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  • Gov Ododo seeks FG’s help to tackle insecurity, flooding in Kogi

    Gov Ododo seeks FG’s help to tackle insecurity, flooding in Kogi

    Gov. Usman Ododo on Saturday called on the federal government to urgently assist in tackling the menace of insecurity and incessant flooding in some parts of the state. The governor made the call when he received a delegation of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) at the Government House in Lokoja. Ododo said that Kogi, as a transit…

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  • Lagos Govt. clamps down on illegal estates in Epe axis

    Lagos Govt. clamps down on illegal estates in Epe axis

     The Lagos State Government has clamped down on illegal estate developments around the Epe corridor of the state. Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos state, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. Olumide stated that he led a special joint exercise to the axis…

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  • CBT: Foundation trains 50 admission seekers in Kano

    CBT: Foundation trains 50 admission seekers in Kano

    An NGO, Hotoro United Community Foundation (HUCF), has conducted a week-long free computer-based testing (CBT) training for 50 candidates in preparation for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Kano. Mr. Muhammad Abdulwahab, the Chairman of the Foundation, made this known at the closing of the training on Friday at the NITDA Computer Centre in Hotoro, Nasarawa Local Government…

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  • Minister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    Minister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    The Minister for Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has announced strategic partnerships with Cisco, 21st-century technologies like Awarri, and DataDotOrg.   Tijani made the announcements while speaking at a dinner to mark the end of a four-day National Artificial Intelligence Strategy (NAIS) Workshop in Abuja.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was…

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  • UN Human Rights Office calls for restraint in Middle East

    The UN Human Rights Office has called on all parties to exercise restraint following a suspected Israeli attack on C early Friday. “We urge all parties to take steps to de-escalate the situation,” said spokesman Jeremy Laurence in Geneva, without naming Israel or Iran. “We call on third states, in particular those with influence, to do all in their power…

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  • Embrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Embrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Mrs. Aderonke Akinola-Akinwole, a social behavioral specialist from UNICEF’s Lagos Field Office, has advised the youth to embrace digital technology to maintain global relevance. Aderonke-Akinola gave the advice during the town-gown interaction at Covenant University on Friday in Ota, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University,…

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  • Edo PDP governorship candidate promises inclusiveness in governance

    Edo PDP governorship candidate promises inclusiveness in governance

    Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has promised to run an all-inclusive government if given the mandate in the Sept. 21 poll. Ighodalo stated this at an interactive session with representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) at the Protea Hotel, Benin. “My resolve is to run an all-inclusive government that will enable citizens of Edo…

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  • Tinubu working to put Nigeria on solid economic pedestal – Onanuga

    Tinubu working to put Nigeria on solid economic pedestal – Onanuga

    Mr. Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, says the administration of President Bola Tinubu is working to put Nigeria on a solid economic pedestal. Onanuga said this in a statement in Abuja. He was reacting to the accusation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Tinubu-led administration was trying to entrench a…

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  • Transcorp Hotels sells Calabar subsidiary to Eco Travels & Tours.

    Transcorp Hotels sells Calabar subsidiary to Eco Travels & Tours.

    Transcorp Hotels Plc said on Thursday it had divested its 100 percent interest in Transcorp Hotels Calabar Ltd. to Eco Travels and Tours Ltd., an indigenous hospitality company. Mr. Stanley Chikwendu, Company Secretary, Transnational Corporation, disclosed this in a notification sent to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) in Lagos.   According to Chikwendu, Transcorp Hotels’ strategic focus is on Abuja…

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  • FG seeks German Government cooperation to reform Nigeria Police

    FG seeks German Government cooperation to reform Nigeria Police

    The Minister of Police Affairs, Sen. Ibrahim Gaidam, has called for more cooperation with the German Government to reform and enhance the capabilities of the Nigeria Police. Gaidam made the call on Thursday in Abuja when the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Annett Guenther, paid him a courtesy visit. The minister said the cooperation should be in the areas of…

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  • Petrol price stands at N696.79 in March – NBS

    Petrol price stands at N696.79 in March – NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that the average retail price of a litre of petrol increased from N246.29 in March 2023 to N696.79 in March 2024. The bureau made this known in its Petrol Price Watch for March 2024, released in Abuja on Thursday. It said that the March 2024 price of N696.79 represented a 163.65 percent…

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  • Court to hear ex-minister Olu Agunloye’s N1bn suit against EFCC May 9

    Court restrains Cross River Govt from evicting allottees of cocoa estate

    A High Court sitting in Effraya, Etung local government area, has stopped the Cross River Government from evicting beneficiaries of 1,415 hectares of cocoa farms allotted by the immediate past administration of the state. In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Amajama Eneji ordered the state government not to intimidate beneficiaries of the cocoa plots in the estate. The suit was…

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  • FG to inaugurate 116 units FISH Estate in Gwagwalada soon – Official

    FG to inaugurate 116 units FISH Estate in Gwagwalada soon – Official

    At least 116 housing units at the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Estate in Gwagwalada will soon be ready for commissioning, according to a top official of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB). A statement on Thursday by Obiechina Ngozi, Head of Information and Public Relations Unit, FGSHLB, quoted the Executive Secretary of the board, Mr. Ibrahim Mairiga,…

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  • Gov. Diri urges UNICEF to establish office in Bayelsa

    Gov. Diri urges UNICEF to establish office in Bayelsa

    Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has appealed to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to establish a field office in Bayelsa.   He made the appeal in Yenagoa while taking delivery of six water ambulances, donated by UNICEF, to boost immunisation coverage and primary care delivery services in riverine communities in the state.   The governor,represented at the…

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  • Unstable economy: UK firm presents solutions to Nigerian business leaders

    Unstable economy: UK firm presents solutions to Nigerian business leaders

    Nigerian business leaders are to benefit from the programme of United Kingdom-based leadership development organisation TEXEM UK on how to win despite the exodus of staff, very high inflation and turbulent operating landscape. TEXEM’s Director of Special Projects, Caroline Lucas, said on the organisation’s website, www.texem.co.uk, that the programme with the theme “Strategies for Sustainable Organisational Success” is slated for…

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  • FG inaugurates 6th Council of Nigerian Institute of Animal Science

    FG inaugurates 6th Council of Nigerian Institute of Animal Science

    The Federal Government has inaugurated the 6th Council of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NIAS is the regulatory agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security on Animal Husbandry. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Aliyu Abdullahi, while inaugurating the council on Wednesday in Abuja,…

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  • Counting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Counting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Mr. Shedreck Hammayaji, 37, a dedicated nurse at Kwali General Hospital, Kwali, Abuja, demonstrates an unwavering commitment to healthcare and community service despite facing numerous challenges. During the height of outbreaks, Hammayaji said that he witnessed the strain on the healthcare system firsthand as patients inundated the hospital with symptoms of the deadly virus. “I remember the fear in people’s…

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