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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on monthly salary

The Lagos State Government says it has placed 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary for six months.
The Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service, Liman Alhaji Ibrahim, has assured Nigerians of the preparedness of the Service in ensuring the safety of all Nigerians and to respond to any emergency during the Yuletide celebrations.

FFS boss charges Nigerians to stop attacks on fire fighters

Nigerians must stop the habit of attacking fire fighters at fire scenes, Dr Liman Ibrahim, Controller-General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), charged on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB: Biafra day sit-at-home to hold May 31

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC boss urges journalists to continue to be patriotic despite challenges

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 World Press Freedom Day, WPFD, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Monday, lauded the Nigerian press for exhibiting a high level of professionalism in the face of mounting challenges and harassment.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari parts ways with influential cleric over contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has parted ways with an influential Catholic cleric, who previously described Buhari as “messiah’’ because the president refused to give him a juicy contract.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has felicitated with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo on his 50th coronation anniversary.

Alaafin: Bandits, kidnappers now have monopoly of violence

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, expressed displeasure over the dimension insecurity has taken in Nigeria even as he insisted that bandits and kidnappers now have monopoly of violence.
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.

May Day: Minister donates bus to staff union

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, on Saturday, donated a 28- seater bus to the ministry’s staff union.

NSITF harps on increased attention to workers’ safety, health

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has stressed the need for employers in the private and public sector to pay more attention to the safety, health and welfare of their employees in the performance of their official assignments.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

World Malaria Day: Herbal preparations only suppress parasite, researcher warns

Dr Oluwagbemiga Aina, a Chief Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has said that intake of herbal preparations for the treatment of Malaria can only suppress the parasite.

World Malaria Day: Groups donate malaria test kits to FCT IDPs

Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) , on Sunday, donated free urine malaria test kits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the FCT, in commemoration of the World malaria day.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

World Malaria Day: Nigeria accounts for 24% of malaria death globally

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr. Tomi Coker, at the weekend declared Nigeria accounts for about 24% of malaria deaths globally.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Minister: Nigeria needs N352 billion to tackle malaria

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the country needs N352 billion to implement its strategic plan to tackle malaria in 2021.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria needs N1.89 trillion to tackle malaria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria needs over a trillion naira to effectively combat malaria in the country.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor: President Buhari not losing hope on finding remaining Chibok schoolgirls

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has assured parents of the remaining 112 Chibok schoolgirls still in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists, that President Muhammadu Buhari was not losing hope until the girls regain their freedom.
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, on Monday restated the exchange’s commitment to the implementation of various initiatives aimed at promoting gender diversity and empowering women.

Oscar Onyema completes tenure as NSE chief

The Nigerian Stock Exchange says Oscar Onyema has completed his tenure as its chief executive officer after spending 10 years in the saddle.
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 commends NAF troops for fighting crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) special troops operations for fighting banditry, kidnapping, cattle rusting and other criminalities.

Catholic priest sponsors 146 weddings in Nasarawa

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St John’s Catholic Church, Awe, Nasarawa state, says he sponsored the weddings of 146 couples from 2018 to 2021.
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.

Easter: Ekiti governor preaches tolerance, peaceful coexistence

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Christians in the state, and the country at large, on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, urging them to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence, and sacrifice for the common good. The governor admonished that development and growth can only take place when the people are united.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Easter: Nigerians‘ll triumph over agents of disunity, insecurity – Ebonyi governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has stressed the need for oneness among Nigerians, noting that upholding the unity of the nation will conquer every form of disunity.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor greets Christians at Easter, urges unity

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Christians on the occasion of Easter celebrations, calling it an auspicious moment for Kwarans to “renew our hope, embrace one another and purposefully forge ahead with unity in diversity”.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Easter: Osun governor urges Christians to emulate Christ’s virtues of love, sacrifice

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated Christians in the State, across the country and in the Diaspora on the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, urging them to emulate His virtues of love, sacrifice, perseverance and humility.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Easter: Adamawa governor calls for renewed commitment to peace and unity

Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has called on the residents of Adamawa to renew their commitment to Peace and Unity saying residents must embrace each other and live in peace with one another while marking this year’s Easter celebration.

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9. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

CDS, service chiefs to appear before Senate over insecurity

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Police arrest ‘kidnappers who killed victim after collecting ransom’

The Kaduna state police command has arrested four suspected kidnappers who killed their victim, Mohammed Kabiru, a six year old boy, after collecting N1 million ransom.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU adopts law forcing one-hour takedowns of terrorist content

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill 16 soldiers in Niger

Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs raid Ibadan market, seize trucks loaded with rice

After two months that men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) raided the popular Bodija International Market carting away about 250 bags of rice, the anti-smuggling agency has again raided Oja Oba market in Ibadan, where eight trucks loaded with bags of rice were confiscated.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

General Marwa: President Buhari demanded mopping up of illicit drugs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to mop up all illicit drugs and substances in the country to make Nigeria a drug-safe haven.