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The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON IMC assumes office

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association Of Local Governments Of Nigeria (ALGON) yesterday, assumed work at the headquarters of ALGON.

FCT councils poll: ADC wants INEC to reconsider timetable

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconsider its timetable and schedule of activities for the FCT Area Councils election, scheduled for Feb. 12, 2022.
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: NITDA’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP stellar

National Information Technology Development Agency’s (NITDA) dogged passion for ICT development in Nigeria over the years, has contributed to the increase in the Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) and ignited job and wealth creations in the country, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS FBCS FIIM, has said.
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Protest rocks UNIJOS over suspension of selection process for new vice chancellor

Staff and students of the University Of Jos were yesterday left stranded outside the main campus gate and the permanent site as a result of protest, which started in the early hours by students and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Jos chapter over the suspension of the selection process for a new vice chancellor of the university.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

IMC: 2023 political gladiators behind ALGON crisis

The Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has blamed politicians planning to use the association for their selfish interest ahead of the 2023 general elections for the current crisis rocking it.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki over allegation of currency printing

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion in March.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC raises alarm over fake Abdulrasheed Bawa’s Twitter handles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sunday, notified the public of the sudden emergence of fake Twitter accounts, linked to its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by criminal elements.

South, Middle Belt leaders demand nations out of Nigeria

South and Middle Belt leaders under the aegis of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) yesterday insisted that Nigeria should cease to exist demanding for several ethnic nations.
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Senator Melaye: Kogi governor can only be ‘town union president’

A former two-time member of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has thrown a jibe at his political archrival and Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, saying the governor cannot be Nigeria’s president.
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Ilorin Emirate organises prayer for one of their own to emerge APC national chairman

A cross-section of Ilorin Emirate indigenes on Friday offered special prayers for the emergence of Malam Salihu Mustapha as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

N60 billion mint: APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.

Bayelsa deputy governor tasks PDP South-South zonal exco on unity

The South/South Zonal Executive body of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to forge a common front in all their activities as they represent the geopolitical region in the affairs of the party.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia government accuses opposition of circulating videos of flooded Ariaria market

Abia State Government has accused some opposition members of circulating videos of flooded A-Line in Ariaria International Market on the social media to disparage government.
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

Niger governor presents appointment letter to new Kagara emir

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger, on Tuesday, presented letter of appointment to the new Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Ahmed Gunna.
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”.

Anambra guber: PDP aspirants differ on zoning

The quest for Anambra South Senatorial District to produce a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 6 governorship election dominated discuss at a stakeholders’ meeting.

Chekwas Okorie officially collapses UPP into APC

A former leader of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie who joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year has officially collapsed the structures of the party into APC.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe targets 50,000 households for distribution of palliatives

The Gombe State Government has begun the distribution of palliatives to poor and vulnerable persons in the state, targeting no fewer than 50,000 households.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

South West PDP Congress: Ayo Fayose, others reject Dino Melaye as screening chairman

A group in the South West People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has rejected the choice of Senator Dino Melaye as Chairman of the Congress Screening Committee.

SEC warns Nigerian fintechs against trading foreign stocks

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned unregistered investment-tech platforms to desist from offering foreign securities to Nigerians.
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.

Igbo group: President Buhari the main reason Nigeria unsafe

An Igbo group has heaped all the blame for the security crisis in Nigeria on President Muhammad Buhari, saying his policy of sectionalism, nepotism , aloofness and support for killer herdsmen bred the crisis.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

2023: Ondo will go the direction of Governor Akeredolu – deputy

The Ondo state deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, has said that governor Rotimi Akeredolu will give direction to the people of the state as regards who to support during the next Presidential election.

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Group to buy JAMB registration forms for 120 indigent candidates in Nsukka

Nsukka Youths General Assembly (NYGA), an umbrella body of youths in Enugu North Senatorial District, has said it will buy Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration forms for 120 indigent candidates free of charge.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC: Why travellers were unable to access coronavirus portal

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the inability of some travellers to obtain QR codes and access their COVID-19 test results on Tuesday was due to system failure.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during a press conference REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

UEFA president still mulling over Super League sanctions

Alexander Ceferin continues to deal with the fallout from the failed Super League venture of 12 leading clubs in Europe, with the UEFA president admitting that Barcelona's involvement in the proposals "disappointed me the least".

Forum obtains UTME forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi

Kauran Gwandu Advocacy Forum has obtained Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi State.

Nigerian government approves intervention funds for FRSC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved intervention funds for the renewal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) fleets and formations damaged during the 2020 #EndSARS protests across the country.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attempted six times to hire Pep Guardiola

The Athletic reports the Russian has followed Guardiola’s progress ever since he emerged as a world-class manager at Barcelona, where he won 14 trophies in a glittering four-year spell.
Atletico Madrid have reacted after the passing away of their U14 player Christian Minchola.

Atlético Madrid set to pull out of European Super League

The news comes after reports suggest that Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City are considering withdrawing from the competition. City have told competition organisers that they no longer want to be part of the £4.6billion scheme.
Spain’s Minister for Culture and Sport, Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes, spoke with the presidents of Uefa, the Spanish football federation and Liga on Monday, as well as the presidents of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Spanish ‘does not support’ new Euro Super League – minister

The Spanish government has expressed opposition to the new European Super League and called on the breakaway clubs to negotiate with the likes of Uefa and LaLiga.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Ahmed Musa’s Pillars move won’t change league title race – Jude Steven

Kwara United attacking midfielder Jude Steven has stated that the capture of Ahmed Musa by NPFL side Kano Pillars will not change the pendulum of the league title push.

Bus plunges into river in Ondo

A yet-to-be ascertained number of people have lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon in Owena, involving an 18-seater passenger bus on Ondo-Akure highway in Ondo State.