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Nigerian government urged to ensure safe return of Benue IDPs to their homes

Benue State government has called on the federal government to do all in its power to ensure the safe return of the over 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently taking refuge in different camps across the state to their ancestral homes.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano seeks support of Sasakawa on extension workers training

The Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (KNARDA) has urged Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) to support the state towards the training of extension workers and provision of mini farming implements to encourage agricultural productivity.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Boko Haram: Governor Zulum urges President Buhari to engage mercenaries to clear Sambisa

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Monday, gave six recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari to check the lingering Boko Haram crisis in the North-East.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari orders military to rout out Boko Haram from Northeast

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordereĺd the military to completely rout out Boko Haram insurgents from all their hideouts in the Northeast.
Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd right) Deputy Governor of Delta, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (middle); Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Barry Pere-Gbe (3rd left); Mr. Daniel Ikara (2nd right) and others, during a courtesy call by the Implementation Monitoring Committee of National Economic Council on the Governor, in Government House, Asaba. Monday

Governor Okowa: NEC peer review needed to solve Nigeria’s challenges

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said that the partnership between states and Federal Government on peer review was needed to solve the myriads of challenges facing the country.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Benue governor begs President Buhari not to reverse ban on rice importation

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the policy on ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has unreservedly condemned the shameful assault on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.

Borno killings: Senator Lawan leads federal government delegation on condolence visit

The federal government has sent a delegation led by the President, of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, to Maiduguri, Borno state on a condolence visit over the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Insurgency: Minister laments global powers’ efforts at frustrating Nigeria

Global powers are deliberately blocking Nigeria’s moves to acquire needed armament to end terrorism and insurgency, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in Makurdi on Monday.

HIV/AIDS: Commercial sex workers say no condom, no sex

As Nigerians prepare for the World AIDS Day, commercial sex workers in Sokoto say they have adopted the principle of “no condom, no sex” as part of efforts to protect themselves from contracting HIV virus.
FILE PHOTO- Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2019. REUTERS-Murad Sezer

Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara
Newcastle United have returned two more positive Covid-19 tests over the weekend, taking the total number in the last week at the club to six.

Newcastle United’s coronavirus cases rise to six

Newcastle United have returned two more positive Covid-19 tests over the weekend, taking the total number in the last week at the club to six.
Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi’s Ugo-Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF) that donated to the ENS–PHCDA large quantities of multivitamins, de-worming drugs, other drugs and medical consumables for the ongoing programmes.

Enugu traditional rulers charged on mobilising subjects for free healthcare services

Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.
At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an insane attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.

Borno governor leads relatives, residents to bury 43 slain farmers

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, led relatives and residents to bury 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Security personnel near the army base hit by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of Ghazni.

Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security officials

A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months.
Wife of Enugu governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi visits Primary Healthcare Centres.

Enugu government implores residents to visit health centres

Enugu state government has implored traditional rulers to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) for free and comprehensive services.
Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.

Pope installs new cardinals, including first African-American

Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.
Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.

Anambra election: God has cleared my way to government house – George Moghalu

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.

Tigray unrest: Sudan needs $150 million to help Ethiopian refugees – UN

Sudan needs $150 million in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from conflict-stricken Tigray, the UN refugee agency chief said Saturday during a visit to a camp.

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The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, disclosed this at a media parley in Lokoja on Tuesday.

World AIDS Day: 23,000 persons undergoing treatment in Kogi – official

The Kogi State Government has said that no fewer than 23,000 persons are currently undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS in the State with Women and Children having greater percentage.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Boko Haram: UN Security Council condemns Borno farmers’ killing

The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist killing of 43 farmers in Borno State on Saturday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus-AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.

European Council approves debt relief efforts for African countries

The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.