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Airtel’s broadband service ranked ‘best’ in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has been named the “Best in Test” following a nationwide broadband assessment by umlaut, a cross-industry company that offers advisory and engineering services to clients all over the world.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS parliament speaker tasks members on regional integration

The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has enjoined members of the parliament to improve on avenues of achieving regional integration in their respective member state.

Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.
With an eye on a potential presidential run in 2024, former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at an annual Republican political dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire [Elise Amendola-AP Photo]

Mike Pence does not see ‘eye to eye’ with Donald Trump on US Capitol...

Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he and former President Donald Trump would probably never agree on what happened regarding the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, involving Trump supporters.
Lorient striker Terem Moffi says he will go crazy with joy if giving the opportunity to don the green and white jersey of the senior national team.

FC Lorient makes Terem Moffi transfer decision amidst Borussia Dortmund interest

FC Lorient are aware that a few clubs are casting admiring glances at Terem Moffi, but the club has made it clear that they have no intention of selling the young forward this year.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Nigerian government to scale up domestic gas expansion, monetisation drive

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has stated that the federal government will continue to ramp up its current domestic gas expansion drive as well as its monetisation programme to increase the country’s supply of the much needed foreign exchange earnings.
Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.

Jamie Vardy targets more silverware with Leicester

Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will collaborate with other security services to flush out bandits and all forms of criminality in the country.

NAF reaffirms commitment to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to safeguard the nation’s territorial integrity against any form of threat.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Opposers of Southern governors ban on open grazing have hidden agenda

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday said any Nigerian opposed to the Southern Governors’ decision banning open grazing of cattle has a hidden agenda.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday explained that the station, named Mike Okiro Police Station, located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market was not burnt down.

Official: Abia remains one of the safest states in Nigeria

Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has said that despite experiencing pockets of attacks from men of the underworld, the State still remains one of the safest in the country.

Ogun council elections: Our integrity’ll not be compromised ― OGSIEC boss

As the much anticipated local government elections in Ogun State gather momentum, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, has assured the people of the state that the Commission will not compromise its integrity.

SON seizes N600 million substandard tyres, laments absence at port

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has made seizures of substandard tyres worth N600 million, just as it lamented its absence at the nation’s ports.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister gives deadline to clear backlog of passport applications to Diaspora Nigerians

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, says he is committed to clearing the backlog of passport applications and issuance latest May 31, emphasising that the Nigerian passport is the strongest instrument of Sovereignty, Nationality and Citizenship.

Why Nigeria is bedevilled with insecurity – ex-envoy

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Vietnam, Ambassador Mathias Okafor, has open up on reasons why Nigeria is currently bedevilled with insecurity.

Experts urge federal government to provide ICT for vulnerable children

Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.
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Delta government to revoke C-of-O of some landed properties in Asaba

The Delta State Government has said that it would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any landed property in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that is not used for the right purpose for which it was allocated.

Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

Lagos Muslims to pay N1.37 million for hajj pilgrimage

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that the least amount to be paid for participation in the 2021 Umrah (lesser hajj) in Saudi Arabia is N1.37 million.
Marketers of cooking gas on Wednesday blamed its increasing prices on massive importation, causing anguish to end users.

Nigeria to generate N10 billion through increased LPG use

Managing director of Rain Oil Limited, Dr.Gabriel Ogbechie has said Nigeria would be able to generate over N10 billion ($27 million) annually if 50 per cent of kerosene users can switch to using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas.
The UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey, who visited Nigeria between March 28 and 29, said.

UK offers to work with Nigeria to end insecurity

The United Kingdom has expressed her readiness to work with Nigeria towards ending the nation’s insecurity nightmares.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

President Weah to speak at 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium

Liberian President George Weah, a professor of international political economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik, and Mohamed Yahya of the United Nations Development Programme are some of the confirmed speakers at the 12th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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A supporter holds a poster of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo during the preparation of his return after being acquitted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, at his party's headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast June 16, 2021. The poster reads "With your return, the Ivorians are hoping for a real reconciliation". REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast: Police fire teargas as crowds mass to welcome back ousted president Laurent...

Police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of Ivory Coast’s ousted president Laurent Gbagbo as crowds massed to welcome him home on Thursday from 10 years of exile.
Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran accuses U.S. of meddling for criticising election

Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.

NURTW: We aren’t part of PMS ‘atrocities’ in Oyo

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has distanced itself from the alleged nefarious activities of the Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo State.
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Cross River APC orders for three million bunches of brooms

The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed order for three million bunches of brooms from local broom makers for the new entrants into the party.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari: African child must be heard

The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has stated that there is urgent need towards making the voices of African children heard.