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Fulani youth groups seek end to extrajudicial killings

Youth groups under the aegis, Coalition of Fulani Youth Groups have urged governments at all levels to take steps towards ending extrajudicial killings.

Minister urges collaboration between National Assembly, finance ministry to strengthen public investment

The task of strengthening public investment will come easy with commitment, loyalty and collaborations between the National Assembly and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Yobe records over 700 gender-based violence cases in two years

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Mohammed Gana, disclosed this on Sunday at an event to train doctors, nurses, and midwives on clinical management of rape and intimate partner in Damaturu, the state capital.

PAP, NCDMB to train, empower Niger Delta ex-agitators in oil, gas sector

The Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, have struck a deal to build the capacity of ex-agitators benefitting from the amnesty programme.

Coalition clarifies misinformation on FADAMA project

A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.
Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology said this on Thursday at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop on STI Policy Design and Review Processes- Recent Advances and Methodologies in Abuja.

Minister: How Nigeria can develop sophisticated technologies

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, has said that the strides the ministry had made as a result of the National Leather Products Policy was helping to boost the country’s economy.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the Army will soon move against separatist agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo.

Nigerian army chief tasks NAOWA on foreign collaboration with India, others

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has tasked the Nigerian Army Officers Wives’ Association (NAOWA) to seek international collaboration with their counterparts in India, and other advanced nations with a view to helping the association actualize some of its cardinal objectives of empowering the wives and children of Army officers and soldiers.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

University of Aberdeen to return Benin bronze

University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC, Nile university to collaborate in software engineering, AI

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has welcomed the proposal by Nile University of Nigeria seeking its collaboration in the areas of software engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and programming.

WTO chief Hails NEPC boss for encouraging women entrepreneurs

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has commended the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr Segun Awolowo Jr., for his role in encouraging women entrepreneurs and exporters and giving them platforms to thrive.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM sensitizes 25,500 Nigerian migrants on irregular migration, trafficking

United Nations migration agency, the International Organization on Migration, IOM, said it has deployed Community Dialogue and Theatre in its quest to curb irregular migration, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Nigeria.
Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

Kanye West now richest black person in US history

The 43-year-old rapper, who clinched his 22nd Grammy on Sunday for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for ‘Jesus Is King,’ is now worth $6.6 billion.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Institute, NBS, to collaborate on Nigeria’s data on people with disability

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, Africa Polling Institute, says it will collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to collect data of people living with disabilities in the country.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC chief: Poor funding hampering skills acquisition programme

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has identified inadequate funding as the major challenge hampering the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC chief enjoins ambassador-designates to promote Nigeria’s culture

The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Segun Runsewe, has enjoined the ambassadorial nominees to promote Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and the economy in their different missions.

UN pledges support for Nigeria’s digital economy

Mrs Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General, United Nations (UN) has pledged the support of the global body to Nigeria’s digital economy sector.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.

CISLAC hails President Buhari over appointment of new NEITI boss

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom governor urges NDDC boss to shun politics in projects execution

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has advised the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to insulate its programmes from political influences.

CBN: We’re rebuilding National Arts Theatre to provide 25,000 jobs

Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said that no fewer than 25,000 people would be working at the National Arts Theatre upon completion.
The efficacy of the Pfizer Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa, a group of U.S. scientists said in a research paper.

Japan may discard millions of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses

Millions of Pfizer vaccine doses may be discarded when Japan begins its Covid-19 vaccination rollout next week due to a shortage of specialist syringes required to extract the vaccine from the vials.
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.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

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, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police canvass synergy with other security agencies to curb insecurity

The new Sango-Ota Area Commander of Nigerian Police Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Muyideen Obe, said this during a familiarisation visit to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS2.22, Ota Unit Command, in Ogun.

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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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigeria vice president urges citizens to be committed to nation’s unity, peace

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged Nigerians to recommit themselves to the unity and peace of the country.

Ten killed in inter-communal violence amid protests in eastern Congo

Ten people have been killed and 34 injured in fighting between rival ethnic communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, a spokesman for the provincial government said on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

New Ag. IGP promises to rejig police operational strategies

The New Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Alkali Baba has promised to rejig Police operational strategies and also practicalise community policing which he said his predecessor Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu started.
Many of his players may lack Champions League knockout experience but the professionalism, effort and game management on display from Chelsea against Porto tonight delighted Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel wants Real Madrid over Liverpool in Champions League semi-finals

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he would prefer to face Real Madrid rather than Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals after the Blues reached the last four for the first time since 2014.
The emir of Birnin Gwari, Malam Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, has lashed out on Nigerian politicians whom he described as greedy opportunists.

Kaduna monarch: Nigerian politicians are greedy opportunists

The emir of Birnin Gwari, Malam Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, has lashed out on Nigerian politicians whom he described as greedy opportunists.