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Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage
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Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage

With about 22 days to the February 9 deadline for the enrolment, verification and linking of the National Identification Numbers (NIN) to Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, telecoms operators have raised the alarm over the challenge they have with the backend integration of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The Guardian gathered that one of the reasons many subscribers had not received any confirmation from their network operators, after submitting their NINs is because there has been no seamless confirmation from the backend of the NIMC. In other words, for every NIN registered by Nigerians and sent to telecoms operators, the service providers are expected to confirm the authenticity (verification) of the owner from the backend of NIMC, but, accordin...
Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi
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Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, at the weekend, said that any facility that he had built but destroyed during the EndSARS protests would not be rebuilt by his administration. He said that the people should rather protect them. Umahi stated this while inspecting the various public facilities, including police stations and others, destroyed by hoodlums. He told the people to always protect all government facilities in their areas as they were built with their money, warning those using the protests to unleash mayhem to have a rethink. The governor, who noted that four police stations were burnt down, two in Ohaozara Local Council and two in Abakaliki, the state capital, said that he would not rebuild the two in Ohaozara because they were built by him. “My position is...
Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities
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Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities

Doctors in state-run hospitals in Nigeria will go on strike next week to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders have said. The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “NEC (national executive council) resolved to proceed on an indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday,” said NARD president Aliyu Sokomba in a statement late Friday. The action would not be called off until the government provides “life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers” as well as paying outstanding salaries and allowances. He said the unio...
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‘Unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre sealed in Lagos

A  private medical laboratory in Ikoyi area of Lagos has been shut down by the state government for allegedly conducting "unauthorized" COVID-19 tests.   Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.   The tweets read;    “Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval. “The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situ...
93 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Abia State
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93 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Abia State

93 persons from Abia State have discharged from the state isolation centre in Amachara Specialist, Umuahia after recovering from COVID-19. This was made known by the Abia state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu during a chat with the Daily Independent. Chief John Okiyi Kalu explained that more patients of COVID-19 who have been successfully treated of the virus, would be discharged this week if their expected negative results from the NCDC laboratory are out. On the latest report of the death of three COVID-19 patients in Abia State as published by NCDC on Sunday, Okiyi Kalu said that the patients died because their cases were bad before their arrival to the isolation centres. He said; “If the number one citizen of the state can come out publicly to announce...
Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

The latest round of EFL Coronavirus testing has returned eight positive results from a total of 2213 tests on players and staff in the Championship. In a statement, the English Football League revealed that the eight positive Covid-19 tests are from six clubs and that the tests were carried out from last Thursday until midnight Tuesday. An EFL statement read: “The EFL can confirm that 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of the past week with eight individuals testing positive from six Clubs. “Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.” The results fro...
23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19
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23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19

The Enugu State Government has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the State. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State to 57. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, confirmed this in a statement in Enugu on Monday, adding that out of the 57 cases, 23 are health workers. “The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since the last update which have (cases) been updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). “The state has 57 positive cases, 26 active cases, 26 discharge and five deaths, 23 out of the 57 cases are health worker infections,” the statement read. He appealed to residents to stay at home and wear facemasks when outside their homes to curb...
SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities
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SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities

Teaching at seventy-seven schools in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa have been affected within four days of reopening - some due to confirmed Covid-19 cases and others as a result of suspected cases. Eastern Cape education department of spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said 48 of the schools were investigating suspicions of the novel coronavirus, and 29 were closed after positive cases were confirmed. The department, which manages about 5 000 schools, has called for calm. According to the Nationals, 31 of the schools were in the Buffalo City Metro (BCM), incorporating East London, King William's Town, the capital Bhisho and surrounding rural settlements. Eastern Cape chairperson of the National Association of School Governing Bodies, Mongameli Peter, said they had warne...
Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt
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Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt

The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres in the state, explaining that owners of such places must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made the clarification following media reports that owners of event centres could now open for operations, maintained that all event centres and cinemas are to remain shut for now. In a statement released this afternoon, the Commissioner explained that the State government is yet to make any declaration on the date for reopening the event centres, adding that the Governor will make a pronouncement provided that the event centres have met all laid...
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Over 100 Girls Raped by their Fathers in Ethiopia “Due to the Lockdown”

