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The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to use hotels, schools as isolation centres

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the Federal Government would require hotels and school dormitories as quarantine and isolation centres because of shortage of hospital beds.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Parents urge Lagos not to reopen schools now

Some parents in Lagos State have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra, Delta hold talks to check movement on Niger Bridge

The Anambra and Delta governments are currently holding talks to check the influx of people, seeking to cross the Niger Bridge in defiance of the presidential order restricting interstate movements.

Delta ASUP chairman dies in auto crash

Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro Chapter, Mr America Akpituren, was weekend, killed in a ghastly motor accident.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos sets to employ 2,000 primary school teachers

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to employ no fewer than 2,000 more teachers in its public primary schools.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police officers and men to shun unprofessionalism while enforcing restriction orders to check spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eid-el-Fitri: Police chief urges Muslims to celebrate in most responsible manner

Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, the Commissioner of Police of Enugu, has urged Muslim faithful to go about the Eid-el-Fitri celebration in the most responsible manner and following the physical restriction order.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue, Nasarawa governors meet over insecurity

Benue and Nasarawa State Governors, Samuel Ortom, and Abdullahi Sule, on Wednesday, met and agreed to jointly constitute security committees at the Local Government Areas in their border communities to check criminal activities.

Lagos issues guidelines to ease registration, payment by contractors

In a bid to ensure the ease of doing business, particularly during the lockdown ordered by the Federal and the Lagos State Governments to curb further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (PPA) has issued new guidelines for registration, renewal and upgrade of registration of contractors, suppliers and consultants with the agency.
The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production.

OFAB urges Nigeria, others to adopt high yielding varieties, drones, mechanization

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Nigeria Chapter, Saturday, urged the Federal Government and other African governments to adopt high yielding crop varieties, agricultural drones, farm mechanization and digital agriculture solutions as options in managing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic to enhance food production
The Emir of Daura, Umar Umar, who was hospitalised as a result of coronavirus last week, has recovered.

Emir of Daura: Coronavirus is no joke

The monarch made the appeal in Katsina while commenting on his recent admission to the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina and subsequent discharge from the centre.
UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey

UN Women support Nigeria with N38 million palliative for vulnerable women

The United Nations Women has contributed N38 million to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in palliatives for vulnerable Nigerian women. The donation was officially presented Monday in Abuja, to the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, by the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey.

NMA decries obstruction of NCDC by Kogi, Cross River governments

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has decried the continued obstruction of the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) by the Kogi and Cross River State Governments.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari renews pledge to end security challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed his commitment to deploy resources to combat security challenges causing sorrows and trauma to Nigerians.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Ebonyi APC gives conditions to participate in palliatives distribution committee

The Ebonyi State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has listed conditions that must be fulfilled by the state government for the party to participate in the COVID-19 Ebonyi Palliatives Distribution Joint Committee.
Waziri Adio NEITI

Federal, states, local governments receive N1.95 trillion from FAAC in first quarter

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), yesterday, stated that the Federal, states and local governments received N1.95 trillion from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in the first quarter of 2020.
FILE - This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump in leaked virtual call with ex-staff

Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Ogun residents disobeying governor’s orders – commissioner

The Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has expressed worries that residents of the State do not obey the directives of Governor Dapo Abiodun on the compulsory use of face mask.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.