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Akwa Ibom NUJ hails appointment of Ini Ememobong as information commissioner

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, has hailed the appointment of Mr. Ini Ememobong as the new Commissioner for Information & Strategy in the State.
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 urges schools to communicate reopening dates to parents

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has directed all schools to communicate their specific reopening dates to parents and students to avoid chaos.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor to swear-in 8 new exco members Monday

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State will on Monday, August 3, 2020, swear-in eight new members of the State Executive Council recently cleared by the State assembly for Commissioner and Special Adviser posts.

Anambra Assembly urges FRSC to prosecute illegal use of NYCN number plate

Anambra State House of Assembly has called on the State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to prosecute defaulters over unauthorised use of number plate of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in the state.
Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Olabanji Oladapo has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a further one year had become necessary and hence imminent following the formal announcement from the International Olympics Committee yesterday on the premise of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NOC: We did not receive $100 million grant from IOC

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has denied receiving $100 million grant given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) clarifying that the body did not receive that sum as a palliative grant from the Committee.

Minister receives report of ministerial taskforce on National Stadium Lagos

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has received the Comprehensive Audit Report of the tenanted facilities at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

House of Reps passes resolution to immortalise, posthumously promote deceased female combat pilot

Members of the House of Representatives have reached a resolution to immortalise the deceased Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

Bank holds business clinic for education sector

First Bank of Nigeria Limited will this week hold a Business Clinic to promote the growth and sustainability of the educational sector, especially in the light of the coronavirus which is having an adverse effect on the operations of school across the world.
Hosa Okunbo

Edo guber: Captain Idahosa writes President Buhari over Governor Obaseki’s antics

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Captain (Dr) Idahosa Wells Okunbo (JP), has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

NAF: Deceased flying officer Tolulope Arotile for burial July 23

Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, will be buried next Thursday, July 23, the Nigerian Air Force said on Friday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies buying N300 million property for his son in Abuja

Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation has denied buying a house worth N300m for his son in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps asks federal government to rescind decision on cancellation of WASSCE

Committee on Basic Education and Services, Hon. Julius Ihonvbere, has warned the Federal Government to rescind its decision on the cancellation of this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo Assembly proposes six months maternity, four weeks paternity leave

A proposal that women working in the public sector be granted six months maternity leave at full pay has been thrown up, on the floor of the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Festus Keyamo to appear again in National Assembly over 774,000 jobs controversy

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, will appear before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour on Tuesday to defend the 774,000 job recruitment across the country.
A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.

Rep Olajide: I didn’t bounce journalist, always hold them in high esteem

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.
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Group kicks against alleged suspension of NSITF chief, others

A group called Civil Society Coalition for Transparency, CSCT, Friday, kicked against the alleged suspension of Managing Director, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Bayo Somefun, and other Senior Staff of the Fund by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

N-Power Batch C recruitment gets over 1million applications in 48 hours

Bare 48 hours after opening the recruitment platform for N-Power batch C beneficiaries, the Nigerian Government said it has received over a million applications.

Ekiti Assembly denies sabotaging Governor Fayemi’s administration

Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly has denied harbouring ill-feelings against Governor Kayode Fayemi, saying their relationship with the governor remains strong and cordial.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that all ongoing investigations into previous and new corruption cases would be thoroughly pursued.

NDDC invites President Buhari to commission road project in Bayelsa

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State.
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 losing 20,000 women annually to poor breastfeeding – minister

To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 10 suspects, recover arms, ammunition in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State on Tuesday says it arrested 10 suspects in July for various criminal offences within the state.
Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru will be on the sidelines for the next two weeks after getting injured in training for French Ligue 1 side, Monaco.

Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru rejoined Ligue 1 club Monaco on Tuesday ahead of the new season.
Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.

Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.