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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Flood: Nigerian government to build walls round River Kaduna

The Federal Government has said help was on the way for flood victims in Kaduna, following plans to build flood walls around River Kaduna to protect the people and their properties.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

No going back on Water Resources Bill – ministers

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told reporters the bill was not designed to cause water wars in the country.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

President Ramaphosa: South Africa to ease virus restrictions amid improving epidemiological situation

President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa would ease a number of coronavirus-related restrictions amid “gradual, but steady, decline in new infections, hospitalisations and deaths” and move to alert level 1.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

South Africa to open up for international travel from October 1 – president

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the country would open its international borders selectively for travel and tourism from Oct. 1, bringing much needed relief to a sector largely dependent on high-spending foreign tourists.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Beijing locked down as coronavirus outbreak gathers fresh pace

All indoor sports and entertainment venues were shut down in China’s capital on Monday as authorities raced to contain a coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, with some neighbourhoods placed under complete lockdown.

NHRC urges 11 state governors to pass child’s rights act

The National Human Rights Commission has urged the 11 northern states of the federation that are yet to domesticate the Child’s Rights Act (CRA) to quickly do so.
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders

Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post early Friday morning, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports.

Anambra Assembly passes Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency Bill

The Anambra House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of the State’s Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency to provide a beautiful, safe and healthy environment in the state.

Senator Gaidam: Boko Haram insurgents ready to lay down arms

The Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, said on Monday that many Boko Haram terrorists are willing to lay down their arms but are afraid of the consequences of their action
Dapo Abiodun

Depression an offshoot of unsound mind – Ogun governor

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has attributed the spate of depression, which is the instigator of the increasing suicide cases in the society, to “unsound mind” and advised that people should undergo regular physical fitness to ensure optimal mental functioning.

House of Reps consider report on sports bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday, considered the report of its Committee on Sports on a bill for an act to Provide for Administration and Management of Sports in Nigeria.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

For the first time in 2019, economic activities grew faster as the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors continued to expand in the month of March.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Services sector up by 1.83 percent in 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the services sector of the economy measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.83 per cent in 2018.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Suleiman Adamu urges Senate to pass national water bill

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on the Senate to pass the National Water Bill, saying it is consistent with the Constitution of Nigeria and should not be politicised.

Canada Senate passes bill legalising recreational marijuana

Canada’s Senate passed a bill Thursday legalising recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

Canada first G7 country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada’s Senate is set to vote Thursday on legalising recreational marijuana, a move that would make the country the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalise the production, sale and consumption of the mind-altering drug.

Governor Ambode: Tourism sector contributed N800bn to Lagos’ GDP in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday disclosed that the tourism sector contributed about N800 billion to the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

Atiba University set to take off in next month

Atiba University, Oyo, one of the new private universities licensed by the Federal Government in December 2017 is set to take off on March 8 with its first set of students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

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Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor gives looters 12 hours to return stolen items

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has given looters 12 hours to return all stolen items carted away in the unrest that followed the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister: We must regulate social media before it destroys us

The Federal Government has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder if the issue of fake news is not urgently addressed, insisting on the regulation of social media in the country.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor, youths hailed over conduct during protests

The Special Assistant to the Governor of Anambra State on Protocol Matters, Abuja, Barr. Nonso Henry Nwaebili, has commended Governor Willie Obiano and youths in the state following return to normalcy of activities after what could be described as a week of rage in the state and country in general.
Everton have had defender Lucas Digne’s red card against Southampton downgraded following an appeal.

Lucas Digne’s red card reduced after successful appeal

Everton have had defender Lucas Digne’s red card against Southampton downgraded following an appeal.
Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

Youths begin house-to-house appeal in Ibadan

Youths in Ibadan under the aegis of Oyo State Leading Patriots, yesterday, said it has begun a house-to-house appeal to #ENDSARS protesters and other people who have hijacked the protests in the state.