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Oil falls on coronavirus fears, strong dollar

Oil prices fell on Monday as a stronger dollar, fears over soaring COVID-19 cases around the world and the slow pace of vaccination against the virus outweighed a better-than-expected quarterly rebound for China’s economy.

Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

The 43KM Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has been described by motorists as the country’s most strategic highway that is aiding travellers between the North and the South.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister commends President Buhari’s efforts in tackling unemployment

The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating the Extended Special Public Works Programme aimed at addressing mass unemployment in the country.
Africa’s leading chemical and agro-allied company, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, has announced the commencement of the Turn Around Maintenance (“TAM”) of its plant.

Notore begins turn around maintenance of plant

Africa’s leading chemical and agro-allied company, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, has announced the commencement of the Turn Around Maintenance (“TAM”) of its plant.
Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Sam Egube, who disclosed this at a breakdown session of the budget in Lagos on Thursday.

Lagos to fund 2021 budget deficit with bond, others

In a bid to finance a gap of N192.49 billion contained in its 2021 budget, the Lagos State Government has announced a plan of exploring several sources including bonds and domestic, foreign borrowing.

Nigerian government suspends visiting days, assembly, lists other measures as schools prepare to resume

The Federal Government has listed measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease as schools prepare to open on January 18, 2021.
The Commissioner for Finance Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo, made the appeal on Monday at a technical meeting with directors and heads of finance and accounts of all ministries, department and agencies of the government.

Lagos debt stands at N158 billion

The budget was passed by the state House of Assembly on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 and signed into law by the governor on De. 31, 2020.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

53 Health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

Edo State has recorded eight new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and one death from the disease as at Thursday, January 14, while 53 healthcare workers have been infected with the virus since the second wave of the disease outbreak in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

2021 Budget: Ondo to pay N10.916 billion pension to former governors, deputies

The state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Emmanuel Igbasun, said this in Akure while giving a breakdown of the 2021 budget.

Minister: January 18 schools’ resumption date stands

The minister, in a statement Thursday, through his ministry’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Bem Goong,said the decision to maintain the resumption date was the aftermath of “extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders, including state governors, commissioners of education, proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students”,respectively.
The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, says nobody will be allowed to enter the institution without wearing facemask as the school resumes on Jan. 18.

Nigerian university imposes ‘No nose mask, no entry’ on January 18

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, says nobody will be allowed to enter the institution without wearing facemask as the school resumes on Jan. 18.

Nigerian Air Force to partner private companies to combat Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will continue to encourage partnership with the private sector to provide facilities where aircraft can be maintained to enhance the fight against insurgency.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigerian government flags off extended public work programme in Ebonyi

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday said beneficiaries of the 774,000 extended Public Work Programme of the federal government will become self-employed and employers of labour after period of three months the programme will last.
L-R: Fleet Commander, West, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke; Commander NNS WEY, Rear Admiral Uduak Ibanga; SGOH, FOC WEST, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji; Zonal Coordinator, Naval Officers Wives’ Association and wife of the FOC, Dr Mrs Feyisayo Daji, Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses and other senior officers of sister Service and Paramilitary.

Nigerian Navy builds transit accommodation for 230 junior ratings

The Nigerian Navy has completed the construction of a transit accommodation that will take not less than 230 Junior Ratings, with a view to motivating personnel and enhance efficiency.

Nigerian government to close Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks

The federal government will on January 12th close the Island-bound traffic of the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks in continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation project.
Indonesian search and rescue personnel carrying body bags to be examined by investigators on Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ed Wray-Getty Images

Indonesia finds body parts, debris, detects emergency signal of crashed jet

Indonesia, on Sunday, detected signals that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi group: Governor Umahi’s successor to be picked on competence not zoning

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said competent and credible leadership should be the yardstick for determining Gov. Dave Umahi’s successor rather than zoning.
A plane operated by Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air lost contact after taking off from Jakarta's airport. EPA-EFE

Indonesian plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard

A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

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Judges accused of taking over ECOWAS Court’s relocation contracts

The proposed relocation of the administrative offices of the ECOWAS Court of Justice to Gudu area of Abuja has been smeared by allegations of graft and abuse of power.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for domestic coronavirus vaccines production

The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Plateau: Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, rescue victims

It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Police arrest eight cultists for murder

No fewer than eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in different parts of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State for murder.

UNN starts post UTME screening under coronavirus safety rules

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully started the conduct of Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for prospective candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session.