Over 100 girls have been raped in Ethiopia by their fathers during the lockdown, authorities said. According to reports from Walta TV, Ethiopia authorities, in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, over 100 girls raped and treated since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic as schools closed and people are advised to stay at home to reduce the spread of the virus. Data from hospitals suggest more than 100 children have been raped – including some by family members, BBC reports. Almaz Abraham, the head of Addis Ababa women and children affairs office reacting to the report, said sexual violence was on the rise as schools had been closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “One-hundred-and-one girls were raped in the past two months after the outbreak of the Covid-1...
Katsina Records 13 Deaths, Discharges 51 Patients who Recovered from Coronavirus
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Katsina Records 13 Deaths, Discharges 51 Patients who Recovered from Coronavirus

51 Coronavirus patients who underwent successful treatment have been discharged by the Katsina state government. Dr Kabiru Mustapha, the state's Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and member of the Katsina State COVID-19 Committee made the announcement on Thursday May 21. He also revealed that 13 deaths linked to Coronavirus complications has been recorded in the state. While five of the late Coronavirus patients were admitted in the state's isolation center, the remaining 8 were based on the symptomatic observations carried out after they died and outcome of a medical test conducted on their samples. Mustapha said;   ”As it is, the COVID-19 Committee now hold their meetings through the zones and there is no point to connect everybody at the moment. We re...
15 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos
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15 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos

15 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos. According to a tweet shared on the state Ministry of Health's official Twitter handle, 9 females and 6 males, all Nigerians were discharged from the Yaba, LUTH & Agidingbi Isolation facilities today May 17. ''15 #COVID19Lagos patients; 9 females & 6 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our Yaba, LUTH & Agidingbi Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. The patients; 9 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 1 from Agidingbi & 5 from LUTH Isolation Centres have fully recovered & tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive readings.'' the tweet read This brings to 623, number of confirmed cases that have been discharged in Lagos.
Lagos Backtracks, Admits Dubai Returnee Didn’t Die Of Coronavirus
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Lagos Backtracks, Admits Dubai Returnee Didn’t Die Of Coronavirus

Lagos State government on Thursday night retracted its earlier claim that one of the returnees from Dubai, died of COVID-19, according to Nigerian Tribune. This happened after other returnees, quarantined at an isolation centre in Lekki, had protested in a viral video clip, accusing the Lagos State Health Commissioner of lying. The frustrated Nigerians also rebuked the official reception they received as inhuman, claiming no one had come visiting, to check on their welfare. It was also claimed in the video that the deceased boarded ailing, though certified fit to fly, without any attribution to COVID-19 in his diagnosis. The deceased reportedly fainted twice in Dubai, before he was eventually evacuated alongside others. The state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayo...
More Guidelines For Operation Of Commercial & Industrial Facilities In Lagos
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More Guidelines For Operation Of Commercial & Industrial Facilities In Lagos

Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, issued additional guidelines for the operations of all commercial, industrial, corporate and financial facilities recently reopened in the State. Speaking at a virtual media briefing on Monday, the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said these guidelines were adopted to ensure that the community transmission of COVID-19 pandemic is curtailed. Bello said the additional measures, which are in accordance with the Lagos State Public Health Law 2015 as well as Lagos State Environmental Management and Protection Law 2017, include decontamination of premises/facilities using government-certified outfits and approved disinfectants/fumigants; provision of personal hygiene facilities such as running water wi...
Pastor Tunde Bakare sends strong message to church leaders over ban on religious gatherings
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Pastor Tunde Bakare sends strong message to church leaders over ban on religious gatherings

The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called on church leaders to donate buildings to be used as isolation centres, instead of continually criticizing the government. In a broadcast shared by the church on Sunday, Bakare revealed he has donated facilities in Lagos and Ogun, to be used. “Those churches with multiple facilities, rather than their leaders criticizing the government, should collaborate with them. “They must be prepared to offer some of their halls to governmental authorities as isolation centres in support of the efforts of the government,” Bakare said. Bakare’s position is in contrast with the opinion held by the presiding bishop of Living Faith Worldwide, David Oyedepo. Oye...
Lagos Discharges 14 Coronavirus Patients
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Lagos Discharges 14 Coronavirus Patients

