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Kwara governor suspends permanent secretary, others for alleged extortion

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has directed the suspension of Permanent Secretary for alleged extortion of farmers in the state.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Head of Service, Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa; Chief Medical Director, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, and Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, during a press briefing on the steps taken by the state government to ensure the novel Coronavirus is curtailed in the state, at the Government House, Benin City, on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Edo prohibits gathering of more than 50 people

Following the upswing of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has placed a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in any part of the state, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Kogi civil servants to work from home

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Kogi State Government has decided to excuse civil servants from work and keep them at home from Monday, as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

EFCC set to arraign Winifred Oyo-Ita, eight others over N3 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday, arraign the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, for N3 billion graft.
L-R: Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Director of Airport Operations, FAAN; Capt. Murktar Muye; Station Manager, South Africa Embassy; Mrs. Joy Onyeadi and others, during an on-the-spot assessment of Coronavirus screening procedure at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor insists VIPs must be screened at airports

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, made a surprise appearance at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) to personally assess how the response team stationed at the Lagos air border are screening inbound passengers for the coronavirus.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti workers set to strike over minimum wage

As negotiation over the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment across board has begun to drag, workers have called on its members to prepare for a showdown with Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

N30 billion fraud: Court orders EFCC to produce witnesses in trial of ex-pensions director

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court on Monday ordered the EFCC to produce its witness on Tuesday in the trial of Phina Chidi, former Deputy Director, Pensions Department, Head of Service over alleged N30 billion fraud.

Official: Zamfara has two million almajiris

About two million Almajiris are roaming the streets of Zamfara, according to the state Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salisu.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Kaduna appoints ousted Kano emir into investment agency

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was deposed as emir of Kano on Monday, into the board of KADIPA, its investment promotion agency.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo governor extends head of service’s tenure

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Tuesday, extended the tenure of the state’s Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye, for one year.
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.

Oyo governor signs Amotekun bill into law

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara schools feeding: Commodity board to take charge of food supply

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

Group: President Buhari marginalising Southeast in major appointments

A group, League of Patriotic Nigerians, alleged marginalisation of South East in appointments by the federal government, saying the development was against the federal character principle of the country.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor swears in new SSG

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Monday, swore in Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson as Secretary to the State Government (SSG), urging him to see his appointment as a call to higher service for the overall benefit of people of the state.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Buhari approves retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from Friday, 28th February 2020.
Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, spoke on Thursday at a public service innovation conference organised for Federal Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of Agencies/Parastatals and Heads of Tertiary Institution in the country.

President Buhari approve Winifred Oyo-Ita’s retirement, names Folashade Yemi-Esan substantive Head of Service

After five months of easing her out of office, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the “retirement” of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Reinstated Rivers permanent secretaries beg for portfolios

Eight permanent secretaries reinstated by the National Industrial Court (NIC) after their sack by Rivers Government are calling on Gov. Nyesome Wike to assign them portfolios.

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APC governors hail Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at 68

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) have congratulated their national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 68th birthday.
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Oyo records new coronavirus case, to fumigate markets

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force said the state has recorded another positive case, bringing to nine the total of positive cases in the state.
The Flash star Logan Williams has died aged 16.

The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

Williams, who played a young Barry Allen in eight episodes of The CW series, suddenly passed away on Thursday (April 2), the cause of his death has not been reported.

Abia coronavirus lockdown taskforce impounds vehicles, tricycles

Several vehicles and tricycles were on Saturday impounded by the Abia State Joint Taskforce on Enforcement of lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.g
Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.