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2023: INEC creates additional 770 polling units for Gombe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Gombe will get additional 770 polling units to the existing 2,218, following the expansion of voter access to the polling units.

PDP advises Nigerian government to create National Boarder Protection Force

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the creation of National Boarder Protection Force to secure Nigeria’s borders.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.

Lagos governor approves land for workers’ housing scheme

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.

May Day: N30,000 minimum wage binding on all employers – minister

The federal government has said the N30, 000 national minimum wage is binding on all employers of labour, including state governments and the private sector.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Petrol subsidy only benefits some businessmen

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, says the federal government will soon halt the current subsidy regime for premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna government urged to shun tuition fee increment

A coalition has urged the Kaduna State Government to shelve tuition fee increase in all tertiary institutions.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.

Kano governor, others reconcile Dangote, BUA over sugar plant

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Nigerian resident doctors suspend strike for four weeks

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its strike, which started on April 1, 2021.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Petrol pump price remains N162

The federal government has once again stated that the petrol pump price remains N162 per litre, adding that it is having discussions with the Nigeria Labour Congress and other stakeholders regarding full deregulation.
National President of Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie, has blamed the increment in the price of Table Water to high cost of production.

ATWAP explains spike in cost of table water in local market

National President of Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie, has blamed the increment in the price of Table Water to high cost of production.

Egypt raises minimum wages of civil servants

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has decided to raise the minimum wages of government employees, according to Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Petrol price: DPR moves to clampdown on erring filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) intensified its intensified surveillance of filling stations in Lagos State to ensure compliance with the approved pump price band for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

Petrol pump price: DPR monitors Lagos filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has intensified surveillance of filling stations in Lagos State to ensure compliance with the approved pump price band for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
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Scarcity of foreign rice hits Abuja, Jigawa markets

Hajiya Rahmatu Mohammed, a rice seller in Utako Market in Abuja, said in view of the scarcity, the price of foreign rice had increased in the market.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP advises federal government against increasing pump price of petrol

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja said any contemplation to increase pump price of petrol to N212 would worsen the economic and social situations of Nigerians.

Price of garri soars in Enugu

Price of cassava flakes popularly called garri and regularly consumed by Nigerians have continued to increase in Enugu State, according to newsmen.

RTEAN: Commercial buses strike illegal

The Lagos State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Monday said the stay-off-road action by commercial buses on the Lagos-Badagry Road was unnecessary.
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 governor suspends NURTW, RTEAN, orders unions to vacate motor parks

Ondo State Government has suspended both the National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW, and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN in the state.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Petrol queues: NNPC calls for calm, says no price hike in March

The Corporation’s new stand is contrary to expectation of possible price hike in the month following rise in the price of crude oil in the international market and the warning by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, that NNPC could not continue to absolve the extra cost in the pump price of petrol.
People gather inside the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Nigeria, Saturday Dec. 12, 2020. AP

Katsina parents attribute spate of out-of-school children to insecurity

Parents in Katsina State have attributed the alarming rate of out-of-school children to what they termed deteriorating security challenges bedeviling the states in the North-west region and other parts of the country.

Katsina parents attribute spate of out-of-school children to insecurity

Parents in Katsina State have attributed the alarming rate of out-of-school children to what they termed the deteriorating security challenges be deviling states in the North-west region and other parts of the country.

Nigerian government urged to build new refineries

The Chief Executive Officer of SAF Petroleum, Chief Safiriyu Kazeem, has urged the federal government to build new refineries for the economic growth of the country.

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Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.

Experts: Lagos bridges at risk of collapse over weight of parked heavy-duty trucks

Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP promises peace in all troubled areas

Baba, who was represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Danmallam Mohammed, in charge of training and development, said this at the graduation ceremony of the tactical leadership and command course (TLCC) of the Police Staff College in Jos.

Heavy security as Southern governors meet in Asaba

There is heavy security in Asaba the Delta State capital as southern governors meet today, Tuesday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Military kills 48 bandits, recovers rounds of ammunition

Troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army operating in Zamfara and adjoining states have stated that they made tremendous progress in the ongoing fight against banditry and other violent crimes in the North-west.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PSC chief: Foreign passengers escaping from our facilities

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has lamented that some returning foreign passengers escaped from isolation facilities, violating the mandatory quarantine requirement under the advisory earlier issued.

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According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury dismisses Anthony Joshua’s demand for fight agreement

Tyson Fury gave short shrift to Anthony Joshua’s demand that he agrees terms for their £175million mega-fight.

Myanmar poet dies after being detained – family

Myanmar poet Khat Thi, whose works declare resistance to the ruling junta, died in detention overnight and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said on Sunday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Senator Bola Tinubu has commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son, Pastor Oluwadamilare Adeboye, known as Dare.
Akwa United defenders Olisah Ndah says couples of missed and questionable officiating are the factors that cost the promise Keepers all important three points against Katsina United.

NPFL: Akwa United secure top spot after victory vs Sunshine Stars

Akwa United moved to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a slim 2-1 win against Sunshine Stars in Uyo on Sunday.
2. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

Victor Osimhen now a ‘huge player’ for Napoli – agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent William D’Avilla says the Nigerian is back to his best following his impressive displays in recent outings for Serie A club Napoli.