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The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hajj: Ogun begins vaccination of intending pilgrims April 10

The Ogun State Pilgrims Welfare Board says receiving of COVID-19 vaccination will begin on Saturday, April 10 for intending pilgrims of 2021 Hajj.

Court remands 18 persons over illegal gold mining, possession of firearms

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded 15 persons suspected to have been involved in illegal mining of gold in Ondo State.

Sokoto governor pardons 17 prison inmates

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday has granted pardon to 17 inmates of Sokoto Correctional centre.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Work resumes in Osun after Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Workers in Osun resumed work on Monday after observing Thursday and Friday Eid-el-Kabir public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
A witness yesterday gave an account of how Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Timothy Owoeye was duped of N38 million by fraudsters.

Osun Assembly resumes legislative activities amid coronavirus fears

Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday resumed legislative activities in spite of the ravaging coronavirus.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and electorate to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity during and after Saturday’s rerun election in the state.

Sokoto plans to replace Almajiri system with Indonesian Pondok model

Sokoto State government is mulling the adoption of the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative to the existing Almajiri system in the state.

Sokoto Hisbah records 606 rape cases in 2019

The Commandant, Sokoto State Hisbah Commission, Dr Adamu Kasarawa, said the commission has recorded 606 rape cases across the state in 2019.

Kaduna court frees 87 shiite members

The court in the northern city of Kaduna “discharged and acquitted” the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria for lack of evidence linking them to the death of the soldier during the bloody encounter in December 2015, Haruna Magashi told AFP.

Kaduna fire service records 84 fire outbreaks in January

The Kaduna State Fire Service says it recorded 87 fire outbreaks and seven deaths in January 2020.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Kaduna records fresh Lassa fever case

The Commissioner disclosed that a 34-year-old male patient contracted the disease in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State, and was being managed at a designated Infectious Disease Control Centre in the state.

Teacher drags husband to court for giving N300 daily for 3 children’s upkeep

A primary school teacher, Munira Muhammad, has dragged her husband, Lawal Ibrahim before the Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for giving her only N300 daily for the upkeep of their three children.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Lassa fever kills one in Kaduna – commissioner

Kaduna state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Muhammad Baloni, on Monday said one person has died due to Lassa fever in the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Kaduna government confirms first case of Lassa fever

Kaduna State government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police rescue 20 kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command said it had rescued 20 victims that were allegedly kidnapped along Kaduna-Zaria highway on January 14.
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Kaduna explosion: Northern governors mourn atomic energy agency boss, son

The Northern Governors Forum is mourning the demise of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Prof. Simon Mallam, who died in a gas explosion in Kaduna.
The Kaduna State Government has condoled with the families of those who died following a gas explosion that occurred at about 2pm on Saturday in Kaduna.

Death toll in Kaduna gas explosion rises to six

The death toll from the gas explosion in Kaduna State has increased to six, the police have said.

US trains 187 Nigerian students on robotics

The United States Consulate General Lagos, in collaboration with RoboRAVE International, a U.S.-based robotics education academy, trained 187 Nigerian students on robotics.

LAUTECH reduces hiked tuition fees

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has reviewed downward the increment in students fees it announced in July.

Osun guber election tribunal begins sitting in Osogbo

The newly constituted Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osun State yesterday began sitting on petitions and counter-petitions filed over the just concluded Osun State governorship election.
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Osun tribunal begins sitting on governorship election petition

The newly constituted Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osun on Monday begun sitting on petitions and counter petitions filed over the just concluded Osun State Governorship Election in the state.

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Kano government mulls closure of more boarding schools over insecurity

Kano State government has said that it would not hesitate to shut down more boarding schools if the state of insecurity across the country, especially in some of its neighboring states, worsens.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.

LASEMA suspects foul play in Lagos market fire, recover explosives

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Nasir el-Rufai a sycophant, religious bigot

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

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