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The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo 2020: Team Bauchi urged to adhere to coronavirus protocols

Lawan Garba, the Director of Sports, Bauchi State Ministry of Sports, has advised the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) on the adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Conference and the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abubakar Suleiman.

Conference of speakers advocates community policing

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria on Saturday decried the spate of insecurity in Nigeria even as they advocated for community policing as a way out of the current security challenges bedeviling the country.
The Federal High Court in Bauchi on Friday awarded N210 million against the Nigeria Police as compensation for their brutality leading to the death of two persons and life-threatening injury of another man.

#EndSARS: Court awards N210 million against police for killing two suspects, injuring other

The Federal High Court in Bauchi on Friday awarded N210 million against the Nigeria Police as compensation for their brutality leading to the death of two persons and life-threatening injury of another man.
NDLEA seized illicit drugs worth more than N60 billion in the last two months, its chairman, Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said.

Drug: 126 Nigerians jailed in Plateau, Kano, Ondo, 11 others – NDLEA

A total of 126 Nigerians across 14 states have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Nigeria records 97 new coronavirus cases, five deaths

The 97 new cases were reported from 15 states: Lagos-50, Kaduna-12, FCT-10, Bayelsa-8, Imo-3, Kwara-3, Bauchi-2, Osun-2, Akwa Ibom-1, Edo-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1, Plateau-1, Zamfara-1.

NBS: How air, land, water transport fares skyrocketed in February

In February 2021, air, land and water transportation passengers had to pay higher to their destinations, more than they did in January, according to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Bauchi vaccinates 35,600 residents

The Bauchi State Government says it received 80,570 doses of the coronavirus vaccine and 35,600 residents have vaccinated against the disease in the last one week.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Nigeria vaccinates 215,277 residents

Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in thirty states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 214 new coronavirus cases, one new death

Exactly one year after Nigeria reported its first COVID-19 fatality, one person died from the disease on Tuesday. Prior to Tuesday, no death was recorded from the virus in two days making Tuesday’s fatality the first in 72 hours.
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]

Nigeria records 30 new Lassa fever cases, 6 deaths

Thirty new cases of Lassa fever were recorded in seven states in one week, according to the latest report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed 16 bills into law since its inauguration in August last year.

PASAN shuts down Bauchi assembly, joins nationwide strike – chairman

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Bauchi state chapter, has shut down the state House Assembly and joined the nationwide indefinite strike by the association.
Enyimba will begin their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence, with a home fixture against Nasarawa United.

NPFL: Kwara United thrash Adamawa United 5-0 to reclaim top spot

Kwara United yesterday stormed back to the top of the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after a massive 5-0 win over hapless Adamawa United in the Week 17 match played at the Ilorin Township stadium.

2023 presidency: It’s North-East turn – Group

Group, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad Vanguard (BAM-V) floated in Kaduna at the weekend, said it is the turn of the North-east to produce Nigerian president come 2023.
A health expert and consultant endocrinologist Dr. Sule Bathnna has cautioned diabetics patients against the consumption of honey and zero sugary drinks saying they are all harmful to the persons living with the ailment.

Expert cautions diabetics to stop consuming honey, zero sugary drinks

A health expert and consultant endocrinologist Dr. Sule Bathnna has cautioned diabetics patients against the consumption of honey and zero sugary drinks saying they are all harmful to the persons living with the ailment

NUJ condemns threats to life of Bauchi journalist

The Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the threat to life of it’s member and publisher of an online newspaper, Wikki Times Media, Haruna Mohammed Salisu and his family, through a letter purportedly written by Makkah Eye Clinic and dropped in his office by an unidentified person.

Cross River governor threatens to dump PDP

Senator Ben Ayade, the Cross River state governor, has sent a strong message to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that he stands on the fence and ready to dump the party if not given his due respect and recognition.
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ATBU matriculate 7,156 students for two academic sessions

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, has matriculated 7,158 students for the 2019/2020 and 2020 /2021 academic session.
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 governor: Atiku Abubakar defeated President Buhari in 2019 election, we have evidence

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has said there is evidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election.
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ATBU unbundles computer academic course

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, says it will unbundle its computer science academic programmes into different degree awarding departments.

DPR seals 10 filling stations in Bauchi over illegal pump price

As part of efforts to stop overpricing petrol and manipulation of metering devices, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Bauchi State, has sealed 10 filling stations in Bauchi, the state capital, and Azare town for illegally increasing the pump price of petroleum product.

FRSC: One woman killed, 17 others injured in Bauchi auto-crash

One woman was confirmed dead and 17 others were injured, in a road crash that occurred along Bauchi-Gombe road, on Wednesday, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

2023: PDP panel throws presidential tickets open

Amidst thinking from many stakeholders that North-East and South-East geo-political zones that have had the shortest stints at the Presidency, should be given special consideration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) panel has thrown open the 2023 presidential ticket.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnap, robbery victim in Delta

Police in Delta rescued one Mr James Emmanuel from suspected kidnappers/robbers on Saturday in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

CBN projects inaugurated at Naval College

Seven multimillion-naira Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intervention projects, which include President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Block, have been inaugurated at the Navy Finance and Logistic College, Owerrinta in Abia State.

Pastor counsels youths on empowerment

Pastor Femi Omowumi of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) has said that governments at all levels have failed the Nigerian youths.
Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, newly appointed Post Master General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), has assumed office at the corporate headquarters of the organisation in Abuja.

NIPOST inaugurates CBT centre in Enugu

The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adewusi, on Monday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and mini post office in Enugu.
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Bandits abduct three women in Oyo

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted three women in Ibadan, Oyo State.