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1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

APC tasks new EFCC boss to be guided by President Buhari’s corruption stance

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the new chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, be guided by the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to tackle corruption in the polity.
The Board of Lagos-based Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) FC is on the verge of announcing a replacement for its former Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu.

MFM appoint new interim head coach

The management of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football (MFM) Club has confirmed the appointment of Olalekan Gabriel as the interim head coach of the modest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team.
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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.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor dissolves state executive council

Ahead of his second term inauguration next week Wednesday, governor Rotimi Akeredolu has dissolved the States Executive Council.
Recall the Kogi State Governor alongside the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State had yesterday received the former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling’s All Progressives Congress, APC.

PGF chief: Femi Fani-Kayode’s botched defection an attempt to manipulate APC leadership

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has said the recent attempt to accept Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into the fold of the All Progressives Congress APC was a clear attempt by some partisans to manipulate the leadership of the ruling party into doing the wrong thing.
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Kwara governor vows to suspend APC members seeking redress in court

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has vowed to suspend members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara who have taken the party to court over its membership registration exercise and the removal of the party chairperson in the state.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into APC is rewarding scandalous behaviour

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has kicked against any attempt to admit a former Aviation minister and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, into the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying to do so would tantamount to ‘rewarding scandalous behaviour’.

Imo polytechnic students battle landlord, caretaker over death of colleague

Students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo state, have intensified moves to shut down Ezinwanne lodge, after a first year student of building technology, Anthony Chinweotito Emmanuel, was alleged to have been beaten by his caretaker, one Daniel Okufuwa, into coma and subsequently died in the hospital after five days.
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Ex-APC chairman speaks on ‘crisis’ in Ebonyi chapter

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Eze Nwachukwu, has refuted media report about leadership crisis in the state chapter of the party.
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APC factions oppose membership registration in Imo, Rivers

A spokesman for Amaechi’s loyalists, recognised by the APC National Secretariat, Ogbonna Nwuke, said, “What is clear to us is that materials are here, but people are to be trained first before registration starts. After the training, then we will go into operations in the field. But for the avoidance of doubt, by next week we (APC) will start registration.”
Jonathan Woodgate will be in caretaker charge for Bournemouth's game against Birmingham on Saturday.

Jonathan Woodgate surprised to be in charge of Bournemouth

Former Leeds United defender Jonathan Woodgate admits he’s surprised to have been given the Bournemouth job as a caretaker.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

APC hails Kwara governor at 61

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday in Abuja, commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara for ensuring good governance and developing the state in spite of its lean finances.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

APC: Ongoing membership registration exercise strategic, constitutional

The chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has described the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise as a constitutional provision and a strategic measure taken by the committee to give existing and new members a sense of belonging.

Bisi Akande dismisses APC membership validation, registration as wasteful exercise

A former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has described the party’s Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Committee as an abnormality, adding that the party’s ongoing registration and revalidation are an indefensible aberration.
Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, gather at the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, in the eastern Sudanese state of Kasala, on 14 November, 2020. Ebrahim HAMID - AFP

Ethiopia: UN says 20 000 refugees missing in Tigray

As many as 20 000 refugees are missing after two camps in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region were destroyed, the United Nations said.

Ekiti speaker, APC mourn as assemblyman dies

Speaker Funminiyi Afuye, who confirmed the incident in a statement by his media aide Akogun Tai-Oguntayo, said he was devastated by Adegbuyi’s death.
People gather at the municipality building that was set ablaze overnight, in the aftermath of protests against the lockdown and worsening economic conditions, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tripoli, Lebanon January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese leaders condemn violence after Tripoli unrest

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister and its president on Friday condemned overnight violence in the city of Tripoli, where protesters angry over a strict lockdown clashed with security forces and set the municipality building on fire.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a confidence vote at the lower house of parliament after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane-Pool

Italian prime minister resigns

Mr Conte survived two confidence votes in parliament last week, but then lost his absolute majority in the Senate after centrist ally and former PM Matteo Renzi defected.

Ex-Minister: APC is a dying political party

President Muhammadu Buhari's Sports Minister from 2015 to 2019, Solomon Dalung, says the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) which he still belongs to, is a failing, dying political brand that has endangered the lives of ordinary Nigerians even more.
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Delta council poll: APC raises 27-member campaign council

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has inaugurated a 27-man campaign council for the purpose of the local government election across the state slated for March 6, 2021.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN sets up seven-man electoral committee to conduct national elections March 2021

The farmers’ apex body, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, on Friday, disclosed of setting up 7-man electoral committee to conduct national elections in March 2021.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor: How ‘communication gap’ threw Kwara APC into crisis

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has restated the commitment of the zonal chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to resolve the leadership crisis afflicting the Kwara state chapter of the party, explaining how a gap in communication led to party men going for one another’s political jugular.

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Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, confirmed this during a chat with newsmen on Monday.

Minister: Nigerians who received coronavirus vaccines abroad must get tested upon arrival

The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says Nigerians who have received COVID-19 vaccines abroad will still be required to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests upon arrival in the country.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Fulani group warns members against negative acts as herders flock to Kwara

The Fulani Community Association in Kwara has advised its members to avoid negative tendencies capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of the state.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

Donald Trump says he predicts ‘energy disaster’ for America

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

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Oyo council poll: Selection of candidates for election is disastrous, against our party constitution...

A group within People’s Democratic Party from Oke-Ogun, ‘PDP Oke-Ogun Agenda’ has kicked against the attempt of some cabals in governor Makinde’s government who are trying to maneuver the governor to give out an order for a selection of candidates for forthcoming local government election in Oyo state.
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Anambra governor denies ‘altercation’ with US immigration

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.
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.

Senate president: recurrent attacks on schools, other acts of banditry call for intense soul...

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan said on Friday that the recurrent attacks on schools and other acts of banditry across the country, call for intense soul searching on how the nation arrived at this very sorry situation.

Report: Nigeria has least affordable internet in the world

A new global study on digital quality of life has ranked Nigeria as the country with the least affordable internet service in the world.
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Battle of supremacy rages in Boko Haram-ISWAP camps

Fierce battle between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has broken out in the terrorists’ camps leading to the killing of several of their fighters.