14 Coronavirus patients have been discharged from the isolation centers in Lagos state. The patients were discharged after testing negative twice for Coronavirus. The Lagos State Ministry for Health said the patients comprised of six females and eight males. The tweet reads;   14 more #COVID19 Lagos patients; 6 females & 8 males, all Nigerians were today discharged from our Isolation facilities at Yaba, Onikan, LUTH & Eti-Osa (Landmark) to reunite with the society The patients; 7 from Onikan, 2 from IDH, Yaba, 4 from @LUTHofficial  & 1 from the Eti-Osa (LandMark)Isolation Centres have fully recovered & tested negative twice consecutively to #COVID19 With this, the number of patients successfully managed & discharged in Lagos is now 261. &nb...
Coronavirus: FG to Decontaminate 123 Aircraft and 13 Airports
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Coronavirus: FG to Decontaminate 123 Aircraft and 13 Airports

The federal government has announced its plan to decontaminate 125 aircraft and 13 airports as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood disclosed this at the daily briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday April 29. Though he noted that the decontamination exercise might be slow due to the nature of the aviation industry, he however revealed that two aircrafts have already been decontaminated. Mahmood said; “Aviation sector is such a specialized sector. We cannot rush things. I did say that we have mapped out 125 aircraft and 13 airports. “So far, we have decontaminated and disinfected two aircraft. Why we are not rushing it is because of the nature of the industry. “It is a place t...
49 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos
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49 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos

49 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos today April 29. According to the Lagos state Ministry of Health, out of the 49 discharged patients, 28 of them were females and 21 of them were males including a Greek national. The patients were discharged from Isolation facilities at Yaba and Onikan.
COVID-19: Buhari writes CJN on decongestion of prisons
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COVID-19: Buhari writes CJN on decongestion of prisons

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country, in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The President has also suggested to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to consider setting up Special Courts in all states, including the FCT, to try cases of armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and other serious offences, in order to facilitate speedy trials. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja yesterday. President Buhari in a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad,  drew the attention of the CJN to the recent call by the United Nations on all countries “to consciously reduce the po...
NGO commends Okowa on measures to tackle coronavirus
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NGO commends Okowa on measures to tackle coronavirus

Health-based nongovernmental Organisation, Castle Noble International, has said the prompt action by Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, in closing the land borders around the state, as well as providing adequate facilities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state was commendable. President of the organisation, Mrs. Ite Donald Ekpo in a  statement, said the Governor’s initiatives would address facility lapses and help save lives in the state. She said the two confirmed cases in the state were handled with the first-hand standards. “At this point in our history where a strange pandemic has forced everybody off work and businesses, we need proactive leaders who can reassure the people that it shall be well; the kind of leaders that will give everybody, irrespective of social...
Man Utd defender Tuanzebe desperate for football return
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Man Utd defender Tuanzebe desperate for football return

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe says he feels ready to return to action. The stopper is self-isolating at home with his family and his brother Dimitri, a former striker for Clitheroe, is an invaluable partner in the Tuanzebe gym and garden to maintain Axel's intensity. "You never know what's coming around the corner, so you always have to be on your toes," Tuanzebe told the Manchester Evening News. "I've been unfortunate this season that any time where it's coming to a chance to play regular minutes there's always some form of breakdown. But even though COVID-19 is around, I feel [physically] ready to play, I would like for the season to resume and get back to playing situations, as long as it's healthy to do so. "My brother is always there for me whenever I need any s...
COVID-19: Nigeria now has nine testing facilities
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COVID-19: Nigeria now has nine testing facilities

Nigeria has now boasted it’s testing capacity for COVID-19 with additional facility bringing to a total of nine centres across the country. According to the Official twitter handle of NCDC, “the Lagos State Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory has been activated for #COVID19 testing. This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 9. In progress- Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Jos & Kaduna. It will be recalled that the Lagos State already had two testing facilities, one at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, the new facility at Mainland Hospital Yaba will bring to total three testing facilities in Lagos. Also, Oyo, Osun, Abuja, Edo, Ebonyi State has one testing facility each while Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcou...
Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle COVID-19
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Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle COVID-19

Nigeria is looking to set up a $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euro) fund to boost its fragile healthcare system for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday. Finance minister Zainab Ahmed met senior lawmakers to discuss pulling together the fund from government “special accounts” and international loans, a statement from the senate president’s office said. “What we are proposing is an establishment of a 500 billion naira COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund,” Ahmed was quoted as saying in the statement. “Our general view is that this crisis intervention fund is to be utilised to upgrade healthcare facilities.” The proposed fund is still subject to negotiations and would need to be approved by lawmakers, who have suspended their sittings due to the virus. “...
COVID-19: INTELS Donates Isolation Centres at the Onne Port
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COVID-19: INTELS Donates Isolation Centres at the Onne Port

