Palliatives: Buhari lauds Borno gov’s leadership style

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has applauded the leadership style of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.The President described Zulum’s humanitarian response including the provision and distribution of palliatives for internally displaced persons in the state as “exemplary, unique and selfless”.The Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri, made this known on Wednesday while[...]

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Lagos reopens schools, Monday, Nov 2

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2, 2020, while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1.Recall that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had the penultimate weekend, directed closure of all schools following[...]

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EndSARs: Ganduje reinstate aide suspended two weeks ago over attack on Buhari

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai suspended two weeks ago over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari.Yakasai on Thursday took to his Twitter handle @dawisu to appreciate all those who showed solidarity with him.“I wish to thank each and everyone that reached out to me, or sent[...]

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Fire guts hostel at Kano College of Nursing

No fewer than 16 rooms at the students’ hostel of the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery have been gutted by fire.The fire was said to have started during the Muslim evening prayer at about 6.20 pm on Wednesday on the third floor of Sa’idu Fagge hostel.It was gathered that the fire started from[...]

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LG Polls: Akwa Ibom orders closure of inter-state movement on Saturday

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has directed that all of the state borders be shut down from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020, because of elections into the 31 Local government councils of the state.Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem who announced this in a statement made[...]

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Wike signs Executive Order proscribing IPOB in Rivers

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State.He made this known in a statement by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor.Ebiri stated that the governor, in a broadcast on Wednesday night in Port[...]

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COVID-19: Ekiti junior workers to resume Nov 2

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Wednesday, directed all junior workers on GL 02 to 07 to resume work on November 2.Fayemi gave the directive in a statement in Ado Ekiti by the Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi.”The state government has reviewed the steps taken so far to contain the spread of the[...]

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Insurgency: Gov. Zulum donates N180m, foodstuffs to Civilian JTF

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has donated N180 million and 27,000 bags of grains to the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) assisting the military in the fight against insurgency.Gov.Zulum announced the donation on Wednesday in Maiduguri while addressing members of the CJTF.He also announced N50,000 welfare package for widows and scholarship for orphans of CJTF[...]

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Looting: Osun begins house-to-house search for stolen items

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has warned looters still in possession of stolen items to return them before the commencement of the house-to-house search by security agents on Thursday.Oyetola made this known while inspecting some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo.Oyetola, who said about 20 per cent[...]

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NURTW seeks disbursement of FG’s N10bn COVID-19 palliative

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has called for immediate the disbursement of the ederal Government’s N10 billion COVID-19 palliative for transport operators.NURTW National President, Prof. Tajudeen Baruwa, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.He commended the federal government for making such provision[...]

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4,000 beneficiaries to get CACOVID palliatives in Zaria —Official

The Coordinator, CACOVID Palliatives Distribution for Zaria Local Government, Malam Sabiu Sani, said about 4,000 poor and vulnerable people have been earmarked to receive CACOVID palliative in the area.Sani disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Zaria.The coordinator who is also the Permanent Secretary, Kaduna State Ministry[...]

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu okays full reopening of markets in Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non food markets across the metropolis.To this effect the markets are now to open daily.Recall that the markets were shut due to the outbreak of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic about eight months ago and subsequently, reopened partially[...]

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RCCG declares 30-day fasting, prayer for Nigeria

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has directed all members of the church to commence a 30-day fast and prayer for Nigeria.The RCCG Assistant General Overseer, Admin, and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan.According to Adeboye, the programme tagged, “Fasting and Prayer for[...]

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FG feeding about 300,000 pupils in Zamfara – Minister

A total of 282,529 pupils are currently being fed under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Zamfara, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, has said.The minister made the disclosure at a town hall meeting in Gusau on Monday.She said the scheme was being carried out in 1,759[...]

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No COVID-19 palliatives warehouse was looted in Ogun – Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, raised the alarm that there was a plot against him and other governors to paint them in a bad light.Abiodun said there was a burning desire to tarnish Nigerian governors image over the handling of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) palliatives donated to state governments.A number of[...]

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#EndSARS protest, looting of COVID-19 palliatives about 2023 -Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says the #EndSARS protest as well as the looting of warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives are about the 2023 general elections.Bello said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday which was monitored by The PUNCH.“I did say when COVID-19 came into this country that a few people are[...]

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COVID-19 palliatives: I forgive my accusers – Sadiya Umar Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, says she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor.She stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau on Monday in Gusau.“I am aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations against my person[...]

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NAFDAC blacklists Indian company for alleged drug falsification

For allegedly manufacturing falsified drugs for a pharmaceutical company located in Lagos, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has blacklisted an Indian company.According to the agency, the company illegally manufactured variations of ciprofloxacin tablets, instead of the approved formulation for export to Nigeria.The Director-General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, who made the[...]

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