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Medical research institute begins free coronavirus testing from Monday

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has said it will begin free screening for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday 30 March, 2020. NIMR is a medical research institute established by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the research institute establishment act of 1977, to promote National health and developments. Professor Babatunde Lawal Salako, a Professor […]

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NLC – About 16 States started paying minimum wage

About sixteen states have completed negotiations on consequential adjustments and started paying the N30, 000 minimum wage to workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress has said. The states include Lagos, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina, Ondo, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Kaduna, Bayelsa, FCT, Anambra and Akwa – Ibom. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba disclosed this […]

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Nigeria launches a new visa policy

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, officially launched the Nigerian Visa Policy 2020 to support the attainment of a globally competitive economy for the country. This was contained in a statement by Mrs Grace Njoku, Chief Information Officer in the Ministry of Interior. The President, while performing the presentation at the State House, Abuja, said the initiative would attract […]

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LOCAL

FG to recruit more troops

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the federal government was planning to recruit more troops and officers to beef up the personnel of security agencies in order to contain the threats and security concerns in the land. Prof. Osinbajo said this while receiving clergymen from the Northern part of Nigeria under the auspices of […]

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Kaduna and Anambra confirm Lassa fever cases

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, yesterday confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the state. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, yesterday confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the state. She said the new case was that of a 34-year-old  male from Kajuru Local Government […]

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International

Federal Government reacts to US travel ban on Nigeria

The Presidency has reacted to the United States suspension of the issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerians. The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement Saturday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had established a committee, to be Chaired by the Hon. Minister of Interior, to study and address the updated U.S. requirements. Adesina said the committee […]

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LOCAL

No going back on IPPIS: Buhari to ASUU

President Muhammad Buhari has insisted that there is no going back on the directive that all employees of the Federal Government, including the Federal universities, must be enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali […]

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LOCAL

60,000 ghost workers detected through IPPIS – FG

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has disclosed that 60,000 ghost workers have been detected with the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). The minister made the disclosure while delivering lecture as the guest lecturer during the 29th convocation lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Minna Niger state. The […]

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Buhari confirms Adeniran as Surveyor-General of the Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Taiwo Adeniran as the Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGOF). Mr. Abu Michael, Head of Press and Public Relations, office of the SGOF, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja. According to Michael, the appointment was conveyed in a letter singed by Mr […]

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LOCAL

Court grants former Attorney General of The Federation N50m bail

former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) An FCT High Court in Gwagwalada has granted bail to former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN in the sum of fifty million naira (N50m). The judge, Justice Abubakar Idris, also ordered the former AGF to produce one surety […]

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