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China has put one northern city in lockdown and launched citywide coronavirus testing in another, after two local infections involving workers at a port and trade zone respectively, authorities have said.

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 per cent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

kano governor: APC has not graduated to the ‘next level’

Seven years after the alliance by various political parties to form the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the party is yet to be a unified platform.

Pastor Bakare: This is not the Buhari I knew

General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s current performance in office deviated from everything they agreed upon when they ran on the same ticket in 2011 and later forged the alliance that gave birth to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
FILE PHOTO - Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata February 3, 2015. REUTERS-Rupak De Chowdhuri-File Photo

India wields oil ‘weapon’ to cut dependence on Saudi

When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East - days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts - it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps.
Commissioner of Police Sama’ila Dikko and Inspector Garba Rabo.

Police honour officers who rejected N1 million bribe

According to a statement by the police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, Friday morning, Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari were serving on the task force of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in the state when they were offered the bribe.
The government of the perennially unstable Central African Republic on Saturday accused former president Francois Bozize of an attempted coup ahead of next week's elections, after three main rebel groups merged and threatened to march on Bangui.

Ex-CAR president takes charge of rebel groups plotting to unseat government

Former President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic has taken charge of a rebel alliance aiming to overthrow the central government.

APC youth group urges party leaders to endorse Senator Al-Makura as national chairman

The National leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) National Youth Vanguard, has called on the APC national leaders, stakeholders, state leaders, women and youths to endorse former governor of Nasarawa state, Sen. Tanko Al-Makura as National Chairman of APC.

PDP to take stand on zoning as committee submits report

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is poised to take a position on which geo-political zone will get it’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 election.

Sule Lamido: APC has failed Nigeria

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has declared that the five years of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has been characterised by division and insecurity in the country.

Nasarawa governor: Why Senator Al-Makura should be the next APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the next chairman of the party.

Ex-MILAD Ahmed Aboki laid to rest in Abuja

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki, who died after a brief illness, has been buried at the Military Cemetery, Abuja.
The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Kano to conduct compulsory HIV, TB tests for staff of bakeries, food vendors

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) yesterday pledged to conduct compulsory HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis tests for staff of restaurants, eateries, bakeries and other food processing companies in the state.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki: Former governor committed to PDP victory in 2023

Former President of the Senate and Chairman, National Committee on Reconciliation and Strategy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has said that former governors under the platform of the party are committed to the victory of the PDP in the 2023 general elections.
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APC offers ‘night registration’ to PDP members ‘ashamed to defect during the day’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu is willing to register defecting members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at night time just to spare their blushes.
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Nasarawa: PDP crisis worsens as former lawmaker, 10,000 others dump party for APC

Leadership crisis rocking the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nasarawa State worsened on Saturday as a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr Joseph Haruna Kigbu, led other 10,000 members of the opposition party to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Pastor Bakare: Nigerian government must end open grazing now

The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has explained why open grazing must end in Nigeria.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

Central Africa government forces retake key town from rebels

Forces loyal to the Central African Republic government have retaken a key town from rebels, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday, as the UN said peacekeepers would maintain a "robust" posture.

APC governors mourn Tony Momoh

The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, in a statement issued Wednesday said Momoh, being one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC), all leaders and members of the party would continue to celebrate his inspiring leadership, vision and belief in the unity of Nigeria.

NGE: Prince Momoh was a patriot, nationalist of the first order

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) is once again thrown into mourning over the passing of veteran journalist and consummate administrator, Prince Tony Momoh, FNGE.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole pays glowing tribute to late Tony Momoh

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described the late former Information and Culture Minister, Prince Tony Momoh, as a man of peace, a bridge builder and a trailblazer.

Lagos NUJ mourns veteran journalist Tony Momoh

The Lagos State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has expressed shock over the death of Prince Tony Momoh who passed on at 81.

Lagos governor: Tony Momoh’s demise colossal loss to Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described the death of former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, as a colossal loss to Nigeria and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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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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British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.

British sports chiefs canvass use of ‘vaccine passports’

British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.
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.
FILE PHOTO - Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs – media

Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported on Thursday.

SEC warns Nigerian fintechs against trading foreign stocks

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned unregistered investment-tech platforms to desist from offering foreign securities to Nigerians.

JAMB disowns ‘illegal admissions’ by UNIABUJA, others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disowned admissions being offered by the University of Abuja and few others, alleging that the admissions were being offered by the institutions outside the Central Admissions Processing System,CAPS.