IN support of the efforts of the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited has donated two facilities to the Port Health Services (PHS) of the Federal Ministry of Health to serve as isolation centres at the Onne Port, Rivers State. INTELS General Manager, Legal and Corporate Services, Amaopusenibo Mike Epelle, while handing over one of the centers on Monday 30th March, said the isolation centres, located at both the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) and the Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT), Onne Port, were donated by the company to quarantine sick persons and any suspected case discovered by the Port Health Services on visiting vessels. “We have not recorded any case of the COVID-19 infectio...
Real Madrid Team In Quarantine Because Of Coronavirus
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Real Madrid Team In Quarantine Because Of Coronavirus

Real Madrid squad are going into quarantine because of coronavirus. A Real Madrid basketball player was proving to have the virus. The basketball team and football team shares the same facilities. Furthermore, The Spanish club has closed the facilities of its sports city.
Lagos State Shuts Down 20 Health Facilities For Non-Compliance
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Lagos State Shuts Down 20 Health Facilities For Non-Compliance

Lagos State Government, through the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards. The Executive Secretary, HEFAMAA, Dr Abiola Idowu, made the disclosure after a recent enforcement exercise carried out by the agency, stressing that the State government remains committed to sustaining the fight against the engagement of unqualified personnel in health facilities and will continue to insist on a suitable environment for the dispensation of medical care for promotion and maintenance of good health. Idowu warned that the government will not tolerate any form of illegal health practices in the State, saying that “health security, an integral part of public security is the pr...
Kim Jong Un likes Trump, America Deceived us – North Korea
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Kim Jong Un likes Trump, America Deceived us – North Korea

North Korean President Kim Jong Un received birthday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday. Kim Kye Gwan, an adviser to the North Korean Foreign Ministry, said in the statement that Kim could personally like Trump, but would not lead his country on the basis of personal feelings. “Although Chairman Kim Jong Un has good personal feelings about President Trump, they are, in the true sense of the word, `personal’. “We have been deceived by the United States, being caught in the dialogue with it for over one year and a half, and that was the lost time for us. “North Korea will not discuss proposals such as those Trump made at his last summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February 2019,’’ the foreign ministry adviser said. Accord...
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Honourable Akin Alabi move motion on the urgent need to establish more roadside clinics and improve the facilities in the existing ones to curb traffic accident fatalities

Honourable Akin Alabi representing Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency, Oyo State has moved a motion on the urgent need to establish more roadside clinics and improve the facilities in the existing ones to curb traffic accident fatalities. He stated that ‘While it’s important to prevent accidents by building good roads and ensuring only qualified people drive, we must understand there will always be accidents so we must be ready when they happen. We must have fully functional roadside and mobile clinics. It’s super important.’
Hajj 2019: Five Nigerian Pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia
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Hajj 2019: Five Nigerian Pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, has confirmed the death of five Nigerian pilgrims currently participating in the 2019 Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.   Dr Ibrahim Kana, Chairman of the National Medical Team in the Commission, released the figure on Tuesday July 31st 2019, in Madinah from the commission’s National Medical Team Electronic Health Medical Records. While speaking to newsmen, Kana said some of the pilgrims died of various illnesses including heart and lung diseases.   “So far, Nigeria has lost five pilgrims including three females and two males; out of which one died in Madina while the remaining four died in the city of Makkah. They all died of various illnesses including heart and lung diseases.   Records shows that so far in both Makkah...
If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari
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If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari

President Buhari while speaking when members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group visited him at the Presidential Villa, maintained that the 1999 Constitution was fair to all parts of the country.   He backed his claim with proposition of the constitution, which held that each state must have a minister representing it in the cabinet. Buhari also stated that if Bayelsa, a small state with only eight local governments would have three senators in the National Assembly just like a big state like Kano with 44 local governments, then the context of one Nigeria is fair.   “The Constitution facilitates one thing; that there must be a member of the (Federal) Executive Council from each state of the federation. “Why I praise the authors of our constitution ...
What will happen on June 12- Mustapha
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What will happen on June 12- Mustapha

