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Anambra pensioners reject governor’s rice, want retirement benefits paid

Retirees in Anambra State have rejected Governor Willie Obiano’s annual Christmas rice largesse to them, describing it as a “Greek gift”.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos to close GRA street, others for rail project

The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has announced plans to temporarily close Adejobi Street, Agege; Adegbola Level Crossing and Works Road, Ikeja in continuation of the ongoing Nigeria Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.

Osun court remands three for looting local council office

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday remanded three persons for breaking and looting Egbedore Local Government Secretariat, Ido-Osun.

#EndSARS: Plateau community cry out over massive looting, destruction of council secretariat

The Riyom Development Association has cried out of the massive looting and destruction of Riyom Local Government Secretariat by hoodlums who hijacked the ENDSARS peaceful protests in the state.
Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.

Lagos assemblyman attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing

Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau designates seven courts to prosecute 307 ‘looters’

The Plateau State Government has designated seven courts to prosecute 307 suspected Covid-19 palliative looters in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Policeman, Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe shoot-out

A policeman and six members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have been killed in a gunfight in Yobe State.
Teslim Folarin

#EndSARS: Mob invades Senator Folarin’s residence

The mostly angry youth looted several new motorcycles at the Oluyole home of the lawmaker. Other materials carted away are freezers, grinding machines and other valuables.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums attack Osun council secretariat

During the attack, the hoodlums damaged properties and set a vehicle ablaze, sources at the Oluwo of Iwoland’s palace confirmed.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Four police stations, council secretariat burnt in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed that four police stations and the secretariat of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government have been burnt in the course of the #EndSars protests.

Nasarawa council chairman impeached

Chairman, Obi Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, Mohammed Eyigye Iyamoga, has been impeached by the Legislative chamber of the council on Monday, for breach of the constitution and other alleged offences.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

31 die as floods ravage communities

Thirty-one persons have reportedly died in floods across the country as torrential rains continue to pour.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Constituents laud ex-Speaker Dogara’s defection to APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

68 NYSC members to repeat service year in Lagos

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) coordinator in Lagos, Eddy Megwa, says 68 corps members in the 2019 Stream I Batch B would have to repeat their service year in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Jigawa bye-election: Musa Muhammadu wins APC Babura/Garki federal constituency primary

Musa Muhammadu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Prospective UTME candidates throng NIN centres

Ahead of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, prospective candidates on Thursday thronged the National Identity Number registration centre in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, to obtain their numbers.
The state Commissioner for Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Yetunde Arobieke, said this while addressing a press conference to commemorate the Year 2019 Community Day.

Lagos government promises to develop riverine communities

To make people in the riverine communities feel the impact of the Lagos State government more, the areas will witness development, with some of them being turned to tourist hubs.

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Nigeria records 1,430 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

An update posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that on January 25, 2021, 1,430 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a confidence vote at the lower house of parliament after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane-Pool

Italian prime minister resigns

Mr Conte survived two confidence votes in parliament last week, but then lost his absolute majority in the Senate after centrist ally and former PM Matteo Renzi defected.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Police: We’re investigating burning of Sunday Igboho’s house

The spokesperson for the police command in Oyo, Fadeyi Olugbenga, says the force is investigating the fire that gutted activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo’s house in the early hours of Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa

West Brom boss confirms Ahmed Musa interest

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club’s interest in Ahmed Musa, who is a free agent.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that the path to regaining La Liga appears very difficult for his charges after dropping more points at home to Eibar on Tuesday.

Barcelona boss blasts PSG over interest in Leo Messi

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has attempted to laugh off speculation linking Lionel Messi with a future move to Paris Saint-Germain.