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The Saudi Government, through the Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Ibrahim Alghamedi, announced the donation in April, stressing that it was part of its efforts to strengthen bilateral ties with Nigeria and help to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic at the international level.

Nigerian government receives $1 million worth medical equipment from Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has received 23 ventilators worth $1 million donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which it said will help combat the debilitating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Receiving the...
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly considers bill criminalising illegal organ harvesting

A bill to ‘regulate’ human organs harvesting and transplantation has scaled its second reading in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate wants implementation of 75% import duty on syringes, needles

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to accelerate the implementation of 75 per cent import duties on syringes and needles.
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Saudi Arabia donates 23 ventilators to Nigeria

Saudi Arabia has handed over 23 ventilators worth $1 million to the Nigerian government to combat COVID-19.
Comrade Wabba ( centre) representatives of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), led by its president, Dr. Iyke Odo at NLC secretariat in Abuja.

NLC president: Politicians stealing billions, hurting healthcare delivery

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba has decried the adverse effects of corruption in the healthcare sector as exposed during the outbreak and management of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor: Why I sacked 99 political appointees

Gov. Nasir El’ Rufai of Kaduna said he has sacked 99 of his political appointees as part of ongoing right sizing of the workforce in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo: We are committed to reducing maternal mortality – official

The Oyo State Government has restated its commitment towards the reduction of matenal morality rate in the state.
FILE PHOTO- Naftali Bennett, Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Menahem Kahana-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Knesset set to vote on new government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year hold on power was set to end on Sunday when parliament votes on a new government, ushering in an administration that has pledged to heal a nation bitterly divided over his departure.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Governor Zulum: Borno government will not retrench workers

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that his administration will not retrench any civil servant in spite of the current trying moments in the insurgency-wracked state.

General Gowon: NYSC has contributed more to national development than other organisations

Former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has stated that the NYSC has contributed to national development more than any other organisation in the country.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

House committee: NYSC won’t be scrapped

The Chairman House Committee on Youth Development, Mr Yemi Adaramodu, has given assurance that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme would not be scrapped.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister: Nigerian government exceeding borrowing threshold for 2021

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday admitted that the federal government is exceeding its borrowing plan for 2021, blaming the development on the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo enrolls 20,533 vulnerable persons for free healthcare

Ondo State Government has enrolled no fewer than 20,533 vulnerable people in its Basic Health Care Provision Fund Programme (BHCPFP) for free healthcare services.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers government begins construction of N25.9 billion cancer treatment centre

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie E. Ehanire have flagged off N25.9 Billion Dr. Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Port Harcourt. Governor...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony to show appreciation to the health sector for their contribution to the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jerusalem June 6, 2021. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Israeli premier alleges election fraud, accuses rival of duplicity

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday a newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him was the result of “the greatest election fraud” in the history of democracy.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister: Nigerian government working to discourage brain drain of doctors

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, says the federal government is working assiduously to discourage the brain drain of doctors from the country, by committing to build a healthy system that will guarantee universal access to comprehensive, efficient, affordable, adequate, equitable, and quality health care for all Nigerians.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Judiciary autonomy: Rivers governor rejects NGF agreement with JUSUN

Whatever agreement the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has entered into with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) is not binding on Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has said.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Ethnic, religious bigots fueling Nigeria’s insecurity

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has lamented the recent wave of insecurity across the country. He said it has taken an alarming dimension with murders, kidnappings and wanton attacks on public property becoming daily events nationwide.
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 governor approves recruitment of 500 health workers

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the recruitment of 500 health workers to fix the gap in the health sector across the state.
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments to address the issues of welfare of their members across the country.

Resident doctors extend strike ultimatum by two weeks for federal government, states to act

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments to address the issues of welfare of their members across the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP: Nigerian government deploys significant resources to address challenges in human capital development

The federal government has over the years deployed significant resources to address challenges in education and healthcare, in its efforts to address human capital development and related issues in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe government uncovers 431 ghost workers

The Gombe State Government says it has uncovered 431 ghost workers and suspended them from its payroll system for the month of May.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC tasks stakeholders on drug abuse eradication

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has stressed the need for all stakeholders to work together towards eradicating the menace of drug abuse in the country.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly approves governor’s request for N85 billion bond

The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request of ₦ 85 billion special dispensation for bond redemption as well as ₦85 billion for bridge loan for a quarter.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly considers bill criminalising illegal organ harvesting

A bill to ‘regulate’ human organs harvesting and transplantation has scaled its second reading in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Truck crushes two to death in Ogun

Two persons were crushed to death by a truck on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.
Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, is ready to adjust and play in different roles to justify himself under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Callum Hudson-Odoi warned against playing for Ghana

Charles Taylor has advised Callum Hudson-Odoi to continue playing for England despite strong interest from Ghana.