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Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government
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Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government

The Niger State Government has said that it is not sure of when the boarding schools which were closed down in four local council areas of the state in the wake of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, will be reopened. Speaking at the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday February 28, Niger state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin said the security challenges facing the state is huge and they have to ensure things are put in proper place before schools are reopened. Jibrin said;   “The security challenge facing this state is huge and we have to ensure things are put in proper place before we will think of reopening the school. I can’t say when they will go back to school o...
No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC
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No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed reports that there will be an increment in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the Corporation was not contemplating any raise in the price of petrol in March in order not to jeopardize ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship. Obateru in the statement cautioned petroleum products marketers not to engage in an arbitrary price increase or hoarding of petrol in order not to create artificial scarcity and unnecessary hardship for Nigerians. The Corporation further stated that it has enough st...
No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says
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No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has said that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the Kagara schoolboys and their teachers from their abductors. Bandits dressed in military uniform stormed the Government Science College Kagara on February 17 and abducted 27 students, three teachers and 12 members of their family. All were released on Saturday February 27. Speaking to journalists after receiving the students in his office, the governor said; “There was no ransom. We, however, incurred a lot of logistics because we had to involve so many groups even the logistics to bring them, and to settle the stakeholders. I’m referring to security agencies, our local vigilantes, our traditional rulers and other stakeholders” he said
Yoruba Stakeholders Resolve To End Fulani Herders Attack
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Yoruba Stakeholders Resolve To End Fulani Herders Attack

Monarchs, traditional worshippers, clergymen and technocrats from the South-West, yesterday, converged on Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and resolved to stop attacks by Fulani herders as soon as possible. The stakeholders, who spoke with one voice at the emergency Yoruba International Summit organised by the Yoruba World Assembly (YWA), led by Dr. Taiye Ayorinde (Chairman, Governing Council), said that enough was enough for Fulani’s kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of innocent Yoruba farmers and residents. The summit, with the theme, “Tackling the menace of human insecurity and food insecurity in Yorubaland,” was held at the Western Hall, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan. In attendance were the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin, who was represented by Prof. Ne...
Osun: APC stakeholders raise concern over inclusion of SDP chieftain in membership registration c’ttee
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Osun: APC stakeholders raise concern over inclusion of SDP chieftain in membership registration c’ttee

Some stakeholders within the All Progressives Congress, Osun chapter, have raised concern over the inclusion of a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Tayo Adewakun as a member of the party’s registration committee for Osun. The group, the Osun Progressives Top, noted that Adewakun has never been a member of APC. In a letter made available to DAILY POST, signed by 14 persons who have served under the party, they attributed Adewakun as a relative of Senator lyiola Omisore and still a card carrying member of the SDP. “The ground of our complaint is that Tayo Adewakun has never been a member of our party, APC. Our findings show that, Tayo Adewakun is a relative of Otunba lyiola Omisore and up till this moment, he is still a card carrying member of the SDP and yet to renoun...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU). The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received. Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday Jan...
Multi-million dollar scanners rotting away at Apapa port
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Multi-million dollar scanners rotting away at Apapa port

Three multi-million dollar high calibre mobile scanning machines belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service are rotting away at the Apapa port.   The Smiths Hiemann 2533 HCV machines, which were managed by a foreign company known as Cortena, have not been put to use since 2015 when the contract involving the company was revoked. The Nation reports.   The Controller of the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Abba-Kura, told the House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise on an oversight visit to the Command that politics was brought into the issue of scanners sometimes in 2015.   According to him, the contract involving Cotecna was revoked and re-awarded to a Nigerian company known as Global Scan.   He said the c...
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We have failed our children – Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has raised of alarm of parents failing their children. Speaking during a stakeholders’ engagement with 77 district heads, religious and community leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State on Saturday October 31, the Minister stated that parents have failed their children by not instilling same values they had in them. Ahmed said; “We are calling the attention of parents that we have failed our children in the sense that the kind of values we use to have is no more. “We need to remind ourselves that our children need to be upright and that this criminality going on, on daily basis, is not for their benefits and the benefit of the state and country.”   Commenting on the state of security ...
4.48 Million Nigerians Apply for N-Power Jobs
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4.48 Million Nigerians Apply for N-Power Jobs

