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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.

Apapa Traffic: NPA to impound trucks not registered on Eto app

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said that trucks not registered on Eto, the electronic truck-call up app recently introduced by the Authority, by Feburary 27, will not have access to the ports.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement that the palliative entailed the cutting and removal of asphalt as well as the placement of a steel plate on the affected parts of the bridge.

Lagos completes palliative works on Eko bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced that the palliative intervention on Eko Bridge it embarked upon in support of the federal government’s efforts to replace the eight expansion joints on the highway has been completed.

INEC receives requests for 9,777 additional polling units – chair

The National Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, disclosed that as of February 15, the commission had received 9,777 requests from across the country for the establishment of additional polling units.
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.

Minister: Over 4,000 inmates have gained freedom so far

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, said over 4,000 inmates have been freed nationwide so far under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme launched in 2020.

Custom agents clamour for national shipping policy to check malpractices

The agents in the petition signed by Head, Research and Policy, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), said: “First is to begin by reminding Mr. President that, for many years, the businesses of the Nigeria Shippers together with critical transport service providers such as the freight forwarders have been frustrated by certain business practices employed by container shipping lines and terminal operators.
Iranian health officials have warned that high levels of pollution will exacerbate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already caused more deaths in Iran than in any other country in the Middle East [Majid Asgaripour-Reuters]

Iran’s smog, blackouts made worse by power-sapping crypto mining

Cities across Iran have been cloaked in thick layers of toxic smog and darkened by blackouts, as the alleged use of low-quality fuel and power-sucking cryptocurrency mining deepen the country’s hardships.

Jigawa PDP conducts state congress

Finally, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa have conducted their state congress elections after a long battle between the two factions of the party.

NIMC enrols 2.3 million persons in Kano

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says it has so far enrolled more than 2.3 million persons in Kano State since the inception of the programme in 2007.
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.
Lagos Airport – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

FAAN ramps up coronavirus protocols at airports

But FAAN which is in charge of the management of most of the airports said it has strengthened its measures from from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and other airports within its network.
Worried by the continued gridlock and other traffic challenges in and within the Apapa Port, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged extortion of truck drivers by the terminal security operatives.

Official: Presidential task team has tamed Apapa traffic gridlock

Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on the Restoration of Law and Order in Apapa Port (PTT-RLO) Kayode Opeifa has said his Team has erased traffic gridlock in Apapa.
The federal government will constitute a new task force to decongest the gridlock in Apapa area of Lagos state.

Nigerian government to reconstitute task force on Apapa gridlock

In May 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a presidential task force headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Kayode Opeifa as vice-chairman, to break the traffic congestion in that axis.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

38 detainees escape from police custody in Enugu

A police source said the inmates escaped from the police cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department, inside the State Police Headquarters on Sunday night.
THE National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has said that the presidential taskforce set up to clear the gridlock in Apapa cannot achieve the task, adding that they have failed.

Apapa gridlock raises haulage cost by 50% in one week

During an on-the-spot assessment by newsmen over the weekend, truck operators attributed the escalating cost of haulage services at the Tin Can Port to extortion by security operators, including Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) security officials, police and the presidential task team on Apapa gridlock.
The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commended members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) for shelving their proposed three-day warning strike scheduled to start on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

NPA hails maritime workers for shelving proposed strike

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commended members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) for shelving their proposed three-day warning strike scheduled to start on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. According...

Excess of 40 vessels at anchorage due to bad port access road – official

An excess of 40 vessels are kept at anchorage due to bad port access road, Mr John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, Ports and Cargo Container Terminal, disclosed on Tuesday .
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

World AIDS Day: Ogun steps up awareness campaign against spread of HIV/AIDS

The Ogun State Government has said that its agency is working assiduously to contain the spread of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), against its spread as against the report that it has the highest numbers of the affected persons.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA: Water transportation will reduce port congestion

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Inland Waterways, George Moghalu, has outlined the benefits of water transportation, noting that it will reduce port congestion if properly developed.

WAEC apologises to Ekiti over delay in release of WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has apologised to the Ekiti State government over delay in the release of the 2020 results of public schools.
Jurgen Klopp has no clue as to whether Liverpool can retain their Champions League crown this season and highlighted the levels of luck required to win Europe's elite club competition.

Liverpool boss criticises Premier League over fixture congestion

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the Premier League due to the fixture congestion that the top clubs face.

Sallah: FRSC boss urges Muslim to adhere strictly to health regulations

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.

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Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Sports minister to commissions Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt on Tuesday

History will be made on Tuesday in the garden city of Port Harcourt as Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare will commission the Real Madrid Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Official: Four suspected bandits killed, many dislodged by military in Kaduna

Four bandits were killed and many others dislodged in military operations in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday.
Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, (5th R) with Senate Committee on PIB led by the committee chairman Senator Mohammed Sabo (4th R), Former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswanl (2nd L) and other committee members, during a visit to Government House Calabar

Governor Ayade: PIB must address delisting of Cross River as oil producing state

Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has tasked National Assembly to handle related Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and other issues related to the bill with circumspection to avoid contentions that are likely to trail its ultimate passage into law.
Simy Nwankwo scored a brace and Algeria international Adam Ounas sealed Crotone's 4-2 victory over Torino in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

Simy Nwankwo double helps Crotone end Serie A winless streak

The triumph at the Stadio Ezio Scida was Crotone's first win since January 17 - when they beat Benevento - and it ended a run of seven consecutive defeats in the Italian top-flight.
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Cattle rearing: Lagos butchers seek 50,000 hectares of land for ranching

The Lagos State Butchers Association has requested the provision of about 50, hectares of land from the Lagos State Government for ranching and rearing herds of cattle in the state.

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The Okitipupa Oil Palm (OOP) Plc has embarked on some measures aimed at re-strategizing and putting the company on a solid footing to enable it respond effectively to emerging challenges and return it to its past leading role in the industry.

Oil palm firm re-strategises for optimal performance

The Okitipupa Oil Palm (OOP) Plc has embarked on some measures aimed at re-strategizing and putting the company on a solid footing to enable it respond effectively to emerging challenges and return it to its past leading role in the industry.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday — representing the lowest single-day count of 2021.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barca presidential candidate wants Sergio Aguero at Camp Nou

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta is reportedly keen to bring Sergio Aguero to the club if he assumes office at Camp Nou.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo says he tested positive for coronavirus

The ex-president made this known during his 84th birthday celebration on Friday, March 5, 2021, saying, “It will surprise you that I was tested positive for COVID-19.