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Anthony Mkpe Ayine

AuGF to audit FIRS, Customs

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, has begun deep engagements with key federal agencies in his efforts to improve the credibility of public finance administration in Nigeria.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government gets $6 million World Bank education grant

Oyo state government is to get a $6 million dollar grant from the World Bank under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government raises installed power generation capacity to 13,427MW

The Federal Government has increased installed power generation capacity to 13,427 megawatts (Mw), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor plans basic education summit

Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje plans to organise a summit to encourage basic education.
Guatemala’s Alejandro Giammattei delivers a victory speech after winning Sunday’s presidential election. Johan Ordóñez-AFP-Getty Images

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemalan presidential election

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei won the second round of Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday.

Eid el-Kabir: Economic woes save Palestinian lambs

Ahead of Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, better-off Palestinians, like Muslims across the globe, traditionally buy whole sheep to be slaughtered when the holidays begin on Sunday.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Federal, Kano government to empower 10,000 youths

Kano State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government and World Bank to commence the process of empowering 10, 000 youths, women and people with special needs in the state.

World Bank: We’ve spent $11 billion in Nigeria

The World Bank has declared that it has so far spent around $11billion over the years on projects across the country.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

BMO: Atiku Abubakar plunged Nigerians into poverty

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of being directly responsible for the poor conditions of millions of Nigerians’ as head of the National Council on Privatisation, NCP.

Gombe secures N3.4 billion World Bank loan to fight malnutrition

The Gombe State Government, in collaboration with the federal government, has secured N3.4 billion loan from the World Bank for use in checking malnutrition in the state.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government, World Bank meet over execution of projects

Oyo State Government says it has met with a delegation of the World Bank toward the execution of the bank’s assisted projects across the state.

Former Osun governor blames failure at family level for Nigetia’s leadership woes

A former governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has hinged the leadership woes in Nigeria on failure at the family level.

Ex-Governor Aregbesola: Why Nigeria has leadership problems

A former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has hinged the leadership woes in Nigeria on failure at the family level.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 , 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

Ogun, others to benefit from World Bank’s $900m ecological fund

Ogun State has been considered among other states that will benefit from a $900 million World Bank intervention fund on ecological challenges.

Presidency: Nigeria to now take delivery Tucano jets 2020

The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to continue to procure sophisticated weapons to keep the nation’s military in good fighting shape, saying the country will take delivery of Super Tucano fighter jets in 2020.
Inyi Kemabonta

Former Nitda director joins African Foundation’s executive council

Former director of standards and regulation at the Nigeria Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and a World Bank consultant on Nigeria’s digital economy, Dr. Inyi Kemabonta, has joined the executive council of the African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) as policy and regulatory affairs director.

Presidency: We’ve defeated real Boko Haram

He said: “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated.”
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili kicks against central bank’s planned forex restriction for milk

Former Education Minister and Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division, Oby Ezekwesili, and other Nigerians expressed concerns about the addition of milk to planned to list of items banned from accessing the official foreign exchange market.

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Five US states in lawsuit against Donald Trump’s new immigration policy

Five attorneys general of U.S. states and city have filed a lawsuit against a new immigration policy by President Donald Trump administration to deny possible permanent residency to immigrants who receive some federal benefits.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA: Why we banned Samson Siasia for life

World football ruling body FIFA has banned former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia for life after the ethics committee found him guilty of bribery allegation.
Officials in India-controlled Kashmir began restoring telephone service Saturday to the Himalayan region.

India begins restoring communications to Kashmir

The Indian-controlled section of disputed Kashmir has been under lockdown since early August, when New Delhi deployed tens of thousands of additional troops to the region as it cut off landlines, mobile phones and the internet and stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.

Edo lawyer arranged over ‘fake news’ on social media

For allegedly publishing fake news about Edo University, Iyamho, on his facebook account, a 59-year-old lawyer, Ogedengbe Oiseoruemi Ayodeji, was on Friday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court.

Hungry bear eats man alive

The accident of a brown bear killing a man in the Khabarovsk region has stirred fears among dwellers, mainly in the small villages and communities near forests.