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The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister wants community service part of school curriculum

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, has called for the inclusion of compulsory community service in the curriculum of secondary and tertiary schools in the country to encourage charitable and volunteer work.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE extends gain, index rises further by 0.11 percent

Positive sentiments persisted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday with the All-Share Index extending growth by 0.11 per cent.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE opens week with 0.08 percent growth

Trading on the nation’s bourse resumed on Monday on a positive note, following investors’ interest in shares of Zenith Bank, International Breweries (IB) and Flourmill.
Prince Harry has paid back £2.4 million ($3.2 million) of British taxpayers’ money used to renovate his home at Windsor Castle, using cash from his recent Netflix deal, his spokesman said on Monday. The Duke of Sussex, as he is formally known, and his wife, American former actress Meghan Markle, retired from royal duties earlier this year in a quest for “financial independence”.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘quit’ social media

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the “hate” they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a UK newspaper reported on Sunday.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Imo CAN urge police to redouble effort in tackling crime

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State chapter, has called on the Nigeria police to intensify their effort in combating crime in the country.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria stock market advances by N214 billion

Nigeria extended bullish posture on Wednesday with the market capitalisation increasing further by N214 billion on sustained bargain hunting of blue chips.
Following the increasing level of youth restiveness in Nigeria, Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has said that the neglect of the youth would backfire on the ruling class in the country.

Methodist Bishop: Neglect of Nigerian youths will backfire on ruling class

Following the increasing level of youth restiveness in Nigeria, Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has said that the neglect of the youth would backfire on the ruling class in the country.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria’s stock market closes for Christmas with N2 billion loss

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reversed its uptrend, dropping by N2 billion ahead of the Christmas celebration.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria stock market gains N334 billion on Dangote Cement share buyback

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) gained N334 billion on Monday due to buying interest in Dangote Cement and 22 other stocks.

Youth activist challenges government on empowerment

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), have been urged to take youth development and empowerment in the Niger Delta as a special project.

Foundation feeds 1,000 Calabar orphans at yuletide

The Romeo Odey Cares Foundation has visited Infant Jesus Orphanage Home and Good Samaritan Home, both in Calabar, Cross River State, feeding over 1,000 orphans as part of its mission to cater for the most indigent members of society.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra takes measures to rid capital city of street beggars

The Commissioner For Women and Children Affairs in Anambra, Mrs Ndidi Mezue, says the ministry has initiated steps to rid Awka, the capital city, and other major towns, of street beggars.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege harps on unity, cohesion among the Urhobos

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has called on Urhobo people at home and in the Diaspora to promote unity and cohesion among themselves at all times.
The Kano state Chief judge, Justice Nura Sagir Umar has released 37 inmates from correctional centres in the state as part of decongestion efforts championed by the federal government.

Kano chief judge frees 37 inmates

The Kano state Chief judge, Justice Nura Sagir Umar has released 37 inmates from correctional centres in the state as part of decongestion efforts championed by the federal government.
The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Babagana Mohammed, has vowed to get funding within a week for innovative ideas that would bring progress to Nigeria.

NSE President task Nigerians, engineers on skill acquisition

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Babagana Mohammed has vowed to get funding within a week for innovative ideas that would bring progress to Nigeria.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Traditional rulers across the country have lent their voice to the call on the youth who staged the recent nationwide protests against police brutality to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances.

#EndSARS: Traditional rulers push for dialogue to resolve youth grievances

Traditional rulers across the country have lent their voice to the call on the youth who staged the recent nationwide protests against police brutality to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

1,000 Niger youths to benefit from Senator Musa scholarship programme

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

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Nigerian government restates commitment to supporting MSMEs

Federal Government has pledged it’s commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create more job opportunities for the nation’s teeming youths.

Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.