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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: Drug barons funding terrorists in Nigeria

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, blamed the lingering insecurity in Nigeria on the funding activities of drug barons who provide support to insurgent groups.
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Imo government directs MDAs to stop accepting cash payments

The Imo State Executive Council rose on Wednesday from its regular meeting presided over by Governor Hope Uzodinma and directed that cash payments will no longer be accepted in the ministries, departments and agencies of government.
The remains of the late actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Abubakar Daba, have been interred according to Islamic rites.

Nollywood veteran Sadiq Daba laid to rest in Lagos

Daba later became a regular feature on the Nigerian Television Authority stations before returning to film prominence after featuring in Kunle Afolayan’s “October 1” movie, where he played Inspector Waziri, a role that won him an Africa Academy Movie Award.

Fire guts four container shops in llorin

Property including food stuff and wines were destroyed in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, at the early hours of Thursday when four containers were gutted by fire.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Troops kill bandits leader, neutralize dozen others in Kaduna

Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police intensify manhunt for community leader killers in Delta

The police in Delta state have commenced manhunt for the killers of a 33 years old community youth leader, one Collins Awoture, who was shot at a close range in a provision store at Enerhen junction in Uvwie Council area.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits abandon motorcycles on sighting fighter jets in Birnin Gwari

The ‘’no fly zone’’ order given by President Muhammadu Buhari over Zamfara State on Tuesday appears to have impacted positively on banditry in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday, as bandits ran helter-skelter, abandoning their motorcycles on sighting military fighter jets in the area, and fleeing.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor threatens to name and shame people benefitting from traffic gridlock in Apapa

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has threatened to name and shame people and corporate organisations benefitting from the perennial traffic gridlock in the Apapa area of the state.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N6 billion for portable water in Ogoniland

The Federal Government yesterday said that the sum of N6,048,318,974.74 has been approved for the provision of potable water for the four local governments of Ogoniland, Gokana, Khana, Eleme and Tai in Rivers State.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

CPS: Oyo not losing any World Bank fund

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said on Wednesday that claims by a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Mr Oyedele Alao, that the state was about to lose a World Bank loan to the tune of $200 million were unfounded and a misrepresentation.

Court nullifies female disinheritance practice in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area has nullified the practice of denying female children inheritance, saying the practice is unconstitutional.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

VP Osinbajo urges international community not to block financing for gas investments in developing...

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has appealed to the international community not to block adequate financing for gas projects in Nigeria and other developing countries.

Abia government tasks NBC to urgently delineate boundary with Akwa Ibom

Following the incessant border clashes between Ariam communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State and their counterparts in Ini and Obot Akara councils of Akwa Ibom State, the Abia state government has tasked the National Boundary Commission, NBC, to urgently delineate the boundary between the two states.

Estate firm denies paying Fulani to acquire arms

Akintayo Adaralagbe, the Managing Director/CEO of the Abuja-based firm, while reacting to allegations that a video of him paying Fulani was to encourage them to buy weapons was false but a payment to compensate over 52 families who had settled, for over 30 years, on a land the company bought at Phase 24 in Luge, Abuja.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (middle); Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo (left) and former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (right) at the inauguration of Rumuogba flyover on Tuesday.

Rivers governor reacts as critics fault design of new bridge after truck accident

Critics are subjecting the Okoro-nu-Odu overhead bridge commissioned for use on Monday in Port Harcourt by Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, to scrutiny after the fall of a heavy duty truck that was trying to make a turn under it.

Pregnant woman, five others killed as ambulance hits land mine in Burkina Faso

A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area that has come under repeated militant attacks, the government said.
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains one of the best in his position in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace boss wants Aaron Wan-Bissaka to play for England

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has urged Aaron Wan-Bissaka to be patient before deciding which country to represent but admitted he would like the full-back to play for England.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Repealing Treaties Act of 1993 long overdue

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that repealing the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc) Act of 1993 represents a bold and long overdue step in the country’s quest for perfect democracy.

Fuel queues worsen amidst scarcity in Abuja, environs

“The issue around the retail price has not been resolved at all. It seems the government has jettisoned deregulation. We are being forced to sell at a price that is not profitable. The ground is not level and we are told to sell at the same price with NNPC retail stations, that we shouldn’t increase the price. This is the cause of the scarcity,” the MOMAN official said.

House urges Nigerian government to secure release of Pastor Yikura from Boko Haram captivity

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to do everything possible to secure the release of Pastor Bullus Yikura from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.

PHED introduces new electricity billing system in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has introduced a new electronic billing system to make payment of electricity bills easy for customers in four states in its franchise area.
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.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.

Jose Mourinho reacts to Josh Maja’s disallowed goal vs Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.
1. Nigerian football great Mutiu Adepoju has called on supporters to maintain faith in the Super Eagles despite their appalling performance against Sierra Leone.

Mutiu Adepoju: Super Eagles can handle pressure playing in Lagos

The Eagles are scheduled to play their last 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium later this month.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China tightens Hong Kong grip, sets modest GDP target as parliament begins

China moved to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system on Friday in a further blow to democracy in the city and unexpectedly set an economic growth target for this year, albeit a modest one, as it kicked off its annual session of parliament
Thousands of Indian farmers on Thursday blocked trains in several states, holding sit-ins on tracks to demonstrate against the government’s planned agricultural laws.

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests

Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said.
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WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe government shuts down boarding schools

The Yobe State Government has ordered boarding school students in the state to go home amidst fear of a Boko Haram attack.
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 suspends NURTW, RTEAN, orders unions to vacate motor parks

Ondo State Government has suspended both the National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW, and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN in the state.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.

Jose Mourinho reacts to Josh Maja’s disallowed goal vs Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.

EFCC arraigns Dutch, wife for ‘$330,000 oil vessel fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.
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.