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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor signs executive order proscribing IPOB

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State.

AU, EU vow continued support to peace, security efforts in Sahel region

The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have strongly condemned attacks against civilian populations, armed and security forces of the countries of the region, and all other regional and international forces.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nigerian government feeding 282,529 pupils in Zamfara – minister

A total of 282,529 pupils are currently being fed under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Zamfara, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya-Umar Faruk, has said.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna government relaxes curfew

The Kaduna State Government has accepted the recommendation of security agencies for a significant relaxation of the curfew in 21 local government areas.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa government bans unauthorised gathering in public places

The Bayelsa State Government has banned the use of public places and parks without due application and approval.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Senator Tinubu: We must accept protests as part of national development

Sen. Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says for Nigeria to attain parity with older and more established democracies, the country must accept protests as part of its national development.

PIB: Oil companies to incorporate host community development trust

Oil companies operating in Nigeria are expected to incorporate a host community trust for social and economic benefit from petroleum operations in the host communities.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

#EndSARS: Police patrol Lagos after President Buhari warns protesters

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an immediate investigation into violence by security forces, which has also triggered condemnation by the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and others.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

Governor Abiodun congratulates Laycon over #BBNaija win

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has congratulated the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality television show, Olamilekan Agbelese.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Respondents rate Lagos, federal government poor on virus responses

Many Nigerians are not impressed by the Federal and Lagos State Government responses to COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by a leading Nigerian civil rights group has revealed.
Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.

Togo premier Komi Klassou resigns

Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

CISS faults report on Nigeria’s terrorism index

A recent report which ranked Nigeria as third in the world among most terrorised countries has been dismissed by the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, CISS.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced in an address to the west African nation that the authorities were shutting schools and universities “until further notice”.

Ghana president presents 10,000 hospital beds to health ministry

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, presented ten thousand hospital beds, under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), to be distributed to hospitals across the country.

Senator Mark: Edo election a triumph of people’s will

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has described the re-election of Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as a triumph of people’s will.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Pre-primary classes remain closed in Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that pre-primary classes in public and private schools across the state are to remain closed until further announcements are made.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians gifted with exceptional confidence, resilience, mental acuity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians are gifted with exceptional attributes of confidence, resilience and mental acuity.

Motorists decry deplorable roads in Southern Kaduna

Motorists and other road users in Jema’a, Sanga, Kaura and Jaba Local Government Areas in the South of Kaduna State, have decried the deplorable state of roads in their locality.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.