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Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Fulham boss willing to lead relegated side’s promotion bid

Fulham joined West Brom and Sheffield United in being relegated from the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Burnley on Monday.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital economy, Musa Istifanus, has maintained that digital technology will help enhance the socio-economic development of the country by increasing the contribution of ICT to the GDP.

Defence ministry: How we spent $1 billion to acquire weapons

The Defence Ministry on Friday further gave an insight into how the controversial $1 billion released by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government to procure arms was expended on the purpose it was released while waiting for the products’ arrival about three years after.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor identifies good governance, job creation as antidote to insecurity

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has identified inclusive governance, job creation and citizens’ welfare as antidotes to the rising security challenges across Nigeria.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.

Oyo governor: We have paid N11.7 billion pension in two years

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that the sum of N11.7 billion, which translates to an average of over N500 million every month have been paid to pensioners in the state.
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he decided to honour Sunday Erhabor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the State Command, who was assaulted by one Victor Ebhomenyen at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru last the weekend to encourage other police officers serving in the state to always display high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

Why Lagos governor honours police officer assaulted in viral video

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he decided to honour Sunday Erhabor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the State Command, who was assaulted by one Victor Ebhomenyen at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru last the weekend to encourage other police officers serving in the state to always display high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
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 seeks policies to encourage local investors in cement production

The Senate has called on the federal government to provide more industrial incentives and protections such as concessionary loans and larger tax incentives for new entrants into the local cement production with a view to boosting production, reduction of price and encouragement of more valuable producers in the country.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Countries emphasise importance of AstraZeneca shot as they look to alternatives

Australia said on Friday it had ordered more alternatives for the AstraZeneca vaccine, setting back its vaccination rollout, and Hong Kong delayed deliveries of the shot amid concern about a possible very small risk of rare blood clots.
Ahead of the match against relegation threatened Bournemouth on Sunday, Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has urged his teammates to be focused as they battle to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Wilfred Ndidi backs Kelechi Iheanacho to continue impressive form

Wilfred Ndidi believes Kelechi Iheanacho will get even better now that unfair criticism against the forward has stopped.

Oxfam promises to continue defending marginalized people

Oxfam International has promised to continue to defend those who are marginalised, and whose rights have been trampled upon.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor urges Nigerian youths to rise to save the country from collapse

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, on Monday called on the Nigerian youths to rise in defence of the country to save it from total collapse.
Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives.

Nigerian actor refutes ‘Nollywood women don’t make faithful wives’

Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives. The well educated thespian with over 200 movie credits told newsmen that there are still a lot...
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr). Ifeanyi Okowa, addressing Team Delta at the Indoor Sports Hall, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, shortly before the contingent departed to Edo for the 20th National Sports Festival, Friday.

Edo 2020: Delta governor promises state’s athletes N1 million per gold medal

Delta Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021 that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna State government for the ongoing community-level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.

Governor El-Rufai, monarchs affirm support for peace in Southern Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna State government for the ongoing community-level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.
The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, *Rt. Hon. Hamisu Cidari (in blue attire) with his colleague Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, alongside their colleagues from the Northwest zone at a meeting in Kano on 26th March, 2021.

2023: Northwest speakers declare support for Asiwaju Tinubu

Serving Speakers and their predecessors from the Northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Group begs Kaduna governor to secure release of abducted college students

A media advocacy group, Center for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC), has appealed to the Kaduna State Government Malam Nasir el-Rufai to do everything within his powers to secure the release of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area, who were abducted by bandits on 11th March 2021.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Ex-President Obasanjo’s son seeks support for Kogi’s Yahaya Bello

Former’s son, Mr Olujunwo Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to support Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi in the governor’s desire to become’s president in 2023.
1. Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has revealed that there will be no hiding place for the Squirrels of Benin ahead of Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Porto-Novo.

Super Eagles arrive Porto-Novo today, set for showdown

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will arrive in Porto-Novo today on a ferry ride for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game against Republic of Benin.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: Shoot-on-sight order hindering rescue of abducted Kaduna students

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has said the shoot-on-sight order of President Muhammdu Buhari is hindering the efforts to negotiate the release of the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna.
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Abia governor promises delivery of more road projects

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Tuesday expressed the readiness of his administration to facilitate the delivery of more road projects in Aba and the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

AU confers governace awards on Sokoto governor

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

South Sudan faces its worst food security crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles

An African regional organisation said about 60 per cent of people from South Sudan are facing “their worst food security” and nutrition crisis since the country became independent a decade ago.

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Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

Union Berlin boss provides update on Taiwo Awoniyi injury

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is moving closer to full fitness following a short spell on the sidelines.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

ICG: Nigeria’s herder-farmer conflict could escalate if NLTP fails

Nigeria’s herder-farmer conflict could escalate to wider violence if federal and state governments fail to implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.
Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension at Manchester United that keeps the Uruguay striker at the club until June 2022.

Edinson ​Cavani admits packed Old Trafford inspired Manchester United extension

Manchester United center forward Edinson Cavani cannot wait to play in front of the club's supporters.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at the G7 foreign ministers meeting in London, Britain May 5, 2021. Ben Stansall-Pool via REUTERS

US: West must be ‘very careful’ about Chinese investment

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies and think very carefully about investments in strategic assets.