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The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina assembly passes child protection bill into law

Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government offers ASUU cumulative sum of N65 billion to resolve strike

The Federal Government on Friday has made an additional sum of N15 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), making it a cumulative sum of N65 billion for the revitalization of the university system and settlement of the controversial Earned Allowances.

NUC hands over LAUTECH ownership to Oyo government

Osun State has finally ceded the ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Oyo State, putting an end to the lingering crisis hampering the development of the University.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU: We have not called off the strike

Following the spread of a letter purportedly written by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on various social media platforms, Dr John Edor, Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar, UNICAL, branch has debunked rumours that the union has called off its eight months old strike.

Kidnapping: We shall not return to hospitals – Cross River NMA

Following the spate of Kidnappings in Cross River, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday said it will continue with its indefinite strike embarked upon on Nov. 4, 2020, due to the ugly dimension kidnapping has taken in the state unless gov Ben Ayade takes a decisive decision to end the menace.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Aviation reform: Speaker, minister decry low turnout of private sector players at public hearing

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over low private sector participation in a public hearing on efforts by the federal government to reform the aviation sector in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha will be laid to rest on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Atan Cemetery in Lagos. He was just 26 when he passed on in Senegal on Sunday, August 30.

Ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper to be laid to rest November 18

Nigeria’s former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha will be laid to rest on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Atan Cemetery in Lagos. He was just 26 when he passed on in Senegal on Sunday, August 30.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

North-Central governors dissociates self from NCPF

The North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) has disassociate it self from a group under the auspices, North Central Peoples Forum (NCPF), clamoring for a breakaway from the core northern agenda.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government urges health workers to shelve impending strike

The Federal Government has urged the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Unions Professionals (JOHESU) to shelve its impending warning strike across the country.
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Miyetti Allah seeks end to cattle grazing by underaged children

Efforts to restore peace in Southern Kaduna may have started yielding some dividends, as the leadership of Fulani cattle rearers, under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has directed members to stop underaged children from grazing cattle in the state.
3. President Muhmmadu Buhari, on Wednesday, inaugurated 12 new permanent secretaries for the federal civil service.

Senator Akpabio: FEC approves 8 field forensic auditors for NDDC

Determined to clean up the rot in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NCDC), the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs Wednesday got the approval for the appointment of eight Forensic Auditors who will work in the field in the Niger Delta region.

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.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Embattled AfDB chief survives another probe into his conduct

Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate panel asks NDDC interim committee to refund ‘unjustifiable funds’ paid to staff

The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the misappropriation of funds in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has asked that the Interim Management Committee (IMC) refund all “unjustifiable funds” paid to staff of the commission.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Nigerian government urged to send new PIB to National Assembly to drive oil sector...

Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, former Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has urged the Federal Government to send the new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly.

Lagos doctors begin warning strike over welfare

Doctors in Lagos State, under the aegis of the Medical Guild, on Monday, began a three-day warning strike.
Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC boss

NAFDAC: We have not approved any vaccines for clinical trial for coronavirus

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said yesterday it has not approved any vaccines for clinical trial for coronavirus disease in the country.

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FAO provides dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households in Borno

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
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Afenifere calls for implementation of 2014 Confab report

Rising from its monthly meeting held at the country home of its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Group opposed the proposed rail line and an N30bn highway to connect the Niger Republic with Nigeria.
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