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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Official: Cross River ready to overtake Ivory Coast in cocoa production

The Cross River government has raised six million improved variety cocoa seedlings to boost its production capacity, Special Adviser to the governor on Cocoa Development and Control, Oscar Ofuka, said on Sunday.

Nigerian government determined to use space science to address economic challenges, others – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that investment in Space Science and Technology will positively address environmental, security, research, economic, health and other challenges confronting the nation.
Like mother, like daughter. Beyonce’s child, Blue Ivy, has received her first Grammy nomination. However, the timing of her nomination is a little mysterious.

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy gets first Grammy nomination

Like mother, like daughter. Beyonce’s child, Blue Ivy, has received her first Grammy nomination. However, the timing of her nomination is a little mysterious.
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 to construct 12 police stations

Sokoto State government says it has concluded plans to construct 12 police stations at a cost of N37 million each.

DPR shuts down seven filling stations in Rivers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has closed seven Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) retail outlets in Rivers for operating without valid licences.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF to submit final report to President Buhari in two weeks

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has announced that it will submit its final report to President Muhammadu Buhari in the two weeks.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Sam Egube made the disclosure while conducting members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) of the National Economic Council (NEC) round some projects of the State Government.

2021 Budget: Lagos governor to prioritise employment, food security, youth empowerment

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would prioritise employment generation, food security and youth empowerment in the 2021.
The search for a one-day governor in Lagos State is currently on as the winner would assume duty on Tuesday, December 15. The pseudo-governor would be the student that wins this year’s Lagos State Spelling Bee competition.

Lagos continues search for one-day governor

The search for a one-day governor in Lagos State is currently on as the winner would assume duty on Tuesday, December 15.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 474 new coronavirus infections, 2 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 474 new infections of the coronavirus in the Nigeria, taking the country’s total to 70,669 cases.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Nigerian government targeting completion of East-West Road December 2021 – minister

The federal government is targeting the completion and delivery of the entire stretch of the East-West road, from Sections 1 to 5 on or before December 6, 2021, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said.

Ronke Sokefun: NDIC spends N1 billion on CSR projects annually

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) spends a sum of N1bn annually on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in rural communities nationwide; its chairman, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, has said.
One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called Red Team tools, which it uses to test customer security and find vulnerabilities.

FireEye cybersecurity tools compromised in state-sponsored attack

One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called Red Team tools, which it uses to test customer security and find vulnerabilities. Now there’s concern that the hackers could release these tools publicly or use them to attack others, though there is no evidence that this has happened yet. FireEye says that it does not believe any customer information was taken.

Excess of 40 vessels at anchorage due to bad port access road – official

An excess of 40 vessels are kept at anchorage due to bad port access road, Mr John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, Ports and Cargo Container Terminal, disclosed on Tuesday .
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced the fares on the the new Lagos-Ibadan train service, which would begin operations by January, 2021.

NRC begins Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan rail services

The Nigeria Railway Corporation on Monday announced the commencement of rail service operations on the Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan standard gauge train.
The Ipakodo Lions Club in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has conducted free eyes screening and distributed eye glasses to about 100 residents of the area.

Abuja Lions Club earmarks N29 million to rehabilitate Karu hospital psychotherapy unit

Abuja Mega Lions Club, District 404-A2 Nigeria, has earmarked a whooping sum of N29 million to rehabilitate the psychotherapy unit of Karu General Hospital, Abuja.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara by-election rerun: Ex-Governor Yari says APC may pull out if…

Former governor of Zamfara state and the leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has disclosed that there is tendencies that the APC might not participate in the Bakura State Constituency bye election rerun slated for Wednesday if security is not guaranteed.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa gets N47 billion federal government airport refund payment

He hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting governors with intervention funds, which led to the execution of projects. Abubakar said the state had received about N37billion from the Federal Government as refund of Paris Club loan.
Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, stated this on Tuesday at a Webinar organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) with the theme: Privatisation in Nigeria and the Outlook for Subnational Economic Development.

SEC decries low participation of retail investors, moves to attract more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has intensified efforts to attract more retail investors into the nation’s capital market.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Ember months: FRSC vows to enforce regulations

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday vowed to enforce its Road safety Regulations during the current ‘’ember month” campaign which was flagged off this December.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Nigerian farmers blame food shortage on attacks by bandits, herdsmen

The National President of the Association of United Farm Products, Traders and Livestock Dealers of Nigeria, Stephen Akombo, weekend, attributed the shortage of food production in the country to attacks on farmers across the nation by bandits and herdsmen.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three of four kidnapped police officers rescued

The police command in Ogun says it has rescued three out of four of its officials, abducted by hoodlums at Aba Tuntun community in Ijebu Igbo in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun.

PWDs: CCD urges MDAs in Lagos State to fully implement disability laws

Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.

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President Buhari, world leaders mourn Idriss Deby

Leading the mourners from the African continent, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said that Deby’s death will create a big vacuum in the war against Boko Haram as the late Chadian president was at the forefront among those who gave the terrorist group serious bashing in recent times.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

U.S. attorney general: Civil rights probe into Floyd’s death ‘ongoing’ despite verdict

The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

Libyan, Egyptian premiers discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Soldiers killing: Police arrest council vice chairman, others in Benue

The Benue State Government has confirmed the arrest of four suspects, including Vice Chairman of a Local Government Area, a District Head and a Councillor in connection with the recent murder of eleven persons including eight soldiers in Konshisha LGA of the State.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: We’ll ensure there is no increase in petrol price

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that the pump price of petroleum products would not be increased in the new future.

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NULGE to occupy homes of lawmakers supporting bill to scrap LGAs

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is planning a protest to occupy the country homes of all federal lawmakers in support of a bill calling for the scrapping of local government councils.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Sir Alex Ferguson slams idea of European Super League

Former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has said the idea of a breakaway European Super League, would be a departure from 70 years of football history.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has no desire to slow down – after revealing he plans to continue boxing until the age of 40.

Tyson Fury sparring with convicted killer ahead of Anthony Joshua showdown

Boxer Tyson Fury is sparring with a convicted killer ahead of his summer showdown with Anthony Joshua.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: My mother never believed I could succeed through music

Veteran juju musician and national award recipient, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has revealed that his mother never believed he could become successful through music.
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PDP chieftain blames Ogun governor for high rate of kidnapping

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olumide Aderinokun has reacted to the incessant cases of kidnapping in Ogun State, blaming the Governor, Dapo Abiodun.