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Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Femi Falana: APC has perfected plans to rule nigeria indefinitely

Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years, Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor dares NLC to return to state for protest

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dared the the Nigerian Labour Congress to return to Kaduna for protest again.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor appoints eight permanent secretaries

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has approved the appointment of eight new Permanent Secretaries.

NANS to picket UNILAG, YABATECH over refusal to reinstate students union

The National Association of Nigerian Students South-West Zone (NANS Zone D) is set to halt activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) following the refusal of the institutions to reinstate their Students’ Union.

Senator Shekarau advocates political power shift to south

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the All Progressive Congress (APC) to field a southerner as its presidential candidate in 2023.

Interviewing President Buhari

I have been privileged to interview quite a number of world leaders in the course of my journalism career. These include President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan etc. not to talk of holding the microphone across the world in the presence of countless Presidents in my then capacity as President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor: Why I gave women more political appointments

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano says he has compensated APC women by giving them more political opportunities in the state than they aspired.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari urged to order non-Nigerian Fulani carrying AK-47s out of the country

The Eze Ndigbo of Ibadan and Oyo State, Dr Alex Anozie, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order all non-Nigerian Fulani going around the country and wreaking havoc with AK-47 and other lethal weapons to return to their countries.
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House moves to include youths, PWDs in political appointment

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking an amendment to sections 147, 151, 192 and 196 of the 1999 constitution, to provide for the inclusion of young persons and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in political and other appointments in Nigeria.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari approves more personnel, salary increase for police force

He stated that the removal of service chiefs and the appointment of officers, who have been at the theatre of operation and command the respect of fellow soldiers will ease the insecurity in the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army reshuffles senior officers in major shakeup

Notable amongst the new appointments was that of C.G. Musa, a major general, who was named the new Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the counter insurgency operation in the North-east region.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB: We’re not ‘unknown gunmen’

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied speculations that they are the marauding ‘unknown gunmen’ committing violent crimes.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: We inherited four major challenges

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday said the 9th Senate under his leadership inherited four major challenges at the assumption of office.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB: Nigerian security agents killing Igbo youths under guise of ESN clampdown

Igbo separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Nigerian security agents are secretly killing youths in the South East who are being labelled are members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Edo PDP factional chairman calls for unity, backs Governor Obaseki

The factional Chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Harrison Omagbon, has said that his main task is to unite the party which is currently embroiled in a leadership crisis.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor sacks media aide, appoints replacement

Governor Muhammed Badaru of Jigawa State has sacked his Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, Bello Zaki, and appointed Habibu Kila as his replacement.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

2023: Delta governor cautions political office holders against distractions

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has cautioned those who hold political appointments in his government against all forms of complacency or dereliction of duty because of their vested interest in the 2023 general election in the country.
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 consolidates hold on PDP, holds senatorial meeting

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Sunday, continued to consolidate his hold on the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he began senatorial meeting with leaders of the party across the state with a message of determination Make Edo Great Again (MEGA) in accordance with his campaign slogan.
“Our thoughts and our compassion are with the victims, the injured and their families in these very difficult hours for the republic of Austria,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said before a cabinet meeting.

‘Unimaginable’ for Austria’s Sebastian Kurz to stay on if convicted – vice chancellor

It would be “unimaginable” for Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to stay in office if convicted of perjury, the country’s vice chancellor and leader of the Greens, Werner Kogler, said in remarks broadcast on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis arrives to lead Holy Rosary prayer in Vatican gardens to end the month of May, at the Vatican, May 31, 2021. Filippo Monteforte-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope meets Canadian cardinals after indigenous school scandal

Pope Francis met with both Vatican-based Canadian cardinals on Saturday as their country reels from the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former school for indigenous students run by the Catholic Church.

Obadiah Mailafia: Nigeria has already broken up spiritually

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, says Nigeria has already broken up spiritually and if some drastic actions are not taken, the physical manifestation of the break up will soon become evident.

Edo PDP chairman suspended after criticising state governor

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi, has been suspended from office for alleged misconduct.

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Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government will complete second Niger Bridge next year

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed that construction of the Second Niger Bridge would be completed next year.
Spain coach Luis Enrique rued missed chances from his side in their 0-0 European Championship draw with Sweden on Monday, insisting he will not be changing his style of play despite getting off to a disappointing start in the tournament.

Euro 2020: Luis Enrique not worried about Spain’s chances despite draw

Spain coach Luis Enrique said he is not worried about his side’s chances of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2020 following a 1-1 draw with Poland on Saturday, and backed the team to get the job done with a win over Slovakia in their final group E game.
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15 kidnap victims escape from captivity in Niger

Not less than 15 people recently kidnapped by bandits in Tegina town of Niger state at the weekend escaped from their Abductors.
Jordi Alba admitted Spain’s players were “gutted” after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Poland but is backing them to deliver against Slovakia on Wednesday and reach the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Jordi Alba backs Spain to deliver in pressure game against Slovakia

Jordi Alba admitted Spain’s players were “gutted” after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Poland but is backing them to deliver against Slovakia on Wednesday and reach the last 16 of Euro 2020.
Portugal were outnumbered in midfield and failed to keep up with experienced Germany duo Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan in their Euro 2020 group game, coach Fernando Santos said as he took full responsibility for Saturday’s humbling 4-2 defeat.

Euro 2020: Portugal boss shoulders blame for loss to resurgent Germany

Portugal were outnumbered in midfield and failed to keep up with experienced Germany duo Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan in their Euro 2020 group game, coach Fernando Santos said as he took full responsibility for Saturday’s humbling 4-2 defeat.

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Dean Henderson has been replaced by Aaron Ramsdale in England's Euro 2020 squad after withdrawing through injury.

Euro 2020: Dean Henderson replaced by Aaron Ramsdale in England squad

The England camp have confirmed the news in an official statement, which reads: "Aaron Ramsdale has replaced Dean Henderson in England’s UEFA EURO 2020 squad.

JAMB candidates lament changes in syllabus as UTME commences nationwide

Some candidates who sat for Literature-in-English in the ongoing 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have lamented the change of syllabus of work by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nollywood producer arrested with guns in Delta

Operatives of the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on patrol, have arrested a Nollywood star, Mike Omoruyi, with guns in Delta State.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank, AU collaborate to deploy coronavirus vaccines for 400 million Africans

The World Bank and the African Union’s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) say they will work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans.
The Interim Administrator Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has congratulated Elder Statesman and First Republic Minister, Chief Edwin Clark, on his 94th birthday.

Edwin Clark: Nigerian government, northern elders’ silence over jihadists’ ultimatum disappointing

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Monday reacted to the 72-hour ultimatum given by Fulani jihadists and Miyetti Allah to the Delta State Government to review its ban on open grazing, saying he is extremely disappointed by the silence of the federal government and the northern elders on the ultimatum.