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The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Kogi: Flogging of anti-Buhari campaigners insensitive – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is insensitive for two young people who protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi state to have been subjected to whipping.
FILE PHOTO - Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

China in touch with ‘all parties’ in Myanmar – embassy

China’s embassy in Yangon said on Friday it had been in touch with “all parties” in military-ruled Myanmar, when asked about a report that a diplomat had spoken to a parallel government representing Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted administration.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Brutal policing led to death of Nigerian protesters

Amnesty International (AI) has said that brutal policing by Nigerian security agents led to the death of many protesters in 2020.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Kaduna government bans negotiations with student kidnappers

Kaduna state has vowed to prosecute anyone who negotiates with the kidnappers of 39 missing students as parents called for their rescue.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Kaduna: Parents of 39 abducted students vow to negotiate with bandits for their release

Parents of the 39 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, have resolved to negotiate for the release of their children, following Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s declaration that the state government will not negotiate with or pay ransom to bandits.
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

NCAA audit exposes Azman Air risky operations

The embattled Azman Airline may not return to flight operations soon following the several safety infractions discovered by inspectors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) during their safety audit of the airline.
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.

Bauchi government releases N320 million for effective healthcare delivery services

In its efforts towards enhancing effective primary healthcare delivery services across the state, the Bauchi State Government has paid the sum of N320million as counterpart funding in the state.

2023: Ignoring south-east would be costly mistake – PDP chieftain

Prof Gregory Ibeh, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the two leading political parties to trade cautiously with unfolding plot to ignore the quest by the South East geopolitical zone to have a shot at presidency, warning that ongoing scheming aimed at obstructing the zone in the building up to 2023 may prove a costly mistake.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Urhobo leaders storm AGF office over £4.2 million returned loot

Leaders of Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, on Friday, stormed the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to protest the decision of the Federal Government to expend the £4.2million loot that was recently returned from the United Kingdom, on projects outside Delta State.
Coach Ganiyu Adenuga of the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria (BSFN) confirmed the arrival of the athletes and officials in South Korea.

Olympics qualifier: 8 Nigerians in South Korea for bobsleds, skeleton

Six Nigerian athletes and two coaches have arrived in South Korea for bobsled and skeleton qualifiers, ahead of the Olympic Games.
Protesters release red balloons during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Thousands hold street protests in Myanmar after paralysing strike

Myanmar pro-democracy activists plan to resume street demonstrations on Thursday, a day after a nationwide silent strike saw businesses shut and people stay at home in protest against military rule in the Southeast Asian country.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government to establish micro enterprises in 774 local council areas

Dr George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, on Wednesday said that micro enterprises will be established in the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the country.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

World Oral Health Day: Kano targets 15,000 people across five emirate councils

The Governor of Kano State, Mr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the 2021 Health Outreach Campaign on Oral Health meant to sensitise the entire populace of Kano State.
Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.
Amaju Pinnick

The many parts of Amaju Pinnick

Let me join all Nigerians to congratulate Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick, the current President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for his amazing victory at last week’s elections for a seat on the exalted Executive Committee of FIFA.
L-R: C.E.O, Lagos Free Zone, Mr. Dinesh Rathi; Director, Lekki Port; Alhaji Bode Oyedele; Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman, Lekki Free Zone Development Company, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri; Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Dr. (Mrs) Lola Akande; Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce & Industry, Mr. Oladele Ajayi and Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, during the Governor’s working visit to the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Lekki Deep Sea port to begin operation in 2023 – investor

Commercial operations at the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) will begin in the first quarter of 2023, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, got the assurance from Tolaram Group – the frontline investor handling the project.
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Ogun council polls: Governor Abiodun urges OGSIEC to conduct credible election

Ogun State governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged members of the newly inaugurated Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to be transparent in their dealings with all political parties.
Thai border guards walk a they patrol at Myanmar border in Mae Sot, Thailand March 18, 2021. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand braces as refugees from Myanmar coup flee to border regions

Hundreds of people have fled Myanmar’s towns and cities since last month’s military coup and are sheltering in areas controlled by ethnic militias on the Thai border, an official from one of the groups said on Thursday, as Thailand prepared for a surge of refugees.
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said that it will commence the payment of its verified contractors by Friday, after meeting with some of the representatives of the aggrieved businessmen.

FHA commences payment of contractors Friday

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said that it will commence the payment of its verified contractors by Friday, after meeting with some of the representatives of the aggrieved businessmen.

FHA explains delay in contractors’ payment

The management of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) on Wednesday said all contractors being owed by the agency will be paid once its verification exercise has been concluded.
The legislation is being discussed in Parliament this week, just days after officers from London’s Metropolitan Police physically restrained attendees who protested the death of Sarah Everard.

British government pushing new law that could prevent protests

The UK government is discussing a bill to give the police and ministers new powers that could potentially limit the ability of citizens to protest.
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: Research, innovation to get 0.5 percent of Nigeria’s GDP

President Muhammadu Buhari says a minimum of 0.5 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be allocated to research and innovation in order to accelerate development.

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Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
Canterbury Cathedral is holding a remembrance service for Prince Philip as the UK continues to observe a period of national mourning. The service is being livestreamed now on our website and is being led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is also set to lead Prince Philip’s funeral next Saturday.

Prince Philip: Special service to be held at Canterbury Cathedral

A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh is to be held in Canterbury Cathedral this morning as the UK observes a period of official mourning.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 15 kidnapped persons rescued in Kaduna

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna. Jalige said that on April 9 at about 1525hours, gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars.
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.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
UBA SANI

Kaduna NUJ honours Uba Sani with ‘outstanding senator’ award

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most ‘media-friendly’ in the North-West.

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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

NARD: Nigerian government has not called for talks since we went on strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it is yet to be invited by the labour ministry for dialogue despite downing their tools on April 1.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Floods: NEMA maps vulnerable communities for emergency response

The National Emergency Management Agency has commenced the mapping of communities that are vulnerable to the impending devastating floods expected this year.
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: National sports festival remains veritable tool for uniting Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the National Sports Festival as one of the veritable tools that unite Nigerians and avenue for discovering talents that will represent the country in the global sporting arena.
Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.

Late goal sees Tottenham held at Newcastle

Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.
Edinson Cavani has been advised to leave Manchester United for Boca Juniors this summer, with Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo talking up the benefits of heading back to South America.

Edinson Cavani set to leave Manchester United

Edinson Cavani is increasingly likely to depart Manchester United during the summer transfer window, according to a report.