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Mikel Obi promises to inspire after appointment as youth ambassador

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has promised to inspire athletes in Nigeria to realize their goals after being appointed Youth Ambassador by the federal government.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong stated this in his office, when the Chairman of Young Lawyers Forum, Uyo Branch, Barr. Ifiok Udomah, led the debate winners and other members on a courtesy visit.

Akwa Ibom commissioner lauds young lawyer debate winners

The success of Iborokam Akai and Saviour Sam at the just concluded Young Lawyers Debate has been described as a feat in line with the Dakkada philosophy of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

NAICOM partners FRSC on insurance of 10 million uninsured vehicles

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has partnered the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) on enforcement of compulsory motor insurance in the country.
“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.

Bandits reject N20 million ransom for kidnapped Niger chief, two wives

The Zungeru community, Wushishi Local Government Area, Niger says bandits have rejected N20 million ransom to free a chief kidnapped in the community and his two wives.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari urges mothers to raise good children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerian mothers to raise children who will grow up to become good citizens.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor raises the alarm over arms proliferation

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Douye Diri, has raised the alarm over the increasing proliferation of arms and the worsening insecurity in all parts of 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 supports take-off of federal polytechnic with N100 million

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the release of N100 million as a take-off grant for the Federal Polytechnic, Monguno.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Abia government redeems N10 million pledge to ASUU

Abia State government has redeemed its pledge of N10 million to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) chapter for the building of its secretariat.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

Lottery commission extends inter-agency collaborations

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: We’ll provide security during Kaduna council elections

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna, Umar Muri, says his command will provide adequate security during the state’s June 5 local councils election.
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 backs calls for direct election for ECOWAS parliamentarians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that Nigeria is in support of the calls for an electoral arrangement that will provide direct election for representations at the West African regional parliament otherwise known as ECOWAS Parliament.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Constitution review: Bauchi governor pleads for the creation of Katagum state

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has pleaded with the House of Representatives’ committee on the Zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution to consider the agitations for the creation of Katagum state, out of the present Bauchi state.
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Air traffic controllers decry poor equipment in Nigerian airports

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has advised the Federal Government to increase the number of Air Traffic Controllers in the country, so that air traffic will be effectively handled across all the nation’s airports.
Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described the election of President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, into the council of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) as another positive development for Nigeria on the global scale.

NFF supremo commends Oyo government over remodelled stadium

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, on Friday commended the Oyo State Government for remodelling the Lekan Salami stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

Open grazing ban: Methodist prelate backs Southern governors

Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria (MCN), His Eminence, Dr Samuel Kanu Uche, has backed the ban on open grazing in Southern Nigeria by the Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF).
Photos; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN receives in audience the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard – Taylor in the State House, Abuja. 28th May, 2021. Photos; Tolani Alli

Liberian VP visits Prof. Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, had the pleasure today to welcome Dr Jewel Howard-Taylor, the Vice President of Liberia.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: Radio Nigeria broadcasts balanced reports, envied by other stations

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says Radio Nigeria broadcasts have always been balanced, which has made it the envy of other radio stations 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: Child rights bill ready for assent

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that the bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act is almost ready for his assent to become a law in the state.
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.

Minister urges media to create fact-checking desks against fake news

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has advised media organisations to set up special desks for fact-checking in order to guard against being misled by fake news and misinformation.

Nasarawa monarch advises subjects to go for child spacing

Alhaji Isa Abubakar Umar, the Emir of Awe in Nasarawa State, has advised his subjects to go for chiild birth spacing and family planning in order to reduce challenges related to child complication in the area.
*The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ambassador Ketil Karlsen (left), in a discussion with the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a courtesy visit at Lagos House, Marina, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos will continue to partner with EU on investments

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday said the State Government will continue to partner with the European Union on business opportunities, investments and other developmental issues.
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.

Nigerian government uncovers 476 online sites set up to fight government

The Federal Government says it has uncover about 476 online publication sites dedicated to daily churning out of fake news to fight the government.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari constitutes EFCC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) announced Monday.
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, on Saturday, enjoined residents of the State to totally disregard the unwarranted publication making rounds on social ordering people to sit-at-home, rather than go about their legitimate businesses.

Enugu CP confirms abduction of Rivers United boss

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has confirmed the abduction of Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway on Tuesday.
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CAN, NCPC urges villagers to collaborate with government, security to end attacks on rural...

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev Yakubu Pam, has urged villagers to collaborate with government and security agencies to combats brutal attacks by bandits in rural communities in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Abduction, killing reports in Enugu unfounded

The police in Enugu State has waived aside reports of abduction and killing Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state, describing the reports as unfounded.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho: Why Didier Deschamps doesn’t like me

Newly appointed AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho thinks Didier Deschamps’ holds a grudge against him stretching back to 2004 after the France boss appeared unhappy with the Portuguese labelling his side favourites to win Euro 2020.