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NBS: Unemployment rate grows by 2% in February

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said the share of Nigerians working in February 2021 dipped by 2 percent from 72 percent in September 2020.

Coronavirus: Nigerians need more palliative measures – PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Opeyemi Falegan, has stressed the need for government at all levels to make more palliative measures available to all Nigerians as part of efforts to fight the deadly COVID-19 virus.
FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

White House chief medical advisor: US at risk of another coronavirus spike in coming...

White House chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned Friday that the US may soon be hit with a spike in COVID-19 cases — even though the country has administered more vaccine shots than any other nation.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor directs council bosses, monarchs to embark on public sensitization

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed chairmen of the 57 councils as well as council of traditional rulers, and chiefs across the state to commence a massive sensitisation on prevention of COVID-19 pandemic as part of precautionary measures to combat the second wave of the virus in the state.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State

Michael Okpara university fixes date to resume physical classes

Nearly ten months after gates of Nigerian public universities were shut by the protracted nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the management of the Federal University of Agriculture Umudike aka Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUA), Umudike, has said academic activities will resume on January 25, 2021.
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.

Coronavirus: Nigeria now at tipping point – PTF

The Federal Government, yesterday, took stock of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic vis-a-vis the attitude of Nigerians to embracing safety precautions, and concluded that the country was now at a tipping point.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Coronavirus: Lagos doctors decry attitude of residents

Medical doctors under the auspices of Medical Guild have decried what it described as ”complacency” among Lagosians on the effects of COVID-19 even though the country was neck-deep in the second wave of the pandemic.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Governor Tambuwal calls for strict coronavirus protocols adherence

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari’s Christmas message to Nigerians — full text

I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates WASH facilities to schools amidst coronavirus second wave

Amidst the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) has donated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to schools in Federal Capital Territory.

United Purpose: 2,900 communities in Benue, Cross River open defecation free

Two thousand nine hundred communities in Benue and Cross River states have become open defecation free through the provision of access to basic sanitation facilities in 10 local governments, an international non-governmental organisation, United Purpose, has said.
Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.

Senegal reopens schools after months-long virus break

Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger government denies report on three commissioners contracted virus

The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Ahmed Matane, has denied a report attributed to him that three commissioners have tested positive to Coronavirus.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun assembly approves tenure extension of council transition committees

The Ogun House of Assembly has approved the extension of the tenure of the present 20 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen and members by another period of three-months.
The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State has fixed Nov. 16 for the resumption of all academic activities in the institution.

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa resumes November 16

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State has fixed Nov. 16 for the resumption of all academic activities in the institution.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for virus

The World Health Organization chief said late Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for Covid-19 but stressed he had no symptoms.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi reassures on timely release of counterpart funds to development partners

Bauchi State Government has reassured development partners and other stakeholders in the health sector that, it will not relent in its effort of providing a safe and habitable environment in hospitals across the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, Nigeria working hard on safe school reopening — official

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says that the organisation and the Federal Government are working hard toward ensuring safe school reopening considering the importance of health to societal development.
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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.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara distributes sanitisers as students begin exams

The Kwara State Government has donated 50,000 pieces of 200ml hand sanitisers and another 2000 pieces of one litre of hand sanitisers for distribution to schools across the state.
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

House of Reps urges President Buhari to order partial reopening of schools

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Nigerian government set to prosecute 400 Boko Haram financiers

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday, said the Federal Government would prosecute 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers.
Nigeria’s renowned musicians, Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia and Chike, ‘boo of the booless’ crooner, are to perform at the launch of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc’s campaign.

2Baba, Chike to perform at NGX Group’s launch

Nigeria’s renowned musicians, Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia and Chike, ‘boo of the booless’ crooner, are to perform at the launch of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc’s campaign.
Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson says they've struggled to put winning performances together this season.

John Aldridge: Liverpool should never rely on Manchester United

He wrote for the Sunday World: “Plenty of Liverpool fans were moaning as Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked a second-string team to play Leicester on Tuesday night, but I think they were missing the point.”
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, is set to take delivery of an aircraft from Italy for the commencement of the Deep Blue Sea project.

NIMASA set to enhance maritime safety with multi-million dollar systems

In bid to halt piracy and other acts of criminality in Nigeria’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of a Special Mission Aircraft (SMV).
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.

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SEC to ban unregistered capital market operators

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will stop operations of capital market operators (CMOs) that are yet to renew their registration by May 31, 2021.
3. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

Serie A: Victor Osimhen nets brace to hand Napoli huge win at Spenzia

The Partenopei wanted revenge for a shock home defeat back in January, but there was plenty of other motivation, as Spezia were just three points clear of the drop zone and Napoli had slipped to fifth place after their last-gasp draw with Cagliari. M’Bala Nzola was suspended, while Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, David Ospina and Faouzi Ghoulam didn’t make the trip.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO chief: Pandemic grip keeps world in ‘perilous situation’

Amidst an “unacceptably high plateau” in COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, the UN health agency chief on Monday shone a light on last week’s death toll that totalled almost 90,000 people and 5.4 million reported cases.
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Official: No student was found dead in BUK campus

The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.
Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Fulham boss willing to lead relegated side’s promotion bid

Fulham joined West Brom and Sheffield United in being relegated from the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Burnley on Monday.