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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Nine arrested for murder of Nasarawa APC chairman

No fewer than three suspected persons connected with the gruesome murder of the Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, were killed on Friday by military operatives in the Loko of the state while nine other suspects were also arrested during the operation.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governors Ganduje, Sule receive 2020 Peace Awards

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state have on Friday night received the 2020 Peace Achievers International Awards.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Slain Nasarawa APC chairman laid to rest

The slain Mr Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, was buried on Friday in his home town, Yelwa, Toto Local Government Area amid tears by family and sympathisers.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC, Shell, Total donate to Nasarawa infectious disease centre

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) as well as Total have donated equipment to Nasarawa State government as part of their effort in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest house help over former boss’ death

Police have arrested one Cephas Iliya for the death of Martins Omeri, an auditor with the Federal Government.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

We’ll pay workers November, December salaries – minister

The Federal Government has allayed fears in some quarters that the current economic recession in the country will affect the prompt payment of workers’ salaries in November and December 2020.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 198 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

FEC approves N39.771 billion for road repairs, others

Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Recession: Nigerian government won’t recall 2021 budget – minister

Despite the country sliding into recession and pressure to tinker with its fiscal policies, the Federal Government will not retrieve or adjust the 2021 budget now being considered in the National Assembly.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian government to spend N17.7 billion on erosion control nationwide

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N17,754,717,234.41 for the award of contracts to combat the various erosion sites across Nigeria.

Former Nasarawa governor urges residents to support security agencies in arresting APC chair killers

Senator Umaru Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa) has called on Lafia residents to support security agencies in apprehending those responsible for the killing of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Mr. Phillip Shekwo.

Nasarawa Assembly demands justice over killing of state APC chairman

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on government and security agents to unravel the killers of Mr Philip Shekwo, the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister touts tourism’s potentials to create jobs, curb youth restiveness

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has emphasized the need to explore the nation’s vast tourism potentials to create jobs, achieve inclusiveness and address youth restiveness.
Kidnap

Gunmen kidnap two, kill one in Nasarawa

Barely 24 hours after unknown gunmen abducted and killed the Nasarawa State chairman of APC, another similar incident has occurred.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara APC chapter condoles with caretaker committee over Nasarawa chairman’s death

The Zamfara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condoled with National Caretaker Committee of the party, over the death of its Nasarawa state Chairman, Mr Philip Shekwo.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor condemns killing of APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa governor condemns killing of APC chairman

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate.
THE Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

CP: APC chairman’s killers were assassins, not kidnappers

The Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo, kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

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Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

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The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

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Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.