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Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief: Immigration job not for sale

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has warned job seekers paying money out of desperation to secure employment, that immigration job was not for sale.

INEC announces date for vacant legislative seats in Jigawa, Kaduna

The commission in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye, on Friday, declared June 19, 2021, as the date for the conduct of by-elections to fill the vacant seat for Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State and Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
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Oyo council poll: Security agencies enjoin stakeholders to shun violence

As local government election draws near in Oyo State, all security agencies have mapped out strategies to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order during the exercise.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lagos council poll: New APC nomination fee outrageous – group

The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such criticisms is coming from the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group within the party.

2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.

NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on monthly salary

The Lagos State Government says it has placed 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary for six months.
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IPC, others express worry over National Assembly’s delay of electoral reform process

A coalition of media and civil society stakeholders, including the International Press Centre (IPC) and nine others, has expressed worry over their perceived delay by the National Assembly in concluding the electoral reform process which commenced last year.

2023: ‘Political party gamblers’ no longer acceptable in APGA – party leader

The Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Augustine Ehiemere, said the party will no longer issue tickets to “political party gamblers”.
Chairman, OGSIEC, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu and other stakeholders during the official flag-off ceremony of the political activities for Local Government election in Abeokuta,

Ogun rolls out guidelines, timetable for council poll

Ogun Independent Electoral Commission has rolled out guidelines for political parties and candidates aspiring to contest in the state local government election.

2023: APGA vows to take over Abia

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in a statement issued on Tuesday assured that it would provide a credible alternative for the Abia electorate to elect candidates that would liberate the state from poverty and maladministration.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure during a stakeholders meeting on conversion of polling units, on...
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: PDP female aspirant urges electorate to shun inducement

A female aspirant in the Nov. 6 governorship in Anambra, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has urged the electorate to guard against monetary inducement in making their choice of candidates.
Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.

Edwin van der Sar pacts to talk of succeeding Ed Woodward at Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.

2023: Kebbi youth coalition wants zoning jettison, demands credible candidates

A group of Kebbi Youths under the aegis of Coalition for Better Kebbi State, has urged the elders in the state to drop the ideal of zoning political position, rather, they should allow credible candidates with merits to lead the state in 2023.

Somali elections to hold as president drops term extension

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo on Saturday reopened talks to hold elections as soon as possible, a move welcomed by the opposition and raising the spectre of further deadly violence.

Ekiti government distributes free JAMB pins to 2,500 indigent candidates

No fewer than 2,500 candidates seeking admission into various tertiary institutions have benefitted from the free Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), e-registration pin purchased by the Ekiti state government.

JAMB threatens to sanction schools charging above N4,000

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has reiterated the resolve of the board to sanction schools charging above the stipulated N4,000 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

2023: NDN announces $10 million grant to support credible candidates

The Nigeria Diaspora Network (NDN) has announced a $10 million grant it would use to support candidates that are committed to good governance and rule of law during the 2023 general elections.
Brendan Rodgers on the touchline during Leicester City's win over Chelsea (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester boss reacts to talk of succeeding Jose Mourinho at Tottenham

Brendan Rodgers is aware of the speculation linking him with a vacant managerial post at Tottenham, but the Northern Irishman claims to be "very, very happy" in his role at Leicester.

Official: INEC to release 2023 elections timetable after Anambra election

Nigeria’s electoral umpire will release a timetable for the 2023 general elections immediately after the Anambra gubernatorial election, the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC flays delay in passage of Electoral Act amendment bill

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the delay in the passage of the Electoral Act amendment bill, saying barely a year and nine months to the 2023 general election, the National Assembly is yet to pass the Bill.

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Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona open free transfer talks with Manchester City veteran

Barcelona have commenced initial talks with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero ahead of a free transfer move this summer.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.
Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez is on the list of targets to take charge at Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

Bundesliga side eye Real Madrid legend as next coach

The Bundesliga club have confirmed head coach Adi Hutter will move to Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2021/22 season to replace Marco Rose ahead of his exit to Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Manchester City, Chelsea linked with surprise move for Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

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Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Manchester City, Chelsea linked with surprise move for Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.
Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)

Official: Nigerian government to revive ALSCON by 2023

The federal government is to restart operations at the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, by the end of 2023.
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.

Sallah: Senate adjourns plenary until May 18

The Senate on Thursday adjourned plenary until May 18, to enable the members to observe the Sallah.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Official: Lagos on alert to prevent third wave of coronavirus

The Lagos State government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.
Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, responded to the report by saying the ministry would adopt all recommendations in the report which were supported by the majority of the 26-strong panel.

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding – minister

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism, the environment minister said on Sunday.