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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Edo records 10 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

The Edo government on Wednesday in Benin said the state recorded 10 new cases and four more deaths from coronavirus as the government intensified efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to roll out digital switch over in 31 states

With N9.4 billion paid to stakeholders, including service providers, approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), and with 31 states to cover, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government has no more excuses for not rapidly rolling out the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos government shuts 16 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs, and Unwholesome Processed Foods on Tuesday shut 16 illegal, substandard, and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores, and premises in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. The...
The Commissioner for Education, Shehu Muhammad, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna on Saturday.

Official: Kaduna schools to resume fully February 22

The Kaduna State Government has approved February 22 as the second phase resumption date for the remaining classes in public and private primary and secondary schools across the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor orders mandatory use of face mask in public places

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa on Wednesday ordered mandatory use of face masks in public places in the state.
For allegedly flouting rules placed to check spread of the second wave of the Coronavius pandemic, the Edo state government task force on Covid-19 on Tuesday sealed off Domino Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery in Benin City.

Edo seals up Cold Stone, Domino Plaza, records 59 new coronavirus cases

For allegedly flouting rules placed to check spread of the second wave of the Coronavius pandemic, the Edo state government task force on Covid-19 on Tuesday sealed off Domino Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery in Benin City.
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

PTF to assess impact of Valentine’s Day on coronavirus

The head of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has stated that the PTF will assess the impact of Valentine’s Day on Covid-19.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on (COVID-19) has said it will apprehend, quarantine and ensure inbound passengers disobeying COVID-19 protocols borne the cost of testing for the coronavirus.

Nigeria to prosecute inbound passengers disobeying coronavirus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on (COVID-19) has said it will apprehend, quarantine and ensure inbound passengers disobeying COVID-19 protocols borne the cost of testing for the coronavirus.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Edo records 103 new coronavirus cases, three deaths in 72 hours – official

The Edo Government on Monday said that the state has in the last 72 hours, recorded 103 new cases and three more deaths from the COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic.

Court convicts 33 persons for violation of coronavirus protocols

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Mobile Court on Monday in Abuja convicted 33 persons who were arrested and arraigned for not wearing facemasks in public places within the city centre.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to consider federal character principle when screening service chiefs

A Civil Society Group, Coalition of Nigeria Professionals for Peace and Good Governance (CNPPGG), has tasked members of the National Assembly to take into consideration the principles of federal character while screening and confirming the newly appointed service chiefs.

Lagos landlords protest against demolition of buildings at Ibeju-Lekki

Many displaced landlords at Oke-Egan community, Kayetoro, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos on Friday protested at the state House of Assembly against what they described as unlawful demolition of over 400 houses in the neighbourhood.
Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko: There is conspiracy to assassinate me

A Nigerian Billionaire and former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko on Thursday raised an alarm over an alleged conspiracy to assassinate him.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government bans 100 more travellers for violating coronavirus protocols

For shunning COVID-19 directives, the federal government has placed a six-month travel restriction on another batch of 100 travellers.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos government clears air on controversial Opebi land tussle

Lagos State Government said that the Committee of Inquiry set up to look into the complaint of a lawyer, Monday Ubani, published on social media on December 31, 2020, in respect of land situated at 1, Folorunsho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, has submitted its final report, absolving government of any complicity in the land tussle.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Nigeria suspends Emirates over coronavirus violations

The Nigerian government has suspended flying permission of Emirates from the country, a circular from airspace regulator NCAA said on Friday.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra government imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew to curtail coronavirus spread

The Anambra Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew from Monday, Feb. 8, to contain the the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA disrupts NSITF promotion exam over breach of coronavirus protocols

The FCT Administration Ministerial Taskforce on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols has disrupted the promotion examination of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) staff over violation of the Health Protection Regulations 2021, signed into law last week by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

NGF: Nigeria to get 140 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 2021, 2022

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have disclosed that the country will take delivery of 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover 40 percent of the nation’s population this year, while another 60 million doses were being planned for 2022.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

US president to issue executive orders on asylum, legal immigration, separated families

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a major review of asylum processing at the U.S.-Mexico border and the legal immigration system as he seeks to undo some of former President Donald Trump’s hard-line policies, two senior administration officials said on Monday evening.
The Coordinator of Rivers Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks, DSP Felix Nwadibeye (retd) has again dismissed10 operatives from his team over allegations of extortion and negligence of duty.

10 Rivers task force officials sacked for ‘extortion’

The Coordinator of Rivers Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks, DSP Felix Nwadibeye (retd), has again dismissed 10 operatives from his team over allegations of extortion and negligence of duty.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nobody is safe until everyone is vaccinated – PTF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said that COVID-19 vaccines are important for the safety of Nigerians.

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
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.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
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Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

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RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.
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 APC reacts to abduction of 300 schoolgirls

The Zamfara State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented that governor Matawalle’s peace accord and reconciliation process with bandits in the state has been the cause of rampant cases of banditry in the state.
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The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano government approves N344 million for procurement of 100 tractors‎

The Kano State Government has approved N344 million for the purchase of 100 tractors in order to boost agricultural production in the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC begins impoundment of rickety vehicles nationwide

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate impoundment, arrest and prosecution of owners of rickety vehicles nationwide.