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Gunmen abduct first class monarch in Kogi

An Acting first class monarch in Kogi state and the Eje of Ankpa, Alhaji Shaibu Usman, was kidnapped inside a Mosque on Friday morning.
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Another Kogi medical doctor kidnapped

Ihenacho is also the medical director of Peace Hospital located along old Egume Road, Ayingba, Dekina Local Government Area of the state. He is the third medical doctor to be kidnapped in the state in two months.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Senator George Akume, said the Buhari-led Federal Government plans to spend N75 billion on youth development in form of support for communities, skill acquisition and realisation of their potentials within the next three years.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
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Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

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.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
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.

Herdsman cries for justice as hoodlums cart away 28 cows in Kogi

Armed hoodlums have attacked the house of a fulani herdsman in Ankpa, Kogi State, where they killed 28 cows and made away with seven others.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

NBA presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants election result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Mr. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State has died, according to a report.

Kogi chief judge Nasiru Ajanah passes on

Late Justice Nasir Ajanah was born in 1956 to the family of Alhaji MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene Local Government Area of present Kogi State. He hails from Okehi Local government area of Kogi State
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA goes tough on restriction violators, arrests over 80 travellers, truck, buses

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has arrested 84 travellers, warning others seeking to pass through the territory to stay back, as the Administration is not in a hurry to relax the emergency containment protocols imposed in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria: 10 die of coronavirus in Kano, Ogun, three other states

No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.
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ActionAid targets 36,000 people with coronavirus awareness campaign in Kogi

ActionAid Nigeria has taken COVID-19 awareness campaign to Kogi State, with the goal of reaching 36,000 rural community dwellers.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.

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Court fixes date for hearing in ‘abduction’ case against five friends

An FCT High Court, Kubwa, on Tuesday fixed July 5 for the definite hearing in a case of alleged abduction filed against five friends.
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Vehicle kills commercial motorcyclist in Osun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun, on Sunday, said a man lost his life in an auto accident on the Osogbo-Ikirun expressway, near the Mallam-Tope area in Osogbo.

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