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WHO pledges to support Kebbi toward elimination of cervical cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is strengthening collaboration with the office of Kebbi State Governor’s wife to champion early cancer detection to eliminate the disease in the country.

NCC highlights role of telecoms in Nigeria’s exit from recession

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has highlighted the role played by the telecommunications sector in lifting the country out of recession in the recently released fourth quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the fourth quarter of 2020.

US partners NCS on service delivery in Nigerian prisons

The United States has partnered with the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) to enhance efficiency and service delivery of prisons in the nation.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation.

Ondo governor sworn-in for second term, pledges to work harder

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation. The inauguration ceremony...
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to get uninterrupted power supply soon

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people of the state that the government has put machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply before the end of his administration.

BudgIT: 33 Nigerian states lack portals for budget monitoring

A technology-driven civic organisation, BudgIT, has revealed that about 33 states in Nigeria lack portals that enable members of the public to monitor and scrutinise their annual budget performance.
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to adopt proactive measures to tackle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus before things get out of hand.

Atiku Abubakar commends Nigerian government’s ‘plan’ to privatize refineries, others

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s willingness to privatize the nation’s existing refineries and other assets to revamp the country’s economy.

NHIS has achieved universal health coverage in formal sector – scribe

Prof Mohammed Sambo, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the company has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is to digitalise its services before the end of this year, the Executive Secretary of the organisation, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, announced in Abuja on Sunday.

NHIS to go digital by year end – scribe

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is to digitalise its services before the end of this year, the Executive Secretary of the organisation, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, announced in Abuja on Sunday.

Official: NHIS has achieved success in Nigeria’s formal sector

Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the agency has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.
The Federal Government, on Monday, said it had concluded arrangements to construct 10,000 low cost houses in Kano State, to enhance access to decent homes for Nigerians.

FHA chief: Nigerian government to construct 10,000 housing units in Kano

The Federal Government, on Monday, said it had concluded arrangements to construct 10,000 low cost houses in Kano State, to enhance access to decent homes for Nigerians.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Governor Bala sympathises with victims of fire outbreak at Bauchi’s biggest shopping mall

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Saturday evening sympathised with victims of a fire incident that occurred at Bababa Plaza in Wunti Market, Bauchi metropolis.
Chairman House Committee on NDDC, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has assured that NDDC will be made to deliver on its mandates to the people of Niger Delta.

House of Reps committee: We‘Il make NDDC deliver on its mandates

Chairman House Committee on NDDC, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has assured that NDDC will be made to deliver on its mandates to the people of Niger Delta.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor welcomes Nigerian government’s move to domesticate community policing

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has welcomed the idea by the Federal Government and the Police Force to integrate the concept of community policing into the formal security architecture of the State.

Muslim group vows to end gender violence in Yobe

The Yobe chapter of Muslim Sisters Organisation of Nigeria (MSO), an NGO, in collaboration with UN Women, have embarked on advocacy and sensitisation to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

Labour Party demands full autonomy for local councils

As the National Assembly resumes plenary session and debate on the Electoral Act, the Labour Party (LP) has urged the Assembly to ensure full autonomy for local government councils, as well as the abolition of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC).
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)

IGP sues Sahara Reporters, publisher over tenure extension bribe report

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has instructed his team of lawyers to commence legal action against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, over a report by the medium wherein the IGP was alleged to have expended N2 billion on his purported quest to get a one-year tenure extension at the helms of the Nigeria Police Force, spokesman, Frank Mba said on Monday.
Mr Hilary Madu, the Acting Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

NSCDC to monitor, enforce facemask compliance

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed a monitoring and enforcement team to public areas in the country to enforce compliance with the use of face masks.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday swore in 18 Permanent Secretaries, consisting of 10 females and eight males

Lagos governor swears in 18 new permanent secretaries

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday swore in 18 Permanent Secretaries, consisting of 10 females and eight males
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC deploys personnel to monitor, enforce compliance of facemask usage

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed a monitoring and enforcement team to public areas in the country to enforce compliance to use of face masks.
President Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs. Folashade Joseph as Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) for another term of four years.

President Buhari reappoints Folashade Joseph as NAIC chief

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs. Folashade Joseph as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) for another term of four years.
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Insecurity: Minister tasks DIA on enhanced intelligence support

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

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Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.

Senator Omo-Agege: Delta council polls can only be rigged if electorates sleep

Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.
Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, confirmed this during a chat with newsmen on Monday.

Minister: Nigerians who received coronavirus vaccines abroad must get tested upon arrival

The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says Nigerians who have received COVID-19 vaccines abroad will still be required to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests upon arrival in the country.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Fulani group warns members against negative acts as herders flock to Kwara

The Fulani Community Association in Kwara has advised its members to avoid negative tendencies capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of the state.

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CBN governor: Dangote refinery to sell refined crude to Nigerian government in Naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says arrangement is being made to enable the Dangote Refinery sell refined crude to Nigeria in naira when it commences production.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON: No hajj seats allocated to Nigeria yet

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says no hajj seats have been allocated to Nigeria for 2021 hajj by the authorities of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to roll out digital switch over in 31 states

With N9.4 billion paid to stakeholders, including service providers, approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), and with 31 states to cover, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government has no more excuses for not rapidly rolling out the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
Humaira Mustapha, whose 2 daughters were kidnapped by gunmen at the Government Girls Secondary School, cries at her home, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls.

Families wait as Nigerian security forces search for 300 abducted girls

Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonising wait for news amid rumours that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday.
American golfing icon Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with what reports called “multiple leg injuries” after his car somersaulted in a crash.

Tiger Woods suffers ‘multiple leg injuries’ in car crash

American golfing icon Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with what reports monitored by newsmen called “multiple leg injuries” after his car somersaulted in a crash.