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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. The “Nixing the Fix” report details a host of repair restrictions, especially those imposed by mobile phone and car manufacturers.

FTC report blasts manufacturers for restricting product repairs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. The “Nixing the Fix” report details a host of repair restrictions, especially those imposed by mobile phone and car manufacturers.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Electricity consumers praise central bank for N120 billion power intervention

As a part effort to support and grow revenue of the power sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, last week disclosed that it has disbursed about N3.6 billion for procurement of pre-paid meters to stabilise the billing system in electricity consumption in Nigeria as part of its N120.2 billion investments in distribution companies, DisCos, for infrastructure capital expenditure.

NERC approves five-year performance improvement plan for Discos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved a five-year Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) and Capital Expenditure (Capex) benchmark for Distribution Companies (Discos), expected to run from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026.
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, Friday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a challenge on his eligibility for the office.

Senator Abiru seeks urgent rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Sagamu, Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe roads

Lagos East Senatorial District representative in the National Assembly, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, on Wednesday moved a motion for the urgent rehabilitation of the Ikorodu/Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe-Ijebu-Ode roads.
Alexandre Lacazette is being lined up for a return to action with Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal.

Alexandre Lacazette lined up for Arsenal return vs Villarreal

Alexandre Lacazette is being lined up for a return to action with Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Investment in agric will curb youth restiveness

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Federal Government to invest sufficiently in agriculture as a strategy to curb youth restiveness in the country.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

How CBN’s 120 billion intervention is pushing power sector growth – stakeholders

Stakeholders in the power sector have noted that the N120 billion investments by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, would improve power supply across the country especially in distribution infrastructure.

World Malaria Day: Groups donate malaria test kits to FCT IDPs

Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) , on Sunday, donated free urine malaria test kits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the FCT, in commemoration of the World malaria day.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria needs N1.89 trillion to eradicate malaria

The federal government has said that it will require N1.89 trillion to successfully implement the new five-year strategic plan aimed at eradicating malaria in Nigeria.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin de Bruyne will be out for “four to six weeks”.

Manchester City boss provides injury update on Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne could be fit for next week’s Champions League semifinal first leg against Paris St Germain as the Belgian midfielder’s foot and ankle injury is not as bad as first feared, said manager Pep Guardiola.
Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.

Nigerian government assures support as Farouk Mudi emerges AFAN president

Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

Fuel queues: IPMAN calls for N148.18 official price enforcement

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Wednesday reiterated the need for enforcement of official price of N148.18 in order to ensure availability of premium motor spirit, otherwise known as petrol.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.

DPR: We will sustain uninterrupted petroleum products supply

The Bauchi office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to ensure the availability of petroleum products across the 500 existing filling stations in the state.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on airlines operating in the country to intensify their efforts at complying with the industry’s safety procedures to avoid serious incidents and accidents. The Director-General of NCAA, Musa Nuhu, made the call during a media interactive session with the League of Aviation and Airport Correspondents (LAAC) in Lagos on Sunday.

NCAA tasks airline operators on safety procedures

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on airlines operating in the country to intensify their efforts at complying with the industry’s safety procedures to avoid serious incidents and accidents.

INEC trains heads of electoral operations on PUs expansion

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday commenced training of its heads of Electoral Operations across the 36 states and the FCT on modalities for the expansion of Polling Units (PUs).
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2023: INEC to put polling units in hospitals, courts

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it would bring polling units in overcrowded areas closer to the people, particularly to public places like schools, courts and hospitals ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Nigerian government to inject into market 10 million cooking gas cylinders in a year

The Federal Government will inject five to 10 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) gas cylinders into the market in the next one year, according to Mr Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan.
Director General of the centre, Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta who said this in Abuja during the official launch of the Nigerian women for Liquefied Petroleum Gas project, said this was in a bid to improve women’s livelihoods, survival, clean environment, as well as pulling millions of households out of poverty.

NCWD: 99 million Nigerian women to benefit from oil, gas in three years

Director General of the centre, Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta who said this in Abuja during the official launch of the Nigerian women for Liquefied Petroleum Gas project, said this was in a bid to improve women’s livelihoods, survival, clean environment, as well as pulling millions of households out of poverty.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Coronavirus: African Union drops AstraZeneca from its vaccine plan

The African Union's disease control body said on Thursday it has dropped plans to secure AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines for its members from the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine supplier, amid global shortfalls of the shot.

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Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government to intensify diversification of energy sector

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, says the ministry will continue to support the Federal Government’s policies on diversification of the energy sector.
David Okereke made an immediate impact as he scored after just coming on, in 10-man Club Brugge’s comfortable 3-0 home win against Eupen in Saturday’s Belgian Jupiler.

Joseph Akpala: David Okereke will shine at Genk

Joseph Akpala has given a reason why he believes fellow countryman David Okereke, who has struggled at Club Brugge, would have been a big hit at another Belgian club, Genk.
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.

Senator Tinubu condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Senator Bola Tinubu has commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son, Pastor Oluwadamilare Adeboye, known as Dare.

UN: Over 17 500 displaced in fresh Burkina violence

Over 17 500 people have fled their homes in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso in the last 10 days after attacks that claimed at least 45 lives, the United Nations said Friday.
Manchester United executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has promised the board will become “better listeners” in light of recent supporter protests.

Joel Glazer writes open letter to Manchester United supporters

Last weekend’s Premier League clash with Liverpool had to be postponed due to protests in and around Old Trafford against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club and their recent involvement in plans for a European Super League.

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Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces

The Democratic Republic of the Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of a state of siege to address worsening bloodshed in the east.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Nigeria, Microsoft partner on ‘digital transformation’, target 27,000 jobs

The Nigerian government and Microsoft have detailed several projects aimed at intensifying the nation’s move to become a more digital economy.
Representative Tunji Ajuloopin (APC-Kwara) has commended youths and hunters for assisting in the arrest of suspected kidnappers in his constituency.

Federal lawmaker renews call for state police as youths, hunters arrest ‘kidnap kingpin’

Representative Tunji Ajuloopin (APC-Kwara) has commended youths and hunters for assisting in the arrest of suspected kidnappers in his constituency.
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Vice Chancellor, UNIZIK, Prof Charles Esimone , Panel Chairman, Barr. Danladi Kifasi with other members of the Visitation Panel during a courtesy call at Imeobi palace yesterday.

Obi of Onitsha: Ndigbo proud of Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Traditional Ruler of Onitsha kingdom, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has described Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as a pride for the Igbo and called for more government and private support to the institution.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Kogi ALGON chair denies negotiating with kidnappers of colleague

The Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Taifeeq Isah, has debunked media reports that he is in discussion with the abductors of his colleague in Yagba West LGA, Pious Kolawole.