Recruitment of the third batch of N-Power enrolees has so far received 4.48 million applications. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq made the announcement via her Twitter handle. Farouq wrote; “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date”. Recall that sixteen days after the portal was opened for application, the ministry said over 4million applications have been received. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had also disclosed that only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of its N-Power ...
Bowen Alumni Champions the University’s First Virtual Tour
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Bowen Alumni Champions the University’s First Virtual Tour

Across the world today, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing governments, businesses and institutions of higher learning amongst others to reinvent themselves. In Nigeria, this deadly pandemic is lifting the veil of limitation and easing the resistance that once upon a time greeted the penetration and adoption of technological advancements in the country.   Bowen University, one of Nigeria’s leading universities known for deploying the use of technology to empower her students to make them globally competitive and relevant has recently launched a virtual tour of its school to give incoming students, parents, guardians and key stakeholders an immersive experience of the institution. We caught up with the lead of the project who happens to be an alu...
Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order
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Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order

The Abia State Government has sealed and arrested the Proprietress of a private Nursery and Primary school, ‘Blessed Child Study Center’, located at Clifford Road, Aba. DAILY POST reports that she was arrested for allegedly operating in total violation of the lockdown order by the Abia Inter Ministerial Committee on COVID-19. The proprietress of the school, Mrs. Chukwu Blessing, was allegedly caught by a team of Aba South Area Inspectorate of Education, where he was teaching a group of seventeen, (17), pupils in an unventilated classroom without observing social distancing. Recall that the Abia Government had directed schools across the state to close untill normalcy returns following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The sealing of the p...
We’re Researching on how Blood Plasma can be Used to Treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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We’re Researching on how Blood Plasma can be Used to Treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has revealed that they working on using plasma from the blood of recovered Coronavirus patients to treat people infected with the virus. He revealed this at a news conference to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Ehanire said the plasma of patients who recovered from COVID-19 is called convalescent plasma, and further urged Nigerians to donate blood to save the lives of those in need.   The Minister said; “It is believed that persons who suffered COVID-19 and have recovered will have antibodies inside their plasma, which can be used to treat others. “It can be used to treat others who are not able to build antibody fast enough or those who are suffering from a severe form of the virus. “Yes, our research centres a...
Non-performing Service Chief Should be Sacked — Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
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Non-performing Service Chief Should be Sacked — Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday June 11, called for the sack of underperforming service chiefs. The senate president made the comment after Borno North senator, Abubakar Kyari raised a point of order over the massacre of over 81 people in Gubio village, part of the district he represents.   Ahmad said; “The Senate has passed several resolutions on the insecurity in the country with all stakeholders carried along, but the issue has persisted.” “The stand of the Senate should be that people who have performed in office should be allowed to stay in such office." The federal government was also urged to deploy the armed forces and other security agencies to beef up personnel around the Lake Chad shores. The is coming ahead of a meeting between the leaders...
NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members
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NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has inaugurated a 12-man committee to protect workers from being laid off or their salaries being reduced as a result of the harsh economy occasioned by COVID-19. The NLC chairman in the state, Jerry Nnubia who inaugurated the committee on Thursday said the body would monitor the state government, to ensure that workers were not laid off. Part of the job of the committee he said would be to engage the government in the event of pay-cuts or retrenchment of workers. He said, “The Situation Room will serve as an engine room for information dissemination and sensitisation of workers and citizens on COVID-19 reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures. “To protect jobs, wages and means of livelihood ...
Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls
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Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls

Towards ensuring that the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo are given optimal coverage, Yiaga Africa has disclosed that it will be deploying 500 observers for the polls. While stating that observers will also be recruited to monitor procedures at the collation centres across all local governments within the two states, the organization said that the aim was to ensure timely and accurate information about the election process to voters and stakeholders. The Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, stated this on Saturday during a virtual meeting held to engaged journalists in the two states on Yiaga Africa’s election project; Watching The Vote, WTV, and its plans for the upcoming elections even as citizens vote amidst COVID-19. The ...
Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation
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Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation

