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The MD/CEO of the commission, Mohammad Goni Alkali, said this yesterday, during a working visit to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the commission has earlier equipped a molecular laboratory in Bauchi and has since commenced operation in which several COVID-19 tests were conducted successfully.
A House of Representatives committee, on Wednesday, said the Nigerian government’s funding for the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was grossly inadequate.
Mr Ishyaku Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa (North), has urged the Federal Government to channel more funds to the Northeast for the feeding and upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the region.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called for synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government to reduce the recruitment of citizens in the north-eastern part of the country into illegal armed groups.
The Borno Government is to return and resettled about 1.8 million persons displaced by insurgency in 23 local government areas in the state.
Eleven communities affected by recent flooding as well as over 1000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa State have received food and non food items from the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
Governors of North East are advocating the use of heavy artillery for the Nigeria Police to bridge the manpower deficit in the armed forces. This was contained in an 11-point communique issued by the North-East Governors’ Forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.
A non-governmental group, Forum for Good Governance (FGG), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set in motion the process of unbundling the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to do everything possible to rid the country of corruption before it is too late.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, has expressed deep concern over the killings in Southern Kaduna, challenging the government to show more will to deal with the situation.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to go ahead and prosecute corrupt persons identified so far in his government.
The North East Development Association (NEDA) has said that the N100 billion probe against the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was politically motivated and is bound to fail.
The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.
The federal government has begun the construction of 10,000 housing units spread across 10 Borno councils for the resettlement of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Some hoodlums on Tuesday morning broke into the Orientation Camp of the National Youth Corps in Kubwa, Abuja.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission says it is set to commence the investigation of the sources of looted items.
The Federal Government says the risk of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is high due to the large gatherings of the #EndSARS protesters and the mayhem that followed.
Washington had said the Indian Ocean island must make ‘difficult but necessary choices’ regarding its ties with Beijing.
Salah's goal during the 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park earlier this month saw him reach the milestone of a century of strikes in just 159 appearances.
Stating this in a statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, HC, Information and Strategy, Sanwo-olu said: “The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. Public schools remain shut till further notice.
A warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State was on Saturday looted by hoodlums.
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has condemned the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday.
A Grade I Area Court Judge asked a 65-year-old man, Samuel Maduakar, to forgive and pray for his “problem daughter” Ifeoma to change.
Palpable tension now hovers around Lagos State metropolis as suspected members of various secret cult gangs and thugs are said to have hijacked the ongoing #EndSARS protests to unleash terror in various communities in the state.