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The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor requests for re-accreditation of nursing schools

Governor Hope Uzodinma has appealed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to consider the re-accreditation and re-opening of Nursing and Midwifery schools in Imo state.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

NAF jet bombards bandits meeting venue in Kaduna

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed scores of bandits in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Nigerian military destroys illegal refineries, recovers stolen crude

The Defence Headquarters says military has intensified its aggressive fight against crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, bunkering, economic saboteurs and other criminal activities in the country.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops eliminate 16 terrorists, arrest 11 in Northeast in a week

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, has eliminated 16 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist and arrested 11 in the North East in the last one week.
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.

Nigerian government mandates schools to conduct weekly assessments

As the nation prepares for the reopening of schools, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has mandated schools to carry out weekly risk assessments while states and local governments are to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments.
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Yiaga Africa trains AMAC councillors on legislative practices, governance

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation, on Thursday trained the councillors representing the 12 wards of the legislative practices, governance (AMAC), on legislative practices and governance.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

NAF eliminates more bandits in Zamfara

The air component of Operation Hadarin Daji has eliminated several bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities during airstrikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State.

Akwa Ibom elders seek upward review of oil derivation to 50 percent

A Clarion call has once again gone out to the federal government to review upward the derivation funds to the states to 50 percent.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank trains beneficiaries on certification for export potential

The Lagos State Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) project of the World Bank and the Federal Government on Monday trained its beneficiaries on certification and regulations.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC urges Nigerian government to deploy security task force in Southern Kaduna

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an NGO, has called for the deployment of joint security task force to stop the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE recruits 100 unemployed persons for agricultural training in Edo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited no fewer than 100 unemployed persons in Edo in its sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the Rural Employment Promotion (REP) Programme.

Family chases out mother of rape victim for seeking justice

Ifeyinwa Ezukamma, a 40-year old mother of five has been chased out of her matrimonial home by her husband’s family, for insisting on justice for her 8-year-old daughter, raped by her tenant.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Troops raid bandits’ camps, kill one, arrest 4 in Benue, Nasarawa

Enenche said the operations were conducted by troops deployed at Guma in Benue and Keana in Nasarawa State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

DHQ reacts to Boko Haram’s planned attacks in Abuja

The Nigeria Army has moved to reassure residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, that they are on red alert to combat crime.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo cancels virus curfew, to issue advisory to night clubs

The Task Force, however, specifically warned operators of Night Clubs to desist from accommodating persons in closed areas within their premises, adding that research has confirmed that the virus spreads faster when people cluster in closed venues.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Military airstrike hits ISWAP location, eliminates scores of terrorists in Borno

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed compounds, housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Kaza on the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno.
The Maigari, traditional head of Lokoja, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir, has approved the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Donkwo Fishing Festival.

Lokoja monarch approves cancellation of fishing festival

The Maigari, traditional head of Lokoja, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir, has approved the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Donkwo Fishing Festival.

ASUU faults Nigerian government’s plan to reopen universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the plan by the Federal Government to reopen public universities in the country.

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NNPC shortlists 78 companies for pipelines rehabilitation bidding

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shortlisted 78 companies to bid for the rehabilitation of oil pipelines and deport infrastructure across the country.
The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.

Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.
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Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.

Edo election: Over 300 policemen surround Governor Wike’s hotel in Benin – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the hotel where the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen.

30 feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river

Over 30 persons were feared dead in a road accident along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state.