The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state. With the relaxation, Ekiti people will now enjoy free movement for their daily activities from Monday to Friday between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Similarly from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below will still remain at home till further notice. The Governor says the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume from 8pm to 6am daily while lockdown of the state borders remains enforced. Reopening of schools, worship centres and major markets will however be subject to on-going consultations with stakeholders. Governor Fayemi however advised residents of the state to keep to all prescrib...
Chinese Medical Team not Treating COVID-19 Patients in Nigeria – CCECC
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Chinese Medical Team not Treating COVID-19 Patients in Nigeria – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has made a clarification on the "mission" of the Chinese medical team who arrived the country weeks ago. The construction company said in a statement released on Friday May 22, that the medical team's assignment in Nigeria does not include treating Coronavirus patients and they have not done so at any instance. CCECC further stated that though the team has assisted in setting up isolation centres and providing support to CCECC staff on protection against COVID-19, they are also willing and ready to share their experiences in fighting COVID-19 in China with Nigerian health officials.   The statement reads; “After a 14-day quarantine and necessary tests, the medical team has been carrying out its assigned mi...
Doctors Accuse Kogi State Government of Frustrating Efforts to Test Patients for COVID-19
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Doctors Accuse Kogi State Government of Frustrating Efforts to Test Patients for COVID-19

The Kogi state government has been accused of frustrating health officials' effort to test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms in the state. President of the Association of Resident Doctors, FMC Lokoja, Agwu Nnanna who lamented over the lack of adequate testing in a statement made available to newsmen last night, said the current state of things in the state has increased COVID-19 risk among health workers. Nnanna also called on the federal ministry of health and the presidential task force on COVID-19 to "rally all relevant stakeholders in Kogi State to ensure that Coronavirus tests are carried out in the state for the safety of health workers," as they might be forced to take their destinies into their own hands. He said; “Many patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 ...
20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi
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20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi

20 Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Bauchi state after recovering from the disease. Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter on Monday morning, and also disclosed that this brings the total number of Coronavirus patients discharged in the state to 89. He tweeted; “I am excited to announce the full recovery and discharge of another 20 formerly #COVID19 patients from our isolation centres. This brings the total number of discharged cases in the state to 89. “As a State, we remain thankful to Allah for these successes and to our medical personnel for their steadfastness. “I also thank the State TaskForce on #COVID19 led by my deputy, and the security outfits and all stakeholders for their unrelenting efforts in these peculiar times. “Importantly al...
COVID-19: FG set to meet manufacturers, others on production of ventilators
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COVID-19: FG set to meet manufacturers, others on production of ventilators

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, Monday said plans have been concluded to meet with Research Institutes, Academic Institutions, Manufacturers and other stakeholders involved in the  manufacturing of local Ventilators to fight Coronavirus in Nigeria. Adebayo disclosed this while receiving weekly briefing by the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of the Committee on Sustainable Production/Delivery of Essential Commodities. The collaboration will guarantee the availability of ventilators as an essential tool in the fight against the pandemic, he said. However, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s address on gradual easing of the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr. President has assured Nigerians that mechanism ...
Kaduna government appreciates troops for neutralizing bandits in Chikun LGA
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Kaduna government appreciates troops for neutralizing bandits in Chikun LGA

The Kaduna State Government on Sunday evening, said it welcomed the intensification of military operations against bandits in the State. A statement by the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs said, the combined military teams of Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Whirl Punch and Nigerian Air Force’s Operation Gama Aiki, comprising units from the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army, are presently carrying out joint operations against armed bandits in Chikun, Igabi, Giwa and Birnin Gwari local government areas and other locations in the State. According to the statement, the Nigerian Air Force in particular, using their platforms on Thursday and Friday, successfully neutralized many bandits in Chikun local government while working on other targets. T...
Disease Bill: CISLAC, 39 others call for Public Hearing
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Disease Bill: CISLAC, 39 others call for Public Hearing

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and 39 other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have called for a Public Hearing on the proposed Control of Infectious Disease Bill by the National Assembly. Mr Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director of CISLAC, made the call in a statement co-signed by the 39 groups on Tuesday in Abuja. Rafsanjani said that the civil society community was alarmed by the House of Representatives’ attempt to give accelerated passage to a critical legislation without consultation and inputs from relevant stakeholders and the public. According to him, the bill has passed first and second reading at plenary under controversial circumstances and was slated for its third reading before it was resisted by some vigilant members of the House. “We under...
COVID-19: FG needs cooperation from all sectors – SGF286556
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COVID-19: FG needs cooperation from all sectors – SGF286556

