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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigeria vice president urges citizens to be committed to nation’s unity, peace

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged Nigerians to recommit themselves to the unity and peace of the country.

Ramadan: Catholics call for peace as Muslims begin fasting

The Catholic Diocese of Oyo has urged the Muslim faithful in Nigeria to embrace and pray for peace, justice, and an end to social vices in the country as they begin Ramadan fast.

Ebonyi attack: I’ve not seen my husband – victim

The police in Delta State on Saturday rescued a kidnap victim in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

PFN: We’re ready to support law enforcement agencies

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has expressed readiness to collaborate with the police and other security agencies in the land in a bid to address the growing insecurity.
Former minister of commerce and industry, Mahmud Tukur, has passed on.

Former minister Mahmud Tukur laid to rest in Yola

Dr. Mahmud Tukur, a former Minister of Commerce and Industry and the First Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), who died in Abuja, on Friday, after a brief illness, has been buried in Yola, according to Islamic rites.

Lawyer decries increase in abuse of minors

A Legal practitioner, Mr Isaiah Ode, has decried the rising incidents of defilement, as well as other forms of abuse of minors in the country.
This general view shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in the village of Haitimuk in East Flores on April 4, 2021, after flash floods and landslides swept eastern Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor. (Photo by Joy Christian / AFP)

Nearly 90 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing

At least 87 people are dead and dozens more still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday.
Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke has decried the increasing rate of violence in Nigeria and appealed to the citizens to show love to one another instead of hatred.

Easter: Catholic archbishop calls on Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke has decried the increasing rate of violence in Nigeria and appealed to the citizens to show love to one another instead of hatred.
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.

Hausa community pleads for calm as gunmen kill four northerners in Imo

Hausa community in Imo State has called for calmness as 4 northerners yesterday were killed by unknown gunmen at Umuaka in Orlu Local Government Area of the State.
Bukola Saraki

Easter: Senator Saraki urges Nigerians to adopt spirit of sacrifice

Immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Christians across the world, particularly the ones in Nigeria, on this year’s Easter celebration which symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ and also urged them to embrace the spirit of sacrifice for the survival and development of the country.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Easter: Nigerians‘ll triumph over agents of disunity, insecurity – Ebonyi governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has stressed the need for oneness among Nigerians, noting that upholding the unity of the nation will conquer every form of disunity.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Twin brothers, two other sons of retired soldiers arrested for robbery in Lagos

The twin brothers said to be children of a retired soldier, and the other two, also sons of retired soldiers were alleged to be specialists in car snatching and robbing of unsuspecting bus passengers of their valuables.

Four persons ‘killed’ in Bayelsa over ‘security contract’

Four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to shun agents of disunity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Nigerians not to allow those he described as a few mischief mongers to destroy the country’s unity.
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, says he is in the governorship race of Anambra to make the South-East geopolitical zone an island of prosperity.

Chukwuma Soludo: I will be shocked if attack was aimed at me

Following the attack on a former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, by gunmen which led to the death of three Police officers, he has condemned the incident, noting that he would be shocked if the attack was aimed at him.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

Easter: President Buhari acknowledges efforts of frontline health workers in fight against coronavirus

As Christians celebrate Easter this weekend, President Muhammadu Buhari has formally acknowledged the efforts of frontline health workers in the nation’s fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, *Rt. Hon. Hamisu Cidari (in blue attire) with his colleague Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, alongside their colleagues from the Northwest zone at a meeting in Kano on 26th March, 2021.

2023: Northwest speakers declare support for Asiwaju Tinubu

Serving Speakers and their predecessors from the Northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Imo North senatorial poll: APC’s petition compels Supreme Court to suspend Frank Ibezim’s appeal...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended hearing indefinitely of an appeal filed by a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Francis Ibezim, against his disqualification in the December 5, 2020, Imo North Senatorial by-election.
Hundreds of shops were burnt to ashes following a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Fire destroys shops, property worth billions of naira at Katsina central market

Hundreds of shops were burnt to ashes following a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market on Monday, newsmen report.

OPC blasts Arewa Youth Assembly over ultimatum to Yorubas in north

Following the ultimatum issued by Arewa Youth Assembly, (AYA) against Yorubas living in the North to vacate, the Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC) New Era has condemned the Northern youth group against releasing such statement.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.

AFCONQ: Thomas Partey omitted from Ghana squad after Arsenal block call-up due to coronavirus...

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been omitted from Ghana’s squad for their upcoming fixtures due to coronavirus quarantine rules.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised departed Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli for his fight against corruption and poverty.

Fifa supremo offers football’s condolences for Tanzania’s John Magufuli

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised departed Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli for his fight against corruption and poverty.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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People march during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar activists stage ‘bloody’ protests against military

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup splashed red paint and dye on roads and signs outside government offices on Wednesday to represent the blood of people killed protesting against the junta, on the second day of the traditional new year holiday.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF, World Bank advocate flexible fiscal support, debt relief

Against the backdrop of a pandemic impacted global and national economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have urged fiscal authorities to execute flexible and supportive fiscal policies to support economic recovery and cushion the long-term impact of the pandemic.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Britain March 16, 2021. REUTERS-Peter Cziborra

World leaders mourn Prince Philip

Current and former world leaders joined a chorus of condolences from around the world following the death of Prince Philip on Friday at the age of 99.