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Villagers kill, burn native doctor, three others for ‘killing female student for ritual’

Angry residents of Otuo, an agrarian community in Owan East local government area of Edo state on Monday murdered and set ablaze four persons for involvement in alleged killing of a female student for ritual.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: Boko Haram bill an insult to Nigerians

Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has condemned the bill seeking to create an agency for repentant Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as an insult to Nigerians.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.

Bayelsa assembly gets new speaker

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected a new Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, who represents Brass Constituency 3.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Edo CAN chairman secures second term with one vote

Bishop Oyonnude Kure, Edo State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was on Monday night returned for a second term with just one vote, scoring 27 votes to get delegates’ affirmation for his executive to serve a second term.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

My father said Supreme Court can make mistakes – Charly boy

The patron of Imo Concerned Citizens Forum, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly boy, on Wednesday led members of the group in a protest in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA distributes relief materials to 2019 flood victims in Anambra

The South-East Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Fred Anusim, has officially flagged off the distribution of edible and non-edible relief materials to the 2019 flood-affected victims in Anambra state.

Okada, Keke operators beg Lagos governor

Some operators of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles `Keke’ NAPEP in Lagos said that the ban on their operations by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu would deprive them of their daily bread.
The Chancellor, Eastern Mandate Union (EMU), and former Vice Chairman, NADECO, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, is dead.

NADECO chieftain Arthur Nwankwo passes on

Former Vice Chairman of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and prolific author, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, has passed on
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Imo judgment review, insult to Nigerians, judiciary – APC chieftain

An APC Chieftain in Abia, Mr Austin Okezie, on Friday condemned the purported application by the immediate past governor of Imo, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, for a review of the judgment that removed him.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Boko Haram: Senate condemns Plateau killings, abductions

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the abduction and killings of Nigerian citizens from Plateau State by Boko Haram.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Imo rerun election witnesses low turn out of voters

The Okigwe North Federal Constituency, re-run elections in Imo state witnessed a low turn out of voters.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
Chieftains of the PDP and APC were reunited on Sunday at the thanksgiving service of the deputy-governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) held at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Okaka, Yenagoa.

Bayelsa deputy governor reunites PDP, APC chieftains at thanksgiving

Chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) were reunited on Sunday at the thanksgiving service of the deputy-governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) held at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Okaka, Yenagoa.

IGA: Supreme Court judgement meant to cause trouble in Igbo land

The Imo General Assembly, IGA, Friday, alleged that the Supreme Court judgement that unseated Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and installed Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State was meant to set brothers against each other and to cause crisis in Imo State and South East in general.
Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis still reign supreme ahead of continental rivals Al Ahly and TP Mazembe.

Esperance lead in latest CAF club top 10 rankings

The most recent update of Africa’s top 10 greatest clubs has been revealed – and North African heavyweights keep a steady grip at the summit.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA to move more cargoes to Eastern ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it hoped to see more cargoes moving down to the Eastern ports this year.
The Plateau National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by the PDP, challenging the election of Sen. Hezekiah Dimka of the APC as Senator representing Plateau Central in the Feb. 23 election.

Plateau federal lawmakers condemn Mangu killings, appeal for calm

Two National Assembly members from Plateau State on Friday condemned Thursday’s killing of 13 persons in the state by gunmen and called for calm.

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Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.

Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.
Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

EU institutions, on Tuesday, ordered staff who travelled to areas of Northern Italy hit by an outbreak of coronavirus to stay at home for two weeks.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.

Tax tribunal orders firm to pay N1.7 billion to FIRS

The Tax Appeal Tribunal, Lagos Zone, has ruled as lawful an assessment in additional tax liability of N1.738,481,875.33 issued to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL) by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the correct income tax which the PPNL should pay on its profit for doing business in Nigeria under the provisions of Transfer Pricing Regulation No1 2012.
William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong risks suspension

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong is just one yellow card away from a mandatory one-game suspension in the Italian Serie A.