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 have called for cooperation from all sectors in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mustapha said this while receiving volunteer personnel, ambulance, buses, and some medical equipment, including ventilators donated by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to Federal Government. Mr. Philip Kyanet, NIMASA Head of Corporate Communications, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Monday. Commending NIMASA for the gesture, Mustapha advised other organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the agency and support the efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic, so that Nigerians could live their normal live...
Coronavirus: Katsina government lifts ban on Friday prayers
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Coronavirus: Katsina government lifts ban on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted a ban on Friday prayers, following a stakeholders meeting with religious leaders, traditional rulers and security agencies.   In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, Imams were admonished to avoid prolonged sermons in order to discharge their followers within short period.   It is also expected that the state government will hold a smiliar meeting with Christian leaders, to lift the suspension of Sunday church services.   The statement reads in part;   “Following a meeting held today between the Katsina state government, religious leaders, traditional rulers, and security agents to review some measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in th...
Banks, ATMs Will Function During Lockdown – Finance Minister
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Banks, ATMs Will Function During Lockdown – Finance Minister

The minister for finance, Ahmed Zainab has announced that financial institutions would be allowed to run a skeletal operation during the total lockdown of some states in the nation over coronavirus pandemic. She made this known in a statement she sent out on Monday, as some states prepare to lockdown by 11 pm same day. Statement below: “Notice to affected stakeholders and general public regarding COVID-19 and restrictions in movement of persons”, bankers are expected to be handed new directives. “To ensure that Nigerians can still perform online transactions and use of ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, we will like to inform the general public and all affected stakeholders that we have obtained exemptions from the President to allow very skeletal operations in the finan...
COVID-19: We are committed to protecting our members, others against Coronavirus
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COVID-19: We are committed to protecting our members, others against Coronavirus

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has sent a heart-warming message to all members of the party as well as Nigerians across all shores over the growing cases of Coronavirus pandemic rocking some states of the federation. In a statement made available to MYCELEBRITYANDI on Sunday, the National Chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye, called for togetherness of APGA faithful and Nigerian citizens in the fight against the virus, as he lamented that the impact of the COVID-19 disease has continued to grow day by day. The party appealed to critical stakeholders, including elected representatives in both the state and the National Assembly to support this initiative by making personal donations of sanitizers, masks and other needs on behalf of the party to their constituents to m...
Public Announcement From The Central Bank Of Nigeria To All Bank Customers And Stakeholders
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Public Announcement From The Central Bank Of Nigeria To All Bank Customers And Stakeholders

Following the closing down of exercises in the nation because of the spread of Corona-infection the Central Bank of Nigeria has given a notification to the overall population of her arrangement to stay in well-trained as the infection last. The CBN made the declaration on her Facebook and Twitter accounts which read consequently: Following the present effect of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) on the worldwide economy combined with endeavors by the Nigerian Government, remembering incomplete lockdown for certain States and at the Federal level, to check the spread of the infection in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wishes to advise partners and individuals regarding the Nigerian open that the Bank will stay just getting started during this period. As a mindful open found...
Coronavirus: Nigerian Stock Exchange Suspends Taading Activity
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Coronavirus: Nigerian Stock Exchange Suspends Taading Activity

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday March 23, announced that it will be suspending trading activities over increased cases of coronavirus in the country. According to the NSE, all its trading floors will be temporarily closed from Wednesday March 25, while remote trading will continue. NSE staff will begin a 30-day remote working plan and will be available across all digital platforms to provide support. All physical meetings within and outside the agency's office premises have been suspended until further notice. Dealing members were asked to continue trading remotely through its electronic platforms such as Fix protocol and Xnet and reach out to their compliance officers if any support is required. The statement reads; Earlier today, we activated a remote working ...
#Coronavirus: WAEC suspends 2020 examinations till further notice
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#Coronavirus: WAEC suspends 2020 examinations till further notice

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has suspended the 2020 examinations. According to the exam body, the move was necessary because of the Coronavirus pandemic in the world. Futhermore, a statement signed by Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the head of public affairs WAEC, mentioned: “This in line with the protocols put in place by governments of WAEC member countries to prevent the spread of the virus”. “A new timetable for the conduct of the examination will designed and made available to all stakeholders when the health situation improves,” the statement added.
“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP
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“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday in Katsina said that it will not campaign in the 2023 elections, due to the failure of the present APC administration at the center, which has made it easy for its takeover of political power at the end of the present tenure. The National Secretary of the party, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri told newsmen during a briefing in preparation to the ward congress election which held on Saturday that the Buhari administration has failed Nigerians in the past 5 years as demonstrated in the present sufferings they are going through He said ’’every Nigerian whether resident in Aso villa or anywhere else in Nigeria will certainly admit that the present administration has failed, as they couldn’t even deliver their three point agenda: economy, sec...
Coronavirus: Lagos Monitoring 349 Persons from Endemic Countries
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Coronavirus: Lagos Monitoring 349 Persons from Endemic Countries

