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People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Six more patients recover from coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigeria is set to release six coronavirus patients after they fully recovered from the infection. All six persons are in Lagos State, the hardest hit by the disease. It will bring to eight the total number of recoveries.

Bauchi residents react as governor tests positive

Some residents of Bauchi State, on Tuesday, expressed shock over the news of Gov. Bala Mohammad testing positive to coronavirus.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor receives report on state tertiary institutions

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state, has received the report of the Professor Buba Bajoga led committee on tertiary institutions saying that his administration will study the recommendations at the State Executive Council level with a view to taking decisions and coming up with implementation strategy that will be in the best interest of the people of the state.

Governor Badaru condoles with families of Jigawa accident victims

The Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has wept bitterly while condoling the families of the 22 accident victims killed on Monday.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 3

Gombe begins implementation of N30,000 minimum wage

Having reached an agreement for the payment of N30,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants in Gombe State, it has been agreed that February 2020 salaries will capture adjustments, as implementation takes effect from January 1, 2020.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi suspends council chair after EFCC invitation

Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State has approved the suspension of Alhaji Baffa Bara, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Kirfi Local 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 appoints new agency secretary

“She hails from Bauchi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state and her appointment is based on merit and in recognition of the confidence in her ability to reposition and steer the agency to realize its full potentials amidst current challenges,” he said
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Why Taraba governor is ‘working from Abuja’ – aide

An aide to the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has explained why his principal has been away in Abuja for close to two months now.

British investors indicate interest to invest in power sector in Bauchi

A consortium of British investors from the UK has indicated interest and willingness to renew an earlier agreement signed with successive Governments in Bauchi to provide Solar powered source of energy to Ganjuwa Local Government community of the state.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe restates commitment to ICT for socio-economic development

The Gombe State Government has restated its commitment to embrace Information Communication Technology (ICT) as panacea to the 21st century challenges and socio-economic development.
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Senator Omo-Agege donates sports equipment to school

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday donated sports equipment to St. Peters Clervers College, Aghalokpe, Delta State.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki’s aide escapes gunmen, raises the alarm over threat to life

Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, Senior Special Assistant, (SSA) Edo State Governor on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, on Wednesday cried out over what he described a series of threats to his life.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

President Buhari reappoints aides on disability matters

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Samuel Ankeli as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Disability Matters.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Whoever is against Amotekun is satanic – Yoruba elders

A man of the cloth, hunters as well as men of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Tuesday led a solidarity rally in support of the South-West security outfit ‘Operation Amotekun’.

Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.

Senator Shehu Sani: My travail is politically motivated

Civil Rights activist and former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has declared that his current travail in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was politically motivated and out of malice, saying he has not in any way begged the anti graft agency not to make public alleged audio recording between him and his accuser, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 5

Gombe government pays outstanding salaries of state tertiary institutions

As a proactive measure to curb intending industrial crisis in its tertiary institutions, Gombe state government has paid the outstanding salaries and arrears of all verified workers of the state tertiary institutions.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Senator Enang: Governor’s hijacking local councils funds will face trial

The Federal Government has warned some state governors in habits of hijacking Local Government Councils funds to be ready to face the consequences when their immunity is eventually expired.

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Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
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President Buhari mourns Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus death toll hits 196 in African countries

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
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Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.