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Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
Former National Chairman of the defunct Independent Democrats ID Party, Chief Edozie Madu, has declared to contest for governorship in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Anambra APC guber aspirant advises colleagues to stop attacking Senator Ngige, party leaders

Former National Chairman of the defunct Independent Democrats ID Party, Chief Edozie Madu, has declared to contest for governorship in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.

Benni McCarthy ready to lead Bafana Bafana to Qatar

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) are in the process of looking for a new head coach after sacking Molefi Ntseki at the end of last month following his failure to qualify the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.
The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested three criminal suspects allegedly involved in attempted murder, armed robbery and receiving of stolen property in the state.

Police arrest three, recover stolen household items in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested three criminal suspects allegedly involved in attempted murder, armed robbery and receiving of stolen property in the state.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Britain March 16, 2021. REUTERS-Peter Cziborra

Prince Philip was the gruff figure at heart of Britain’s monarchy

A blunt-speaking naval officer who as Queen Elizabeth’s dutiful consort helped modernise the British monarchy, Prince Philip might be best remembered for his gruff public persona.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Owerri attacks: Nigerian government vows to apprehend gunmen

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the federal government will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the criminals who attacked law enforcement agencies in Imo State last Monday, while also promising to further secure custodial facilities across the country.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Atiku Abubakar not eligible to be president

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie to be president of Nigeria.
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Gunmen abduct APC caretaker committee chairman in Rivers

The Rivers Chapter of the APC has announced the abduction of Hiasine Wiye, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC in Khana Local Government area of the State.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister: Stop gloating at disappearance of NAF fighter jet

The Federal Government has condemned the malicious celebration of the disappearance of Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet in Borno on March 31, by some “unpatriotic’’ Nigerians.
Health Canada has issued an advisory and asked distributors to recall masks sold with graphene or biographene in them over potential inhalation risks.

Canada issues recall for graphene masks amid health concerns

Graphene is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms and is considered a nanomaterial, meaning it is made of tiny particles, and is reported to have “antiviral and antibacterial properties,” the advisory says.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor counsels NANS president on students rights, welfare

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Yinka Odumakin: Premature departure of a bright star – Senator Tinubu

I join millions of Nigerians in condoling with Dr. Odumakin and her family in this sad hour. May God comfort and strengthen them even as they take solace in the massive outpouring of grief nationwide at Yinka’s painful passage.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria has lost a fearless activist – Ekiti governor

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the renowned activist and Spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, describing the news of his passing as “tragic and deeply devastating.”
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor: Yinka Odumakin lived a selfless life

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passage of the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin.
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: Coronavirus is very much with us

The Niger state government has warned it citizen that despite arrival of the Coronavirus vaccine, the pandemic has not been defeated hence the need for the people to celebrate Easter, the ressurction of Jesus Christ with caution and adhere Strictly to the COVID-19 protocol as spelt out by health professionals.
People walk next to a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this handout image provided by Taiwan's National Fire Agency. Taiwan's National Fire Agency-Handout via REUTERS

Taiwan releases train crash suspect on bond, prosecutors to appeal

A Taiwan court on Saturday released on bond the manager of a construction site whose truck authorities believe caused a train accident that killed at least 50 people, but prosecutors vowed to appeal, as family members mourned the dead at the crash site.

PDP condemns attack on ex-CBn governor, urges security beef up in Anambra

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent attack on the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Chief Chukwuma Charles Soludo, describing it as callous, intimidation and unnecessary.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a fast-spreading third wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to over-run hospitals in France, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

New coronavirus restrictions to impact French growth – minister

New COVID-19 restrictions in France will impact economic growth this year but it is too early to say by how much, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Nigerians without NIN risk 14-year jail term

The federal government yesterday put the number of Nigerians that have obtained the National Identification Number (NIN) as of Wednesday at 51 million, warning that those without NIN risk 14 years’ imprisonment.

WAEC council recommends forum for education ministers of member-states

One of the crucial recommendations at the 69th annual meeting of the governing board of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, was the need for Ministers of Education in member-states to get a forum where issues on education would be discussed.
The Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Mohammed Isah, has called for strict compliance with extant laws establishing the bureau, in other to fulfill its mandate.

Official: Why CCB denies Nigerians access to public officers’ assets information

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Wednesday explained why it denies Nigerians access to the details of the assets declared by public officers.

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Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.

North West group backs call for restructuring, others

The Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), North West Zone, at the weekend joined calls for the restructuring of the country.

Ogun chief: My life under threat over land tussle

The Oniraniken of Iraniken, Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji, has raised the alarm over threat to his life over land dispute in his domain.

IMF urges governments to prioritize health care spending

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said while the pandemic continues, governments’ policies should first focus on escaping the crisis, prioritizing health care spending, providing well-targeted fiscal support, and maintaining accommodative monetary policy while monitoring financial stability risks.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

The minister of Youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, said the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City has rekindled Nigerian youths hope for a better tomorrow, saying he sees a lot of young people who have future in sports.

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U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Report: Joe Biden pressed to label foreign hate groups ‘terrorists’

President Joe Biden’s administration is being pressed by Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin to consider designating white supremacist groups overseas as foreign terrorists subject to US government actions as the US continues to reckon with domestic extremism after the January 6 far-right insurrection attempt, the Reuters news agency reports.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari condemns ‘terrorist’ attacks in Owerri

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism.

Joe Okei-Odumakin: My husband died Friday, not Saturday

The wife of late Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has said her husband died on Friday, April 2, 2021, and not Saturday, April 3, 2021, as earlier reported.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

South-West PDP congress: Seyi Makinde, Ayo Fayose’s groups fight over 756 delegates

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, are to test their popularity with 756 delegates that will elect officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Monday.