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Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.
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.

NSF: Coronavirus affected excitement – Kwara official

Ibrahim Alarape, the Director, Kwara Sports Council, says restriction of spectators at event centres due to COVID-19 pandemic has affected the excitement of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF).
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

The minister of Youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, said the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City has rekindled Nigerian youths hope for a better tomorrow, saying he sees a lot of young people who have future in sports.
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.

Ministry: We rescued Edo 2020 games to salvage Nigerian sports

The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said it decided to offer a lifeline to the Edo State government for the ongoing National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ in the best interest of sports development and safeguard the future of the athletes.

Nigerian government receives stolen Ile-Ife artefact from Mexico

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday in Abuja received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact recovered from Mexico.
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 continues as Presidency, Minister, Ego governor resolves contentious issues

The 9000 athletes and officials competing for medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’, as well as the artisans and food vendors, can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Presidency, minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, and the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki have resolved all the contentious issues for the Games to continue interrupted.
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.

NSF: Edo government shuts down MOC, LOC offices

The Edo State government has carried out its threat to shut down the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ in Benin City on Thursday as state deputy governor, Phillip Shuaibu, ordered the closure of the Main Organising Committee (MOC) and Local Organising Committee (LOC) offices.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

NSF: Edo government locks out officials

The Edo State government has shut down the Main Organising Committee (MOC) office of the National Sports Festival at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The government said it took the decision as a result...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari: National sports festival remains veritable tool for uniting Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the National Sports Festival as one of the veritable tools that unite Nigerians and avenue for discovering talents that will represent the country in the global sporting arena.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

CDHR demands reversal of suspension of UNIBEN SUG

The Committee for the Defence of Human Right (CDHR) has asked the authorities of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin-city, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Edo State Government to reverse the dissolution of the UNIBEN Students’ Union Government (SUG).
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.

Edo 2020: Governor Obaseki receives festival torch amidst fanfare

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Edo vaccinates over 11,800 frontline workers, 4527 others

The Edo State Government has intensified the vaccination of residents against coronavirus (COVID-19), as about 16,328 persons have received the Oxford AstraZenaca vaccine across the state’s 18 local government areas.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

LOC: Nigerian government yet to release funds for 20th National Sports Festival

The Federal Government is yet to release the funds it promised Edo for the hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) with less than a week to its commencement.
Edo deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Sunday said he has not issues with the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, acknowledging that he taught him whatever he has achieved in politics.

Coronavirus: Edo government orders all civil servants to resume work

The Edo State Government on Friday said that the state had witnessed “a steady rise in COVID-19 recoveries” just as it announced that it had intensified the vaccination of eligible members of the public with over 16,328 persons vaccinated against the deadly virus.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

University of Aberdeen to return Benin bronze

University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks
Commiserating with families of last Friday’s gas explosion at Agbor, PDP’s South-South National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, said such legislation would enable the state government to mete stiff penalties on illegal gas plant operators.

PDP speaks on Edo governor’s delay in forming cabinet

The National Vice Chair, South-south, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, said the delay in constituting the cabinet by the Edo State Government is not a sign of a divided party in the state.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo reels out guidelines for 20th National Sports Festival

The games, which were postponed from last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus, are scheduled to open from April 2 to April 14 in adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria to camp in Benin City for preparations

Nigeria’s team to this summer’s Olympic Games will take advantage of the world class facilities in Benin City and begin preparations immediately after the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival which holds next month in Edo state.

Dan Orbih: Edo cabinet delay, no show of divided house in PDP

Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, PDP South South, says delay in constituting the cabinet by the Edo Government is not a sign of a divided party in the state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kidnappers take over Ago-Auchi road, abduct three, shoot soldier

Drivers and commuters have continued to face a harrowing experience at the hands of daredevil kidnappers on the Ago-Auchi Road.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF: 8,000 athletes, others to undergo coronavirus protocols – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo will go ahead as planned from April 2 to April 14 under strict COVID-19 protocols.

Minister: Agric research institutes, extension services remain Nigerian government’s priority

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.

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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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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed Leeds United’s fearless approach under coach Marcelo Bielsa and warned his players of the unique challenges the Yorkshire outfit pose, unlike any other team in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool to prepare for ‘special’ Leeds test

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed Leeds United’s fearless approach under coach Marcelo Bielsa and warned his players of the unique challenges the Yorkshire outfit pose, unlike any other team in the Premier League.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at growing risk of kidney failure – medics union

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is at increasing risk of kidney failure and his vision is deteriorating after more than two weeks on hunger strike, a medical trade union with ties to the opposition politician said on Saturday.

Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Mr. Uchenna Orji, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said given Governor Dave Umahi’s pedigree, he would be the best candidate for the job.

Ebonyi commissioner: South-east needs consensus candidate to win presidency

The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Foreigners living in Nigeria can register, obtain NIN

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Friday said that foreigners living in Nigeria could freely register and obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).