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Al-Makura restates commitment to providing affordable education

Gov. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to the provision of quality and affordable education in the state.

SERAP asks ICC to investigate alleged missing N11trn electricity fund

In the petition dated 16 August 2017 and signed by SERAP deputy director Timothy Adewale the organization said that, “allegations of corruption in the electricity sector in Nigeria have had catastrophic effects on the lives of millions of Nigerians, akin to crimes against humanity as contemplated under the Rome Statue and within the jurisdiction of the Court.”

Boko Haram slaughters 42 Kebbi farmers – Bagudu

About forty-two farmers from Aliero town, in Aliero Local Government Area of Kebbi State have reportedly been slaughtered by suspected dislodged members of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Hajj: NAHCON opens 3 clinics in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said it has opened three clinics to provide adequate healthcare services for Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

Tambuwal donates food, cash to parents of quadruplets

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has donated food, baby items and cash to the local farmer whose wife gave birth to quadruplets in Sokoto, last weekend.

Nigeria must protect IDP camps – NGO

Nigeria must step up security for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, a global humanitarian agency said Wednesday after suicide bombers killed 28 people at the entrance to a refugee camp.

ASUU demands bigger than education ministry budget – Presidency

The Presidency has given indication that the federal government may not be able to meet the huge financial obligation the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demands.

Fashola approves 615 land titles

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has signed all the pending 615 applications for land transactions, mortgages, assignments and debentures.

5,571 Kaduna pilgrims depart for Saudi Arabia

A total of 5, 571 pilgrims from Kaduna State have been transported to Saudi Arabia, the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board’s Spokesman, Yunusa Abdullahi says.

ASUU strike: NANS questions N1bn national economic recovery, growth plan

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has lamented that the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) comes with attendant unprecedented and untold challenges and hardship to both the Students and their Parents.

Osinbajo inaugurates 15 new permanent secretaries

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 15 new permanent secretaries who were appointed recently.

Expert calls on fed govt to ban importation of skin bleaching creams

Prof. Ganiyu Arinola, an immunologist and Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, at the University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan has called for a ban on the importation of bleaching creams.

I want to export Kebbi rice, goats to US, Japan – Bagudu

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has said that one of his missions in the state was to ensure rice, goats and other agriculture produce from indigenous farmers reach New York City and Japan.

We’re not insensitive to pensioners plight – Aregbesola

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said that the state government is not insensitive to the plight of pensioners in the state.

Fed govt condoles with Sierra Leoneans over loss of lives in mudslide

The Federal Government on Wednesday condoled with the people of Sierra Leone over the loss of lives and devastation caused by flooding and mudslides.

Protesters suspend anti-Buhari rally in Abuja over alleged death threat

The Anti-Buhari protesters have terminated its sit out protest march in Abuja over death being received by the members of the group.

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago.

NEITI indicts BPE, 15 oil companies for audit non-compliance

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday, indicted four oil and gas companies for failing to comply with its on-going independent audit of the oil and gas industry covering 2015, while 12 others were listed as failing to provide some documents required for the audit.

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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC releases handbook on home management of mild coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor tests positive for coronavirus

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, announced on Wednesday morning that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

FRSC: Over 400,000 traffic offenders arrested in 2020

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 456,655 traffic offenders nationwide for committing 507,279 offences in 2020 as against 629, 692 offenders, and 703,523 offences in 2019.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors laud appointment of new service chiefs

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and chairman of the forum said this in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday, in Jos.

PENGASSAN issues seven-day ultimatum to Agip

Oil workers, under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, yesterday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to immediately discontinue its anti-labour posture and halt all forms of intimidation against its members.