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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Group: New NBA president ‘must raise the bar’

The newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, should elevate the Bar’s role in defining the delivery of justice in Nigeria, Access to Justice, an advocacy group, has said.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II in Lagos House of Assembly, said that the road had become a “national embarrassment.”

Lagos assemblyman raises alarm as 14 drown on Badagry waterways

A Lagos Lawmaker, Mr David Setonji, has raised alarm over the total collapse of Lagos-Badagry expressway following the drowning of 14 persons en route to the coastal city last Wednesday.
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APC hails president, minister on national youth investment fund

The All Progressives Congress has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the National Youth Investment Fund, describing the approval as historic, innovational and transformational, the party stated that the President did not flinch in making this happen due to his passion for the development and growth of young people.
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PDP: NDDC chief’s collapse underlines weight of corruption in APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, said the collapse of acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Daniel Pondei, while being grilled by the House of Representatives, has underscored the weight of corruption bedevilling the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria seeks India collaboration on production of vaccine

The Federal Government on Friday solicited the collaboration of Government of India to produce vaccine against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COEASU threatens strike, gives ultimatum

A fresh crisis appeared to be looming in the education sector as the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union on Wednesday issued the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum over pending issues.

NMA warns Lagos not escalate impasse with medical doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to Lagos State Government to speedily and holistically address the demands of the striking doctors, under the aegis of Medical Guild.
The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.

Official: NIPC restates commitment to promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.
No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state.

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, urged them to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating any patient.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Saturday recorded first death from COVID-19.

LASUTH threatens striking doctors with ‘no work, no pay’

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has threatened its doctors with non-payment of salaries for embarking on strike action over their poor welfare conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
A former Federal Commissioner for Works, Major-General Orho Obada, is dead. Obada, who also served as the Commissioner representing Delta State in the Federal Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission in 2006, reportedly died on Saturday night after a brief illness.

UPU mourns General Obada, two others

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has expressed grief over the demise of three of its illustrious sons, Major-General Orho Esio Obada (retd), Chief Tom Amioku and Hon Joyce Overah in five days.
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.

Minister plots new sports industry policy for Nigeria

Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has disclosed that he is working on a new sports industry policy for the country, even as he outlines key areas he is focusing on as he strives to take Nigerian sports to greater heights.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA approves five substitutions during matches

Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.

Ebonyi to commence disbursement of palliatives

The Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and Chairman of the State’s Fundraising and Welfare Committee, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru stated this in Abakaliki, the State Capital. He spoke during a live broadcast on the state broadcast stations on Sunday.

Workers Day: TUC calls for rebuilding of economy to avoid recession

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on governments at all levels, employers and workers to collaborate in reorganising the economy to avoid a loom­ing recession.

PDP Reps caucus expresses displeasure over handling of Kano deaths

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives have expressed displeasure over the health crisis and mysterious deaths in Kano State.
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Lagos commences decontamination of animal markets

Lagos State government at the weekend launched the Decontamination Exercise of Livestock/Live Bird Markets, Abattoirs and other Animal Related Areas in the state, saying it was committed to the promotion and advocacy of environmental health as environmental, human and animal health were inextricably linked and negative changes to the environment would ultimately harm human and animals due to COVID-19.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia new police chief warns criminals to flee

The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janeth Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki assures Akoko Edo traditional rulers of better days ahead

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured the people of the state that he will not disappoint them if re-elected, as he has laid the foundation for greater development in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

Al-Hikmah university to understudy Unilorin – vice-chancellor

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, says it will understudy University of Ilorin and emulate its success stories.
In the photo: All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1; Emmanuel Agbage (Akoko-Edo Constituency 2); Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East Constituency); Dumez Ugiagbe, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 1); and Mr Vincent Uwadiae, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 2). [Twitter/@PastorIzeIyamu]

Edo guber: Edo deputy speaker, other members pledge support for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1, has pledged his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, said in a statement in Kaduna on Monday, that the directive was in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education resolution for schools to open on August 4.

Kaduna to reopen schools from August 8

The Kaduna State Government has directed secondary schools to open from August 10 to enable Senior Secondary School Three students to write their Secondary School Certificate Examination.