Nigeria

Police commission warns job seekers to beware of fraudsters

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has cautioned Nigerian job seekers against falling prey to conmen out to extort them by promising to assist in job placements.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa workers issue strike notice over new minimum wage

The organized labour in Adamawa has given the state government up to Feb. 25 to conclude negotiations with it over the national minimum wage or face an indefinite strike action.
Pastor Paul Enenche

Paul Enenche: Enough of bloodshed, reign of terror in Nigeria

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, has decried what he termed as the highest level of religious intolerance and insecurity in Nigeria.

World Bank approves $250 million facility for Ogun

Ogun is one of the six states approved by the world financial institution to support development priorities in the country, including improving immunisation, enabling a stronger business environment for the private sector, expanding the digital economy to promote job creation and increasing public and private sector capacity on governance and social and environmental safeguards.

FUTA vice-chancellor inaugurates committee on 2021-2026 strategicplan

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Prof. Joseph Fuwape, has inaugurated the Committee on Development of the University Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026 as part of efforts to reposition the university to meet up with global best practices in tertiary education.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi establishes Mopol base along Obajana-Kabba road

The Kogi Government in partnership with the Nigeria Police Force said it has established two Mobile Police Squadron Bases along Obajana-Kabba road and in Okene.

NCDC confirms 70 deaths from Lassa fever

A total of 70 people died from 472 confirmed cases of Lassa fever out of 1,708 suspected cases in 92 Local Government Areas of 26 States of the Federation within the first six weeks of 2020.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday disclosed its plan to close two roads in the metropolis for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

Lagos to close two roads for railway construction

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday disclosed its plan to close two roads in the metropolis for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of Lagos state environment and special offense taskforce, has ordered the release of vehicles impounded at the agency’s traffic yard in Ikorodu.

Okada/Keke ban: Lagos taskforce nabs two fake uniformed operatives

The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has nabbed two suspects for impersonating Security Officers at Oshodi, Lagos.

Doctors charged with destroying patient’s kidney learn fate today

When the case was first mentioned at the tribunal on Monday, the two doctors pleaded not guilty while Dr Zakari said he had earlier submitted a 14-page document in response to the allegation that he neglected the request of the council.
Rivers state government says it will hold Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Justice Mary Odili.

Rivers: We’ll hold Adams Oshiomhole, Timipre Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili

Rivers state government says it will hold Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court.

Afe Babalola: Oil discovery in North will aid restructuring

The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has said the news of crude oil discovery in the North gladdens his heart, because such a discovery will hasten the restructuring of the country.

Skill G innovation STEM centre berths in Abuja

A privately-owned Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, and Artificial Intelligence centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria, has been set up.
On Saturday, a building collapsed in Orisha community in Magodo, trapping four persons. 4

Institute: 43 buildings collapsed in Nigeria in 2019

No fewer than 43 buildings under construction collapsed in Nigeria in 2019, according to the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB).
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Lassa fever: Lagos places 63 under surveillance

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state has placed 63 persons under surveillance following the confirmation of an index case being isolated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.

Nigeria: Death toll from Lassa fever hits 103

Since the onset of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, no fewer than 103 people have lost their lives to the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano releases N100 million for Masters, PhD students in France

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the release of N100 Million for students under the Kano/France Joint Scholarship Programme.

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Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract extension talks stalls again

Arsenal could lose starlet Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.

Kwara plans ID cards, uniforms for Okada riders

The Kwara State Government has initiated the issuance of Identity Cards and uniforms to commercial motorcycle operators as security measures to curb crimes in the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Delta plans to establish 20 computerised vehicle inspection centres

The Delta State Government says it is planning to establish 20 computerised Vehicle Inspection Centres to enhance safety of motorists and upgrade of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO)’s oral test to Computer Based test.
Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.

Odion Ighalo not under pressure to deliver for Manchester United

Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has admitted he’s still not yet hundred percent, but not far away from hitting too shape either.

Central bank recovers N60 billion excessive charges imposed on customers by erring banks

This is just as the apex bank has announced that it has commenced the process of creating 10 million jobs in the next five years through investment support in agriculture, using 10 commodity models.