Borno to close IDP camps in 2021 —Gov Zulum

      Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, said on Saturday the state government planned to close down all its Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps before May 29 next year. Zulum, who disclosed this in a keynote address at the formal launching of the 25-Year Development Framework for the State, urged the existing 192 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Borno …

Borno to close IDP camps in 2021 —Gov Zulum

      Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, said on Saturday the state government planned to close down all its Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps before May 29 next year. Zulum, who disclosed this in a keynote address at the formal launching of the 25-Year Development Framework for the State, urged the existing 192 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Borno …

Military airstrike kills several bandits in Kaduna forest

The Defence Headquarters has claimed victory over some bandits using Kwabiambana Forest area in Kaduna State as hideout. It noted that the nefarious operations of the bandits, who also engage in cattle rustling, were disrupted by the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike of the military. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement on Saturday …

Covid-19: Don’t return home for Christmas – PTF advises Nigerians abroad

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has advised Nigerians in diaspora against coming home for Christmas celebration. The task force noted that there would be testing and compulsory seven-days isolation for those abroad planning to come to Nigeria in the festive season. National Coordinator of the PTF on Covid-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu made the appeal Friday during the weekly …

Sanwo-Olu launches Nigeria’s ‘first assembled electric car’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday participated in the official launching of what has been described as Nigeria’s first assembled electric car. TheNigeriam gathered that the electric car, named ‘Hyundai Kona’, was assembled by Stallions Automobile factory. In his remarks at the launch, Sanwo-Olu said the state government will provide charging points for electric cars, and continue to partner …

Senate commends Buhari for assenting to Banks, Financial Institutions Act 2020

The Senate on Saturday praised President Buhari for endorsing the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020. Media Committee Chairman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, said the assent has effectively repealed the 1991 edition. He expressed hope that the Act will rejuvenate the financial system and enhance the development of the economy. “The work which has gone into the passage of this …

Obaseki re-appoints Osarodion Ogie as SSG, defers other appointments until 2021

Edi State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has reappointed Osarodion Ogie as the Secretary to the State Government. The governor announced the appointment on Saturday via his Twitter handle. “I have approved the appointment of Osarodion Ogie Esq., as Secretary to the State Government,” the governor tweeted. While noting that the SSG’s selection is the only appointments to be made, for now, …

Why we approved ‘slight increase’ in petrol price — NNPC

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed the reason for what it described as “slight increase” in the ex-coastal price and ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol. The corporation made the disclosure on Friday in a statement issued by its spokesman, Kennie Obateru. According to Obateru, the “slight increase” in the price of petrol is …

Musa, Iwobi apologise to Nigerians over Sierra Leone draw

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has apologised to fans following their shock 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Benin. The Eagles were shocked on Friday evening when the visiting Leone Stars fought from four goals down to draw 4-4 and pick a point from the encounter. A brace from Alex Iwobi and …

Scores of secret service agents down with COVID-19 after campaign trips with Trump

  The US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the White House, has been struck by an outbreak of COVID-19, US media reported Friday. The Washington Post said that more than 130 Secret Service agents were infected by coronavirus or in quarantine due to contact with infected people. The outbreak came after numerous agents traveled to …

10-year-old comedian Emmanuella builds house for mum

Young comedian Emmanuella Samuel has built a house for her mother. The 10-year-old shared pictures of the new structure and the dedication on Instagram. “I built this for you mom. For all the prayers, all the encouragement and support. Mummy I know you said you want a portable house and this is it,” she wrote on Saturday. “But forgive me …

Scores of Secret Service Agents Infected with COVID-19 After Campaign Trips with Trump

The US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the White House, has been struck by an outbreak of COVID-19, US media reported Friday. The Washington Post said that more than 130 Secret Service agents were infected by coronavirus or in quarantine due to contact with infected people. The outbreak came after numerous agents traveled to campaign …

Why we imposed tax on every loaf of bread – Kogi govt

The Kogi State Government has said it imposed a tax on every loaf of bread and confectionery sold in the state to encourage local producers. The reason for the action, which has generated so much public outcry, was given on Friday, November 13, by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo. According to Fanwo, the government did so …

Biden solidifies U.S. election win, Trump says ‘time will tell’ if he stays in power

  U.S. President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory on Friday by winning the state of Georgia, and President Donald Trump said “time will tell” if another administration takes over soon, the closest he has come to acknowledging Biden could succeed him. Edison Research, which made the Georgia call, also projected that North Carolina, the only other battleground state with …

#EndSARS: Conspiracies against Buhari, Nigeria will continue to fail – Bishop Garuba

Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility. Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day 2 of the ongoing 21 Days Special Prayer and Fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP). Bishop Garuba, NIFROP’s National Coordinator, noted that …