run by former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, it said on Wednesday.

EU envoy: 111 Nigerian migrants in Libya arrive Nigeria Thursday

Amb. Ketil Karlsen, the Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says 111 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya are expected to return home on Thursday.

Erosion: Kano govt to spend N500m as counterpart funding

The Kano State Government said it would spend N500 million in 2018 as counterpart funding for the World Bank’s Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in the state.

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