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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said the major cause of flooding in the state is River Benue, which he noted is overdue for dredging.
Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
There was a high turnout of students as schools resumed in Abuja following the Federal Government’s directive that schools should reopen for students in exit classes.
The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
Suspected hoodlums on Tuesday burnt down the Apapa Iganmu Police Station in Lagos State.
Nigerian artiste, DJ Switch, who was present when soldiers shot at peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, in Tuesday, has shared her experience.
Jogunosinmi, who made the announcement on behalf of the family, said the Iyaloja will be buried today according to Islamic rites.
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has suspended its 2020 Fellowship Investiture Ceremony earlier scheduled for Oct. 24, at Balmoral Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
With the dust over the jail break at Oko Prison in Benin City on Monday yet to settle down, a Human rights lawyer Jefferson Uwoghiren, has called for the immediate closure of all the prison houses located inside the ancient city of Benin, Edo state capital.