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NOA sensitises Oyo residents ahead of council election

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation of residents of some local government areas in Oyo State, ahead of the May 22 council elections.

Lagos: Seven die in auto crash on Lekki-Epe Express road

At least seven people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Lekki-Epe Express Road, Lagos.

Report: TB kills 18 persons per hour in Nigeria

The Director, National Tuberculosis & Leprosy Control Programme, Mrs. Itohowo Uko who disclosed this in a virtual media seminar with select newsmen in Abia and Enugu, said that “TB kills more people than covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria”.

Nigerian bank alerts residents on cybersecurity

First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., is sensitising indivduals and businesses with useful information on protection to avoid cyberattack in today’s digital age.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina Assembly begins translation of child protection law into Hausa, Fulfulde

The Katsina State House of Assembly Ad hoc Committee on Child Protection Law, in collaboration with an international Non-Governmental Organisation, Save the Children International (SCI) have commenced the summarisation and translation of the law into local languages, for easy comprehension and acceptability.

Nigerian government receives stolen Ile-Ife artefact from Mexico

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday in Abuja received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact recovered from Mexico.

FRSC records 108 accidents in Gombe

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ishaku Ibrahim, stated this in Lafiyawo, Akko Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, while briefing journalists on the activities of the corps during the Easter.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister solicits stiffer penalty for traffic offenders

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has called for the review of the highway codes to ensure stiffer penalty for road traffic offenders.
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Kebbi governor urges Nigerians to be patriotic in using social media

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, on Wednesday urged Nigerians not to use the social media to bring down the country, but always promote the dignity of the nation before the international community.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Professor: Over 20 Nigerian indigenous languages have gone into extinct

Vice Chancellor of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, has expressed regrets that over 20 indigenous languages in Nigeria have gone into extinct.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 21

Nigerian government partners South-East group to provide jobs in 95 local council

Determined to reduce youth unemployment in the South-east, the federal government has concluded arrangements to provide employment for youths and vulnerable women in the 95 Local Government Areas that constitute the zone.
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: Warehouse of fake products uncovered in Anambra

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has destroyed counterfeit medical products worth billions of naira in Kano and Anambra states.

DPR sealed 86 illegal gas plants in Lagos in 2020

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it shutdown 86 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in Lagos State in 2020 for operating illegally.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC boss: How we’re bringing sanity back to Lagos roads

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Command says its continuous capacity building programmes for drivers have brought a lot of improvement on the traffic situation on roads in the state.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

WHO involves coronavirus survivors to sensitise public

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with Kwara Government, has inaugurated the “COVID-19 Survivors’’ initiative to sensitise people in the state that the disease is real.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

#ENDSARS: Group urges youths to end proposed protest in Lagos

The Committee of Youths on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS) has urged Nigerian youths to boycott the proposed protest in the interest of peace and socioeconomic stability that were affected after the 2020 “ENDSARS PROTEST”.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, addressing stakeholders during a meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state, on Monday at Government House Jos.

Governor Lalong: Northern governors to revive Ahmadu Bello legacies

The Chairman, Northern Governors Forum and Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong, on Tuesday said the forum would revive the legacies of the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
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Rivers APC explains why it declined participation in council election

in Rivers, Isaac Ogbobula, has said the party will not participate in the forthcoming local government council elections in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor: APC is the best political party in Nigeria

Speaking at a meeting between the APC Sensitisation and Mobilisation Committee, of which he is Chairman, and the State Caretaker Committee Chairmen in Abuja, the Kogi governor appealed to Nigerians to join the party, pointing to what he said are the achievements of the President, APC governors, state and national legislators.

ICRC, IFRC celebrate as nuclear weapons treaty comes into force

The International Committee on Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC), on Friday, welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), a joint statement they issued from Geneva and New York has said.

Coronavirus: Kano assembly postpones resumption until further notice

The Kano State House of Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption until further notice, in compliance with the stay-at-home directive by the state government.
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CAN supports Oyo government’s threat to shut churches flouting coronavirus protocol

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, says it is in support of the state government’s decision to close down any church that flouts the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

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African Union hails US for ‘remarkable’ leadership on vaccine waiver

The Africa Union's health watchdog on Thursday praised the United States' support for a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as a "remarkable expression of leadership".
The third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.

Pastor Adeboye’s family breaks silence on son’s death

The family of Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has broken their silence on the death of Dare, one of the sons of the top cleric.
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PDP: Imo governor’s stance on state police exposes his sympathy for bandits

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said the frenzy by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, against demands by the party other well-meaning Nigerians for the establishment of state police, has exposed his sympathy for terrorists and bandits who are killing, kidnapping innocent Nigerians.
The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.

CP Yaro: How I will end insecurity in Imo

The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Official: Lagos residents consume N5 trillion worth of food annually

The Lagos State Government says residents of the state are consuming food and agricultural produce worth about N5 trillion annually.

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Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief condoles with Kano emirs over mother’s demise

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta on Friday, April 30, 2021 led a high-powered delegation of the Commission to condole with the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively over the demise of their mother, late Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, Mai Babban Dakin Kano.
The Commissioner for Works in Abia, Chief Bob Ogu, has said the state government will intensify the rehabilitation of failed portions of the roads and complete abandoned ones this dry season.

Abia trains youths on road maintenance

Abia government has commenced an intensive training on road maintenance for youths as part of its effort to boost the development of infrastructure in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor lauds vigilantes for repelling kidnappers, rescuing victims

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commended the vigilance group and security agents in Dekina Local Government Area of the state for the arrest of notorious kidnappers.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United, and has urged people to criticise him for his bad performance, not his hairstyle.

Pogba ready to run down Man Utd contract next season

Paul Pogba is prepared to run down his contract at Manchester United next season, it has been revealed.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss opens door to Joe Willock’s return

Mikel Arteta is ready to give Joe Willock another opportunity to impress at Arsenal next season.