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A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.

Former minister endorses Akwa Ibom government’s International worship centre

A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel. to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.
The Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the Forum had been receiving reports since January 31, and has taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers.

Northern elders: We’re not aware of Nigerian government’s prosecution, conviction of criminal herders

The Northern Elders Forum, which is an elite association of statesmen in the North, says it is not aware of that thousands of herders were being tried and convicted across the country for illegal activities.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Criminal herders are being tried, convicted across Nigeria

The statement comes in the wake of President Muhammadu Buhari facing widespread criticism for perceptively taking a soft approach to the herdsmen crisis based on ethnic affiliations.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors: Targeting Fulani over crimes of some herders unfair

The Northern Governors Forum has called for restraint amid the rising tension over herdsmen in the southern region.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Negotiating with bandits easiest way to end insecurity

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Ex-Borno governor defends motion for sack of former service chiefs

A former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has defended his motion last year at the Senate for the removal of the former service chiefs.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state.

Miyetti Allah cries out as 20 members killed, burnt in Niger

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo rallies Nigerians to commit to national unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria better as one indivisible nation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

APC governors warn against politicising Nigeria’s economic, security challenges

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have warned partisans against politicising Nigeria’s economic and security challenges, saying the nation has to be united if it wants to defeat the twin evils.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Christmas: Governor Okowa lists ways Nigeria can be peaceful, united

As Christians across the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, says Nigeria and international communities can be at peace if Christians practise the virtues that Christ preached while on earth.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned a new Air Force helicopter. This was in furtherance of the onslaught against the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

President Buhari unveils new Airforce helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned a new Air Force helicopter. This was in furtherance of the onslaught against the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna deputy governor, Southern Kaduna leaders, lawmakers meet over insecurity

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe has advised that residents should follow the law in resolving all differences in their communities in the interest of peace.
Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua mixed power and patience as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev Saturday night to bolster hopes that a historic fight against Tyson Fury could soon be a reality.

Governor Abiodun: Anthony Joshua’s victory a worthy Christmas gift

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday felicitated with Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, for displaying “Ogun standard of excellence” in knocking out Kubrat Pulev in London on Saturday.
As investors’ confidence is gradually returning to the Nigerian capital market despite the lull in economic activities, the United Capital Plc, leading fund manager in Nigeria has recorded another landmark with the launching of the nation’s first designated mutual fund for N1.0 billion Sukuk Fund.

United Capital deepens alternative finance with N1 billion maiden Sukuk fund

As investors’ confidence is gradually returning to the Nigerian capital market despite the lull in economic activities, the United Capital Plc, leading fund manager in Nigeria has recorded another landmark with the launching of the nation’s first designated mutual fund for N1.0 billion Sukuk Fund.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna screens youths for community policing to curb insecurity

Kaduna state government has started screening youths in its preparation to commence community policing to tackle insecurity in the state.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Nigerian Guild of Editors holds annual conference 26 November

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, the umbrella body of all editors in Nigeria, will hold this year’s edition of its annual flagship conference, the All Nigeria Editors Conference, ANEC, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Federal lawmaker disburses free loan to 1,000 constituents

Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

I believe a woman can succeed President Buhari – UN deputy chief

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has tasked women to take over leadership from the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
A popular Nollywood actor and producer, Bolaji Amusan has said Nigeria must remain together as one indivisible entity, warning politicians to watch their tongues.

Nollywood actor warns politicians not to divide Nigeria with utterances

A popular Nollywood actor and producer, Bolaji Amusan, has said Nigeria must remain together as one indivisible entity, warning politicians to watch their tongues.

CSR: Dangote Cement commits N4 billion to projects in Ogun host communities

Dangote Cement Plc, says it has committed over N4 billion into various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in its 14 host communities in Yewa land in Ogun.
A SOCIO-POLITICAL group, Afenifere, has donated N3million to Southwest governors to help fight the scourge of coronavirus ravaging the world. The National Leader of the group, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, addressing reporters on Thursday in Osogbo, hailed the governors for their efforts at containing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in the region.

Afenifere donates N3 million to Southwest governors

A socio-political group, Afenifere, has donated N3million to Southwest governors to help fight the scourge of coronavirus ravaging the world.

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The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS targets N5.9 trillion tax, other revenue collection for 2021

Its Chairman, Muhammad Nami, announced the anticipation in Abuja on Thursday while defending the Service’s 2021 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has disclosed that kidnap suspects who sustained fatal injuries during an exchange of gunfire with a team of Rapid Response Squad, RRS Operatives in Asaba have died.

Delta CP: Two ‘kidnappers’ die after exchange of gunfire with police

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has disclosed that kidnap suspects who sustained fatal injuries during an exchange of gunfire with a team of Rapid Response Squad, RRS Operatives in Asaba have died.

Nigerian national sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam

A 45-year-old Nigerian has been sentenced to death for trafficking nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 54 years – doctors

Harsh living conditions in Nigeria have now put life expectancy at 54 years, the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGMPN) has said.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Kaduna governor appoints Mallam Sanusi as KADIPA board vice-chairman

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.

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Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN records N1.3 trillion service revenue, 76.5 million subscribers

MTN Nigeria, on Monday, released its audited results for the financial year ended 31 December 2020, where it raked in N1.3 trillion service revenue in the last fiscal year, which is a 14.7 per cent increase in revenue.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Joe Biden: U.S. will never recognise Crimea’s reunification with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said that Washington would never recognise Crimea’s decision to rejoin Russia.
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 orders re-procurement of materials for 2,500 mass housing contract

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has directed that the contract for the construction of 2,500 houses across the state be re-procured.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

West Ham boss offers contract update amid Celtic links

David Moyes has offered a positive update on his contract situation at West Ham, with the Scot stating that he has “no intention of going anywhere” despite speculation linking him with the vacant post at Celtic.