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JUSUN locks out staff members, lawyers, litigants from Abuja courts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja locked out staff members, lawyers, litigants and the general public from courts.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

CJN urges judiciary workers to call off strike action

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Tuesday, urged the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, to call off their ongoing strike action. JUSUN had ordered its members across the federation to...
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two over female corpse found along Enugu road

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested two suspects over the corpse of a young lady found in the gutter along Presidential Road, Independence Layout of Enugu metropolis.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria to camp in Benin City for preparations

Nigeria’s team to this summer’s Olympic Games will take advantage of the world class facilities in Benin City and begin preparations immediately after the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival which holds next month in Edo state.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha leading by example, receives the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Thai premier gets first jab of AstraZeneca vaccine

Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayuth Chan-Ocha, has become the first person to be inoculated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest officers over alleged assault of civilians in Imo

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Nasiru Mohammed, has said some officers of the command in the state had been arrested for allegedly assaulting five civilians in Orlu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Ogun alerts public on fake anchor borrowers registration portal

The Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture has alerted the general public to be wary of an online portal calling for application for the Ogun State/Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 2021/2022 Anchor Borrowers Programme.
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Anambra governor postpones schools resumption by two weeks

Following the upsurge of coronavirus pandemic in Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano has announced the postponement of resumption of schools in the state by two weeks.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has warned the newly inaugurated cabinet members to shun frivolities and work as one indivisible team for the progress of the state.

Osun approves January 18 as school resumption date

A public service announcement signed by the Coordinating Director of the State Ministry of Education, Kehinde Olaniyan, on Tuesday, disclosed that the Education Commissioner, Folorunsho Oladoyin, has inline with the advice of the Federal Government on school resumption directed that schools in the state should resume the continuation of the 2020/2021 first term academic session from Monday, January 18, 2021.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN revokes licence of 42 microfinance banks

“The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), the official Liquidator of the banks whose licenses were recently revoked, is in the process of closing the listed banks and pay their insured Depositors,” the statement read.

CIPE: Corruption stalls uninterrupted electricity to Africa

Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has said that huge sums lost to corruption in Africa was enough to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power supply for three years.
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APC presents official party magazine to Senate president

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has officially recieved and endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) monthly official magazine, The Progressive.

Lagos asks residents to identify bodies at LASUTH morgue

Lagos state Chief Coroner, Justice Mojisola Ayoka Dada has advised Lagos residents looking for their loved ones that are missing to contact the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). This was contained in an advertorial published on Wednesday.
The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

ASUU, Ebonyi university clash over resumption

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ebonyi State University chapter, and the management of the university are currently at loggerheads over resumption plans.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo shuts down tertiary institution over virus infection

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has directed the management of schools, workplaces and religious centres to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to curtail the spread of the disease.
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No crisis in NAN – union

The Joint Union in the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has debunked rumble rumour in the agency as being speculated and called on Nigerians to disregard a story titled ‘Rumble at NAN: Staff kick over move to replace Igbo with Northerner as Editor-in-Chief’, published by an online platform.

Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway reconstruction to begin 2021

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri (Eastern narrow gauge railway) is to start in 2021, says Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
The Coordinator ASUU Akure Zone, Professor Olu Olufayo, (second left) flanked by Chairmen of ASUU of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Ekiti State University and that of Federal University, Oye Ekiti during the press conference at OAU

ASUU: Strike may continue for years, except…

Addressing a Press Conference at ASUU Secretariat inside Obafemi Awolowo University Campus on Friday, the Coordinator ASUU, Akure Zone, Professor Olu Olufayo, said the union, unlike in the past, has resolved to remain on strike until the FG reaches concrete terms with respect to implementing the 2009 agreement, the Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 and the Memorandum of Actions signed in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Police: We will resist any planned protest in Lagos

A statement by the Police Command, informed the general public that its intelligence from relevant security agencies, have uncovered plans by “unpatriotic elements and groups of people to orchestrate another set of destruction on the State in furtherance of the recent #EndSARS violence.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

#EndSARS: Police vow to resist new protests in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command said on Thursday it will resist any planned protest, procession, or gathering in Lagos State.

BPE denies diverting N2.5 billion from PHCN to acquire property

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), says its officials did not divert N2.5 billion from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to buy property in Aso Savings and Loans (ASL).

#EndSARS: Rivers judicial panel calls for memoranda

The Rivers Judicial Commission of Inquiry into policy brutality and violation of fundamental human rights by the Nigeria Police said it has commenced collection of memoranda.

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Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

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Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.
There are fresh controversies trailing the N2 billion airport project proposed to be built at Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Furore over Ogun cargo airport project at Wasimi

Newsmen gathered that the then Minister of State for Transport in charge of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in 2018, allegedly made a request to President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a passenger airport in Wasimi.

Polytechnic staff warn of ‘industrial disharmony’ over arrears, minimum wage

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has warned of “industrial disharmony” should the federal and state governments refuse to implement the new minimum wage, pay promotion arrears and adjust the current tax charged its members by the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

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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.

Imo: Police confirms kidnap of reverend father

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Orlando Godson Ikeokwu, confirmed the story in a press statement he signed.
Antonio Conte was unceremoniously ushered through the exits at Chelsea in 2018, but the Italian remains keen on returning to the Premier League at some point.

Antonio Conte silences critics with ‘4-2-4’ Inter

Antonio Conte has hit back at those who accused him of using catenaccio tactics at Inter, pointing out this is a ‘4-2-4’ system.
Satire pages will now be labelled as such, along with public officials, fan pages, and government news outlets. Facebook

Facebook hopes tiny labels on posts will stop users confusing satire with reality

Facebook is adding additional labels to posts from Pages that appear in users’ News Feeds in a bid to reduce confusion about their origin. These labels will include “public official,” “fan page,” and “satire page.” The company says it’s already started testing the deployment of these labels in the US, and will gradually add them to more posts.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Governor Ayade: I’ve done much for Cross River

The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, says if he had his way all indigenes of the state would be included in the state’s payroll to stem poverty and unemployment.
The Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers , HRH Yahaya Abubakar, has advocated proper funding of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).

Etsu Nupe advocates adequate funding of HYPPADEC

The Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers , HRH Yahaya Abubakar, has advocated proper funding of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).