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Nigeria Basketball Federation has signed a 5-year deal with Total E&P Nigeria worth N150m ( One Hundred and Fifty Million naira) for the sponsorship of the Men’s Divisions One and Two leagues.

Total commits N150 million to grassroots basketball development

Nigeria Basketball Federation has signed a 5-year deal with Total E&P Nigeria worth N150m ( One Hundred and Fifty Million naira) for the sponsorship of the Men’s Divisions One and Two leagues.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna government denies involvement in Dadiyata’s disappearance

The Kaduna State government has denied involvement in the abduction of Abubakar Idris Usman, a lecturer and social media critic popularly known as Dadiyata.

LAUTECH resident doctors demand 24-months salary arrears, improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso has demanded for the payment of their 24 months salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government.
A 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju, and his 25-year-old son, Taiwo Womiloju, of Gbagba Elewure Village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the police for alleged conspiracy and murder of one Abubakar Sidi Usman.

Father, son nabbed for hacking herdsman to death

A 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju, and his 25-year-old son, Taiwo Womiloju, of Gbagba Elewure Village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the police for alleged conspiracy and murder of one Abubakar Sidi Usman, a 32-year-old herdsman.
Tunisia's confirmed coronavirus cases reach 922

How to effectively tackle coronavirus in Oyo – doctors

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has listed conditions for effective tackling of the COVID-19 in Oyo State.

Four herdsmen arraigned for open grazing in Benue

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi, on Tuesday, granted bail to four herdsmen who were arraigned for violating the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State.
An early morning fire, on Sunday, razed five offices of Freedom Radio, a private radio station in Kaduna.

Fire razes Freedom Radio offices

An early morning fire, on Sunday, razed five offices of Freedom Radio, a private radio station in Kaduna.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Saturday attended the wedding Fatiha of two daughters of the Emir of Bade, HRH Abubakar Umar Sulieman. 1

Senate president graces Emir of Bade’s daughters’ wedding — in pictures

The Emir’s daughters whose hands were given out in marriage in accordance with Islamic rites are: Aisha Abubakar Umar who is betrothed to Mohammad Abubakar Usman, and Fatima Saleh Grema to Ali Alhaji Bakari.

Customs intercepts 1000 bags of smuggled rice, fertiliser

The Comptroller, Customs Federal Operation Unit Zone “B” Kaduna, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebbi, on Tuesday said 400 bags of smuggled rice and 600 bags of fertiliser had been intercepted in the zone in the last two weeks.

Road crash claims 22 lives in Katsina

Not fewer than twenty-two persons were reportedly said to have lost their lives in a road crash near Kafur town, Katsina State.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

2020 Budget: Ahmad Lawan ignites hope in National Assembly and Nigeria

The ninth Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made history on Thursday, December 5, with the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law, thereby fulfilling the promise of the legislature to return the budget cycle to January - December period as it used to be.

Price of rice will soon drop across Nigeria – Kebbi governor

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the bumper harvest recorded this farming season will help reduce and stabilise the price of rice in Nigerian markets.

Recruitment: Police release names of successful candidates

This is despite a Federal High Court in Abuja urging that all parties stay action over the recruitment exercise until the matter brought against the Police by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment is determined.

Postmaster-General: NIPOST introducing reforms to improve service delivery

The Postmaster-General of Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST), Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, says the agency is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for inclusive development in the country.

Police nab five over alleged murder of suspected abductor

The Police Command in Niger State has arrested five persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.g

NCC: Telecoms infrastructure vandalism affecting service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the spate of vandalism of telecoms infrastructure across the country has resulted in slowing the pace of growth of services.

NANS pickets DSTV, Stanbic Bank, others over xenophobic attacks

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has shut down the Yola branch offices of DSTv and Stanbic Bank over xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
Bala Mohammed

Bauchi governor inaugurates recovery panel, laments recklessness of government officials

Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, has inaugurated a 17-member Asset and Funds Recovery Committee charged with the responsibility of recovering every asset and money misappropriated by government officials who served between May 2007 and May 2019.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
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Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.