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Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Group hails Enugu governor on rural roads

A social group, Ishi-Obere Brothers Club, IBC, in Amufie autonomous community, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu state has applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s effort at ensuring rural access roads in every community in the state.
Speaking to newsmen after the enforcement exercise, Head, Media and Enlightenment, FCT COVID-19 Taskforce, Comrade Ikharo Attah, explained that the order to seal up the four gardens for a period of two weeks was issued by an FCT Mobile Court.

Coronavirus: FCTA seals four parks, prosecutes 12 over ‘violation’ of safety measures

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) COVID-19 Taskforce has sealed up four parks and gardens while 12 people were arraigned in court over COVID-19 safety protocols’ violations.
A common feature of the 2020 Christmas celebration in the South East was massive traffic hold ups, particularly along federal highways such as in Enugu-Ontisha expressway and Enugu-Port Harcourt road.

Enugu: Christmas returnees air their bad road experience

A common feature of the 2020 Christmas celebration in the South East was massive traffic hold ups, particularly along federal highways such as in Enugu-Ontisha expressway and Enugu-Port Harcourt road.
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 governor hailed for signing death sentence law on kidnapping, others

A group of mothers has commended the state governor, Barrister Simon Bako Lalong, for signing into law some bills passed by the Plateau State House of Assembly, seeking to effectively tackle criminal activities in the state.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

FRSC boss expresses concerns over speed-related crashes

The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has expressed concerns over increasing cases of speed-related crashes during this Yuletide period and directed commanding officers to step up enforcement of the law on the use of speed limiting device.
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CAN commends Zamfara government over security during Christmas

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Zamfara Chapter, has commended the state government for providing adequate security for Christians in the state during the Christmas celebration.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief: Procurement of additional platforms, game changer in war against insurgency

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has assured Nigerians of the continued commitment of the Nigerian Air Force to the security of the nation, promising that his men would neither relent nor rest on their oars until the security of lives and properties of Nigerians are guaranteed.
He said the Task Force subsequently dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships to engage the terrorists.

CAS: Ensuring an indivisible Nigeria is NAF’s cardinal objective

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says ensuring an indivisible Nigeria and safeguarding its sovereignty were the cardinal objectives and mandate of the force, Air Marshall, Sadeeq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said in Yola.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

PGF: Nigerians must work together to resolve security challenges

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have called on all Nigerians, irrespective of their political and religious leanings to unite and work together to resolve the nation’s security challenges.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill ‘armed robber’ as victims narrate ordeal

The deceased and his cohorts now at large allegedly stormed a house at Uselu in Benin city where they forcefully entered the compound and ransacked all the appartments while the Christmas celebration was going on
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Governor Tambuwal calls for strict coronavirus protocols adherence

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Cultism: Ebonyi governor promises to reward informants

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has promised a handsome reward to any informant that could lead security agencies to hideouts and training ground of cultists in the state.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria’s stock market closes for Christmas with N2 billion loss

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reversed its uptrend, dropping by N2 billion ahead of the Christmas celebration.
Nigerians are in for a low-key Christmas celebration tomorrow as states yesterday rolled out measures to tackle the resurgence of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Christmas looms as states roll out restrictions

Nigerians are in for a low-key Christmas celebration tomorrow as states yesterday rolled out measures to tackle the resurgence of COVID-19.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Justice Matthew Njoku as the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State.

Imo governor orders workers to stay home over spike in coronavirus

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday ordered the workers in the state, to stay home from Monday next week till further notice, ahead of the festive period.

Lagos government to begin sales of rice at lower price before Christmas

The Lagos State Government says it will begin the sales of rice before Christmas celebration to residents in collaboration with Kebbi Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor denies giving cultists N3 million

Governor David Umahi on Monday said he did not give N3 million to placate notorious cult groups allegedly terrorising residents of the state.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Yuletide: Air Peace to roll out multiple flight schedules

Following the frustration expressed by passengers over inadequate flights ahead of the yuletide festivities, Air Peace on Saturday vowed to deploy more flights in the next few days.
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.

Minister directs contractors to make Lagos-Ibadan Expressway motorable, safe

The Minster of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed Julius Berger, the contractor handling section one rehabilitation/reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to speed up construction ahead of the Yuletide.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor urges Christians to emulate the exemplary life of Jesus Christ

The Christian community in Bauchi State has been enjoined to put into practice the exemplary life of Jesus Christ in their daily activities by promoting peace and peaceful coexistence with their neighbours particularly those who do not share the same faith with them.

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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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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate passes bill to establish national food reserve agency

The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Consumers groan as cement price soar in South East

Prices of cement has increased by 67 per cent in the South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, newsmen report.
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Chanchangi braces up to resume flight operations

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, who disclosed the plan Friday said the Kaduna based airline is preparing a comeback.
Johnson & Johnson's single dose COVID-19 shot is the fourth to be endorsed for use in the EU after vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Moderna.

EU Commission to end AstraZeneca, J&J vaccine contracts at expiry – paper

The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with companies such as Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday citing a source from the Italian Health Ministry.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

Aviation experts urge Nigerian government to beef up security at airports

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have called on the Federal Government to beef up security at the nation’s airports, following recent alarm on the planned attacks on some major airports across the country.