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A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Kebbi, Sokoto travellers increases Kwara’s coronavirus cases to 21

Five new COVID-19 cases have been added to Kwara’s already growing cases after 28 travellers were intercepted at the Oko Olowo area of the state capital, Ilorin, all travelling from Sokoto, Kebbi axis of...
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Kwara records five new coronavirus cases

As of Thursday, the state had a total of 21 confirmed cases, out of which 13 are active and the remaining eight have recovered and have been discharged.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.

Bandits kill 6, displace 600, rustle over 500 cattle in Niger

Armed bandits have again raided two local government areas of Niger State, killing no fewer than six people.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor recovers from coronavirus

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said he has recovered from COVID-19.

Emir lauds FRSC for embracing modern strategies to curb road crashes

The Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Muhammadu Sani Sami, has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for its initiatives and adoption of modern strategies in evolving a safer road culture in Nigeria.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC tasks Kebbi government on minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Kebbi State Government to set up a committee on consequential adjustment of all categories of workers’ salaries in the state.

KAEDCO: Zamfara electricity consumers owe N50 billion

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company says it is being owed over N50bn by consumers in Zamfara.
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Bauchi to get $3 million education grant

Bauchi State will benefit from a $3 million education grant to address the challenges of Out-of-School Children in the state.
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IPAC calls for early conduct of council polls in Bauchi

The Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) in Bauchi State, has called for the early conduct of Local Government election to bring government closer to the people at the grassroots.
A former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Babayo Gamawa, has passed away.

Senator Gamawa’s remains interred in Bauchi

The remains of Sen. Babayo Gamawa, former Deputy National Chairman of People’s, Democratic Party (PDP), were buried on Saturday at a Central Cemetery in his home town, Gamawa, Bauchi state.

Windstorm kills 3, destroys 200 houses in Bauchi

Three people have died and 200 houses destroyed, following a rainstorm in Misau Town in Bauchi State.
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Suspected kidnappers abduct Daura district head

Katsina State came under heavy fire of bandits Wednesday as the District Head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, was abducted by four gunmen.
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Governor Masari: Katsina government spends N25 billion on gratuities, pensions

The Katsina State Government says it has so far spent about N25 billion on the payment of gratuities and pensions of retirees in the state since 2015 to date.
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Operation Puff Adder neutralises nine gangsters in shootout

The police said the recently launched Operation Puff Adder is yielding results with the killing of nine gangsters operating on the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the seizure of arms.
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Tribunal: Bauchi governor-elect engages 65 lawyers to defend mandate

The Bauchi State Governor-elect, Sen. Bala Muhammed, said he was optimistic that the petition of outgoing governor, Muhammed Abubakar, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging his victory at the tribunal, would fail.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.