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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 1

House of Reps approve orthopaedic hospital, medical centre for Jos and Wase

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed through the second reading, two bills for the establishment of an Orthopaedic Hospital in Jos and a Federal Medical Centre in Wase, both in Plateau state.
Lobi Stars goalkeeper Daniel Atsaka says he hopes the Nigerian professional football league can be allowed to resume after months of suspension.

Lobi Stars goalkeeper wants quick resolution on NPFL season

Lobi Stars goalkeeper Daniel Atsaka says he hopes the Nigerian professional football league can be allowed to resume after months of suspension.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

PDP governors pray for Governor Obaseki to emerge Edo guber candidate

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have assured the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, of a level playing field at the party’s primary poll slated for Thursday, and prayed God to grant him success.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

President Buhari mourns as APC chairman in South Africa dies

President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he received the news of Abe’s death with sadness.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki’s supporters not mourning – aide

Osaigbovo Iyoha, Special Adviser on Political Matters to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the governor’s supporters have been celebrating since the All Progressives Congress announced his disqualification from the June 22 governorship primary in the state.
Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.

London police arrest man suspected of urinating on officer’s memorial

Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.
An inmate has been isolated at Rekeke Health Centre in Taita Taveta County after he tested positive for Covid-19.

Kenyan prison inmate tests positive for coronavirus

An inmate has been isolated at Rekeke Health Centre in Taita Taveta County after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP orders investigation into rape, death of UNIBEN student

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Magu, has ordered the deployment of additional detectives to Edo State to support the police command there to unravel the brutal killing of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin.

Cameroon military acknowledges soldiers arrested in Togo

Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s capital, Lomé, where they used the weapons to harass Togolese, according to Togolese police.
The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
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.

FIRS: We retired nine directors for others to grow

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday disclosed that nine directors that were recently retired was to pave way for progression of younger staff whose careers had stagnated for years.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate president frowns at social distance violation at the chamber

The President of the Senate, Mr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday frowned at the violation of the principle of Social Distancing by Senators during plenary.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Senator Kalu: What I learnt in prison

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said his five months in jail afforded him the opportunity of learning “invaluable lessons” about Nigeria and the citizenry.

Senator Orji Kalu reacts to Supreme Court judgement

Mr Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state has reacted to nullification of his conviction by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom records one coronavirus death, three new cases

Speaking on Thursday in Uyo during an update on COVID-19 in the state, Governor Udom Emmanuel said with the development, there were now two recorded cases of deaths arising from the disease, and six active cases.

Senator Melaye gives palliatives to hawkers, urges them to stay indoor

Former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, and People’s Democratic Party chieftain, has urged some women hawking plantains by the roadside to stay indoors to avoid contacting coronavirus.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.

ECA mourns as ex-economist Owodunni Teriba buried in US

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. =
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Heavy traffic as Oyo workers resume

Security personnel had their hands full at the entrance to the Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan, as about 3,000 civil servants on grade level 13 and above resumed work on Monday.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC rules out elderly, symptomatic coronavirus patients from home care

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has ruled out elderly patients and those with severe symptoms from home care treatment for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order arrest of fake coronavirus taskforce in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has ordered the arrest of illegal task force teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: Jigawa power transmission substation set for inauguration

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says the 96 megawatts capacity Gagarawa power transmission substation is set for inauguration in three weeks time.
Ibrahim Magu

Presidency: Ibrahim Magu’s probe shows anti-corruption fight is real

The Presidency on Saturday said those who hold the belief that the ongoing investigation of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is an indication of the administration’s failing anti-corruption fight have missed the point.

NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.