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Tracka: Gombe computer project executed by federal government

Tracka, a project initiated by pro-transparency group, BudgIT, that tracks the performance of government budgets, has said the N100m budgeted for desktop computers was not executed by the Gombe State Government but by the Federal Government.

Akwa Ibom withholds teachers’ salaries for alleged misconduct

The Akwa Ibom State Government has withheld the salaries and regular promotion of public school teachers for allegedly engaging in various acts of misconduct.
Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions.

Agba Jalingo released from prison custody

Jalingo, who is the publisher of Cross River Watch, was first arrested by the police in August 2019 on the orders of the Ben Ayade-led Cross River State Government.

Fire guts another market in Lagos

It was learnt that the fire was yet to be put out at 11am.

Coronavirus: Five travellers from China test negative – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Saturday that five travellers from China tested negative to Coronavirus also known as COVID19.

Bonfires as protests hit Bayelsa, shops looted

There was tension on Friday morning in Bayelsa State following protests recorded in some parts of the state and Yenagoa, the state capital, against Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment which nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

Fire guts Delta university hostel

A midnight fire, on Friday, gutted a two-storey Post Graduate Hostel in Campus Three of the Delta State University, Abraka in Ethiope East Council Area of the state.

INEC dragged to court for deregistering party

The Reform and Advancement Party has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission for deregistering it.
The Osun State Fire Service, on Sunday confirmed the death of an aged woman, Mrs Omolayo Kolawole, in a recent fire incident that razed a house at Alapata street, Modakeke-Ife on Saturday.

Fire razes seven houses, kills four-year-old girl in Enugu

A midnight fire killed a four-year-old girl and razed seven houses on Tuesday at Tolory, Railway Quarters in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

No new case of strange illness in Benue – commissioner

Benue State Government on Friday said that no new case of strange illness in Oye Obi in Obi Local Government Area of the state.
Bala Elkana

PPRO: How policeman hanged himself in cell

A policeman, identified as Eze, has reportedly hanged himself in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
A suspected suicide-bomber whose name was unknown was arrested on Sunday in Living Faith Church also known as Winners’ Chapel situated at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

Evidences emerge man ‘who failed in bid to bomb’ Winners Chapel a Christian

Evidence emerged to contradict the claim by the Christian Association of Nigeria that the man who failed in his bid to bomb the Living Faith Church in Sabo, Kaduna was a Muslim and not a Christian.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki writes IG, DSS, seeks Adams Oshiomhole’s arrest, prosecution

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to seek the “immediate” arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC: We can’t amend Supreme Court verdict on Imo election

The judgment of the Supreme Court, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the Imo State governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the 2019 poll was clear and has been implemented, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has stated.
Riders on the platform of Opay and Gokada hailing services staged a peaceful protest on Friday, to protest the ban announced by the Lagos State Government on motorcycle and tricycle taking effect from February 1st.

Okada riders protest ban in Lagos

There was a protest at Allen roundabout, Ikeja area of Lagos State on Monday over the ban on commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) in 15 local councils and major roads in the state.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Kidnapped NYSC ‘member’ rejects freedom, joins Boko Haram

A former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Abraham Amuta, who was abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2019, has reportedly rejected an offer to be freed by the terrorists.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye reacts to US visa restrictions

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has reacted to the visa restrictions placed on Nigerians by the United States.
A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly been diagnosed with Lassa fever.

Panic as Lassa fever hits Anambra university

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly been diagnosed with Lassa fever.

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Jimi Agbaje: I’m not APC’s mole

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has debunked allegations that he was a mole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the polls.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Lagos: Lassa fever patient is law student from Ebonyi

The Lagos State Government says it has placed the 63 people who had direct contact with index Lassa fever case under surveillance.
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo made his first appearance for Manchester United in their Monday night premier league clash with Chelsea.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lists two Odion Ighalo’s skills needed by Manchester United

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has listed some attributes of ex-Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigeria can’t continue to subsidise power – minister

It called on Distribution Companies in the country to improve on their financial and technical capacity to deliver or the government would intervene more directly to find solutions to darkness.
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he does not regret criticizing Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo and his teammates following the recent bad performances.

Kaka: Steven Gerrard was better than Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard

Scholes set the tempo throughout his career at Manchester United, Lampard scored ridiculous amounts of goals from midfield for Chelsea and Gerrard was captain fantastic during his time at Liverpool.