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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.

PDP debunks suspension of ex-Governors Kwankwaso, Aliyu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday debunked media reports of the purported suspension from the party of Rabiu Kwakwanso and Babangida Aliyu, former governors of Kano and Niger states respectively.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Babangida Aliyu a pathetic fellow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.

Senator Jang: Northern PDP governors didn’t work against ex-President Jonathan

A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has said that there was no iota of truth that northern governors of the Peoples Democratic Party worked against the re-election bid of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during the 2015 general election as claimed by a former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN national body steps in as Ebonyi crisis deepens, sets up new caretaker body

The National Executive of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, led by its President, Sir Honor Sirawo, has again waded into the crisis rocking the Ebonyi State chapter of the association.

NDLEA saga: My mum has handed this fight to God – CDQ

Popular Nigerian singer, Sodiq Yusuf, better known as CDQ, has cursed those allegedly behind his recent ordeal at the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo governor: Aggrieved politicians behind attacks

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has blamed the Monday’s attack on security facilities in the state on aggrieved politicians, saying their aim was to destabilise his government and that of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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 president urged to bar ‘illegal occupant’ of Cross River North senatorial seat

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has been urged to stop the current occupant of the Cross River North senatorial seat, Dr. Stephen Odey from attending plenary on grounds that the apex court has ruled that Hon. Jarigbe Agom is the bona fide and authentic winner of the seat.

A2Justice calls for removal of CCT chairman over assault on security guard

The justice sector watchdog, Access to Justice has called on the presidency to immediately remove Mr. Danladi Umar from office as the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), following his recent assault on a security guard in Abuja.
Belarus has been disqualified from taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after it failed for a second time to submit an entry that complies with the non-political nature of the competition.

Belarus excluded from Eurovision over political entry

Belarus has been disqualified from taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after it failed for a second time to submit an entry that complies with the non-political nature of the competition.
Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo (publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.

Cross River governor’s aide slams N5 billion law suit against Agba Jalingo

Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo ( publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.

Bayelsa community seeks military intervention to flush out criminals

Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa has called on the military Joint Task Force (JTF) to flush out criminals from its fold.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF fines Bayelsa Queens FC for pitch encroachment and covid-19 breach

Three weeks ago, when the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) fined Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa N2.5million and banished the team to the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo State for their next home game scheduled for March 3, it acted based on violations of the club in their league fixture against the Edo Queens FC counterparts.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: I’m not referring to today’s Nigerian Army

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has responded to the comments of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, Army spokesman, on alleged religious bias in the military.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Nigerian Army cautions Sheik Gumi

The Nigerian Army says it does not deploy its troops along ethnic or religious lines in the ongoing operations in dealing with terrorism, banditry, and other security challenges confronting the nation.

African Bar Association wants Cape Verde sanctioned by ECOWAS

The African Bar Association (AfBA) has explained why it called on ECOWAS to sanction Cape Verde. President of AfBA, Hannibal Uwaifo, said that the refusal of the small Island nation to release a Venezuelan Diplomat, Mr. Alex Saab who has allegedly been detained in Cape Verde since 2019, is at the heart of the matter.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: We don’t deploy troops along ethnic, religious lines

“In the video clip, the Islamic scholar was seen telling the bandits that the soldiers involved in most attacks against them were non-Muslims. He further stated that they should be aware that soldiers are divided into Muslims and non-Muslims.” he said.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Delta APC: Senator Omo-Agege not in possession of registration materials

Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Thursday said the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, was not in possession of the party’s Registration and Revalidation materials as being speculated in some quarters.
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.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he will not apologise to referee Lee Mason who he said was not good enough for the Premier League after his team’s 2-1 defeat Burnley.

Wolves boss fined £25,000 for criticising referee

Nuno said Mason was not good enough to officiate in the Premier League following Wolves' 2-1 loss to Burnley on December 21. England's Football Association said Wednesday that Nuno had accepted a charge of improper conduct following a personal hearing.

Group berates ex-minister over comments on LASU headship

A group, the Concerned Indigenes of Lagos State (CILS) yesterday rebuked a former Minister of Communications, Maj. Gen. Tajudeen Olarenwaju (rtd) over what its members described as “clannish remarks” on the current contest for the headship of the Lagos State University (LASU).
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Edinson Cavani banned for three matches after social media post

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has been banned for three matches over his social media activity, which was deemed to use alleged racist language.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he will not apologise to referee Lee Mason who he said was not good enough for the Premier League after his team’s 2-1 defeat Burnley.

Wolves boss charged over ref comments

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association over comments he made about referee Lee Mason.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
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 boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP: Era of armed struggle in Niger Delta over

The interim administrator of the presidential amnesty programme (PAP), Milland Dikio, says the era of violence and armed struggle in the Niger Delta region is over.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
Former Nigeria international and Athletics coach, Deji Aliu, has stated that Athletics at the just concluded National Sports Festival was very encouraging after personally assessing the timing and output of athletes at the Athletics events of the festival.

Deji Aliu: National Sports Festival produced new talents for Nigeria

Former Nigeria international and Athletics coach, Deji Aliu, has stated that Athletics at the just concluded National Sports Festival was very encouraging after personally assessing the timing and output of athletes at the Athletics events of the festival.
National Population Commission - NPC - NPopC

Census: NPC commences TOT pre-test exercise

Ahead of the next population and housing census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced the first Training Of the Trainers (TOT) pre-test exercise for staff across the country.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Poor households suffer volatile work situations – NBS survey

A survey by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown that poorer households suffered volatile work situations in February this year, resulting in a six-month (September to February 2020) decline in the share of workers in the lowest consumption quintile/ class.