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It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna government strategises on tackling security challenges

The state Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, made this known on Tuesday in Kaduna when she received participants of Advance Defence Intelligence Course 13, of the Defence Intelligence College, Abuja, who were on study tour of Kaduna State.

APC welcomes Governor Umahi

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has welcomed the Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi to its fold, declaring that the state is now for the APC.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Senator Uzodimma: More opposition governors will join APC

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday, said, the All Progressives Congress was preparing to receive more opposition party governors after the defection of his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, in a couple of days.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Five NYSC members test positive for coronavirus in Abuja

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Federal Capital Territory, Mrs Walida Isa, says five prospective corps members have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank releases guidelines for private sector agric scheme

According to the guidelines, the specific objectives of the scheme are to fast track land clearing for primary production of agricultural commodities; promote food security through the provision of large contiguous land for agricultural production across all states; and collaborate with agro-processors engaged in backward integration by providing financing for extended land clearing in proximal locations for cultivating commodities for supply of industrial raw materials.

House of Reps committee to take up funding of NEPAD with SGF

The House of Representatives Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa says deliberate action must be taken to fund the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to alleviate poverty in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghanaian president in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

AfCFTA: Ease of Doing Business reforms paramount for competitiveness – official

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment says implementation of Ease of Doing Business (EODB) reforms is paramount for Nigeria’s competitiveness in African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Arla Foods continues to make significant strides in its commitment to develop the local dairy sector through backward integration, with the implementation of its very own commercial 400-cow Arla Dairy Farm in Damau, Kaduna State.

Arla Foods builds commercial dairy farm in Kaduna

Arla Foods continues to make significant strides in its commitment to develop the local dairy sector through backward integration, with the implementation of its very own commercial 400-cow Arla Dairy Farm in Damau, Kaduna State.
The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram-Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

MNJTF: Why Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists are surrendering

The incessant power tussle, ethnic tension and failure to actualise the establishment of a caliphate in the Sahel in the top echelon of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups are forcing their members to lay down their arms, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has said.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria approves national palliative care policy for cancer patients

Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has approved the development of National Palliative Care Policy in order to address the palliative care need of cancer patients in the country.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Zoom removes Giphy from its chat feature

Zoom has temporarily disabled the integration of GIF platform Giphy in its chat feature, the company said in a blog post. “Once additional technical and security measures have been deployed, we will re-enable the feature.” Zoom didn’t offer any specifics beyond that on Giphy’s removal.

Centre: Herbal medicine can prevent, manage coronavirus symptoms

The Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Herbals Naturopathic and Wellness Centre, Mrs Olasumbo Ayodele, has said herbal medicine could be used to prevent and manage COVID-19 symptoms.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwean leader defies own travel ban to attend Namibia swearing-in

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote advocates made in Nigeria products

Foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, has identified Nigeria’s large domestic market as an incentive to import substitution and diversification of the domestic economy.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria needs proper planning to overcome development challenges

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that for the six geo-political zones in the country to surmount developmental and infrastructural challenges, the Federal Government must follow thorough with National Planning to address issues of deficits.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

SERAP asks Senate president to drop bill to give ‘repentant terrorists’ foreign education

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, urging him to use his leadership position to “ensure that the bill that would allow ‘repentant Boko Haram terrorists’ opportunities to access public funds to enjoy foreign education is immediately dropped, and to sponsor bills that would ensure access to justice and reparation for the victims of Boko Haram terrorist group.”

Group kicks against agency for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists

The Guild of Public Affairs Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN), has warned against plans by the Senate to create an agency for the education, rehabilitaton, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.