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  • Over 1m youths to benefit from skills programme–Minister

     The Minister of Youth Development, Dr Jamila Ibrahim, says no fewer than one million young people will benefit from the National Youth Skills Programme (NYSP) in the first year of its inauguration. Ibrahim disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja at the commemoration of the 2024 World Youth Skills Day with theme, “Youth Skills for Peace and Development.’’ The sub-theme of the…

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  • Yusuf signs Emirate Council Establishment Bill 2024 into law

    Gov. Abba  Yusuf of Kano State on Tuesday signed the Kano State Emirate Council Establishment Bill 2024 into law, a move expected to preserve the cultural heritage of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the bill was passed by the  State House of Assembly. He explained that the Rano Emirate consists of Rano, Kibiya and…

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  • 2024  Community Bayelsa will be home away from home – Diri promises corps members

    Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has assured corps members that the state would be a home away from home for them, during and after their service year. Diri made the promise on Tuesday during the closing of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation exercise for members of the 2024 Batch B, Stream 1. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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  • Kogi LG election to hold Oct. 19 – KOSIEC

    The Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC) has announced Oct. 19 for the local government election to occupy chairmanship and councillorship seats in the state. Announcing the date at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Chairman, KOSIEC, Mamman Nda-Eri, also released the timetable for the electoral process. Nda-Eri said the announcement was made in accordance with the provisions…

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  • NYSC: Sanwo-Olu promises N5bln for permanent camp

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has earmarked five billion Naira for construction of a 14,000-bed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  permanent site at Agbowa,  Ikorodu, Lagos State. The governor also announced a gift of N100,000 for each of  the 4,277 corps member passing out from the camp. He also promised N100 million for  NYSC support staff in Lagos State.…

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  • Food inflation: Uwaleke urges FG to partner commodity exchanges

    Prof. Uche Uwaleke, the President of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to engage existing commodity exchanges to achieve food security within the shortest possible period. Uwaleke made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos while reacting to the June 2024 inflation figure. According to the National…

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  • Osun Assembly confirms appointment of  Amotekun Chairman, Commander

    The Osun House of Assembly, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointments of retired AIG Wale Abbas and Mr Adekunle Omoyele as Chairman and Commander respectively of the Amotekun Corps in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun, had on Monday, forwarded the names of the two appointees to the state assembly for screening…

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  • Kano assembly passes bill to create 3 second class emirates 

    The Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a bill for the creation of three second-class emirates in the state.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Assembly took the first reading of the bill before embarking on recess. The Bill, titled: “Kano State Emirates Council Establishment Bill, 2024” was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Butu-Butu.…

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  • Eno says LG autonomy relief to states, seeks effective implementation

    Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom, has described the Supreme Court’s decision granting financial autonomy to local government councils as a relief to state governments. Eno who made the statement while speaking to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, expressed concerns over the effective implementation of the new order. “The recent decision of the Apex Court is a welcome development, it…

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  • Group to improve food production through agric mechanisation

    The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), on Tuesday says it has taken steps to enhanced the productivity of small holders farmers in Nigeria through agricultural mechanisation. Dr Daniel Willy, Senior Manager, Policy, Agribusiness and Commercialisation, AATF and Interim MD-Agridrive Nigeria Ltd, said this at a news conference in Abuja on plans to boost farmers productivity through “Pyrochemy” technology. PyroChemy is…

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  • Gov. Bago tasks corps members on agric revolution agenda

    Gov. Umaru Bago of Niger, has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state to embrace his government’s agricultural revolution agenda. Bago made the call at the end of the 2024 Batch B, Stream One orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Paiko. Represented by Dr Nuhu Ngaski, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth…

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  • Police arrest crypto billionaire Blord over fraud, terrorism links

    Abuja, Nigeria. Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested a crypto billionaire, Linus Williams, popularly known as BLord. Blord was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday following allegations of cryptocurrency fraud, terrorism funding, and aiding internet fraud among others against his companies. Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was arrested due to…

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  • Sani urges corps members to develop rural communities

    Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna State, has urged corps members to accept their postings in good faith, saying that developmental services were needed more in the rural communities. Sani, represented by the state’s Commissioner for Sports Development, Prof. Benjamin Gugong, said this at the closing ceremony of the 2024 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 orientation course on Tuesday in Kaduna. Sani…

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  • British expert urges Nigerians to adopt emerging winners strategies in revitalising organizations

    Dr.  Alim Abubakre, founder of TEXEM UK has emphasized the need for Nigerian executives to draw inspiration from India in revitalizing their organizations amidst a recovering economy. Abubakre spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ahead of the upcoming “Revitalise Your Organisation: Inspire Sustainable Growth in a Recovering Economy” executive development programme of TEXEM in Lagos. The expert who…

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  • N-HYPADDEC completes New Bussa waterworks 70 years after– MD

    The New-Hydropower Areas Development Commission (N-HYPADDEC) has completed  and upgraded the New Bussa Waterworks in Niger which has been ongoing for between 60 to 70 years. Its Managing Director, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Yelwa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday. He said, “This project has been ongoing for nearly seven decades and…

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  • Police ban Shi’ite procession in Abuja, threaten to arrest violators

    The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has banned the procession of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria to commemorate the 2024 Islamic calendar day of Ashura in Abuja. This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, SP Josephine Adeh on Tuesday in Abuja. The police said intelligence had it…

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  • LASG to take delivery of 5,000 vehicles for Lagride

    The Lagos State Government will, in the next few weeks,  take delivery of 2, 000 brand new vehicles for taxis in the Lagos Ride (Lagride) model. The government is also expecting delivery of additional 3,000 of such vehicles within the next few months. It already has 1,000 vehicles in the Lagride fleet. The state Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known …

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