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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.
Governor Willie Obiano

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.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

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.
News Agency of Nigeria NAN

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.
NDLEA

NDLEA nabs two with 16.65kg of cocaine at MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil with 16.65 kg of substances suspected to be cocaine on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC warns against use of ‘Sniper’ as foodstuff preservatives

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who gave the warning said the continuous misuse and misapplication of Sniper and other brands of Dichlorvos by the general public, especially grain merchants, beans aggregators and dried fish sellers could lead to serious health implications and even death.

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Hundreds of protesters storm Seplat oil facility in Delta

Hundreds of protesters from Ikweghwu community in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, stormed a crude oil facility owned by Seplat Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, on Thursday morning, demanding for jobs and infrastructure development.
Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.

US: Protesters vandalize Democratic Party headquarters, others

Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.
Afghan security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Khogiani and Shirzad districts of the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday killing 16 militants, a statement from the provincial government said on Friday.

Afghan security forces kill 16 Taliban militants

Afghan security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Khogiani and Shirzad districts of the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday killing 16 militants, a statement from the provincial government said on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigerian records 1,964 new coronavirus infections

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Nigeria have continued to surge as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,964 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 116,655.
Recording Academy, Organisers of the Grammy Awards, has pledged to support the administration of Joe Biden, the newly elected United States of America President and his vice, Kamala Harris, in rebuilding and revitalising the U.S. creative economy.

Grammy Awards organisers pledge support to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Recording Academy, Organisers of the Grammy Awards, has pledged to support the administration of Joe Biden, the newly elected United States of America President and his vice, Kamala Harris, in rebuilding and revitalising the U.S. creative economy.