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A former military administrator of Benue, Retired Col. Aminu Isa Kontagora is dead.

PDP: Isa Kontagora’s demise a huge national loss

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with the government and people of Niger over the death of a former Military Administrator of Benue and Kano states, Col. Isa Kontagora (retd.).
A former military administrator of Benue, Retired Col. Aminu Isa Kontagora is dead.

Ex-Benue MILAD Isa Kontagora passes on at 65

Gov. Samuel Ortom, while announcing his death on Monday in Makurdi, said the retired colonel died on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 65.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Bello: Niger committed to providing functional healthcare facility

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, on Sunday expressed his commitment to having functional primary healthcare in each political ward of the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 1 over alleged culpable homicide in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Mohammed Sani over alleged culpable homicide in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger governor pledges scholarship for slain vigilantes’ children

The governor of Niger State, Sani Bello, on Saturday pledged to sponsor the education of children of members of the state’s chapter of the Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) who lost their lives in the fight against bandits.
Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.

Colonel Sani Bello: Why I gave up normal birthday celebrations

Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.
Joint Border Operations Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 has identified notorious border communities reputed for smuggling activities in the North Central geopolitical zone of the country.

Joint border operation identifies notorious smuggling areas in North Central

Joint Border Operations Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 has identified notorious border communities reputed for smuggling activities in the North Central geopolitical zone of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police gun down four suspected bandits, recover two motorcycles in Niger

The Police Command in Niger said its operatives in collaboration with a local vigilance group have shot four suspected bandits in Mashegu Local Government Area of the 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.
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.

Northern governors salute Sultan of Sokoto at 64

The Northern Governors Forum has commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, for the peace initiatives and efforts to address illiteracy in Nigeria’s Northern region.
Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso, who spoke when they visited the chiefs of Kagoro, Takad, and the Emir of Jama’a, in Southern Kaduna said, “We are aware of the efforts that you have made and continue to make, despite the constraints.

Catholic Bishop appeals for peace in Southern Kaduna

The Province Bishops, comprising those of Kaduna, Kano, Kontagora, Minna, Sokoto, and Zaria dioceses, which make up the Ecclesiastic Province has appealed to traditional rulers and religious leaders in southern Kaduna and its environs to continue to make effort towards peace.
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Insecurity: Catholic bishops call for vigilance

Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province have called for total vigilance from the citizenry, in the face of growing insecurity in Nigeria.

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“Without any evidence, the British side has repeatedly cooperated with the United States to discriminate against and suppress Chinese companies under the pretext of unfounded risks,” said a ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian.

Beijing opposes adding Cuba to US list of terror sponsors

Beijing strongly opposes adding Cuba to U.S. blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and regards the move as a demonstration of political pressure on Havana, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 18

Minister pledges support for NAPTIP

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, has pledged Federal Government’s resolve to continously provide necessary support and resources to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in a bid to adequately address the issue of human trafficking and other associated humanitarian crisis in the Country.
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Northern Christians charge DSS to arrest those plotting religious violence

The Northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest those it claimed are plotting to cause religious violence in the country.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: Nigerian universities unsafe for reopening

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that Nigerian Universities may not resume activities amidst the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Daniel Akpeyi comments on Kaizer Chiefs’ relegation concerns

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is adamant that the Glamour Boys will not get sucked into a relegation battle this season.