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According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

#EndSARS: Kaduna government imposes curfew in two local councils

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in two local government areas after hoodlums on Saturday broke into a property and carted away COVID-19 food palliatives.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

#EndSARS: Benue government refutes claims of hoarding virus palliatives

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has refuted claims of being in custody of CACOVID palliatives in the state.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums loot palliatives’ warehouse in Jos

Hoodlums in their large number on Saturday stormed the Plateau State warehouse in Bukuru, Jos South local government area and carted away assorted palliatives materials mostly food items.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Why we didn’t distributes looted virus palliatives – Osun committee

The Osun Food and Relief Committee on COVID-19 on Friday said the looted items at a warehouse in Ede town were not hoarded, but rather kept for flag-off of official distribution.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: We’ve spent only N366 million to fight pandemic

Against accusations that the Plateau State government has expended N1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration has only committed about N366.5 so far.
Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi State has distributed food items to 1,690 households in 10 wards in the area to alleviate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Kebbi council distributes virus relief materials to 1,690 households

Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi State has distributed food items to 1,690 households in 10 wards in the area to alleviate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE All-Share Index rebounds 0.16 percent

After three consecutive days of losses, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index on Friday rebounded by 0.16 per cent.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau spends N366 million to combat coronavirus

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau said the State Government had spent about N366.5 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

CACOVID: Niger flags off distribution of items to 47,611 beneficiaries

Over 47,000 households in the 274 wards of Niger State have benefitted from the CACOVID items distributed to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world.

SON destroys N450 million substandard LPG cylinders, roofing sheets

Its Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, Obiora Manafa, said at the destruction of the products in Lagos, that the affected commodities were classified as life-endangering and unfit for consumption.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID donates food items to 67,106 poor households in Katsina

The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated assorted food items to 67,106 vulnerable households in Katsina State.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa govt distributes palliatives to over 40,000 households

The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday launched the distribution of palliatives to 42,312 poor and most vulnerable households in the state.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor warns against diverting coronavirus palliatives

Nasarawa State government, on Tuesday, commenced the distribution of 524,436 assorted food items donated by a coalition against COVID-19 pandemic as palliative to the vulnerable people in the state.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of bandits attack in five communities of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NEMA distributes relief materials to victims of bandits’ attack in Katsina

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of bandits attack in five communities of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil’s president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying the dangers of the disease, as the United States begins its withdrawal from the World Health Organization despite logging a record number of new infections.

RMRDC: We are working on reducing sugar importation

Prof. Hussaini Ibrahim, the Director-General, Raw Materials and Research Development Council (RMRDC), says the council is working hard to achieve a huge reduction in the importation of sugar in the country.
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote writes Ohanaeze, denies transporting Almajiris to southern Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has refuted assertions that his company’s trucks were being used to transport Almajiris from the Northern part of Nigeria to the South.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senator Lawan distributes palliatives to thousands in Damaturu, Yobe North

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has distributed food palliatives to thousands of residents in Damaturu and the six local government areas in Yobe North Senatorial District of Yobe State.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Ibraheem El-c distributes foodstuff to 111,000 Nigerians

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who is currently in a correctional centre in Kaduna has started the distribution of palliatives to 111,000 Nigerians.
Dangote Cement's chief executive Devakumar Edwin gestures during an interview with Reuters in his office in Ikoyi district in Lagos April 7, 2014. REUTERS-Akintunde Akinleye

Devakumar Edwin: Dangote promotes worker friendly environment

As workers globally marked the May Day, a case has been made for the collaboration between employers and employees to work out strategies to minimize the impact of the business shut down occasioned by the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami donates food items to indigent families in Kebbi

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Friday donated ten truckloads of assorted food stuff to over five thousand indigent households in Kebbi.

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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.

House of Reps quiz NAFDAC over N1.2 billion NYSC members’ allowance, N5.2 billion recurrent

The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the huge recurrent expenditure incurred by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, including the payment of N1.2 billion allowances to members of the National Youth Service Corps.

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.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara governor: Jangebe schoolgirls not yet released

The students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are still with their captors, the state government has said.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari urged to be ruthless with bandits

Against the backdrop of rising murders and kidnappings in the country, the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to be ruthless with bandits in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS: Why we arrested Kano governor’s ex-aide

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.

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The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him.

Misappropriation: Akwa Ibom legislature clear accountant general

The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him in an investigative news report.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Governor Akeredolu: Southwest governors won’t join issues with ‘divisionists’

Following accusation by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, that the South West Governors are the masterminds of the killings in Sasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State, due to their unguarded utterances, the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde, yesterday said the South West Governors will not go into verbal war with the senate president.
Reports say Seif Bamporiki was killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. It is not clear whether the murder was politically motivated.

Exiled Rwandan politician shot dead in South Africa

Reports say Seif Bamporiki was killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. It is not clear whether the murder was politically motivated.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Four killed, 25 kidnapped as bandits attack Kagara again

As Niger state rejoices over the return of the abductees of the Government Science College, Kagara, bandits have once again struck in the district, killing four people and abducting 25 others.
Abubakar Sani Bello

Governor Sani-Bello: Only 4,000 policemen in Niger instead of 14,000

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari regime to recruit more Nigerians into the country’s security forces as bandits ravage the northern state.