Nasarawa appoints first female CJ as former retires

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has appointed Honourable Justice Aisha Bashir as the first female Chief Justice (CJ) of the State.The appointment followed the mandatory retirement age of Justice Suleiman Umaru Dikko who bowed out of the service of the Nasarawa on Thursday in Lafia.Recalled that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria[...]

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2021: Ortom urges Nigerians to pray over security, economic challenges

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has called on Nigerians to work for peaceful coexistence of the country and pray for its leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari to enable it surmount the current security and economic challenges facing the country.The Governor in a new year massage in Makurdi by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase[...]

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New Year: Gov Akeredolu grants amnesty to 11 inmates

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Akure.According to him, Akeredolu also extended the grace to four[...]

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Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK honours list

Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in Britain’s traditional New Year Honours list after equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One world titles.The list recognises outstanding achievements in various fields including showbusiness, sport and politics, as well as the contributions of a larger number of everyday citizens.There are many awards this year for those seeking[...]

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President Buhari signs 2021 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.The president’s action followed the earlier passing of the bill by the National Assembly on Dec. 21 during an emergency session convened for the purpose of passing the budget.The signing of the budget is also in line with the president’s[...]

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APC set to take over South-East, says Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has assured the South-East that the All Progressives Congress has great benefits and reward mechanism lined up for the zone.Uzodinma said this during an end of the year meeting with leaders of the APC in the South-East.The meeting which held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, was to[...]

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COVID -19: Pauline Tallen self isolates as test returns positive

Minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen proceeded on self-isolation as she tested positive for Coronavirus in Abuja.In a statement issued last Sunday, she disclosed that the following interaction with individuals who later showed signs of COVID-19, she was advised by her medical team to undergo a test and self-isolate for observation over a few days.Her[...]

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China confirms first case of UK COVID-19 variant

China has confirmed its first case of a new coronavirus variant that was recently detected in Britain, health officials said.The new strain, which experts say potentially spreads faster than the original variant, has prompted travel restrictions on the UK by more than 50 countries — including China, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year.The[...]

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Ban on crossover vigil not anti-Christian —Ondo COVID-19 Committee

The Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 has said the decision of the government to place a ban on crossover vigil across the state was not about religion nor targeted at Christianity.The committee said the decision was aimed at strengthening public safety and strongly prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.The Chairman of the[...]

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Makinde suspends curfew for Oyo residents to observe crossover night

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, approved the suspension of the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on states by the Federal Government, saying that officials of the state’s Task Force on Covid-19 will ensure strict compliance to the guidelines and advisories during the Yuletide and after.The governor, has, therefore, directed[...]

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Ayade signs 2021 Budget of ’Bliss and Blush’ into law

Senator Ben Ayade of Cross River State governor on Wednesday signed into law the state’s appropriation bill which was passed by the state assembly on Tuesday.The budget tagged “Budget of Bliss and Blush” containing a total sum N281.7 billion estimate was tabled before the State House of Assembly on October 5 and after a ‘speedy[...]

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Argentine Senate passes abortion bill

Argentina on Wednesday became one of only a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, after hours of debate in the Senate.Hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions are carried out every year in the nation of 44 million, and pro-choice campaigners have long-urged authorities to put an end to dangerous backstreet terminations by legalizing[...]

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US Congressman-elect Letlow dies of COVID-19

A newly elected US congressman, Luke Letlow, has died shortly after testing positive for COVID-19.A Wednesday post on the Republican politician’s Facebook page read: “Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19.”The 41-year-old was admitted to the hospital on December 19 after testing positive.Three days later[...]

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Recession: FG must take responsibility, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has urged the Federal Government to develop a “clear” economic recovery plan capable of taking Nigeria out of recession.This was contained in a press statement by Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, titled ‘Ooni charges FG on economic recovery plan as he rejoices with[...]

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Ekiti labour to protest over minimum wage

The organized labour in Ekiti State has resolved to mobilise for protest in the first week of January to demand payment of minimum wage and consequential adjustment to public sector workers.Labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Council and Joint Negotiating Council rose from a meeting on Tuesday to insist on the payment of the[...]

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Court upholds INEC’s deregistration of AUN as political party

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, upheld the deregistration of Alliance for a United Nigeria, AUN, as a political party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the decision of INEC to deregister the party, was “unassailable”.It held that the[...]

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Insecurity: Benue bans use of motorcycles in three LGAs

Following the renewed insecurity in the Sankera axis in Benue State, the State Security Council on Tuesday banned the use of motorcycles in the area.The security council also banned illegal revenue checkpoints in some parts of the axis.Sankera axis comprises three local governments – Logo, Katsina-Alla and Ukum with Katsina-Alla as headquarters.In a statement by[...]

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Enugu Assembly passes 2021 Appropriation Bill of N169.8bn

Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2021 appropriation bill of N169.8 billion.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that passage of the 2021 budget followed the presentation and adoption of a report by the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Appropriation, Mr Ezenta Ezeani during plenary.Ezeani said that the budget estimate[...]

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Two FCT doctors die of COVID-19

Two more doctors have succumbed to the coronavirus in the Federal Capital Territory in the past two weeks, the FCT Administration has disclosed.It explained that a female doctor with the Gwarimpa General hospital, passed on two weeks ago while a private medical doctor died last week, bringing the total of doctors lost to the virus[...]

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Labour Party National Chairman, Abdulsalam, is dead

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, is dead.He died in Abuja after early morning prayers, on Tuesday.His closest friend and political associate, the former National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Peter Ameh, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone.He said, “I’ve lost a friend of several decades. He[...]

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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family has disclosed.Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his[...]

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I never called for a coup —Bishop Kukah

As reactions and counter-reactions continue to trail his Christmas message, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has denied calling for a coup.Bishop Kukah at a media conference with selected journalists held at St Bakhita Secretariat in Sokoto on Monday night urged Nigerians to get the accurate statement rather than relying on different lies[...]

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Reps back Trump, increase COVID-19 stimulus to $2,000

In a 275-134 vote on Monday, the US House of Representatives backed President Donald Trump’s demand for 2,000 dollars (N776,000) coronavirus stimulus cheque for American workers.The vote came barely 24 hours after Trump reluctantly signed the 900 billion dollars (N349.2 trillion) COVID-19 relief bill, which includes a $600 (N232,800) stimulus package.The president initially rejected the[...]

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Cross-over services: CAN directs Lagos churches to close by 11pm

The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has directed all churches in the state to close their cross-over services by 11 pm on December 31, 2020.The directive is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State CAN chairman, Bishop Steven Adegbite.It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government had ordered[...]

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