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Court acquits, discharges 60-year-old man of double murder

A High Court in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday acquitted and discharged a 60-year-old man, Idowu Olokunlade, of double murder charge.
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Ekiti governor seeks extension of Nigerian government’s special jobs scheme

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday commended the Federal Government for the establishment of a 774,000 special jobs scheme, saying a total of 16,000 employments will be generated in Ekiti alone with a sum of N960 million injected into the state’s economy.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.

Local governments’ creation should be responsibilities of states – Reps member

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
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Abductors of ex-US soldier demand N20 million ransom

The abductors of a retired United States of America Army officer, Major Jide Ijadare, and one other at a palm oil factory on Wednesday demanded N20 million ransom from the former soldier’s family for his release.
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One killed as gunmen abduct former US Army personnel in Ekiti

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday unleashed terror at Ijan Ekiti under Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, killing a security guard.
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Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi: PDP can’t win in Ekiti without justice, unity

The senator representing Ekiti North in the National Assembly, Biodun Olujimi, has said the Peoples Democratic Party stood the risk of losing the Ekiti State governorship election in 2022 if its leaders fail to unify the party.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Ekiti police command announces dates for screening

The Ekiti State commissioner of police, Tunde Mobayo, has announced the dates for physical and credential screening of people of the state, particularly indigenes for constable cadre into the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.

Ekiti conducive for tourism investment – official

Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.

Ekiti court imposes N40,000 fine on man for not wearing face mask

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State has fined a man, Ikechukwu Vincent, N40,000 for contravening the order on the use of face mask in the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti names chairman, corps commander, other board members for Amotekun

Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday, approved the appointment of members of the Governing Board of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps).

Ekiti PDP ward executives sworn in, assume office for four-year tenure

Members of the Executive Committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in 155 out of the 177 wards in Ekiti State have assumed office for a tenure of four years, after they were sworn in this morning, in accordance with the party’s constitution.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria urges residents to use face masks at public gatherings

The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.

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Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Euro 2020: Czech coach expects close Scotland game in opener

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.

Marco Verratti close to return for Italy at Euro 2020

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.
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Twitter chief: Nigerians will lead Bitcoin ‘revolution’

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, a microblogging platform, says “the people of Nigeria will lead bitcoin” revolution.
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Joe Biden suggests Russia might be weaker than it seems

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that “autocrat” Vladimir Putin was right to say that relations were at their lowest point in years though he suggested that Russia might be weaker than it seemed and that Moscow had overreached in the Middle East.
Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday in order to subdue the world champions’ forward firepower.

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Eden Hazard: I won’t leave Real Madrid as a failure

Eden Hazard has insisted that he won't leave Real Madrid "as a failure" and says he's determined to show that he's "made for" the Blancos in 2021-22.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo enrolls 20,533 vulnerable persons for free healthcare

Ondo State Government has enrolled no fewer than 20,533 vulnerable people in its Basic Health Care Provision Fund Programme (BHCPFP) for free healthcare services.
Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has explained why his team suffered a shock defeat to Jamaica, at the four-nation Summer Series tournament in the United States.

Summer Series: Super Falcons aim for victory vs Portugal

Jamaica and are determined to earn victory against Portugal on Sunday, in the second of their three-match programme in the Summer Series in the United States of America.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

30 NYSC members take home N10 million cash prizes in Unity Bank’s challenge

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Egyptian firms plot return to Libya as rebuilding efforts begin

Egyptian firms are eyeing a revival of business in Libya where a new government is starting work to rebuild the nation on Egypt’s doorstep that was shattered by a decade of fighting and chaos.