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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan: We can’t force Nigerians to accept coronavirus vaccines

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday, advised the government not to mount pressure on Nigerians to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.

UN seeks $100 million to aid African migrants

The United Nations on Wednesday appealed to member countries for $100 million to help it boost support for refugees fleeing escalating conflicts and crises in Africa and embarking on risky migration routes to Europe.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker: House of Reps to pass PIB in April

Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says the lawmakers plan to pass Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by April.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Diarrhoea claims four lives in Sokoto, 56 hospitalised

The Commissioner for Health in Sokoto State, Dr Ali Inname, says four persons have died and 56 hospitalised as result of the outbreak of diarrhea, occasioned by water contamination in Sokoto, the state capital.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police demand prosecution of DSS operatives for murder

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, has asked the Department of State Services, Osun Command, to produce the DSS officers, who allegedly killed a police officer in the state, Rauf Fawale.
Governor Samuel Ortom, and nine of his aides have tested positive for coronavirus.

Nine Benue governor’s aides test positive for coronavirus

The Benue Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, on Wednesday revealed that nine aides of Gov. Samuel Ortom had tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Nigeria’s foreign reserves gains $1.3 billion on crude sales

The Central Bank of Nigeria says Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange Reserves rose from $34.94 billion in November 2020 to $36.23 billion as at January 21.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: We’re investigating strange killer disease

The Sokoto government has commenced an investigation into a strange illness after it claimed four lives and left twenty-four on admission in health facilities.
Mr Sunday Baba, the immediate past Acting General Manager of the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) did not take over the national monument.

CBN: National Theatre renovation contract to be awarded ‘next couple of weeks’

The Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, has expressed hope that a contract for the renovation of the National Art Theatre would be awarded in a few weeks.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Another coronavirus lockdown’ll wound economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday warned the Federal Government (FG) against imposing another total lockdown of the country, saying such a move would be catastrophic to Nigerians and the economy.
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 commits to observing coronavirus protocol in membership registration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that it will observe COVID-19 protocol during the revalidation and registration of its members.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for coronavirus vaccines production

The Minister, who was represented at a meeting of the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Health by the Director-General of the Budget Office, Dr. Ben Akabueze, lamented most Nigerians appear unwilling to take the vaccines.
Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham was among the first set of Chelsea players to pay tribute to sacked coach Frank Lampard on Monday.

Chelsea duo pay tribute to axed Frank Lampard

Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham was among the first set of Chelsea players to pay tribute to sacked coach Frank Lampard on Monday.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Now’s time to implement APC report on true federalism

In the wake of growing resentment against activities of some armed herdsmen across the country, Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to take steps to implement the report of the Nasir el-Rufai Committee on True Federalism.
FILE PHOTO - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela December 5, 2020. REUTERS-Manaure Quintero

EU states no longer recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

The EU’s 27 states had said on Jan. 6 they could no longer legally recognise Guaido as after he lost his position as head of parliament following legislative elections in Venezuela in December, despite the EU not recognising that vote.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

MPC: Expert urges central bank to curb inflation rates

As Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) opens its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Monday, a financial expert, Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, has advised the committee to address rising inflationary rates.
The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

Senate: How NBET mismanaged N50 billion in escrow account

Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo South led Senate Committee on Public Accounts, which raised the alarm and exposed the mismanagement of public funds in the Escrow Account, has also discovered that the renegotiation was carried out after two years from 0.02 to 2 percent per annum.

Ex-Minister: APC is a dying political party

President Muhammadu Buhari's Sports Minister from 2015 to 2019, Solomon Dalung, says the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) which he still belongs to, is a failing, dying political brand that has endangered the lives of ordinary Nigerians even more.

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Billionaire Carlos Slim has had Covid-19 for over a week and is doing well, his son tweeted Monday.

Mexico’s richest man Carlos Slim hospitalized with coronavirus

Slim is Mexico’s wealthiest man. His family controls America Movil, the largest Mexican telecommunications provider, whose operations includes mobile and fixed-line voice services, wireless, internet and fixed-data services.

Gani Adams: Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution is satanic

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has called for the correction of the 1999 Constitution for peace to reign in Nigeria.

Gani Adams: Food crisis looms in Southwest due to herders attacks

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, says food crisis is imminent in the South-West region of Nigeria due to the onslaught on farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
Mr Adolphus Aghughu has emerged the Acting Auditor-General of the Federation, AuGF as the erstwhile auditor-general, Mr Anthony Ayine, retires from service.

President Buhari appoints Adolphus Aghughu as the Auditor-General of the Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Adolphus Aghughu for appointment as the Auditor-General of the Federation pursuant to Section 86(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No influx of herdsmen to Ekiti forests

The Police Command in Ekiti State on Wednesday said there was no influx of herdsmen forests in the state from Ondo State forest reserves as being reported in the media.