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Nigerian government to begin rehabilitation on part of Enugu-Onitsha expressway

The Federal Controller of Works in Enugu State, Olufemi Oyekanmi, said the ministry will soon begin the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Ugwu-Onyeama portion of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
11. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Nigeria records 121 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 121 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), taking the total number of infected people in the country to 162,762.

Official: No cause for alarm on Enugu-Onitsha expressway design

The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra State, Adeyemo Ajani, has said there is no cause for alarm in the design of Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and blamed indiscipline among motorists for the alarm raised on the social media.
Chief Executive Officer of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Mercy Yakubu, has denied plans to hold a sex party, threatening to seek redress over the demolition of her restaurant.

Police: No sex party at Asher Lounge in Kaduna

Police witnesses at the resumed hearing of the case pertaining to the Kaduna sex party, have told a Kaduna court during cross-examination that there was no sex party on the 27th December 2020 at Asher restaurant and lounge, Kaduna.

NEMA responded to 53 road emergencies in December

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that it responded to 53 road crashes in December 2020.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel (right) in an interaction with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State during a condolence visit by Governor Wike following the demise of former Governor , Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd., and State Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Obong Udo Ekpenyong at the Hilltop Mansion , Government House , Uyo.

Rivers governor commiserates Akwa Ibom over death of PDP, PANDEF chairmen

Wike described the death of the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Udo Ekpenyong and the Director-General of Governor Emmanuel’s two terms Divine Mandate organization and Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd., as a grave loss not just to Akwa Ibom State but the entire South-South region and the party which, he said, is Nigeria’s hope.
Lagos Airport – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

Lagos airport GAT records five million passengers in six months

The domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, known as the General Aviation Terminal One (GAT) recorded over five million passengers between July and December, 2020.
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Anambra governor postpones schools resumption by two weeks

Following the upsurge of coronavirus pandemic in Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano has announced the postponement of resumption of schools in the state by two weeks.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Napoli confirm Victor Osimhen will retake coronavirus test

Details of how Osimhen contracted the virus was revealed on social media as the forward did not follow Covid-19 rules when he celebrated his birthday on December 29, which he has apologized for.

PHED: Why blackout persists in Rivers communities

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company said five power towers were damaged by suspected vandals at the Elelenwo transmission substation in Obio/Apkor Local Government Area, plunging several communities in Rivers State into darkness.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos airport records 551,380 passengers in six months

The Murtala Mohammad Airport Ikeja domestic terminal One (MMA) recorded a total of 551,380 passengers movements with aircraft movements (landing and take-off) at 6261 between July and December 2020 from the reopening of the airport

FRSC commander identifies prevalent motorists’ offences in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe

Assistant Corps Marshal Adeleye, the Zonal Commanding Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Zone RS12, comprising the said states, stated this while monitoring the Mobile Court sittings going on within the Zone as part of an assessment of the ongoing Operation Zero Tolerance for Traffic Crashes 2020 (OZ-2020).
Mr. Orman Esin, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, has said the ‘Christmas Village’ generated more than N1 billion to the state economy since Dec. 1, 2020.

‘Christmas village’ boost Akwa Ibom economy with N1 billionn revenue – official

Mr. Orman Esin, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, has said the ‘Christmas Village’ generated more than N1 billion to the state economy since Dec. 1, 2020.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC says increased testing will help to understand coronavirus burden

The Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC, Mrs Elsie Ilori, made this known on Thursday in Abuja at a briefing by the Presidential Tasks Force on COVID-19.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

NSCDC: Abuja records less crime during Yuletide

Criminal activities declined across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs during the Yuletide, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Tuesday.
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NSCDC parades 9 crime suspects in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, on Monday paraded nine crime suspects arrested in the state during the yuletide.

New Year: FRSC deploys more personnel across states

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Sokoto State says it has deployed more personnel on the major roads within Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara major highways to respond to any emergency that may arised.
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Anambra government bans night club

Anambra Government has reiterated the ban on night club for one month to ensure safety of lives of its citizens across the state.
The building where the maiden edition of Kaduna sex party was to hold during the Yuletide, has been demolished by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planing Development Agency (KASUPDA).

Kaduna demolishes building scheduled to host ‘sex party’

The building where the maiden edition of Kaduna sex party was to hold during the Yuletide, has been demolished by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planing Development Agency (KASUPDA).

Prof. Iwu: We’re using Ebola experience to tackle coronavirus

Imo State chairman on Task force against Corona virus, Professor Maurice Iwu, said he is confident Nigeria will find cure to the COVID-19 pandemic applying the experience of Ebola virus.
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.

Governor Obaseki: Our strategy to tackle coronavirus second wave

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government’s strategy to tackle the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is to reduce the rate of spread and the disease death rate in the state.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: January will be tough – PTF

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that January 2021 would be tough in terms of managing the Covid-19 pandemic due to continued safety violations during the Yuletide.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigeria committed to entrepreneurship development

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Saturday, said the Nigerian government is committed to the development of entrepreneurship and made-in-Nigeria products.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Jigawa man foils kidnap attempt by fake NDLEA operatives

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested three kidnap suspects in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state, the command spokesperson, ASP Lawan Shiisu, has said.

SEC to launch incubation programme for fintechs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced plans to launch a regulatory incubation (RI) programme for fintechs operating or seeking to operate in the Nigerian capital market.
Kevin de Bruyne came on as a half-time substitute to lead Belgium to a comeback victory over Denmark which booked their place in the last-16 of Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Kevin De Bruyne inspires turnaround as Belgium book last-16 spot

Kevin de Bruyne came on as a half-time substitute to lead Belgium to a comeback victory over Denmark which booked their place in the last-16 of Euro 2020.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Badagry: Secondary school student shot dead in clash with rice smugglers

An SS3 student was shot dead during a clash between security operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) and suspected rice smugglers at Irosu village near Badagry on Saturday.