Saturday, February 20, 2021



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.

Buhari salutes sacrifices of 20 frontline doctors who died of COVID-19, mourns Ajakpo, Nkanga

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of 20 doctors reportedly killed by COVID-19 in the country, saying the welfare of frontline medical workers...

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.

Gender violence: 1 in every 3 Nigerian women is a victim – NGO

Queen Chigbo, the Executive Director of Phew Foundation International, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, says one out of every three Nigeria women is a victim of gender-based violence.

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,...

NJC retires Yobe Grand Khadi, Osun High Court judge for age falsification

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended the compulsory retirement of the Grand Kadi of Yobe, Shu’aibu Talba and Justice Abdulkareem Abdulrasaq, a judge...

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.

Piracy: Nigerian Navy expecting 2 warships in 2021 – Official

The Nigerian Navy will take delivery of two warships in 2021 in an effort to boost operations in the nation’s territorial waters.

NiMet predicts 3-day sunny, hazy weather conditions from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted sunshine and hazy weather conditions from Monday to Wednesday across the nation. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday...

COVID-19: NCDC records 617 new infections, total now 72,757

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 617 new infections of the COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC made this known on its...

COVID-19: Nigeria’s unemployment may rise by 30% — Expert

An oil exploration expert, Dr Layi Fatona, says amid the economic downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment market in Nigeria may rise to 30 per cent in the future.

Nigerian troops destroy more illegal refineries, impound stolen products – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operations Delta Safe, AWATSE and others have sustained the fight against economic sabotage to secure critical oil infrastructure in the South-South and South West zones of the country.

Niger Delta militants who bombed oil pipelines in Bayelsa make 5 demands to Nigerian govt

A newly formed coalition of 36 militant groups in the Niger Delta region, Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, CEND, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, has issued six demands to the Federal Government.

Strike: ASUU divided over Nigerian govt’s offer 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, branches are divided over whether to accept the Federal Government’s offer and call off their eight-month-old strike.

Gbajabiamilia gives 2-day ultimatum to committees on 2021 budget reports

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamilia has directed committee chairmen to submit and defend their 2021 budget reports on or before Thursday, Nov. 26.

Court convicts ex-Access bank staff over N9m fraud

The Federal High Court, sitting in Asaba, Delta State has fixed November 30, for sentencing of Onus Amahian, a former staff of Access Bank who was prosecuted on a 25-count charge.

IGP directs launch of police anti-cultism campaign in Edo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the launch of the Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices, POCACOV, in Edo State, a statement from the POCACOV National Coordinator, Ebere Amaraizu, said.

Police Brutality: Buhari welcomes establishment of Judicial Panel of Inquiry by 13 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the establishment of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry by 13 States of the federation to investigate cases of police brutality and bring justice for victims across the country.

Omo-Agege condemns killing of policeman during #EndSARS protest

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the reported killing of a policeman in Ughelli, Delta.

Buhari inaugurates rail line named after Goodluck Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 326 KM Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation as well as the ancillary facilities yard, at the recently named Goodluck Jonathan Railway Complex in Agbor (Owa-Oyibu), Delta.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over Bullion Van robbery in Ebonyi 

Police detectives have arrested seven suspected armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

Vessels conveying fuel, others expected at Delta ports — NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says nine vessels laden with fuel and other items are expected at the Delta ports.

13 vessels laden with fuel, others expected at Delta ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says 13 vessels laden with petrol, diesel, frozen fish and other items are being expected at the Delta ports.

Okowa congratulates Diri at 61

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Thursday, congratulated his Bayelsa counterpart, Sen. Douye Diri, on his 61st birthday anniversary.

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