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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.

Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated the first Infectious Disease Centre (IDC), in the Federal Capital Territory, and handed it over to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

NEDC to build molecular labs in northeast states

The MD/CEO of the commission, Mohammad Goni Alkali, said this yesterday, during a working visit to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the commission has earlier equipped a molecular laboratory in Bauchi and has since commenced operation in which several COVID-19 tests were conducted successfully.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo trade fair begins November 27

Edo State Government is targeting local technologies, talents and agricultural products at its 2020 Trade Fair to begin on Nov. 27 to Dec. 20.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that operations would continue at the ports in spite of the two-week lockdown of Lagos State to contain spread of COVID-19.

Nigeria considering zero import duties on new vessels

The Federal Ministry of Transportation has revealed that it is considering zero import duty on new vessels, parts for ship building and repairs following years of agitation by indigenous shipping operators for import duty waiver as obtained in aviation sector.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Court restrains NLC, TUC from embarking on planned strike

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday has granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike.
The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.

30 injured, 23 buildings, 15 vehicles destroyed in Lagos tanker explosion

The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Dozens killed, houses destroyed as floods ravage central Nigeria

State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister, others shun senate over 2020 budget performance

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Thursday shunned the Senate when summoned to brief lawmakers of 2020 Budget Performance.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Nigeria lobbies Iran’s vote for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in WTO elections

The Nigerian government is seeking the vote of Iran for its candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in the race to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Director-General office.
Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who conveyed the Ministry’s position to the Honourable Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, in Abuja, reiterated the commitment of the Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honourable Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi towards ensuring the growth of maritime in Nigeria.

Nigeria mulls tax holiday for maritime sector due to coronavirus pandemic

In a bid to stimulate investment and boost activities in the maritime industry, amid the downturn induced by COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Transportation is seeking a package of tax incentives for the sector.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor approves N300 million for payment of gratuities

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has approved N300 million as part payment of gratuities to 600 State and Local Government retirees in the state.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara government questions ex-governor over ‘missing’ N37 billion refund on executed federal projects

Zamfara Government says it has alerted security agencies to track the whereabouts of over N37 billion refunds on Federal Government projects executed by the state.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Why we are making agriculture attractive to youths – minister

The Federal government says it is set to mechanize agricultural production because the involvement of youths in the sector will ensure food security, create jobs, and increase foreign exchange earnings for the country.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA vows to revoke airlines’ licences for non-compliance with virus protocols

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has vowed to revoke the licence of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government.
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NCDC, NIMR, partners to conduct virus antibody tests in four states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), and its partners are conducting anti-bodies household surveys in four states in Nigeria.
The Director General of the Institute, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, made the call on Monday 21st September, 2020 in Awka, Anambra State at the occasion to mark 2020 World Peace Day celebration.

World Peace Day: IPCR calls for adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has called on the general public to adhere strictly to the NCDC protocols on COVID-19 with a view to preventing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

FCCPC frowns at companies’ inability to resolve consumer complaints, feedback

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has frowned at the inability of some companies and service providers to resolve consumers’ complaints and provide a feedback mechanism for their products.

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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Jordan Pickford will not be taken out of the spotlight after a turbulent week following the challenge that left Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk with a serious knee injury.

Everton goalkeeper hires bodyguards after threats from Liverpool supporters

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has reportedly been forced to hire bodyguards after allegedly receiving threats from Liverpool supporters.
Apparently to thank him for the peaceful outcome of the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, newly re-elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Friday paid an appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N2.9 billion for printing of exam materials

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
Sokoto State High Court presided over by Justice Sa’adu Sifawa on Friday ordered two Chinese to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly attempting to bribe an EFCC officer with N50 million.

EFCC re-arraigns two Chinese nationals over ‘N100 million bribe’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, on Tuesday, re-arraigned two Chinese nationals, Meng Kun and Xu Koi, accused of offering a N100 million as a bribe to its zonal head, Abdullahi Lawal.
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APC urges Nigerians to resist those inciting violence

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians to resist those who have hijacked the #EndSARS agitations and now using it as a platform to incite violence across the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: Six policemen killed, five stations razed in Oyo

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Chucks Enwonwu, has said six policemen were killed while five police stations were burnt by hoodlums during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest on the state.