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AU commited to providing education for youths – official

Prof. Sarah Agbor, the Commissioner Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union (AU), says the union will continue to facilitate education among African youths.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

US election: Georgia to recount votes

The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.
Taiwan’s government on Monday said it had amended regulations to prevent mainland Chinese citizens currently residents of Hong Kong and Macau from moving to the self-ruled island to spy or engage in other illegal acts.

Taiwan approved to buy Harpoon missile system from US

Taiwan’s government appreciated the United States on Tuesday for its plans to sell a coastal defence cruise missile system with 100 Harpoon anti-ship missiles for 2.37 billion dollars.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo approves N59.7 million for Amotekun takeoff

Oyo State Government has approved the sum of N59, 783, 437.50 as a grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

Nigeria urged to sponsor experts to Madagascar

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to sponsor experts on a study trip to Madagascar and Senegal for possible cure of COVID-19.
According to DHS Science and Technology Advisor, Bill Bryan, “Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air.

US: Sunlight can kill coronavirus within minutes

The United States Department of Homeland Security has revealed that sunlight could kill the coronavirus within minutes.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Lockdown: Nasarawa warns against diversion of relief items

The Nasarawa State Government says it will deal decisively with anyone caught diverting relief items meant to cushion the effect of partial COVID-19 lockdown on vulnerable people in the state.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti to decongest correctional centre to curb coronavirus spread

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti says he has directed the Ministry of Justice to urgently prepare modalities for further decongestion of the Federal Correctional Centre, Ado-Ekiti.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Oyo: No life lost in Ibadan schools’ attack

The government of Oyo State said on Thursday that no life was lost in the attack on the Ibadan Municipal Grammar School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.

IOM, Nigeria to partner on diaspora matters

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have expressed readiness to work together on Diaspora matters.

ICPC: Education, health, justice ministries rank low in ‘ethics, integrity compliance’

In a recent report titled “Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard on 108 MDAs,” the anti-graft agency evaluated Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the areas of Management Culture and Structure (MCS), Financial Management Systems (FMS) and Administrative Systems (AS) to see how they fared in ethical conducts as public institutions.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged...
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.

Irregular migration: ECOWAS moves to increase job creation

ECOWAS is developing modalities to increase job creation to address illegal migration in the region, officials have said.
Yutaka Kikuta

Japan congratulates President Buhari on reelection

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr Yutaka Kikuta, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his reelection on behalf of his country.

Nasarawa lawmakers order contractors to stop work in primary schools

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has ordered contractors handling the construction of primary schools projects across the state to stop work until their needs assessment was carried out.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).