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Auditor-General indicts MDAs for improper spending of N105.66 billion

The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC vows to shut down packaged water factories endangering Nigerians’ health

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has vowed to shut down packaged water production facilities that fail the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

Senator Anyanwu: Southeast turning into battleground

Senator Samuel Anyanwu who represented Imo East senatorial district, yesterday said that the Southeast zone has been gradually turned into a battleground.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.

CISLAC hails President Buhari over appointment of new NEITI boss

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.
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Ambassador Yabo: APC membership revalidation makes party formidable in 2023

The new Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Hon Faruku Malami Yabo, said the ongoing revalidation of membership by All Progressive Congress (APC) members across the country is to ensure the party wax struggle in the forthcoming general elections.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor vows to suspend APC members seeking redress in court

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has vowed to suspend members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara who have taken the party to court over its membership registration exercise and the removal of the party chairperson in the state.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

CNG: We didn’t disagree with Sheik Gumi on amnesty for bandits

Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has dismissed media report that it disagreed with Sheik Ahmed Gumi’s call for bandits to be granted amnesty.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

HURIWA tasks new service chiefs on human rights

Notable rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, Sunday, urged newly appointed security chiefs to uphold the constitutionally guaranteed rights of Nigerians in their quest to rid the country of insurgency, banditry and all forms of criminality.
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APC factions oppose membership registration in Imo, Rivers

A spokesman for Amaechi’s loyalists, recognised by the APC National Secretariat, Ogbonna Nwuke, said, “What is clear to us is that materials are here, but people are to be trained first before registration starts. After the training, then we will go into operations in the field. But for the avoidance of doubt, by next week we (APC) will start registration.”
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.

Kano government arrests 500 beggars

The Kano State government says it has arrested 500 beggars for allegedly violating the law that bans street begging in the state.
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has revealed how eight persons, out of scores arrested over breach of COVID-19 protocols in the state tested positive of the virus. Chairman of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on his mission and vision, at the agency’s headquarters, Oshodi, stressed that the task of the agency is to enforce rules and regulations, warning that enforcement is not friendly.

Lagos taskforce boss: Eight suspects arrested over breach of coronavirus protocols test positive

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has revealed how eight persons, out of scores arrested over breach of COVID-19 protocols in the state tested positive of the virus.

PCN: Nigerian government may withdraw approval to CPAPL over heedlessness

The Federal Government may withdraw approval given to the City Pharmaceutical and Allied Partners (CPAPL) over lack of commitment to its pharmaceutical project in Lagos State.

FRSC stops tankers from parking along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that all tankers and articulated vehicles should stop parking along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway especially at the popular Ogere along the same corridor.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor sets up special traffic enforcement team on Apapa gridlock

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, approved the constitution of a Special Traffic Management and Enforcement Compliance Team to tackle the traffic gridlock around the Apapa axis.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

FRSC boss urges public to report unprofessional conduct

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has called on the public to leverage on the “Flagit” Anti- Corruption App, to report unprofessional and professional conducts exhibited by FRSC staff for punishment and reward where applicable.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Diarrhoea claims four lives in Sokoto, 56 hospitalised

The Commissioner for Health in Sokoto State, Dr Ali Inname, says four persons have died and 56 hospitalised as result of the outbreak of diarrhea, occasioned by water contamination in Sokoto, the state capital.
Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai

Tanko Yakasai: Ondo governor, Alaafin instigating crisis to undermine Senator Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Speaking in an interview on the current Fulani-Yoruba crisis in the South-West, Yakasai stated that he could smell a grand conspiracy by some behind the scene actors in the South-West, who are using the governor and the respected traditional ruler to stir up the present crisis with a view of discounting the popularity of the former Lagos Governor in the North.
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Kwara speaker, 28 other lawmakers support removal of APC caretaker chairman

As the crisis in Kwara State All Progressives Congress, APC, deepens, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, 21 other lawmakers and seven of the nine members of the National Assembly, NASS, from the state backed the removal of Bashir Bolarinwa as the state chairman of the party.
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) Monday, said it has obtained a Court Order authorising it to publicly auction 88 vehicles arrested for driving against traffic at different parts of the State

Lagos taskforce to auction 88 vehicles impounded for driving against traffic

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) Monday, said it has obtained a Court Order authorising it to publicly auction 88 vehicles arrested for driving against traffic at different parts of the State
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to triple membership ahead of 2023 poll – committee

Bello, who is the chairman of the newly inaugurated APC Women and Youth Sensitisation and Mobilisation Committee for the membership registration and revalidation exercise, stated this on Tuesday in Abuja.
Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Barrister Victor Ochei, has said that Nigeria cannot be described as a failed state despite the security challenges saying that the federal government was working assiduously to tackle such challenges.

Nigeria not failed state despite security challenges – ex-Delta speaker

The former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Barrister Victor Ochei, has said that Nigeria cannot be described as a failed state despite the security challenges saying that the federal government was working assiduously to tackle such challenges.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos airport records 551,380 passengers in six months

The Murtala Mohammad Airport Ikeja domestic terminal One (MMA) recorded a total of 551,380 passengers movements with aircraft movements (landing and take-off) at 6261 between July and December 2020 from the reopening of the airport

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Kwara vaccinates children, women against tetanus

Kwara State government began a second round of maternal neonatal tetanus elimination programme across the 10 identified high risk local government areas of the state.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa government threatens shutdown of Lafia market over filthy environment

The Nasarawa State Government has given the management of Lafia modern market seven days ultimatum to clear the filth in market or face shutdown.
Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, the Commissioner for Environment, stated this while inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday in Kano.

Kano government to enact forestry law to tackle deforestation

The Kano State Government said it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi Arabia has ‘completely’ rejected the U.S. intelligence report released on Friday implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

Kano governor sacks aide over social media comments

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment.

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Jimoh Ibrahim wins bid to recover seized assets

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, set aside the interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) seized property belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, for an alleged N69.4 billion debt.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: Kagara schoolchildren, staff may regain freedom today

Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi has disclosed that abducted Kagara schoolchildren and staff members might regain their freedom today, Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets group for U-17 AFCON revealed by CAF

Five-time world champions are one of three top seeds for today’s draw along with host nations Morocco and defending champions Cameroon.

HEDA sues accountant general over details of N173 billion MDAs budget

A Federal high Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19
This was the submission of the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina at the second term inaugural lecture of the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the state capital.

AfDB chief: Restructuring shouldn’t be driven by political expediency but economic, financial viability

This was the submission of the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at the second term inaugural lecture of the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the state capital.