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Buhari Seeks Senate Approval For Finance Bill 2020

The Senate on Tuesday received a transmission of the Finance bill 2020 from President Muhammadu Buhari, for consideration and passage into law in support of the 2021 budget before the National Assembly. The transmission of the bill was accompanied by a letter dated 25th November, 2020, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “Pursuant to Sections 58 and 59 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), o formally request that the Finance Bill, be considered by the Senate, for…

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Gov Inuwa Condemns Borno Farmers Killings, Seeks Efforts Against Terrorism

William Attah, Gombe Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has described the gruesome killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State as barbaric, inhuman and regrettable. The Governor in a condolence message to the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Families of the slain rice farmers and people of Borno State, called for more concerted efforts in dealing with the hydra headed monster of terrorism. The Governor in statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Ismaila Uba Misilli, lamented the brutal murder of the farming community in Zabarmari, famous…

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Enugu Commences Verification Exercise Pensioners

The Enugu State Government has announced the commencement of the second phase of ‘AM LIVE’ verification exercise for all state pensioners whose pension accounts are domiciled in the Office of the Accountant-General of the state. In a statement by the State Head of Service, Ken Chukwuegbo, the verification exercise will commence in their respective banks on Monday, January 4, 2021 and end on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Chukwuegbo stated that “each pensioner is advised to physically present his pension’s verification number to his bank for verification through the BVN platform”…

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Gowon Seeks Innovative Ways To Reposition Transportation

… Condemns Destruction of Public Assets, CIoTA Moves to Professionalise Transportation Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), has called for partnership between the public and private sectors in order to come up with innovative ways of resolving the transportation challenge in the country. Gowon spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening of the Second National Transport Summit organised by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA). The summit, which brought together experts and stakeholders from across the sector, had the theme, “Building Sustainable Transport Infrastructure…

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Police: Niger Republic To Extradite Abdulrashid Maina To Nigeria Soon

…….As NPF-Interpol Operatives Arrest The Former Pension Boss In Niger Republic Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police Force is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him. In a statement Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba said: “Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of…

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Nigeria’s Gas Programme To Create 2m Jobs Annually – Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) of the Federal Government will create two million jobs annually in the country. Sylva disclosed this at the inuaguration of the programme by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the introduction of gas for the powering of automobile and other engines was a step in the right direction, adding it remained a cheaper and cleaner source of energy. The gas products are Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)…

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Borno Killings: Don’t Lose Hope In Military, FG Urges Nigerians

Following Saturday’s killing of some farmers by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the capability and commitment of the military to routing the terrorists. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the plea on Tuesday in Lagos during a meeting with Online Publishers. Mohammed said Nigerians should continue to support the men and women in uniform who are fighting the terrorists with determination. He described the killings as “an act of cowardice and savagery by a…

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Boko Haram: Northeast Governors Back Zulum’s Call For Mercenaries

Taraba State Governor, Ishaku Darius has declared support for Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s request that the federal reengages mercenaries to join the Nigerian armed forces in ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents terrorizing Borno State in particular, and some parts of the northeast. Darius spoke on Tuesday in Maiduguri when Governors of Adamawa, Ahmadu Fitiri, Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Gombe State, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya on sympathy visit to Borno people. The visit was in the wake of Boko Haram’s killing of over 40 farmers from Zabarmari community who…

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President Lungu Of Zambia Restates Commitment To Ending HIV/AIDS By 2030

Zambia on Tuesday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World AIDS Day with President Edgar Lungu pledging his government’s commitment to ending HIV/AIDS by 2030. The Zambian leader said this was premised on the government’s programme of ensuring universal health coverage which includes ending HIV/AIDS by 2030. The Zambian leader, in remarks delivered on his behalf by Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, however, noted that this could only be attained if everyone took responsibility and ownership of their health. The theme for this year is “Ending the…

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ECOWAS, NEMA Collaborate On Disaster Risk Management

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for the strengthening of the capacity of disaster risk management agencies at local, states and national levels as well as other stakeholders in disaster response. Dr Siga Jagne, ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, made the call at a three-day capacity building workshop organised for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) staff and other stakeholders. The workshop, which began on Tuesday in Abuja, was organised by NEMA in collaboration with ECOWAS commission and the World Bank. The workshop is tagged:…

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