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The Kano State government and Management of Bayero University Kano have described as mischievous and misleading social media reports alleging that the Chairman of the state Fund Raising Committee on COVID-19, the Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello tested positive for coronavirus.

Kano governor appoints outgoing BUK vice chancellor as Maitama Sule university pro chancellor

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday approved the appointment of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as Pro Chancellor and chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief counsels officers to put nation first in service

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, MFR, has couselled officers of the agency to focus on national course while in service.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Governor Abiodun: Abba Kyari’s death a national tragedy

Police Command in Abia on Saturday confirmed the arrest of an unnamed police operative for killing one Mr Friday Arunsi, a middle-aged businessman at his Ebem Ohafia community.
Death has been announced of a renowned librarian of international repute, Pa Jonathan Olusesan Dipeolu (MFR).

Renowned librarian Sesan Dipeolu passes on

Dipeolu served as the Librarian of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife from 1970 until he retired in 1990. He was a former staff member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

NIS pledges effective patrols on nation’s borders

The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede (MFR), has assured the country that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) would continue to mount effective border policing to stem influx of unwanted visitors.

Igbinedion University honours Omotola Jalade

Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State has honoured Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, with an honorary degree in Doctorate of Art for her contribution to human development and progress at the national and international levels.
The Reforms Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has ended a two-day meeting in Benin City, taking a crucial step towards concluding its work and submitting its recommendations to the Congress of Nigerian Football through the NFF Executive Committee.

NFF reforms committee rounds off two-day meeting in Benin

The Reforms Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has ended a two-day meeting in Benin City, taking a crucial step towards concluding its work and submitting its recommendations to the Congress of Nigerian Football through the NFF Executive Committee.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.
Outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday boasted that a combination of the achievements of Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba as former governors of the state would not match his administration’s achievements.

Senator Amosun breaks silence on arms importation

Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former governor of Ogun State, has denied illegally importing massive cache of AK47 assault rifles and ammunition into the country and handing them over to the police towards the end of his administration.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde gets special recognition in Los Angeles

A popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has received special recognition at the first ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation in Los Angeles.
Christy Essien Igbokwe

Google Doodle celebrates Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s 58th posthumous birthday

Google on Sunday celebrated the Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe on her 58th posthumous birthday.
Christiana Essien-Igbokwe

Christy Essien-Igbokwe honoured with Google doodle on posthumous birthday

Christiana Essien-Igbokwe, a late singer known as ‘Nigeria’s Lady of Songs’, has been honoured with a Google doodle on her posthumous birthday; November 11.
Angus Fraser

Longest serving teacher, missionary in Nigeria passes on in Makurdi

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has announced the death of Reverend Father Angus Fraser, believed to be the longest serving teacher and missionary in Nigeria.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde named among most influential Africans

Nollywood’s award-winning Diva and humanitarian, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been honoured as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent by the United Nations.

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde invited to join Oscar voting academy

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, popularly known as ‘Omosexy’ was on Monday invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science popularly known as the Oscars.

Stakeholders hail renewal of Boboye Oyeyemi’s tenure as FRSC chief

The re-appointment of Dr. Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi as the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for another four years has been applauded by transporters, unions and other road safety stakeholders.

Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

Crowd funding, antidote to godfatherism in politics – Institute

The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) has proposed crowdfunding as a mechanism to reduce the influence of money-bags and god-fatherism in Nigerian politics and the restoration of citizen’s confidence on political parties through people-centered manifestoes and programmes.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.