SHETTIMA: Tinubu Mobilizes $500M for Nigeria’s food system transformation

Nigeria has mobilized over half a billion dollars for innovative, profitable, equitable and sustainable food systems transformation initiative, according to the Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima. The Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola in a statement said, the Vice President made the disclosure while chairing a high-level meeting on the first day of the UN Food Systems Summit declared open in Rome, Italy by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guteress.

#EndSARS: Lagos gov’t says 103 corpses were picked up from different areas

Lagos state government on Sunday revealed that a total of 103 corpses were picked up by the State Environmental Health Unit (SEHMU) in aftermath of the #EndSARS violence in 2020 as well as from community clashes and a jailbreak at Ikoyi prison. The state government made the revelation in reaction to some social media publications about a purported mass burial plan for casualties of the 2020 #EndSARS incident. This followed a letter from the Lagos State Government Public Procurement Agency titled: Letter of No Objection – Mass Burial for the 103, the Year 2020 ENDSARS victims. The Lagos state government denied that the 103 bodies for mass burial were from the widely reported EndSARS killing at the Lekki Tollgate by the military.

VP Kashim Shettima arrives Rome for UN Food Systems Summit

The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima on Sunday arrived in Rome, Italy, to represent President Bola Tinubu at the United Nations Food Systems Summit scheduled to hold from Monday, 24th to Wednesday, 26th July, 2023. The VP was received at Leonardo Da Vinci airport at 7:45pm Italian time by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Italy, Amb. Mfawa Omini Abam, Head, Consolar Department, Nigerian Embassy in Italy Hon. Ugochukwu Onuzulike and President of Nigerian Community in Rome, Crown Prince Chima Ibezim.

Nigerian Copyright Commission to harness inmates’ skills in writing, musicals, visual art, others

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) would harness the skills of inmates in correctional facilities across the country in the areas of writing, musical, visual...

New communication strategies unveiled for Bureau of Public Service Reforms

New communication strategies that would help to showcase the successes recorded by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, BPSR has been unveiled. This came as...

Agro export will boost Nigeria’s forex, strengthen naira – DG, BPSR

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms said the export of agricultural commodities such as cocoa, cashew, sesame seeds, palm oil, and other tropical products...

Niger state government to hold national green economy summit in October

Niger state government would host the National Green Economy Summit as part of efforts to reposition the state for sustainable socioeconomic development, and make...

FAAC shares N907.054bn June 2023 revenue to FG, states, LGC’s

Contrary to reports that The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared over Two Trillion Naira, a statement from the office of the Accountant General...

Tinubu soft-pedals on N8,000 palliative cash transfer directs immediate review

President Tinubu assured Nigerians that the N500 billion approved by parliament to cushion the pain occasioned by the end of subsidy regime would be judiciously utilised.

SUBSIDY REMOVAL: NLC rejects proposed N8000 palliative cash to 12 million Nigerians

"The proposal to pay N8,000 to each of the so-called 12 million poorest Nigerian households for a period of six months insults our collective intelligence and makes a mockery of our patience and abiding faith in social dialogue which the government may have alluded to albeit pretentiously." - Joe Ajaero

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Breaking: Resident doctors declare indefinite strike

Resident doctors under the aegis of Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have declared an indefinite strike, beginning from Wednesday, July 26, 2023. A statement by NARD on Tuesday night said the action followed government's failure to meet the demands of its members.

Fuel Subsidy: NIS presents buses to personnel to ease transportation cost

The acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju has officially presented fleet buses to personnel of the service to ease their transportation expenses amidst hike in the price of petroleum and cost of transportation. A statement e-signed by Assistant Controller of Immigration Kenneth Kure of the Public Relations Unit for the CGI, said the initiative was part of her dedicated welfare package plans aimed at improving the lives of personnel.