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Barely a week after her son raised the alarm that his mother, Zeenah Zakzaky has contracted COVID-19 in a Kaduna Correctional Center, a Kaduna High Court has ordered the state government to treat Zeenah immediately.

Court orders correctional service to evacuate Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s wife to coronavirus treatment centre

A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Zeenat, to an isolation centre, for COVID-19 treatment.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Coronavirus: Reopening of schools in Uganda still on hold – official

Schools and institutions of higher learning in Uganda still remain closed as the country grapples with a surge in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, a senior government official said on Monday.

Akwa Ibom government wades into communal crisis, distributes relief materials to victims

Akwa Ibom State government has waded into the communal clashes between Okopedi and Amamong in Okobo Local Government Area, urging the warring communities to live in peace even as relief materials worth millions of naira have been distributed to the victims.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo government trains 350 enumerators on coronavirus pandemic loan disbursement

The Ondo State Government (ODSG) has started training no fewer than 350 enumerators that will be monitoring and inspecting those who will be given various loans meant to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic under Nigeria-Cares (N-Cares) Project.

N544 million fraud: Court admits more exhibits against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

The former SGF is answering to a 10-count charge the EFCC entered against him and however pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution alleged that the charge is bordering on diversion of funds, criminal conspiracy and official corruption before Justice Charles Agbaza, on November 30, 2020, following the demise of Justice Jude Okeke, the previous trial judge.
Less than a week of the commencement of e-ticketing on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, over 8,000 passengers have accessed the portal, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said.

Nigerian government launches N900 million e-ticketing solution on Abuja-Kaduna rail line

Following complaints of racketeering and sundry ills by passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the federal government, Thursday, launched the e-ticketing solution in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra shuts schools for flouting coronavirus protocols

The Anambra government on Thursday announced the closure and withdrawal of approval of Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha, for flouting the resumption directives and COVID-19 prevention protocols.

NCC: How we improved broadband service

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta disclosed this while reeling out industry growth data at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusuf Daudu, on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission in Abuja.
The NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday added that active internet subscriptions also increased to 154.9m.

NCC: Nigeria has 208 million telephone subscribers

Telephone subscribers in Nigeria are now 208 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed.

NCC chief: 3G, 4G telecoms towers hits 53,460

As a result of improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians, third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in the country has increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000 km to 54,725 km in the last five years.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 1

Kebbi government approves N464 million for women empowerment, others

The Kebbi governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved N468.5 million for the execution of projects and empowerment programmes under the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

Ekiti government trains 700 newly employed teachers

No fewer than 700 teachers employed by the Ekiti State Government for its public primary schools across the state have been given special training.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina directs schools to resume January 25

The statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Musa Abdu Dankama, said that the school management should ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols adding that ‘the security meeting must be held regularly and assessment of the school security situation be made promptly.’
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo led a monitoring team to assess the process in which the students were received, ensuring that COVID-19 protocols were strictly adhered to in order to reduce the risk of the disease and its spread to the barest minimum.

Lagos government tours public, private schools to monitor coronavirus protocol compliance

The Lagos State Government in its bid to monitor the adherence of school administrators, teachers and students to the COVID-19 protocols upon resumption of schools for the Second Term 2020/2021 academic session, paid an unscheduled visit to some schools across the State.

Save the Children: Pneumonia kills 120,000 Nigerian children annually

No fewer than 120,000 children die annually from pneumonia across Nigeria, according to the Dr Adamu Isah, Chief of Party for the INSPIRING Project under the Save the Children initiative.
Muazu, who appeared as the seventh prosecution would, PW-7, in the ongoing trial of erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, SAN, said the contractors were mandated to remit part of profits they made from contracts they secured from the Ministry, to assist the lawmakers in their political campaign in 2015.

Taminu Turaki’s trial: We shared contract funds with National Assembly members – ex-director tells court

Former Director of Procurement at Ministry of Special Duties, Mr Gambo Muazu, on Monday, exposed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how key members of the National Assembly, partook in sharing of kickbacks from contractors.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Private, public schools reopen amid fear of coronavirus

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, announced in December that schools should not reopen for the second term, following the second wave of Coronavirus.

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Opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine walks to speak to media, after security forces withdrew from outside his home, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo-Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Bobi Wine: Everywhere I’m in chains

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine accused security forces on Tuesday of humiliating him, his family, and domestic staff while under house arrest.
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.

Nigeria’s central bank retains lending rate

On Monday, the currency exchanged for 475 at the parallel market, against the 383 central bank’s official rate. Inflation hit 15.75 per cent in December 2020, the highest in three years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating coronavirus patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria police chief directs hospitals to save lives first before asking for police report

Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, Adamu said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved first before thinking of any other thing to do.”
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos

President Buhari sacks service chiefs, names replacements

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Service Chiefs.