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Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
This was contained in a letter addressed to all priests signed by Camillus Etokudoh, the Bishop of Port-Harcourt Diocese.

Rivers: Catholic Church asks members to observe Easter Sunday at home

The Catholic Church in Rivers State on Friday asked its members to stay safe and observe Easter Sunday at home.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in poverty eradication

While speaking on the topic: “Managing the Dynamics of Nigeria’s Advancement: The Socio-Economic options,” Osinbajo said “there are two issues and I’m glad that by the response of discussants, the two issues stood out. One is the environment for local and foreign investments and second is eradicating poverty.”
Tunde Braimoh

Lagos Assembly to retain law on jumbo pay for former governors

The Lagos State House of Assembly says it will not repeal the state’s pension law permitting former governors and other public office holders to receive juicy pensions from state coffers.

Madonna university marks 16th convocation as 38 students bag first class

No fewer than 38 First Class graduates of the Madonna University, Okija Anambra State will take part in the institution’s 16th convocation ceremony billed to take place on Saturday.

Governor Ambode: I’m leaving Lagos better than I met it

“We have done it to a particular stage, we have stabilized it from where we have found it and irrespective of the recession and irrespective of the slow pace of the economy, there has been significant growth in the Lagos economy which is visible.”
Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet

Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country’s defence minister said on Wednesday.

Senate: $1.05 billion not missing from NLNG account

The Senate Committee on Gas Resources and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday says $1.05bn is not missing from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas dividend account.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi

Police arrest three foreigners with narcotics

Kenya’s anti-narcotics police on Friday said they had arrested three foreigners at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.

Usman Jibril: Ogoni clean-up commences this month

The minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has said the Ogoniland oil spill clean-up will commence this month.

Agric exporters call for federal government’s support to boost sector

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Agricultural Exporters Group (NAEG), John Okakpu, has called on government to support private sector operators in order to boost foreign exchange earnings for the country.
Herbert Wigwe

Access Bank re-emphasizes commitment to banking practices

Access Bank Plc has re-emphasized its commitment to improving banking practices in Nigeria, and Africa by leveraging massively on technology.
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has identified the youthful age of his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a great asset to Nigeria

Ayodele Fayose: Aminu Tambuwal’s youthful age a great asset to Nigeria

With barely three weeks to the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party where the party is expected to picks its candidate for next year’s presidential election, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has identified the youthful age of his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a great asset to Nigeria.

Insecurity: Federal government to send fact-finding mission to Zamfara

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) says it will deploy a team of researchers to Zamfara State to ascertain the causes and dynamics of the conflicts in the area.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi explains relationship with President Buhari

Ebonyi State Government on Friday, said the relationship between the Gov. David Umahi and President Muhammadu Buhari was mutual but non-partisan.
Kabiru Tanimu Turaki , a presidential aspirant, under banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Ex-Minister Turaki: Why President Buhari’s war on terror failed

Frontline Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has said the war against terror in the country has remained intractable because the Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress-led Administration has failed to embrace global best practices of carrot and stick.

2019: Group plans campaign for ex-VP Atiku Abubakar in Lagos

A group that seeks to advocate the development of the country and protection of the rights and privileges of its citizens worldwide, Re-building Nigeria Initiative, is set for inauguration, the conveners have said.

#BBNaija: Miracle wins N1 million in Pepsi challenge

There was so much excitement in the house today as Big Brother decided to surprise housemates with two celebrity guests, DJ Spinall and DJ Obi.

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UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.