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Pharmacists council seals 305 patent shops in Kebbi

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 305 premises of pharmacies and patent shops in Kebbi State over their inability to register with the Council and operating without a license.

2023: Kebbi youth coalition wants zoning jettison, demands credible candidates

A group of Kebbi Youths under the aegis of Coalition for Better Kebbi State, has urged the elders in the state to drop the ideal of zoning political position, rather, they should allow credible candidates with merits to lead the state in 2023.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Cancer: Nigerian government approves 12 additional hospitals for chemotherapy

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has approved 12 additional hospitals for chemotherapy in the ongoing Cancer Access Partnership Programme aimed at over 50 per cent cost reduction.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bandits kill two senior police officers, one other injured in Jigawa

Two Divisional Crime Officers (DCO) I and II killed and one other police officer injured in a gun battle with a group of bandits at Kalgo village of Garki local government area of Jigawa state.

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.

Flood: Gastroenteritis cases hit 328 in Kebbi

Kebbi State Government has confirmed an outbreak of gastroentritis in four local government areas following the contamination of water sources due to recent flooding in the state.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari sends relief materials to victims of flood in Kebbi

In continuation of the distribution of palliatives to communities affected by the recent flood disaster across the country, First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari dispatched a team consisting of her Aides and officials of Future Assured to Kebbi State to deliver the relief materials and commiserate with the victims.
Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi State has distributed food items to 1,690 households in 10 wards in the area to alleviate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Kebbi council distributes virus relief materials to 1,690 households

Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi State has distributed food items to 1,690 households in 10 wards in the area to alleviate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Troubled by rampaging floods which have washed off many portions of the Nigeria-Niger Highway, the Kebbi State Government is considering closing parts of the road.

Kebbi floods: Nigeria-Niger Highway to be shut as government relocates citizens

Troubled by rampaging floods which have washed off many portions of the Nigeria-Niger Highway, the Kebbi State Government is considering closing parts of the road.
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.
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.
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.

PAGMI: CBN’s purchase of locally produced gold’ll boost foreign reserves

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative, PAGMI, has assured that Central Bank of Nigeria’s purchase of locally produced gold will boost the nation’s foreign reserves.

Senator Sani: Southern Kaduna killings threat to peace in Nigeria

A former Senator, who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has warned that the killings in the southern part of Kaduna State is a threat to the peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.

Sokoto governor pardons 17 prison inmates

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday has granted pardon to 17 inmates of Sokoto Correctional centre.
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.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi: We have paid July salaries

The Bauchi state government has debunked the allegation of the non-payment of July salaries in the state, saying that no legitimate civil servant in the state will be deprived of his or her salary as it has so far paid more than sixty percent of its workers their July salaries.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi records 19 new coronavirus cases, infection hits 560

The Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever, says it has recorded 19 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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"His comments this week we regard as an interesting signal and we will wait to see whether they are followed up with any kind of more direct communication to us about a potential path forward," U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an ABC News interview.

White House: Kim Jong Un’s comments are ‘interesting signal’

The United States on Sunday said it saw as an "interesting signal" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's comments this week saying he is ready for "dialogue and confrontation" but that Washington was still waiting for direct communication from Pyongyang to start talks towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Ijebu North, Rt. Revd. Solomon Gbetogo Kuponu, has cautioned the Federal and State governments to stop giving amnesty to terrorists, arguing that amnesty has further encouraged insecurity in the country.

Bishop: ‘Dubious amnesty’ to terrorists encouraging insecurity

The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Ijebu North, Rt. Revd. Solomon Gbetogo Kuponu, has cautioned the Federal and State governments to stop giving amnesty to terrorists, arguing that amnesty has further encouraged insecurity in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office & the extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another 5 years.

President Buhari salutes UN chief, deputy on second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office, and the extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another five years.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor task NBA on professionalism, crusade against corruption

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the Nigerian Bar Association to always maintain professional standards and join in the crusade against corruption in order to bequeath a nation of achievers as well creator of wealth and entrepreneurship to the next generation.
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar. Under pressure from grassroots activists the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) is holding an extraordinary congress to decide whether to pass up football's showpiece event.

Norway’s football clubs to decide whether to boycott World Cup

Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.

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Ronaldo said on Monday he was looking forward to beginning Euro 2020 in front of a packed Puskas Arena against Hungary as he prepares to lead defending champions Portugal in their search for a repeat triumph.

Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo ready for ‘perfect’ debut

Ronaldo said on Monday he was looking forward to beginning Euro 2020 in front of a packed Puskas Arena against Hungary as he prepares to lead defending champions Portugal in their search for a repeat triumph.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Law to give 40 percent National Assembly seats to youth underway

The Senate is working currently on a bill to set aside 30 per cent of seats at the National Assembly and 40 per cent of seats at states’ houses of assembly for young people.

CPJ names four journalists for 2021 Press Freedom Awards

The Committee to Protect Journalists said it will honor four courageous journalists from Belarus, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar with the 2021 International Press Freedom Awards.
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Tokyo Olympic trials: Senegal, Ivory Coast arrive Lagos for invitational relays

Two out of the seven countries confirmed for the invitational relays scheduled as part of Nigeria’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic trials have arrived Lagos for the event.
Harry Kane insists that neither a lack of fitness nor speculation over his future at Tottenham have been the reasons for his disappointing start to Euro 2020.

Harry Kane dismisses Euros fitness fears

Harry Kane has shrugged off fears that he is not fully fit for England at Euro 2020, insisting he felt “as good as he has all season” against both Croatia and Scotland.