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LASG moves to criminalize infrastructure vandalism

Tribune Online LASG moves to criminalize infrastructure vandalism The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that it would enforce laws to stop damage to public infrastructure, especially roads. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, said this while taking questions from newsmen during the 2020 ministerial press briefing. The […]

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FG plans staggered re-opening of schools

Tribune Online FG plans staggered re-opening of schools THE Federal Government has revealed that it may stagger re-opening of schools across the country as it plans to roll out comprehensive measures for safety. Minster of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known on Wednesday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, […]

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Bauchi governor declares interest in payment of doctors entitlements 

Tribune Online Bauchi governor declares interest in payment of doctors entitlements  Bauchi State governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has declared his interest in working with all critical stakeholders for the improvement of the health sector as well as to reduce infrastructural gaps not only in the state but in the country in general. The governor […]

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Five suspects in police net over alleged murder of Sunday Ezra in Bauchi 

Tribune Online Five suspects in police net over alleged murder of Sunday Ezra in Bauchi  Five suspects have so far been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command in connection with the alleged killing of Sunday Ezra, a security guard with New Trafford Hotels and Suites, Bauchi. The arrests so far made is to help […]

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Rivers reviews 2020 budget downward by 48%

Tribune Online Rivers reviews 2020 budget downward by 48% The Rivers State Executive Council on Wednesday approved a downward review of the 2020 budget by 48 per cent in line with the present economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the state’s 2020 Budget has been reviewed by from N530.813 billion to N300.370 billion. […]

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COVID-19: Why Zamfara will accept almajiris expelled from other States – Gov. Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said he won’t expel almajiris from the State. Matawalle said he would welcome almajiris from other States with open arms. He disclosed that the decision was aimed at giving the children a sense of belonging and reduce the stigmatisation meted on the Almajiri Islamic teaching and learning in […]

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COVID-19: List of five States with highest cases in Nigeria as Kogi gets figure

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 389 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) This sums the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8733. According to the data from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, there are now 35 States, excluding Cross River, with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. The NCDC on Tuesday night […]

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Buhari Govt under fire over police clampdown on journalists

The Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has charged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to stop the Force from treating journalists as criminals. Giwa asked the IGP to end the impunity “because we are not under military regime.” He made the call while stressing that journalists […]

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) has reportedly emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the state governorship election. Ize-Iyamu emerged the APC candidate through a consensus arrangement on Tuesday night in Abuja and was presented by […]

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COVID-19: Confirmed cases now 85 in Kwara as police uncover eight illegal travel routes

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen to 85 in Kwara State, according to the latest update released on Wednesday. The total test done is now 1224, while the number of active cases has risen to 50. A total of 34 patients have been discharged, with 1083 negative tests recorded, 55 pending tests being awaited and […]

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COVID-19: Rivers Government reduces 2020 Budget by N230billion

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the review of the 2020 Budget in line with the present economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the State’s 2020 Budget has been reviewed by 48 percent from N530,813,357,619.00 Billion to N300,370,071,183.00 Billion. The State Commissioner for Finance and Supervisory Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, […]

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt clears air on June 8 reopening of schools, gives conditions

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has denied that schools will reopen on June 8. Nwajiuba, speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday, asked parents and guardians to disregard the rumours making the rounds. “June 8 school resumption date report is false,” he said. The minister […]

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Transfer: Real Madrid offer Man Utd four players to seal Pogba deal

Real Madrid have offered four players to Manchester United in a bid to finally land Paul Pogba, the UK Sun reports. The players include James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard. It is understood that Lucas Vazquez and Brahim Diaz could also be thrown in as a deal sweetener. Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has remained an admirer […]

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Five COVID-19 patients burns to death in hospital

Fire on Wednesday gutted a COVID-19 hospital in Bangladesh, killing five. The fire broke out in a makeshift isolation unit made for (COVID-19) patients in United Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh. Reuters reports that the fire service director, Zillur Rahman, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the inferno could not be immediately ascertained. Rahman stated […]

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Kogi records first ever cases of coronavirus

Kogi State in Nigeria’s North-Central has recorded two cases of the novel coronavirus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this Wednesday night. It was the first time that positive results were confirmed for Kogi since the outbreak in Nigeria – exactly three months ago. In its tweet, NCDC announced 389 new patients and […]

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Senate refutes allegations on padding of 2019 budget of NDDC

Tribune Online Senate refutes allegations on padding of 2019 budget of NDDC Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta) on Wednesday, denied the alleged padding of 2019 budget of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as alleged by Interim Management Committee (IMC) of NDDC. He also said that the allegation of having […]

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Makinde inaugurates squadron to combat Oke-Ogun criminalities

Tribune Online Makinde inaugurates squadron to combat Oke-Ogun criminalities Aimed at tackling herdsmen/farmers clashes, armed robbery and illicit activities especially within Oke-Ogun zone of the state, Governor Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 72 Police Mobile Force Squadron in Ago-Are, Oyo State. Speaking at the Ago Are temporary site of the squadron, Makinde said the […]

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COVID -19: Akeredolu lifts partial ban on religious activities in Ondo

Tribune Online COVID -19: Akeredolu lifts partial ban on religious activities in Ondo The Ondo State government, on Wednesday, lifted a partial ban on religious gatherings and activities in the state, just as it announced the death of the second casualty of COVID-19 in the state. Disclosing this during a press briefing in Akure, Ondo […]

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Obaship tussle: Court restrains govt from installing new monarch for Ekiti community

Tribune Online Obaship tussle: Court restrains govt from installing new monarch for Ekiti community A High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Wednesday granted an order restraining further action by the state government on the stool of Oore of Otun-Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state pending the determination of the […]