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NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON: No hajj seats allocated to Nigeria yet

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says no hajj seats have been allocated to Nigeria for 2021 hajj by the authorities of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Thursday received a new aircraft brought by Allied Air at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

Nigeria receives new aircraft for coronavirus vaccines distribution

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Thursday received a new aircraft brought by Allied Air at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the country.
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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, has expressed delight that the first doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India has been delivered.

AstraZeneca chief delighted as Ghana takes delivery of vaccines

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, has expressed delight that the first doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India has been delivered.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN, NFIU reverse $3 million cryptocurrency fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has reversed a $3 million fraud back to a country.

DPR, aviation firm partner to de-risk oil, gas operations

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Monday inaugurated an initiative aimed at tackling accidents associated with oil and gas operations through the use of helicopters to ensure the safety of lives.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG urges Nigerian government to study, check excesses in crypto-currencies

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has called on the Federal Government to carry out comprehensive study on the workings of cryptocurrencies to check financial excesses.

Benue, ULS partner to train teachers, government officials

Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and a not-for-profit organisation, Universal Learning Solutions (ULS), are working in partnership to deliver intensive training to teachers and dedicated government officials of Benue State under the Teacher Professional Development initiative.

Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

Keystone Bank Limited’s new intakes who recently graduated from the bank’s training school – The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, have donated 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

SEC: Cryptocurrency market worth $2 trillion, it can’t be ignored

The Head of Department, Registration, Exchanges, Market Infrastructure and Innovation Department of SEC, Timi Agama, disclosed this during a virtual lecture organised by the Association of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria (ACMAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

NDDC to train unemployed youths at Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks

President Buhari congratulates Stan Ekeh at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zinox Technologies, Leonard Stanley Ekeh, as he celebrates his 65th birthday.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.

Crypto ban: SEC, CBN to commence market research

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have agreed to collaborate and conduct research with a view to finding ways of regulating the Cryptocurrency market.

IPMAN: Petrol price may rise to N195 per litre

Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, have advised Nigerians to expect a higher petrol pump price in the coming days, saying the price may rise to N195 per litre.
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Scarcity: APC has mechanism to re-stock registration cards – NPA chief

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, yesterday assured intending participants in the ongoing revalidation exercise that the party has put up a strong mechanism to restock and address the scarcity of cards being experienced.

DPR urges businessmen invest in oil and gas, instead of indulging in illegal refineries

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has called on businessmen to invest in the oil and gas industry, instead of indulging in illegal refineries.
Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

Ehingbeti summit: Lender pledges funding for SMEs

First Bank of Nigeria and other private sector firms have pledged to support the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) as it is critical in sustaining economic growth.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA announces appointment of chief operating officers for Women’s World Cup 2023

On Tuesday, world football governing body, FIFA, announced the appointment of two Chief Operating Officers (COOs) in Australia and New Zealand respectively for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 that will be jointly hosted by both countries.
As internally displaced persons continue to return to their various communities following gallantry efforts of the Nigerian Military against Boko Haram terrorists, the North East Development Commission ( NEDC ) has begun sensitisation of citizens against unexploded remnants of insurgency.

NEDC sensitises 65 local councils in North-East against unexploded remnants of war

As internally displaced persons continue to return to their various communities following gallantry efforts of the Nigerian Military against Boko Haram terrorists, the North East Development Commission ( NEDC ) has begun sensitisation of citizens against unexploded remnants of insurgency.

NAICOM: Local insurers losing out on big ticket transactions

The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has lamented the declining participation of local insurers in big ticket businesses such as aviation, annuity as well as oil and gas risks underwriting.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Lecturer, monarch abducted in Rivers

The victim was said to be returning from a meeting with members of his local language Bible translation committee when he was abducted along Andoni-Ogoni Road, Rivers State, according to newsmen.
Leon Balogun revealed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard pushed the right buttons at half-time as they edged Celtic 1-0 in Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

Leon Balogun confirms Rangers extension clause close to being triggered

Leon Balogun has confirmed his Rangers contract extension clause is close to being triggered by the Scottish Premiership leaders.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ijaw youths caution Nigerian government not to violate Police Act

The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

73-year old man nabbed for defiling 7-year old girl in delta

A 73-year-old man identified as Madumeye has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Area of the state.
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Ex-President Jonathan hosts Gambian political class in Abuja

In his quest to facilitate a common front in the build up to the making of a new constitution for The Gambia; Nigeria’s immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is playing host to the country’s top political leaders in Abuja.