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Ondo guber: Group wants political parties to pick Ilaje indigene as governorship candidates

An interest group, Ilaje Advancement Forum, has said it is time for Ilaje in Ondo Southern Senatorial district to produce the next governor of Ondo State.
Malian Islamist militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during his trial at the Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019.

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction, reign of terror

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 42, has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and sexual slavery.

Nasarawa bureau tasks MDAs on financial discipline, accountability

Dr Dominic Bako, Director-General, Nasarawa State Bureau of Public Procurement, has charged ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to ensure transparency and accountability in their financial transactions for development to thrive in the state.

NGO distributes food items, stoves to vulnerable households in Kaduna

An NGO, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) has distributed 750 dollars (about N300,000) of food items to the poor and vulnerable households in Kaduna State.

Former ASUU chairman, professors disown union over UNILAG pro-chancellor

Some lecturers at the University of Lagos, including a former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Ayo Olowe have the threat by the union against the Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin does not represent the collective will of the majority of academic staff and other stakeholders of the University.

Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest another couple in Enugu for causing grievous harm to daughter

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Tuesday that the couple was arrested on July 12, in Okwojo village in Ngwo community in Udi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
A security staff uses a thermal scanner to check a temperature of a member of the contact-tracing team, at the Primary Healthcare Centre, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria May 7, 2020. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian virus hunters in race against coronavirus in Africa’s giant

Early one evening, Folasade Fadare and her team of four disease hunters piled into a van and headed for Okegun, a rural community down a narrow potholed road in eastern Lagos state.
Niger's soldiers stand at Bosso military camp on June 17, 2016 following attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the Diffa region. Issouf Sanogo-AFP

10 Nigerian soldiers shot dead by terrorists in Borno – report

Jihadists shot dead 10 Nigerian soldiers in two incidents in the country's restive northeast on Monday, security sources said.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi upgrades child birth units, renovates health centres

The Bauchi government says it has renovated and upgraded 26 existing childbirth spacing units in seven local government areas in the state, in its efforts at ensuring safe child delivery.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa did not at any time direct members of government and civil servants to undergo the COVID-19 test.

Delta governor, family test negative for coronavirus

The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith and daughter have recovered from COVID-19.

Lagos withdraws suit on virtual sitting at Supreme Court

Lagos State Government on Tuesday withdrew its suit challenging the move by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Constitution to provide for virtual proceedings in courts.

Ondo guber: Seven PDP aspirants, others kick against importation of 101 fictitious delegates names

seven governorship aspirants, members of the Board of Trustees and other state holders in the People Democratic Party in Ondo state have petitioned the national secretariat of the party over alleged importation of 101 fake names in the delegates list ahead of next week election.
The Gendarmerie patrols with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in PK5, the predominantly Muslim shopping district of Bangui, on January 7, 2020. Florent Vergnes-AFP

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic attack

Militiamen killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Rwanda and injured two others in an ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on Monday, the UN said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny killing of Ibadan ‘notorious gang leader’

The Oyo State Police Command has denied that men of the command were responsible for the killing of Biola Ebila, the alleged gang leader of the ‘One Million Boys’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Nigerian Army repels terrorist attack on Barracks in Maiduguri

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday night attacked a military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings/deployment and appointments of 37 Generals and five Colonels to different formations and units in his effort to rekindle the spirit of professionalism in Nigerian Army (NA).
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Osun eases lockdown in four local councils

The Osun government has approved easing of lockdown imposed on four local government areas in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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The Jigawa Government has announced a one year tax holiday for all existing Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) whose businesses suffered as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.

FRSC warns park operators, commuters against violating coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned motor park operators against granting entry or access to passengers not abiding by COVID-19 Safety Protocol in their various parks.

Senator raises fresh concern over southern Kaduna killings

The representative of Kaduna South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Danjuma La’ah, on Tuesday, raised a fresh concern over the unending killings in his constituency.

Bauchi parents engage their wards in online training to check idleness

Some parents in Bauchi have enrolled their wards to undergo online training programmers as part of efforts to keep them busy and enable them learn new trades, checks have revealed.