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The Chairman, Apapa Local Government of Lagos state, Mr Owolabi Adele, has proposed for re-amendment of the assisting laws, in the council, to enhance Internally Generated Revenue and boost business in the community.

Lagos council proposes re-amendment of existing laws to boost IGR

The Chairman, Apapa Local Government of Lagos state, Mr Owolabi Adele, has proposed for re-amendment of the assisting laws, in the council, to enhance Internally Generated Revenue and boost business in the community.

USAID team tours Sokoto water board facilities

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) has pledged to sustain its support to the Sokoto State Government for the supply of safe water to the people of the State.

UNICEF: 49% children under five not growing well in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said 49 per cent of children under the age of five in the country do not grow well as they are either stunted, wasted or overweight.
Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu

State governments paying lip service to water, sanitation investment – minister

Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, on Tuesday criticised federating states in the country, over what he described as poor investments in water and sanitation schemes.
Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Shinzo Abe gestures as he greets his party’s executive office members before a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo on July 22, 2019. – Japan’s ruling coalition has retained its grip on the country’s upper house, but failed to secure a “supermajority” that would ease the path to constitutional reform, results showed on July 22. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan sets aside 710 million yen to respond to typhoon damage

Japan is ready to spend 710 million yen (6.5 million dollars) to deal with the devastating effects of Typhoon Hagibis, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

Mining host communities lament neglect by government, companies

Mining host communities under the auspices of the Federation of Nigerian Mining Host Communities, FNMHC, Friday, lamented alleged neglect by government and mining companies operating in their areas.

Official: 45 percent of under-five mortality preventable

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Umar, said on Friday that 45 percent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.

World Bank supports 50 communities affected by Boko Haram with N500 million

The World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development Programme (CSDP) has earmarked N500 million for provision of support to 50 communities affected by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

World Bank earmarks N500 million for 50 Borno communities affected by Boko Haram

The World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development Programme has earmarked N500 million for provision of support to 50 communities affected by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

Neglect of herdsmen reason for banditry in Katsina – governor

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has attributed banditry and other security challenges that have hitherto bedevilled the state to the systematic neglect of herdsmen by successive governments and the inability to provide social amenities to their communities.

Taraba government gives water agency additional mandate

The Taraba State Water Supply Agency (TSWS) has been given the additional mandate of liquid waste management, which includes domestic, industrial and commercial waste.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC in South Africa promises to partner President Buhari on housing, power

The South African Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to solve problems of housing, healthcare and energy in the country.
Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello during his visit to the Chanchaga Water Works.

Official: Niger water board generates N12 million monthly

The Niger State Water Board now generates an average of N12 million every month, an official disclosed on Saturday in Minna.
This Spanish police picture shows a speedboat surrounded by bundles of drugs packages, after a police high-speed chase with smugglers off Malaga. Spanish Guardia Civil-AFP via Getty Images

Spanish police saved from sea by smugglers they were chasing

Three Spanish police officers who were thrown into the sea when their boat crashed early Friday during a high-speed chase were pulled to safety by the drug-smugglers they were chasing, police said.

Rotary targets global elimination of illiteracy

We would continue to take educational programmes seriously towards wiping out illiteracy globally, Rotary International has said.

SDGs: Federal government, Lagos strengthen partnership to combat maternal mortality rate

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to always support the Lagos State Government in its efforts at combating the challenge of maternal mortality rate in the state.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s leader begs for patience to fix ailing economy

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has acknowledged the economic hardships Zimbabweans are suffering and pleaded for patience to allow his government to fix the country's rapidly deteriorating economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: Why we moved N-SIP to new ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday confirmed speculations on the movement of the administration’s N500 billion Special Intervention Programme from the Office of the Vice President to the newly created Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

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Suspected serial killer, Gracious David West, 26, was arraigned in a State High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday.

Lawyer’s absence stalls arraignment of Rivers ‘serial killer’

The absence of a legal representative for a notorious Rivers State serial killer, Gracious West, has stalled the arraignment proceedings at the State High Court in Port Harcourt.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo charges NDIC to invest in ICT, research

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday charged the management of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to invest massively in Information and Communication Technology and research for smarter regulatory duties as demanded in the 21st century.

Federal government says Abacha loot ploughed into uplifting poor Nigerians

Apparently responding to critics as to how the recovered loots especially the $322million from late Gen Sani Abacha was utilized, the federal government has cleared the air on the utilization of the sleaze.
Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom plans two rehab centres for 462 ex-militants

The Akwa Ibom state government has concluded plans to establish two rehabilitation centres for 462 repentant militants.
A handout picture released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi on October 20, 2019, shows a pearl recovered from an archeological site in on Marawah Island. (Photo by – - Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism - AFP) -

World’s oldest pearl found in Abu Dhabi

An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the worlds oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who said Sunday it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times.