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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government election will be free and fair.

Ogun governor: Our council chairmen will be elected, not selected

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government election will be free and fair.
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Robertson S. Henry-File Photo

St Vincent’s Caribbean residents wake to ash-covered streets, rumbling volcano

Residents of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Saturday woke to rumbling noises emanating from the La Soufriere volcano that spectacularly erupted a day earlier, while a thin layer of ash coated rooftops, cars and roads.
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NDLEA arrests wanted drug baron in Nasarawa

It was indeed a bleak Easter for the most wanted drug baron in Nasarawa state, Sami Ashoko as he did not only spend the festive season in custody, his warehouse filled with skunk was also raided and 100 bags of the illicit drug weighing 1,095.3kg seized.
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.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

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.
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.

VP Osinbajo seeks new tribe of Nigerians to promote unity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has cautioned those calling for the break-up of Nigeria to have a rethink, saying that now is an opportunity to increase the number of new tribe of men and women of all faith and ethnicities committed to a country run on high values of integrity, hard work, justice and love of country.

Explosion kills four family members in India

Four members of a family, including two children, have been killed in an explosion inside their house in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, police said on Monday.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Anambra State Command, Mr. Monday Bala Kuryas, has visited Omor community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state on a fact-finding mission over the recent kidnap of five persons by gunmen.

Police to collaborate with military, other security agencies on an intensive patrol within Anambra

To renew public confidence in security the Anambra State Commissioner of Police; CP Monday Kuryas fsi, was on 27th March, 2021 mandated Divisional Police Officers, Police Mobile Force personnel and other tactical teams to revamp public surveillance within the State.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has explained that the massive road construction and expansion witnessed within the Uyo capital city was in anticipation of future heavy traffic.

Akwa Ibom commissioner: Road expansion to accommodate future traffic

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has explained that the massive road construction and expansion witnessed within the Uyo capital city was in anticipation of future heavy traffic.
Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.

Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo

Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Group drags Osun government before EFCC over ‘flyover’ project

A civil society in Osun state, Transparency and Accountability Group, (TAG) has dragged the state government before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences, (ICPC) seeking the probe the award the flyover in the state to a contractor without any bidding process.

MSF mobile clinics provides healthcare services in Borno despite insecurity

Médecins Sans Frontieres MSF teams are providing healthcare services to residents living in the remote areas of Borno State in spite of the insecurity in the region.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo identifies rebels responsible for Italian ambassador’s death

Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday evening identified rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) movement as being responsible for an ambush that killed Italian Ambassador to the country Luca Attanasio.
Ifeanyi Okowa

PDP: Delta governor has distinguished himself in roads, infrastructure delivery

The Delta chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday declared that available records have shown that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has distinguished himself in infrastructure delivery including quality roads construction across the state.

Gabon residents protest at coronavirus restrictions

Residents of Gabon’s two major cities took to the streets banging pots and pans for second night on Thursday, in defiance of coronavirus curfew measures, to protest against government restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: New road to enhance economic ties between Abia, Akwa Ibom

The inauguration of new link road to Akwa Ibom, which was built by the Abia State Government, would provide fresh impetus to economic activities between the two neighbouring states.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

#EndSARS: Delta rebuilds high court complex burnt during protests

The Delta Government on Tuesday, unveiled the rebuilt High Court Complex in Asaba which was burnt down during the #EndSARS protests of 2020.

National Stadium Lagos hosts Super Eagles vs Lesotho

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the team’s last AFCON qualifier against Lesotho next month will be played at the refurbished National Stadium in Lagos.
Doyin Okupe

‘N702 million fraud’: Doyin Okupe has no house in Abuja – witness

A defence witness told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday that a former spokesperson on public affairs for former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, does not own a personal house in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara government reclaims Ile Arugbo land as court strikes out Senator Saraki’s case

Kwara State Government on Tuesday got a legal green light to proceed with the building of the state secretariat on the controversial Ile Arugbo land in Ilorin, with the court striking out the case instituted by the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, challenging the government’s take over of the land.
A former general named Myint Swe, who was previously serving as vice president, has been installed as acting president.

Myanmar military to hold new elections after one-year state of emergency

The Myanmar military said on Monday that it will rerun the multi-party general elections after a one-year state of emergency declared earlier in the day.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor: We’re talking to coronavirus vaccine manufacturers

Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos is the epicenter of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak; with over 44,000 of the nation’s total confirmed COVID-19 infections of 121, 566 as of January 24, 2021.
For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

President Joe Biden urges Americans to unite

Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.

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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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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kano NLC suspends planned strike

The organised labour has suspended the three-day warning strike it planned to commence today (Thursday) in Kano over the deduction of workers salary for the month of March by the state government.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Eight killed in fresh Plateau attack

Eight people have been killed in a night attack by unidentified assailants at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.
A United State of America based Cyber Security expert, Dr. Augustine Ohwobete has told organizations, especially financial institutions to put measures in place to check cyber crimes, following the pace at which digital disruption and innovative new technology were reaching the market.

US-based cybersecurity expert tasks institutions on cyber crimes

A United State of America based Cyber Security expert, Dr. Augustine Ohwobete has told organizations, especially financial institutions to put measures in place to check cyber crimes, following the pace at which digital disruption and innovative new technology were reaching the market.

JUSUN: Strike still on, no concrete resolution reached

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) said the strike was still on because no concrete resolution had been reached.

PDP zonal congress: Ex-Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose alleges over-voting

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that there was over-voting at the Peoples Democratic Party South-West zonal congress held in Osun State on Monday.