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The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC welcomes arrival of pipes for $2.8 billion gas project

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has expressed delight over the movement of pipes from Warri to Itakpe for the implementation of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project.

Stakeholders engages local seed coy to multiply PBR cowpea

Due to the high demand of the newly developed Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, Agriculture stakeholders have engaged indigenous seed companies for the multiplication and sales of PBR cowpea.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.
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.

VP Osinbajo inaugurates ESP’s solar power programme in Jigawa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Friday inaugurate the Solar Power Naija programme in Jigawa, commencing with the Jangefe community which will get 1,000 Solar Home Systems connections.
Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.

KEDCO: Our meters are free

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday said that meters issued out under the ongoing zero phase are free and should not be paid for by customers.
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.

Report: Power supply to improve on declining water constraints

Nigerians are expected to enjoy improved power supply in the coming weeks owing to the return of the rainy season and the resultant decline in water constraints suffered by hydro power plants, a report by the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) has predicted.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places sanitisers on watch list

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Easter: IBEDC assures customers of hitch-free services

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across its network of its commitment to ensure quality services during the Easter break.

DPR assures nigerians of petroleum products availability during easter

The Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR), has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of petroleum products before, during and after the Easter.
Visa Inc, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced on Monday that it will permit the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, a move conceived to be the genesis of digital currencies acceptance by the mainstream financial industry.

Visa to accept cryptocurrency for transactions

Visa Inc, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced on Monday that it will permit the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, a move conceived to be the genesis of digital currencies acceptance by the mainstream financial industry.
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.

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians of unregistered, fake insulin tea for diabetes

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians of an unregistered and fake ‘insulin tea’ for cure of diabetes in circulation.
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Sachet economy: Is it a problem, a solution, or both?

History have it that “sachetisation” is not something that just began in Nigeria of Africa. The ‘sachetised’ products have long been part of Indian culture, which is believed to have pioneered the bite-sizing of consumers' products and commodities some 70 years ago, beginning with tea, of course, in small paper pouches tucking precious leaves just enough to make tea for two.

Petrol, diesel most expensive in Kebbi in February

Petrol and diesel sold at the highest rates in Kebbi State in February, the National Bureau of Statistics has said.
The Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) has been sued before the Federal High Court Lagos by Rite Foods Limited for allegedly infringing on its trademark.

Rite Foods sues NBC for trademark infringement

The plaintiff, Rite Foods Limited, had filed a motion ex parte for an interim injunction against the defendant, NBC, restraining it from further promoting or using any sales promotion material for its “Predator” energy drink in a manner that infringes or passes off or that is capable of infringing or passing off the plaintiff’s “Fearless” energy drink, until the interlocutory application for an injunction is determined.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfDB: AfCFTA objectives remain elusive, if Africa fails to explore its opportunities

Though the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) promises to transform the economy of Africa, the objective will not be fully achieved if the opportunities offered by the deal are not fully explored.

NBS: Abia, Kogi, Kebbi paid highest for petrol in February 2021

The average price of premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, was N166.24 in February 2021, according to the latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Ogun community, IBEDC at loggerheads over epileptic power supply

The residents of Magboro community and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) are now at loggerheads over epileptic power supply to the community and environs.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR seals off 11 stations in Abuja

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Wednesday ramped up efforts to stop overpricing of petrol, manipulation of metering devices, as well as diversion of the product in Abuja, following the upsurge of various malpractices after last week’s hoax that prices had been increased.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is working to crash the price of cooking gas in the country.

Abakaliki residents lament high cost of cooking gas

A cross-section of Abakaliki residents has urged the Federal Government and Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agencies to urgently address the rising cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) known as cooking gas.
Flutterwave, the Nigeria-based payments technology company, has announced a new collaboration with PayPal.

Flutterwave announces partnership with PayPal

Olugbenga Agboola, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flutterwave, said on the company’s website, “We are excited to bring PayPal’s fully integrated services to businesses across Africa. The collaboration reinforces our vision of creating a seamless digital payments system for Africa’s business communities that can now transact with international consumers.”

NDLEA seals Senator Sam Egwu’s hotel over alleged illicit drugs

Operatives of the Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi State Command, have sealed Grace Court Hotel and Suite, owned by former Governor of the State and Senator Representing Ebonyi North Senatorial zone, Dr. Sam Egwu.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Plateau senator seeks Nigerian government’s support for victims of yam market fire

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops battle Boko Haram terrorists in Damasak

Newsmen gathered that both Nigerian ground troops with aerial support from air taskforce engaged the terrorists fiercely who stormed the town around 4pm.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos estate residents seek governor’s intervention in dispute

Residents of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate have appealed to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order that works on all approvals for development in the estate be suspended for three months because of the ongoing review of the approval order.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

Boko Haram: This is the time NAF must show strength – CAS

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.

Paul Onuachu scores again as Genk win five-goal thriller

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor: I won’t pay ransom even if my son is kidnapped

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his son.

WFDP, CEPEJ partner to promote peace, environmental programmes

The World Funds for Development and Planning (WFDP) has agreed to partner Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) for better promotion of peace and environmental sustainability.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos mulls more schools, skill centres to reintegrate dropouts

Lagos State government has said it is considering establishment of more schools and skills acquisition centres to reintegrate dropouts and others who had no opportunity to get quality education earlier in life.