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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.
Governor Willie Obiano

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.
Governor Willie Obiano

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.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor charges state exco members to remain loyal

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has advised members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) to continue to remain loyal to his administration and not indulge in any acts of betrayal, in spite of the circumstance.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi charges state executive members to remain loyal

Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has advised members of the State Executive Council (EXCO) to continue to remain loyal to his administration.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police assures speedy release of abducted Imo bishop

The Police Command in Imo has assured family and friends of the abducted auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic Arch Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe, of his speedy release.

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Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.

SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

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Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Presidency: Exit from recession key indicator of sustainability plan’s performance

Nigeria’s prompt exit from recession is a key indicator of the success of the ongoing Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) approved by the Federal Government, the Presidency has said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
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LASU NASU, SSANU suspend strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, on Thursday suspended an indefinite strike over outstanding arrears of minimum wage and other demands.
Mr Israel Famurewa, Chairman, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says government will ensure merit and create a level-playing field for all applicants in the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.

Osun SUBEB chair: We’ll place merit above nepotism in teachers’ recruitment

Mr Israel Famurewa, Chairman, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says government will ensure merit and create a level-playing field for all applicants in the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.
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APC chieftain petitions party over non-inclusion in board appointments

Following the Non-Inclusion of Chief Nwaeze Prince among stakeholders for board appointment in Ebonyi state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain has written to the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party.