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22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Ijaw youths tackle minister over forensic audit, sole administrator’s tenure

Bayelsa youths under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide accused the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio of overseeing an unending forensic audit and illegal extension of the tenure of the sole administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Efiong Akwa, describing it as a delib-erate attempt to delay the constitution of a substantive NDDC board.

Pharmacists: Past registrars, policy directive responsible for growth in pharmaceutical care

Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has lauded past registrars of the council and government’s policy directive for the progressive growth of pharmaceutical care in Nigeria. The chairman of the PCN...
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.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.

South, Middle Belt leaders demand nations out of Nigeria

South and Middle Belt leaders under the aegis of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) yesterday insisted that Nigeria should cease to exist demanding for several ethnic nations.
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.

Igbo group: Senator Okorocha will be exonerated

Igbo indigenes living in Abuja under the aegis of Igbo Brotherhood Community in Abuja, have lauded the prompt release of Senator Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC).

2023: Group charges North-central politicians to wake up before it is too late

Ahead of 2023 presidential election, North Central politicians have been charged to wake up before it is too late.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Legislative workers meet National Assembly management, shelve strike

The National Assembly management and staff of the federal parliament finally resolved their grievances on Tuesday.

Fulani youth groups seek end to extrajudicial killings

Youth groups under the aegis, Coalition of Fulani Youth Groups have urged governments at all levels to take steps towards ending extrajudicial killings.
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.

Ekiti: Group begins tracking of Governor Fayemi’s achievements

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) under the aegis of “Reformers of Africa”, has emphasized the importance of accountability and transparency in governance.

2023: It’s North Central turn to produce president – group

Ahead of 2023 presidential election, a group, under the aegis of North Central Patriot, has called on the region to agitate for presidency.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors demand devolution of powers, restructuring

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Friday and demanded the devolution of power and restructuring of the country, Channels Television has reported.

Northern leaders urged to support military to end insecurity

A group under the aegis of Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF), has urged political leaders in the region to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in tackling the security challenges by providing policies and programmes that will stop the youths adventure into different forms of criminality.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Atiku Abubakar not eligible to be president

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie to be president of Nigeria.

Igbo group condemns attack on Imo police headquarters, correctional centre, others

An Igbo group under the aegis of Coalition of South-East Professional Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has condemned attacks launched on the Imo State Police Command’s headquarters, in Owerri, the correctional Centre headquarters in the state, public property as well as security personnel in the state by some criminal elements a few days ago and particularly this morning.

Group faults plan to confer Tiv titles on Rivers, Sokoto governors

Tiv people of Benue State under the aegis of Tiv Rebirth Network has kicked against plans by their paramount ruler, the Tor Tiv, HRH James Ayatse, to honour Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike and his Sokoto State counterpart Aminu Waziri Tambuwal with Tiv titles.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA urges judiciary workers to shelve strike

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday urged judiciary workers under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to shelve their plan to begin a nationwide strike on Tuesday.

Nigerian judiciary workers begin indefinite strike

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have declared an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite workers embark on protests, shut down mall indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely.

Ebonyi indigenes decry boundary disputes

Ebonyi State indigenes in Lagos State, under the aegis of Development Association of Ebonyi State (DAES), have condemned interstate boundary disputes and communal conflicts affecting some communities in the state.
The Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti expressed sadness over the killings .

Ekiti government is not ceding land for ranching – monarchs

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has described as false the alleged plan by government to cede portions of land to some people for ranching and grazing.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC reduces cash-call debts to IOCs by $3.11 billion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has so far paid a total of $3.118 billion cash-call debts owed the five major international oil companies (IOCs), leaving an outstanding debt of $1.570, according to statistics released by the corporation.

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The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League to bring in new law to stop future breakaway

The ‘Big Six’ clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham – withdrew from the breakaway European competition on Tuesday after a severe backlash from supporters.
A crowd gathers to witness the state funeral for the late Chadian president Idriss Deby in N'Djamena. (Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP)

Thousands gather to wish Chad’s slain president ‘a deserved rest’

Thousands of people gathered at the main square in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday to pay their respects to the late President Idriss Deby, who was killed while leading his troops against a rebel offensive on Monday.
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Businessman kidnapped in Kwara

A popular businessman was on Wednesday kidnapped by gunmen who attacked him and his aides in Oke-Onigbin, Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Irrigation: Kano government releases water from Watari dam

The Kano State Government has released water from the Watari dam, to allow for continuation of irrigation activities within Bagwai, Bichi local government areas and environs.
An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.

Appeal court upturns high court judgement on Ibaji constituency

The Court of Appeal has upturned the judgement of the High court that quashed the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ibaji state constituency re-run election in Kogi State.

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JUSUN strike: NBA hits Nigeria governors

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Anambra has described the decision of the Governors’ Forum to suspend discussion and engagement with Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, over their prolonged nationwide strike as uncharitable, unpatriotic and totally unacceptable.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen attack Taraba council chairman, kill police orderly

A police orderly attached to Mr Shoban Tikari, Chairman of Takum local government council of Taraba, was on Saturday killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits who opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle in Dogo-Gawa village in Takum LGA.

ACF faults Nigerian Army’s reaction to Konshisha Killings

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said that as dastardly as the actions of the bandits in the Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue state were, the reaction of the Army was out of proportion.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

ECA ‘strongly opposes’ European Super League

A dozen sides from England, Spain and Italy have announced plans for the competition, which has been heavily criticised by UEFA and the three countries' football authorities.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

APC chieftain backs Governor Matawalle’s planned defection

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara, Alhaji Aminu Sani-Jaji, said those kicking against Gov. Bello Matawalle’s plan to join the APC are not good democrats.