Friday, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari’s Daughter Reunites with Family after Isolation

One of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughters, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, has reunited with the family after being in self-isolation for two weeks. Her mum, Mrs Aisha Buhari,

Omo-Agege Condemns Killing of Youth in Warri, Demands Thorough Investigation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the alleged gruesome killing of Joseph Pessu by men of the Nigerian Army enforcing the stay at home order

Breaking: Lagos Discharges 11 COVID-19 Patients

Lagos State Government has discharged another 11 coronavirus patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, after recovering from the virus.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made the announcement on Thursday noted

COVID-19: Oyetola Signs Osun Emergency Prevention Regulations, Violators Risk Six-month Imprisonment

In a bid to enforce the lockdown order with a view to preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the state, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, signed  Diseases (EmergencyPrevention) Regulations 2020.

COVID-19: Osun Records Six New Cases

Osun State Government on Thursday confirmed that six more Ivory Coast returnees tested positive for coronavirus. Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, confirmed that all the 127 returnees had been

COVID-19: Buhari Orders Prompt Payment of Salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly. Buhari gave the directive on Thursday

Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabian authorities have extended curfew restrictions on Islam’s two holiest cities to 24 hours to stem the spread of coronavirus. This was due to the fact that the number

Buhari Mourns Emir of Jere

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Kaduna State over the passing of Emir of Jere, Dr Sa’ad Usman. President Buhari urged them to find solace in

Buhari Hails Awujale of Ijebu Land on 60th Coronation Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, on his 60th anniversary on the throne. The respected monarch on Thursday becomes one of

Philippines Ambassador Dies of Coronavirus 

The Philippines’ ambassador to Lebanon, Bernardita Catalla, has died of coronavirus on Thursday, according to a statement.  Philippines’ department of foreign affairs in the statement said the official's death was

Dickson Calls For Synergy on Peace, Stability of the Niger Delta

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Tuesday, called on Ijaw leaders and people of the Niger Delta to work with government for peace and stability...

Home Grown School Feeding Program Receives Boost in Bauchi.

By Bashir Hassan,  Bauchi Bauchi State Government has    restated its commitment in domesticating the Federal Government The Home Grown School Feeding Programme HGSF.Governor Mohammed Abubakar...

Court Of Appeal Annuls APC Seat in Rivers House of Assembly

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, annulled the election of a member of the Rivers State’s House of Assembly, Mr. Andrew Miller...

APC North-Central Nominates Former Sports Minister, Abdullahi for Party’s Publicity Secretary

The North-Central geo-political zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has through a voice vote unanimously nominated former Minister of Sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi,...

Nigeria’s Break-Up Unthinkable, Not Possible – President Buhari Tells Separatists

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up to have a rethink.The President said this...

EFCC Arrests Illegal Oil Vessel at Point of Discharge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives have arrested an oil vessel off-loading products suspected to be Automated Gas Oil (AGO)...

Ekweremadu Advocates Staggered Primaries for Nigeria’s Electoral System

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, on yesterday advocated staggered or phased primaries by political parties to deepen the country’s democracy.Ekweremadu...

Shiite Members Protest Detention of El-Zakzaky at National Assembly

Members of the Shiitte sect also known as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) on Thursday barricaded ‎the National Assembly’s entrance protesting the continued...

8000 Security Men for Lagos Bye-Election

By Yemi Adeleye Mr Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said that no fewer of 8000 security personnel would...

Lagos By-Election: INEC Takes Delivery of Sensitive Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos on Thursday took delivery of sensitive materials for Saturday’s by-election in Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos...

Rivers Amnesty: Crime and Criminality on the Decline

Great Owhor, President of Ikwerre Political Forum, said  the granting of amnesty to militants and cultists had reduced crime and criminality in Rivers State.Owhor...

NGF Gets $2m Grant From Bill Gates Foundation to Boost States’...

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on Thursday in Abuja said it was going to assist the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) with a...

Reps to Reduce Powers of Court of Appeal President

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday commenced the process of conferring exclusive power to appoint chairmen and members of National and State Houses of...

Bukola Saraki’s Man, Bolaji Abdullahi, Emerges APC’s Spokesperson.

 Bolaji Abdullahi, a former Minister of Sports in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has emerged the new national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress...

‘Stop diverting attention to attacks on Elrufai’ – Group Tells Shehu...

The last may not have been seen of the raging battle between Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central and the party Excos at his...

ONDO PDP CRISIS: Poroye summons Mimiko,Jegede others

The last may not have been heard in the crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the faction...

Nyako Trial: FG Seeks to Tender Documents of Over 30 Bank...

The Federal Government on Wednesday sought to tender documents of over 30 bank accounts in evidence against former Gov. Muritala Nyako and seven others...

NNPC Boss Solicits Oba of Benin’s Support for Protection of Oil...

Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has urged the  Oba of Benin, Oba  Ewuare II, to...

Zungeru Hydro Power Dam : Bello Sets Up 24-Man Committee on...

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Wednesday set up a 24-man Committee on the compensation of communities that were affected by  the construction of...

Hausa Speakers in Nigeria Now 120m – Communique

The population of Hausa speakers in Nigeria has reached about 120 million, a colloquium has said.This was contained in a communiqué issued on Thursday...

DPR Urges Cooking Gas Retailers to Get License Before January 2017

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday urged retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (cooking gas), to get license before January 2017.Mr Etukudo...

Safe School Initiative Records Success in Adamawa, Yet to Take Off...

The Safe School Initiative has recorded some success in Adamawa with improvement in school enrolment in the state. About 800 students have so far been...

Electricity Consumers Decry Power Outage, High Bills in Malumfashi

Electricity consumers in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State have decried the epileptic electricity supply by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO). They told...

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production by 1.2mb/p, Exempts Nigeria

After seven hours of deliberation, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to reduce oil production by around 1.2 million barrels per...

Enugu State Council of NUJ Plans To Establish Library to Boost...

The Enugu State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has appealed to philanthropists to help the union to establish library in the...

Recession: Government Must Deepen Investment in Infrastructure, Agriculture- Expert

An Economic expert, Mr Leonard Ugbajah, says the quickest way out of recession was for government at all levels to deepen investment in infrastructure and agricultural development...

NCC Suspends Proposed Price Hike in Data Tariff

By Dayo Williams, Abuja. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended its proposed price hike in data tariff by telecommunications service providers, initially billed...

Senator Shehu Sani Goes Ballistic; Blasts Governor Nasir El-rufai.

In what seemed a continuation of the war of attrition between Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State and the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial...

Mrs Sally Mbanefo, DG, NTDC, Sacked.

The federal government has removed the Director General of Nigerian Tourism and Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo, from office.In a letter dated November...

Customs Chief Urges Experts to Develop Legal Framework on Border Insecurity

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali has urged experts from West and Central Africa to develop a framework, to address insecurity at...

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