The Lagos State Government on Saturday March 8, disclosed that it is monitoring 349 persons from countries where coronavirus have been confirmed. In a tweet shared on the official Twitter handle of Lagos State Commissioner of Health Prof Akin Abayomi, it was gathered that 50 new samples have been collected for analysis. The tweet reads; “One confirmed case identified. 50 new samples collected for analysis. “349 Persons of interest from endemic countries under follow up. Training of stakeholders and awareness on #COVID19 ongoing.”
Stakeholders Reject Amnesty For ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists
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Stakeholders Reject Amnesty For ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists

A fresh crisis looms in the country as stakeholders yesterday rejected a move by the Senate to establish an agency to make life comfortable for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists irrespective of their wanton destruction of lives and property. Specifically, ignoring persistent public outcry against the release of the suspected insurgents, the Senate has begun a legislative process to grant amnesty to the terrorists. This the lawmakers plan to achieve by passing a bill for an Act tagged “National Agency for Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria 2020, SB. 340.” The bill is being sponsored by the immediate past governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, who now represents Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly. ...
Kwara to Begin Raid on Illegal Motor Parks
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Kwara to Begin Raid on Illegal Motor Parks

The Kwara State government will begin raid on illegal motor parks in Ilorin the state capital. It has accordingly warned operators to move to designated parks to further enhance sanity on the roads. A statement by the press secretary, Ministry of Works, Mansurat Kannike, said the Commissioner gave the warning Monday at a meeting with the Kwara state chapter of the Association of Independent Transporters, AIT, in his office. Engineer Suleiman Rotimi stated that a Committee would be set up involving government representatives, AIT, Road transport, National Union of Road transport Unions, and other relevant stakeholders in the transport sector in order to curb security challenges and other matters concerning transport system in the state. The Commissioner, wh...
Schools and Worship Centers Urged to Restore Checks on Luggage
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Schools and Worship Centers Urged to Restore Checks on Luggage

Schools, worship centers, markets, motor parks and owners of other public places have been ugred to restore checks on luggage by the Kaduna State Police Command, barely 24 hours after a suspected suicide bomber identified as Nathaniel Samuel was nabbed at the Living Faith Church in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna. In a press statement issued by the command's spokesperson Yakubu Sabo, police officers were also directed to intensify surveillance and to liaise with stakeholders within their respective jurisdictions to ensure collective vigilance. Members of the public have also been assurred of their safety by the police who are working tirelessly to foil any planned attack in the state.
Lagos State Government Bans Okadas, Tricyles and Others  From Operating in Parts of the State
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Lagos State Government Bans Okadas, Tricyles and Others From Operating in Parts of the State

The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders and tricycle riders in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State. Also banned are ride hailing services, OPay and GOkada. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who made the announcement at the State House in Alausa, said the measures were taken by the Government in response to “scary figures” of fatal accidents recorded from operations of Okada and tricycles in the State between 2016 and 2019. Omotoso said the lack of regard for the Lagos Traffic Laws by the Okada and tricycle riders had resulted in preventable loss of lives, adding that their impermissible movements on re...
12 Aid Workers Were Brutally Murdered by Terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 – UN
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12 Aid Workers Were Brutally Murdered by Terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 – UN

12 aid workers were allegedly killed by terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 as stated by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon. Speaking at a joint press conference over the weekend with the European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenar?i? and the Nigerian Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, Kallon raised an alarm of aid workers increasingly becoming direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups He said; “We are extremely worried that aid workers who are mostly Nigerians working to deliver critical lifesaving humanitarian assistance to fellow compatriots have increasingly become direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups”. Kallon who s...
Rivers State Records 4 Cases of Lassa fever
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Rivers State Records 4 Cases of Lassa fever

