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NCAC boss: Promoting Nigerian food culture is collective responsibility

The Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has said the promotion of Nigerian food culture was a collective responsibility as it encourages healthy living, create employment opportunities for our teeming unemployed youths and open up business opportunities at the micro and macro levels.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor urges NANS to wage war against cultism in tertiary institutions

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has charged the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to initiate measures to stamp out cultism in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

Rainy season: Akwa Ibom deputy governor tasks residents on safety

The Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo, has urged residents, especially those living in riverbank communities to ensure the safety of their houses and property against flooding and windstorm disasters as the rains set in.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

Ekiti governor suspends ongoing recruitment of teachers

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has suspended the ongoing teachers recruitment exercise over economic crisis posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Aiteo alleges plot of smear campaign

Aiteo Group has raised the alarm of an alleged plot by Shell to launch media campaign to malign the reputation of the company and its Executive Vice Chairman, Mr. Benedict Peters.
NDLEA seized illicit drugs worth more than N60 billion in the last two months, its chairman, Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said.

NDLEA seizes illicit drugs worth N60 billion in two months

NDLEA seized illicit drugs worth more than N60 billion in the last two months, its chairman, Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

Environmentalists harp on waste recycling as panacea to climate challenges

Some environmentalists on Thursday warned Nigerians to do away with culture that seems to worsen climate change.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

NECA decries increase in Nigeria’s unemployment rate

Dr Timothy Olawale, Director-General, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed concern of the association, at the growing unemployment rate, as released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to conduct investigative hearing on NNPC’s decision to shut down Warri refinery

The House of Representatives has resolved to conduct an investigative hearing on the decision of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to shut down operations at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.

Lagos trains food vendors ahead of school feeding programme restart

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.
Imo State House Of Assembly

Imo Assembly receives list of commissioner nominees

The Imo House of Assembly on Tuesday received a list of four nominees for ratification of their appointment as commissioners in the state Executive Council.
The National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA has unveiled prototype Digesters and Process Optimization Test Systems developed by a team of its scientists, engineers and technicians.

NABDA chief: No scientific research has proven GMOs to be harmful

Professor Abdullahi Mustapha, Director General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said there has not been any scientific research anywhere in the world that has proven that the consumption of Genetical Modified Organisms (GMOs) is harmful to human beings.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government has not approved private importation of coronavirus shots

The Federal Government has not authorised private importation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Venezuela rules out AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Venezuela will not authorise the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca due to “adverse effects’’ around the globe, the Foreign Ministry cited Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

Minister: Fake coronavirus vaccines in circulation

The federal government has not authorised private importation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Criticisms trail central bank’s policy as naira weakens

The Naira depreciated by 1.04 per cent to N485 per dollar as the new Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) Naira for Dollar Scheme failed to incentivise the foreign exchange (forex) market.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Cultists to bag 21-years jail term in Lagos new anti-cultism law

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved 21 years jail term for convicted cultist as he signed the state’s anti-cultism bill into law on Monday.
3. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday said he felt no side effects three days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine injection.

Lagos governor: How I felt after taking coronavirus vaccine jab

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday said he felt no side effects three days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine injection.
Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2021. CBS-Handout via REUTERS

Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammy history as women dominate big prize

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday but Beyonce was the big winner on a history making night marked by multiple wins for women.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Women can now serve as surety in Gombe

International Federation of Women Lawyers, Gombe Branch on Friday, hailed the state government over the Administration of Criminal Justice Law which allows women to stand as surety in bail applications.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Minimum wage: NLC gives Kogi government ultimatum

The Kogi State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Wednesday gave the state government 12-day ultimatum to resume negotiations with it on the new N30,000 minimum wage or face an industrial action.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister launches N-Power NASIMS programme for Batch C

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has launched the Batch-C N-power programme on the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) as a continuation of the ongoing strategy by the President Buhari-led government to further position our youths for greater social responsibilities and inclusion.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that the coming of a new airline; United Nigeria, has increased the number of domestic flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu to seven airlines.

United Nigeria Airline commences operation in Owerri

The United Nigeria Airline yesterday began its full operation in Owerri, the Imo State capital as it airlifted its first set of passengers from the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri to Lagos State.

NMA: President Buhari’s effort in addressing doctors’ strike being sabotaged

The president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah, says some people are sabotaging the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Coalition: President Buhari’s medical trip a violation of health act

The Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the UK as a violation of the National Health Act.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill expatriate, two policemen, abduct two other expatriates in Benue

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly killed three people including an expatriate and two policemen in Ukum Local Government area of Benue State.

2023: Group vows to rescue Abia from ‘political locusts’

Ahead of the 2023 general election, a group known as Abia for Freedom Alliance (AFA), has vowed to rescue the state from the hands of those it referred to as “political locusts”.