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Bayelsa government condemns killing, imposes curfew on town

The Bayelsa Government on Friday imposed a curfew on Twon Brass in the Brass Local Government Area of the state, where three were killed on Aug. 15.
Philip Shaibu

Nigerian banks urged to address SMEs challenges

Edo State Deputy Governor, Honourable Philip Shuaibu, has called for systematic overhaul of the banking sector in Nigeria that will redirect their focus on the development of small businesses (SMEs) in the country, inline with present economic realities.

Amnesty: Ondo ex-militants vow to return to criminal activities

Some ex-militants in Ondo State on Wednesday lamented that the state government has failed to fulfil its promise of including them into the amnesty programme of the Federal government after they had surrendered their arms.

General Abdulsalami: 2019 election would test Nigeria’s democracy

Former Head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said the 2019 general elections would be a test case that Nigeria democracy has come of age.
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bayelsa State

Job recruitment’ll be on merit – Bayelsa government

The Bayelsa State Government has reiterated its assurance that it would adhere strictly to merit in the recruitment of the 1,000 jobs Governor Seriake Dickson announced for the state civil service.

Enugu government appoints over 1000 youths in political offices

The Enugu State Government said as part of its deliberate policy to integrate the youths in the governance, it has appointed more than 1000 youths into political positions at the various levels of government in the state.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

Lawyer: INEC chairman shouldn’t conduct 2019 polls, he’s danger to democracy

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, should no longer be trusted by Nigerians to conduct the 2019 general election because “he has become a very dangerous threat to our democracy”, a legal practitioner and civil rights activist, Ugochukwu Osuagwu, warned on Saturday.
International Republican Institute - IRI

IRI seeks more Ebonyi women participation in politics

The International Republican Institute (IRI) has urged women to participate actively in the various political activities in the country.
Hafiz Abubakar

Official: Kano ex-deouty governor’s defection to PDP a good omen

The Kano State Government has explained that the defection of the immediate-past Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was as an exercise that was long overdue, adding that his exit to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was a good omen.

Akwa Ibom deputy governor denies resignation rumour

Akwa Ibom State deputy governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, has vehemently refuted the rumours that he has resigned or been sacked from the Udom Emmanuel administration following the rumoured planned defection of Sen. Godswill Akpabio to All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ekiti guber: Tribunal grants APC order to inspect election materials

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday granted the prayers of the All Progressives Congress to inspect election materials and results of the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Kano commissioner, four others jostle for deputy governor’s office

Following the resignation of the erstwhile Deputy Governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, on Sunday, many contestants have expressed their interest in replacing him.

Governor Ambode approves recruitment of 2,200 teachers for primary, secondary schools

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday approved the recruitment of additional 1,200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary schools in the State.

Imo CP withdraws security details from Imo deputy governor

Despite the court order restraining parties from further action in the impending impeachment of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, the State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandachi, has withdrawn all the security details attached to him.
Philip Shaibu

Tricycle owners oust excos for insulting Edo deputy governor

The Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Edo State chapter, on Wednesday, ousted its executives for disrespecting the office of the deputy governor of the state.

Governor Okorocha: I stopped swearing-in of new deputy governor

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has claimed full responsibility for the botched swearing-in of the new deputy governor of the state, Sir Calistus Ekenze, on Tuesday.

Eze Madumere: Governor Okorocha instigated my impeachment

Impeached Deputy Governor of Imo state, Eze Madumere, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha, of being the brain behind his “illegal” impeachment by the state House of Assembly on Monday.

2019: President Buhari’ll call to congratulate me as president – Kingsley Moghalu

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has joined the Presidential race on the platform of the Young People’s Party (YPP) where he hoped to emerge the next president of the country.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

General Yahaya assumes duty as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Ondo governor appoints nine-member coronavirus palliative committee

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday constituted a nine-member palliative committee on COVID-19 to deliberate and make recommendations to the government on how to cushion the harsh economic impact of the lockdown on residents.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: Chinese medical experts on their way to Nigeria

The Federal Government has said that 18 Chinese medical experts are on their way to Nigeria with medical supplies including ventilators, to assist in overcoming the COVID-19 global pandemic.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Coronavirus: UK set to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

The United Kingdom says it is working round the clock to airlift its citizens in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 crisis.
A man wearing a protective mask due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), looks on as people celebrate a wedding party on a yacht along the bank of the Nile rive before the start of a night-time curfew in Cairo, Egypt, April 2, 2020.REUTERS

Face masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses – study

Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.