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Nurses’ strike may paralyse Ondo healthcare services

The healthcare delivery services in Ondo state government-owned health facilities may be paralysed totally from today, as nurses under the auspices of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) will embark on a three-day warning strike starting from today.

Delta governor: The gains of concessioning Asaba airport

The International lounge of the Asaba International Airport hosted prominent Deltans, top Government functionaries and investors Tuesday as the Airport was concessioned to a master concessionaire (FIDC-Menzies Consortium, now incorporated as Asaba Airport Company Limited) and sub-concessionaires of technical partners with a designated area of investment for 30 years by the State Government after five years of rigorous and painstaking exercise.
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Ondo nurses declare three days warning strike

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government.
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello...

Niger: Federal government not doing enough for Kagara schoolboys’ release

The Niger State Government yesterday accused the federal government of not doing enough to assist the state in rescuing the 27 pupils of Government Science College, Kagara and 15 others, bandits kidnapped from the school last Wednesday.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Coronavirus: Niger government directs civil servants to resume work March 1

Newsmen report that the state government had on Dec. 21 directed civil servants to stay at home as a result of the upsurge of the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

27,500 applicants sit for teachers’ recruitment test in Osun

Over 27,500 applicants, out of which over 19,000 were female sat for the recently-concluded teachers’ recruitment test exercise conducted by the Osun State Government.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: Hisbah is constitutional

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has explained that the new Hisbah Commission in the state should not be perceived as a legalistic gimmick intent on fostering anything other than the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on residents of the State.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor dissolves cabinet, approves indigenous anthem

While announcing the dissolution at the valedictory meeting of the council in Akure, the governor said the outgoing cabinet members had been very supportive for almost four years.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun releases cost of Olaiya flyover

The government of the State of Osun, said on Monday, that it will spend N 2.7 billion net of all taxes on the construction of the flyover at Olaiya Intersection.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta partners World Bank to rescue small businesses

The Delta State Government is partnering the World Bank under the aegis of the Delta Cares Programme (DCP) as part of its efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 on small scale businesses in the state.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC supports Kano’s ban on Islamic cleric

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organisation, has commended the Kano State Government for banning an Islamic Scholar Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabarah for alleged inciteful preaching
Enugu State government has expressed its deepest sadness over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu Jnr, who died on Thursday, February 4, 2021, while in active service.

Enugu government expresses sadness over death of transport commissioner

Enugu State government has expressed its deepest sadness over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu Jnr, who died on Thursday, February 4, 2021, while in active service.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC, Edo residents lambast Governor Obaseki for governing without cabinet

Residents and opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have lambasted the governor, Godwin Obaseki, for operating without a State Executive Council 84 days after being sworn-in for a second term in office.
Twenty days after the expiration of the tenure of Acting Chief Justice of Cross River State, Justice Maurice Eneji, the Federation of Akwa Ibom Women Associations (FAIWA) has decried the non-appointment of Justice Akon Aquaisua Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of Cross River State.

Cross River speaker: Why we confirmed Justice Ikpeme as substantive chief judge

The Speaker, Cross River House of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams, has explained why the lawmakers backtracked and confirmed Akon Ikpeme as substantive Chief Judge of the state, after rejecting her twice in 2020.
A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.

Cross River assembly confirms Justice Ikpeme as chief judge

The Cross River State House of Assembly on Thursday backtracked and confirmed Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive chief judge of the state.
As the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state chapter continues unabated, members of the state executive caretaker committee of the party Monday rejected the purported removal of the state chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.

Kwara APC exco members reject Bashir Bolarinwa’s removal

As the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state chapter continues unabated, members of the state executive caretaker committee of the party Monday rejected the purported removal of the state chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta approves over N1.260 billion for roads reconstruction, rehabilitation

Delta State Government, weekend, approved the construction of Aragba-Orogun township Roads in Ughelli North, widening and rehabilitation of the 2.1 kilometres Orhunwhorun Road in Udu and the overlay of the Old Lagos/Asaba Road through Umunede/Ekwuoma/Igbodo in Ika North East Local Government Areas of the state with a spur at a total cost of over N1.260 billion.

Abia governor dissolves cabinet, recalls suspended chief of staff

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC) about one and half years after he appointed the commissioners to serve in his second tenure cabinet.

Abia governor dissolves state executive council

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that the dissolution of the State Executive Council does not affect the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Uche Ihediwa, Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel (right) in an interaction with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State during a condolence visit by Governor Wike following the demise of former Governor , Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd., and State Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Obong Udo Ekpenyong at the Hilltop Mansion , Government House , Uyo.

Rivers governor commiserates Akwa Ibom over death of PDP, PANDEF chairmen

Wike described the death of the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Udo Ekpenyong and the Director-General of Governor Emmanuel’s two terms Divine Mandate organization and Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd., as a grave loss not just to Akwa Ibom State but the entire South-South region and the party which, he said, is Nigeria’s hope.
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’s principal secretary resigns

Professor Mohammed Kirfi, the Principal Private Secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has resigned his appointment.

Ondo government awards N7.4 billion road, building contracts

The Ondo State Executive Council has approved four contracts at the sum of N7.4 billion, with the execution period of the contract lasting between eight months and 24 months.

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Police detain woman over ‘plot to sell’ baby for N40,000 in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi state police Command, Tuesday detained a prostitute, Victoria Chukwube over an alleged plot to sell her baby boy for N40,000.
Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.

Barcelona: Josep Bartomeu innocent until proven guilty

Barcelona confirmed on Monday police raided the club's offices as part of an investigation into the hiring of a company to improve the image of former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Ex-Barcelona president arrested over Barçagate scandal

The Catalan police force arrived at the club on Monday to carry out a search and seize operation. The developments surround the so-called Barçagate scandal from last year, which saw club officials accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against players and coaches.
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Zimbabwe eases coronavirus lockdown as infections decline

Zimbabwe on Monday eased a coronavirus lockdown and overnight curfew imposed in January by allowing businesses to fully re-open after the rate of new infections slowed in the last two weeks.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases top 155,000 with new cases, deaths recorded in past 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 600 new cases on Friday of the Coronavirus Disease in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 155,076.
A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Russian airline Rossiya made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine, media reports say.

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Russia after engine failure

A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Russian airline Rossiya made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine, media reports say.

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.
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action.

UN deputy chief: Nigeria’s economy has shown resilience, on the right path

Deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed said Nigeria’s economy has shown resilience and is on the path of growth though its pace is slow.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate begins process for establishment of FUTA teaching hospital

A bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Teaching Hospital was read for the first time at the Plenary session of the 9th senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the fourth business of the day on the 18th of February, 2021.