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Ogun PDP lawmaker defects to ADC

A member of Ogun House of Assembly, Mr Jimi Otukoya, (PDP-Ijebu North East), on Wednesday defected to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

MDAs, NBMA validate biosafety mainstreaming strategy for Nigeria

Some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in collaboration with the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) have reviewed and validated a National Biosafety Mainstreaming Strategy that will further strengthen the biosafety regulatory regime and its inclusion in various sectors of the economy.

Official: How BRISIN database will fight crime

The Head, Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), Dr Anthony Uwa, on Sunday in Abuja said that effective implementation of the scheme was key in curbing crime in the country.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi challenges federal government on implementation of National Defence College findings

The Federal Government has been challenged to establish an implementation arm that would utilize the findings of the National Defence College course participants in solving the nation’s developmental problems.

Umaru Al-Makura: No more promotion for non e-compliant civil servants in Nasarawa

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state on Wednesday said that henceforth all civil servants in the state without requisite exposure to computer and other electronic gadgets would not be promoted.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly resumes plenary, adopts 55 sitting days

The House had on July 31 gone on five weeks vacation which ought to have ended on Sept.10 but was postponed for another four weeks due to the ongoing renovation of the Assembly complex.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: Federal government attracts $10.5 billion PPP investments

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has disclosed that the country has attracted $10.5 billion worth of Public-Private-Partnership investments into the country since 2000, going by available World Bank records.
Main gate of the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa under lock and key, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) began nationwide strike in Lagos…yesterday

Labour gives condition for ending strike

The warning strike declared by the organised labour was observed in part across the country yesterday. Labour is demanding N65,000 as a national minimum wage, up from the current N18,000.

Jimoh Ibrahim warns federal government to be ready for another global recession

Business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, has cautioned the Federal Government to put adequate measures in place to cushion the effects of world economic recession expected before December this year.
Lagos street lights

Street lighting: Lagos government covers 1300km in three years

Lagos state government said it has so far effectively installed street lighting covering about 1300kilometres stretch across the state, with a projection to deliver another 82 kilometres by the end of the year.

Governor Ahmed directs commission to hasten civil servants promotion exercise

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, has directed the state Civil Service Commission, to fast track the oral promotion interview for all categories of eligible workers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.

Edo government abolishes advance payment of 10 percent estate fee

The governor stated in the Executive Order: “Whereas, Order 53 Rule 11 and paragraph 21 of the Second Schedule of the Edo State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2012 made it mandatory for persons applying for Letters of Administration to pay 10 per cent of the total value of the Property as a condition for the issuance of Letters of Administration.”

Ebonyi government seals rice mill over alleged contamination

The Ebonyi Government on Tuesday sealed the Abakaliki Rice Mill Limited over the alleged infiltration of poisoned and adulterated rice in the mill.

PDP: President Buhari’s administration has failed

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said it had thoroughly reviewed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, declaring that it has irredeemably failed in every sector.

US supports Nigeria with additional $26.5 million

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional $26.5 million development assistance to Nigeria.

Court stops EFCC from investigating Benue government officials

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating Benue government officials pending the determination of the substantive originating summons.
Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli, SERVICOM

SERVICOM boss tasks desk officers on efficiency, professionalism

National Coordinator, Service Compact (SERVICOM), Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli, has called on Nodal (Desk) officers in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to reduce complaints on service delivery by the members of the public.

FCTA resident doctors to lay down tools August 25

The Association of Resident Doctors, the Federal Capital Territory Administration Chapter, says it will commence an indefinite strike on August 25.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.