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Today's Headlines: We Are Working To Improve SDGs - Buhari; Obasanjo Deliberates On Nigeria challenges

We Are Working To Improve SDGs - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says his government has adopted the Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) to improve financing for sustainable development goals (SDGs) without increasing public debt.

Buhari said this on Friday while delivering his address at the official launch of the Nigeria Integrated National Financing Framework Report on Sustainable Development (NIFF) on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, held in New York.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, media aide to the president, Buhari said despite the COVID-19 challenge and the decline in crude oil prices in the country, his administration aligned all development plans with the SDGs to show its commitment to achieving the goals.

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Obasanjo Deliberates On Nigeria's challenges

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A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega; and Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala would deliberate on the challenges facing Nigeria, with a view to proffering solution at the King’s College 113th anniversary holding today in Lagos.

Also to discuss the theme of the Kingsweek ‘The Nigeria of our Dreams’ at a colloquium organised by the Old Boys Association are the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and former Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) President, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN).

The Chairman of the Kingsweek Planning Committee, Mr Etigwe Uwa SAN, explained that the theme of the celebration was informed by the current realities facing Nigeria and the pivotal stage at which the country currently is, which, he said is a source of grave concern to Kingsmen. 

We'll Shut Down Country If Strike Is Not Call Off -NANS Tells FG

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The Students Union Government (SUG) President of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has said that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will shut down the country if the strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues.

The ATBU SUG president, Comrade Usman Abubakar was speaking at a press conference organized by a NorthEast zone of NANS in Bauchi on Friday.

Northern Youths Insists On Ayu's Resignation

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Coalition of the Northern Nigeria Peoples Democratic Party Youth Movement, on Friday protested at the PDP Secretariat in Kaduna, demanding the resignation of national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.

The PDP is currently hit by crisis after Atiku Abubakar emerged the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

Some PDP governors and leaders, particularly from southern Nigeria were insistent that for fairness, northern Nigeria should not hold both the party’s presidential ticket and national chairmanship position.

Pay Salary Arrears Before Handover, NLC Urges Fayemi

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The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ekiti State Branch, Olatunde Kolapo, has urged the outgoing governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to ensure that he extends the minimum wage to higher levels of civil servants not benefitting from it at present before leaving office.

Kolapo said workers in the state were still hopeful of getting part of their outstanding salaries and deductions before the Fayemi administration would hand over to his successor in October.

Osinbajo, Dogara Out, Amaechi Makes Tinubu's Campaign List

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Following weeks of anxiety and serial postponements, the presidential campaign council list of the flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was released with several notable names of party chieftains missing.

The 422-man list has names of political heavyweights including APC governors, ministers, lawmakers, ambassadors as well as serving and past public office holders.

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