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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]

Lassa fever kills two in Bauchi

Two people in Bauchi State were killed as a result of Lassa fever infection in the first week of 2021, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has assured graduates of the institution of its commitment to their progress and prompt mobilization for the National Youth Service.

Kogi polytechnic explains delay in mobilising graduates for NYSC

The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has assured graduates of the institution of its commitment to their progress and prompt mobilization for the National Youth Service.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a statement in support of a church that is challenging the state of Virginia’s ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

Crossover service: FCT taskforce rates churches high on coronavirus protocols

The FCT Taskforce on COVID-19 Protocols has rated most Churches high on compliance with safety guidelines during Thursday’s Crossover Services to usher in the New Year.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Justice Matthew Njoku as the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State.

Imo governor orders workers to stay home over spike in coronavirus

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday ordered the workers in the state, to stay home from Monday next week till further notice, ahead of the festive period.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto governor self-isolates asks deputy to take charge

In a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Sokoto, the governor said, “following my official trips in the past few days, during which I was in close contact with some personalities, some of whom have tested positive to COVID-19, I have been medically advised to go into self-isolation.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight coronavirus.

NSCDC receives coronavirus testing equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight novel coronavirus.
The management of Plateau United Football Club of Jos says fans will not be allowed into the Jos international stadium to watch its preliminary first leg tie against Simba SC of Tanzania, Sunday.

CAFCL: Plateau United, Simba game to be played behind closed doors

The management of Plateau United Football Club of Jos says fans will not be allowed into the Jos international stadium to watch its preliminary first leg tie against Simba SC of Tanzania, Sunday.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Ministry shifts national sports festival to January

The National Sports Festival (NSF) earlier slated for Benin from Dec. 3 to Dec.13, has been rescheduled to hold at the same venue from Jan.3 to Jan.17, 2021, an official has said.
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.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.
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.
No fewer than 124 children have died of malnutrition in Kaduna State between January and September with 15,329 cured of the diseases within the same period.

Kaduna loses 124 children to malnutrition in 9 months

The State Nutrition Officer, Mrs Ramatu Musa, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, while presenting the nutrition situation in the state at a two-day meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).

Enugu government urges calm as ‘strange disease’ kills dozens in communities

The Enugu State Government, on Thursday, confirmed many deaths from a yet unidentified disease in Ette Uno and Umuopu in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.
Enugu state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ike Obi has provided updates on the COVID19 index cases in the state.

Enugu government confirms incidences of unusual deaths in two communities

Enugu State Government has confirmed incidences of unusual deaths in two communities of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.

House of Reps member begs minister to reopen FMC Lokoja

A member of the House of Representatives from Kogi, Tajudeen Yusuf, has appealed to Federal Government to reopen the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, in the interest of the people of the state.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe tertiary institutions to reopen on November 10

Gombe State government has approved Nov. 10 as the date to re-open tertiary institution in the state locked in March at the onset of Covid-19.
China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country.

Kwara FA endorses Taiwo Ogunjobi Gold Cup

The Kwara Football Association (FA) has renewed its partnership with the organisers of Taiwo Ogunjobi Preseason Tournament known as “Gold Cup”.

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Former Bayern star Franck Ribery open to Bundesliga return

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FHA: Nigerian government set to provide 900 housing units in Oyo

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Coronavirus: Kano to re-introduce temperature checks at border points

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