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A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Guangdong province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS-Martin Pollard-File Photo-File Photo

Congestion at South China ports worsens on anti-coronavirus measures

Congestion at container shipping ports in southern China is worsening as authorities step up disinfection measures amid a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, causing the biggest backlog since at least 2019.

PDP urges Ondo government to shelve N2 billion governor’s lodge

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Ondo State government to shelve its plans to build a new governor’s lodge at the cost of N2 billion in the interest of the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor, doctors bicker over unpaid salaries, others

Medical doctors in the service of Ondo State government, have condemned what they described as insensitive comments made by the state’s governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the backlog of salaries owed the state’s workers including doctors.
Akwa Ibom State University

Akwa Ibom university teachers deny receiving N327 million from state government

Controversy has continued to trail the recent disclosure by the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, that his administration had been releasing the sum of N327 million as a monthly subsidy to the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records 25 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 25 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 166,560.

NIS: Over 40,000 passports ready, yet to be collected

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it has made significant progress in clearing the backlog of passport applications.

Processing of Nigerian passports now begins June 8

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has extended the commencement of the new passport regime earlier scheduled for June 1, 2021, by one week, to June 8, 2021.

Foreign portfolio investors pressure external reserves

Nigeria’s external reserves fell by 1.7 per cent, month-on-month (MoM) to $34.27 billion in May, the lowest level since May last year.
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]

NCDC records 203 new coronavirus infections, 28 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed additional 203 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166,518.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

379,000 Applicants jostle for 4,120 NIS jobs

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that a total number of 370,000 applied for the 4,120 vacancies available for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all 774 local governments.

NIS shuts passport offices nationwide

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the closure of its passport offices nationwide in order to clear the backlog of passport issuance.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.

NIS suspends issuance of passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service has ordered the suspension of processing of new passport applications in all passport offices nationwide.

Suspended NPA boss debunks allegations of resisting inquiries into finances

The suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has refuted allegations that she resisted inquiries into the finances of NPA.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records no coronavirus death for third consecutive day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 30 new cases in its update for May 8, 2021.
Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive.

Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive moment

Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.

Lagos governor approves land for workers’ housing scheme

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.
Governor Abiodun arriving for the May Day Celebration in Abeokuta

May Day: Ogun governor begs JUSUN, PASAN, others to end strike

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and other aggrieved association of workers currently on strike to return to work in the interest of the Nigerians and the economy of the country.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi grants N1 billion loan to fertilizer firm

As part of efforts to boost food production in this year’s farming season, the Bauchi State Government has approved the sum of N1 billion as loan to the state fertilizer company.
The Director-General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Babalola Obilana, made the disclosure during a meeting with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and insurance companies at Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos government pays 358 retirees N1 billion for April

The Lagos State Government says it has credited the Retirement Savings Account (RSA) of 358 retirees with more than N1 billion for the month of April.

Ekiti council seals BEDC office over ‘debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

BEDC, Ekiti council tangle over ‘N15 million debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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DPR to open mini gas distribution centres across all local council areas

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is planning to launch liquified natural gas (LNG) micro-distribution centres across the 774 local government areas (LGAs).
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed to the field late in the first half of his team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 on Saturday in Copenhagen.

Danish director: Christian Eriksen spoke to Denmark players after on-field collapse

Christian Eriksen managed to speak to his Denmark team-mates from hospital after his on-field collapse, according to Danish FU (Football Union) director of football Peter Moller.
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De Norsemen: Twitter ban ambush on democracy

A international humanitarian organisation, De Norsemen Kclub International has kicked against the Nigerian Government’s ban on Twitter, saying it was an ambush on the nation’s fledgling democracy.

Constitution review: Wukari indigenes seek creation of Kwararrafa state

Stakeholders from the former Wukari Federation Native Authority in Taraba State have demanded the creation of a new state to be called Kwararrafa State.
A man looks at the scene where gunfire was exchanged as the Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces killed Palestinian security men in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 10, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces kill Palestinian militant, two security officers in West Bank clash

Israeli special forces on Thursday killed an Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security men in an exchange of fire during a raid in the occupied West Bank.