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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors demand devolution of powers, restructuring

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Friday and demanded the devolution of power and restructuring of the country, Channels Television has reported.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Cholera: NCDC monitoring situation in eight states for suspected cases

The national multi-agency cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is monitoring situation in eight states, where there are reports of suspected cholera cases.
President Muhammadu Buhari has offered condolences to the people of Arochukwu Kingdom in Abia State on the death of the Eze Aro of Arochukwu, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR.

President Buhari mourns Arochukwu monarch

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered condolences to the people of Arochukwu Kingdom in Abia State on the death of the Eze Aro of Arochukwu, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court justice dies few days to retirement

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, is dead. He died few days to his retirement from the bench of the apex court.
Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.

Senator Ibok-Essien emerges new PANDEF chairman

Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over a week and the third since December in Nigeria's north, where a surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread breakdown of security.

NHIS has achieved universal health coverage in formal sector – scribe

Prof Mohammed Sambo, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the company has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.

Official: NHIS has achieved success in Nigeria’s formal sector

Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the agency has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.
A young girl waits to be tested for COVID-19 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Tony Karumba-AFP via Getty Images

Africa coronavirus deaths near 100 000 after second wave

Africa's total reported death toll from Covid-19 was approaching 100 000 on Thursday, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising fast as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals.
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 4

Nigeria’s coronavirus related deaths rise tops 1,700

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday announced additional eight coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing the country’s COVID-19 related deaths to 1,702.

FBN Holdings announces new board announcements

FBN Holdings PLC has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”).
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 1,386 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,386 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 114,691.
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 917 new coronavirus infections, 9 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 917 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country.
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 1,016 new coronavirus cases as total rises to 86,576

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 1,016 new infections of COVID-19 (COVID-19) in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria sets new record in number of new one day infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 1,145 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
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 758 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 758 new COVID-19 infections according to data from the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed cases to 74,132.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Nigeria’s chief justice contracts coronavirus

Nigeria’s Chief Justice and head of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad, CFR, has contracted the deadly coronavirus and is being treated in a hospital in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Yellow fever suspected cases hit 1,558 in eight Nigerian states

Yellow Fever, YF, suspected cases in Nigeria on Saturday rose to 1,558 cases with 46 confirmed cases in 481 Local Government Areas, LGAs.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari greets Emir of Ilorin on silver jubilee

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, CFR, on attainment of Silver Jubilee on the throne of his forefathers.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Men like Justice Karibi-Whyte, difficult to find anymore – NBA supremo

National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olumide Akpata, says it will remain difficult to find across the globe, men like the late Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, JSC.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria further relaxes virus restrictions

The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic as a way of limiting its spread.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's Defence Minister Andriy Taran (R) and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Homchak wearing protective face masks attend a memorial service for Taras Matviyiv, a Ukrainian serviceman, killed on July 10 in the fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east, at the Independence Square in central Kyiv, Ukraine July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine says Russia could store nuclear weapons in Crimea

Ukraine’s defence minister said on Wednesday that Russia was preparing to potentially store nuclear weapons in Crimea and warned that Moscow could attack Ukraine to ensure water supplies for the annexed peninsula.

Iran nuclear talks to last several days then pause – EU official

Talks on rescuing Iran's 2015 nuclear deal will carry on for several days before breaking so that Iranian and U.S. officials can return home for consultations, a European Union official said on Friday.
Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.

Trafigura to buy Sonangol’s Puma Energy stake for $600 million

Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham out of Chelsea’s FA Cup squad vs Manchester City

Tammy Abraham has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I rejected Asiwaju Tinubu’s entreaties to join APC

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, did everything he could to make him dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), but he refused to do so.