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Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

Official: Anambra airport fully owned by state

Anambra State government has said the newly constructed International Airport in Umueri is fully owned by the state and no loan was procured for the project.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu schools need more male teachers – stakeholders

Professionals in the education sector in Enugu have bemoaned the low number of male teachers in schools across the state.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS

Kiribati lawmaker: China plans to revive strategic Pacific airstrip

China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands about 3,000km southwest of Hawaii, lawmakers told Reuters, in a bid to revive a site that hosted military aircraft during World War Two.
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.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, wants ECOWAS court to declare NBC broadcasting code illegal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and twenty-four concerned Nigerians have sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “the arbitrary use of the NBC Act and broadcasting code to target, harass, sanction, and fine independent television and radio stations in Nigeria, and to restrict Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.”

Truck crushes eight to death in Osun

No fewer than eight people lost their lives, while many others sustained varying degrees of injuries on Saturday when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and sixty one passengers fell into drainage while climbing an overhead bridge in Osogbo, Osun State.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister donates education materials worth millions to public schools in Enugu

Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has flagged off the donation of educational materials worth millions of naira to public primary and secondary schools in Enugu State.
Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo-Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.

Eight dead, 36 injured as truck falls off bridge in Osun

Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor urges President Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Delta State Governor and Chairman of South-South Governors’ Forum, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) without further delay.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Official: Lagos generates 14,000 metric tonnes waste daily

Lagos State generates over 14,000 metric tonnes of refuse on a daily basis, according to its Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

IPC: NBC’s threat on Channels TV unacceptable

The International Press Centre (IPC) has rejected the decision of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction Channels Television for interviewing the spokesman of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), during the broadcast of its ‘Politics Today’ programme on Sunday April 25, 2021.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Killings across Nigeria beyond control of federal government

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said the federal government has no answer to the worsening spate of killings and insecurity across the country.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi secures $100 million agric loan from AfDB

Kogi government on Tuesday announced that it had secured a $100 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance some Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) projects in the state.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

NBC: Channels TV apologises for breach of broadcasting code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday said Channels Television has apologised over its infraction of the broadcasting code.
The Lagos State Government has said traffic will be diverted from the Ojota underpass to Demurin junction on the Ikorodu corridor, to allow reconstruction work on the Ketu-Mile 12 section of the Lagos-Ikorodu road.

Lagos government closes Ojota underpass

The Lagos State Government has said traffic will be diverted from the Ojota underpass to Demurin junction on the Ikorodu corridor, to allow reconstruction work on the Ketu/Mile 12 section of the Lagos/Ikorodu road.

Senator Omo-Agege: APC’ll take over Niger Delta in 2023

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege yesterday boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would take control of not just Delta State but the South-South geopolitical zone in 2023.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Ex-NLC leader advocates effective border policing, technology

A former Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Nted, has advised the federal government to adopt effective border policing to protect the country’s porous borders from infiltration by criminals and enemies of the state.

NLNG gets N20 billion tax waiver from Nigerian government

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has been granted a ₦20 billion tax waiver by the federal government for the construction of Bodo Bonny Bridge in Rivers State.

FIRS gives NLNG N20 billion tax waiver

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has granted the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company N20 billion tax waiver for the construction of Bodo Bonny Bridge in Rivers State.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap 18 passengers in Oyo

Security situation in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State heightened, yesterday, following the hijack of an 18-seater bus along Igboora-Eruwa road by gunmen, who abducted all passengers in the commercial bus.

Kwara government inducts 130 doctors, nurses, others

Kwara State Government on Tuesday began the induction of at least 130 health workers who were recently recruited into the state civil service, a step meant to improve patient-to-health giver ratio and better medical service delivery in the state.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government inaugurates 46 federal polytechnics, education colleges councils

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated 46 governing councils of Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education (FCE).

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Taraba governor: Senator Alhassan’s demise a personal loss

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has described the death of former minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan as a personal loss to him.

President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo to spend N3 billion on economic recovery programme

Edo state government will spend over N3 billion to implement the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme.
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NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.

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Orthodox Christian worshippers sit outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the day of the Holy Fire ceremony, amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Crowds gather for Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre

Orthodox Christians flocked to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday to celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony, gathering in far greater numbers than last year because coronavirus restrictions have eased.
Manchester United are set to reject any proposals for Donny van de Beek to leave Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having the Dutch midfielder firmly in his plans according to The Sun.

Donny van de Beek set for Old Trafford stay as club rejects loan offer

Manchester United are set to reject any proposals for Donny van de Beek to leave Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having the Dutch midfielder firmly in his plans according to The Sun.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher: Ruben Dias is Premier League’s best defender

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has rated Manchester City defender Ruben Dias as Premier League’s best defender this season.

FUOYE vice chancellor: I didn’t sack ex-registrar

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Sunday said that he did not terminate the appointment of Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, the former registrar of the university.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.