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Kogi: Senate wades into Bassa clashes, demands rehabilitation of affected communities

The Senate on Wednesday waded into communal clashes in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State by demanding for the rehabilitation of affected communities.
As the coronavirus epidemic infected about 11,000 people and killed 258, according to figures released Saturday, Singapore and Mongolia have imposed sweeping bans on arrivals by land, sea or air from China.

Coronavirus: 60 Nigerians ‘trapped’ in Wuhan

The Coronavirus infection has risen to 17,205 from 14,380 confirmed cases while 361 persons had died from the disease, which originated from Wuhan in China.
A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Group calls for mop up of firearms in Kogi

A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground, has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

SUBEB warns teachers against lowering education standard

The member representing Delta South Senatorial District in the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Mr. Paul Kurugbe, has charged public primary school teachers in the state to shun unprofessional conduct capable of lowering the high educational standard set by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The call by the National Assembly for the sack of the country’s Service Chiefs may not see the light of day following the inability of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the suggestions of the two chambers during Thursday’s council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

President Buhari, security council shun calls to fire service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the National Security Council on Thursday met 24 hours after Senators and members of the House of Representatives called for the sack of service chiefs.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Former Senate president writes Ahmed Lawan over terrorism

Elder statesman and former President of the Senate, Senator Ameh Ebute, has called on Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to engage other politicians, technocrats as well as businessmen from the northeast to join hands to help in complementing roles that will solve the lingering security crises in the region.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA seize 225.32kg exhibit, arrest 146 drug suspects in Imo

The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 146 suspects in connection with drug offences and seized 225.32kg exhibits in 2019.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Governor Wike: Nigeria can’t afford to drift to one party state

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that being members of different political parties should not deny the country the much needed development.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Lassa fever: Health minister visits Kano

The Federal Government has commended the Kano State Government for taking proactive measures to curb Lassa fever in the state.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo, Governor Sanwo-Olu laud Airtel’s CSR initiative

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has commended Airtel Nigeria for assisting the underprivileged members of society through its corporate social responsibility initiative.
Chairman of the Reception and former Governor of Yobe State, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (left); Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the grand reception hosted by the Governor for the Senate President and the Minister of State for Works and Housing at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Damaturu on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Senate president empowers constituents, supports 2,000 students

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Saturday distributed 34 buses and four ambulances to health centres and communities in Yobe North Senatorial District.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

PRP applauds Governor Bagudu for sustenance of peace in Kebbi

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), in Kebbi, has commended the administration of Gov. Atiku Bagudu for peaceful co-existence and relative peace in the state.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Security: Northcentral governors strategise on community policing

Governors of the Six Northcentral states have agreed to collaborate toward ensuring effective community policing to tackle the security challenges within the region and the country.
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NEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs in Abuja camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed 1,200 cartons of toilet soap and 1, 246 cartons of detergent to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Abuja camps.

Governor Akeredolu: Why Lassa fever persists in Ondo

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given reasons why the Lassa fever scourge has continued to ravage the state in the last few years despite government’s efforts to stem it.

Governor Akeredolu laments Lassa fever scourge

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is concerned with the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.
Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

CAN: Murder of Lawan Andimi a shame on federal government

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday described the killing of Adamawa State CAN chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi as gruesome, unfortunate and a shame on the federal government.

Four herdsmen killed in Kogi, bodies dumped in river

Suspected youths from Oforachi community in Idah LGA of Kogi State, have allegedly killed four herdsmen and dumped their bodies in the Ofu rivers.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, said his government will deliver the ongoing Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor project by end of May 2020.

Governor Sanwo-Olu reacts to Lagos pipeline fire

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to Sunday’s pipeline fire in Ile-Epo area of Abule Egba in which three people were killed and properties destroyed.
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Niger Delta abandoned projects: We’ll recover all money paid to contractors – Senator Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the government’s determination to recover every money paid to contractors on all abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio inaugurates N1.69 billion erosion control project in Akwa Ibom

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday inaugurated erosion control project at Ibiaku and Nduetong Oku communities in Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Akwa Ibom.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would spare no efforts in tracking down criminals who have become a nightmare in the lives of Nigeria, high or low.

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DRC: New accusations of sexual abuse against humanitarian workers

More than 20 Congolese women have claimed to have been sexually abused, in the form of job blackmail, by aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an investigation released Wednesday.
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CAN declares three-days of national prayer over insecurity

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared 3-days of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Eid-El-Fitr: CUPP laments worsening security situation, calls for prayers, tolerance

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has lamented that the country was indeed in a deep trying time following the recent burglary incident in the Aso Rock residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

Kelechi Nwakali wins Alcorcon Player of the Month award

Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge finds aggravating factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government establishes 20 new marriage registries

The Federal Government has established 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country in a bid to bring Federal Marriage Registry closer to the grassroots.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Eid-ul-Fitri: Nigerian government declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.

INEC creates 924 additional polling units in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State says it has created additional 924 polling units across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Ondo governor charges Nigerians to work for unity of the country

Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he believes in one Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to continue to coexist peacefully.

CBN governor seeks PPP model to improve healthcare infrastructure

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged stakeholders in the public and private sectors to collaborate to build a more healthy and robust healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria.