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NBS: Prices of rice, egg, yam increased in August

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the prices of some selected food items increased in August.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

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.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Anxiety in Ondo as ‘thugs’ lay siege to state assembly

Suspected political thugs have laid siege to the Ondo State House of Assembly, causing anxiety across the state capital.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Nigerian government insists on virus protocols for restart of NPFL, other leagues

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has read out the riot acts to the Nigeria Football Federation and club owners – that no stadium would be opened for any football game without strict adherence to the sports protocols, even as there must be total implementation of the club licensing control before the new football season can resume.

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.

I lost my left arm serving court summons – witness tells court

A Prosecution witness, Malam Bashir, Tanimu who resides in Hayin Madara, Giwa local government, Kaduna State said he lost his left arm while serving court summons to the family of one Ardo Bashiru.
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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC sweeps Ondo local council elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of all the 18 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local government election in the state

Kaduna Muslim lawyers to boycott NBA conference

The leadership of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Kaduna has directed its members to Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) following the withdrawal of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s invitation by the NBA.
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Ondo council poll: Candidates commends voters’ turnout, election process

Mrs Oladunni Odu, the Chairperson, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Saturday in Okitipupa commended the turnout of voters for the local government election in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police record zero crime in Niger

The Police Command in Niger on Monday said it recorded no crimes during and immediately after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.

Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
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.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Ondo State Government has commenced the fumigation of its schools across the 18 local government areas of the state as part of safety measures ahead of the partial resumption of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

#EndSARS: Edo governor meets with youth groups, review curfew

As a way of curtailing the violent nature the #EndSARS demonstration has assumed in Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki on Thursday met with leaders of #EndSARS and several civil society groups leaders, social groups, selected youth leaders, and stakeholders across the state where he appealed for an end to violence in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Ondo governor’s campaign office, police station set ablaze

The campaign office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State located at Ilesha Road, Akure, has been set ablaze by hoodlums on Thursday.

#EndSARS: PDP advises Nigerian government to set up independent panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Federal Government to immediately set up an independent judicial panel to look into the role of security agencies’ handling of the youth’ peaceful protests.

IMF: Nigeria debt-GDP ratio to hit 68 percent

Sub-saharan Africa faces a huge challenge, made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, to find nearly $900 billion to repay massive debt and fund essential public spending, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Thursday.