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NBC: Federal government not out to gag Nigerians

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has said the new broadcasting regulations were not intended to gag Nigerians from expressing their views.
The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is collaborating with Ghana-based Kofi Annan International Peace and Training Centre (KAIPTC) to strengthen the capacity of its staff.

Kofi Annan Centre to support NOSDRA with capacity enhancement

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is collaborating with Ghana-based Kofi Annan International Peace and Training Centre (KAIPTC) to strengthen the capacity of its staff.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

Nigeria to curb sale of tickets at railway stations

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Friday, said it has engaged private sector operators to deploy electronic ticketing solution for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, to cut down on the purchase tickets at train stations.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo approves immediate payment of responsibility allowance to state road traffic officers

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the immediate payment of Responsibility Allowance (RA) to officers of the State Road Traffic Management Agency (ORTMA) to serve as motivation to members of the paramilitary outfit across the state.

State police: Ibrahim Gambari seeks adoption of 2014 confab report

A former Minister of External Affairs, Amb. Ibrahim Gambari, has declared that Nigeria must go back to the reports of the National Conference (Confab) held in 2014 in order to effectively tackle Nigeria’s security challenges, which have given rise to agitations for state policing.

NCDC confirms 70 deaths from Lassa fever

A total of 70 people died from 472 confirmed cases of Lassa fever out of 1,708 suspected cases in 92 Local Government Areas of 26 States of the Federation within the first six weeks of 2020.

SON faces resistance from importers of fake products

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) may have come under pressure from dealers of fake and sub-standard products following the Agency’s intensified efforts to rid the country of such products.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN urged to leverage technology to play in fourth industrial revolution

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) has been advised to leverage on Smart technology for the country to be a player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Bandits invade Niger communities in early morning raid

No fewer than 60 bandits riding on motorcycles at about 6am Wednesday invaded Madaka and neighbouring communities in Rafi Local Government area of Niger State.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senator Lawan holds emergency meeting over security threats to National Assembly

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called on the nation’s heads of security agencies to tighten security at the National Assembly to avert any security breach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president wants security beefed up at National Assembly

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.
NIMASA

NIMASA: Nigeria to begin online ship registration

“NIMASA has concluded plans to set up an automated ship registration process through online and electronic procedure,’’ the director-general said in a statement.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunibe Mamora.

Coronavirus: Nigeria denies abandoning nationals in China

The Federal Government has denied abandoning about 60 Nigerians living in Wuhan, China as coronavirus ravaged the city.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the myth that cold weather and snow had the possibility of killing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO: Cold weather, snow cannot kill coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the myth that cold weather and snow had the possibility of killing Coronavirus (COVID -19)
Tuberculosis

West Africa still facing challenges in eradicating TB – WAHO chief

West Africa still faces challenges in eradicating tuberculosis (TB) as evidenced by the high burden imposed by TB, multidrug resistance TB (MDR-TB), and TB/HIV infection, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has said.

Environmentalist berates Agip’s response to oil leak in Brass

Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, an Environmental activist, has condemned the slow response of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to the Feb. 3 oil leakage at its oilfields in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa

SON to establish laboratories in six geo-political zones

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has concluded plans to establish laboratories in the six ge-opolitical zones for testing products and ensuring standardisation in the country.

Senate confirms appointment of new NCAA boss

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the Director-General for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun strengthens tie with MAN towards economic growth

Ogun State government has renewed its commitment to strengthen economic ties with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), to enhance socio-economic growth of the 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 air strikes kill key ISWAP leaders in Borno

Some key Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders have been killed by airstrikes at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State.

PDP asks National Assembly to probe President Buhari over Abacha loot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to immediately undertake a forensic probe of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

We’ve lost over 86 people to Fulani herdsmen since 2012 – Delta community

Residents of Agadama in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State have lamented that the community lost over 86 people to suspected Fulani herdsmen since the attacks started in 2012.

Group: Politicians, traditional rulers responsible for military invasions of Ijaw communities

Niger Delta Rights group known as the Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI), has accused Ijaw political leaders and traditional rulers as being responsible for the incessant military invasions in Ijaw communities.