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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Group seeks speedy passage of new electoral bill

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) has called for a speedy passage of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.
Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lewis Hamilton disqualified for track violations in Bahrain

Less than a week after winning the season opening Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, the Mercedes AMG F1 racing team’s British record race driver Sir Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified for certain breaches he engaged in during the race.
The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) Mr Lanre Mojola made this disclosure after the sealing exercise in Lagos on Sunday.

Lagos to develop occupational safety, health master plan – official

The Lagos State Safety Commission on Thursday disclosed that the Commission was set to develop an occupational safety and health Master plan for the state, its Director General, Mr. Lanre Mojola, has announced.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill three members of kidnap gang that got N2 million ransom for dead...

Three suspected kidnappers have been killed in a gun battle with a Special Squad of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

SEC cautions potential investors against ‘high returns’ fraud schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cautioned potential capital market investors against putting their monies in fraud schemes that promise unwarranted high returns.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor speaks against travelling abroad for medical check-up

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says he doesn't have any reason to travel abroad for a medical check-up because the State Government House Clinic is equipped with everything he needs for medical examination.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS to access computers, PoS of taxable persons, firms

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said it will soon begin to access computers and electronic storages belonging to taxable individuals through its Automated Tax Administration Solution.
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.

Senator Lawan calls for local production of coronavirus vaccine

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, Wednesday called for concerted efforts by the government and parliament to find resources for Nigerian scientists to collaborate with international agencies to develop COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Akwa Ibom: Police confirm three officers dead, four missing in Essien Udim

The police in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s South-south, have confirmed that three of their officers have been killed, while four are missing in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state during a violent clash between security operatives and some hoodlums.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

VP Osinbajo chairs FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan: Nigeria’s unity is paramount to traditional rulers

The Co-Chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, NCTRN, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said the unity of Nigeria was paramount to the royal fathers.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) has generated $114 billion in revenues over the years, $9 billion in taxes, $18 billion in dividends to the Federal Government and $15 billion in feed gas purchase.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as one indivisible entity despite the diversity of ethnicity, culture, language and religion of the citizenry.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

Lawmaker bemoans killing of 20 vigilantes, one soldier in Niger

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Senator Sani Musa, has described as callous, inhuman and wicked the recent killings of 20 members of the local vigilante and a soldier in Kontokoro town of Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.
Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has been flirting with a heavyweight pugilist, Anthony Joshua and he may end up in his camp as a sparring partner.

Floyd Mayweather set to join Anthony Joshua’s training team

Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has been flirting with a heavyweight pugilist, Anthony Joshua and he may end up in his camp as a sparring partner.

SERAP asks President Buhari to probe ‘misuse of N4.5 billion COVID-19 funds’ by Kogi...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State government obtained from the Federal Government, including N90,720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 cases in the state.”
People gather to inspect damaged train cars after two passenger trains collided. Mahmoud Maqboul/dpa

32 dead after Egypt passenger trains collide

At least 32 people were killed and 66 injured Friday when two passenger trains collided in southern Egypt, the health ministry said, the latest deadly rail accident to hit the country.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Survey: 2 in 3 Africans want coronavirus vaccine

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that two-thirds of Africans said they will accept COVID-19 vaccines.
Abdullahi Ganduje

World TB Day: Kano government cautions against use of traditional medicine

Kano State Government has cautioned against the use of traditional medicine and concoctions for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

NULGE insists on autonomy for local councils

Newly inaugurated national president of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ambali Olatunji, on Monday insisted that the union will continue the struggle for local government autonomy, and passage of the local government scheme of service from where his predecessor left off.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Anambra election: EFCC urged to check the profile of aspirants

Ahead of Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November this year, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged to investigate the profile of the aspirants.

NACA train, empowers 180 youths with skill acquisition starter packs

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has trained and distributed skill aqcusition start parks to 180 youths in Gombi and Hong LGAs of Adamawa state.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: Decision to allow hijab use taken in good faith

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says his government took the decision allowing the use of hijab in public schools in good faith.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC to embark on five day strike, protest in Kaduna over mass sack

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days in protest of the mass sacking of thousands of workers by the state government.

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Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA counterattacks Super League, will offer up to €7 billion

Football is at war between UEFA and the Super League. The creation of a new competition, outside of the international bodies, has created a schism between clubs and organisations.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON IMC assumes office

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association Of Local Governments Of Nigeria (ALGON) yesterday, assumed work at the headquarters of ALGON.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA disapproves of ‘closed Euro breakaway league’

Fifa said on Sunday it disapproved of the proposed breakaway European Super League as it was outside of international football structures.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel ‘proud’ to become first German manager to reach FA Cup final

Thomas Tuchel says it will be “special” to be the first German to manage a team in an FA Cup Final after Chelsea win over Man City.