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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former African leaders to deliver lecture at Olusegun Obasanjo’s birthday event

Two former African leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, as well as former prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, are to deliver keynote addresses and lecture at the 83rd birthday of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA accuses Abba Kyari of ‘unwarranted meddlesomeness’

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), has blamed the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for the failures in the war against insurgency.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCTA to domesticate national teacher education policy – minister

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has said that his administration is currently making efforts to review and domesticate the National Teacher Education policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better service delivery.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

Nigerian youths best vanguard to tackle corruption – NYSC chief

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has said the best option to tackle corruption from the root is to use younger Nigerians who are the future leaders of our country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

The Bull: Nigeria’s new football ambassador

Two weeks ago, the federal government announced the appointment of a new Football Ambassador for Nigeria. It did not come as a complete surprise because, somehow, I knew it was coming.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC: 37,000 corps members to walk against corruption

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, says no fewer than 37,000 corps members nationwide are expected to stage a road walk against corruption on Friday.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief charges Nigerians to unite, support corruption fight

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has urged Nigerians to unite and support the anti-corruption fight in order to bring Nigeria back to the path of glory.

Federal government dismisses alleged mass recall of ambassadors

The Federal Government has dismissed reports claiming that there was a mass recall of ambassadors.

Presidency: No ambassador recalled

The Federal Government has dismissed reports claiming that there was a mass recall of Ambassadors.
The Bombardier Q400 plane is among new aircrafts procured by the government for the national carrier-Air Tanzania Corporation Limited.

Tanzanian plane impounded in Canada

A Tanzanian plane has been impounded in Canada, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi has revealed.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria gives $300,000 to South Sudan Army

Nigeria has pledged $300,000 (N108,450,000) donation to the unified South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), it was learnt yesterday. The support is towards ending the conflict in South Sudan.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Political unrest: Nigerian government donates $300,000 to South Sudan

The sum, according to Sarah Sanda, media aide to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is meant for food items and medicines for troops in the cantonment sites.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Brexit: EU gives UK another extension

European Union ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week as the EU Commission said work on this would “continue in the coming days”.

COWLSO seeks emergency on maternal mortality

Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) has urged federal and state governments to see maternal mortality as a national emergency that must be seriously addressed to reduce its high rate.

SERAP gives Abuja council chair 14 days to withdraw life pensions for ex-officials

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abdullahi Adamu Candido, chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently withdraw and revoke the bill/edict for the unconstitutional and illegal payment of life pensions to former chairmen, vice-chairmen, speakers and other officials of AMAC.”
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom seeks EU support for Benue’s development

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to support the state in the areas of health, water supply, flood control and the resettlement of those displaced from their ancestral homes by armed herdsmen.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.

Official: New e-passport valid for all nations

The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said the enhanced e-passport is acceptable and valid for entering all countries.

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Gary Lineker defends Premier League footballers from salary critics

Former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker has called for patience amid claims that Premier League footballers are refusing to accept salary cuts during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Kayode Alabi

Eight-year old boy donates cash to Kwara to fight coronavirus

An eight-year-old boy, Akinduyo Oluwapamilerinayo, on Thursday donated a sum of N1,120 to the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 .
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two to die by hanging in Osun for killing student

Justice Jide Falola of Osun High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.

UN: 2.1 million people to face food insecurity in Sahel

An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.