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ANKARA Nigeria’s health authorities on Monday confirmed 13 new COVID-19-related deaths and 371 infections over the past 24 hours. This brings the tally of deaths to 1,982 with 138,502 infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. Meanwhile, the Nigerian government is encouraging citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine. On Saturday, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu […]

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former special adviser on media to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, has described his sack as an “honourable exit”. Governor Ganduje had sacked Yakasai for making a statement termed critical to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. His sack was announced by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on […]

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Kaduna directorate on Friday said it trained 6,513 youths and women on various vocational skills in 2020. Sani Maiwada, the State Coordinator, Alhaji Sani Maiwada, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Kaduna, that the training and empowerment was aimed at reducing unemployment rate in […]

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, said he has many libel cases filed against him by Nigerians. He spoke on Friday while featuring on TVC’s ‘This Morning’ show monitored by The PUNCH. Mohammed also said the Federal Government has not relented in its prosecution of politicians and former government officials charged with various […]

Some stakeholders in University education in Nigeria, on Thursday, warned against the proliferation of universities in the country, following Wednesday’s approval of 20 new private universities by the Federal Executive Council. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Benin, the stakeholders said there was nothing to justify the approval when the existing universities […]

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field. Some state governments in the region have made it a policy to negotiate with bandits to surrender their arms in return for amnesty after years of […]

A group within the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the Federal Polytechnic Bida (ASUP- Bida branch) has enjoined the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to ignore the call by some ASUP unionists that an acting rector is appointed for the crisis-ridden institution before February 15, 2021. The group described the call by […]

Two persons have been feared died in a fresh bandit attack in Dundu Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Nation had reported three of clashes between Irigwe natives of Miango and herders in Duste, Bassa Local Government left over 12 persons dead and several injured.The Dundu attack occurred on Wednesday evening, SOURCE:THE […]

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State on Thursday 4th February 2020 revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his polling unit in Ajikamai, Shendam LGA of Plateau State.   Governor Lalong who registered alongside his wife Mrs. Regina Lalong and daughter Stephanie decribed the process as another great opportunity for members […]

Johnstone Kpilaakaa, Jos – Nigeria. Odinaka Kingsley Obeta, a graduate of the University of Jos’ department of Medical Laboratory Science has been appointed by the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led African Leaders Malaria Alliance as one of the youths to serve on the 11-Member Youth Advisory Council to the ALMA. Mr Obeta took to his Facebook page […]