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USAID launches $3m food insecurity grant for Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, in Nigeria says it has launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge for three million dollars in grant and technical assistance to address food insecurity.

USAID launches $33m support for CSOs, BMOs in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, launched a new activity that promises to enhance the ability of Nigeria’s civil society and business membership organizations, CSOs and BMOs, to influence policies and reforms across the most critical service sectors.

NIN: Kaduna govt to support NIMC in enrolling 95% of residents by 2022

The Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency, KADSRRA, says it is supporting the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, to enroll 95 per cent of Kaduna state residents into the National Identity Database, NIDB, by 2022.

Bill to reserve 1 female senatorial seat per state for 2nd reading

A bill to make it compulsory for every state to reserve one seat for female senator will soon come up for second reading in the...

Tambuwal applauds U.S govt for sustained interest in Sokoto

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has applauded the United States government for its sustained interest in the development of the state over the years.

How Nigeria fought, won Polio virus war – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion as Nigeria becomes Wild Polio Virus Free.

Trump, Congress scramble to revive virus-hunting agency 

It is an obscure U.S. government bureau with many missions, including this vital one: hunting down viral diseases like COVID-19 that spill over from animals to the human world.

Killings: NGO trains herders, farmers on peace promotion in Plateau communities

The Mercy Corps organisation has engaged selected communities of Plateau State to a 2-day training on ‘Community Initiatives to Promote Peace’, CIPP,  aimed at mitigating conflicts in the state.

Pro-democracy centre to deploy 300 observers for Kogi guber poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, says it will deploy no fewer than 300 observers to monitor the November 16 Governorship Election in Kogi.

USAID invests $15m in Nigeria’s agribusiness sector

The U.S Agency for International Development, USAID, on Tuesday in Abuja launched a $15 million Feed the Future, FTF, Nigeria activity to boost agribusiness...

USAID: Nigeria gets additional $243m to improve health, education

The U.S Agency for International Development, USAID, says it is assisting the Nigerian government with additional 243 million dollars to improve health, education, agriculture, water and good governance to attain sustainable development goals.

Gov. Ishaku bans use of Polythene bags in Taraba

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.

Gates Foundation appoints new Africa Director

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the appointment of Oumar Seydi as its new Africa Director.

U.S lawmaker to Buhari: 2019 presidential election must meet 2015 standard

American lawmaker, Chris Smith, has advised that, at the minimum, the 2019 presidential election must meet the 2015 standards.

Elections: 50 Sokoto governorship candidates sign Peace Accord

Fifty governorship candidates including three women on Wednesday signed the peace accord to promote peaceful coexistence before, during and after the general elections.

Healthcare: USAID donates vehicle to FCTA

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, on Friday in Abuja donated a Peugeot 307 station wagon to the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA.

Bagudu speaks on ‘superiority’ of Kebbi rice

The Kebbi state Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has urged Nigerians to patronise locally-produced rice for its high quality and purity and for the development of the country economy.

Malaria scourge: US to distribute N2.9m treated nets in Sokoto

Representative of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, assisted Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, Hc3, programme, Usman Usman, has said N2.9million worth of...

Governors’ forum appoints health coordinator

PRESS RELEASE The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has engaged Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab to oversee its programmes in the health sector. In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja...

NDDC cancels 600 contracts

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it has revoked more than 600 contracts and projects as part of efforts to restructure the commission. The...

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