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  • Tackle insecurity for national growth, CAN tells FG

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter – Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has called on the Federal Government to tackle insecurity, saying it is hampering the progress of the nation.

  • 87% of Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank

According to recent reports by the World Bank, the North accounted for 87 percent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country.

  • Minimum wage: FG suspends salary review

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government will no longer review workers’ salaries as earlier promised, Ngige said wage review had been put on hold.

  • Power sector loss hits N1.7trillion ……Reps want emergency declared

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that the entire market participants in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) recorded a total of N1.7 trillion tariff-related shortfall between 2015-2019.

  • Reps query NECO over unremitted N6.6bn

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has queried the National Examinations Council, NECO, over a sum of N6.6 billion that was allegedly not remitted into the nation’s treasury.

  • Oyo suspends 13 headteachers, others over illegal fees.

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school headteachers, two assistant headteachers and a classroom teacher for extortion and various misconduct.

  • Ogun conducts CBT for prospective teachers

Ogun State Government has organized Computer Based Test for prospective Teaching jobs at the Primary Schools across the state.

  • ECOWAS constitutes committee on Nigeria’s land borders closure

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbors.

  • More Cameroonians flee into Nigeria over violence

About 8,000 people have fled into Nigeria from Cameroon in the last two weeks to escape clashes between the security forces and armed separatists in the latter country.

  • B’Haram leaders killed as NAF jets bombard Sambisa forest

Key Boko Haram leaders have been killed as Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa forest in Borno State.

  • Insecurity: IGP briefs Senate on Community Policing

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday morning appeared before the Senate at plenary.

  • South-West govs to write IG for Gun license – Amotekun personnel

There were indications on Sunday that the South-West state executive councils would on Wednesday discuss the bills on Amotekun corps. It was gathered that a security network agency would be established in each state to oversee the Amotekun corps.

  • Beating Amotekun officers attracts N.25m fine, jail term

Assaulting an Amotekun officer will attract a fine of N250,000 or a prison term of one month or both. However, an Amotekun officer cannot be sued for whatever he does in the course of duty but only what he does in his personal capacity.

  • Amotekun: Recruitment forms ready next week, says Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has said the recruitment forms for the Operation Amotekun outfit will be ready next week.

  • Sultan rubbishes Operation Shege Ka fasa outfit

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has berated northern elites for allowing some youths to float “what they called Operation Shege Ka Fasa, urging them to caution the youths immediately.

  • We’re Not Going Back On Okada, Keke Ban – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says it will not reverse the ongoing enforcement of its Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018, which restricts the operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada and tricycles, popularly known as Keke NAPEP in 15 local councils across the state.

  • Alleged N135bn fraud: Fed Govt accuses Ifeanyi Ubah of evading service

A Federal High Court in Lagos adjourned till April 2, 2020, the arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah for alleged N135bn fraud.

  • Amokachi named Football Ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Nigerian international footballer, Daniel Amokachi, as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

  • PDP receives Supreme Court judgment, insists on Imo

On Thursday The Peoples Democratic Party said it received the judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo and declared the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri, and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as the winners of the November 16, 2019 election.

  • INEC declares PDP’s Douye Diri winner of Bayelsa governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, as the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election.

  • WHO — Killer coronavirus may pose a greater global threat than terrorism

The deadly coronavirus outbreak is the ‘worst enemy you can ever imagine’ and more of a threat to humanity than terrorism, the World Health Organisation warns.