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Police arrest five for killing kidnap victim after collecting N5 million ransom

Five suspected criminals who murdered the person they kidnapped after collecting N5 million ransom, have been arrested by the police in Kaduna.

SUBEB spends over N15 billion on schools in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Government said it has spent over 15 billion Naira for construction and remodelling of classroom blocks in primary and junior secondary schools in the state in the last 8 years.
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Stanbic IBTC offers low-interest agric loans

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to the growth of Nigeria’s agriculture sector by supporting farmers and other players in the agricultural value chain.

ICPC boss says virtual assets, cryptocurrencies risky for Nigeria

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, on Tuesday said virtual assets and cryptocurrencies are risky for implementation in Nigeria.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government to take 24 % equity in TBS, Trade Fair complex

The Lagos State government has offered to take up 24 per cent of the Tafawa Balewa Square and Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.
FILE PHOTO - Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

Goldman Sachs: Brent crude to reach $75 by September

Analysts at the US bank Goldman Sachs have raised the price forecast of crude oil by $10 per barrel for the second and third quarters of 2021.
The Ikere Ekiti community in Ekiti State has raised the ₦60 million as part of its contribution to the smooth take off of the newly created Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti (BOUESTI).

Ekiti community raises N60 million for newly established university

The Ikere Ekiti community in Ekiti State has raised the ₦60 million as part of its contribution to the smooth take off of the newly created Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti (BOUESTI).
David Moyes broke his curse against Jose Mourinho after West Ham's victory over Tottenham in a London derby clash on Sunday.

David Moyes breaks Joe Mourinho curse in London derby

Goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard saw the Hammers beat Spurs 2-1 at the London Stadium, with Lucas Moura grabbing what ultimately proved to nothing more than a consolation effort for the visitors.

Nigerian government approves N35.4 billion for provision of electricity in Kano, Calabar free trade...

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N35.4 billion for the improvement of electricity infrastructure in both Kano and Calabar Free Trade Zones.

NHIS has achieved universal health coverage in formal sector – scribe

Prof Mohammed Sambo, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the company has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.

Official: NHIS has achieved success in Nigeria’s formal sector

Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the agency has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.
Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.

Real Madrid ask for internal report after latest injuries

Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.
In a chat with newsmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, Secretary to the Niger State Government, said discussion with the bandits is ongoing.

Niger government speaks on delay in rescue of Kagara victims

The Niger State Government says it cannot dictate to the gunmen who abducted students and staff of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, is seen inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 16, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny loses sentence appeal

The Russian opposition leader, an anti-corruption campaigner and President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic, was sentenced earlier in February for allegedly violating parole charges.
The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Ekiti panel recommends N500,000 compensation for widow of slain SARS officer

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS).
Nigeria Professional Football League campaigners Wikki Tourists FC were involved in an accident that left team bus burnt to ashes along Kibo road around the popular Forest area after Jos in Plateau state.

Akwa United commiserate with Wikki Tourists over fire incident

The Management, players, and the entire staff of Akwa United Football Club deeply sympathize with Wikki Tourists Football Club over the fire incident which engulfed their team bus on Thursday 18 February on their way to Uyo for NPFL Matchday 11 game against Dakkada FC.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Federal government, states, local councils share N640.310 billion for January 2021

From this amount, inclusive cost of collection to NCS, DPR and FIRS, the Federal Government received N226.998 billion, the states N177.171 billion, the Local Government councils N131.399 billion while the oil-producing states received N26.777 billion (13% derivation) and cost of collection/transfer and refunds gulped N75.966 billion.
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NACA denies recruitment exercise, warns against fake websites

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says it is not conducting any mass recruitment contrary to information circulating on some social media platforms.

Court grants bail to 63 detained Oyigbo residents

A human rights and advocacy research group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) said yesterday that 63 residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State detained in three facilities belonging to the Nigerian Army, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police in Abuja, have regained their freedom.
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CAN urges President Buhari to proscribe all Miyetti Allah, Fulani groups

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proscribe the Miyetti Allah groups existing in the country as was done to IPOB as the first step to ending the raging herdsmen crisis in the country.

Nigerian court blocks Shell’s accounts over ‘oil theft’

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim mareva injunction directing commercial banks to block Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd accounts.

WTO: We need to build capacity for international competitiveness – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has posited that for Nigeria to take advantage of opportunities offered by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) under the leadership of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, it was important to build capacity for international competitiveness of our products and services.

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A Nigerian national Uche Raymond Okoye, based in Guyana, has been slammed 11 counts of fraud, several local papers reported today.

Nigerian national Uche Okoye slammed with fraud charges in Guyana

Okoye, also known as Uche Parker, was accused by the Guyana police as being part of an international criminal organisation that has scammed unsuspecting Guyanese victims out of millions.
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Anambra governor denies ‘altercation’ with US immigration

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City still not favourites for Champions League

Pep Guardiola does not see Manchester City as favourites for the Champions League even after they eased to a last-16 first-leg victory over Borussia Monchengladbach to win their 19th match in a row.
Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

TASS: Russia jails man for eight years for handing over secrets to China

A Russian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of state treason for allegedly handing over secrets to China, the TASS news agency reported.

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French forward Anthony Martial of English Premier League side Manchester United was again at the receiving end of vile racist abuse on social media in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Anthony Martial not obeying team instructions – report

Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
She added that foods rich in phytonutrients needed to be taken always as it was the phytochemical in them that fights against the disease called cancer.

Dietician urges Nigerians to take adequate nutrition to reduce risk of cancer

A dietician, Mrs. Chinyere Okwara, has urged Nigerians to always take balanced diet so as to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor dissolves state executive council

Ahead of his second term inauguration next week Wednesday, governor Rotimi Akeredolu has dissolved the States Executive Council.
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APC berates Oyo governor over planned councils election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, has described the purported plan by Governor Seyi Makinde to conduct fresh local government election in May this year as a theatre of the absurd which could not attract the attention of any serious political player or pundits as it was a mere waste of time and resources.
David Moyes broke his curse against Jose Mourinho after West Ham's victory over Tottenham in a London derby clash on Sunday.

David Moyes breaks Joe Mourinho curse in London derby

Goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard saw the Hammers beat Spurs 2-1 at the London Stadium, with Lucas Moura grabbing what ultimately proved to nothing more than a consolation effort for the visitors.