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Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has denied allegations that he alongside Senate President and other federal lawmakers received N-Power recruitment slots from the Minister of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.

Bauchi speaker donates transformer to Maje town after three years of darkness

There was wild jubilation in Maje town, headquarters of Guda Ward in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Thursday as Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, provided a 33KVA transformer to restore electricity in the community after three years of darkness.
Kayode Fayemi

Official: Only worship centres with coronavirus prevention facilities will re-open in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Government, has said that it will only allow churches and mosques with Coronavirus prevention facilities to resume activities in the state, while certificates of compliance must be received from the Ministry to authenticate their readiness to reopen.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai advises Southern Kaduna to embrace peace, enjoy development

Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state has appealed to elected officials and traditional rulers not to shy away from taking up the leadership roles in their communities.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors, UN, EU to work in synergy to fight gender-based violence

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have resolved to work in synergy with the United Nations and the European Union to fight Gender-based Violence in the Country.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun commences training for 500 recruits in Ondo

Amid final preparations for the take-off of the Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun Corps in Ondo state, no fewer than 500 people recruited for the exercise have commenced a four weeks training.

Kano lawmakers recommend castration as punishment for rape

The Kano State House of Assembly has began a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), law of 2014 to provide for castration as punishment for rape in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

FEC: Ministries of education, humanitarian, finance, others make presentations

Newsmen reports that the affected ministries include Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Water Resources; Education; Transportation, Environment and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Jigawa offers one year tax holiday to SMEs

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.

Kano emirate bans indiscriminate horse riding

The Kano Emirate has on Monday announced the banning of indiscriminate horse riding and unofficial organizing of durbar in the metropolis of the ancient city which had led to injuries, loss of lives, and properties of passers-by and other road users.

Nigerian government distributes relief materials to IDPs in Sokoto

The Federal Government on Monday distributed relief materials to inmates of Zangon Jema Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Goronyo Local Government area, Sokoto State.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Unilorin lauds appointment of Shehu Adaramaja as APC guber screening committee member

A Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Shehu Adaramaja, has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ondo State APC Gubernatorial Aspirants Screening Committee.

Gombe small scale women farmers demand release of N24.8 million for its 2020 activities

Small Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON) is demanding from the Gombe State Government, the release of N24,895,550.00 million budgetary allocation for its activities in the 2020 farming season.

Kebbi embarks on road networks

The Kebbi State Government has commenced the construction of road networks in Gwandu and Argungu Local Government Areas of the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC’s inability to retrieve $25,000 exhibit from CBN stalls Shehu Sani’s trial

The trial of the former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, on $25,000 extortion charges, was stalled at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe inaugurates task force for reconstruction of public buildings destroyed by insurgents

The Yobe Government on Thursday inaugurated a task force on the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction of public buildings destroyed by insurgents.

Afenifere decries Nigerian government’s decision on WAEC exams

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has kicked against Federal Government’s decision to withdraw Nigerian students from writing this year’s examinations conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC), on account of ravaging COVID-19, describing such move as amounting to the country being burdened with a disintegrated government, while calling for a rethink to make sure affected students do not lose a whole session.
He said that previous administrations in the state had neglected the tourism potential, but the administration of Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak had shown great interest to develop the sector.

Kwara pledges to carry along monarchs in policy implementation

The Kwara State Government on Wednesday promised to carry traditional rulers along in the planning and implementation of policies and programmes, for the well-being of citizens in the state.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed mourns late Kwara chief of staff

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the Government and people of Kwara over the death of Alhaji Adisa Aminu, the late Chief of Staff to Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.