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NYP advises Nigerian youth to themselves for leadership position

As the country grapples with insecurity, economic downturn and bad governance, the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) has encouraged young people to step forth with workable solutions that would salvage the country, rather than becoming armchair critics of the Buhari administration
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.
US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

NYT: Joe Biden will not immediately end phase one China trade deal

US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Adewale Adeyemo is President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s nominee for deputy Treasury secretary. Kriston Jae Bethel for The New York Times

NiDCOM congratulates Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has congratulated Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as the US Deputy Treasury Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Governor Abiodun assures protection of other ethnic groups living in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured other ethnic nationals living in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property. He said, his administration would continue to encourage inter-ethnic relationships among various...

IPOB opts for restructuring, sends memorandum to National Assembly

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that it sent a memorandum to the National Assembly, requesting for devolution of powers and a restructure of Nigeria into six autonomous regions.
‘The Milkmaid’ was voted by seven of nine voting-NOSC members. NOSC stated that three members were considered ineligible, due to their affiliation with some of the films in competition, in line with the Academy’s rules.

Nigeria submits Boko Haram-inspired movie ‘The Milkmaid’ for Oscars

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has picked ‘The Milkmaid’ as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2021 Oscars.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN releases banks’ excess CRR to spur economic recovery

As part of efforts to support economic recovery and propel the quest to return to the growth path, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the release of banks’ excess cash reserve requirement (CRR), which is above the regulatory minimum.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

As policymakers and investors explore all options available to revive the post-COVID-19 economy, a group of experts have recommended an increased focus on the industrialisation and vibrant trade flows found in Nigeria’s free trade zones.
The International Monetary Fund is looking to triple its concessional financing for the poorest countries to over $18 billion to help them respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday.

IMF: Corruption corrodes trust in government

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), says corruption corrodes trust in government and weakens the impact of policies and public spending.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor presents 2021 budget, restates commitment to inclusive governance, PPP

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, on Tuesday, the budget presentation will afford the governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his administration so far and how it intends to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi government presents N130 billion budget

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday, presented the sum of N130,546,068,026 as the 2021 budget to the Kogi State House of Assembly.Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday, presented the sum of N130,546,068,026 as the 2021 budget to the Kogi State House of Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari unveils autogas initiative as fuel alternative

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday unveiled autogas as alternative for petrol in an expanded programme tagged National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).

2023: We want Presidency to go to North East – Group

A group under the auspices of North East Solidarity Forum (NESF) has said that it will like the 2023 presidency to go to the north east region.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari seeks deeper gas utilisation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace gas as a cleaner and cheaper alternative to petrol.
KIDNAPPING

Gunmen kidnap couple, demand N15 million ransom in Edo

A teacher identified as Mr Paul Aluola and his wife have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Ewatto, Esan South East local government area of Edo state.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government increases number of N-Power beneficiaries to one million – official

The Federal Government has increased the number of N-Power beneficiaries to one million, up from 500,000 under the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP)

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Nigerian Youths

NYP advises Nigerian youth to themselves for leadership position

As the country grapples with insecurity, economic downturn and bad governance, the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) has encouraged young people to step forth with workable solutions that would salvage the country, rather than becoming armchair critics of the Buhari administration
A video advertisement from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company.

Japan: Nike advertisement on bullying, racism faces backlash, boycott calls

A video advertisement from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company.
Nnia Nwodo

Nnia Nwodo: Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s election will hold

A statement debunking a viral letter from Miyetti Allah, allegedly addressed to the President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, regarding the choice of his successor, described the letter as an insult.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane paid tribute to late Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop following his side’s UEFA Champions League victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night.

Papa Bouba Diop: Sadio Mane pays tribute to Senegal legend

Mane’s tribute follows a host of other Senegalese stars who have also paid their respects to the 2007/08 FA Cup winner in recent days, including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.