N-Power to commence new enrolment of beneficiaries

Npower implementation excites Nigerian youths after the program announcement

…Presidency hails programmes …Enrolment sequel to wide consultations and review …Online portal to open for applications from noon on June 26, 2020 …All applicants must supply their Bank Verification Number (BVN) for transparency …Batch A & B to transit June 30 and July 31, 2020 respectively into entrepreneurship schemes …Past beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in Batch C The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has announced the commencement of enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective June 26, 2020. The N-Power Programme was inaugurated…

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Nigeria is polio free, WHO declares

Members of African Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication

The World Health Organisation on Thurday declared Nigeria free of polio virus. The organisation on its Twitter handle said the devastating disease was at the moment endemic in only two countries, thereby bringing the world one major step closer to achieving the goal of ending polio for good. Nigeria was said to have received the status after completing documentation which was accepted by the African Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, said, “The outstanding commitment and efforts that got Nigeria off the endemic…

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Ogoni Cleanup: ERA wants UNEP’s emergency to measure progress

Ogoniland oil pollution site

 The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has pleaded with the Federal Government to mandate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) emergency measures on Ogoniland cleanup. Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director of the group, made the plea on Thursday in Port Harcourt at a presentation of its report on Ogoni Cleanup, entitled: No Cleanup, No Justice. Ojo was represented by Mr Michael Karikpo, the Programme Manager, ERA Port Harcourt office. According to him, there is an urgent need for the Federal Government to overhaul its…

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Makinde reiterates commitment to citizens’ safety, recommissions security facilities

Makinde commissions security facilities

Seyi Makinde, the Oyo state Governor has reiterated his commitment to ensuring the protection and safety of the state’s residents while inaugurating security facilities. He made the commitment during the recommissioning of the expanded Security Control Room and City Watch facilities at the Oyo State Security Trust Fund Headquarters Onireke, Jericho, Ibadan on Thursday. he governor, who said the platform was a sustainable project that would usher in a safer Oyo state, stressed that it would enhance efforts toward tackle insecurity in the nooks and crannies of the state. He…

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