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Niger Delta youths warn NSA over amnesty programme

Niger Delta youth leaders have warned the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd) on the implications of hijacking the management of the Presidential Amnesty Office on the peace and stability in the region.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

President Buhari removes Charles Dokubo as amnesty chief

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo has been removed from the top job “with immediate effect” by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: National Health Insurance will ramp up funding for healthcare

Increasing funding towards improving the healthcare sector and ensuring the well-being of Nigerians remain a priority for the Buhari administration, even as it continues to ramp up efforts to effectively tackle non-communicable diseases and Tuberculosis and safeguard the lives of Nigerians.

Smugglers devise new ways to beat Customs

The Coordinator, Joint Border Patrol, Zone 3, Muhammed Garba, has said smugglers have devised new ways of smuggling banned items into the country.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university expels 80 students over exam malpractices

The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018/2019 academic session.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna develops social protection policy

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the development of a social protection policy to guide the implementation of Social Protection Programmes (SPP) in the state.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Abia group threatens Senate with mass action over jailed Senator Orji Kalu’s seat

A group of farmers in Abia North Senatorial District of Abia State under the aerie’s of Isun Cooperative Society with bias in agriculture has given a 21 day ultimatum to the leadership of the Senate to declare the seat of their district vacant or face mass action.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor sacks two aides over alleged murder involvement, orders arrest

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has sacked two of his aides allegedly involved in a murder during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councillorship primaries on Feb.21.

Nigeria urged to start tobacco regulations implementation

This call was made on Wednesday in Abuja by tobacco control advocacy groups – the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN).
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC advises prospective corps members against fraudsters promising postings

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has warned prospective corps members to be wary of fraudsters posting adverts on social media assuring them of favorable postings.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Nigeria intensifies health workers’ response to humanitarian crisis

The Federal Government is building the capacity of workers and stakeholders in the health sector to respond appropriately to health humanitarian crisis in the country, Dr Abdulaziz Mashi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC, NYSC hold anti-corruption awareness rally in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday held an anti-corruption rally in Lagos to boost awareness of the fight against corruption.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has held an anti-corruption walk in Awka, Anambra State to create awareness on the dangers of corruption in the country.

EFCC: Youths are important stakeholders in anti-corruption war

Mr Benedict Agweye, the Head of Forensic, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Nigerian youths are very important stakeholders in the anti-corruption war.

Boko Haram: 1,115 children die from acute malnutrition in Borno in 2019 – UNICEF

The United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said 1,115 children have died from acute malnutrition in Borno between January and December 2019.
Magnus Abe

Ogoni clean up: Senator Magnus Abe warns federal government, HYPREP

Magnus Abe, former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District, has warned the federal government that the $1billion Ogoni clean up must not be consumed by the “Nigerian factor”.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Lassa fever: NYSC sensitises corps members on preventive measures in Zamfara

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has organised a one-day sensitisation for corps members in Zamfara on measures to prevent Lassa fever disease.

Police arrests fake Army captain, NYSC certificate racketeer

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Akwa Ibom state police command has arrested a fake Army captain identified as Kingsley Nelson, a native of Abak Local Government Area of the state.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 161 stranded Nigerians from Mtiga in Libya.

NEMA: 14,045 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 161 Nigerians from Mitiga, Tripoli in Libya.

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In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.

Black Widow delayed to 2021, pushing back other Marvel movies

In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.
“Unfortunately, we are forced to move the match against Russia since we still have not received any word from the government —- in spite of the fact that we sent a letter already since Aug. 27,” said Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the Swedish Football Association.

Sweden friendly moved to Russia over virus entry restrictions

An upcoming friendly between Sweden and Russia has been moved to Moscow due to Swedish coronavirus pandemic rules, the Swedish Football Association said on Wednesday.
Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape following an alleged incident at his west London apartment.

Bayern Munich make fresh bid for Chelsea winger

Hudson-Odoi snubbed interest from the German champions to sign a long-term contract with the Blues only last year but may seek a temporary move elsewhere, with Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz both likely to start ahead of him this season.

SON certifies 21 manufacturers in FCT

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has certified 13 manufacturers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for maintaining consistency in the quality of their products.
Manchester United striker Odion Jude Ighalo said his side are delighted to be through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Odion Ighalo turns attention to Brighton tie after Luton win

Manchester United striker Odion Jude Ighalo said his side are delighted to be through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.