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NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
Governor Willie Obiano

35 youths get empowerment start-up kits in Anambra

Thirty-five youths who participated in the third phase of Anambra Government’s “One Youth, One Skill” programme, on Saturday received start-up kits in their various areas of specialisation.

Anambra Assembly passes legislative fund management bill

Anambra House of Assembly has passed the state legislative funds management bill to ensure accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in the utilisation of funds.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Oko federal polytechnic gets acting registrar

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
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ICPC, NUC to clamp down on institutions awarding illegal degrees

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will soon begin to clamp down on institutions awarding illegal degrees in the country.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma set to probe financial mess in Heartland FC

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State is set to wield the big stick on Heartland Football Club of Owerri in a bid to prope and prosecute those that allegedly plundered the resources meant to reposition the club.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest three ‘land grabbers’ over encroachment, destruction of N100 million property

Three out of five suspected land grabbers were said to have been arrested in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Special Monitoring team from Abuja, following alleged encroachment and destruction of property worth #100million at Ugbo land.

Ebonyi governor asks police chief to remove state from Zone 13

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has asked Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to remove Ebonyi from the newly created zone 13 located at Ukpor in Anambra State.

Anambra guber: PDP insists on credible candidate, rules out zoning

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pledged to do everything legitimately possible to win the governorship election in Anambra state, slated for 2021.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

NBS: Imo records highest unemployment rate in Nigeria

The agency which confirmed this in a statement titled ‘Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report’ which was released on Friday added that the number of persons in the economically active or working-age population (15 – 64 years of age) increased to 116,871,186 from 115,492,969 in 2018.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra monarchs protest suspension by governor

The suspended traditional rulers of Anambra on Thursday said that they did not commit any wrong to warrant their suspension by the state government.
The National Bureau of Statistics has finally released data on the nation’s unemployment rate after an 20-month interval, saying the unemployment rate rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018.

NBS: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 27.1%

The National Bureau of Statistics has finally released data on the nation’s unemployment rate after an 20-month interval, saying the unemployment rate rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra: Traditional rulers’ suspension unfortunate, laughable – monarch

One of the 12 traditional rulers suspended by the Anambra State government on Wednesday for travelling outside the state without permission has described the government’s action as unfortunate.
Innocent Chukwuma Innoson

Innocent Chukwuma: Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing only imports engine, light

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, has revealed that his company only imports engine and light, as all the electrical aspects and other equipment are sourced in-country.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Why I cleared inherited N35 billion unpaid pension as Anambra governor

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has revealed that he was touched to pay off an accumulated pension and gratuity debt of N35 billion, which he inherited from the previous administration, because of the sufferings of the elderly people who were being denied their rights.

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CSO advocates transparency in extractive industry

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#EndSARS protest to continue in Enugu soon – CSOs

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations based in Enugu State, on Thursday, said #EndSARS/#EndPoliceBrutality protest would continue in the state.
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Lagos assemblyman urges citizens to perform civic duties to government

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