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Renewed clashes: Cross River communities deserted

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Residents of Yabu and Ijegwu communities in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State have deserted their villages over renewed communal clashes. GIFTALWORLD gathered that the conflict was over a parcel of land between the two communities, ...Read more

COVID-19 situation getting worse – WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that COVID-19 situation is getting worse around the world. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a virtual news conference in Geneva on Monday that its highest daily tally of new infections w...Read more

COVID-19 palliative: CBN to credit successful applicants’ accounts within 48hours

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said all successful applicants under the COVID-19 Targeted Credit Facility (TCF), will have their accounts credited within 48 hours. This was disclosed by CBN Director, Corporate Communications Department, Is...Read more

COVID-19: Govt bans football viewing centres

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The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has banned football viewing centres from operating in the State. Akeredolu gave the order on Monday, while speaking at the weekly media chat at the Government House in Akure, the State capital. He exp...Read more

2023: Arewa youths react as Atiku’s son declares ex-VP will run for presidency

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The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has reacted to reports that Atiku Abubakar, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, will be running for the same office in 2023. One of Atiku’s sons, Abubakar Adamu had explai...Read more

COVID-19 just beginning in Nigeria – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has admitted that the country might just be starting to experience COVID-19. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this while speaking at the House of Representatives on Monday, when memb...Read more

Gov. Badaru lifts lockdown, opens all markets in Jigawa

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Jigawa State Governor Alhaji, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has lifted lockdown and ordered for the immediate opening of all weekly markets in the State. The Governor stated this during a press briefing at the Government House, Dutse, the State capita...Read more

Local rice at risk of damage over inter-state lockdown, stakeholder laments

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A stakeholder in the agriculture sector, Mr Retson Tedheke has lamented over the negative impact of inter-state lockdown on the distribution of rice and other commodities.Mr Tedheke who made this known in an interview with the Nation, lamented tha...Read more

Virtual courts: Lagos takes Fed Govt, National Assembly to Supreme Court

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The Lagos State Government has asked the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of virtual court hearings.Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the National Assembly are the respondents in ...Read more

ICAO issues new guidelines to restart air transport

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Global aviation regulator – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council has adopted a new report and recommendations aimed at restarting the international air transport system in alignment with global recovery.Council President ...Read more

N50m CBN grant for herbal medicine research, production

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Researchers into herbal medicines and vaccines for COVID-19 can now access N50 million grant from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).The CBN in the guidelines released at the weekend, said research activities will attract ?50 million, while develop...Read more

CACOVID lifts Oyo with N250m medical equipment

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The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative established to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, has donated N220 million medical equipment to the Oyo State Government.CACOVID also donated N30 million to the state government.The C...Read more

North’s CAN to Miyetti Allah: stop ‘provocative’ statements

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The North’s chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen, under the aegis of Miyetti Allah, to desist from what it called reckless statements that can fuel a crisis in the country.It ...Read more

Kaduna remains under lockdown, says govt

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The Kaduna State Government has disowned a document that has been making the rounds, stating that the Quarantine Law has been reviewed and that 12-hour lockdown is now in place.The document, which the government described as fake, claimed that the...Read more

PDP aspirants refuse to step down for Ondo deputy governor

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Governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State have refused entreaties by some leaders in Abuja to step down for Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi.The Nation gathered that Ajayi is expected to resign this week and pitch ten...Read more

I’m a serial governorship aspirant, says Anifowose

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The first female Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Ondo State, as well as a governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Jumoke Anifowoshe, has slammed her critics for tagging her as a serial governorship aspir...Read more

Nigeria can become wealthy if growth is spread, says Cardoso

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The Chairman of Citibank, Dr. Yemi Cardoso, has said a country can only prosper if there is enough ‘growth’ to go round.He spoke at the 1st Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Colloquium held recently via a teleconference to commemorate Interior Mi...Read more

NGE urges Fed Govt to save media from collapse

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has urged the Federal Government to save the media from total collapse.A communiqué issued by its President Mustapha Isah and General Secretary Mrs. Mary Atolagbe, on behalf of the Guild’s Standing ...Read more

Dangers of indirect primaries, by CSO

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The Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa has raised alarm over inherent dangers of conducting indirect primaries by political parties in Edo State.The group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Steve Adepoju, said: &ldqu...Read more

JAMB to fix admission cut-off marks June 16

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This year’s policy meeting of all tertiary institutions will hold on June 16, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said.In its weekly bulletin issued on Sunday, the the Board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benj...Read more

IPOB stirring global anger against Nigeria, says Presidency

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is plotting to stir a global apathy against Nigeria by falsely claiming that Christians are being persecuted, the Presidency said on Sunday.Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Pu...Read more

Decision on National Assembly Clerk likely Monday

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A new clerk of the national Assembly may be picked on Monday at the meeting of the leadership of the Federal legislature.The leading candidates, being the most senior management members are the Permanent Secretary Estate/Works/Procurement Olatunde...Read more

Count me out of Akpabio’s travails, says Omo-Agege

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Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has denied asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.He said he did not authorise a “fake” letter requesting the Act...Read more

Lawan: we passed Buhari’s $5.5b loan request to save 20m jobs

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The passage of the $5.513 billion loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari will save 20 million jobs, President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan said at the weekend.Dr. Lawan explained that the national Assembly did not give frivolous approval.He said ...Read more

Pope: stay vigilant about virus

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Pope Francis on Sunday said people should not let down their guard and assume that they are safe from the novel coronavirus now that infection levels are dropping in many Western countries.He gave the admonition during his sermon at the Vatican on...Read more

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