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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.

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JAMB releases 2021 UTME results, to review CCTV footages

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between Saturday, 19 and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigerian government extends coronavirus vaccination eligibility period to July 5

The federal government has said it has extended the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from June 28 to July 5, 2021.

Anambra election: PDP holds primary Saturday, adopts automatic delegate system

In view of the two judgments of the court served on the party, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party said the party has discarded the use of the three man ad-hoc delegates for the election of its governorship candidate in the November 6 election.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara donates patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to security agencies

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has presented 20 new patrol vehicles and dozens of bulletproof vests to security agencies in the state, a gesture meant to strengthen rapid response, curb crimes and make the state safer.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to meet soon with representatives of state governors, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in an attempt to resolve the disagreement over the repayment of the budget support facility obtained by the states.

VP: Nigerian government investing over $1 billion on second Niger bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is investing $1 billion on three flagship projects in the country.

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South Africa's 400m Olympic gold medallist and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk looks on as he attends South African Championships in Germiston, South Africa, April 25, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Wayde van Niekerk finally qualifies to defend Olympic 400m title

Olympic 400m champions Wayde van Niekerk belatedly confirmed he will defend his title at the Tokyo Games, finishing inside the qualifying time in Madrid on Saturday.
The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

RMAFC: Non-oil sector capable of sustaining Nigeria’s economy

The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has stressed the need to generate more revenue from the non-oil sector to sustain the country’s economy.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 2, recover 44 phones, others in Delta

The Police Command in Delta has arrested suspected cell phone snatchers in two separate operations in the state.
The President of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Amanda Asagba, has called for stronger laws to protect widows’ rights in Nigeria.

How stronger laws can protect Nigerian widow’s rights – lawyer

The President of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Amanda Asagba, has called for stronger laws to protect widows’ rights in Nigeria.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Jigawa shopkeeper arrested for ‘raping’ six-year-old girl

The police in Jigawa State have arrested a shopkeeper, Ibrahim Haruna, for allegedly raping a six-year old girl in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.