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View of the first shot during a gun salute to mark the death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, at Cardiff Castle, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain April 10, 2021. REUTERS-Rebecca Naden

Artillery guns fire across UK in solemn tribute to Prince Philip

Gun salutes were fired across Britain on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her record-breaking reign.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

Gun salutes will be fired across Britain on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her 69-year reign.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Senator blames federal government for House member’s death

A member of House of Representatives representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Mr. Haruna Maitala Friday passed on in a fatal road accident along the Abuja-Jos expressway.

ACF eulogizes late Yinka Odumakin

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has described late Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, as a person who had held to his views strongly in defense of the Yoruba course.
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Abia governor extols virtues of deceased deputy chief of staff

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has extolled the virtues of his Late Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai.

Katsina governor’s aide slumped and died at a wedding

Alhaji Rabe Ibrahim Jibia, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Security Matters (Daura Zone), is dead.
From left: Widow of late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, Alhaja Abimbola Sikirat Jakande, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, wives of Lagos state Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and that of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat at the 40th day Fidau (redemption) prayers held for late Alhaji Jakande in Lagos on Tuesday.

Sokoto governor urges Nigerian leaders to emulate late Lateef Jakande’s life, politics

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has called on leaders in the country to emulate the life and times of late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, former Minister and Governor of Lagos state, who passed on more than a month ago.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised departed Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli for his fight against corruption and poverty.

Fifa supremo offers football’s condolences for Tanzania’s John Magufuli

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised departed Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli for his fight against corruption and poverty.

CJN: Justice Ngwuta was a dedicated jurist

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad has described late Justice Sylvester Ngwuta as a consummate jurist who was dedicated to duties.
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CJN leads other Supreme Court justices on condolence visit to late Sylvester Ngwuta’s family

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, over the weekend, led 18 Justices and senior officials of the Supreme Court on a condolence visit to the family of the late Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who passed away on March 7, 2021.

Senator Tinubu mourns late Justice Ngwuta

Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the Late Supreme Court Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta who died at the weekend as an eminent and erudite jurist whose knowledge of the law and its application was peerless.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government to establish ranches for herdsmen

The Ekiti State Government on Monday disclosed its plan to establish ranches in the state under the National Livestock Transformation Plan of the Federal Government.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Olupo stool: Minister canvasses rancour-free selection of candidates

Information and Culture Minister, Alh Lai Mohammed, has advised the kingmakers and those entitled to the vacant stool of Ajase-Ipo in Kwara State to ensure a rancour-free selection process.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor mourns retired Justice Abdul Kafarati

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed sadness over the demise of renowned jurist and retired Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati who died yesterday in Abuja at the age of 67 years.
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja..

CAS: Crashed plane stopped in Abuja to refuel

The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja , as a great loss, not only to the NAF but the entire Nation.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari commiserates with Delta governor over father’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his entire family over the demise of their father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor orders probe into ‘brutalisation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to institute an investigation into the harassment of some protesters who were arrested during last Saturday’s botched protest at the Lekki Tollgate.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo condemns ethnic clashes that killed many in Ibadan

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the recent clash among traders in Shasha market, Ibadan, Oyo State, is unfortunate as the market represents unity.

Oba of Lagos: I’m a beneficiary of Lateef Jakande’s low-cost housing

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has said the late Lateef Jakande’s legacies as first civilian governor were impactful, outstanding and too numerous for the people to forget his contributions to the development of the state.
From Left: Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, National President, CAN and President of Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr Samson Olosupo Ayokunle, and the State CAN Chairman and Special Adviser to Governor on Religious Matters, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, during a condolence visit by the National President CAN, to the Governor on father’s death in Asaba.

Delta governor urges support for ranching

Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday urged Nigerians to support ranching, saying it would drastically reduce herders-farmers clashes across the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo extols Lateef Jakande’s exploits in journalism

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, disclosed that the late former governor of Lagos State, Alh. Lateef Jakande served the country principally through journalism and through newspaper management before becoming an active politician.

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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.
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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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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Hoodlums kill police inspector in Delta, steal rifle

A gang of daredevil criminals stormed Ashaka community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State in the early hours of Tuesday killing a police Inspector simply named Musa, burnt a police patrol van and carted away the Ak-47 service rifle of the slain cop.
Pharmacists prepare syringes with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 in Detroit on Monday.Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News, via Associated Press

U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after clotting cases

Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.

Ramadan: Church donates food items to needy Muslims

The Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry on Tuesday donated foodstuffs to Muslims in Rigasa area of of Kaduna.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

PDP congratulates former minister Tom Ikimi at 77

The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated elder statesman, former minister of Foreign Affairs, and member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tom Ikimi, as he attains the age of 77 years.
The Legislative Arm of the Suruler Local Government has impeached the elected chairman, Tajudeen Ajide.

Lagos: Councillors suspend council chairman for ‘fraud’

The Chairman, Surulere Local Government, Lagos State, Tajudeen Ajide, has been suspended for alleged financial impropriety.