Low Inclusion of Women in Governance in Nigeria: A Cause for Concern+30

The low inclusion of women in governance in Nigeria, particularly in Benue State, has drawn attention to the need for better representation and gender equality. Women are key actors in early warning and response to violent conflicts, and increasing their participation in leadership positions can help address societal issues such as gender-based violence.

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted in Parts of Kwara, Niger and 20 other States+30

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Kwara and Niger states on Friday, with moderate to heavy rainfalls expected in 20 other states. This forecast raises concerns about the potential for flooding and other weather-related hazards. NiMet urges the relevant authorities to take proactive measures to mitigate the impact of these heavy rains.

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NiRA Partners with ISN Hubs to Boost Digital Growth of Nigerian MSMEs and Startups+30

In a bid to support the growth of Nigerian micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and startups, NiRA has partnered with ISN Hubs. This collaboration aims to enhance the online capabilities of MSMEs affiliated with ISN Hubs by leveraging the power of the .ng domain. By sensitizing businesses to the potential of the .ng domain and offering various avenues of utilization, this partnership seeks to boost digital growth and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited Emerges as Second-Best Performing Market in Africa, Recording N16.388 Trillion Gains+30

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has emerged as the second-best performing exchange market in Africa, recording impressive gains of N16.388 trillion from June to August 31. Despite challenges such as soaring inflation and a foreign exchange rate crisis, the NGX's market capitalization rose from N20.034 trillion to N36.422 trillion during this period. This performance reflects heightened investor optimism for domestic growth and the promulgation of long-needed policies by the new administration. The article explores the factors contributing to NGX's success and highlights the investment opportunities it offers.

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Cleric warns against supporting a coup in Nigeria+30

A popular Kaduna cleric, Reverend David Ayuba Azzaman, has cautioned Nigerians against supporting a coup in the country. This warning comes amid the coup in Gabon. Rev. Azzaman believes that although Nigerians may desire change, a military coup is not the best solution for the country's problems.

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Nigeria Aims to Achieve Fuel Independence as Refineries Begin Operation+30

Nigeria's newly appointed oil minister has announced plans for the country's four oil refineries to start operations by the end of next year. The southern Port Harcourt refinery is expected to begin processing crude as early as December. Nigeria currently imports the majority of its refined fuel due to inadequate capacity and poor maintenance. With an aim to achieve fuel independence, the government is investing in refinery upgrades and building new facilities.

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Abuja Minister Expresses Concern Over Abandoned Projects in the City+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Nyesom Wike, has expressed his worries over the long-term abandonment of crucial projects in Abuja. During a recent inspection of project sites, the minister called for immediate action to ensure completion and bring positive impact to the city and its people. He also mentioned plans to meet with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the issue of abandoned construction projects, including residences for the Vice President and the presiding officers of the National Assembly.

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Oyo State Government Empowers Farmers with Agricultural Inputs+30

The Oyo State government, in collaboration with the World Bank and the OYS-Cares initiative, has distributed agricultural inputs to over 200 farmers in Olorunsogo, Oorelope, and Saki East local government areas. The farmers received seeds, fertilizers, and herbicides to enhance their maize, tomatoes, and cassava farming operations. The government's support aims to boost food security and improve the livelihoods of farmers in the state.

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Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde Addresses State Civil Servants After Protracted Protest+30

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has finally addressed the state civil servants following a weeklong protest by the workers. Makinde assured the workers that their welfare would remain a priority and addressed the demands put forth during the protest. The leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) commended Makinde for his commitment to workers' welfare and expressed confidence that their demands would be duly addressed.

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House of Representatives Summons FCC Desk Officer over Job Racketeering Scandal+30

The House of Representatives has summoned the desk officer of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) for questioning regarding allegations of job racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The officer, Haruna Kolo, is accused of illegal employment and extorting money from the public. The FCC Chairman, Farida Dankaka, revealed that Kolo had not responded to the commission's invitation and had joined the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) without resigning. The Managing Director of AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, has also been requested to appear before the committee. The investigation sheds light on corruption within government agencies and the need for accountability.

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Lamido of Adamawa Commends NCC on Telecom Consumer Protection Initiatives+30

The Lamido of Adamawa has hailed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its efforts in protecting telecom consumers through various initiatives, including the recent Village Square Dialogue (VSD). The Lamido expressed gratitude for the opportunity provided to individuals and businesses in Adamawa State to engage directly with the regulator on telecom-related issues. He also urged the NCC to continue working towards reducing the cost of telecom services and ensuring their availability across the country.

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NASENI Calls for Strong Collaboration with AFIT for Aeronautics and Air Vehicle Development+30

Dr. Bashir Gwandu, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering (NASENI), has emphasized the need for a stronger collaboration with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Kaduna, Nigeria, to ensure the successful establishment of the Aeronautics and Air Vehicle Development Institute (AAVDI). The partnership aims to bolster Nigeria's self-reliance in aviation technology and accelerate the progress of the made-in-Nigeria helicopter project. With AFIT's expertise and NASENI's commitment to aerospace development, this collaboration holds immense potential for Nigeria's aviation industry.

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Security Agencies Assure Residents of Enugu State of Safety Against Illegal Sit-at-Home Order+30

Security agencies in Enugu State have reassured residents of their safety amidst the continuous illegal sit-at-home order declared by unknown gunmen. The police and joint security agencies are working together to protect citizens and end the enforcement. Residents are urged to go about their normal activities without fear and report any suspicious activities or gatherings. The heavy security presence in the state is aimed at restoring confidence and ensuring the livelihoods of the citizens are not negatively impacted.

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MURIC Condemns Governor Adeleke's Religious Partisanship in Commissioner Appointments+30

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly condemned Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State for what they perceive as religious partisanship in his appointment of commissioners. MURIC accuses the governor of marginalizing Muslims and favoring Christians in his administration, which they claim is an act of oppression. This article delves into the controversy, highlighting MURIC's concerns and Governor Adeleke's response.

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The Impact of Data Visualization on Informed Decision-Making in Welfare Programs in Nigeria+30

Data visualization plays a crucial role in enhancing informed decision-making in welfare programs in Nigeria. This article explores the impact of data visualization and its potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of welfare programs in the country.

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