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Who says Buhari is not in full control?

Last week, and in commemoration of the second year of his second term, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted interviews to two Nigerian television channels in quick succession.

Experts: Rising poverty will worsen Nigeria’s economic instability, insecurity

Economic experts have warned that the rising poverty level in Nigeria would have more adverse impacts on the economy and further worsen the security challenges in the country.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden pointedly asks Vladimir Putin about cyberattacks at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements

NASFAT: Islam supports underage marriage

The Chief Imam of the Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Abdul Azeez Onike, says Islam supports underage marriage.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC warns Nigerians against resort to VPN

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has warned Nigerians against the continued resort to using the Virtual Private Network VPN to access the banned microblogging platform, Twitter, saying many private investments have already gone down the drain as a result of using VPN.

FRSC: Two die in Bauchi auto crash

Two people were killed on Friday in an auto crash involving a car and a truck in Zangoro village, along Bauchi- Maiduguri road, according to Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Bauchi.

Coronavirus stops Lagos from hosting African Athletics Championships

The 2021 edition of the African Athletics Championships will no longer be held in Lagos, Nigeria as earlier anticipated.
Founder of the House on the Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has heaped praises on his wife Ifeanyi as they celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary together.

Pastor Adefarasin celebrates wife on 26th wedding anniversary

Founder of the House on the Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has heaped praises on his wife Ifeanyi as they celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary together.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA president restates commitment to good governance

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reinforced the importance of protecting the integrity of sport, while speaking at a special United Nations General Assembly event, highlighting the dangers of corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by the Chairman, Dr Mahmoud Yakubu.

President Buhari vows to ‘shock’ those promoting insecurity, burning national assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that ‘rude shock’ awaits those unpatriotic elements promoting insurrection and burning critical national assets across the country.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Group accuses Nigerian governors of pressuring President Buhari to sack NNPC chief

Douglas Fabeke, the President, Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI) a Niger Delta group has accused the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), of mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic driven by ‘scandalous inequity’ in vaccine distribution

The World Health Organisation, WHO has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, even as it set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Imo traditional rulers partner UNICEF, NOA to eradicate female genital mutilation

Royal fathers in Isu Local Government Area of Imo State have resolved to partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in their area.
The Committee of Provost and Deans (CPD) of the Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island), Amassoma, has announced an indefinite ban on all forms of celebration and procession by graduating students.

Bayelsa university bans graduation celebrations on campus

The Committee of Provost and Deans (CPD) of the Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island), Amassoma, has announced an indefinite ban on all forms of celebration and procession by graduating students, saying their activity is posing grave danger to other members of the university community.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigerian government, donor partners begin coronavirus behavioural change campaign

The federal government has launched a four-month awareness campaign on the need to sustain the observance of non-pharmaceutical protocols meant to check further spread of COVID-19 virus in the country.
Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

NSE lauds quality, local content in Anambra cargo airport project

The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has commended the quality of work at the ongoing Anambra Cargo and Passenger Airport Project at Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area.
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Kogi: Bridge collapses days after completion

A multi million Naira bridge constructed in Kogi State has collapsed about a week after it was completed. The Kogi State Government has frowned at the development insisting the Contractor must reconstruct the bridge.
Nigeria Police

Experts: Nigeria’s 450,000 security officers grossly inadequate

As part of efforts to curb the security challenges bedevilling the country, the government has been urged to recruit more security personnel to help in the fight against insecurity.
Bill and Melinda Gates in Paris, France, on 21 April 2017. Frederic Stevens-Getty Images

Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: Nigerian government should make minimum wage profitable to workers

The Chairman of the Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to work on the economy, arrest inflation, increase production and strengthen the naira for the N30,000 minimum wage to be meaningful to Nigerian workers.
“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.

Group decries bandit attacks on Nigerians, calls for unity

A socio-cultural organization, the Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Right (AAYPR) has advocated the need for more unity among the six geo-political regions of the country, saying the move would further cement the bond of relationship in addition to engendering progress and cohesion of the country.

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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 supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

New lawyers without Supreme Court enrollment number seek NBA’s help

Some new lawyers called to bar in recent years have inundated the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) with complaints of how they have been denied their enrollment number by the Supreme Court.

Benue court grants two accused bail in attempted kidnap case

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs Franca Yua on Monday heard the bail application of the Chief Executive Officer CEO of TAP, Terwase Agbem Paul and Mson Yaasa.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man remanded for ‘killing’ his mother

The police in Lagos on Friday brought to court 37-year-old Fatai Adegbesan, for allegedly clubbing his mother to death with a plank.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari names team to engage with Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.