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FBN Holdings announces new board announcements

FBN Holdings PLC has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”).
Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.

‘Surface’ actor Eddie Hassell killed in Texas shooting

Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barcelona supremo decides not to resign, will fight no confidence vote

Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided not to resign from his post following a lengthy board meeting on Monday afternoon, according to multiple reports in the Spanish media.
Teslim Folarin

#EndSARS: Mob invades Senator Folarin’s residence

The mostly angry youth looted several new motorcycles at the Oluyole home of the lawmaker. Other materials carted away are freezers, grinding machines and other valuables.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university introduces essay competition to promote literary education

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has introduced essay writing competition to promote literary education and enhance creativity of its undergraduate students.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

October 1: #RevolutionNow organisers call for nationwide protest

The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, has announced plans to hold a mass action against poor governance in Nigeria on October 1st.

UNFPA: 47 million women likely to be deprived of reproductive rights as a result...

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Saturday says about 47 million women in low and middle-income countries were likely to be deprived of contraceptives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magnus Abe

Rivers APC crisis: Rotimi Amaechi loyalists blast Magnus Abe

A faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the leader of the rival faction, Senator Magnus Abe, of throwing in spanner into wheel of all efforts to bring about peace and reconcile members of the the party
Prof. Charles Uwadia, President-Chairman-in-Council of CPN, made the call at the induction ceremony of new IT professionals, which was part of the council’s activities for its 2020 Virtual IT Professionals’ Assembly monitored in Abuja.

CPN inducts 550 IT professionals, calls for fight against quackery

The Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) on Thursday inducted 550 new IT professionals and urged them to join forces with the council to mitigate quackery in the profession.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu mourns deceased former APC vice-chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the passing of a former member of the party’s National Working Committee, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Nearly 10,000 prison inmates have been released in the Philippines as the country races to halt coronavirus infections in its overcrowded jails, a Supreme Court official said Saturday.

Nearly 10,000 inmates freed as virus hits Philippine jails

Nearly 10,000 prison inmates have been released in the Philippines as the country races to halt coronavirus infections in its overcrowded jails, a Supreme Court official said Saturday.
The number of coronavirus cases in Qatar crossed 2,500 and Kuwait’s tally moved closer to 1,000 on Friday.

Enugu discharges coronavirus patient

The Enugu State Ministry of Health has discharged one patient from treatment and isolation centre for COVID 19.
High Chief Owolabi Salis, the 2019 governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy, AD, in Lagos State, has given out money to 120 less-privileged people.

Former Lagos governorship candidate empowers 120 residents

High Chief Owolabi Salis, the 2019 governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy, AD, in Lagos State, has given out money to 120 less-privileged people.
Following the unfortunate death of the former Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, last week, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, swore in Associate Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, as the new Health Commissioner.

Enugu governor swears in new health commissioner

Following the unfortunate death of the former Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, last week, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, swore in Associate Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, as the new Health Commissioner.
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Senator Ibikunle Amosun “for legions of achievements and successes in various fields of human endeavour.”

President Buhari celebrates Senator Amosun for ‘legion of achievements’

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Senator Ibikunle Amosun “for legions of achievements and successes in various fields of human endeavour.”
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.

Central bank makes new appointment

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appointed Ahmed Bello Umar as the new Director, Currency Operations.

Nigeria’s new rating by World Bank commendable – analyst

A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr. Carl Umegboro, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent 15 places rise rating of Nigeria in the latest index from the World Bank.

Vietnamese city urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Food safety officials in Ho Chi Minh City have urged locals to stop eating dog meat in an effort to improve the national image, an official on Monday said.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.
EducationUSA

US willing to admit more Nigerian students

The U.S Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has said the country was willing to admit more Nigerian students to its over 1000 community colleges.

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The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.
Bukayo Saka found the back of the net in the Premier League for the first time in his career in Arsenal’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Bernd Leno: Bukayo Saka will be world class player

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has no doubts Bukayo Saka has “world class” potential.
FILE PHOTO - A farmer carries a sack of grass as he walks near the fenced border between India-Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi-File Photo

UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan – diplomat

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship
The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.

Nigerian armed forces college to award master’s degree in security studies

The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports.

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The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus on the challenges facing rural and vulnerable women.

Group urges new NCWD chief to focus on rural women

The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus...
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-chairmen Tino Chrupalla (L) and Joerg Meuthen (R) speak with AfD’s deputy leader Beatrix von Storch (C) during a congress of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland) party in Dresden, eastern Germany, on April 10, 2021. – Members of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany gather for a party congress in Dresden this weekend, despite coronavirus restrictions, to finalise their strategy ahead of the general election on September 26, 2021. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)

Germany’s divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Ministry: We rescued Edo 2020 games to salvage Nigerian sports

The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said it decided to offer a lifeline to the Edo State government for the ongoing National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ in the best interest of sports development and safeguard the future of the athletes.

Mother absconds with N3 million donation meant for daughter’s tumor surgery

A woman (name withheld) has absconded with N3million donation meant for her daughter’s brain tumor surgery, a situation that eventually led to the poor girl’s death on Tuesday morning.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Niger Delta agitators: NDDC under Senator Akpabio’s ministry to curtail excesses

The 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, 21st CYNDAC, Sunday, said the Presidency placed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, under the supervision of Ministry of Niger Delta, MNDA, to put the interventionist agency in check.