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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

House of Reps to summon IGP, security chiefs, over Zamfara killings

The House of Representatives has summoned heads of relevant security agencies, over fresh attacks on some communities in Zamfara State.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

NGF: No governor supports death penalty as punishment for hate speech

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF have said that no governor has come out to support the death penalty proposed for Hate Speech offenders.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senate receives six Executive bills from President Buhari

The request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read on the floor during plenary.

Air Peace signs $212.6 million Embraer pact

The deal, according the airline’s spokesman, Kingsley Olisa, is a confirmation purchase rights from the original agreement signed with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer earlier in April.

Nigeria launches campaign to tackle measles, meningitis

The federal government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states.
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Federal government, WHO launch triennial plan to reduce prevalence of Noma

The Federal Government in close collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Noma Policy Document and National Triennial Action Plan Monday in Abuja to scale up awareness of the Noma disease, its prevention and care.

NPHCDA, WHO launch campaign against measles, meningitis

In its effort to combat the menacing occurrences of measles and meningitis among children, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have kicked off a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.

Hijab controversy: Sultan cautions Muslims in South West against violence

Sultan of Sokoto and Present-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has enjoined Muslims in the six states in the South West of Nigeria not to take the law into their hands as they pursue the use of hijabs by Muslim female students in primary and secondary schools in the zone.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Border closure: House of Reps condemn ban on petrol sale to border communities

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Customs Service to lift the ban on the sales of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) within 20km to the country’s borders.

DSS arrests UDUTH staff, four others for child trafficking in Kebbi

Five suspects including a staff of Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, (UDUTH) have been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over the alleged sale of three children abducted from Zuru in Kebbi.

Abia governor’s wife seeks synergy among African countries to fight sickle cell

Wife of Abia State governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, has called for a greater synergy between governments of African countries to reduce the prevalence of sickle cell diseases.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army releases promotion of Major-Generals, Brigadier Generals

The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise.

NDIC paid N100 billion liquidation dividends in 30 years – chief

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it has paid over N100bn as liquidation dividends to depositors of closed Deposit Money Banks in the last 30 years. It said the amount was in excess of the insured deposits.
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Border closure: Goods worth over N2 billion impounded, 239 illegal migrants arrested

Items worth N2.55 billion have been impounded while 239 illegal immigrants have been arrested following the closure of the nation’s borders, the Strategic Communication Team of the National Security Adviser on Border closure has revealed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC charges 2 for fertiliser scam in Gombe

Two persons, Kasim Jibo and Bashir Mua’zu have been arraigned in the Federal High Court in Gombe on a two-count charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence in a fertiliser scam.

Former President Jonathan, Governor Wike snub Bayelsa PDP mega rally

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, were conspicuously absent at the grand finale of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Bayelsa State on Wednesday.
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Court of Appeal upholds Senator Wamakko, others’ election

Maccido had filed an appeal before the court, challenging the judgement of the National and States Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal which sat in Sokoto, that dismissed his petition filed before it, for being Statute barred, as it was filed out of time.

Entrepreneurship key to university education – vice chancellor

Entrepreneurship has been described as a course that should be compulsorily taught in higher institutions of learning to prepare students to be self-employed after graduation.

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Nigeria National League outfit Vandrezzer FC have unveiled Brazilian midfielder Alberico Da Silva.

Vandrezzer unveil Brazil midfielder Alberico Da Silva

Alberico Da Silva previously had stints with Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, FC IfeanyiUbah and Akwa United under his compatriot, coach Rafael Everton.

Akwa Ibom youth, undergraduates allege government neglect

Youths and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State have decried the scanty notice the state government gives bursary awards and other requirements that border on the needs and aspirations of youths, while purportedly paying more attention to purchase of expensive vehicles for monarchs, building worship centres and holding Christmas carol.
The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

World Bank reduces lending to China

The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

Man dragged to court over late father’s property documents

The children of Late Joshua Olusoga of Surulere, Lagos have dragged their brother, Gbenga Olusoga, 59, before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing the certificate of occupancy and survey plan documents of their late father’s property located at 14, Badaru Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Federal government to sign MoU on Ajaokuta Steel in January

The Federal Government has promised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by January 2020, with a Russian company for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mills, located in Kogi State.