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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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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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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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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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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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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Deeper Life suspends principal over alleged molestation of Pupil

The management of the Deeper Life High School has suspended the principal of the school in Akwa Ibom State, Solomon Ndidi, over the alleged molestation of one of the pupils.Distraught mother of the junior student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro near Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Deborah Okezie had in a Facebook video which went[...]

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Don’t wait to see dead bodies to believe COVID-19 exist —NMA President

The President of the Nigeria Medical Association, Professor Innocent Utah, has said that Nigerians should not wait till they start seeing dead bodies on the streets before they believe that COVID-19 exists.He said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily Programme on Monday when he was asked to address the school of thought which says the[...]

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All loans approval for Gov Diri, legitimate, for the people — Bayelsa Assembly

THE Bayelsa State House of Assembly has explained that the loan approvals granted the Governor Douye Diri led administration are legitimate and tied to specific items on project interventions and development.The Assembly had in the last few months come under criticism over approvals of loan requests from the state governor.But the leadership of the Assembly[...]

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Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen tests positive for COVID-19

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has tested positive for COVID-19 after a routine test conducted on her and members of the family.According to a post on her Twitter handle @PaulineKTallen, the minister said she was asymptomatic but was advised to go for the test.The tweet stated: “Following interaction with individuals that later[...]

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Ikpeazu debunks defection rumour

Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has debunked rumours making the rounds that he plans to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party.Speaking during a state radio programme, The Platform, monitored in Umuahia last weekend, Governor Ikpeazu said he has not seen any reason why he should leave the PDP for any other party.Rumours abound[...]

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Amotekun debunks report of killing U.I student

Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, the Commandant of the Southwest Security Network in Oyo State, otherwise known as Amotekun, has debunked a report that its operatives killed a student of the University of Ibadan last Sunday.Olayanju said in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday that men of the Amotekun Corps had an encounter with a[...]

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Gov Fintiri signs Adamawa N140bn 2021 budget into law

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa on Saturday signed the state N140 billion 2021 budget into law.Speaking at the ceremony in Yola, Fintiri said that 52 per cent of the budget was for capital expenditure, while 48 per cent was for recurrent expenditure.According to him, the budget is the first of its kind in the history[...]

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