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Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani, senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District Assembly on Thursday distributed  12,600 bags of NPK 20-10-10 fertilizer to seven Local Government Areas of her constituency. Seven LGAs representing the Central zone will have one trailer load of 600 bags each, while other 14 LGAs of the Southern and Northern Senatorial District will have 300 bags of the fertilizer each. Binani said the gesture is aimed at helping peasants farmers, stakeholders, elders...

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…Pardons payment defaulters from 2017 to 2019 The Lagos State Government, today, made several changes to the 2018 Land Use Law which generated lots of controversies in the last administration. The government cancelled 2018 Land Use Charge Law, reverted to pre-2018 land use charges but maintained the 2018 valuation, according to the Nation In a press conference, the Commissioner for Finance, Dr Rabiu Olowo said that defaulters of land use payment from 2017 to 2019...

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The United Nations has said a new version of Bob Marley’s iconic song, One Love, is to be released to support children badly affected by COVID-19. According to the organisationa in a report published on Thursday, the initiative is aimed at raising funds for that purpose, adding that the late musician’s family had given its blessings. The fundraising is coming amid warning by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that an additional 6,000 children could die...

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the African Action Congress (AAC) did not submit its nomination for Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election. The commission said that in spite of the access code provided, AAC did not make use of the dedicated portal designed for political parties for submission of nominations. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the...

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Some children on Wednesday urged government at all levels to give increased attention to their well-being especially in the areas of welfare, health and education. The children, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, stated that if supported and encouraged, they would make their families and the nation proud. They said that though they might not understand all the intricacies of COVID-19, they hoped the situation would be addressed to enable...

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The Kebbi State Government says it has received 83 additional Almajiri (Qu’anic education pupils) repatriated from Kano State. The development was made known in a statement signed by Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Media, in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. A copy made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the children were received by the Chairman of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, and also Commissioner for Health,...

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In a bid to cushion the hardship being experienced due to lockdown been imposed, Fulbe Development and Cultural Organization (FUDECO) in collaboration with Foundation for Refugees Economic Empowerment (FREE) has distributed palliatives worth millions of naira to about 250 vulnerable households in Jalingo the Taraba capital and environs. The items distributed include bags of rice and beans, vegetable oil, and other related food items. Hajiya Aisha Ardo, Taraba Chapter Chairperson of FUDECO, explained that the...

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Adamawa State Government has commenced repatriation of Almajiris back to their states of origin with the first tranche of  132   part of indigenes of Gombe State which is one-third of their population from two local governments of Adamawa. The decision-taking by the government is the sequel to the resolutions reached by the Northern State Governors’ Forum to end the menace of Almajiri syndrome and the need to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the...

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Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says samples of 600 Almajiri pupils repatriated to the state are being tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Badaru said the 600 pupils were part of the over 1,000 Almajiri repatriated from Kano, Gombe, Nassarawa, and Kaduna states. He explained that all the repatriated pupils would be isolated for two-weeks and tested for the COVID-19 before being released to their respective communities. “You’re aware that about 607 Almajiri were repatriated from Kano,...

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Amid Coronavirus surge,  Taraba state government on Monday rejected Almajiris that were evacuated from Nasarawa state back to the state as agreed upon by the Northern Governors. This situation spurred mixed reactions by human rights groups describing the rejection as ” uncalled for ” calling on the Federal government to intervene. The Almajirai reportedly arrived Jalingo from Lafiya, Nasarawa state capital on Sunday along with officials of Nasarawa state Ministry of Women Affairs, who had...

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