Monday, February 15, 2021



Fire guts goods worth over N35m in Aba

A late evening fire outbreak on Thursday night gutted a three-storey building at No 74 Jubille Road, Aba, Abia, destroying goods worth more than N35 million.

Ebonyi auto crash clams 10 lives

No fewer than 10 persons were feared dead with two others seriously injured in a fatal auto crash that occurred on Ishiagu-Axis of the Okigwe-Afikpo highway.

Uzor-Kalu’s re-trial temporarily halted

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday temporary halted the re-trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzir-Kalu, on alleged corruption charges.

Nigeria records 1,624 new COVID-19 infections, 9 more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to...

Nigerian govt empowers 100 poultry farmers in Abia

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has distributed galvanised battery cages, point-of -lay birds and feeds to 100 small holder poultry farmers in Abia.

MSME: Online registration for accessing N50,000 grant begins February 9

The Ministry of State for Industry, Trade and Investment has announced that registration for the guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme and the general micro, small and medium enterprise, MSME, grant will commence on Tuesday, February 9.

Hoodlums kill police inspector, burn station in Abia

Some hoodlums attacked Umuoba Police Station in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia on Monday and killed a police inspector, the police in Abia say.

Aisha Yesufu to Nnamdi Kanu: ‘You’re Made-In-China Shekau’

Human rights activist and co-convener of #BringBackOurGirls Movement, Aisha Yesufu, has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, as a ‘made-in-China Shekau’.

EFCC wants Uzor-Kalu’s case transferred to Lagos as court adjourns until June 7

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the arraignment of Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, charged for alleged N7.1 billion fraud until June 7.

Police Service Commission promotes 20,356 senior officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 20, 356 senior police officers, the spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said. In a...

Kidnapped Kano traders regain freedom

The management of Kantinkwari Textiles Market has confirmed the release of 27 traders who were kidnapped on their way to Aba in Abia State.

27 Kano traders kidnapped

Twenty seven traders of Kantin Kwari Textiles Market in Kano have been kidnapped by gunmen on their way to Aba town in Abia State. DAILY...

233,000 candidates missed NECO exams due to #endSARS protests, to write in February – Official

The National Examination Council, NECO, says that 233,000 candidates who could not write the examinations as a result of the #EndSARS protests will join external candidates to write the examinations in February.

Nigerian Customs seizes N143.6m smuggled items in Edo

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Strike Force Zone ‘C’ has seized smuggled items worth N143.6 million in the zone, Abubakar Dalhatu, NCS Deputy National Public Relations Officer has said.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 – NCDC

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria surpassed 100,000 on Jan.10 after 1,024 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of infections to 100,087. 

Match Day 2 results in 2020/2021 NPFL

Following are the results of Match Day 2 fixtures in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, played on Sunday: Kano Pillars 2-0 Katsina United Heartland...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,074 new cases, 5 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 1,074  new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via...

South-South forum backs Akpabio over appointment of Sole Administrator for NDDC

The South-South Emerging Leaders Forum, SELF, has absolved the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, of any wrongdoing in appointing Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

NADDC/SIMBA trains Nigerian youths on tricycle repairs

The National Automobile Design and Development Agency, NADDC, in collaboration with the SIMBA Group of companies, has concluded the training of no fewer than 260 Nigerians on tricycle and motorcycle repairs and maintenance.

Senate to pass 2021 budget Monday

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced that the Senate will next week Monday, 21st of December, 2020, hold a special session to pass the 2021 budget presently before the National Assembly.

GITEX 2020: How Nigerian start-ups thrilled investors, showcased ‘problem solving’ innovations

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, is an annual event held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, UAE.

Abia governor suspends his Chief of Staff for ‘spraying’ money on Indabosky

The governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has ordered the immediate suspension of his Chief of Staff, Anthony Agbazuere. Mr Agbazuere has earlier appeared in...

FEC approves N117bn for construction of roads in Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Anambra, Enugu

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja,  approved N117.6 billion for the reconstruction of some federal roads.

COVID-19:  Nigerian govt to give N30,000 each to 4,500 transport workers in Katsina

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, SMEDAN, 4,500 transport workers in Katsina State with N30,000 each,  to enhance their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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