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Former Anambra council boss joins governorship race

A former Chairman of Nnewi South local government council, Rommy Okoli, has joined the race for the November 6 Anambra governorship election, under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom government reacts to rape, killing of job-seeker

The victim, Iniubong Umoren, a philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, was lured out of her home in Uyo on Thursday by her suspected killer, Uduak Akpan, with a promise that there was a job waiting for her.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor faults NNPC zero remittance to FAAC

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday warned that Nigeria will be in chaos and financial hardship if the NNPC does not rethink its decision to make zero remittance to the Federation Account in April because of the need to defray the cost of petrol subsidy.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Insecurity politically motivated

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that the spate of insecurity in the country is politically motivated and targeted at derailing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nnamdi Kanu condemns Channels Television’s ‘suspension’

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the suspension of Channels Television.
Mr Charles Akinola, the Chief of Staff to Osun Governor, has said that the death of Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere’s Spokesman, is a great loss to Nigeria.

Oyo governor: Yinka Odumakin remains a star, even in death

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said on Saturday that the late spokesman of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, remained a shining light even in death.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

NBA threatens protest in support of financial autonomy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has threatened to join the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

Minister: Rail transportation awakening giant to help run government

Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, on Tuesday described the rail mode of transportation as the awakening giant that would run government.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Experts task Nigerian government on utilisation of N126 billion coronavirus budget

Experts have called on the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to utilise the N126 billion allocated for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the health budget judiciously, to build a resilient health system in the country.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

APC’s litmus tests

All party members and leaders should prioritise ensuring that the Caretaker Committee is able to complete the task of organising a National Convention where new leaders of the party will be elected. The first test therefore is whether the challenges leading to the dissolution of the Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC are being resolved by the Caretaker Committee. To what extent, are the resolution of challenges facing the party conforming to both democratic principles and progressive ideals?
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor orders feuding communities to keep off disputed land

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered Uhonmora and Sabongida-Ora communities in Owan West Local Government Area of the state to steer clear of the disputed land between the two communities in which three lives were lost last week.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari unveils gender policy for armed forces

The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, unveiled the Gender Policy for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to promote gender mainstreaming in the nation’s armed forces.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government plans to educate 10 million out-of-school children under alternate school programme

The federal government has commenced plans to educate over 10 million out-of-school children in different parts of the country under the Alternate School Programme (ASP).

LASPOTECH rector warns matriculants to abide strictly by dress code

Oluremi Olaleye, Rector, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Saturday charged students of the institution to abide by its dress code and other rules and regulations in their best interest.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor: We’re creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has stated that his administration will continue to create an enabling environment for all business owners to thrive in the state.

2023: Doyin Okupe apologises for asking Igbos to beg northern leaders

Former presidential aide Doyin Okupe has tendered an unreserved apology after asking Igbo political leaders to apologise to the core north over the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello by ‘Nigerian soldiers of Igbo extraction in the 1966 coup.’
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government says 30 million residents in national social register

The Federal Government says it has captured no fewer than 30 million Nigerians in the National Social Register that would facilitate lifting 100 million people out of poverty in the next 10 years.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.

NEITI will go after recoverable funds under my tenure – scribe

The money, he stated, consists of payments on oil and gas royalty, gas flare penalties, petroleum profit tax, company income, education tax, withholding tax, value added tax and NNDC levy.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: We’re achieving rural transformation, improving economic activities

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his development programme is implemented to create a conducive environment that offers the people more opportunities to actualise their potential.
Former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido: APC has no vision

The former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no vision.

PHED introduces new electricity billing system in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has introduced a new electronic billing system to make payment of electricity bills easy for customers in four states in its franchise area.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army: Operatives in Imo foil attack on police, kill 11

The Nigerian Army says a team of security operatives has foiled another attack on Police Area Command in Orlu, Imo, by suspected terrorists of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

#EndSARS: Ekiti victims awarded N3 million in damages

The Ekiti #EndSARS Panel of Inquiry has recommended payment of over N3.07 million compensation to shop owners in Odua Textile building, whose goods were looted during the protest in Ado-Ekiti in October 2020.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is still under intensive care as he recuperates from a head injury he sustained recently.

Daniel Akpeyi still recuperating from a head injury

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is still under intensive care as he recuperates from a head injury he sustained recently.
A nurse takes care of one of the newborn nonuplets, lying in an incubator, at the private clinic of Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Youssef Boudlal

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb - joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.
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Amnesty International apologizes to Russia’s Alexei Navalny, restores ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Amnesty International on Friday apologized to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for stripping him of its “prisoner of conscience” status and said it would restore the designation.

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JUSUN strike: NBA to engage relevant stakeholders

As the industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters its fifth week, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has resolved to engage relevant stakeholders on financial autonomy for the Judiciary.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

House leader: No plans by APC Reps to dump party

Mr Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the Majority leader in the House of Representatives, says there was no plans by any of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Representatives to leave the party for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
25. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun evicts another 137 northerners from Ondo forest

No fewer than 137 northerners have again been evicted from the forest reserves in Ondo state by the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss: I’ve my opinion on how to improve squad this summer

"I have opinions about what we can add to the group to get better," he said. "This is my job and I will give my opinion because I am asked my opinion. I have my ideas of course and I have ideas of certain profiles.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor seeks federal government collaboration in tackling insecurity

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has said that collaboration between the federal and state governments is required to tackle the security challenges facing the state.