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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa state command, has paraded five suspected rail vandals for alleged vandalising road installations in the state.

NSCDC parades two NRC staff, three others in Nasarawa for vandalism

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa state command, has paraded five suspected rail vandals for alleged vandalising road installations in the state.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC: 110 corps members to bag presidential award

The National Youth Service Corps, on Wednesday, said it has shortlisted 110 corps members for the President’s Honours Award based on their exemplary performance and Community Development Service projects.
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Fire destroys 70 shops in Lagos market

No fewer than 70 shops and goods, whose value is yet to be ascertained were destroyed yesterday in an early morning inferno at the Slade Market in Shomolu area of Lagos State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eight arrested for kidnap, rape in Gombe

The Police Command in Gombe State, on Wednesday, said its personnel apprehended four suspected kidnappers and four suspected rapists.

SUBEB: Ekiti has paid N7.3 billion counterpart funding for UBEC projects

The Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi, yesterday disclosed that the state government had paid the sum of N7.3 billion as counterpart funding to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for the execution of projects in public primary and secondary schools in the last two years.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos government tasks residents on lifestyle adjustment

Worried about the rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the state, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has urged Lagosians to make lifestyle adjustments by adhering to all non-pharmaceutical interventions inorder to cope with the pandemic.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, made this known in Ibadan on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen.

TRCN: Over 20% of teachers failed qualifying exam

About 11,487 candidates have passed the annual Professional Qualifying Examination of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria conducted nationwide, its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, said on Friday.

Nigerian government fails to meet HIV prevention targets – report

The 2020 target set out by the Federal Government in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition have been underachieved, a report released by a group of civil society organizations working in partnership to inspire, transform and connect (PITCH) the HIV response said on Monday.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara by-election rerun: Ex-Governor Yari says APC may pull out if…

Former governor of Zamfara state and the leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has disclosed that there is tendencies that the APC might not participate in the Bakura State Constituency bye election rerun slated for Wednesday if security is not guaranteed.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

FEC approves N117 billion for rehabilitation of major roads in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N117.6 billion for the rehabilitation of some major roads across Nigeria.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe government pays WAEC, NABAIS, NABTEB fees

The Gombe State Executive Council has approved the sum of one hundred and twelve million for the payment of outstanding scholarship for students of Gombe State origin for 2016, 2017 and 2018 academic sessions.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe approves funds for improved access to water supply in four council areas

The Gombe State Executive Council has approved N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) as counterpart fund for the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) for four Local Government areas in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: APC will protect South East’s interest

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has said that he is joining the All Progressives Congress because the party is working for the interest of the South East zone.

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Ondo transport union leadership tussle turns bloody

The leadership tussle within the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Ondo State weekend turned bloody as two members sustained matchet injuries.
To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline.

EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline. In addition, the airline has also offered one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Clerics eulogise Osun governor for identifying with them

Clerics in the State of Osun has commended the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for identifying with the christian communities during Covid-19 surge.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Wednesday, nullified the seven-year jail sentence handed a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

Olisa Metuh: We must address issues behind IPOB agitations

The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said there is need to address the issues that gave rise to the agitations by the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

CDHR: Shoot-on-sight order will only have meaning if soldiers march into forests

However, in a statement issued on Sunday by Osagie Obayuwana, its national president, CDHR noted that such orders will only have effect if forests are raided, as those who carry AK-47 rifles do not stay at bus-stops or in markets.

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APC wins Jigawa assembly bye-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammad Adamu, has won the bye-election held on Saturday in Kafin-Hausa constituency to the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Lobbyist says Myanmar junta wants to improve relations with the West, spurn China

An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta said on Saturday that the generals are keen to leave politics after their coup and seek to improve relations with the United States and distance themselves from China.
Barcelona presidential candidate, Toni Freixa, has declared he has a new sponsor lined up for next year.

Barca candidate reveals shirt sponsor plans to take club back to roots

Barcelona presidential candidate, Toni Freixa, has declared he has a new sponsor lined up for next year.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta council polls: Governor Okowa expresses satisfaction over peaceful conduct

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of local government council elections held throughout the state .
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government ends open grazing, to commence ranching

Plateau State Government is set to domesticate the National Livestock Transformation Programme, as it approved a bill for the establishment of the Plateau State Livestock Transformation, which when passed into law, will promote livestock business anchored on ranching.