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Governor El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna leaders want money for peace

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has said the crisis in Southern Kaduna is unending because some leaders in the area want money for peace to reign but vowed not to appease criminals.
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ICPC, NUC to clamp down on institutions awarding illegal degrees

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will soon begin to clamp down on institutions awarding illegal degrees in the country.

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia again over Boko Haram claims

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, has against invited former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his claims that one of the governors in Northern Nigeria is the head of Boko Haram.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Nigeria coronavirus infection rate continues to drop with 298 new cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 positive cases continued to drop, as the country recorded only 298 new cases 19 on Sunday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Nigeria’s coronavirus infections top 49,000

Sunday’s figure of 298 – one of the lowest in the nearly two months – pushed the total infections in the West African nation to 49,068.

Operation Rainbow arrests 16 suspected drug dealers in Jos

Operatives of Operation Rainbow, a Plateau State Security Outfit, have cracked down on a notorious illicit drug peddling market located within the Government Secondary School, Gangare in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

SEMA: Flood looms in seven Plateau local councils

Plateau State Government on Saturday told residents in seven Local Government Areas of the state who are living in flood prone areas to vacate their homes immediately to avert an impending floor disaster.

Plateau PDP tasks INEC on smooth conduct of October 31 by-election

The Plateau State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure that, it conducted a smooth, free and fair by-election in the state Southern Senatorial Zone come October, 31.

DSS slams Obadiah Mailafia over South-Kaduna outburst

The Department of State Services has slammed a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his comments on the ongoing Southern Kaduna skirmishes, saying he betrayed both his exalted office and personality.

Former PDP chairman, three others docked over alleged conspiracy, theft

A former Chairman of the Plateau chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Yakubu Chocho, and three others were on Thursday docked before Kasuwa Nama Upper Area Court I, Jos, over alleged criminal conspiracy, mischief and theft.
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Obadiah Mailafia refuses to retract comments about Northern governor being Boko Haram leader

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has insisted that a Northern Governor is Boko Haram’s leader.

NIS chief constitutes enforcement, compliance team on irregular migration

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, had constituted a Comptroller General of Immigration Enforcement and Compliance team to fight irregular migration.

CAF Champions League: Plateau United will surpass previous record – Dele Ajiboye

Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Champions League will surpass its previous outing in the continent when the season begins.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed worry over the increased rate of drug abuse in the State despite efforts by relevant stakeholders to curb the menace, saying his administration would not tolerate the disturbance of peace in the State under whatever influence.

Governor Lalong fumes as NDLEA destroys over 16KG of illicit drugs in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has expressed worry over the increased rate of drug abuse in the State despite efforts by relevant stakeholders to curb the menace, saying his administration would not tolerate the disturbance of peace in the State under whatever influence.
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.

Commissioners seek November date for NAFEST 2020

State Commissioners for Information and Culture have pleaded with Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to consider November for hosting the 2020 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture in the interest of all stakeholders

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.

Court jails businessman two years for stealing

An Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Thursday, sentenced a 25-year-old businessman, Daniel John, to two years in a correctional centre for conspiracy and stealing.
The Chairman of Vwang Traditional Council and Da Gwom Rwey of Vwang, Da Gyang G. Balak, has directed his subjects to carry out a compulsory COVID-19 test in four villages of Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Plateau community makes coronavirus test compulsory for residents

The Chairman of Vwang Traditional Council and Da Gwom Rwey of Vwang, Da Gyang G. Balak, has directed his subjects to carry out a compulsory COVID-19 test in four villages of Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.
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#EndSARS: Nigerian stock market investors lose N113.1 billion

The Nigerian stock market could not sustain the bullish performance recorded earlier in the week as the market, Wednesday, plunged by 0.75 per cent following the curfew announced by the Lagos State as a result of the protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality, tagged #EndSARS.