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Anambra assemblymen, staff undergo coronavirus test

“The Gov. Willie Obiano administration is investing alot to contain the spread of the disease in the state and we need to support government’s efforts by adhering to the health guidelines,” he said.

Uganda election: Femi Falana petitions UN working group over Bobi Wine’s house arrest

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UN-WGAD) over the continued house arrest of Ugandan opposition figure, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine.
The transportation commissioner, Frederick Oladeinde, made this known at the 2020 ministerial press briefing held in Lagos.

Lagos completes 297 roads repairs, targets 250kms rehabilitation works in 2021

The Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) on Tuesday said it was targeting the rehabilitation of 250 kilometres of roads across the state in 2021 in addition to the 297 it repaired between 2019 and 2020.
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.

Coronavirus: KanInvest secures N10 billion central bank fund to revive industries in Kano

The KanInvest and Diaspora, in partnership with the Links, a UK-based company and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has secured N10 billion intervention fund from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its bid to revive industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic disease in Kano State.
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2021 budget to the National Assembly.

CSOs condemn Nigerian government’s proposed sale of public assets to fund 2021 budget

As Nigerian and Nigerians grapple with economic recession and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, disagreed and condemned the alleged move by the Federal Government to sell public assets to implement 2021 budget.

Court orders judge to resume ‘N1.9 billion fraud’ trial of ex-Niger governor

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the resumption of proceedings in the money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, entered against former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu.
Chelsea outcast Fikayo Tomori is reportedly close to sealing a loan move to AC Milan.

Fikayo Tomori close to Chelsea exit

The 23-year-old has only made four appearances for the Blues this term after falling behind Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the Stamford Bridge pecking order.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Soldier, five civilians killed, three others injured in Maiduguri

A Soldier and five Civilians were reportedly killed while three others sustained gunshot wounds after a misunderstanding over toasting of a prostitute at a local beer joint situated near the demolished controversial hotel ‘Barka Da Zuwa’ along Baga road, Jajeri Community of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Group expresses worry over school resumption amidst coronavirus surge

A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Fulham to pay Leipzig £15 million for Ademola Lookman’s permanent transfer

Fulham will have to fork out £15million to sign Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig on a permanent basis.

CoE lecturers: Why students can’t remain at home indefinitely

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union has said students of tertiary institutions have stayed at home for too long over the outbreak of COVID-19, an acute respiratory ailment caused by the novel coronavirus, that has held the entire world to ransom since January last year.
The Council of Legal Education has said that 632 students of the Nigerian Law School failed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.

Nigerian law school rejects graduates of Benin republic university

The Council of Legal Education has reiterated its ban on Law graduates of the Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Schools in Edo to remain closed

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that schools in the state will remain closed until Feb. 1, as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Wayne Rooney ends playing career to become Derby manager

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has called time on his playing career after being named as manager of Derby County, the Championship club said on Friday.
Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Sam Egube, who disclosed this at a breakdown session of the budget in Lagos on Thursday.

Lagos to fund 2021 budget deficit with bond, others

In a bid to finance a gap of N192.49 billion contained in its 2021 budget, the Lagos State Government has announced a plan of exploring several sources including bonds and domestic, foreign borrowing.

Nigerian government seizes bank’s assets over Shell’s N183 billion debt

Nigerian government have moved to sequester the assets of the country’s premier lender First Bank of Nigeria Limited in an effort to recover the damages oil major Royal Dutch Shell owed the Ejama Ebubu community of Rivers State in a legal contest spanning many decades, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
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NDLEA develops programmes to reduce drug abuse in Anambra

Mr Mohammed Idris, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Anambra, says the Command has developed functional programmes to reduce drug abuse and its associated crimes in the state.

At least 18 abducted as bandit raid Kaduna community

Witnesses said the assailants armed with AK 47 assault rifles, stormed the community around 1:30a.m. and raided different houses searching for grains and other food items.

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I’m a ‘herdsman’ — all herdsmen are not bandits

Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices.
Lekoil Nigeria Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company and affiliate of Lekoil Limited Cayman, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as Chairman of the Board.

Lekoil appoints Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as board chairman

Lekoil Nigeria Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company and affiliate of Lekoil Limited Cayman, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as Chairman of the Board.

Senator Jang: Amendment of constitution without restructuring, waste of time

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, has decried the socio-economic problems bedeviling the country, blaming it on the operations of the 1999 Constitution.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

HEDA kicks against appointment of new NAPTIP chief

The recent appointment of the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), is fraught with irregularities, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group said on Monday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Conducive business environment important for econimic growth

In a renewed attempt at further deepening the reforms of the nation’s business environment, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, has resolved that CEOs and Heads of some Federal Government regulatory agencies be presented with the outcome of a recent survey that exposes major pitfalls in the operations of the agencies.