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NMA vows to prosecute Kogi, Cross River health commissioners over coronavirus handling

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed plans to prosecute the Commissioners for Heath in both Kogi and Cross River States over alleged unethical conduct in the fight against the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in their states.
Betta Edu

Kogi, Cross River health commissioners to face trial for unethical behaviour

As a preparatory for their formal trial in court, the two commissioners will first face a probe panel put in place by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for allegedly obstructing the activities of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in their respective states.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Northern education commissioners back federal government on reopening of schools

The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna on Saturday, after a virtual meeting to consider school reopening and other issues to strengthen the education sector.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa cabinet members go on self-isolation

Mr Dogo Shammah, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism says all members of the state executive will go on self-isolation, from Friday, to avoid COVID-19 infection.

NAPPS: Nigerian government’s twist on WASSCE shocking

The parents and the private school owners in the country have expressed shock over the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, announcement, pulling out all the SS3 students in all the 104 federal government colleges nationwide from participating in the forthcoming West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and also advised WAEC and various state governments to forget the exam for now.

NMA urges President Buhari to call Kogi, Cross River governors to order

The National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Innocent Ujah, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call to order the governors of Kogi and Cross River states to avert further escalation of the COVID-19 cases in the two states.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor reshuffles cabinet

Those affected are the Commissioner for Communication, Olanrewaju Murtala, who was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, while the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Harriet Adenike Afolabi Oshatimehin replaced Murtala in the Ministry of Communication.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger governor, deputy take 30% salary cut as coronavirus hits economy

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Tuesday ordered a 30 per cent slash in the salaries and allowances of all political officers in the state.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UCTH: Cross River not coronavirus free

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) said a patient has tested positive to coronavirus in the facility despite the fact that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has not announced any confirmed case of COVID-19 in the South-South state.
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: How PDP governors, chieftains endorsed Godwin Obaseki, Philip Shaibu ticket

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will be allowed to run with his deputy, Philip Shaibu, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party if he (Obaseki) emerges winner at the PDP primary slated for Tuesday, June 23, in Benin, Edo State.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

I am battling a gang-up – Bauchi governor

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Saturday said he was battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before clinching the governorship position.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo governor conduct surprise coronavirus test on commissioners

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma yesterday took his commissioners unawares and conducted a surprise Coronavirus test on them.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing.

Lagos governor to mark one year in office with commissioning of projects

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu attains one year in Office on May 29, 2020. To commemorate the event, a number of programmes have been slated, starting with an address by the governor.
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL)

League football shouldn’t return in Nigeria any time soon – NWFL chief

Chairman of Nigeria Women Premier League side Adamawa Queens Emmanuel Zira has taken a strong stand against the possible return of league football any time soon in Nigeria with the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic which has halted all sporting activities globally as well for a long period.
He is Mr Lamido Yuguda whose appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter sent to the Senate on Tuesday requesting the confirmation of Yuguda as the Director General of the Commission.

Capital market expert sets agenda for new SEC chief

Barring any last minute hitches, a substantive Director General will soon assume duty at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ending Ms Mary Uduk’s more than two years tenure in acting capacity.

Lagos NMA directs members to stay-at-home from 6:00 pm Wednesday

The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members to sit at home from Wednesday, May 20, 2020, saying their safety of movement to work is no longer guaranteed.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm new SEC chief, others

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Mr. Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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