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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved N995million for road rehabilitation and procurement of an information and communication device that would enhance highway management system for roads across the country.

FEC approves N995 million for road rehabilitation, communication equipment to enhance road safety

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved N995million for road rehabilitation and procurement of an information and communication device that would enhance highway management system for roads across the country.
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Wednesday said the induction would prepare them for the task ahead.

Induction for newly posted ambassadors scheduled for February 8-10

According to the statement, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the induction course for Career and Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate and their spouses has been scheduled for 8th – 10th February, 2021.”
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa government urges residents to take personal responsibility as coronavirus rages

The Nasarawa Government has appealed to residents of the state to take personal preventive measures and responsibility to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as the second wave rages.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the National Quality Policy to stop rejection of Nigerian goods exported out of the country.

Nigerian government approves national quality policy for exports

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the National Quality Policy to stop rejection of Nigerian goods exported out of the country.
Governor Dapo Abiodun - Ogun Isolation Corornavirus Center 4

Ogun governor releases N85.5 million to CDAs for development projects

The Ogun State Government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun has released N85.5 million as grants- in aid to Community Development Associations, CDAs, as well as its councils to ensure developmental projects in all communities across the local government areas.
Muazu, who appeared as the seventh prosecution would, PW-7, in the ongoing trial of erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, SAN, said the contractors were mandated to remit part of profits they made from contracts they secured from the Ministry, to assist the lawmakers in their political campaign in 2015.

EFCC: How N75 million was recovered from ex-minister’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigator, Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, revealed how N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university to reopen January 29

Mr Samuel Manshop, the registrar, Kaduna State University (KASU) has said academic activities will resume on Jan. 29, 2021.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa disburses over 147 million to 239 health facilities

The Permanent Secretary of the Jigawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, stated this at the stakeholders meeting on basic health care provision fund implementation framework at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Human trafficking: Police rescue five babies, arrest 10 suspects

The Police in Anambra State said they have uncovered a ‘baby factory’ where young pregnant women are kept and their babies sold by human traffickers.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu governor seeks federal government’s nod to construct roundabout

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, is seeking approvals from relevant agencies of the federal government to construct an iconic roundabout and tower, at the popular Opi Junction, about 14 kilometres from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
FILE PHOTO - A 3D printed oil pump jack is placed on dollar banknotes in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Oil rises as U.S. crude stockpiles drop, new Chinese coronavirus cases decline

Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week and China, the world’s second-biggest oil user, recorded its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in more than two weeks.
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

President Buhari seeks reduction in out-of-school children

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, to coordinate and lead the deployment of a national plan to address the issue of out-of-school children in the country.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Kogi lawmakers want presidency zoned to North Central

Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have called on political leaders in the North Central region to lobby for the zoning of the presidency in 2023 to the region.

Niger Delta: Oil producing communities ask federal government to scrap NDDC

Host Communities of oil producing states have called on the federal government to scrap the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Court adjourns Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s trial until March 8

Falana said his team presented the results of the test before the court and applied that Zeenat, the second defendant in the trial who tested positive to the virus more than one week, be availed with proper medical facility to get treatment.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Ghana warns British Airways over plans to move Accra-London flights to Gatwick

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Aviation has raised issues with a decision by the British Airways to move Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick.
Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died Tuesday of complications stemming from Covid-19, the country’s president said.

Colombian minister dies of coronavirus complications – official

Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died Tuesday of complications stemming from Covid-19, the country’s president said.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa wears a protective face mask as he has his temperature taken upon his arrival for the burial ceremony of Zimbabwe's agriculture minister, Perrance Shiri, at the National Heroes Acre on 31 July 2020, in Harare.

Zimbabwe sees new record high daily coronavirus deaths

Zimbabwe recorded 70 more COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 1,075 under a second wave of the pandemic that has spawned a spike in deaths and infections.

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Cross River Assembly to confirm Justice Ikpeme as substantive chief judge

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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.

Sunday Igboho: I’m coming for killer herdsmen in Ogun

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