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Senate President celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Nigerian journalists and all the stakeholders in the profession as they join their colleagues all over the globe to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Four more prominent persons die in Kano

Four more prominent persons have died in Kano State in the last twenty-four hours. They include Alhaji Aliyu Daneji, father of National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, PTF On COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, who died at the age of 96 on Wednesday night in Kano.
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 22-man coronavirus taskforce committee

Yobe State Government on Tuesday in Damaturu inaugurated 22-man taskforce committee to prevent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the state.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

President Buhari has failed Nigeria – Northern elders

The Professor Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has risen from its meeting in Zaria on Sunday with a verdict that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria.

Bello Adoke: Why ex-President Jonathan pardoned DSP Alamieyeseigha

Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has given ‘real reasons’ the late governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was convicted for corruption, was pardoned by the Federal Government, six years ago.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello picks nomination forms

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is currently at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to pick the nomination forms for November 16 governorship.
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Kogi APC guber aspirants reject indirect primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in Kogi state on Monday rejected the choice of indirect primary by the party.
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Kogi workers dump Governor Bello, back Jibrin

Kogi State civil servants, under the aegis of Concerned Kogi Workers Forum (CKWF), has called on the people of the state to give their maximum support to the aspiration of retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Usman to rule the state as his wealth of experience would help to restore the lost glory of the state.
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2019: Kogi APC members bicker over mode of primary

Ahead of the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, members and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congees (APC) are sharply divided over the mode of primary to be adopted in picking the party’s flag bearer.
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday reassured the Nigerian youths of his commitment to continuous support for programmes and policies aimed at advancing the cause of youths when called upon.

Governor Bello: I’ll get second term easily

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday declared that he is losing no sleep over winning his reelection in November.

Kogi Speaker: 20 years of uninterrupted democracy sign of maturity

Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Mr Matthew Kolawole, has described the 20 years of uninterrupted Democratic Rule in Nigeria as a sign of maturity and resolve by Nigerians to manage their affairs without...

Former NFF boss Sani Lulu joins Kogi guber race

Former President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu, has declared his intention to seek election into the office of Kogi State Governor, North Central Nigeria.

You owe Kogi workers 39-month salary arrears – labour tells governor

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers up to 39-month salary arrears.
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Governor Bello condoles with Senator Melaye over mother’s death

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commiserated with the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, over the death of his mother, Comfort, whose death was announced on Thursday.

Ex-Governor Ohakim gave me $2.2 million cash for property – Witness tells court

A prosecution witness, Abu Sule, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, gave him $2.2 million cash, which he used to purchase a property located at No. 60, Kwame Nkrumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja.

Professor Onoja: EFCC, ICPC secure only 10 high profile convictions in 17 years

Dr Esa Onoja, a senior lecturer at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, said on Wednesday that the nation’s two anti-graft agencies — EFCC and ICPC — have secured only 10 high profile convictions in 17 years.

SERAP: 55 politicians, others stole N1.354tr between 2006 and 2013

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how 55 politicians, high-level public officials and leaders allegedly stole N1.354tr between 2006 and 2013 from the nation’s treasury.

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Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.
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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Police, defunct SARS officers and other Persons has commenced its activities with a call on citizens of the State to start submitting petitions ahead of its November 2 inaugural sitting.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all killings and incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests.