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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: Ethnic bigotry fueling insecurity, secessionist agitation

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has blamed security challenges nationwide on the growing embers of ethnic and religious bigotry that has become prevalent in the country.
Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, says the use of the word ‘insecurity’, to describe the recent surge in crime in the country, deviates from the reality.

Police: Insecurity in Ghana not a reality

Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, says the use of the word ‘insecurity’, to describe the recent surge in crime in the country, deviates from the reality.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government laments desertification

The federal government has lamented that desert encroachment is having a great toll on the nation as it has severely affected states which produce over 95 per cent of Nigeria’s livestock population.
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Air Peace boss: Balkanisation not in Nigeria’s interest

Nigerians have been told to eschew secessionist calls de­spite the myriad of challenges bedevilling the nation, rather, its citizenry were charged to embrace peace and unity in order to propel the nation forward.

Democracy versus civilian government

The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact that the government is led by elected civilians?
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BUA inaugurates N230 million projects in Sokoto community

Nigeria’s leading cement manufacturing company, BUA Cement Plc yesterday inaugurated N230 million projects at New Gidan Bailu/Datti resettlement, in Wamakko Local Government Area (LGA), Sokoto state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri: No grazing routes in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed his administration’s determination to change the developmental narrative of the state.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina governor: Nigeria’s unity is sacrosanct

The Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has cautioned those calling for the division of the country to have a rethink, saying the unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct.

Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Medical doctors embark on two-week warning strike in Ondo

Following the alleged failure by the Ondo State government to pay their salary arrears for some months and its inability to resolve the issue of exodus of doctors and other health workers in the state, medical doctors have embarked on a two-week warning strike.
The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has come out against the decision of the state government to ban the use of public transport motorcycles (Okada) anywhere in the state.

Security agencies begin crackdown on unregistered motorcycles in Ogun

The Police, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) and other sister agencies have partnered to arrest owners of unregistered motorcycles as a means of addressing insecurity in the Sango-Ota axis of the state.

Femi Falana, others brainstorm on improved policing system

Worried by the worsening security challenges in the country, eminent Nigerians, including human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN); former Director of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Mike Ejiofor, and Maj. Gen. Benjamin Badewole, at the weekend, brainstormed on how to improve the performance of the Nigeria Police to better secure lives and property of Nigerians at these trying times.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army: Troops foil another attack on Imo state police command, neutralize five ‘IPOB...

Troops of Nigerian Army (NA) operating in Owerri the Imo State capital foiled an early morning attack on the Imo State Police Command on Sunday 6 June 2021.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Troops foil another attack on Imo police command, neutralise five assailants

The Nigerian Army (NA) says its troops operating in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Sunday, foiled an early morning attack on the Imo State Police Command, killing six assailants.

House PDP caucus threatens legal action against federal government over Twitter ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has threatened to drag the federal government to court over the recent ban on Twitter operations in the country.
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NAF chief: Armed forces committed to end insecurity

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, yesterday declared that the Armed Forces remained committed to ending the crisis of insecurity ravaging the nation.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister solicits military protection for rail projects

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has called on the Nigerian Army to provide security protection for the workers on Kaduna-Kano, Kano-Maradi and Maiduguri-Port Harcourt rail lines projects that will begin soon.

Coronavirus stops Lagos from hosting African Athletics Championships

The 2021 edition of the African Athletics Championships will no longer be held in Lagos, Nigeria as earlier anticipated.

Nasarawa NUJ condemns attacks on Police, INEC facilities

The Nasarawa State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Friday condemned the wave of attacks on INEC facilities and police formation and personnel across the country.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his sterling performances since assumption of office in 2015.

Rivers governor commissions projects in Akwa Ibom

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his sterling performances since assumption of office in 2015.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still assessing the extent of damage on its State Office in Anambra after some hoodlums set the facility ablaze on Sunday.

CLO condemns attacks on INEC offices in South-East

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has condemned attacks on the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) security facilities and personnel in South-East states.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor inaugurates 5.1km road in Oron

As part of activities lined-up to mark the 6th anniversary of his administration, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has Inaugurated the newly reconstructed 5.1 kilometre market square/murtala way in Oron Local Government Area.

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King Mswati III, Head of State of the Kingdom of Swaziland, known as eSwatini. Timothy A Clary-AFP

eSwatini youth stage rare rural protest against monarchy

Police in eSwatini on Saturday clashed with a rural demonstration demanding democratic reforms in Africa's last absolute monarchy, an AFP reporter said.

World Sickle Cell Day: KESCA steps up effort to empower members in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Sickle Cell Association (KESCA) has commenced preparations to empower it members to be economically independent as part of efforts to make life comfortable for the over 2,000 members of the association in the state.
Vincent Onovo, who was handed a late Super Eagles call-up for a recent friendly against Cameroon, is expected in Izmir to finalise his move to Super Lig side Gotzepe.

Vincent Onovo confirms Goztepe interest

Onovo, who is based in Hungary, was handed a call-up by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr as the replacement for injured William Troost-Ekong ahead of Super Eagles’ second friendly match against Cameroon a week ago.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president: I’ll continue to dispense justice with fear of God

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem yesterday declared that she would continue to dispense justice in fear of God and according to the laws of the federation.
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Nigerian government to auction N150 billion bonds on Wednesday

The auction comprises three bonds valued at N50 billion each. It includes a 10-year reopening bond to be offered at the rate of 16.2884 percent with maturity date of March 2027, a 15- year reopening bond to be offered at 12.5 percent with maturity date of March 2035, and a 30-year reopening bond to be offered at 12.98 per cent and mature in March 2050.

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The Katsina State Government has said it will spend N74 billion on the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of 1,378 kilometres of roads across the 34 local government areas of the state to abate transportation challenges facing rural dwellers.

Katsina government to spend N74 billion on construction, rehabilitation of 1,378km roads

The Katsina State Government has said it will spend N74 billion on the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of 1,378 kilometres of roads across the 34 local government areas of the state to abate transportation challenges facing rural dwellers.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP asks President Buhari, APC to seek help over World Bank poverty report

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the report by World Bank that seven million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year, clinically belies the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Delta governor congratulates WTO chief at 67

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she clocks 67 years.
Gospel Artiste Evang Mrs. Toluwalase Adelegan has reacted to the trending controversy surrounding the popular Christian song Oniduro Mi.

Tolu Adelegan: I’m the original composer of ‘Oniduro mi’

Gospel Artiste Evang Mrs. Toluwalase Adelegan has reacted to the trending controversy surrounding the popular Christian song Oniduro Mi.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigeria moves to address accidents on highways

The Nigerian government has expressed worry over the increasing number of motor accidents on the nation’s highways.