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Ebonyi commissioner resigns from Umahi cabinet

By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Commissioner for Intergovernmental Affairs, Hon Lazarus Ogbee, resigned his appointment under the current state administration on Friday.Ogbee's resignation was contained in a letter dated November 12, 2020, titled "Resignation of Appointment as Honorable Commissioner,"...

Ondo prohibits vehicles with unauthorized tinted windows, okada comercial

By Dayo Johnson, Akure Concerned about the high crime rate, the Ondo state government has banned vehicles with unauthorized use of tinted windows and commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada. The increase in the crime rate, such as kidnappings, murders...

Kwara Assets: Witness tells how he bought a government property in Kaduna with no C of O

... Says he bought it under duress … Panel issues subpoenas to six people By Demola Akinyemi An AbdulRahman Shuaib on Thursday recounted his ordeal before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Kwara State Government Asset Sales in Ilorin about how Harmony...

CSOs, natives, others request environmental audit of Ogoniland

By Agbonkhese Oboh Civil society organizations, community leaders from inside and outside Ogoniland, women leaders, youth groups, academia and rights groups from around the world gathered Thursday to commemorate the 25th memorial of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, with a call...

Judy Heumann will touch the lives of more than one billion people with disabilities – ERPDI

By Abayomi Adeshida, Abuja The president-elect of the United States, Vice President Joseph Biden, has been urged to consider the return of the world-renowned Humanitarian Administrator. Judy Heumann as Chief of the Office for International Disability Rights at the Department of...

Representatives consult BPP on social assistance package N22m, N57m for travel

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The House Public Procurement Committee on Thursday reprimanded the Public Procurement Office for a "frivolous" spending of N57 million on local and international travel and N22 million spent on welfare packages for staff during the Covid...

Kaduna partners with PAN, UNICEF and others to combat childhood pneumonia

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Kaduna State Health Commissioner Dr. Amina Baloni-Mohammed has said the state will partner with the Nigerian Pediatric Association, PAN, UNICEF and other stakeholders to combat pneumonia among children in the 23 local government areas of the state. Dr....

The Lagos government promises to settle pension arrears by 2022

The Lagos state government promised on Thursday to settle arrears of all pension payments by the end of 2022.Ms. Ajibola Ponnle, Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, made the pledge while delivering a keynote address at the...

1 in 5 COVID-19 deaths in Africa related to diabetes – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that nearly one in five deaths from COVID-19 in Africa is linked to diabetes, according to a study. The WHO revealed this in a statement issued Thursday from its Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville,...

Military airstrike kills terrorists in Sambisa forest

Defense Headquarters says Operation Lafiya Dole Air Task Force has killed several Boko Haram terrorists in an airstrike at their hideouts at Njimia and Dure in the Sambisa forest, Borno. The Coordinator, Defense Media Operation, Major General. John Enenche said...

Why alternative dispute resolution is useful for commercial disputes – Osinbajo

… ..VP assures foreign investors: The conditions for doing business in Nigeria are very competitive As part of measures to attract foreign investors, the Buhari administration is promoting the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and creating the necessary infrastructure...

Mines Ministry Discredits Claims About Governor Mattawale’s Alleged Gold Sale to CBN

By Gabriel Ewepu - Abuja The Mining and Steel Development Ministry on Thursday debunked claims about the alleged sale of gold by Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. This was contained in a statement signed...

Toke Makinwa loses legal battle with ex-husband, Maje Ayida

By Juliet Ebirim A High Court of the State of Lagos in Tafawa Balewa Square presided over by H.E. Judge Ogunjobi, on November 12, 2020, ruled in favor of fitness entrepreneur Maje Ayida in a defamation lawsuit against popular media...

Court Orders Toke Makinwa to Pay Ex-Husband N1m for Defamation

… Takeover bid to remove defamatory words from the book within 30 days By Onozure Dania Judge Olukayode Ogunjobi of a Lagos High Court seated in Tafawa Balewa Square on Thursday ordered On Air Personality (OAP) Omotoke 'Toke' Makinwa to...

Thanksgiving: Nigeria’s Glory, Dignity Will Be Restored Soon – Cleric

And Providencia Adeyinka LAGOS - Hope of Glory Christian Center general supervisor, Apostle Patrick Oyemike, expressed optimism Wednesday that Nigeria's glory and dignity would be restored, despite economic challenges and vices. He said this at the end...

FG supports digital ID for IDPs

Establish a digital innovation centerThe federal government has approved the digital identity for IDPs, IDPs and also the Center for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This followed a memorandum submission to the Federal Executive Council on a National Policy Project on...

“I feel sorry for the students, the teachers” – Reactions follow 8 months of ASSU strike

By Nwafor Sunday The reactions have followed behind the eight months of strike by the University Academic Staff Union, ASUU, in the country. The union went on strike in March 2020, following a disagreement with the federal government.However, the main problem...

El-Rufai denounces $ 1.5 billion lawsuit against Omokri, Odinkalu and others

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Kaduna State Governor Nasir El Rufai has filed defamation lawsuits against a former media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Chidi Odinkalu and other activists,...

Kaduna begins the verification of retirees

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Kaduna State Pension Office has started verification of payments for two batches of retirees and deceased persons under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).A statement issued by Professor Salamatu Isah, Executive Secretary of the Bureau on Thursday,...

The C’ttee representatives frown upon the allocation of N10m for the awareness of aviation personnel on the ICPC Law

The House of Representatives Aviation Committee questioned on Thursday the allocation of N10 million for the sensitization of the personnel of the Federal Ministry of Aviation to the Law of the Commission of Independent Practices of Corruption and Other...
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