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Thursday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation for the June 12 Democracy Day celebration NAN reports that Mustapha disclosed this when he led members of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration and June 12 Democracy Day celebration committee on inspection of facilities at Eagle Square, the venue of the celebration. He said that the expectation of Nigerians on the Democracy Day celebration was high and that the committee would ensure that their hopes were not dashed. “Preparation is going on very well and we are confident that we will be able to put a befitting Democracy Day. “It is going to be interplay of our culture, military parade and eventually...
Buhari Approves Establishment Of State Police
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Buhari Approves Establishment Of State Police

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to work out modalities in collaboration with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Solicitor General of the Federation for the establishment of state police, a report by NewTelegraph has revealed. The decision followed the recommendations of the report of the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) reforms, headed by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Tony Ojukwu. Receiving the report yesterday at the presidential villa, Abuja, President Buhari also directed the modalities for the implementation of the recommendations must be completed within the next three months. The panel in its report presented eight recommendations to the President which...
Imo: Why I’m Finding It Difficult To Work – Gov. Ihedioha Cries Out
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Imo: Why I’m Finding It Difficult To Work – Gov. Ihedioha Cries Out

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has decried the failure of his immediate predecessor, Rochas Okorocha to handover documents containing the financial stance of the state to him. Ihedioha lamented that he has no documents showing the financial status of the state, hence the difficulty of his administration to hit the ground running. Against this backdrop, the governor said he asked all financial institution to stop transacting with his predecessor. The governor also decried the condition of the state’s Government House, saying he can’t work from office. He maintained that the Government House was an eye sore. Vanguard quoted Ihedioha as saying yesterday: “We have difficulties operating from Imo Government House now. But I told Imo people that we will start work and ...
Buhari Govt to release N30 Billion for Digital Switch over
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Buhari Govt to release N30 Billion for Digital Switch over

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the Federal Government is working on releasing N30 billion to boost the process of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country. The Director-General of the NBC, Ishaq Kawu, told newsmen in Lagos on Friday that the money would be released in two batches of N15 billion each. Kawu said that the money would be repaid from resources that would be realised from the list of frequencies to be auctioned. He said that the commission had concluded the digital mapping of the country, to ensure effective DSO rollout. According to him, NBC now has a plan for all the points and locations it is going to have digital transmission facilities, the major population centres in the entire country. ...
Real Madrid Blasts Pochettino over ‘Lies
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Real Madrid Blasts Pochettino over ‘Lies

Real Madrid have accused Mauricio Pochettino of lying over claims, that Spurs were denied permission to stay at their training ground, ahead of the Champions League Final. Both Tottenham and Liverpool will use Real’s Valdebebas training complex ahead of the final in Madrid. However, speaking on Thursday, Pochettino claimed Spurs had asked whether they could use Real’s accommodation at their training base and were refused. Pochettino said: “Ahead of the final, we will train at Valdebebas and sleep in a nearby hotel. “I asked Florentino to let us sleep in the sports centre, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.” That declaration has drawn a response from Los Blancos, who have issued a strongly worde...
The Federal Government is Focused on Building Modern Prisons – Abdulrahman Dambazau
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The Federal Government is Focused on Building Modern Prisons – Abdulrahman Dambazau

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau says the Federal Government has unveiled plans to invest in the building of modern prisons across the country. He disclosed this at an event held on Saturday in Abuja where he said “most of our prisons, particularly those situated in urban centres are more than a century old; over a hundred years old. So, what we do is to ensure that we build modern prisons that will meet the required universal standard for the treatment and rehabilitation of prison inmates". Dambazzau offered some perspective at the inauguration of some projects at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) in the nation’s capital.  According to him, correctional facilities in the country are in dire need of rehabilitation or outright replacement. Nigeria ...
Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari
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Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari

President Buhari has stated that education is a wise response to Boko Haram’s ideology and insurgency in the country. The President stated this today in Maiduguri, Borno State, as he praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency. Buhari gave the commendation at a ceremony to commission six model schools, out of 40 world class facilities established to provide quality education to mostly children of the poor, and those turned orphans by the 10-year insurgency. He said expansion of educational facilities in the state was the best response to Boko Haram’s actions to stifle education, especially that of the girl child. Buhari said; “This is a wise response to Bo...
President Buhari commissions newly reconstructed maternity institute
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President Buhari commissions newly reconstructed maternity institute

