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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters hold placards to show their support and welcome the new National Unity Government found by ousted NLD legislators and call to continue strike from traditional new year in Myanmar, in Yangon, Myanmar, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/

Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end...

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve the turmoil triggered a by a Feb. 1 military coup and they should not recognise the junta, a unity government official said.
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NEMA visits Kwara community ravaged by storm

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has visited Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara to access the damages caused by a storm that ravaged the town and its environs on Tuesday.

Abuja chamber seeks presidential commission on cryptocurrency policy

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called on the Federal Government to immediately set up a Presidential Commission on Cryptocurrency in view of recent developments in the digital and Cryptocurrency space in Nigeria and internationally.
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Four soldiers, others dead as terrorists attack military base in Borno

Suspected armed Boko Haram terrorists on Friday invaded a military base in Kamuya village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, leaving four soldiers and many terrorists feared dead, sources have said.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

JUSUN strike: NBA directs members to ‘visit’ state governors

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its branch chairmen nationwide to lead “visits” to government houses in their states over the 36 governors’ alleged unwillingness to implement judiciary’s financial autonomy.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

Uber, Bolt drivers threaten strike on Monday

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday.
Desire Oparanozie scored the opening second-half goal to earn Dijon a 3-1 comeback win against Fleury 91 in Saturday's D1 Arkema encounter.

Desire Oparanozie scores for Dijon against Stade Reims

Desire Oparanozie was on the scoresheet despite Dijon bowing 2-1 to Stade Reims in Saturday’s French D1 Arkema encounter.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC, PDP bicker over expected ‘defection’

All Progressives Congress (APC) Akwa Ibom State has raised an alarm alleging that the ruling PDP in th estate has purchased a trailer- load of brooms to stage a fake defection of their members to PDP

Ogun pharmacists boycott NMA, NAMM strike action

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, has said its members are not joining the strike action embarked by the Nigeria Medical Association in the state over the incessant kidnapping of health workers.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor urges citizens to provide intelligence reports to security agencies, government

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has again advised people of the Eastern flank of the state and other parts of Sokoto State who have been inundated by the violence of cross border marauders to shed their lethargy and provide timely as well as actionable intelligence to security operatives in order to checkmate the activities of bandits in the area.

Police take over venue of Yoruba self-determination rally

The police have taken over Mapo Hall, Ibadan the venue of the rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, at the White House, Washington, U.S., April 14, 2021. Andrew Harnik-Pool via REUTERS

US asks Brazil for ‘immediate’ action on Amazon

The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil’s renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change.
A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Maritime workers suspend strike

After a meeting with the executive secretary of NSC, Barr. Hassan Bello, yesterday in his office, the president general of MWUN, Com. Adewale Adeyanju, warned other multinational companies in the maritime sector to desist from bringing in expatriates from Benin Republic, Ghana and other West African countries to takeover jobs meant for Nigerians.
2. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Alex Iwobi: NFF hoping to woo Ebere Eze, Sheyi Ojo for Super Eagles

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he’s delighted with the move by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get players of Nigerian descent to the senior national team.

INEC trains heads of electoral operations on PUs expansion

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday commenced training of its heads of Electoral Operations across the 36 states and the FCT on modalities for the expansion of Polling Units (PUs).
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP to sustain current engagements with Nigerian government

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said it would continue to dialogue with the federal government until a lasting solution is found to the challenges in the nation’s tertiary institutions and its ongoing nationwide strike is called off.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest woman for ‘poisoning’ three-year-old stepson

The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 29-year-old woman, Nnenna Egwuagu, for the alleged murder of her three-year-old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu.

EFCC vows to check fraudulent activities in housing sector

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made compulsory membership of the Real Estate Developers Association (REDAN) for all real estate players as part of effort to check fraudulent activities in the housing sector.

Striking judiciary workers to hold nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) says it will hold a nationwide peaceful protest on April 19 to further press home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA boss: Why we’re going after illicit drugs’ production labs

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has justified the agency’s offensive action against illicit drugs’ production laboratories and farms.
AfBA’s President, Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo, who made the call in a World Press Conference in Lagos, said the continued detention of Saab since June 2020 for possible extradition to the United States, violated settled global diplomatic virtues and statutes, as contained in the Vienna Convention.

AfBA restates commitment to rule of law in Africa

The African Bar Association, AfBA has restated its commitment to upholding the rule of law in Africa saying that the continent cannot progress if some countries continue to disregard the judgment of regional courts.

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Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.

Delta 2023: PDP guber ticket hasn’t been zoned – Ijaw group

As politicians strategise over the next general elections, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG), an emerging political organisation in Delta State, has said that the state’s governorship ticket has not been zoned or reserved to any senatorial district.

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Julian Nagelsmann has denied being in line to replace Hansi Flick at Allianz Arena, insisting there are no talks between me and Bayern Munich.

Lothar Matthaus: Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich

Lothar Matthaus is convinced RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO, TIG urge more participation in tradditional sports

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and TIGGymnastics have called for more participation in traditional sports in the country.

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Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe unemployment registration opens for NCE, diploma holders

In continuation of his commitment to tackling youth unemployment, create jobs and harness the vast potentials of youths towards productive activities, Governor Muhammadu Yahya has directed the commencement of registration of holders of National Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter wants God-fearing winner

Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, daughter of deceased Dr Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s vice-president (1979 – 1983) wants a God-fearing candidate to win Anambra’s Nov. 6 governorship election.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Glen Kamara of Rangers clashes with Ondrej Kudela of Slavia Praha during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Rangers and Slavia Praha at Ibrox Stadium on March 18, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Czech president slams UEFA over Ondrej Kudela racism ban

The Czech president’s office said Thursday it had complained to UEFA over the 10-match ban for Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela for racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Ramadan: Kano government feeds 75,000 people daily

About 75,000 people are benefiting from the daily Ramadan breakfast provided by the Kano State Government, says Abubakar Kofar-Naisa, Special Assistant to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje on Broadcast media.
Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has advised Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the newly-elected National Vice-Chairman, South-West, to instill more discipline in the party.

Ambassador Arapaja urged to instill more discipline in South-West PDP

Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has advised Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the newly-elected National Vice-Chairman, South-West, to instill more discipline in the party.