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The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Taraba governor seeks aid to rebuild after #EndSARS protests

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku on Tuesday called on the Federal Government and other humanitarian agencies to assist the State to rebuild structures and replace items damaged or stolen by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests in the State last month.
Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

We lack control of constituency projects – Reps member

Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.
Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.

Lagos assemblyman attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing

Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.
Prince Bisi Yusuf, lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged youths to key into the federal and state government empowerment schemes to curb poverty and restiveness.

Lagos assemblyman urges youths to support empowerment schemes

Prince Bisi Yusuf, lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged youths to key into the federal and state government empowerment schemes to curb poverty and restiveness.

Protesting youths shut down Shell facility in Bayelsa

Youths of Agbidiama Community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State staged a protest on Thursday and shut down the Clough Creek flow station operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.

Philanthropist inaugurates foundation for indigent in Enugu

A US-based philanthropist, Mr Afamefuna Atu, on Sunday, launched an empowerment foundation to cater for the needs of the indigent in Enugu State.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

Nigerian agency trains 1,680 youths, women in Kaduna

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday, said it had trained 1,680 youth and women on various skills and other empowerment schemes in Kaduna State in 2020.

Presidency: How President Buhari is changing Niger Delta

With the significant progress now recorded in the Ogoni Clean-Up project, attracting local and international commendation, the Buhari administration’s New Vision for the Niger Delta is making good progress.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State said his administration will continue its industrialisation drive, giving priority to Ibom deep seaport and industrial city projects in his second term.

Christmas: Akwa Ibom governor lauds citizen support

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has expressed deep gratitude to citizens of the state for their collective will and resolve to stand for peace, unity and development for the state.

Federal government disburses $22.216 million on Tradermoni, other empowerment schemes

Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC: Top politician planning to smuggle money into Nigeria

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says there is a top politician in the country that is planning to repatriate funds into the country ahead of next month’s general elections.

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.