Author: Esther Aye

Aye Esther is a news reporter and writer at News VEO. She covers occurrences in the political space and the world of finance.

The National Library of Nigeria has opened a special section, named Green Library, exclusively for children and young adults between the ages of 4 and 17 in the country. The Green Library, which resides on the ground floor of the National Library in Yaba, Lagos, is aimed at setting the standard and creating a friendly environment in Nigeria and throughout Africa. The design will be replicated at library branches across the country, adorned with natural elements such as wooden logs used for tables and chairs, decorated with flowers, and equipped with lots of books and other reading materials. The deputy…

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Tunde Onakoya, the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, has announced his plan to play chess for 58 hours non stop without losing a game to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Chess marathon. He was acting for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education. The event will be taking place in Times Square, New York City from 10am on April 17 to 8pm on April 19. The former Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, sent his well wishes, sharing a picture of himself and the founder on his X handle on Wednesday. It stated,…

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Three Nigerian students presently undergoing their Masters programme in the United Kingdom, have unveiled a startup app called Sandfortcare to ensure that the elderly and the aged in Nigeria get quality healthcare services. Damilola Olaopa, the founder of the startup came up with the idea after he lost his dad in Nigeria on October 1, 2023. He was working as a healthcare assistant in the UK taking care of people’s families but could not take care of his dad due to his absence from home. Sandfortcare is a healthcare startup committed to provide care and support service to parents of…

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OCP Africa, a subsidiary of phosphate producer OCP Group has donated N10 million to the Brightest University Fund, a crowdsourcing project that aids Nigeria’s most talented students studying agricultural science. Oluwatoba Asana, OCP Africa Nigeria Country Manager, stated their mission was to change young people’s perception of agricultural science and its vital role in the society. OCP Africa’s investment is committed to sustain agricultural development across Africa by empowering young Nigerians with the necessary skills, knowledge needed to tackle environmental and agricultural challenges. The top 81 are currently competing for scholarships out of over 16,000 pupils who participated, and the…

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Adamawa State Government has urged parents and guardians to support the Governor Ahmadu Fintiri-led administration in its efforts to get rid of cases of insecurity in the state, The government is committed to addressing cases such as the attack carried out by armed youth gangs in the state called the Shila boys, using dangerous weapons to rob people of the valuables with the use of commercial tricycles, says Deputy Governor, Prof Kaletapwa Farautu-George on Tuesday. Usman Mohammed, 19, was detained by the police last week and is believed to be responsible for the majority of the robberies carried out by…

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The licences of three private jet operators has been suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) for violating its regulations. Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development had earlier warned private jet operators without licensed to operate commercial services on Monday that their operations were costing the federal government a huge loss of revenue. He further stated that the amount of money paid to the federal government is substantial when it is commercial. People now obtain licences at a very low cost from NCAA and as soon as they get the go-ahead, they operate six or eight flights…

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The Federal government has begun the disbursement process of the Presidential Conditional Grant Programme after a thorough screening procedure. Through the Bank of Industry, three categories of funding totaling N200bn palliatives loans to help manufactures and businesses are to be shared across the country. Some number of beneficiaries have received their payment while a significant proportion of confirmed applicants will receive their disbursement by Friday 19 April 2024 as stated by Doris Aniete on the trade minister’s official X on Tuesday. As the disbursement are ongoing, It is crucial to realize that not every applicant will receive their grant on…

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To improve the agricultural resilience, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic have collectively invested €100 million on small-scale food producers in the Sahel region. The essence of this project is to fight against desertification, land degradation, landscape and watershed management through participatory planning to effectively enriched the soil, water and biodiversity. The Food and Agriculture Organisation in 2023, stated that Nigerians are likely to face food crisis by June, August 2024 with Borno, Zamfara, Sokoto and Federal Capital Territory standing at a bigger risk. The FAO country representative, Dominique Kouacou laid the blame on insurgency, banditry, natural resources based…

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Due to low enrollment of candidate, the common entrance exams conducted by the National Examinations Council has been shifted from April 20, 2024 to June 1, 2024. The acting Director, Information and Digital Communication of the council, Azeez Sani who made the statement available on Tuesday stated that the common entrance schedule for April 20, 2024 would now be held on June 1, 2024. In the same vein, entrance examination for Gifted and Talented Children into Federal Government Academy, Suleja earlier scheduled on May 4, 2024 has been moved May 25, 2024. He urged candidates, parents, guardians, school and relevant…

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Through its National Housing Program, the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has announced that it will provide 8925 houses to successful applicants. Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, labeled the allocation as a step to help the public with accessible housing options. He further said the allocation will result in a thorough evaluation of the requirement and procedure guiding the sale of houses under the National Housing Program in respect to the circular from December 2023. The distribution includes a range of housing plans customize to meets the applicants demand, including mortgage, rent-to-own, outright and…

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