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As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Naval chief harps on professionalism as CBN provides support

As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned residents of South-East against activities of scammers and unscrupulous individuals who are already taking advantage of the just commenced National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) to customers.

Three nabbed for vandalising EEDC property

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly attempting to vandalize a 300KVA distribution substation property of Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) at Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi District, Anambra State.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara acquires inverter freezers to preserve vaccines

The Kwara government has acquired inverter freezers, generators and stabilizers for the State Cold Store, to preserve vaccines across the 16 Local Government Areas.
The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The station is a collaborative project of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS).

Nigerian government launches first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles

The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House Abuja.

FEC approves N82 billion for federal secretariat rehabilitation, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N82 billion for the completion of infrastructure projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Niger community embark on protest over lack of electricity supply

The Hausawa community in Sabon-Dikko, Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State yesterday protested against the lack of electricity and other basic social amenities in the area.
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NDLEA chief to commission drug rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa, will on Friday (March 19) commission a newly built multi-purpose Clinic and rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to get uninterrupted power supply soon

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people of the state that the government has put machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply before the end of his administration.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

2021: Ekiti governor to launch projects to tackle kidnapping, banditry, robbery

As part of the efforts to make Ekiti State safe for investment and safety in 2021, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will launch a safety city project to tackle all forms of kidnapping, banditry, robbery and other social menaces in the state.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, has invented a ventilator with pulse system, capable of dictating and providing life support to patients of COVID-19.

Nasarawa federal polytechnic invents ventilator with pulse system, others

The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, has invented a ventilator with pulse system, capable of dictating and providing life support to patients of COVID-19.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

UTME: No admissions outside CAPS – minister

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has reiterated that no tertiary institution will admit candidates outside the Central Admission Process System (CAPS) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Electricity tariff hike imminent

The Federal Government is set to increase electricity tariffs as it expects the completion of power projects across the country, the Minister of Power, Engr Saleh Mamma, has said.

EEDC berates illegal distribution of electricity in Imo

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, yesterday cried out over the illegal distribution of electricity to members of the public by unauthorised persons.

Communities laud local council for providing electricity in Kaduna

Members of Unguwan Madami, Rido Ward, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State on Friday commended the local government for providing electricity for the community.

Chinese firm to build renewable energy plant in Nigeria

A Chinese firm, Shenzhen Kang Ming Sheng Technology Industry Incorporation, yesterday, said it is planning to invest in the building of a renewable and clean energy manufacturing plant in Nigeria to help address the epileptic power situation in the country.

Enugu DisCo restrategises for effective service delivery

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it is re-strategising for better and effective service delivery to customers in the South East.

Jos to demolish 400 illegal structures under high tension lines

The Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) says it will commence demolition of 400 illegal structures built under high tension electricity lines in the state.

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NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 67 new coronavirus infections, no fatalities

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,147 with 154,304 recoveries.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Official: Kaduna government won’t join issues with abducted students’ parents

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said on Friday that the state government shared the pains of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Peru’s Congress on Friday voted to ban former president Martin Vizcarra, implicated in a scandal over Covid-19 vaccinations, from holding public office for 10 years.

Peru’s ex-president banned from public office

Peru’s Congress on Friday voted to ban former president Martin Vizcarra, implicated in a scandal over Covid-19 vaccinations, from holding public office for 10 years.

Zamfara: Group raises alarm over high rate of rape, sexual assaults

Worried by the high rate of rape in Zamfara State, a civil society organization (CSO) known as Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Center is seriously mounting pressure on the State Government to establish a commission that can address the cases of rape in the state.

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

Senate confirms Halilu Shaba as NASDRA chief

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).
Images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice was recently being circulated on some social media platforms.

Senator Tinubu reacts to ‘Jagaba rice’ distributed in northern Nigeria

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

The highly-rated RB Leipzig boss has recently been linked with Tottenham, among other clubs across Europe, in the event that Spurs decide to part company with Jose Mourinho after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal confirm huge double injury boost for Slavia Prague cracker

Arsenal have received a double injury boost with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe fit for their key Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts.

NITDA calls for entries for creativity, innovation challenge

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called on Nigerians to submit entries for an challenge to commemorate the 2021 World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID).