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The crisis within the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State worsened as a breakaway group, Unity Forum, rejected a former Governor of the State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala as the leader of the party in the state.

Oyo APC crisis worsens as group rejects Adebayo Alao-Akala as leader

The crisis within the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State worsened as a breakaway group, Unity Forum, rejected a former Governor of the State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, as the leader of the party in the state.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara government questions ex-governor over ‘missing’ N37 billion refund on executed federal projects

Zamfara Government says it has alerted security agencies to track the whereabouts of over N37 billion refunds on Federal Government projects executed by the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi reconciles Oyo APC factions

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has reconciled feuding factions within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors meet to discuss N1 billion virus support, stamp duty

The Nigerian Governors Forum will on Wednesday (today) hold its 16th teleconference meeting where the governors would discuss the N1 billion Federal Government support to 32 states and the controversy surrounding the stamp duty collections/recovery.
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.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau to open offenders’ register

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, says the fight against sexual, gender-based violence, and rape must be fought with a lot of attention to ensuring justice for victims and rehabilitating them.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Weapons, aircraft from US, China, Jordan coming

Nigeria is expecting to take delivery of military weapons and aircraft from Jordan, China and the United States to reinvigorate its anti-terror war, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The meeting also agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are at the root of the nationwide security challenges, and needed to be addressed with greater vigour by all tiers of government.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, governors call for joint strategy to end conflicts

President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors on Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with call for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Terrorists not better equipped than military

President Muhammadu Buhari and some state governors on Tuesday agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are the major causes of nationwide security challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Boko Haram fighters are ‘mere scavengers desperate for food’

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again dismissed the threat constituted by Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast region.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID flags off N23 billion food palliatives for 1.7 million households

Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to mitigate the adverse effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable Nigerians.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors deny opposing autonomy to state judiciaries, legislatures

The 36 state governors have dismissed claims that they are against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order 10 of 2020, which compels state governors to ensure financial autonomy for state legislatures and judiciaries.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor tests positive for coronavirus

He tweeted; “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I’m delegating critical tasks to my deputy but will continue routine duty from home. JKF”

NCC resolves 98 percent consumer complaints in 15 months

Ninety eight per cent (98%) of the total service-related complaints received from telecoms consumers within a 15-month period, spanning January 2019 to April 2020, have been successfully resolved, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said in a report.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian government releases N4.5 billion special virus allowance for striking doctors, others

Labour minister Chris Ngige said the payment which covers hazard and inducement allowances for April and May is made with the expectation that it would ameliorate the plight of resident doctors across the country who downed tools since Monday over unpaid salaries and allowances.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government releases N4.5 billion to 31 teaching hospitals, medical centres

The Federal Government on Friday said it has released N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country for the payment of hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, visited Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt. 4

Governor Wike: I will be happy if Godwin Obaseki joins PDP

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has stated he would be a happy should his Edo counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, joins the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
President Muhammadu Buhari

Executive Order 10: President Buhari has stripped govs of emperorship toga – BSO

Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), South East zone, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Executive Order 10, 2020, saying it will stop state governors from parading themselves as emperors in their various states.

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IPOB Sit-at-home: We are totally in support of it – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday said it was in total support of the sit-at-home order issued by IPOB to all Biafrans in the country and in the diaspora.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok cracking down on weight loss ads that promote ‘harmful’ body images

TikTok is putting new restrictions on weight loss ads as the app increasingly comes under criticism for promoting dangerous diets. The new policy bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements. It also puts increased restrictions on other weight loss-related ads, like limiting ads for “weight management products” to users over 18 years old and not allowing those ads to “promote a negative body image or negative relationship with food.”
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Lagos airport sets to have N250 million packaging factory

A N250 million packaging factory is to be built at the Murtala Mohammad Airport Lagos by Free On Board (FOB) Goods and logistics in partnership with the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and other international partners.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.