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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara APC reacts to abduction of 300 schoolgirls

The Zamfara State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented that governor Matawalle’s peace accord and reconciliation process with bandits in the state has been the cause of rampant cases of banditry in the state.
Chairman of the State Secondary Education Board (SSEB), Dr Ekaette Ebong Okon, who made this known weekend while interacting with newsmen in Uyo, said government has discovered that secondary school teachers posted to rural areas always abandon their work for farming and trading activities.

Official: Akwa Ibom teachers to face sack over truancy, laxity

Akwa Ibom state Government has stated its determination and readiness to henceforth disengage any teacher under its employ displaying acts of truancy and academic laxity.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Insurgency: Commander tasks troops on gallantry, discipline

Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has urged troops fighting against insurgency to show gallantry and discipline in the discharge of their duty.
The Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stop the incessant killings of people by bandits.

Zamfara speaker seeks staff rededication to duties

The Speaker, Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, has urged the legislative workers to rededicate themselves to their duties, as the assembly leadership will not condone indiscipline.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Coronavirus: School reopening, worship centres, others caused second wave – Prof. Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has attributed the reasons for the second wave of COVID-19 to the opening up of the economy, the re-opening of schools, large religious congregations, and social gatherings among others.
An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.

Anger grows from clubs after coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay squad

An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.

NULGE commends Katsina government on regular promotion of members

The Daura local government chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has commended Katsina State government for regular promotion of local government staff.

Katsina government engages 386 youth for teaching job

The Katsina State Government has engaged 386 unemployed youth under its newly introduced state power programme tagged `S-Power’ in Daura, Maiadua and Dutsi Local Government areas to reduce unemployment.

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Australian police close investigation into ‘rape’ by cabinet minister

Australian police said on Tuesday an investigation into a rape allegation against an unidentified cabinet minister was closed after authorities concluded there was insufficient
The Chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, yesterday declared his intention to vie for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State on the platform the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the party to give its ticket to someone with the capacity to win the election.

Anambra election: United Nigeria airline boss urges PDP to give ticket to winning candidate

The Chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, yesterday declared his intention to vie for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State on the platform the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the party to give its ticket to someone with the capacity to win the election.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said that the Federal Government planned to cover 70 per cent of Nigerians within two years.

PTF: No coronavirus vaccines for under-18

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigerians under the age of 18 years will not receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor hails ‘repentant’ bandits over release of abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says repentant bandits assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the Jangebe schoolgirls’ rescue.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: We’ll sustain call-up system enforcement – Lagos traffic team

Seventy-two hours into the commencement of the new Call-Up System introduced by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, yesterday, vowed to sustain the new order in Apapa and its environs, as gridlock eases off.

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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House summons finance minister, budget chief over duty waivers

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Monday summoned the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze; and other officials of the Ministry of Finance to shed light on duty waivers granted to some companies.
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Ogun governor approves OOUTH’s renovation

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, would soon receive a facelift, as rehabilitation work would soon commence in the hospital.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City still not favourites for Champions League

Pep Guardiola does not see Manchester City as favourites for the Champions League even after they eased to a last-16 first-leg victory over Borussia Monchengladbach to win their 19th match in a row.
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UN expert: US failure to sanction Saudi crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi killing ‘dangerous’

A U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday that it was “extremely dangerous” for the United States to have named Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler as having approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi but not to have taken action against him.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Zamfara schoolgirls kidnap: President Buhari has failed Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria after terrorists abducted hundreds of school girls in Zamfara State.