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Nigeria raises concerns over open defecation

The Federal Government has raised concerns over the figure of persons practicing open defecation in the country, insisting that government and partners need to put in more efforts, if the country must achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

2023: Why Governor el-Rufai, Asiwaju Tinubu’s ambitions can’t tear APC apart – Governor Buni

Amid speculations that the ruling All Progressives Congress may collapse after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said the much speculated presidential ambitions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot break the party.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged youths in Nigeria, to take ownership of the fight against corruption and to see themselves as anti-corruption crusaders.

EFCC rallies youths against corruption across Nigeria, as Magu charges youth to own corruption...

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged youths in Nigeria, to take ownership of the fight against corruption and to see themselves as anti-corruption crusaders, and as the future of the anti-corruption fight in the country.

Official: Illegal connection, meter bypass major challenges of KEDCO

Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, the Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has described illegal connection and meter bypass as the major challenges bedeviling the operation of the company in its franchise areas of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
Jigawa Golden Stars

Pascal Eke: Jigawa out to stop Rangers in Enugu

Jigawa golden stars player Pascal Eke has stated that his side’s rescheduled NPFL match day 7 fixture against Rangers is one that they are determined to stop the home side and build on the good form that saw them beat Nasarawa united and Lobi stars when they clash today against Rangers in Enugu.

Justice Bulkachuwa: Why we are building more Appeal Courts

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab A. Bulkachuwa, has said that in order to ensure quick dispensations of justice, the idea for the creation of more Court of Appeal was adopted.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: My parents never knew I could survive infancy

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said on Sunday that his survival at infancy was uncommon favour as his parents never knew he would survive.
Fredrick Nwabufo

The northern elite created the rampaging bandits

A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) put the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria to 13.5 million – as of 2018. An unimpressive mass of this number comes from Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, and other northern states.

FRC: Debt exceeds revenue in 36 states, FCT

All the 36 states of the federation contravened the guidelines of the Debt Management Office by contracting debts exceeding their 12-month revenues, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

Senate confirms NASC, NCC nominees

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of nominees to serve as Chairman and Members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
NLC

NLC: Only 17 states have commenced payment of new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that only 17 of 36 states have so far commenced the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage for civil servants in their employment.
NSCDC

NSCDC arrests man for ‘raping’ own sister

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a forty-year-old school teacher, Yusuf Ali for allegedly raping his own sister.
Rangers International stunned 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium by Akwa Starlets as Plateau United secure 3-1 away win against Delta Force in their matchday-five encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Sunday.

Plateau United edge Rivers United in a close contest

Plateau United returned to winning ways in the week 18 of Nigeria professional football league when they edge fellow title rivals Rivers United at the new Jos stadium.

NDIC begins claims verification for depositors of closed banks

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it would, effective February 3, commence claims verification for depositors of the three Micro Finance Banks and Primary Mortgage Banks recently closed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
League leaders Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi will hope to extend their lead in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they confront 18th placed Jigawa Golden Stars in one of the matchday 18 fixtures at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano.

Lobi Stars set to consolidate top stop

League leaders Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi will hope to extend their lead in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they confront 18th placed Jigawa Golden Stars in one of the matchday 18 fixtures at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano this weekend.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Insecurity: Senators, Rep members ask President Buhari to fire service chiefs

Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps demand resignation of military chiefs

The House of Representatives on Wednesday called for the resignation of the nation’s service chiefs, amid widespread public discontent over growing insecurity in the country.

UTME: 1, 445 candidates register in Jigawa – official

The Jigawa office of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says it has registered 1, 445 prospective candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state.

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NPFL: Lobi Stars thrashed 4-0 by Wikki Tourists in Bauchi

Wikki Tourist threw a spanner at the wheels of the league title chances of Lobi Stars following their 4-0 bashing of Gbenga Ogunbote’s men in Bauchi on Sunday.

14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing student to death

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a New York university student, authorities said Saturday, in a case that is being closely watched due to its racial dynamics.
Yekini Nabena

Bayelsa guber: APC insist on fresh election

Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the profuse commendation that issued from the PDP to the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the judgement nullifying the victory of candidate of the APC has given out the main opposition party as double faced and fraudulent.
Timipre Sylva

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court verdict provocative – minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday, described the Supreme Court judgement that declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election as provocative, while he called on the people of the state to eschew violence and remain calm.
Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.

Joe Gomez: Sadio Mane lifts Liverpool and psychologically hurts opponents

Joe Gomez says Sadio Mane's presence provides Liverpool with a big boost in confidence while also psychologically damaging their opponents after the winger's winning goal against Norwich on Saturday.