Plateau council chief urges governor to bring more development to his zone

The Chairman of Langtang North local government area of Plateau State, Ubandoma Joshua has urged the State Governor, Simon Lalong, to follow the footstep of his predecessor, Jonah Jang, and develop the southern zone of the State where Lalong hails from. The Chairman noted that Jang during his tenure developed the northern zone and Lalong […]

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Central bank chief, Kaduna governor flag-off N10 billion tomato company

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele, and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai, flagged-off a N10.25 billion Tomato company, in Kaduna. Mr Emefiele said that the massive Foreign Direct Investment by Tomato Jos, an American company was made possible by the economic diversification agenda of the present […]

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WHO chief says confident in China’s ability to contain virus, urges calm

The World Health Organisation’s Director-General has said he is confident in China’s ability to control and contain the spread of a new coronavirus, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. At a meeting with authorities in Beijing, Tedros Ghebreyesus said he approved of the Chinese government’s measures to curb the outbreak so far, according […]

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Gani Adams: President Buhari’s government tainted with nepotism

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has described the recent event that played out during the crusade for the establishment of operation Amotekun across Southwest as a blessing in disguise, pointing out that the Yoruba spoke with one voice in their efforts to make sure that the new initiative came alive. […]

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Second term: Miyetti Allah sends message to Governor Bello

The Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN), has urged Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi to continue to make security of lives and property a priority of his administration. The group made the call in a message issued in Lokoja on Tuesday to felicitate with the governor on his inauguration for […]

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Kano re-run: Police arrest 3 suspects for vote-buying, other electoral offences

The Kano State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects over alleged possession of voter cards and money during the January 25, national and state House of Assembly re-run election. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday in Kano. The House of Representatives and state […]

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Plateau govt confirms 7 Lassa fever cases, says no death recorded

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Ndam Lar, on Tuesday, said that the state had recorded seven confirmed cases of Lassa fever from November 2019 to date. Addressing a news briefing in Jos, Lar said that the state had 21 suspected cases but seven have been confirmed positive. According to him, eight other persons […]

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Global Fund offers Nigeria $417m to tackle Malaria

The National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme, NMEP, Dr Audu Mohammed, on Tuesday said Nigeria would get three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria. Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that Nigeria accounted for 25 per cent of Global Malaria burden. NAN reports that NMEP is responsible […]

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CISLAC sets agenda as NASS resumes session today

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has urged the National Assembly, NASS, to prioritise amendment of the Electoral Reforms Act to promote credibility and transparency in electoral processes. Auwal Musa-Rafsanjani, the Executive Director, CISLAC, made this appeal in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja as the NASS resumes plenary. He urged members of the […]

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Fashola orders articulated vehicles to vacate highway shoulders

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has ordered drivers of articulated vehicles and fleet owners to remove their vehicles from the shoulders of highways under construction. Mr Fashola gave the order on Monday in Lambata, Gurara Local Government Area of Niger state, while on a 2-day inspection tour of Highway projects in the […]

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