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The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo: We’re ready to host 20th national sports festival

In spite of the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged the world and led to the suspension of major sporting events, the Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.
L-R-Governor Akeredolu, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, Gov. Hope Uzodinma and Gov Kayode Fayemi at funeral service of Madam Dora Anyanwu

Governor Akeredolu’s mother-in-law buried amidst tributes

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Saturday, extolled the virtues of his mother-in-law, Madam Dora Anyanwu, describing her as an efficient teacher, dutiful wife, responsible mother, compassionate community leader, pragmatic Christian, and genuine nationalist.
The Rivers State government is planning to reorganize over 2,000 illegal operators of the local artisanal refineries in the state.

Rivers to ‘reorganize’ operators of artisanal refineries

The Rivers State government is planning to reorganize over 2,000 illegal operators of the local artisanal refineries in the state.
Ibikunle Amosun

Senator Amosun, Adekunle Akinlade bid former Ogun majority leader farewell

The remains of a former Majority Leader, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Yinka Mafe, have been laid to rest on Friday.
SEYI MAKINDE

Governor Makinde: Oyo’ll be known for good governance throughout my tenure

Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared the State would be known for good governance all through his tenure.
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.

Oyo governor signs Amotekun bill into law

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto governor leads elite to commiserate with Kaduna over recent killings

According to Muhammad Bello, the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Tambuwal who led the high-powered delegation of more than 15 highly placed Sokoto citizens during the visit, expressed displeasure and sadness over the incident and others similar to it that have been recurring in the state.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senator Abaribe: Why Nigeria finds democracy difficult

Senate Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe has said Nigerians are struggling for basic democratic rights because “democracy is difficult for some people to really fathom”.
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: Nearly 50 corps members to repeat service in five states

Forty-nine Batch A corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will repeat their service year in Gombe, Kaduna, Ebonyi, Sokoto and Ekiti states following various infractions.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country.

President Buhari to open Edo 2020 National Sports Festival

President Muhammadu Buhari will declare the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State open on March 22.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

No minimum wage for Gombe council workers now – deputy governor

Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Manassah Jatau, has said workers at the state level will enjoy the new N30,000 minimum wage while local government employees will have to wait until internally generated revenue at the local government levels improve.
Dr. Kingsley Isitua Obiora has formally assumed office as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), replacing Dr. Okwu Joseph Nnanna, who exited from the Bank on February 2, 2020.

Kingsley Obiora assumes duty as new central bank deputy chief

Dr. Kingsley Isitua Obiora has formally assumed office as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), replacing Dr. Okwu Joseph Nnanna, who exited from the Bank on February 2, 2020.
Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says she will scale up HIV-AIDS response to put an end to the epidemic in the nearest future.

Oyo governor’s wife tasks women on breast examination, medical checkups

Wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, on Monday, harped on the need for women do regular fitness exercises and periodic medical checkups.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations. 2

Senate president urges religious leaders to pray for Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Nigeria’s mega city State of Lagos hits by deadly Coronavirus, is angry that unscrupulous people have capitalised on outbreak of the disease in the state to hike prices of face masks, sanitizers, among others.

Lagos governor hits coronavirus centre, opens up on readiness

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Nigeria’s mega city State of Lagos hits by deadly Coronavirus, is angry that unscrupulous people have capitalised on outbreak of the disease in the state to hike prices of face masks, sanitizers, among others.
The patient had complained about the state of the isolation centre, our source said.

Coronavirus patient attempts to escape Lagos isolation centre

Following the detection of the first case of novel Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, and the placing in quarantine of the patient, identified as a 44-year-old Italian, at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos (formerly, Infectious Diseases Hospital), a health worker at the hospital said on Friday that the patient was angry and had attempted to escape.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared that he would not mind breaking some toes if it would aid his determination to serve the ordinary people of Oyo State.

2023: Oyo governor tells Lagos APC to prepare for eviction

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday warned the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress to prepare for eviction following the move to reconcile aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
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Bayelsa: APC urges supporters to accept Supreme Court decision

The Bayelsa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday urged the party members and supporters in the state to accept the Supreme Court judgment that sacked its candidate, David Lyon.

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Some Aba residents on Tuesday flouted the stay-at-home executive order of the Abia government, which is meant to check the possible spread of Coronavirus into the state.

Lockdown: Aba residents flout stay-at-home order

Some Aba residents on Tuesday flouted the stay-at-home executive order of the Abia government, which is meant to check the possible spread of Coronavirus into the state.
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WHO appreciates front-line health workers in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Office in Nigeria, Abuja on Tuesday appreciated the contribution of front-line health workers fighting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world.

Ondo PDP senator commends governor for paying predecessor’s appointees entitlements

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has thanked Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the payment of two months entitlements of all political appointees under former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.
Kemi Adepoju, a dressmaker, sews a dress with a sewing machine in her shop amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria April 5, 2020. REUTERS-Seun Sanni

Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa

In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected due to the lockdown in force to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.