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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government inaugurates mini water treatment plant in Yobe

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday inaugurated a mini water treatment plant in Gashua, Bade Local Government Area of Yobe.
The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Dr. Lateef Oyeleke as Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources.

Oyo Assembly confirms Lateef Oyeleke as commissioner

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Dr. Lateef Oyeleke as Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources.

Official: 774,000 FG jobs only for unskilled, semi-skilled youths

Chief Nweke Gbazueagu, Chairman, Enugu State Selection Committee for the 774,000 Federal Government/National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Guaranteed Jobs, says the job space is meant for unskilled and semi-skilled youths.

Benue: 13 feared dead over chieftaincy stool

About 13 persons were feared dead in an early morning attack on Ukpogo community, Edikwu Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, yesterday, by suspected armed militia gang over disputed chieftaincy stool.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: 85 local councils have no positive cases yet

The Federal Government has declared that only 85 local government areas spread across 20 states have not recorded a positive case of COVID-19, lamenting that the nation is at a very dangerous stage of community transmission.

Cross River council boss urges CFTZ management to tap Bakassi’s aquatic resources

The Chairman, Bakassi Local Government Area, Mr Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, says the Bakassi aquatic littoral resources have economic values to boost manufacturing and export at the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).
Commissioner for Lands in Enugu State, Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam, has denied knowledge of any case of forgery that he is alleged to have perpetuated when he consulted for a certain private estate company.

Enugu commissioner denies forgery allegation

Commissioner for Lands in Enugu State, Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam, has denied knowledge of any case of forgery that he is alleged to have perpetuated when he consulted for a certain private estate company.

NSCIA: Mosques in Ekiti ready for reopening

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Ekiti says mosques in the state are now well positioned to meet the conditions for reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT minister advocates involvement of council chairmen, traditional rulers in community policing

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has called for active involvement of Area Council Chairmen and traditional rulers in the recruitment and deployment processes of community constabularies in the territory.

NOA urges collaboration of traditional leaders in fight against coronavirus

Mr Charles Nwoji, Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Anambra, has called on traditional leaders in the state to collaborate with relevant agencies in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in their communities.

Gunmen invade Rivers’ community, leave ‘pool of blood’

Residents of Bunu community in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State are now living in fear following the invasion of their area in early hours of Saturday, August 8 by some unknown gunmen who shoot sporadically for several hours of the night.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

US records over five million coronavirus cases

The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country. There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of infections. Brazil has more than 3 million cases and India has more than 2 million.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

10 docked over ‘illegal possession of firearm, dangerous weapons’

The defendants are Kolade Akinwaju, 25; Uche Okerekere, 29; Musemiu Abdulahi, 28; Abuduhakeem Shehu, 22, Victor Ebube, 29 and Musa Hahiru, 18. Others are Nasiru Mallam, 21; Falade Timothy, 27; Danliman Ibrahim, 25; and Mubarak Usman, 23.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi governor urges traditional rulers to support community policing

Gov. Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi has urged traditional rulers to provide the requisite support to community policing by monitoring the movement of strangers and suspicious characters in the domains.

Father severs son’s hand over cultism in Calabar

A man known as Mr Sunday Brown in Nyomidibi community near Nyangasang town in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State has severed the wrist of his son, named Mathew over reported involvement in cultism.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT acting vice chancellor inaugurates committees to resolve crisis rocking varsity

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has expressed worries over the lingering crises rocking the institution.
Pope Francis speaking at the Nagasaki hypocenter memorial. Ciro Fusco-EPA

Vatican rejects deviations from approved baptismal wording

Pope Francis has decreed there could be no changes to the baptismal wording used by the Catholic Church, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: 30 stranded Nigerians in Lebanon rescued, among 150 awaiting evacuation

Thirty Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon have been rescued, and are among a total of 150 victims awaiting evacuation to Nigeria.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.