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Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, Mr. Lucky Wasa, during his inspection of water detention pond at Erediauwa in Benin City, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Edo assures timely completion of water detention pond project

The Edo State Government has assured residents of Benin City on timely completion of water detention pond projects to check flooding in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 17 sea pirates in Rivers

Operatives of the Marine Division of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested 17 alleged pirates terrorising travellers on the waterways in the State.
Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos to create more Islands to curb land scarcity

To further increase land availability for housing and infrastructure development, the Lagos State Government has expressed the desire to continue to create more man-made islands at its waterfront across the State.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 2

PDP kicks as Senate okays President Buhari’s bid to borrow N850 billion

The upper chamber of the Nation­al Assembly on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow the sum of N850 billion from the domestic capital market to finance projects in the 2020 budget.

Suspected pirates attack passenger boat in Rivers

Some of the victims including the driver of the boat who identified himself as Sokpabobia Sokari narrated their ordeal to newsmen explaining that they were attacked within Namasebi waterways in Bille community, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State on while returning from Port Harcourt.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Rivers State Government has denied social media news claiming that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha Vs Governor Uzodinma of Imo State.

Rivers orders closure of schools over global pandemic

Rivers State Government has ordered the closure of all schools in the state and directed religious organisations to restrict their activities as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA: What we will do to curb accidents on waterways

The National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, has expressed worry over incessant accidents on waterways across the nation.
The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, (FOB) Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday said it has intercepted a total of 956 bags of rice smuggled into the state.

Navy intercepts 956 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, (FOB) Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday said it has intercepted a total of 956 bags of rice smuggled into the state.
The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said that it had impounded 4,500 motorcycles (Okada) from riders who had defaulted the states traffic law.

Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos – deputy governor

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its decision to ban commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) on major roads in Lagos metropolis.

Lagos: No going back on okada, tricycle ban

The Lagos State Government has said it will not yield to pressure to reverse the restriction it placed on operation of commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) in some parts of the state.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned a multibillion dollars investment project in Alaro City, Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Lagos governor launches waterways cleanup campaign

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged residents to ensure that waterways are not littered and abused adding that a quick fix of waterways is at this point, very necessary.

Police arrest two suspected kidnappers over disappearance of 18 expatriates

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, today said the Police have arrested two suspected kidnappers for the alleged kidnapping of eighteen(18) expatriates in Escravos along Burutu/Bayelsa Waterways early December 2019.
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.
Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos government arrests 14 illegal sand dredgers in Banana Island

The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis in Banana Island during a compliance enforcement exercise.

HURIWA asks federal government to disband Hisbah police over ‘illegal activities’

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the Nigerian Government to immediately disband the Hisbah police operating in the North.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Minister: President Buhari’s government has embarked on the most massive infrastructural renewal

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has praised the Muhammadu Buhari administration for embarking on what he called a massive in massive infrastructural renewal.

Minister: No cause for alarm over Nigeria’s debt profile

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm over the country’s debt profile both domestic and external as being speculated by scaremongers.

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Nasarawa NMA chairman, 64 health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State, Dr Bulus Peter, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.