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Customs generates N46.9 billion from vehicle importers in Lagos

The Ports Terminal Multservices Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N46.9billion from importers of new and used vehicles.

UNHCR: Violence, armed attacks displacing more Nigerians

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said that the rising violence and armed attacks in parts of the country was displacing more Nigerians.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

Edo governor tasks NAFDAC on equipped operational office

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged the National Agency For Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to have a fully equipped operational office in the state for effective discharge of its responsibilities.
The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.

Amazon Music now has a Car Mode for easier use while driving

The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.
Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2025, the club has confirmed.

Kevin De Bruyne signs new Manchester City contract until 2025

Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2025, the club has confirmed.
Malaysia former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the court of appeal in Putrajaya on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Malaysian ex-premier starts appeal over 1MDB conviction

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak began an appeal Monday against his corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal, which contributed to his government’s downfall in 2018.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Manchester United boss rules out suggestions of move for Kun Aguero

The Manchester City legend has confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season after a decade of success at the Etihad, winning four league titles, five league cups and an FA Cup, as well as establishing himself as the club’s record goalscorer.

IMF approves $2.34 billion in new financing arrangements for Kenya

The International Monetary Fund on Friday said its board had approved new three-year financing arrangements for Kenya valued at $2.34 billion to help the African country continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and address its debt vulnerabilities.

Lagos extends registration for JSS exam to May 21

The Lagos State Examinations Board has extended the dates for the ongoing registration for 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for Public and Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools in the state.
The Operation Safe Haven also known as the Special Task Force (STF) has arrested 17 suspected kidnappers and five Armed robbers for attempted kidnapping and robbery in at Lishin village, in Pengana Chiefdom in Bassa and Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

Troop arrests 23 ‘bandits’ in Plateau

The Operation Safe Haven also known as the Special Task Force (STF) has arrested 17 suspected kidnappers and five Armed robbers for attempted kidnapping and robbery in at Lishin village, in Pengana Chiefdom in Bassa and Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Areas of Plateau State.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

FCT: Abaji area council bye-election holds April 24 – lNEC

In continuation of its conduct of the off-season elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday April 24, 2021 for the conduct of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Rimba/Ebagi Ward of Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
L-R: Executive Chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Femi Majekodunmi, his Ekiti State counterpart, Prof. Femi Akinwumi, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Chairman, Lagos SUBEB, Dean of the Group/Chairman, Oyo SUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat; Chairman Osun SUBEB, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa; Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Odejayi; Lagos SUBEB Board Member, Hon. Shittu and Lagos SUBEB Board Secretary, Hon. Lamidi during a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor by Executive Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Boards, South-West Region in Alausa

Lagos public primary schools must excel – deputy governor

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has reiterated the determination of the State Government to ensure that the public primary education system excels in terms of quality products.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House raise customs’ revenue target by N214 billion to N1.6 trillion

The house of representatives committee on customs and excise has raised the revenue target for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in the 2021 financial year from N1.465 trillion to N1.679 trillion.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan suspends ports chief, continuing John Magufuli’s anti-graft stance

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Sunday ordered the suspension of the head of the ports authority over corruption allegations, continuing her late predecessor’s anti-graft drive.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

Germany’s move to return stolen Benin bronzes piles pressure on Britain

There are strong indications that the German authorities may hand over some Benin Bronzes to Nigeria in September, a development which observers said would put pressure on British museum to return its own share of the looted artefacts to the Nigerian government.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

ECOWAS parliament speaker pleads for prompt payment of community levy

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis, has pleaded for prompt payment of Community Levy by Member States to finance projects across the sub-region.

EIRS partners Nigerian Army for improved revenue generation

Edo Internal Revenue Service (EIRS) has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian Army in its drive to boost the state internal revenue profile.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigerian government eyes N100 billion electricity tariffs collection

The federal government said yesterday that with the renewed financial discipline within the nation’s power sector, following the recent intervention by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), it expects collections of electricity tariffs to hit N100 billion in the short to medium term.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Plateau government abolishes user fees for HIV services in public hospitals

The Plateau Government has abolished the collection of user fees for Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) services in all public hospitals and health facilities in the state.
The Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Sarki Auwalu, has disclosed that the department generated N2 trillion for the country in 2020, despite the downturn in the oil and gas industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Official: DPR generated N2 trillion for Nigeria in 2020

The Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Sarki Auwalu, has disclosed that the department generated N2 trillion for the country in 2020, despite the downturn in the oil and gas industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
YouTube Shorts, the company’s short-form answer to TikTok, is launching in beta in the United States starting today. The short video format has already been available for several months in India, but today marks its debut stateside.

YouTube Shorts arrives in the US to take on TikTok

YouTube Shorts, the company’s short-form answer to TikTok, is launching in beta in the United States starting today. The short video format has already been available for several months in India, but today marks its debut stateside (along with the addition of several new features).
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Ministry: No Nigerian blacklisted by embassy in Switzerland

A press release signed on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye titled: “Re: Defamatory Video against the Nigerian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland” said the attention of the Ministry was drawn to a new series of videos circulated in the social media by a Nigerian citizen resident in Switzerland, Agbaeze Francis Chinedu, in which he falsely claimed to have been blacklisted by the Nigerian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.

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Naira gains at official market

Nigeria’s naira gained marginally against the U.S. dollar at the I&E window of the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana a non-issue

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has countered the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the decision of Twitter to cite the headquarters of its African operations in Ghana.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Japan remained determined that the Olympics would go ahead as planned in Tokyo this summer.

Japanese premier to travel to U.S. for talks with Joe Biden

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to depart for the United States (U.S.) on Thursday for talks with President Joe Biden amid the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and tension with China.

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists

Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday.

Gani Adams: Nigeria ruling class averse to restructuring

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said the agitation for restructuring has metamorphosed into self-determination.

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The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Team Delta wins National Sports Festival for sixth record time

The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.
An unidentified prisoner sits on the ground inside the compound of the prison in Bauchi, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. (AP - George Osodi)

NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

The Nigerian Correction Service has said the attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi State Command on Friday, April 9, 2021, emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre for the use of inmates.
The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) has sealed off a restaurant and suya (kebab) spot in the Kano metropolis to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B: Kano seals off restaurant, suya spot

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) has sealed off a restaurant and suya (kebab) spot in the Kano metropolis to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B.
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APC passes vote of confidence on President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, praising him for his handling of the wave of insecurity in the country.
People observe flowers outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 11, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nicholls

Snow in Windsor as Queen Elizabeth ponders ‘huge void’ after death of Prince Philip

A spring snow storm struck Windsor Castle on Monday where Queen Elizabeth pondered the huge void left by the death of Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years.