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‘Fulani herdsmen’ write Ogun communities, plot fresh attacks

Palpable fear now grips no fewer than eight communities in the Yewa axis of Ogun State, following the alleged threat of fresh attacks from the umbrella body of the Fulani herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah.

How ICPC is combating corruption in MDAs, stopped diversion of N189 billion personnel cost

In the past few years, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission, as part of its statutory mandate, has been conducting systems study and review of ministries and organisations in the federal public service.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor dissolves cabinet, approves indigenous anthem

While announcing the dissolution at the valedictory meeting of the council in Akure, the governor said the outgoing cabinet members had been very supportive for almost four years.

House minority caucus elated as PDP lifts suspension on leader, 6 other members

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has hailed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lifting the suspension placed on the minority leader Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and six others.

ICPC uncovers budget fraud in federal MDAs

An investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday said it has uncovered deep-seated corruption bordering on budget manipulation by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Bayelsa backs INEC on deregistration of political parties

The Bayelsa Government has expressed support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its deregistration of political parties that fail to fulfill provisions of the Electoral Act and the Constitution.

CDHR blasts President Buhari’s over fuel price hikes

A civil society group, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has blamed the Buhari administration for inflicting more pains on the Nigerians with frequent fuel price hikes.

Nasarawa assembly move to safeguard members, others, fumigate complex

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Monday, worried by the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state urged Governor Abdullahi Sule to direct the state Ministry of Environment to fumigate its complex including offices as part of measures to prevent the spread of the second Coronavirus in the state.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu faults Comrade Oshiomhole on APC membership registration

Senate Chief Whip and a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has faulted the position of a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, who described the ongoing membership registration of the party as unconstitutional.
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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.”

Chinese men ‘too weak’ to serve in military – official

Chinese authorities have described the bulk of the country’s young male population as “weak” and “feminine.”

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.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana’s president picks eight female ministers to serve in his new government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of thirty (30) Ministers, and sixteen (16) Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to forty-six (46) to serve in his second government.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana president: No deputy regional ministers in my second government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has decided that there will be no Deputy Regional Ministers, a statement signed on his behalf by the Acting Director of Communications at the Presidency Mr Eugene Arhin, has said on Thursday January 21.

Nigerians advised to take yellow fever vaccines to prevent death

A medical practitioner, Dr Arinzechukwu Ogbu, told Nigerians on Thursday to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever, to stay alive.
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ghana’s president abolishes office of senior minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has realigned Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives ministries.
The President, Vision Africa International and the Co-Chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government against further borrowing from both international and national financial organisations in order not to mortgage the future of the country’s children.

Methodist bishop: Abolish ‘state of origin’ to unite Nigerians

Methodist Bishop and co-chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Dr Sunday Onuoha, has tasked religious leaders on the need to embrace peace for the survival of the country.

Senator Omo-Agege: Bisi Akande a committed patriot

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande, as a committed Nigerian patriot.
Parler, which claims it had more than 12 million users before being shut out by large service providers, styles itself as a 'free-speech' space and has been favoured by supporters of US President Donald Trump [Gabby Jones-Bloomberg]

Parler chief says social app may not return

Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by prominent service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
The Ugandan military and police have stepped up security in and around the capital Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday.

Uganda beefs up security in capital ahead of Thursday polls

The Ugandan military and police have stepped up security in and around the capital Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

FRSC boss urges motorists avoid night trips

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has advised fleet operators, other commercial drivers and patronisers to avoid night trips, noting that they are not only unsafe but utterly dangerous.

Enugu DISCO to invests N1.6 billion on network expansion

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) said it will spend N1.6 billion on 30 electricity network expansion projects within the South-East.

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Everton have received approval for a new £500 million stadium.

New £500 million Everton stadium approved by Liverpool council

“Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it is a very important one,” Everton chairman Bill Kenwright told Everton’s official website.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl’s father: Words can’t describe my happiness

Rilwanu Mohammed Jangebe, father of two of the 279 abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, who regained their freedom in the early hours of Tuesday, has said that words cannot describe his happiness.
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Residents trapped as Boko Haram takes Borno town in midnight raid

Thousands of civilians are trapped in Dikwa after Boko Harm insurgents took control of the town Monday night.
5. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: Kidnappers were offered money not to release Jangebe girls

Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday said while the state was in negotiation with kidnappers of Jangebe schoolgirls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the girls.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

Everton boss lauds Jordan Pickford for keeping a clean sheet against Southampton

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Passage of PIB’ll unlock several midstream gas opportunities

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several midstream gas opportunities and enhance domestic gas utilisation.
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Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
1. Manchester United will continue to ease Shola Shoretire into the first-team after he became the club's youngest debutant in Europe.

Shola Shoretire creates record in Manchester United vs Sociedad Europa League game

Shola Shoretire created a new record at Manchester United after making his debut in Europe during Thursday’s Europa League home tie against Real Sociedad.

PIB: Stakeholders want 10 percent derivation for host communities

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, Thursday demanded a raise of the oil operating expenditure from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent for host communities in the new petroleum industry bill (PIB).
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police detain woman over ‘plot to sell’ baby for N40,000 in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi state police Command, Tuesday detained a prostitute, Victoria Chukwube over an alleged plot to sell her baby boy for N40,000.