Four suspected cases of Lassa fever has been recorded in Rivers State as confirmed by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the state's Ministry of health, Dr. Chinwe Atata. While the four main cases have received prompt and adequate medical attention, 57 persons have also been placed on surveillance after a speculated physical contact with the affected individuals. The permanent secretary also said that they have sufficient quantities of commodities and drugs for therapeutic and preventive interventions. She said; “We are working assiduously to ensure public health safety to exposed substance especially among public health personnel as first respondents. “We are working in partnership with state and federal agencies and al stakeholders in the interest public health security and...
Man  Sentence to  14 Years Imprisonment for Raping an Epileptic Teenager in Edo state
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Man Sentence to 14 Years Imprisonment for Raping an Epileptic Teenager in Edo state

An Edo state magistrate court sentenced Vincent Akande, a 40-year-old former vigilante, to jail for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who is said to be suffering from epilepsy. Akande attacked the victim while she was by the riverside at Ososo community gathering stones for sale . In his ruling, Nosa Musoe, chief magistrate of the Igarra magistrate court, Akoko-Edo, condemned the “outrageous” incidents of sexual assaults in the local government area. BraveHeart Initiative (BHI), an NGO that seeks justice for abuse victims, expressed satisfaction with the verdict. BHI has been following up with the case to ensure that the victim gets justice. Speaking after the verdict, Priscilla Usiobaifo, founder/executive director of BHI, described the verdict as "a glint of hope" for victims of...
Raging Fire Destroys Multi-million Naira Properties Across Lagos in 24hrs
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Raging Fire Destroys Multi-million Naira Properties Across Lagos in 24hrs

It was a day of fire rage in Lagos early hours of Saturday as several properties were gutted in separate fire outbreaks across the state. Several properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno. At press time, no loss of life was recorded in the tragedies. The fire outbreaks occurred at the following areas: A residential building at Number 16 Ogunjimi Street, Agbotikuyo, Agege; Residential building at Oba Akinjobi Close on Ikeja, Maryland G.R.A; At number1 Mukuolu Street on Ajayi Road, Ogba and Amu Timber Market in Mushin, Local Government Area. The extent of damage and devastation was recorded much at Amu Timber Market, Mushin by Olorunshogo Bus Stop. Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fi...
Stakeholders Urge FG to Review Holistically Border Closure
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Stakeholders Urge FG to Review Holistically Border Closure

Stakeholders in the export industry has urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, holistically review the closure of the land borders as it is affecting the businesses of exporters operating in the country. The stakeholders, at a one-day policy roundtable on Nigeria’s regulatory environment with the theme: “Roundtable on Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment,” also lamented that despite the government’s closure of the land borders, goods were still being smuggled into the country. The Exporter Voices Lead, Trade Policy Work Stream, Policy Development Facility (PDF, Phase II), Titilope Ojo, said some countries in the world had closed their borders while measures were put in place internally to safeguard further occurrences. She querie...
Gov Emmanuel Sues for Stronger Collaboration From ExxonMobil
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Gov Emmanuel Sues for Stronger Collaboration From ExxonMobil

Governor Emmanuel during a tripartite meeting between the state government, management of Mobil Producing Nigeria and leaders of host communities at Qua Iboe Terminal, Ibeno local government area, on Tuesday 21st January stressed the need for the company to strengthen its relationship with her publics. The Governor said his visit to the company was aimed to strengthen such corporate relationship and chart a course for more involvement of stakeholders in community projects initiated by the oil giant. Hear him, “my visit here is a means of interaction, collaboration and partnership that we need one another. The government needs ExxonMobil, ExxonMobil also needs government; that’s the essence of the visit. It is that essence of collaboration that made this meeting possible.” ...
Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools
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Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools

Kwara State Government yesterday warned principals and head teachers of public schools against allowing any religious organisations to preach during the morning assembly in all schools in the state. The development, according to THISDAY checks, might not be unconnected with the recent reported invasion of some religious organisations in some public schools to preach to students during morning assembly in the state. However, in a statement issued in Ilorin and signed by the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, however, directed the principals and head teachers to conduct their prayers silently on the morning assembly in public schools in the state. According to the statement, “It has come to the notice of the Kwara State Governmen...
Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff
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Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff

