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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Inspector killed as gunmen attack police station in Anambra

But a Senior Police Officer in the State, who spoke with journalists in confidence, confirmed the attack on the Police, adding “we lost one Inspector today again “
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: APC will capture Anambra with unseen forces

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will capture Anambra State through “seen and unseen forces”.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Human trafficking: Police rescue five babies, arrest 10 suspects

The Police in Anambra State said they have uncovered a ‘baby factory’ where young pregnant women are kept and their babies sold by human traffickers.

Former lawmaker tasks APGA on unity to win Anambra governorship election

Hon. Ibezi Ifeanyichukwu, who represented Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, has called on party faithful and stakeholders of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in his constituency to unite if they must win the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra State.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.
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.

Recession: Nigerian government won’t recall 2021 budget – minister

Despite the country sliding into recession and pressure to tinker with its fiscal policies, the Federal Government will not retrieve or adjust the 2021 budget now being considered in the National Assembly.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian government to spend N17.7 billion on erosion control nationwide

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N17,754,717,234.41 for the award of contracts to combat the various erosion sites across Nigeria.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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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.
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: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest three ‘land grabbers’ over encroachment, destruction of N100 million property

Three out of five suspected land grabbers were said to have been arrested in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Special Monitoring team from Abuja, following alleged encroachment and destruction of property worth #100million at Ugbo land.
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.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.

IPOB threatens payback on Anambra youths who attacked female members

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to retaliate on youths of Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State over alleged attack on some of their female members during a showcase of Igbo delicacy by the women on Sunday.
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NEMA inaugurates final phase of fertiliser distribution to flood victims in Anambra

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Saturday inaugurated the final phase of fertiliser distribution to farmers affected by flood in 2018 in Anambra.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst tricycle snatching syndicates in Anambra

Anambra State Police Command has arrested two suspects and recovers one Tricycle allegedly snatched from a victim after pouring a pepperish substance on his face.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

2023: Minister hints on contesting for president

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said he reserves the right to contest for Senate or presidency in 2023.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations.

Anambra commissioner warns tricycle operators against peddling falsehood

The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations against his Ministry or face the wrath of the law.

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WHO official: Africa coronavirus trajectory ‘very concerning’

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The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), Justice John Tsoho, has issued a new practice direction on exemption of payment of default fees for filing of processes.

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