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Institute of Maternal And Child Health also known as Ayinke House located at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja. The building which is the biggest maternity hospital in Nigeria was upgraded from 80-bed facility to 170-bed healthcare centre. The president was followed by ministers and special advisers. Other dignitaries include Governors of Ogun (Ibikunle Amosu ), Oyo (Abiola Ajimobi), Ondo (Oluwarotimi Akeredolu), Ekiti (Kayode Fayemi), Adamawa (Jubrila Bindow); the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu; Lagos State Governor-Elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, among others Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, descr...
New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges
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New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges

A never-before-seen video of Meghan Markle has emerged and it was taken before her relationship with Prince Harry became public. The Duchess of Sussex, who was an actress at the time, visited Delhi and Mumbai in 2017 to highlight the issues of gender equality and the problems of girls' access to education. Meghan teamed up with World Vision, a charity that works to change the lives of the world’s poorest children. On a visit to one school, speaking to the camera, Meghan said: “What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school." Meghan told how some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have “bathrooms available t...
Facilities for 2020 Sports Festival altered to hold all games, Obaseki Assures
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Facilities for 2020 Sports Festival altered to hold all games, Obaseki Assures

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured that sports facilities in the state are being remodelled to accommodate games for the 2020 National Sports Festival as well as ensure smooth hosting of the sporting event. This, he disclosed, during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, at the Government House in Benin City. He explained that adjustments have been made on all the sporting facilities being built by the state government, to ensure the facilities are fit for hosting of the National Sports Festival in 2020.He stated that Edo State government is prepared to justify the confidence reposed in it when the state was granted hosting right for the 2020 National Sports Festival, noting that his administration is working to ensure that it sets ...
Lagos State Government Denies Requesting for Money to Treat Victims of School Building Collapse
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Lagos State Government Denies Requesting for Money to Treat Victims of School Building Collapse

The Lagos state government has released a statement denying the allegation by some parents of victims of the recent building collapse in Itafaji, that the hospital staff are demanding for money before treating their injured loved ones. The government in the statement, said the allegation is false. Read the statement below The attention of the Lagos State government has been drawn to an on line publication of 14th March 2019 titled: "Lagos building collapse: Victims’ families protest request for payment before treatment' in which it was falsely alleged that some of the survivors of the collapsed building at Ita-Faji, Lagos Island were being requested by some government health facilities to pay for medical services. The State government feels saddened by the unfortunate incident wh...
Agbakoba Legal to Begin Title Defence against Olaniwun Ajayi
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Agbakoba Legal to Begin Title Defence against Olaniwun Ajayi

Champions Olisa Agbakoba Legal is to begin the defence of the Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Lawyers’ Football League title against Olaniwun Ajayi on Sunday at the AstroTurf 2000 in Ikoyi, Lagos. OAL will be aiming to start the cup defence with almost the same team that defeated Falana & Falana in the final of the last edition as this 17th edition begins with fanfare on Sunday. Nineteen distinguished law firms are participating in this edition pushed forward due to the elections that held in the country in the past fortnight. According to organisers of the lawyers’ league, 19 teams would be participating in the tournament, with seven mergers. “The teams are divided into four groups with eight matches to be played every Sunday over a five- week period, Match time for each gam...
Father of Late Baby Benaiah Reveals Why His Treatment Was Delayed
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Father of Late Baby Benaiah Reveals Why His Treatment Was Delayed

The father of late baby Benaiah, has released a statement revealing why the treatment of his son was delayed. Benaiah died on Friday, the 15th of February, while his way to Dubai for a major heart surgery, this was after Nigerians rallied to raise N70m for the procedure. The news of the death of baby Benaiah swept through social media, leaving many heartbroken, and his father has now released a statement to reveal why the treatment was delayed. Read the statement below; It is with great sadness that We announce the passing of our son, Baby Benaiah “braveheart” Agoboye. Baby Benaiah died on our way to the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for a flight to Dubai Scheduled for 12.55pm local time yesterday, the 15th of February, 2019. In our company at the time was th...
Yenagoa Airport Big Boost for Sports, Tourism
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Yenagoa Airport Big Boost for Sports, Tourism

Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, a sports facilities construction outfit, Ebi Egbe says sports and tourism would be the biggest beneficiary of the state international airport commissioned Thursday in Yenagoa. An excited Egbe was full of praise for Gov Seriake Dickson who he stated was matching words with action in the area of infrastructural development of Bayelsa State under his Restoration Agenda. Egbe noted that the Yenagoa airport would not only open up the state but make the hosting of local and international sporting events in Yenagoa easy. “Every Ijaw man is happy with the development going on in the state. Dickson deserves a pat on the back for making the airport project a reality. The airport is one facility that would not only open up the state, but also bo...
Sports Minister Thrilled by Quality of Facilities Earmarked for Edo 2020
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Sports Minister Thrilled by Quality of Facilities Earmarked for Edo 2020

NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Monday in Benin City commended the Government of Edo State for its preparedness to host the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival billed for 2020. The Sports Minister who paid an unscheduled visit to the state to assess the level of work going on at facilities earmarked for the Games now being referred to as “Benin 2020”, was full of plaudits for the state. Some of the sports facilities visited by the minister include; the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin Technical College sports ground as well as the University of Benin Sports Complex. “I must confess that from what I have seen on ground, the Edo State Government is more prepared for the hosting of the National Sports Festival than I had im...
Lalong Pays N806,000 To Free 37 Inmates From Plateau Prison
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Lalong Pays N806,000 To Free 37 Inmates From Plateau Prison

In his first outing of the year, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Wednesday, paid N806,900 as fines and compensations for 37 prison inmates scattered across the state. Lalong The governor, who was accompanied on the compassion visit to Shendam Prison by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Yakubu Dakwak, said he was deeply touched by the plight of the inmates, most of who were poor and unable to pay for the little fines that subjected them to unjustified prolonged prison stay. Lalong noted that keeping such large number of youths in detention could hinder national development, and promised to take concrete steps to support the Nigeria Prison Service to be able to cater adequately for the inmates. A statement by Plateau Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Luka Ayedoo, said t...
Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG
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Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has appealed to the federal government to fix the runway lightings at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. NATCA also urged the government to urgently rehabilitate the abandoned Taxiway B of the airport in order to increase its capacity and also to reduce the workload on the pilots and controllers. NATCA made the pleas in a seven-point communique issued after its 47th Annual General Meeting which took place on Saturday in Lagos. The communique was signed by NATCA President, Mr Victor Eyaru, and its General Secretary, Mr Banji Olawode. The group also urged the government to see to the completion of the construction of the abandoned new Control Tower at the Kaduna airport to replace the old one that got burnt on A...
10,000 Contingents For 37th FEPSGA In Kogi
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10,000 Contingents For 37th FEPSGA In Kogi

President of the Federation of Public Service Games, FEPSGA, Aloku Amaebi, yesterday, said about 10,000 contingents from across the country were expected at the game 37th edition. Amaebi, who disclosed this in Lokoja at the opening ceremony of the event, assured that the Kogi State government in collaboration with the office of the Head of Civil Service of Federation had put all necessary arrangements in place for a hitch-free sporting events. According to him, “Governor Yahaya Bello has assured FEPSGA that all the facilities will be in good state and adequate security will also be provided.” He noted that the contingents, comprising civil servants from over 70 MDAs and extra-ministerial departments from across the 36 states and FCT, would be participating in 16 games.
Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers
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Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers

The other time, we got wind of the UK government’s plan to build a special wing in the Kikiriki Prison in Lagos, so that Nigerians who are serving jail terms in different UK prisons could be transferred to Nigeria to complete their terms. Similarly, the German government recently revealed that it was challenged on how to handle over 30, 000 Nigerians who are to be repatriated to Nigeria over illegal immigration and other related offences. There are certainly more Nigerians, who are still languishing in immigration centres and prisons in different countries around the world for various infractions, whose circumstances would never get to the public. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the Italian government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, recently announc...
Eid Maulud: MURIC Urges Political Leaders to Emulate Prophet Muhammad
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Eid Maulud: MURIC Urges Political Leaders to Emulate Prophet Muhammad

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Tuesday called on the nation’s leadership to emulate Prophet Muhammad (SAW), shun selfish interests and focus on developing the economy for the benefit of the masses. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC, in an Eid-El-Maulud message in Lagos, advised politicians to focus on things that would bring development to the nation, rather than promoting their selfish interests. He also appealed to youths not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs or other negative vices in the 2019 general elections. “Problems like epileptic power supply, sub-standard public health facilities, bad roads, poverty and lack of qualitative education are what our politicians should be addressing. “2019 should not be about stealing our common patrimony. Po...