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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti faults NCWS’s award on Kogi governor

But Mrs Akpoti, in a statement on Sunday, said the award does not take into cognisance the bloody events of the 2019 elections where the governor and his administrators alleged violent actions against her and other female opposition voices in the state. NCWS can’t be ignorant of the reportage by the many national and international observers where I was an observee.
France’s cautious approach to its virus vaccine rollout appears to have backfired, leaving just a few hundred people vaccinated after the first week and rekindling anger over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic

Official: How coronavirus vaccines will be administered to Nigerians

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to be received by Nigeria will be administered to Nigerians at no cost (free of charges) and in four phases, an official has said.
Former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido: APC failing because President Buhari, Senator Tinubu built party around themselves

The former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has lashed out at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party has failed Nigerians woefully.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Governor Diri: Nigeria’s insurrections is avoidable if there is respect for justice, equity

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri says much of the insurrections, violence and conflicts Nigeria is facing today could be avoided if the authority and citizens respect justice and equity.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos governor recovers from coronavirus, urges precautions

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday announced his recovery from COVID-19 infection, having tested negative, following 14 days of treatment.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari’s Christmas message to Nigerians — full text

I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Community Policing Polo Tournament has galloped off on Thursday in Abuja.

Community policing polo tournament gallops off in Abuja

The event’s organisers said it will promote and strengthen the bond between the police and the community.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor inaugurates 16 commissions, boards Tuesday

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State will on Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 inaugurate another batch of chairmen and members of commissions and boards he recently appointed.

Kogi guber: PDP warns banks not to give loans to Governor Bello

Ahead of the Kogi State governorship election scheduled for November 16, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday warned commercial banks in the country to be circumspect in giving loans or any form of credit to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, as the state was not willing to bear any responsibility for such facilities when he vacates office in a few months time.
Paul Usoro

N1.4 billion fraud: I’m ready for arraignment – Paul Usoro

NBA President Paul Usoro expresses readiness to appear for his arraignment before Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged money laundering charges leveled against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

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Ondo government awards N7.4 billion road, building contracts

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Coronavirus: LASU suspends Jumah service at central mosque

The Lagos State University, LASU, Muslim Community has suspended Jumah Service at the university’s Central Mosque until further notice.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere blasts Presidency for ‘supporting’ Fulani herders

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, lampooned the Presidency for faulting the 7 days ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate all forest reserves in Ondo State.
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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of ‘coronavirus’

The former military man played an important role in overthrowing former president Robert Mugabe by leading communications at the time. Moyo was the one who made a statement to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation following the "house arrest" of Mugabe and denied that a coup had taken place.
The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

ASUU, Ebonyi government bicker over state university shutdown

A meeting to resolve the ongoing impasse between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Ebonyi Government ended in a deadlock on Tuesday, with either side blaming the other.