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Institute, NBS, to collaborate on Nigeria’s data on people with disability

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, Africa Polling Institute, says it will collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to collect data of people living with disabilities in the country.
Rivers State Government has kick-started its community policing with the deployment of pioneer members of its Neighbourhood Safety Agency to their various local government areas of origin where they are expected to assist in gathering intelligence on security matters.

Rivers deploys members of neighbourhood safety corps

Rivers State Government has kick-started its community policing with the deployment of pioneer members of its Neighbourhood Safety Agency to their various local government areas of origin where they are expected to assist in gathering intelligence on security matters.
Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

NPHCDA: States yet to meet conditions won’t get coronavirus vaccines

National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said, yesterday, that states yet to meet the criteria for COVID-19 vaccines would not get a share of the 3.92 million AstraZeneca vaccines received by the country on Tuesday.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Drug barons funding terrorists in Nigeria

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, blamed the lingering insecurity in Nigeria on the funding activities of drug barons who provide support to insurgent groups.
The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, has called for family, institutional and community support for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

Nigerian government empowers 600 South-South women with start-up kits, seed grants

About 600 women from the South-South region have received start-up kits and seed-grants from the Federal Government through the National Centre for Women Development as part of efforts to cushion the effect of COVID-19 and uplift their living standard.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor seeks partnership with NIMASA in maritime

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said the State Government would partner Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to develop the state’s maritime potential.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS targets N5.9 trillion tax, other revenue collection for 2021

Its Chairman, Muhammad Nami, announced the anticipation in Abuja on Thursday while defending the Service’s 2021 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Kaduna governor appoints Mallam Sanusi as KADIPA board vice-chairman

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Customs boss: Border communities team up with arms smugglers to kill officers

The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), Thursday told the House of Representatives that the agency’s biggest problem in trying to stem arms smuggling is border communities ganging up against his officers.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Niger Delta group rejects President Buhari’s nominee for NASDRA chief

A Niger Delta group and civil society organisation, the Niger Delta Coalition for Justice and Equity (NDCJE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint a Niger-Delta/South-south indigene as the director-general of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), saying it is the turn of the region to assume the position of authority as the director-general of the agency.
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]

Lagos leads as coronavirus kills 16 Nigerians in 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease since its outbreak in the country to 1,939.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N6 billion for portable water in Ogoniland

The Federal Government yesterday said that the sum of N6,048,318,974.74 has been approved for the provision of potable water for the four local governments of Ogoniland, Gokana, Khana, Eleme and Tai in Rivers State.
Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

Over 2.3 million Nigerians register for coronavirus vaccination in 24 hours

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Wednesday dispelled fears that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that up to 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in taking the jabs.

Court fixes date for EFCC’s report in ex-oil minister’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 17 for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give a report on how it has complied with the court order in the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
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DMO clears air on 2018 N2.1 trillion debt service

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained that the N2.1 trillion allocated for Debt Service in the 2018 federal government budget was paid directly to the creditors by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA empowers people living with disabilities with ICT training

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.

U.S. will impose public health measures for DRC, Guinea travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will impose new public health requirements for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola, the agency said on Monday.

Fuel queues: DPR to sanction marketers hoarding petroleum products

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on marketers engaged in hoarding of petroleum products in their outlets.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: We’ll sustain call-up system enforcement – Lagos traffic team

Seventy-two hours into the commencement of the new Call-Up System introduced by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, yesterday, vowed to sustain the new order in Apapa and its environs, as gridlock eases off.
Victor Oladipo has been in NBA trade rumors since the offseason. Even after being sent to the Houston Rockets, Oladipo is still not safe. The Rockets are beginning to retool the roster and Oladipo could get them a nice return.

Victor Oladipo shuns Houston Rockets $45.2 million contract extension

Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to adopt polio-immunisation strategy in vaccinating eligible citizens

As Nigeria receives its first batch of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, the federal government has said it would adopt the strategy deployed during the polio pandemic in the country in vaccinating eligible citizens.

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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara: Nigerian soldier arrested supplying ammunition, uniforms to bandits

The Zamfara State Government on Friday said a Nigerian soldier and his girlfriend were recently caught supplying ammunitions and military uniforms to armed bandits in the state.

Al Shabaab militants storm Somali jail, seven soldiers killed

At least seven soldiers were killed when fighters of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland early on Friday, police and the group said.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme court rules on Rivers APC crisis

After 6 years of internal crisis, the Supreme Court has cleared all the hurdles hampering the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor appoints retired army commander as security adviser

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq as Special Adviser on Security Affairs.
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APC: We’re set to uproot Governor Makinde

The All Progressives Congress, Oyo State Chapter has praised members of Zenith Labour Party and loyalists of former Governor Rasheed Ladoja for defecting to the APC on Tuesday in the state.

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Court orders wife to feed children with N10,000 bride price till end of the...

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday dissolved a business man, Abdulrauf Musa’s marriage, over insulting his wife, Jamila Yusuf and disobeying her parents.
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WHO sees Ebola risk as “very high” for Guinea’s neighbours

World Health Organization officials said on Friday the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading to Guinea’s neighbours was “very high” and that some of those countries were not prepared for vaccination campaigns.
Will Smith has opened up about possibly running for president at some point in his career, and we wouldn’t put it past him.

Will Smith opens up about running for president

Will Smith has opened up about possibly running for president at some point in his career, and we wouldn’t put it past him.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes 180 jack knives from bandits’ courier in Zamfara

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’, says it has seized 180 pieces of assorted Jack knives and other items with duty paid value of N466.33 million.
FILE PHOTO - Christian Porter Australia's Attorney General, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Israel Australia Strategic Dialogue conference in Jerusalem December 15, 2019. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Australian attorney-general denies historical rape claim

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter, the country’s chief law officer, identified himself on Wednesday as the subject of a historical rape allegation, declaring his innocence and strongly denying the claim.