The Kogi State Government has disclosed that the right to budget preparation has been reserved to the people.
The state governor, Yahaya Bello, stated this on Tuesday while speaking at citizens’ engagement on the 2024 budget formulation meeting held at the Edge Drive Hotel, Lokoja. Read more here.
The Chief Whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Oyekola has moved a motion urging the adoption and implementation of the recently enacted Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.
The lawmaker who represents Atiba State Constituency appealed for the adoption of a federal government position in Oyo State on Tuesday during the house plenary session. Read more here.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) through the office of the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council has flagged off a vanguard aimed at tackling the menace of open defecation in the council.
Speaking at the event on Tuesday with the theme "Say no to open defecation", the AMAC chairman Christopher Maikalangu said, the vanguard will work with traditional rulers and other relevant stakeholders to make sure that they reduce open defecation to the barest minimum in the Council. Read more here.
Residents of Ondo State have spent over N20 billion on malaria treatment, a new steering committee for World Bank Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming Services also known as IMPACT project has said.
It was gathered that the project was part of the efforts to eradicate malaria disease among the residents of the state, particularly the children. Read more here.
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has said that the non-kinetic efforts of the Nigerian military are yielding results in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Zulum said due to the non-kinetic efforts by the military, no fewer than 160,000 Boko Haram insurgents and their families have surrendered to the military. Read more here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that more lives could be lost to disease than to bombings in the Gaza Strip if urgent measures are not taken to repair the crippled health and sanitation systems.
The besieged territory, facing fuel shortages, supply disruptions, and targeted attacks on critical infrastructure, has seen a devastating impact on its healthcare facilities since the onset of Israeli strikes on October 7. Read more here.
A total of 46, 143 people have been estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in Ogun State, the state government has revealed.
Out of this total, 33, 489 had been identified and placed on sustained treatment, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker also revealed. Read more here.
The largest economy in Africa's oil industry is expected to come out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to KPMG Nigeria.
This comes after 14 straight quarters of negative growth, according per the company's most recent analysis titled 'Expected Sluggish Q3 2023 GDP Growth.' The good prognosis stems from continuous efforts to stop oil theft and damage to infrastructure. Read more here.
Nigeria and Angola have been firmly against the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) proposal to lower their production limits for crude oil.
A Bloomberg report from Tuesday claims that OPEC was forced to postpone a crucial meeting due to the persistent impasse over oil output quotas for certain African members. This is all the more true in light of the falling prices. Read more here.
The floating NS Century, a Russian oil ship, has sparked concerns about its impact on the global oil market, particularly in light of increased limitations on Russian oil.
As the US recently sanctioned boats, including the NS Century, for trading above the G7's $60 price cap, the issue unfolds against the backdrop of measures to limit Moscow's energy revenue amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Read more here.