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Ijaw group warns herdsmen to stay away from their forests

As the dry season bites harder amidst migration of herders and their cattle to the southern parts of the country, Ijaw rights group, Ijaw Unity Watchdog, IUW, has warned armed Fulani herdsmen to stay away from the forest areas in the South-South and South-Eastern parts of the country.
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.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigerian government extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the PTF, anchored the decision to extend all extant measures that were prescribed in the guidelines in phase three of the eased lockdown on the fact that the country had continued to see an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent times.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor: We can’t solve insecurity challenges with criminality

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared on Monday that his government would not try to solve the insecurity challenges in his state by backing those bent on taking laws into their hands or carrying out jungle justice against perceived wrongdoers.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Nigerian government to bring back Saudi deportees soon

The Federal Government has opened diplomatic channels on the plight of Nigerians awaiting deportation from Saudi Arabia.
Herdsmen

Delta community leaders, stakeholders worry over ‘herdsmen incursion’

Community leaders and other stakeholders across the three senatorial districts of Delta State have raised the alarm over the influx of herdsmen into the state, saying it was a huge threat to the security of the state.

PDP raises alarm over ‘plots’ by ‘thugs’ to set party secretariat ablaze

“Last night, Onyekachi Nwebonyi led a motley crowd and made a concerted effort to burn down the State Secretariat of the PDP in Abakaliki. If not for the prompt response of some of our members, the building would have been razed down by this morning. They were resisted and repelled effectively.”
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Now’s time to implement APC report on true federalism

In the wake of growing resentment against activities of some armed herdsmen across the country, Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to take steps to implement the report of the Nasir el-Rufai Committee on True Federalism.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun workers comply with government directive on coronavirus

Workers in the Osun civil service on Grade Levels 12 and below, on Monday stayed away from offices and their duty posts in compliance with the state government directive on Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo assembly tasks authorities to forestall road mishaps in Akungba Akoko

The Ondo State House of Assembly has tasked road safety authorities in the state to take measures to forestall recurrence of Saturday’s road accident in Akungba Akoko community.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

NCFront cautions IGP against arresting Sunday Igboho

Disturbed by the rising tension in the South-west region over the arrest order issued on a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), Olawale Okunniyi, has cautioned the police chief not to further exacerbate the building tension in the Southwest by arresting the Yoruba activist.

Abia governor dissolves cabinet, recalls suspended chief of staff

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC) about one and half years after he appointed the commissioners to serve in his second tenure cabinet.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt departs following an extended visit in the midst of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, from Apra Harbor, Guam May 21, 2020. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier/Handout via REUTERS.

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas”, the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan have raised concern in Washington.

Abia governor dissolves state executive council

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that the dissolution of the State Executive Council does not affect the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Uche Ihediwa, Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo government, APC bicker over coronavirus second wave, others

Edo state government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday engaged in a war of words over the handling of the second wave of Covid-19 by the state government.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor’s principal secretary resigns

Professor Mohammed Kirfi, the Principal Private Secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has resigned his appointment.
Kenya has been fined 2.2 million shillings ($20,000) and two senior football officials suspended for breaching Covid rules in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, a statement said Saturday.

Kenya sanctioned for breaching coronavirus rules in CAF qualifier

Kenya has been fined 2.2 million shillings ($20,000) and two senior football officials suspended for breaching Covid rules in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, a statement said Saturday.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor redeploys four permanent secretaries

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the redeployment of four permanent secretaries in the interest of efficiency and better service delivery.

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FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating coronavirus patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria police chief directs hospitals to save lives first before asking for police report

Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, Adamu said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved first before thinking of any other thing to do.”
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos

President Buhari sacks service chiefs, names replacements

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Service Chiefs.
Popular South African musician, Master KG, renowned for his song, Jerusalema, says that self acclaimed African giant, Burna Boy, was not paid to feature on the remix of his hit song.

Master KG: I didn’t pay Burna Boy to feature in Jerusalema remix

Popular South African musician, Master KG, renowned for his song, Jerusalema, says that self acclaimed African giant, Burna Boy, was not paid to feature on the remix of his hit song.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quick Ibarapa, Oyo State.

Sunday Igboho: I lost properties worth N50 million in inferno

Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has estimated the damage and loss suffered in the early Tuesday morning fire at his residence at Soka, Ibadan, at N50million.