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We Won’t Allow Ministers Frustrate December Target For 2020 Budget, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly will not allow Ministers or Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to frustrate it from passing the 2020 Budget proposals by December. “The National Assembly will do the right thing; which is to work on the budget and pass it,” Lawan said at the unveiling of the Legislative Agenda of the House of Representatives. “We will not allow anyone to frustrate our desire to pass the 2020 Budget before the end of this year.…

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Gov Makinde: Approval For N7.6bn Loan, Victory For Oyo

…. Clarifies Initial N10bn Loan …Says ‘We’ll Continue To Be Transparent On Public Funds’ Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, clarified that the N7.6 billion loan approved by the House of Assembly on Thursday for the upgrading of two farm settlements in Akufo and Eruwa, to Farm Estates, is a victory for the people of Oyo State in their pursuit of agricultural sustainability and economic emancipation. The governor also made it clear that the loan was not a fresh one being sought by his government. The Oyo State…

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Buhari Congratulates Ethiopian PM For Winning 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Ethiopian Prime Abiy Ahmed, who was declared winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo, Norway, saying it portends a good sign for the peace processes within countries, and across borders on African continent. President Buhari felicitates with the Prime Minister, his cabinet and all Ethiopians on the remarkable global recognition of winning the 100th peace prize, which was attributed to a decision to end 20-year conflict between two African countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The President reiterates his belief that African development is strongly…

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Appeal Court Seals Dino Melaye’s Hope, Orders Fresh Election

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Senate, has lost his appeal on the tribunal judgment that sacked him as a senator two months ago. It would be recalled that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified Melaye’s election in August. Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the February 2019 general election. The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples…

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Ekiti To Rehabilitate Rural Roads, Renovate All Public Schools

….As Fayemi Gets Stakeholders’ Input To 2020 Budget Preparations Ekiti State Government is to commence the construction and rehabilitation of 1,000 kilometres rural roads and renovation of all public primary schools in the state in the 2020 fiscal year. This is in addition to the rehabilitation of all the 177 primary health centres across the state The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this on Thursday at the consultative meeting held in three senatorial districts to get stakeholders’ input to the 2020 budget preparation. The meeting took place in Ikere,…

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December. It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000). A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the…

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7th News Express Anniversary Lecture Holds Nov 14

…..Beams Searchlight On New Ideas To Solve Nigeria’s Problems The 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture will hold on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Main Hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, the organisers said Friday in a statement. The Lecture, according to News Express Publisher Isaac Umunna, “will focus attention on Nigeria’s economic cum developmental challenges and the way out.” The theme, he said, is “Getting Nigeria Out of the Woods – A New Thinking”. “An array of experts in various fields of endeavor to be unveiled in…

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REDTV’s Red Hot Topics Enters Season Five

It’s no longer news that REDTV’s Red Hot Topics is now in high demand with millennials constantly craving for more. Well the latest update is that the show has now dropped episode 5 with great promise of more rich and robust subjects. The show which follows a panel of young people discussing current and relevant topics that affect everyday life has gotten very popular with enormous followers always waiting to catch the next episode. Every gathering of the 11 exciting, energetic, hot young folks,  features them openly and frankly touching on topics ranging from equality to infidelity, sex, relationships, honour,…

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Lagos To Extend Mental Health Services To Primary Care Level

…….Commemorates 2019 World Mental Health Day   Lagos State said it will extend Mental health care services to the primary health care level in furtherance of effort to increase access to mental health care in the State.   Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi who disclosed this during a recorded broadcast to commemorate this year’s World Mental Health Day said that the State Government  recognizes the need to strengthen mental health care delivery and eradicate the difficulties in accessing mental health services which occur as a result of  reluctance in seeking medical…

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Wise Savers Promo: UBA Rewards 20 In Final Draw, 80 Customers Win N120m

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded another 20 customers who have emerged winners in the final draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo, winning N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won by 80 customers for the duration of the draw to N120 million. The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the UBA Head Office in Lagos on Thursday, October 10th 2019, was witnessed by the relevant regulatory bodies including the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lagos State Lottery Board and Consumer Protection Council.…

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