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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokot governor blames manpower challenge for increased banditry

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has identified inadequate manpower and lack of regional cooperation as some of the factors militating against the ability of Nigeria and her neighbours to successfully wage the war against terrorism and other forms of insurgency.

Education counsellor calls for consensus on 2020 WASSCE

Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

FRSC warns park operators, commuters against violating coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned motor park operators against granting entry or access to passengers not abiding by COVID-19 Safety Protocol in their various parks.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, on Wednesday, in a statement however allayed the fears, saying that Kogi remain committed to fighting COVID-19.

Kogi sets up testing lab, infectious disease centre

The laboratory was set up amid the state’s insistence that it has no case of COVID-19 despite the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announcing three cases in Kogi.
Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Kware

Sokoto psychiatric hospital treats 85,543 patients in 2019 – chief

Dr Shehu Sale, the Medical Director, Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Kware, Sokoto state, said the hospital treated 85,543 patients in the Out Patient Department (OPD), in 2019.
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Senate president tells service chiefs to sit up or be fired

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the increasing security challenges in the country.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC: Why we won’t decontaminate train wagons, coaches now

The Managing Director of NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this on Sunday while speaking on plans of the corporation to disinfect its facilities as a result of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor orders total lock down

Anambra Governor Willie Obiano has ordered total lockdown of the state, which recorded its index case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Cancer treatment available in Nigeria – expert

An Oncologist and Clinical Consultant, Oncology, at the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr Abdulrazzaq Oyesegun, has said the Federal Government is trying to provide up-to-date cancer facilities across the country, noting that the availability of these facilities made it possible for many people not to travel abroad for treatment.

18 fake toll collectors nabbed in Onitsha

No fewer than 18 persons, suspected to be fake toll collectors have been arrested by a combined team of law enforcement agents in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, on Friday.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA, Adamawa government to partner on addicts’ rehabilitation

Idris said the command rehabilitation unit needed working collaboration with the government and interested Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to strengthen the effective rehabilitation service.q
Gbagada General Hospital

How former Lagos governor abandoned N5 billion cardiac and renal centre

Nigerians have expressed their disappointments over the continuous abandonment of the multi-billion naira ultra-modern Cardiac and Renal Centre at Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.

Maritime academy still best in Nigeria – rector

The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Commodore Emmanuel Effedua (retd), has revealed that despite the myriad of challenges facing the institution, it remains the best institution to train maritime personnel in Nigeria today.

Weather: NiMet to boost human resources

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT), says it will fully engage in training and retraining of manpower resources toward achieving long term weather management.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos assembly orders probe of abandoned N7 billion hospital equipment

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday agreed to probe why equipment at the N7 billion cardio renal centre in Gbagada General Hospital were abandoned.

Expert: How to eliminate viral Hepatitis in Nigeria

Dr Clement Adesigbin, a Public Health Specialist, National AIDS/STIS Control Programme (NASCP), Federal Ministry of Health, says funding and political will are vital to the elimination of viral Hepatitis in the country.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola seeks focus on technical education

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has called for improved technical and vocational education system that can compete in the 21st Century knowledge-and-technology-driven world.

Katsina government adopts co-teaching policy to address glut of personnel in schools

The Katsina State Government has adopted the Co-Teaching Policy as part measures aimed at addressing redundancy and the increasing glut of teaching personnel in schools in the state

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PCN seals 808 illegal pharmaceutical premises – registrar

Dr Elijah Mohammed, Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), says the council has sealed 808 illegal pharmaceutical premises during the month of July.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers withdraw services in Cross River

Commercial drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Fabio Cannavaro: Victor Osimhen perfect for Napoli

Napoli parted with €70m to land the Nigeria international, who spent just one season with Lille following his arrival from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

APC felicitates with Senator Omo-Agege at 57

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extolled the virtues of Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, on his 57th birthday.
Russia says it is delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries already.

Official: 15 countries purchase Russia’s Avifavir coronavirus medication

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of the remedy, disclosed this to Russia-24 broadcaster in an interview.