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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 governor: Nigerians have more money than Nigeria

The governor, who urged the professionals to collaborate with his administration to expand the state’s tax net to enable the government deliver on its mandate of making the great, expressed concern over the salaries and all sources of emoluments burden of the state, which he said will soon hit N40 billion a year.

UNIJOS absolves professor of examination malpractice after five years

After five years, the Management of the University of Jos has absolved Professor Benedicta Daudu of the institution’s Faculty of Law from wrongdoing saying the allegation of examination malpractice leveled against her was unfounded.

UCH resident doctors on strike over unpaid salaries

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, has embarked on an indefinite strike over unpaid four months salaries of some members.
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44 companies to face NSE’s sanctions over default filing

A total of 44 companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, may face sanctions from the Exchange for failing the timeline in rendition of 2020 audited financial results.

NBA decries poor state of infrastructure in courts

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Benue branch, has decried the poor state of infrastructure in most Nigerian courts, blames it on poor funding of the sector

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos Assembly investigates abuse, misapproriation of funds in councils

Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Mr Mudashiru Obasa has constituted a joint committee of Public Account Committee (Local) and Local Government Administration and Community Affairs to investigate series of abuse and misappropriation of funds in Isolo and Ikosi Isheri Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, which has been undermining the functionality of the legislature in the councils.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Judge’s transfer stalls suit against former President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

The transfer of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, to Calabar Division of the court has stalled the commencement of hearing in a suit filed against Green Energy International Ltd and its Chairman, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.

IPPIS: UCH resident doctors embark on five-day warning strike

The Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital (UCH) Chapter, Ibadan, has embarked on a five-day warning strike over unpaid two-month salaries of its 370 members.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP sues President Buhari over Nigerian government’s plan to borrow N895 billion from dormant...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a suit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government from borrowing an estimated N895bn from dormant accounts belonging to Nigerians.

Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.
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Abia government begs teachers to call off strike

Abia state government has urged teachers in the state to resume classes, by March 1, 2020, saying that it had paid one million Naira between December 2020 and January 2021, to settle arrears of salaries, owed teachers in the state
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo to offset four years workers’ promotion arrears, approves tutor-general for schools

Oyo State government has disclosed that it will offset the promotion arrears of its workforce that have been stagnated for four years, saying that there will be no more disparity in elevation of workers in the State.

Bayelsa primary healthcare centres shut as workers protest 15 months salary arrears

The ongoing strike by members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Bayelsa Chapter, has shut Primary Healthcare Centres across the state.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: It‘ll be illegal for SSANU, NASU to go ahead with strike

The Federal Government on Friday told the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, that it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing.
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Ondo assembly in financial crisis as court freezes accounts

The Ondo State House of Assembly is currently finding it difficult to meet its financial obligations after a court temporarily froze its accounts following a garnishee suit filed against it by the deposed deputy speaker, Iroju Ogundeji.

LIRS gives employers deadline to file annual tax returns

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) urges all employers of labour in Lagos State to file their Company’s Annual Tax Returns on or before the statutory deadline of January 31, 2021 to avoid penalties In line with the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2011 (as amended).
A whopping 1.27 billion dinars or about US$284 million was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, the Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced on Wednesday.

Libya spends US$284 million in 2020 to fight against coronavirus

A whopping 1.27 billion dinars or about US$284 million was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, the Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced on Wednesday.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court orders service of N250m suit against Ex-President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
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Buba Marwa takes over as NDLEA chief

The new chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has warned illicit drugs traffickers, exporters and cultivators as well as consumers in the country to stop the practice forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.

Court reinstates 32 sacked Ekiti university workers

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Akure, Ondo State has reinstated 32 out of over 900 workers disengaged by the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) in December last year.
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ASUP kicks as Cross River governor suspends members’ salary structure

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have strongly condemned the Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, for his unilateral suspension of the salary structure CONPCASS/CONTEDISS for her members in College of Health Technology, Calabar.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
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 governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Security chiefs get three weeks to curtail rising insecurity

The mandate to the security chiefs came against the backdrop of the rising cases of attacks by non-state actors on police and other agencies’ facilities as well as personnel, especially in the South-east.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Tokyo Olympics: IOC to receive coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer, BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses of their Coronavirus vaccines to participants at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
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Malnutrition: Kaduna acquires 3,450 cartons of ready-to-use food

The Kaduna State Government has acquired 3,450 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) worth N100 million for the treatment of malnourished children in the state.

President Buhari mourns Senator Alhassan, says she will be missed

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday mourned with the people of Taraba State over the death of a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan.