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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.
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Senator Bamidele: Allow governors take charge of security in their domains

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Wednesday declared that the only way the incessant security challenges in the country could be addressed is by allowing the Governors to take charge of security in their respective domains.
Former Lagos State governor from 1979 to 1983, Lateef Kayode Jakande, has passed on.

South-West PDP mourns Lateef Jakande’s demise

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has described the death of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande as the “demise of the last of the real Awoist among the so-called Awo-cap-wearing progressives.”
Nollywood actress, Susan Peters, says social media is dangerous to mental health.

Susan Peters: Social media is dangerous to mental health

“Social media is already dangerous to our mental health. Celebrities only post the good stuff about themselves. My advice to people is for them not to follow all they see on Instagram. Celebrities can be positive influencers and fans can choose someone who does good deeds, to motivate and inspire them. Anyone can be a role model. Whether the person is big or small, it does not matter, as long as one impacts lives positively.”
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Kano governor cautions Islamic scholars against inciting preaching

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has cautioned Islamic scholars to desist from making inciting statements, which are capable of breaching the peace, while preaching.
Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the transition of Akirun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji 11.

Asiwaju Tinubu mourns Akirun of Ikirun

Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the transition of Akirun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji 11.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor cautions against inciting preaching

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has cautioned Islamic scholars to desist from making inciting statements, which are capable of breaching the peace, while preaching.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat asks privileges committee to sanction senior advocate

Seplat Petroleum Development Company has asked the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) and the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to sanction a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Ogunba, for alleged gross misconduct and unethical practices contrary to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007.
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Appeal court unseals Seplat Petroleum’s offices

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has suspended the interim order issued by a Federal High Court sealing the corporate offices of Seplat Petroleum Development Company over loan which Cardinal Drilling Services Limited allegedly owed Access Bank Plc.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
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President Buhari condoles with Sultan of Sokoto over brother’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar, Dikkon Sokoto, the Commissioner of Home Affairs in Sokoto State.

CSO: Parents conniving with traffickers to recruit underage girls

“Recently a lot of underage girls have been recruited, especially from the Southwest of Nigeria; precisely Osun State. The network is presently investigating a report to unravel the cartel and their evil deeds. However, we call on all our members and the general public to be on the alert and intensify awareness creation among vulnerable persons,” the statement read.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Orji Kalu: Ndubisi Kanu left indelible footprints in annals of Nigeria’s democracy

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the death of former Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as a big loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.
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 launches solar-powered refrigerators for storage of coronavirus vaccines

In what could be described as a proactive move to prepare for the planned COVID-19 vaccines promised by the Federal Government, Ekiti State has acquired 187 solar-powered cold chain refrigerators for vaccine storage for its primary healthcare centres in the 177 wards of the state.
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Ooni advises Christians to emulate virtues of Christ in 2021

“Let Christ’s virtues be reflected in your deeds. It was at Antioch that the disciples of Jesus were first called Christians because they behaved like Jesus. Behave as Christians wherever you find yourself,” the Ooni counselled.
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President Buhari mourns death of Isah Bayero

Reacting to the sad news, President Muhammadu Buhari described Bayero as “an upstanding politician whose shining virtues should be emulated and put into practice by other Nigerians.”
A former Minister of Education, Alhaji Dauda Birma, has died.

President Buhari: Ex-minister Dauda Birma a decent politician

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences over the death of the former Minister of Education, and Sarkin Gabas of Adamawa, Alhaji Dauda Birma, describing him as a decent politician.
The family of a young bride-to-be, Hassan Fari, has been thrown into mourning after their relative died on her wedding day.

Bride-to-be dies three hours to her wedding in Katsina

According to reports, the deceased, Fatima Hassan Fari died around 7:00 am on Saturday, January 2, 2021, three hours to her wedding which was slated for 10:00 am.
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President Buhari mourns two Zazzau emirate leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of two leading members of the Zazzau Emirate, the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu and Talban Zazzau, Abubakar Pate in one fell swoop.
From right: Son of the deceased, Joshua Nda-Isaiah; Widow of the deceased, Zainab Nda-Isaiah and other family members singing a hymn with the officiating ministers during the virtual service of songs as part of the funeral rites for the Publisher Leadership Newspapers, Late Sam Nda-Isaiah at his residence, Maitama, Abuja. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida

Family, friends eulogise Sam Nda-Isaiah at service of songs

Family, friends and well-wishers came together on Sunday to relate their experiences with the late Chairman of Leadership, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, during a virtual service of songs held in his honour in Abuja.
A former National Secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Senator Sa’idu Umar Kumo, is dead.

Former ANPP scribe Sa’idu Kumo passes on at 71

He died early Sunday morning at the age of 71 at a hospital in Gwagwalada, Abuja, after a brief undisclosed illness, a family source said.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari commiserates with Senator Kwankwaso over father’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Saleh, the District Head of Madobi.

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Everton have received approval for a new £500 million stadium.

New £500 million Everton stadium approved by Liverpool council

“Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it is a very important one,” Everton chairman Bill Kenwright told Everton’s official website.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl’s father: Words can’t describe my happiness

Rilwanu Mohammed Jangebe, father of two of the 279 abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, who regained their freedom in the early hours of Tuesday, has said that words cannot describe his happiness.
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Residents trapped as Boko Haram takes Borno town in midnight raid

Thousands of civilians are trapped in Dikwa after Boko Harm insurgents took control of the town Monday night.
5. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: Kidnappers were offered money not to release Jangebe girls

Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday said while the state was in negotiation with kidnappers of Jangebe schoolgirls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the girls.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

Everton boss lauds Jordan Pickford for keeping a clean sheet against Southampton

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

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One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Four killed, 25 kidnapped as bandits attack Kagara again

As Niger state rejoices over the return of the abductees of the Government Science College, Kagara, bandits have once again struck in the district, killing four people and abducting 25 others.

Prince Oyinlola: PDP crisis in Lagos will be resolved

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee in the South West, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has assured members of the party that his committee would find a lasting solution to the lingering crises in Lagos State.
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Lagos pickpocket confesses to stealing over 240 phones from commuters

The Rapid Response Squad has arrested a pickpocket who disclosed that he has stolen over 240 mobile phones from Lagos commuters.

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
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OPL 310: Optimum’s default clause termination letter invalid – Lekoil

An oil and gas E&P company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, Lekoil, yesterday maintained that a letter written by Optimum Petroleum Development Company, operator of the Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 310, proposing to terminate the Cost and Revenue Sharing Agreement (CRSA) executed for the facility, remains invalid.