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UNAIDS: 1.6 million Nigerians die of AIDS

Dr Erasmus Morah, the Country Representative, Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), says no fewer than 1.6 million Nigerians died of HIV/AIDS since the outbreak of the epidemic in 1985.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

Lagos Chamber: Collaboration with NAFDAC‘ll boost performance

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has reiterated that the task of strengthening the activities of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Council (NAFDAC), remains a collective responsibility of key stakeholders for improved performance.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor approves three new appointments

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Dr Yusif Musa as the Provost RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS), and Saminu Bello as Registrar of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education (SRCOE).

General Gowon to chair CIoTA’s national transport summit

A former Nigerian military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) will be chairing the 2nd National Transport Summit to be organized by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) in Abuja from December 1-3, 2020.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

LEDAP: 1.17 million women, over 500,000 girls displaced in Nigeria

Center for Reproductive Rights and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has said that out of the 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Nigeria, 1.17 million are women while 510,555 are girls of reproductive age.
Nollywood actress and director, Funke Akindele-Bello, has emphasized the importance of true friendship following her disclosure that her friend, Bimbo Thomas, risked her life to save hers when armed robbers raided their hotel in Lagos.

Funke Akindele-Bello recounts encounter with armed robbers

Nollywood actress and director, Funke Akindele-Bello, has emphasized the importance of true friendship following her disclosure that her friend, Bimbo Thomas, risked her life to save hers when armed robbers raided their hotel in Lagos about nine years ago.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Three in police net for ‘stealing’ three-day-old child in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command says it has arrested three suspects for stealing a three-day-old child in Kaduna.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Cash transfer: 3,826 beneficiaries receive N48.7 million in Ondo – official

The Federal Government says it disbursed N48.72 million to no fewer than 3,826 beneficiaries in Ondo State under its conditional cash transfer programme in 2019.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO provides dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households in Borno

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) says it is saddened by the death of its former Executive Secretary, Capt. Adamu Biu, aged 70.

Shippers Council mourns immediate past executive secretary

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) says it is saddened by the death of its former Executive Secretary, Capt. Adamu Biu, aged 70.
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Grammy Awards: Burna Boy first Nigerian with consecutive nominations

Nigerian artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has emerged the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years.

SEMA: Katsina records 37,970 cases of various disasters in nine months

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Monday said that the state had recorded 37,970 cases of various disasters between January and September, 2020.
The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande Sadipe, has revealed that after the Committee’s collaborative efforts with other relevant agencies, has secured the unconditional release of Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.

Federal lawmaker trains 110 constituents in Oyo

Rep. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe (APC-Oluyole), says she has trained no fewer than 110 constituents on various entrepreneurship skills as part of her constituency empowerment programme.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

#EndSARS: UK parliament deliberates sanction request against Nigeria Monday

The United Kingdom Parliament has said it will deliberate on a petition by some groups and individuals, requesting the parliament to implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials for alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protest and Lekki shootings.

NNPC targets profitability by 2021 – chief

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to efficiency, openness, transparency and prudence in service delivery if it is to realise its objectives and meet the expectations of its shareholders.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Enugu ex-lawmakers, others to join APC – party chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Comrade Adolphus Ude, on Friday, hinted that many past members of the Enugu State House of Assembly are on their way to the party.

Yobe government signs N2.8 billion Potiskum truck transit park contract

The Yobe State Government on Thursday said it signed a N2.8 billion contract with AG Vision Nig. Ltd. for construction of Potiskum Truck Transit Park.

UN: Nigeria recorded 3,600 rape cases during coronavirus lockdown

The Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina Mohammed made this known during the launch of the ‘Violence against Women and Girls Situation Room – Spotlight Initiative’.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo

Police arrest 48 ‘armed robbers, cultists,’ recover stolen guns in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested 48 suspected armed robbers and cult members in the last two weeks.
Governor Willie Obiano

Yellow fever: Anambra government vaccinates 5.5 million residents

The Anambra Government said on Wednesday that it vaccinated about 5.5 million residents against yellow fever during the 10-day campaign against the disease in the state.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

NCPC to airlift pilgrims from Heipang airport

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) is set to airlift pilgrims from the Heipang Airport in Plateau, its Executive Secretary, Rev. Yakubu Pam says.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

HDP moves to stop Mahmood Yakubu’s reappointment as INEC chair

One of the de registered political parties, the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), has filed a suit in the Federal High Court seeking to restrain the Senate from screening Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as a second term chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar share sale, likely the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history, is officially underway after the company formally announced its plans to list stock on the Kingdom’s stock exchange, the Saudi Tadawul.

Aramco seeks one-year extension on $10 billion loan – sources

Saudi Aramco has asked banks to extend, by a year, a $10 billion loan it raised last May, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.

Monaco extend unbeaten run, move closer to Ligue 1 summit

Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.

Health workers suspend strike in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Chapter of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has suspended the industrial action embarked upon by its members on Feburary 12.

Why religious leaders should not make provocative utterances – cleric

Religious leaders across the country have been urged teach their followers the importance of peace to national development.

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5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

ONSA expresses national security concerns over 5G network

The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has expressed concern over the proposed licensing of the fifth generation of wireless communications technology network (5G) in the country, describing it as a threat to national security.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince accused of helping evade U.N. Libya sanctions

Erik Prince, the private security executive and supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, “at the very least” helped evade an arms embargo on Libya, according to excerpts from a United Nations report seen by Reuters.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill father, son in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves

South West governors urged to enforce anti-open grazing ban

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, yesterday, urged South-West governors to enforce the anti-open grazing law in their states, saying the enforcement would enhance the security in the region
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister inspects Apapa port to ascertain Lagos-Ibadan rail completion

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.