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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Flood: Nigerian government to build walls round River Kaduna

The Federal Government has said help was on the way for flood victims in Kaduna, following plans to build flood walls around River Kaduna to protect the people and their properties.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ambassador Godknows Igali, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday.

Bayelsa Central bye-election: Godknows Igali declares intention, joins race

Former Ambassador to, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, Dr Godknows Igali, on Wednesday, declared intention to contest in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye-election in Bayelsa State.
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President Buhari mourns victims of boat accidents in Benue, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja commiserated with the families of victims of recent boat mishaps on inland waterways in Benue and Lagos States.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos donates 400 bags of rice, garri to boat operators

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has donated 100 bags of rice and 300 bags of garri to the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON).
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will on Tuesday launch Lagos Ferry Services, (LAGFERRY) commercial operations with the commissioning of 14 ferry boats for public transportation on Lagos waterways.

Okada ban: Lagos governor to launch commercial ferry operations

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will on Tuesday launch Lagos Ferry Services, (LAGFERRY) commercial operations with the commissioning of 14 ferry boats for public transportation on Lagos waterways.
L:R The Area Manager, Lagos Area Office, Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA),Engr. Sarat Braimah, Managing Director, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Hon Abdulbaq Balogun, Comander Police NIWA, CSP Usman Tahir and Director, Admnistration and Human Resources, Mrs Taiwo Abiodun during a courtesy visit by Management of LAGFERRY to NIWA at CMS Marina Lagos… on Wednesday 28th November, 2019.

Lagos government set to increase fleet of ferries on inland waterways

In fulfilment of the promise to revitalize water transportation and make it a viable alternative means of transportation, the Lagos State Government has announced its readiness to increase its fleet of ferries to twenty (20) before the end of 2019.
The Managing Director, Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun(4th left) accompanied by management staff of the Agency inspecting a locally built boat at Sierra Craft industry complex at Epe, Lagos State …Monday, 11 November, 2019.

Water Transportation: Lagos assures local boats manufacturers of patronage

Lagos state government has assured local builders of boats that the state government would scale up their businesses by regularly patronising them in line with the vision of making water transportation one of the best possible alternatives.
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Olorunnimbe Mamora assumes office as new NIWA chief

Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has assumed offices as the Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
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Lagos government procures life-saving boats to boost waterways security

In an effort to tackle emergencies on its waterways more efficiently, the Lagos State Government is to procure life-saving, quick response boats.

Governor Ambode pledges commitment to improving water transportation

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday pledged his commitment to provide critical infrastructure and enabling environment for investors to participate in the ongoing efforts to scale up water transportation.

Lagos to phase out plastic bottles in five years

The Lagos State Government said on Friday that it would phase out the use of plastic bottles in the state by 2023.

Governor Atiku Bagudu pays condolence visit to Emir of Yauri over boat mishap

Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Yauri, Dr Zayyanu Abdullahi, over the recent boat mishap and outbreak of epidemic in the emirate.

Buhari charges ECOWAS on safety of water transportation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday charged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in charge of water transportation to provide adequate safety for the passengers who travel by water.

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Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Minister urges youths not lose hope over Nigeria

Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, has urged the youth not to lose hope over Nigeria as no country in the world is immune to challenges.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has confirmed that dialogue in national transformation at this year’s economic summit will focus on job creation, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

#EndSARS: Nigeria Economic Summit postponed indefinitely

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced indefinite postponement of its 26th summit which was scheduled to hold on Oct. 26 and 27.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Inmates set Warri prison on fire, as army, police take over security

Inmates of the Warri correctional centre on Okere road, Warri south local government area, Delta state Thursday set some buildings inside the place on fire.
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#EndSARS: Osun government says curfew still in force

The Osun State Government says the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, to rid the streets and communities of violence, prevent loss of lives and property, is still in force.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.