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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti faults NCWS’s award on Kogi governor

But Mrs Akpoti, in a statement on Sunday, said the award does not take into cognisance the bloody events of the 2019 elections where the governor and his administrators alleged violent actions against her and other female opposition voices in the state. NCWS can’t be ignorant of the reportage by the many national and international observers where I was an observee.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Kebbi government approves N2.4 billion for constituency projects

The Kebbi State Government says it has approved the release of N2.4 billion for various constituency projects in the 21 local government areas of the state.
A Member of the Borno State House of Assembly, Yakubu Gambo, has urged Nigerians to desist from calling for the replacement of service chiefs.

Borno assemblyman: Call for service chiefs’ sacking unpatriotic

A Member of the Borno State House of Assembly, Yakubu Gambo, has urged Nigerians to desist from calling for the replacement of service chiefs. According to him, “Calling for the sack of service chiefs is...

UAE firm to build specialist hospital, diagnostic center in Osun

The MGT Group, a multi sectoral and multidisciplinary firm with patented technologies headquarted in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, and operating in several countries of the world has expressed readiness to invest in building a world-class specialist hospital and a medical diagnostic center in Osun State.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Nigerian government begins three-month special public works scheme in Jigawa

The federal government on Friday inaugurated the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme in Jigawa with 1,000 unskilled youth benefiting from the 27 local government areas of the state.
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia June 26, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via REUTERS

Sudan worried over Ethiopia’s plan to go ahead with filling of Nile dam

“The announcement by the Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Energy on his country’s intention to proceed with the GERD filling for the second year of 13.5 billion cubic meters of water in coming July, without prior notification and without signing a deal or exchanging of information with the Al-Rusaires Dam, constitutes a direct threat to Al-Rusaires Dam and to the lives of those who live on the banks of the Nile,” the minister said.
Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the NDC has been elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Ghana’s parliament elects NDC’s Nadowli Bagbin as speaker

Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the NDC has been elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Maize’ll be scarce in 2021 – farmers

Farmers in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State under the banner of Association of Farm Settlers on Sunday said failed flood forecast and lack of government input in agriculture would make maize scarce in the year 2021.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC envious of our governors

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its leaders are bitter over the sterling performance of governors elected on its platform.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari chairs 29th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing the 29th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

National Assembly passes N13.58 trillion budget for 2021

The National Assembly, during an emergency session convened on Monday, passed a N13.58 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
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National council on nutrition approves 5-year plan to reduce hunger, malnutrition

In an effort to further improve the wellbeing of citizens, a 5-year nutrition action plan that will guide the implementation of interventions and programmes to address the problems of hunger and malnutrition across all sectors in Nigeria has been approved by National Council on Nutrition.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan reaffirms adherence to African Union’s leadership in Ethiopia’s Nile dam issue

The Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, on Monday reaffirmed Sudan’s adherence to the leadership of the African Union in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.

United Purpose: 2,900 communities in Benue, Cross River open defecation free

Two thousand nine hundred communities in Benue and Cross River states have become open defecation free through the provision of access to basic sanitation facilities in 10 local governments, an international non-governmental organisation, United Purpose, has said.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Nigeria urges Niger Basin countries to pay financial contributions

The Nigerian Government has called on member countries of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to pay up their contributions towards sustaining the livelihoods of inhabitants of the basin.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi government takes over federal constituency projects – ministry

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Saturday lauded the Kebbi State Government for taking ownership of some federal constituency projects in the state, to ensure that they were properly safeguarded and maintained.

Nigerian government grants six water use licences to Kano

Mrs Getrude Madina, Head public Relations, the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC), says the Federal Government has granted six water use licences to the Kano State Water Board.

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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.