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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC: Why we won’t decontaminate train wagons, coaches now

The Managing Director of NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this on Sunday while speaking on plans of the corporation to disinfect its facilities as a result of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU sends students home over coronavirus

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have announced the closure of the university until further notice.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to ban church, mosque worships for 40 days

As Nigerians live in fear over the coronavirus pandemic, the former Director, Planning and Monitoring, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Theodore Ekechi, has asked the federal government to ban church and mosque worships for 40 days.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana bans cluster gatherings in churches, mosques as coronavirus cases increase

Ghana moved swiftly to ban mass cluster gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country’s number of infected cases of the COVID-19 pandemic climbed from two to six Sunday.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor receives report on state tertiary institutions

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state, has received the report of the Professor Buba Bajoga led committee on tertiary institutions saying that his administration will study the recommendations at the State Executive Council level with a view to taking decisions and coming up with implementation strategy that will be in the best interest of the people of the state.

Nigeria earns $338.17 million from cocoa

Nigeria earned $338.17 million from cocoa and cocoa products last year, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government plans foreign exchange programme for technical science teachers

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is in talks with foreign governments to organise exchange programmes for experts to train teachers on technical subjects.

India firework factory blast kills at least 18

At least 18 people have been killed and up to 16 injured after a massive explosion at a firecracker factory in northern India, as rescuers battle the flames in the search for survivors.

Digify Africa partners Facebook on talent development

Digify Africa, in partnership with Facebook, has disclosed that it is developing Africa’s next generation of digital talent through its annual training of select university graduates in digital marketing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, to commission the project of Ibikunle Amosun, outgoing governor of the state.

President Buhari: Governor Amosun has done well for Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared Governor Ibikunle Amosun has done well for himself and Ogun State.

NCC warns against selling pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecommunication companies, SIM registration agents and dealers against the sale of pre-registered SIM cards as it poses great security threats to the country.

Solid minerals as revenue earner?

For so many years, following the lead of the resources that came into the national treasury from oil and gas, the mining of solid minerals has been touted as the next big source of revenue. The memories of solid minerals exploitation, including tin and coal, before the discovery of oil provided some nostalgia about bringing back old revenue sources to life.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari assents to law protecting consumers

The Act establishes the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission as well as the Consumer Protection Tribunal to try violations.

Boko Haram: General Buratai honours FOI request, provides army’s expenditure

The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Tukur Buratai, has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to provide information on spending on military operations across the country, particularly in the Northeast.”
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP: Strike continues till federal government meets all our demands

Hope of ending the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) dimmed on Friday as the union declared that it would not call off the industrial action until the Federal government honoured all the agreements it entered into with it since 2010.

NAFDAC: Herbal, traditional medicine potential foreign exchange earners

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that sensitising herbal and traditional medicine practitioners on best practices would make the trade earn foreign exchange for the country.
President Buhari Launches APC Road Map for 2019 Campaign titled NEXT LEVEL in State House on 18th Nov 2018-6

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigerians, let’s move to the Next Level

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched his 2019 electioneering campaign yesterday in a grand style, presenting a document called the ‘Next Level,” of where he wants to take Nigerians.

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Education counsellor calls for consensus on 2020 WASSCE

Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

As the Oyo State judiciary commences its annual vacation, on Wednesday, based on the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2010 and other enabling laws, the placement of area of operations for vacation judges has been released for judges that have shown an intention to work during the vacation so that there won’t be a vacuum for time-bound cases.
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OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

For the first time in many years, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has confirmed Nigeria’s ability to cut its output from 1.7 million barrels per day, mb/d in May to 1.4mb/d in June 2020.

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
The Adamawa government has announced the passing of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umaru at the age of 68.

Adamawa governor flags-off distribution of fertilisers to Boko Haram victims

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has flagged-off distribution of fertilisers to 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram attacks in northern parts of the state.