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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti workers call off strike as government succumbs to pressure

Barely 12 hours after the commencement of the three-day warning strike declared to press for the payment of outstanding benefits, workers in the Ekiti State civil service have called off the industrial action.

Abia governor fires commissioner, others over anti-party conduct

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who just recovered from the deadly coronavirus, has fired his Commissioner of Transport, Ekele Nwaohammuo, and the Transition Committee Chairmen of Aba North (Victor Ubani); Aba South (Cherechi Wogu) and Umunneochi (Mathew Ibe).
Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim pledges to work for Governor Akeredolu’s re-election

Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

CSO: Governor Wike’s suspension of council chairmen, abuse of power

The Rivers State Civil Society Organization, RIVSC, has condemned the suspension of three local government chairmen by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike doing our colleagues ‘favour’ by suspending them – council chiefs

The Chairmen of Ikwerre and Obio-Akpor Local Government Areas, Samuel Nwanosike and Solomon Abel Eke respectively, have respectively defended the recent controversial suspension of some Local Government Chairmen by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Lagos State University - LASU

Lagos-owned tertiary institutions get new governing councils – full list

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Governing Council members for four State-owned tertiary institutions: Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Lagos State Polytechnic and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED).
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF: No election in Anambra FA

Nigeria Football Federation has stated categorically that there has been no election into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo guber: Adekunle Saliu emerges SDP candidate

The national executive of SDP in attendance at the primary election was led by the National Secretary of the party who also doubles as the chairman of the Primary Election Committee, Alhaji Hussein Saleh Dass. Other national officers of the party present at the event include the National Publicity Secretary, Mr Alfa Mohammed and the National Welfare Officer of the party, Prince Wale Aladeoba.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi flags off distribution of 700,000 face masks

The Bauchi State Government has flagged off the distribution of 700,000 face masks to beneficiaries in the state as part of efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister backs Oyo ALGON’s Supreme Court move

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has faulted the ruling of the Court of appeal which upheld the desolution of the duly elected Association of Local Government Employees Executives by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, describing it as a travesty of justice which would be redressed at the Supreme court.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti workers issue 14-day strike notice over unpaid salaries

A letter dated July 16, 2020, and addressed to Fayemi, a copy of which was made available to Tribune Online said the ultimatum commences from Monday, July 20 and lapses on August 3, within which the governor is expected to redeem his pledge or face mass action.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

NAF: Deceased flying officer Tolulope Arotile for burial July 23

Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, will be buried next Thursday, July 23, the Nigerian Air Force said on Friday.

Nigerian government inaugurates governing councils of 13 universities

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has inaugurated the governing councils of 13 federal universities in the country.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the people of the state for their cooperation and support in the national effort against the COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

Kebbi constructs 25km 18th Century ancient Gwandu emirate road to Argungu

The road, newsmen gathered that, it was used during the reign of Gwandu’s jihadists of 18th century and has been abandoned as mere path from Falili village/Dandema to Argungu town, by previous administration before Bagudu’s administration approved its construction after it’s was recommended.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government kick-starts 2021 budgetary process

The Federal Government has commenced preparation of its 2021 budget, as the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has received anticipated personnel costs for next year, from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.
African Action Congress AAC

Edo guber: Why AAC candidate’s name missing on contestants list – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the African Action Congress (AAC) did not submit its nomination for Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly intervenes in planned hike in electricity tariff

The National leadership of the National Assembly has intervened in the planned hike of electricity tariff by the providers, saying that this was not the time to carry out such an action.

Nigerian government to inaugurate states selection committees for 774,000 jobs on Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, inaugurate the states selection committees for the special public works programme.

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Ogoni clean-up: We’ve restored five sites in three local councils – HYPREP

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project handling the clean-up of Ogoniland said it has restored five polluted sites out of the 21 it started in January 2019.

Protesting varsity workers, security officers clash in Benin

Protesting Staff and Pensioners of the College of Education, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, clashed with security officers at Edo Government House in Benin, during a peaceful protest.
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

TikTok banning deepfakes to better protect against misinformation

TikTok is establishing new moderation policies today to better protect its platform against misinformation, election interference, and other forms of manipulative content ahead of the 2020 election. The company, which is currently embroiled in an unprecedented acquisition negotiation with Microsoft following threats of a US ban, says it now explicitly bans deepfakes. Deepfakes are artificial intelligence-powered manipulations of audio and video designed to mislead people about something someone may have done or said.

Super Eagles star joins Russian club on a permanent deal

Super Eagles star Sylvester Igboun has joined Russian club Dynamo Moscow on a two-year permanent deal.
Premises of the Model Secondary School, Nsukka, Enugu State, still covered with grasses.

Confusion greets resumption date for students in exit classes in Enugu

Contrary to the reports making the rounds in Enugu State that secondary schools will resume for exit classes in the state on the 4th of August, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, has said that students are to resume on the 7th while teachers will resume on the earlier agreed date.