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No palliative found in Edo deputy governor’s residence – aide

Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has dismissed the widespread allegation that some palliatives were found in his the Conference Hall describing it as wicked and dubious excuse by detractors to attack his home and destroy his properties.
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.
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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.

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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Ramadan: FRSC caution motorists against driving under fatigue

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned motorists, especially muslims, against driving under fatigue in order to stem road traffic crashes.

Two colleges get Ondo university’s approval to award degrees

Authorities of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State have given approval to two government-approved colleges of Education to award Bachelor’s Degree in education under its auspices.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: We can’t continue with bad governance

The main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken strong exemption to a remark by President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians should expect ‘continuity’ from his administration, following his return from routine medical checks in London, the United Kingdom.

NAF seeks N2 million fine for illegal possession of firearm

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has asked the Senate to increase fine for illegal possession of firearm from N1,000 to N2million as a deterrence. Newsmen...

Soldier declared missing after bandits attack on military camp in Niger

A soldier was declared missing after armed bandits stormed a military camp in Zazzaga community in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.