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EU hails Joe Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.
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Buba Marwa takes over as NDLEA chief

The new chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has warned illicit drugs traffickers, exporters and cultivators as well as consumers in the country to stop the practice forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor bags ambassador of peace, justice award

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has been honoured with an award of excellence as Ambassador of Peace and Justice by Umaisha Political Central Association (UPCA).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deploy 1,250 men to boost community policing in Lagos

The Nigeria Police, on Tuesday, deployed 1,250 Special Constabulary Police, toward boosting community policing in Lagos State Command.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police to engage youths in fight against cultism, substance abuse

The Nigeria Police Force says it will roll out massive engagement and enlightenment of stakeholders to check cultism, substance abuse, sexual and gender-based violence in 2021.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto gets World Bank’s $22 million grant for financial propriety

The World Bank has granted Sokoto State Government $22 million for its commitment to the implementation of the State’s Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.
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Presidency: By-election results show Nigerians are pleased with APC

The results emanating from the just concluded by-elections across states show that Nigerians still repose great confidence in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a spokesman in the presidency, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday.
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.

FEC approves N21.9 billion for rehabilitation of roads in Yobe, Edo, Taraba

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved N21.9 billion for the rehabilitation and repairs of roads in Yobe, Edo and Taraba States.
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.

ANEEJ, CRPP condemn Governor Obaseki’s decision to stop NDDC projects in Edo

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have criticised the decision of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to stop the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from executing projects in Edo.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he initially 'felt empty inside' after the club secured the Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool youngsters step up amid injury crisis

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has said he hopes the club’s young centre backs can step up in the absence of injured regulars as the Premier League champions cope with an injury crisis.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Nigeria invests only 0.02% of national budget on nutrition – official

Nigeria invests only 0.02 per cent of its National Budget on nutrition as against four per cent recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a federal government official.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Kogi tax policy is flexible, friendly

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has described the tax policy of the state as flexible and friendly, saying it encourage people to invest in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari hails electoral process in Edo

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process which led to the victory of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of September 19, 2020 governorship poll in the state.
The Executive Director (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said this on Monday in commemoration of the 2019 Anti-Corruption Day, via a statement sent to newsmen.

UNODC: World risks another virus like coronavirus if …

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) says that the world risks another virus of the magnitude of COVID-19 if the trafficking, sale and consumption of wildlife are not stopped.

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The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos coronavirus sample tests near 264,000 – official

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Wednesday the state government had conducted 263, 358 valid COVID-19 sample tests since inception of the pandemic.

FCTA decries spate of abandoned buildings in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Department of Monitoring and Inspection, has decried the number of abandoned buildings in the city centre.

Bayern Munich hoping for one big signing and two sales

Lucas Hernandez, the club’s record signing, is likely to step into Alaba’s place in the backline but Niklas Süle, who has struggled for form this season, would be the only other obvious centre-back at the club. Benjamin Pavard has only ever been used at right-back under Hansi Flick and is needed in that role.

Bandits kill 7 vigilantes, burn 50 motorcycles in Niger

Not less than seven men of the local vigilant group in Mashegu local government area of Niger state have been killed by bandits. Several others have also been injured and hospitalised.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu warns against Senator Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, said Nigerians should reject the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.