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Akwa Ibom: Governor asked for details of N3 billion COVID-19 expenses

Joe Effiong, Uyo The Forum of Civil Societies Organisation (CSO) in Akwa Ibom State has asked the State government to publicly show a breakdown of the N3 billion purported to have been spent on COVID-19 in the state. Governor Udom Emmanuel had said during a recent update on the COVID-19 in the State that the …
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Buhari to observe Eid prayers at home, urges Nigerian Muslims to do likewise

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, he will observe the Eid el-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid el-Fitr a little over two months ago. …
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OAGF central to implementation of FG’s public reforms – AGF

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris FCNA has posited that his Office is central to the implementation of the Federal Government public financial management reforms initiatives aimed at positioning Nigeria economy among the best by the year 2020 and beyond. He stated this when the Senate Committee on ICT led by its Chairman, Senator …
The Sun Nigeria.

Plateau: FRSC deploys 1,483 personnel for accident-free Eid el-Kabir 

Gyang Bere, Jos The Plateau Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Isaac Akporowho, has deployed 1,483 personnel to ensure a crash-free Eid el-Kabir celebration in the State. Akporowho, in a press statement signed by Route Commander Andrew Bala felicitated with the Muslim community and urged the faithful in the State to strictly …
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FCT police parade 24 for robbery, kidnapping, fraud, other crimes

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Wednesday paraded 24 crime suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping, fraud, car theft and other violent crimes in the city. The suspects – 23 males and one female – were found to be in possession of four locally made pistols, one dane gun, one revolver …
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Miyetti Allah sets up vigilantes for Fulani herdsmen

Fred Ezeh, Abuja Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH), has announced the establishment of its own private security outfit called Miyetti Allah Vigilantes nationwide in response to an alleged increase in attacks against the Fulani pastoralists. According to the group, the vigilantes would operate according to the constitutional provisions and legal requirements of …
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Reps allege plot to launch fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives from Southern Kaduna on Wednesday raised the alarm about an alleged plot by armed men to launch fresh attacks in the area immediately after the Sallah holiday. The minority whip of the House, Gideon Gwani, who spoke on behalf of the lawmakers at a press briefing, …
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Abia records first COVID-19 death

Ogbonnaya Ndukwe, Aba The Government of Abia State has said that it will continue to protect the identity of individuals that have contracted the dreaded coronavirus in line with internationally accepted protocols. This comes as it announced the first death of a victim of the disease in the State. The Commissioner of Information, Chief John …
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Kebbi procures N405 million fertilizers for 2020 wet season farming

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Government has procured N405 million worth of assorted fertilizers for the 2020 wet season farming. The Chairman, Sales and Distribution of fertilizers verification committee, Alhaji Abubakar Bello confirmed this on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi when presented the report of the committee to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, represented by the …
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Lalong signs revised 2020 budget into law

Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has signed the 2020 revised appropriation bill into law in unusual circumstances. The Governor noted that this is the first time the State is revising a budget mid-way into its implementation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lalong disclosed this on Wednesday while signing into law the revised …
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Police arrest teenager for allegedly raping two-year-old

  The Police in Adamawa have arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl in Jimeta, Yola. The command Spokesman, Sulaiman Nguroje, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Yola. Nguroje said the suspect (names withheld) lives in Jambutu Aso Rock in Yola North Local Government Area …

Report: Russian set to approve COVID-19 vaccine

Russia’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine will win local regulatory approval in the first half of August and be administered to frontline health workers soon afterwards, a development source close to the matter told Reuters. A state research facility in Moscow – the Gamaleya Institute – completed early human trials of the adenovirus-based vaccine this month …

USA’94 fallout: Westerhof sues Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

  Two former coaches of Nigeria, Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere are locked in a legal battle in far away Holland, over allegations of match-fixing during Nigeria’s USA ’94 World Cup campaign. Westerhof has sued Bonfrere for defamation of character and is praying that the Rechtbank Gelderland High Court in Arnhem, Netherlands should ask his …

World Bank loans Katsina, Kano, five others $500m for girl-child education

The World Bank Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $500m credit from the International Development Association for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas. The World Bank said the project would support access to secondary education and empowerment for adolescent girls in seven …

‘Nobody likes me’, says Trump of Fauci’s high approval ratings

…as US COVID-19 death toll nears 150,000 President Donald Trump groused on Tuesday about medical expert Anthony Fauci’s high approval ratings and joked that “nobody likes me” as he struggles to improve his standing with voters for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “It can only be my personality,” said Trump. Fauci, an infectious disease …

Lalong signs Revised 2020 Plateau Budget into law

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has signed the revised 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. The 2020 Budget was revised from N177,340,521,174.00 to N122, 848,822,913.00. Lalong, while signing the budget on Wednesday at the new Government House Little Rayfield Jos, said it became necessary because of the need to take care of the realities of …

Reps allege plot of massive attack on southern Kaduna after sallah

…Urge security to stop killings Members of the House of Representatives from Kaduna State have raised the alarm over plots of massive and coordinated attacks on the people and communities in southern Kaduna by bandits after the Id el Kabir festivities. The caucus consequently urged security agencies to rise to the occasion and ensure the …

Naira depreciation continues, falls to N473/$ in parallel market

  The naira depreciated further to N473 per dollar in early Wednesday morning trades in the Lagos segment of the parallel market, according to naijabdcs.com platform of the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON). This represents 50 kobo loss when compared to the closing rate of N472 per dollar on Tuesday. Cumulatively, …

Probing loans taken by FG could scare away investors – Amaechi

  The ongoing investigations of loans taken by the Federal Government could send the wrong signal to the lenders, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi has said. Amaechi made the observation at an investigative hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements in Abuja. He said the investigation could cause …

Lagos Marathon: 13-year-old girl wins brand new car

It was all smiles for the duo of Oyelade Sunday and Vera Yohanna Davou as they were officially handed their Kia Rio saloon cars having emerged winners in the 10km male and female races during the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Davou, a 13-year-old JSS three pupil of the Victory Academy High School, Jos …

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