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State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
The Deputy Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Mr Ahmed Mohammed, on Saturday urged the Federal and State Governments to empower youths to play active and constructive roles in governance.
A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to ravage the world with attendant impact on the poor, Social Action has faulted the method of distribution for palliatives, to the vulnerable persons in Nigeria.
A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers borders to prevent Coronavirus spread.
As the global devastation caused by the novel COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread to more states in northern Nigeria, Access Bank Plc has pledged to provide a one hundred bed capacity isolation centre to the Taraba State government.
The Kogi State Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded since the outbreak of the deadly disease in the state about a month ago.
In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
“We have just been informed by the Nigeria Hydro-logical Services Agency (NIHSA) that the recent upsurge in flooding was due to excessive spilling of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, which came through River Benue,” he said.
Kogi State civil servants, under the aegis of Concerned Kogi Workers Forum (CKWF), has called on the people of the state to give their maximum support to the aspiration of retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Usman to rule the state as his wealth of experience would help to restore the lost glory of the state.
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The TTC RhömmnSprudel Fulda-Maberzell celebrated a successful home start into the new season of the Table Tennis Bundesliga (TTBL).
Manchester City midfielder Rodri claims “football has not been fair” to the Blues on the back of their 5-2 defeat to “lucky” Leicester.
Manchester City got the lead via Riyad Mahrez’s strike but Guardiola aimed a jibe at Leicester City for their defensive approach, the manager was of the opinion that it is difficult to play a team that sit deep and doesn’t run.
Uber has won its battle to continue operating in London, one of its biggest markets globally, after a judge found that the company had sufficiently addressed safety concerns over driver verification.
Manchester United star Andreas Pereira is on his way to Rome to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move to Serie A side Lazio.
The National Insurance Commission, on Tuesday, pledged to stay action on its planned recapitalisation of insurance and reinsurance companies in the country.
Victor Osimhen marked his first Serie A start with an assist as Napoli thrashed visiting Genoa 6-0 on Sunday.
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Jos East Chapter, on Wednesday decried the non-implementations of the new minimum wage in the state.
The Kwara State Government on Monday directed conversion of the Pakata Primary Health Centre (PHC), an Outpatient Department (OPD) in Ipata-Oloje, to a standard cottage hospital.
In a bid to stimulate investment and boost activities in the maritime industry, amid the downturn induced by COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Transportation is seeking a package of tax incentives for the sector.