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Bill and Melinda Gates in Paris, France, on 21 April 2017. Frederic Stevens-Getty Images

Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates to end marriage after 27 years

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, has said it is against the interest of the country to secede.

NIPR President: Secession not an option

President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, has said it is against the interest of the country to secede. He said the current agitation for secession...

JPB: IGRs to replace FAAC as main revenue source for states

The Joint Planning Board (JPB) has projected that between 2021-2025, Internally Generated Revenues (IGRs) should replace the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee) FAAC as the main source of revenue for States, while the status quo remains for Local Government Areas in the medium term.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and musician Jay-Z have pledged 500 bitcoin (around $23.3 million) toward ₿trust, an endowment to fund bitcoin development, Dorsey announced on Twitter today.

Twitter chief partners with Jay-Z on $23 million bitcoin development fund

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and musician Jay-Z have pledged 500 bitcoin (around $23.3 million) toward ₿trust, an endowment to fund bitcoin development, Dorsey announced on Twitter today.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

NCPC boss: Nigeria‘ll overcome security challenges, coronavirus through prayers

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Anyim: South-East has least voters’ turnout during elections

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said the South-East geopolitical zone is the region with the least voters’ turnout during elections, which he said must change for the region to produce a President in 2023.
Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

Lagos bye-election: My victory a proof of public trust in APC – Senator-elect Abiru

Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Lagos bye-election: I’ll live up to your expectations – Senator-elect Abiru

The Senator-elect for Lagos East Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just-concluded bye-election, Mr Adetokunbo Abiru, has reaffirmed his commitment not to betray the trust reposed in him with the promise to live up to people’s expectations.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor assents to four bills, to get official logo

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has assented to four bills passed by the state legislature, Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media said in a statement made available on Thursday to newsmen in Gusau.

SMEDAN collaborate with Zamfara on fashion, arts and craft skills

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in collaboration with the Zamfara State Government will host Youths, Women and those with Disabilities to a Talent Hunt Programme in Fashion, Arts and Craft skills.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa to leverage on tourism to boost internal revenue, create jobs

The Bayelsa Government says it will leverage on its rich tourism endowment to boost revenue and enhance its economic fortunes as well as create jobs and reverse the status of Bayelsa listed as one of the five insolvent states.

Official: 4,000 people receive coronavirus palliatives in Sokoto

No fewer than 4,000 people in Sokoto state have benefitted from the Federal Government’s palliatives to alleviate the harsh economic realities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale

Zamfara sacks Zakkat board secretary, two others

The Zamfara State Government has sacked the Executive Secretary and two other directors of the state’s Zakkat and Endowment Board, with immediate effect.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Oyo coronavirus endowment fund now N334 million

The Oyo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinola Ojo, said cash donations to the State COVID-19 Endowment Fund have reached N334 million.

President Buhari gives marching orders for completion of Ajaokuta steel coy

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development says President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to his ministry for the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Balarabe Shehu Kakale Shuni

Sokoto government to establish Islamic finance unit

Sokoto State Government says it has concluded plans to establish Islamic Financing Unit under the state Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning to access funds from non-interest financial institutions.
After much consultation, human rights crusader, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, has declared to run for Kogi State governorship election slated for November 16. Natasha was candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi Central Senatorial election.

Kogi guber: Social activist Natasha Akpoti declares ambition

After much consultation, human rights crusader, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, has declared to run for Kogi State governorship election slated for November 16. Natasha was candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi Central Senatorial election.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF, NNPC, NCDMB partner to boost productivity in petroleum sector

Gusau further stated that the plan for setting up the research facilities, beginning with about two or more, had been going on for some time now, among the PTDF, NNPC and NCDMB and had reached advanced stages.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF tasks professors on localisation of oil, gas research

Members of the National Board of Trustees (NBT) for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Research Endowment Programme have been charged to localise their research facilities
Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment Commission

Medical assistance: Zakkat Commission disburses N8 million in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Sunday disbursed N8 million state government monthly medical assistance to the needy through various hospitals and pharmaceutical shops in the state.

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

INEC introduces part online registration for new voters from June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unfolded plans for online continuous voter registration for the 2023 general elections.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: How troops, police foiled bandits’ attack on mosque in Kastina

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops and men of the Nigeria Police Force repelled an attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.

Experts: Lagos bridges at risk of collapse over weight of parked heavy-duty trucks

Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP promises peace in all troubled areas

Baba, who was represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Danmallam Mohammed, in charge of training and development, said this at the graduation ceremony of the tactical leadership and command course (TLCC) of the Police Staff College in Jos.

Heavy security as Southern governors meet in Asaba

There is heavy security in Asaba the Delta State capital as southern governors meet today, Tuesday.

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The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates solar boreholes to Taraba schools

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on Covid-19, on Friday handed over three Solar boreholes to three selected schools spread across the three senatorial districts of Taraba State.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the weekend busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond.

NDLEA smashes online drug trafficking cartel, arrests five in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the weekend busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyber space as its platform.
A chess tutor teaches children chess at a community palace in Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Kings of Lagos: Children learn chess to seek escape from Nigeria’s slums

A dozen children crowd around plastic tables in the Majidun neighbourhood of Lagos. Intently focused on plastic mats printed with chess boards, the children thoughtfully move pieces on the board as supervisors observe their moves.
Neymar opened the scoring with a penalty on the stroke of halftime but Serhou Guirassy equalised in the 70th minute to leave PSG, who finished with 10 men after Presnel Kimpembe was sent off in the 87th minute, on 76 points.

Ligue 1: PSG title chances dented by draw at Rennes

Paris St Germain’s Ligue 1 title hopes took a major knock on Sunday when the defending champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade Rennes, leaving Lille holding a three-point advantage at the top with two games remaining.
Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have reacted to the sanction by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League.

Super League: Barcelona, Juventus, Madrid react to UEFA sanction

UEFA yesterday announced that nine of the 12 Super League clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season.