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Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Nigerian senator, Victor Ndoma-Egba, was killed in a motor accident along Benin-Akure Expressway.

Senator Ndoma-Egba’s wife, six others die in Ondo accident

Seven persons including Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Senate Leader, Senator Ndoma Egba, Thursday night lost their lives while not less than eight others, were critically injured in a fatal accident that involved four vehicles.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government budgets N250 million for foreign media, influencers, others

About N70.3m was also earmarked for the facilitation of ministerial media appearances for the “36 ministers, influencers and analysts on radio and television as well as social media and print media.”
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, ASUU meet Friday to consider end to strike

High-powered Federal Government negotiating team will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday in a bid to secure an agreement to call off the nine months old indefinite strike by university lecturers.
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Wale Babalakin opposes dissolution of UNILAG Governing Council

A former Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has opposed dissolution of the body he headed as announced last week Thursday by the Federal Ministry of Education.
The statement said that the Director-General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, stated this during a courtesy visit to the office of the Economic and Commercial Counselor, Mr Wu Lyufan, at the Chinese Embassy in Abuja.

NIHOTOUR, Chinese embassy to partner on staff training

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has restated its commitment to collaborate with the Chinese Embassy, to enhance staff capacity building, in a bid to enhance its service delivery mandate, a statement by Mr Ahmed Sule, Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations of NIHOTOUR, has said.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF: OAGF audit department now fully ICT compliant

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has stated that the Audit Monitoring Department in his Office has been provided with modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) to effectively carry out internal auditing and audit monitoring functions.

NYSC: No corp member in any of our camps is coronavirus positive

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has denied reports that some youth members tested positive for COVID-19.

Surveyor-General seeks review of Survey Act

The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) has presented a total budget of N3.079 for 2021 to the National Assembly as against the amended budget of N2.812 of the office in 2020.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Nigerian government mulls evacuating traders from Ghana

The federal government said on Thursday that it will not hesitate to bring back its traders from Ghana if that will bring a lasting solution over the protracted business row.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana call for evacuation to Nigeria

Nigerian traders in Ghana on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to evacuate them from Ghana. The traders, in a Save-Our-Soul letter delivered to the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said they were seeking a secure and peaceful return to Nigeria.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

President Buhari reinstates suspended UNILAG vice-chancellor

Suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been reinstated.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC promises strict compliance with virus guidelines ahead of orientation

Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols endorsed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the pandemic and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in all its orientation camps in the country.

PSC expresses concern over message inciting police against citizens

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has expressed concern over social media messages inciting police officers against the public.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has commended another Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, for winning the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States.

NiDCOM chief felicitates with Esther Agbaje for winning Minnesota Reps ticket

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has commended another Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, for winning the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States.
The Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, has denied the report that the polytechnic was planning to retire staffers who had turned 60 years old in December 2019.

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic announces as resumption date

The management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, RUGIPO, Owo, Ondo State, on Wednesday asked its students to return to school on Friday, 6th November for the continuation of the first semester for 2019/2020 academic calendar after the COVID-19 lock-down break.

Boko Haram attack: We didn’t receive distress calls from Borno village – NAF

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has refuted a publication in an online platform, which alleged that it did not respond to calls for support when suspected insurgents attacked Takulashi Village, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: No plan to dismiss police officers who fail to resume work – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says contrary to media reports, it has no plans to dismiss any police officer who fails to return to work after the #ENDSARS protests which turned violent following the hijack of the otherwise peaceful protests by hoodlums, leading to wanton looting as well as the destruction of lives and properties across the nation last week.

NAPTIP vows to boost Nigeria’s image as UNODC appoints DG

The Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah–Donli, has vowed to boost the image of Nigeria as United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appointed her board of Trustees of UNODC’S victim of Trafficking Trust Fund.

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