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The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Nigerian states take measures on virus pandemic

Various states across the country are taking measures to checkmate the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading. But some residents are defying the stay-at-home order to prevent being affected by the virus.

Customs seizes N135 million worth of illegal goods in North Central

The Joint Border Operations Drill Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized more than N135 million worth of illegal contrabands in the last one month in North Central Nigeria.

Customs intercepts 1000 bags of smuggled rice, fertiliser

The Comptroller, Customs Federal Operation Unit Zone “B” Kaduna, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebbi, on Tuesday said 400 bags of smuggled rice and 600 bags of fertiliser had been intercepted in the zone in the last two weeks.
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FRSC: Six persons die in accident in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger has confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi–Mokwa road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.

NRC resumes Lagos-Kano train services

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday resumed weekly Lagos-Kano passenger train service, five months after its suspension to facilitate the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister harvests sugarcane at N64 billion Sunti sugar estates

The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, has commended the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates for the level of investment made in the sugar sector in Nigeria.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA in Kwara arrests 119 drug suspects in six months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, has arrested a total of 119 drug suspects between July and December.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

Road accident claims 12 lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
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Kwara governor visits, directs immediate fix of Olunlade flooding crisis

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has visited Olunlade/Idiogede communities, where he assured residents that his administration would immediately fix the flooding problem in the area.

Four Niger workers die in car crash

Four Staff of the Niger State Ministry of Lands and Housing have been confirmed dead, following a motor accident which occurred on Wednesday evening along Mokwa-Batati road in Mokwa local government area of the state.

FRSC: Road accident claims 10 lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Niger State has said that 10 people were killed in an accident on Wednesday in Skafa village, Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
A heavy downpour on Wednesday night in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, has left many homes, shops and markets submerged by flood.

NSEMA: Flood destroys 2,667 houses, farmlands in Niger

At least 2,667 houses, farmlands, roads, and bridges have been destroyed by flooding in 17 local government areas in Niger State.

Tribunal re-orders service of subpoena on Colonel Sani Bello, three others

The Niger state Gubernatorial Election petition tribunal sitting in the State High Court complex, Minna, the state capital has ordered a re-service of its subpoena on the state Governors’ father, Col. Sani Bello (Rtd), who is the 1st defendant Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the Director General (DG) National youth Service Corp (NYSC), the current Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), and its former Registrar, Professor Promise Okpala.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.
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Court sentences two farmers to 14 years in prison for cattle rustling

Delivering judgment, Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf, sentenced Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Shehu, after they pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy, grievous hurt and cattle rustling.
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Niger FA chief vows to improve youths football

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has been re-elected as the Chairman of Niger State FA.

Police nab 10 suspects over alleged kidnapping, robbery in Niger

The Police Command in Niger State says it has arrested 10 suspects linked to kidnapping, armed robbery as well as unlawful possession of firearms and other crimes in different parts of the state.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

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President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador wrote on Twitter that Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Ecuador have agreed to ‘unify measures for the entry of people into each country’.

Ecuador launches inquiry into handling of deaths

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno announced an investigation into reported allegations of mismanagement of the bodies of deceased coronavirus patients, especially at the coastal town of Guayaquil, the epicenter of the South American nation.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: No punishment from us on UITH senior consultant

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it will not mete out punishment on Prof. Alakija Salami, a Senior Consultant in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for alleged unethical conducts.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cautioned gas dealers against situating their plants in residential areas.

NSCDC cautions gas dealers against operating in residential areas

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cautioned gas dealers against situating their plants in residential areas.
Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the disclosure at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners

The Nigeria Government on Thursday granted amnesty to no fewer than 2,600 inmates as part of measures to decongest prison facilities in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

Coronavirus: WHO chief reacts to death threats, racist attacks

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday, said he has received death threats and racist insults while running the global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.