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Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
The Rivers State Civil Society Organization, RIVSC, has condemned the suspension of three local government chairmen by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has directed officials of the Local Government Task Force to identify hotels operating during the lockdown for demolition, following the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
Speaking, Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, stated that two Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, machine used for testing COVID 19 are in the facility ready, thanking the FG in collaboration with Shell SPDC for supporting the hospital with the medical equipment.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state of sabotaging the lockdown imposed on the state to check the spread of the coronavirus in the state by issuing illegal letters to companies to operate.
Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
The Rivers State Government has reversed its decision to allow churches in the state hold services on Easter Sunday.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has called on on leaders of Kalabari ethnic group inn the State to prevail on the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, not to allow himself to be used by external forces to create disunity in the State.
Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number of mayors who have been dismissed after being elected earlier this year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would tell US counterpart Donald Trump that Washington must do more to implement a ceasefire deal they agreed in order to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that UEFA was discriminating against Turkey’s football team following a controversy over the players’ use of military salutes on the pitch.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has captured one of the four wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after it captured the elder sister, Rasmiya Awad.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has devised more efficient measures against importation of substandard products to protect local manufacturers in the country.
At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.
Gombe State Commissioner for internal security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Zambuk, on Saturday said the state recorded 200 rape, 37 sodomy and 10 kidnap cases in 2020 with five recorded in January of the new year 2021 alone.
Newsmen learnt that a social media post has been making rounds across the state on Saturday morning that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge in the state.
The Bauchi State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded 20 suspects for alleged involvement in various criminal offences in the state, newsmen report.
The newly elected parallel President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has assured that the body will put Igbo interest above political and personal interests.
“We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event,” the post reads. “We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram... With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that Nigerian Universities may not resume activities amidst the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday.