Monday, February 15, 2021



Nigerian governors urged to emulate Zulum

The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has called on governors to emulate Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno’s exemplary way of appreciating and rewarding hard work, selfless sacrifice and commitment to service.

COVID-19: Anambra govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew as infections rise to 1,053

The Anambra Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew from Monday, Feb. 8, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Nigeria records 1,883 new coronavirus cases in one day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,883 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections,  bringing the total number of infected people in...

Air Peace receives new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft

The management of Air Peace says it has taken delivery of its first new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft from Brazil, expecting 30 more aircraft. Receiving the aircraft, which...

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...

Police uncover baby factory, arrest 10 suspects in Anambra

Police operatives of Anambra State Command have uncovered a baby factory and arrested 10 suspects linked to the factory.

Ebonyi tribal clash claims 40 lives — AESID

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID has claimed that no fewer than 40 people have been killed during a clash between between the natives of Effium, and Effium indigenes of Ezza extraction in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Effium mayhem: Gov. Umahi, Ohaukwu council boss must be probed – AESID

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, has called on the security agencies to probe Governor David Umahi and the chairman of the Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Clement Odah, over an alleged communal clash between the Effium and Effium indigenes of Ezza extraction, leading to the death of over 40 people.

Kano emerges lowest-performing state as FG disburses ₦123.348bn grants to states

The Federal Government has disbursed ₦123.348billion (USD324.6million) to 32 most performing states, with Kano State receiving the lowest amount of N1.710billion.

INEC to introduce new technologies during 2023 election – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said it was reviewing its adopted technologies for elections, with the view of introducing new ones to improve the conduct of the elections ahead of 2023.

Another Kano child kidnapped amid rescue of 7 more in Anambra, Enugu

A 9-year-old boy, Yusuf Nasiru of Kawaji Quarters in Kano State has gone missing, just as seven other kidnapped children from the state were found in Anambra and Enugu states.

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. 

Researcher calls for engagement of archaeologists in solving COVID-19 problems

Dr. Abidemi Babalola, Research Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, says governments should engage thorough breed archaeologists to meet the Coronavirus challenges.

Nigeria records 576 COVID-19 new cases

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 576 new infections of  the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via...

FEC approves N8.1bn for rehabilitation of roads in 10 states

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N8.1 billion for the rehabilitation of some roads across the country.

Kano Hisbah arrest 14 HIV-positive prostitutes, 29 others for selling alcohol

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 43 people for prostitution and illegal sales of alcohol substance at Kwanar Gafan vegetables market, in Garun Malam Local Government Area of the state.

Nigerian universities will reopen January, says Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says Nigerian universities will reopen by January 2021, suggesting that the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Activities in Nigeria Universities, ASUU, has reached 98 percent.

CBN revokes licences of 42 microfinance banks [Full List]

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has liquidated 42 microfinance banks in the country and subsequently revoked their operation licences. The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

Nigerians bought kerosene at higher price in November – NBS

The average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N353.38 in November from N352.93 in October, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says.

Buni mourns former Yobe Administrator, Dabo Aliyu

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe State on Monday expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Dabo Aliyu, the former Administrator of the state.

Nigerian doctors lament ‘stringent conditions’ in accessing CBN N100bn health intervention

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has decried the stringent conditions given by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for its members to access the N100 billion health intervention funds.

Over 17 Nigerian states pass laws against gender-based violence – Official

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development says more than 17 states have so far passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, Act (2015) in Nigeria.

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.

BREAKING: Matawalle mulls leaving PDP, says ‘I’m having very bad experience; happy for Umahi’

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is becoming hostile for its members, lamenting over his recent experience with his governor colleagues from the South-South region of the country.

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