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Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna councils get N152.4 million performance grants

The Kaduna state government has approved the disbursement of N152.4 million in performance grants to the 23 local government councils in the state after due assessment.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Official: NAPTIP hands over 22 rescued children to Kaduna government

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has handed over 22 under-aged children to the Kaduna State Ministry of Human Science and Social Development to be united with their parents.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna captures 265,275 poor, vulnerable households in social register

Mr Biya Dogon, Head of Operations, State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Planning and Budget Commission, made this known in Kaduna at a two-day 4th Quarter Review Meeting of the Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition.

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.

Oil Spills: Environmentalists berate Shell for defying regulatory compliance

Environmentalists on Thursday berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for poor compliance to regulatory verdict on oil spill matters in its operational fields in the Niger Delta region.
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.

Kaduna urged to prioritise sexual reproductive health for adolescent girls

The Kaduna State Government has been urged to scale up, prioritise and protect adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and services in the state in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and in Nigeria at large.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Anglican Bishop: Coronavirus a blessing in disguise

Rt. Revd Manasses Okere, Bishop, Anglican Diocese, Isiukwuato in Abia, has said that the Coronavirus pandemic was a blessing in disguise as it created room for domestic church to thrive.
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.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

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.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Kaduna denies report on abduction along Abuja-Kaduna Highway

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, alongside the Police Commissioner, Umar Musa Muri and Operation Thunder Strike Sector Commander, Colonel Ibrahim Gambari, led journalists to the location where the said abduction was said to have taken place to interact with residents of the area.

Bureau: One in ten Kaduna residents abuse drugs

Director General, Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA), Dr Joseph Maigari, has lamented that, 10.9 percent of Kaduna residents are involved in drug and abuse of other related substances.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna arrests motorists at Kano border, disperses traders

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the State government had put machinery at the border with Kano State to assess the level of compliance with the travel restriction.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.

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African Union backs call to waive intellectual property rights on coronavirus drugs

The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

India sets stricter rules for social media giants

India has announced new regulations for social networks and other web services in the country, particularly “significant social media” companies with large user bases, like Facebook and Twitter.
FILE PHOTO: A protester tries to escape from a riot police vehicle after being detained, a day after opposition presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane rejected election results that gave his opponent Mohamed Bazoum a majority of the votes, in Niamey, Niger February 24, 2021, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Reuters TV/File Photo

Violent protests rock Niger over contested election result

Supporters of the losing candidate in Niger’s presidential election burnt tyres, threw rocks and set several buildings on fire on Thursday, in a third day of violent protests in the capital Niamey.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo governor asks PDP NWC to call national legal adviser to order

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, asked the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to call its National Legal Adviser to order to ensure rancour-free zonal congresses in the party.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel orders prosecution of police officer over teenager’s death

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate cases of violations of human rights by the police has ordered the prosecution of an erring police officer.

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Arsenal boss charges team to be more ‘ruthless’ after Benfica draw

The Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 draw away from home against Benfica in the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie.
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Facebook to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media laws

Facebook will restore Australian news pages after Canberra offered amendments to a proposed law designed to force tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

Senate confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chair

The Senate at plenary on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

CAFCC: Enyimba battle Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy

Enyimba have been drawn in a fairly tough Group A of the Confederation Cup alongside South African giants Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy from Libya and ES Setif of Algeria.

Petrol sells for N175 per litre in Anambra

The pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) has risen to between N170 and N175 per litre in Anambra and its environs as against N162.