The House of Representatives yesterday ordered the immediate suspension of the planned increase in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The chairman of the House Committee on Power, Magaji Dau, disclosed the order during an interactive session with NERC officials. Also in attendance was Ahmed Abdul who represented the Minister of State for Power, Saleh Mamman. Dau (APC, Jigawa) maintained that the increase was uncalled for in view of the appalling level of power supply in the country. Alongside members of the committee, he raised several posers on salient issues in the power sector and noted that the committee would liaise with its counterpart in the Senate to reach a conclusion on the matter. He also faulted the decision to put th...
Why Sugar Rush was Banned in Cinemas ― NFVCB
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Why Sugar Rush was Banned in Cinemas ― NFVCB

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has reacted to Nigerians agitation that the movie “Sugar Rush” be returned to cinemas. NFCVB in its reaction to the #BringBackSugarRush trend on Twitter said the action to ban the movie from showing in cinemas is in no way an intention to stifle creativity. “…The President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR led administration Aso Rock Villa is rather in support of the creative industry and has been promoting it as one of the avenues to diversify the nation’s economic base,” the Board’s Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas stated. According to Thomas, the temporary approval given for the movie exhibition expired before a permanent approval could be issued. “The movie has not just significantly increased box office #revenues within a short per...
Fresh Trouble For Naira Marley As Group Rises Against Him
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Fresh Trouble For Naira Marley As Group Rises Against Him

Fresh trouble may be in the offing for the music rave of the moment, Naira Marley as Child Right Advocates in Lagos State had risen against him. According to group, the manner at which the children are being corrupted by the artiste is worrisome. They maintained that the artist may need to face sanction if not tread with caution, especially as innocent children are being polluted with his different campaigns. “Currently, there is a real madness going on among the Nigerian youths all over the country now. The followers of a musician called Naira Marely are spreading like wildfire. All concerned stakeholders especially parents, please, be careful and get conscious of this trend and movement. Many high school students and undergraduates are the chief followers of this guy. The...
“How Lagos Will Achieve Universal Health Coverage” – Sanwo-Olu Explains
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“How Lagos Will Achieve Universal Health Coverage” – Sanwo-Olu Explains

Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, spoke at the yearly symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) where he assured the audience of his administration’s willingness to pursue actions and policy frameworks that’ll help the state improve on universal health coverage indices. The week-long event with the theme: “Strengthening Health Research Education and Service Delivery for Achieving SDGs in Africa”, was held at the Lagos Continental Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos. The participants comprised health researchers, policymakers a...
Army to Boko Haram – Surrender Now Or Be Crushed
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Army to Boko Haram – Surrender Now Or Be Crushed

Following the attacks on troops that led to the death of two Colonels and 26 soldiers in Yobe and Borno States last week, the Nigerian Army at the weekend warned Boko Haram fighters to surrender their arms or be crushed. It said the army was ready to dislodge them if they continued their offensive. It also warned them to take advantage of the amnesty offered by the federal government in order to rejoin the society or be ready to face the dire consequences. The army confirmed that insurgents killed a Colonel, captain and three soldiers during an attack on troops between Mainok and Jakana on the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway, Borno State although other military sources said the casualty figure was higher. The call came as special forces, comprising intelligence operatives located mi...
EX-NIHSA DG John Shamonda imprisoned for using state fund for sallah
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EX-NIHSA DG John Shamonda imprisoned for using state fund for sallah

Mr John Ayoade Shamonda, the former Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, has been handed a prison sentence after being arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.   The ICPC arraigned the Ex-NIHSA DG on 10 counts, bordering on knowingly making false statement and virement without approval. He was also accused of buying two Toyota Prado jeeps and two Hiace buses totalling the sum of N49.15m from the N603m he was given by the FG, for the rehabilitation and replacement of damaged hydrological equipment across the country following the devastating incident of flooding in 2012.   Justice Adeniyi Ademola in his judgement, said Shamonda was found guilty of using part...
AfCFTA: What Buhari Said after Signing Agreement
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AfCFTA: What Buhari Said after Signing Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday declared Nigeria’s commitment to trade and African integration. He spoke in Niamey at the opening of the African Union (AU) Summit after signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. He told the Summit that Nigeria will build on the event by proceeding expeditiously with the ratification of the AfCFTA. ‘‘Nigeria wishes to emphasize that free trade must also be fair trade. ‘‘As African leaders, our attention should now focus on implementing the AfCFTA in a way that develops our economies and creates jobs for our young, dynamic and hardworking population. ‘‘I wish to assure you, that Nigeria shall sustain its strong leadership role in Africa, in the implementation of the AfCFT...