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Bar owners and commercial tricycle operators popularly called Keke NAPEP have defied Bayelsa State Government precautionary directives to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Bar owners, commercial tricycle operators defy Bayelsa government

Bar owners and commercial tricycle operators popularly called Keke NAPEP have defied Bayelsa State Government precautionary directives to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa imposes travel restriction

Bayelsa State government has announced further measures to check the coronavirus pandemic, imposing a travel restriction from 7pm to 7am with effect from Saturday.
KIDNAPPING

Police rescue abducted council chairman’s mum

Operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State police command have rescued an 80-year-old mother of the chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr Uroupaye Nimizuoa, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnapped 80-year-old mother of Bayelsa council boss

The 80-year-old abducted mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area, Bayelsa State, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa, has been rescued twenty one days after her abduction.

Youths close seven petrol stations in Bayelsa over petrol pump-price

The Central Zone of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has locked down seven petrol filling stations in Yenagoa for allegedly not adjusting to the N125 pump-price.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor tests negative for coronavirus

The governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has taken the rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus 2019 and came out negative two weeks after rumours went viral that he may have contracted the virus while attending the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja.

Court orders interim forfeiture of N293 million, 30,000 shares, lands belonging to General Atewe

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N293m, six parcels of land and 30, 000 MTN shares recovered from a former Commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, in the Niger Delta Maj Gen Emmanuel Atewe (retd).
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court rules in Zamfara judgment review motion Friday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will Friday, March 27, 2020, know its fate in its bid to have the Supreme Court set aside the consequential order that made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) beneficiary of all elective positions in the 2019 general election in Zamfara State.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Mohammed Atiku denies shaking hands with Bauchi governor

The son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, of lying about how he contracted coronavirus.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

NDDC bans visitors from its offices

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has suspended visits to its offices in the nine Niger Delta states, an official said.
The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.

Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.

2020 UTME: South East states lead in malpractices – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said its preliminary records indicated that South East states of Imo, Anambra and Enugu top the list of states with high record of examination malpractices in just concluded 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Imo, Anambra lead UTME malpractices list as JAMB arrests 149

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it caught 149 candidates for various examination malpractices in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination which ended on Sunday, March 22.

INEC suspends activities across Nigeria

The electoral commission, INEC, says all regular and non-essential activities will henceforth be suspended for 14 days in its headquarters and offices across the country because of COVID-19.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara election: APC accuses PDP of attempt to intimidate Supreme Court

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court over its position that the apex court has no option than to dismiss the pending application by the APC to review its judgment on the Zamfara State governorship election.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

Report: FIRS collected N338.1 billion tax in January 2020

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in January 2020 collected tax revenue of N338.1 billion as against a tax target of N620.2 billion.
Nigeria Naira

36 states, FCT generate N2.57 trillion net revenue in 2018

Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has put the total net revenue of the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at N2.57 trillion excluding the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

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Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

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