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Eleven killed in Sokoto accident

Reports said the accident involved a vehicle conveying mostly female passengers from Takakume town enroute Lafiya, Nassarawa State. The driver was said to have lost could not negotiate a sharp bend and eventually lost control as he skid off the road leading to his death and 10 other occupants of the vehicle.

7 die, 2 injured in Kano auto crash

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed seven persons dead and two others injured in a road crash at Mundubawa junction on Hadejia road in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state.

VSF begins third phase of coronavirus intervention

The Nigerian foundation for the support of victims of terrorism, Victims Supports Fund (VSF), has finalised plans to begin the third phase of the COVID-19 intervention from the 16th of November 2020.

Nigeria to begin business sample census October 12

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, is to commence National Business Survey after 22 years.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, said in a statement in Kaduna on Monday, that the directive was in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education resolution for schools to open on August 4.

Northern states may reopen schools before October 30 – commissioners

The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States, say they may reopen schools before October 30, but subject to approval of their respective state governors.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

NEC: 15 states to benefit from virus education incentive

The National Economic Council says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
Former member of the House of Representatives, and former speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. George Daika, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, bye-election primary to fill in the vacant seat for the Plateau South Senatorial District.

Plateau South by-election: Ex-Speaker George Daika emerges PDP candidate

Former member of the House of Representatives, and former speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. George Daika, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, bye-election primary to fill in the vacant seat for the Plateau South Senatorial District.
The Speaker Borno House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawan, has called for the establishment of military super camp in deserted Guzamala Local Government Area to facilitate the return of displaced residents now taking refuge in Maiduguri.

Borno speaker calls for military super camp in Guzamala council

The Speaker Borno House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawan, has called for the establishment of military super camp in deserted Guzamala Local Government Area to facilitate the return of displaced residents now taking refuge in Maiduguri.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.

NSCDC personnel abducted his daughter from my house – witness tells court

A prosecution witness, Musa Msheli, on Wednesday in a Dutse Grade I Area Court in Abuja, alleged that a defendant, Luka Usman, abducted his five-year-old daughter from his house.

Plateau South bye-election: Five aspirants jostle for PDP ticket

Five aspirants are contesting for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming Plateau South senatorial by-election, Mr Yakubu Chocho, the state Chairman of the party, has said.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N13.3 billion take off for community policing

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the take-off of Community Policing initiative across the country.

SMEDAN empowers nine cooperative societies in three states

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN has empowered Nine Cooperative societies drawn from Niger, Nassarawa and Enugu States with processing machineries under its Advancement for Woman in Agriculture, Agro Allied and Cottage Enterprises (AWAKE) programme.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.
Farm produces worth over N40 million have been destroyed by heavy downpour experienced in Bagwai local government area of Kano State.

Farm produce worth N40 million destroyed by heavy downpour in Kano

Farm produces worth over N40 million have been destroyed by heavy downpour experienced in Bagwai local government area of Kano State.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

PAGMI: CBN’s purchase of locally produced gold’ll boost foreign reserves

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative, PAGMI, has assured that Central Bank of Nigeria’s purchase of locally produced gold will boost the nation’s foreign reserves.

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“The number of cases is rising and the cases are more and more serious,” said epidemiologist Jean-Jacques Muyembe, head of the team leading the country’s response to the pandemic.

DRC: Lack of oxygen hindering coronavirus patients’ treatment – health officials

Hospitals in Kinshasa are struggling to treat rising coronavirus cases because of a lack of oxygen supplies, health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) said Saturday.
Former Julius Berger striker, Peter Ijeh, has called for support for Plateau United as they land in Tanzania ahead of their second leg CAF Champions League clash this weekend.

Plateau United, Kano Pillars crash out CAF championships

Plateau United crashed out of the CAF Champions League after battling to a 0-0 draw against Simba SC of Tanzania in their preliminary round second leg tie at the Mkapa Stadium on Saturday.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: Less than 10% of voters participate in some areas

Sorting and counting of votes have ended in many polling units in the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II House of Assembly by-elections as some units recorded poor turnout of voters.
Dean Henderson will start in goal for Manchester United for Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

Dean Henderson starts for Manchester United vs West Ham

Henderson replaced David de Gea due to injury at half-time of last week’s comeback win at Southampton, but the Spaniard was back between the sticks for the mid-week Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

NAF graduates 203 Special Forces personnel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Saturday, graduated a batch of 203 Special Forces (SF), combat, search and rescue personnel in Bauchi.