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UNICEF: Over 1.2 million children yet to be immunised in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 1.2 million children in Nigeria are yet to be immunised.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about jobs and the economy at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden set to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.

BUA Cement to sustain competitiveness with bond issuance

BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kidnappers of FRSC officers arrested in Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nasarawa Police Command have arrested 40 suspected kidnappers, including those who abducted some Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials along Maraban-Udege road.

Minister: Rail transportation awakening giant to help run government

Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, on Tuesday described the rail mode of transportation as the awakening giant that would run government.

2023: PDP leaders on their way to APC – Tonye Princewill

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that several office-holders and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon dump the party for the APC.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

44 companies to face NSE’s sanctions over default filing

A total of 44 companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, may face sanctions from the Exchange for failing the timeline in rendition of 2020 audited financial results.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Lagos-Ibadan railway: Nigerian government to stop tankers from disrupting movement of trains into Apapa...

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the obstruction of trains from entering Apapa Sea port by tanker drivers, and as such, have resolved to take drastic measures to curtail the challenge by either stopping them or to stop the owners of the terminal.

2023: I don’t have any political ambition – minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, has stated that he has no political ambition come 2023 as spread in some quarters.
The Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Jumat Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, has stated that the spate of insecurity and other social maladies bedeviling the country stemmed from disunity and collapse of institutions and values.

Cleric: Disunity, others responsible for insecurity in Nigeria

The Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Jumat Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, has stated that the spate of insecurity and other social maladies bedeviling the country stemmed from disunity and collapse of institutions and values.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN freezes 11 bank accounts over suspicious activities

Eleven bank accounts of some companies and an individual were on Wednesday frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

NULGE: We will not fold our arms watch local councils delisted from constitution

National president of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Mr Hakeem Ambali has said that the union will not fold its arms and watch the delisting of the third tier of government from the Nigerian Constitution.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC laments poor state of orientation camp facilities

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed disappointment over the poor state of facilities at some States and Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the country.
FILE PHOTO: European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021. EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS

Official: Iran has produced 55kg of 20% enriched uranium since January

Iran has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20% - the point at which it is highly enriched - indicating quicker production than the 10 kg a month rate required by an Iranian law that created the process in January, Iranian authorities said on Wednesday.
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 governor: I was appointed minister by ex-President Jonathan without knowing me

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has revealed that he was appointed a Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by former President Goodluck Jonathan without knowing each other, hence the history of his political journey will never be complete without the mention of his major political benefactor – Jonathan.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, who disclosed this in a press statement at the weekend advised parents and guardians to provide their wards with facemasks in line with COVID-19 safety protocols as they resume schools on Monday as well as all the necessary textbooks and writing materials.

Official: Akwa Ibom spends N1.5 billion annually on examinations in public schools

Commissioner for Education in Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Etiebet, said the state government spends N1.5 billion yearly on external examinations in public secondary schools in the state.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation.

2023: Only youth creativity will reset the nation – Kogi commissioner

The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation. Engr Ohere made the disclosure during his...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

VP Osinbajo: We’ll fish out perpetrators of Ebonyi killings

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said that there is no excuse for the killings of innocent people of Egedegede community by suspected Herdsmen insisting that the perpetrators must be fished out and prosecuted.

Kano government releases 423 orphans to foster parents in 6 years

The Chairman, Kano State fostering Committee, Alhaji Kabiru Zubair, made the disclosure while presenting ”protective” awards to the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife, Prof Hafsat Ganduje, and eight others.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM linkage deadline by four weeks

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), made the disclosure during a meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM linkage, which held on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

Abdulrasheed Bawa: EFCC arrested 400 over internet fraud in three months

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, while mask-clad and along specific pre-ordained rings as measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. – Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual, but this year only up to 10,000 Muslims are taking part after millions of international pilgrims were barred because of the covid-19 pandemic crisis. (Photo by – / Saudi Ministry of Media / AFP)

Hajj: No coronavirus vaccination, no pilgrimage – Kano board chair

The chairman of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abba Adam Koki, says intending pilgrims for the 2021 Hajj must take the COVID-19 vaccine before traveling to Saudi Arabia.

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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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

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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US warns Nigerians over fake visa alert

“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos is warning Nigerians not to fall victims to the scam. It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim! If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and www.ustraveldocs.com/ng,” the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

IDPs: Borno governor orders immediate construction of 500 homes in Bama

Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Bama local government area on Tuesday evening to assess needs and monitor developmental efforts.

ECOWAS: Nigeria leads West Africa in organic agriculture promotion

The Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Mr Ernest Aubee, has said that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops battle Boko Haram terrorists in Damasak

Newsmen gathered that both Nigerian ground troops with aerial support from air taskforce engaged the terrorists fiercely who stormed the town around 4pm.
Many of his players may lack Champions League knockout experience but the professionalism, effort and game management on display from Chelsea against Porto tonight delighted Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel wants Real Madrid over Liverpool in Champions League semi-finals

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he would prefer to face Real Madrid rather than Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals after the Blues reached the last four for the first time since 2014.