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Total, NNPC complete, hand over N900 million projects to eight northern states

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and its partners, yesterday, handed over 10 projects in health, education and information technology, valued at N900 million to eight states in the northern region of the country.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints 27 more aides

The appointees include: Special Adviser on Administration, Odofin David Seun; Special Adviser on Political Matters, Olanrewaju Smart; Special Adviser on Special Duties, Badmus Olufunmi; Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Osazee Melody Ogundijie; Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Raphael Nnana Igbokwe; and Special Assistant on Gender Equality, Fatima Kakuri.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Average price of cooking gas decreases in June

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price for refilling of a five-kilogramme (kg) cylinder of cooking gas decreased to N1,995.38 in June from N2,028.04 in May.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor sacks head of service, appoints another

In continuation of his overhauling of the system left behind by the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has approved immediate sacking of Umar Gokaru as the Head of the Civil Service and appointed Alhaji Nasiru Yalwa as the new Head of Civil Service.

Hajj: Civil society warns air carriers on flight delay

A civil society group, Independent Hajj Reporters, has tasked air carriers approved for 2019 hajj operations to abide by the agreement it entered with pilgrims for seamless airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court rejects suit seeking Senator Bulkachuwa’s sack

The Supreme Court has rejected a suit seeking to sack Adamu Bulkachuwa, husband of the Court of Appeal’s President, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.

Bauchi farmers drop food crops for cash crop cultivation

The report says a lot of farmers have either switched from cultivation of food to cash crops, or reduced the size of their farmlands following the loss they incurred occasioned by price stability.

Speakers’ conference lauds Nass intervention in Edo, Bauchi assembly crises

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the National Assembly (NASS) for its intervention to resolve the crises rocking Edo and Bauchi State Houses of Assembly.
Bala Muhammad

Probe of ex-Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Isa Yuguda not a witch-hunt – Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said the inauguration of the Assets and Funds Recovery Committee in the State to recover assets and funds allegedly taken away by officials of Isa Yuguda and Mohammed Abubakar’s administrations is not meant to settle old scores neither witch-hunt.

ICPC: We’re tracking execution of constituency projects in Nigeria

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has said that the Commission is tracking the execution of lawmakers’ constituency capital projects across the country so as to ensure proper execution.
Bala Mohammed

Bauchi governor inaugurates recovery panel, laments recklessness of government officials

Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, has inaugurated a 17-member Asset and Funds Recovery Committee charged with the responsibility of recovering every asset and money misappropriated by government officials who served between May 2007 and May 2019.

500 thugs surrender weapons in Bauchi

No fewer than 500 thugs who were members of the notorious ‘Sara Suka’ have surrendered their weapons to the police in Bauchi State.
Bala Mohammed

Governor Mohammed: Providing quality healthcare remains our priority

Bauchi State governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has reiterated that the provision of quality healthcare services remains one of the priorities of his administration.

Tribunal: How JTF rigged polls for APC – witness

Hearing resumed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday, with a collation agent, Mr. Bukar Petrol, narrating how the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, allegedly rigged election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno State.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate wants medical school established at Modibbo Adama university

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to establish a Medical School at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

Bauchi residents beg federal government to abandon Ruga, focus on education, job creation

Residents of Bauchi have expressed displeasure over the temporary ban by the federal government of its RUGA policy, a programme the federal government says will help to end herders/farmers conflict across the nation.
Waziri Adio NEITI

NEITI: 36 States received N3.95 trillion in 2018

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Wednesday disclosed that the 36 states of the federation received N3.95trillion as total revenues in 2018 but none of the states could fund their 2018 budget from their total revenue for the year.

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has granted 412 foreign-trained doctors the nod to practice medicine in the country.

Medical council investigates 120 doctors over misconduct, inducts 412 others

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 412 foreign trained Nigerian doctors to practice medicine in the country and warned them against ethical misconduct.

Governor Ganduje inaugurates Ruga committee, invites herders to Kano

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday constituted a 16-man committee for the establishment of RUGA and Milk Markets in the state.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: Poor Nigeria ending does not damage legendary status

As Nigerian football came out of its golden age in the latter part of the noughties, the larger-than-life personalities that had defined that era began to recede.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha advocates drug-free Nigeria

He made the call at a South-East advocacy workshop on Drug and Substance Abuse organized by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) for Codeine Control and other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG).
Odion Jude Ighalo of Nigeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, 3rd and 4th place match between Tunisia and Nigeria at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 17 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Odion Ighalo joins Mikel Obi, quits international football

Mikel announced his decision to stop playing for the Super Eagles via a message on instagram on Thursday afternoon, and Ighalo has followed in the former skipper’s footsteps in a move that will shock handler of the side, Gernot Rohr.