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Nigeria: Govt Tightens Security At Lagos Airport to Combat Breaches

The federal government has introduced new security apparatus to further secure the nation’s busiest gateway, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The government, in response to reports of incessant security breaches, has introduced different layers of security fortification to protect the airside and landside of the airport. Presently, the federal government has already acquired […]

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Nigerians Won’t Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine – Govt

The federal government said yesterday that the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered on Nigerians free of charge when vaccination begins. National coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this on Channels TV’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, monitored in Abuja yesterday, said through the GAVI arrangement, there was the […]

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Nigeria: Govt Declares Holidays for Christmas, New Year Celebrations

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 25, Monday 28 December 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed on Wednesday by the […]

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Nigeria: ASUU Suspends Strike After Nine Months

ASUU says it has suspended the nine-month-old strike while it monitors the compliance level of the federal government. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday said it has conditionally suspended the strike action it embarked on since March over the backlog of unmet agreements between its members and the federal government. The union […]

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Nigeria: ASUU Suspends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,has finally suspended its strike. The union announced the suspension of the 9-month old industrial action at a press conference held Wednesday morning in Abuja. ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who led other National Executive Committee of the union to the event where he made the announcement, explained that […]

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Nigeria: Implementation of Child Protection Law to End Abuse

The Kaduna State government appears poised to end child abuse in the state. Following the rejection of the Child’s Right Act 2003, the state came up with its version by enacting the Kaduna State Child’s Welfare and Protection in 2018. John Shiklam writes on the recent collaboration with UNICEF to train stakeholders on the implementation […]

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Nigeria: DSS Alleges Bombing Plot During Yuletide

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over the “plot to bomb some places” during the Yuletide. In a statement yesterday, the agency asked Nigerians to be on the alert, saying it is taking steps to prevent attacks nationwide. The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, however, advised those planning to disrupt public peace […]

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Nigeria: BUA, Chinese Firm Sign Pact to Build U.S.$1.05 Billion Cement Plants

BUA Cement Plc has signed an agreement with Sinoma CBMI of China for the construction of three new cement plants of three million tonnes each per annum in Edo, Sokoto and Adamawa States. The nine-million tonnes combined capacity expansion project, estimated to cost about $1.05billion, is slated to be completed by the end of 2022. […]

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Nigeria: Reopened Borders Could Still Be Shut If Need Be, Presidency Warns

The presidency yesterday said the federal government could close the borders again if there is any to do so. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known while speaking on a live television programme. He said the government was still studying activities at four of the nation’s land […]

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Nigeria: Covid-19 – Our Health System Can’t Bear Major Outbreak – Govt

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, yesterday, said that the country’s health system is fragile and may not withstand the effect of a major outbreak of the pandemic or other infections. This came as President Muhammadu Buhari extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 till the end […]

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Nigeria: Farmers/Herders Clash – We Need to Stop Herdsmen From Roaming Around – Garba Shehu

SENIOR Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said yesterday that there was need to stop herdsmen from roaming all over the country to prevent clashes with farmers. Shehu spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme. The presidential spokesman was responding to the allegation that President Muhammadu […]

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Nigeria: Lafia Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Centre Staff Tests Positive for Covid-19 – Official

Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, says some staff of thet Infectious Diseases Diagnostic and Research Development Centre, Lafia, had contracted the COVID-19 pandemic. Akabe, also the Chairman of the Nasarawa COVID-19 taskforce, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after meeting with the management of the centre on Tuesday in Lafia. “Unfortunately, even a […]

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Nigeria: Seplat Petroleum, Waltersmith Refinery Sign Crude Purchase Agreement

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, has signed a Crude Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited. In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Seplat stated: “The CPA is for the supply of between 2,000 and 4,000 bopd from existing working-interest production from the Ohaji South Field within OML53, for Waltersmith’s new 5,000 bopd modular refinery […]

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Nigeria: Assembly Passes 109.6bn 2021 Budget for Ekiti

The Ekiti State’s House of Assembly has passed the state’s 2021 Appropriation Bill of N109.6 billion into law. The bill, which was passed yesterday, was presented to the House by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on October 27. The passage of the N109.6 billion budget, with the theme “Budget of Recovery and Economic […]

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Nigeria: ASUU to Announce Outcome of Negotiations Today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it will address a press conference on the outcome of its negotiations with the federal government today (Wednesday). THISDAY gathered that the union plans to use the opportunity to formally make a statement suspending its nine-month-old industrial action, as well as give details of the […]

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Nigeria: FCT Records 76,8% Pass Mark in 2020 BECE

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has revealed that junior secondary school students in the territory who sat for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) had a 76.8 per cent success rate. The acting Director, Administration and Finance of the FCT Education Secretariat, Mallam Leramoh Abdul Razak disclosed this at the secretariat’s 2020 annual media […]

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Nigeria: Govt Targets U.S.$200 Million Yearly Revenue From NPDC Gas Facility

The federal government said yesterday that the Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) processing and dispensing plants in Ologbo, Edo State, would generate $200 million in annual revenue into the country’s coffers. “The lean gas can generate at least 267 megawatts of power per day and also ensure feedstock to gas-based […]

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Nigeria: Govt to Close Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for Repairs

The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints. Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the shutdown will take effect from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Tuesday. He added that […]