Two commissioners resign in Abia
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Two commissioners resign in Abia

Two commissioners have resigned from the Abia State Government. The commissioners — Chima Oriaku (Science and Technology) and Monica Ironkwe, a professor, (Agriculture) – submitted their resignation letters on Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The commissioners did not give any reason for their resignation. The commissioner resigned barely 24 hours after the state governor, Alex Otti,…

Nigerian governor awards students scholarships to celebrate Soyinka
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Nigerian governor awards students scholarships to celebrate Soyinka

The Ogun State government has awarded scholarships to nine students who performed creditably well in an essay competition to mark the 90th birthday celebration of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Speaking at the 2024 edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Programme held at Prof. Soyinka’s ARI residence, Ijegba, Abeokuta, the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun,…

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Kenyan police ban protests in central Nairobi

Kenyan police on Thursday banned anti-government protests in Nairobi’s central business district and its environs, citing safety concerns. According to the police, more than 50 people have been killed, dozens of others injured and property destroyed since anti-government protests over tax hikes began across the East African nation in June. In a statement, the Ag….

NGOs demand 10% of mining revenue for host communities in re-enacted Mining Bill
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NGOs demand 10% of mining revenue for host communities in re-enacted Mining Bill

Non-governmental organisations at the forefront of campaigns for the rights of host communities have urged the House of Representatives Committee on Solid Minerals to further review the extraction net revenue to host communities in the proposed re-enacted Minerals and Mining Bill to 10 per cent in view of the extractive burdens they shoulder. The groups…

Delta enrols more than two million persons into health insurance scheme
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Delta enrols more than two million persons into health insurance scheme

The Delta State Government says it has enrolled more than two million persons into its contributory health insurance scheme. The Director-General of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), Isaac Akpoveta, disclosed this when he received members of the Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Wednesday in Asaba. He said…

LG Autonomy: Ondo govt yet to receive CTC of S/Court Judgement – Official
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LG Autonomy: Ondo govt yet to receive CTC of S/Court Judgement – Official

The Ondo State Government has said it is trying to obtain the certified true copy of the Supreme Court judgement on the autonomy of local government councils before deciding on its next line of action. The state government had been under attack following its action on the setting up of caretaker committees for its 18…

Paris 2024: Super Falcons head to Olympics after losing final test match
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Paris 2024: Super Falcons head to Olympics after losing final test match

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are set to depart for the Paris Olympics after suffering a narrow defeat in their final warm-up match. The Coach Randy Waldrum tutored team fell 1-0 to Canada on Wednesday in a closed-door friendly held at the La Quinta Football Centre in Malaga, Spain. The Canadians capitalised on a first-half opportunity, leaving…

Student Loan Scheme will thrive on equity, inclusiveness – Tinubu
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Student Loan Scheme will thrive on equity, inclusiveness – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu says the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) will thrive on fairness and equity and promote inclusiveness by removing the financial barrier to higher education for Nigerian students. The president, who launched the digital NELFUND disbursement exercise at the State House on Wednesday, said the provision of loans to students will encourage more…

No monthly environmental sanitation movement restriction for now – Lagos govt
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No monthly environmental sanitation movement restriction for now – Lagos govt

The Lagos State Government has denied news circulating on social media that it has re-introduced the monthly environmental sanitation and that there would be movement restriction by the end of July. The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in response to the widespread misinformation about the monthly exercise, appealed to residents…

AFNIS 2024: Sustainable mining can generate substantial revenue for Nigeria –Minister
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AFNIS 2024: Sustainable mining can generate substantial revenue for Nigeria –Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako, says sustainable mining can generate substantial revenue for the government through royalties, taxes, and other fees. The minister disclosed this while speaking on the theme: “Balancing Development with Environmental Stewardship” at the 3rd edition of the Africa Natural Resource And Energy Investment Summit (AFNIS) in Abuja on…