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A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

Fire guts 30 shops in Kwara market

About 30 shops were razed in a fire disaster on Monday afternoon at the Oro Central Market in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor: I haven’t touched one kobo of council funds

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has boasted his administration has not touched one kobo belonging to the local government areas.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Governor Wike: Rivers councils lack excuse not to provide democratic dividends

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said his administration has vigorously addressed security challenges in the State to enable all council chairmen deliver dividends of democracy to people at the grassroots.
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.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti: Group begins tracking of Governor Fayemi’s achievements

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) under the aegis of “Reformers of Africa”, has emphasized the importance of accountability and transparency in governance.
Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.

Ashleigh Barty knocked out of Charleston Open

Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.

PDP: Imo attacks show Governor Uzodinma’s failure

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said that the Monday attacks on Owerri Correctional Center and the state Police Command headquarters in Owerri were indications that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, had failed.
Ahmed Idris Wase

House leaders demand full autonomy for local councils

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, have called for full autonomy for local governments in Nigeria, stating that it is the only way dividends of democracy can get to the people at the grass roots.
Canada’s top banks are shedding workers for the second straight year, moving toward leaner operations to satisfy investors demanding returns on tens of billions of dollars that lenders have poured into new technologies.

Canadian banks shrink workforce to cover big tech investments

Canada’s top banks are shedding workers for the second straight year, moving toward leaner operations to satisfy investors demanding returns on tens of billions of dollars that lenders have poured into new technologies

Enugu 2023: Senator Utazi not acting anybody’s script – aide

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as laughable the speculation in certain quarters that he was instigating Nsukka zone against Nkalu to pave way for Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2023 governorship election.

IPAC: Nigeria threatened by terrorists, insurgents, militants

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has said the corporate existence of the nation is daily threatened by terrorists, insurgents, militants, secessionists and kidnappers.

PDP mocks APC over defamation claims in ex-governor’s suspension

The Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State has mocked the ruling All Progressives Congress for threatening to seek action over an allegation purportedly raised by the PDP in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state in its letter suspending former Governor Babangida Aliyu, adding that the APC should mind its business.

2023: We stand on our decision on Lagos governor – Christian leaders

The All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum (ACLMF), in conjunction with other 50 Christian socio-political groups advocating for integrity in governance, have resolved to stand on their decision as far as the choice of Lagos State Governor is concerned.

2023: PDP, APC battle for the soul of Ebonyi

Since the country returned to civilian rule on May, 29,1999, Ebonyi state has remained under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until the incumbent governor, David Umahi, defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Nasarawa government recommits to infrastructural development

Alhaji Yusuf Mada, the Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Infrastructure, says the State Government is committed to the provision of infrastructure to improve the lives of the people.

Nasarawa assemblyman sues for love, peace

Mr Abel Bala, a member representing Nassarawa Eggon West constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has felicitated Christians with a call to show love and live in unity and peace.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senator Akinyelure: Stop blaming National Assembly over President Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ appointments

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, has absolved the National Assembly of blames over what he described as the lopsidedness in the several appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari during the five years of his administration.
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Group lauds Comrade Oshiomhole at 69

A political group, Tinubu Vanguard, has felicitated with former All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on his 69th birthday anniversary.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger: Coronavirus is very much with us

The Niger state government has warned it citizen that despite arrival of the Coronavirus vaccine, the pandemic has not been defeated hence the need for the people to celebrate Easter, the ressurction of Jesus Christ with caution and adhere Strictly to the COVID-19 protocol as spelt out by health professionals.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Easter: Senator Bamidele greets Christians, preaches mutual trust

The Chairman, Southern Senators Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has called on Christians to rededicate themselves to the unity, peace, and progress of the country.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Coronavirus: Niger urges Christians to celebrate Easter with caution

As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter, the Niger State Government has told the faithful that the dreaded Covid-19 disease has not been totally tamed hence, they should celebrate with great caution and moderation.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor advocates progressive taxation to capture rich evaders

The Governor of Delta State, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated that progressive taxation should be used to bring large percentage of tax evaders into the tax net.

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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.
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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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Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Niger Delta: IYC demands return of Tompolo’s property

Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have asked the federal government to retun all property seized from ex-militant leader High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, commonly known as “Tompolo”.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

National Sports Festival ends abruptly

The ongoing National Sports Festival, tagged: “Edo 2020,” is to end abruptly on Thursday (today).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Ritualist kill food vendor, cut off her hands, head in Osun

The Police are on the trail of a a suspected ritualist who killed and cut off the head and hands of a female food vendor in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Legislative workers meet National Assembly management, shelve strike

The National Assembly management and staff of the federal parliament finally resolved their grievances on Tuesday.
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CAN: Paying ransom, giving amnesty won’t end banditry

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern States and and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, has said that paying of ransom and giving amnesty to kidnappers and bandits will not bring an end to the menace of banditry.