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The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP boss urge Niger Delta youths to shun violence

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd) has said that the time has come for the youths of the Niger Delta to shun violence.
Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.
Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported.

US investigators looking into breach at software code testing company

Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported. Codecov’s platform is used to test software code for vulnerabilities, and its 29,000 clients include Atlassian, Proctor & Gamble, GoDaddy, and the Washington Post.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was fulsome in his praise of Paul Pogba after last night’s victory at Fulham.

Manchester United boss: No problem with documentary on Paul Pogba’s life

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba will not be affected by the added spotlight of an Amazon Prime documentary on his life, saying the French midfielder is fully focused on helping the team win matches.

Anambra election: Ohanaeze Youths alert on campaign of calumny

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement has raised the alarm over what it called a campaign of calumny being adopted by some aspirants ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Ogun government to partner stakeholders on waste management

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Ogun government to partner stakeholders in the waste management sector to enable the state to achieve a cleaner environment.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

PDP blasts popular preacher for berating Oyo governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State chapter, has described comments credited to Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello over the present PDP government under Governor Seyi Makinde as ‘uncharitable and unfair.’
FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Nigerian government to inject into market 10 million cooking gas cylinders in a year

The Federal Government will inject five to 10 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) gas cylinders into the market in the next one year, according to Mr Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan.
Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid head to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final “stretched to the limit” – but are ready for whatever Liverpool throw at them.

Real Madrid boss ready for Liverpool with squad ‘stretched to the limit’

Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid head to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final “stretched to the limit” – but are ready for whatever Liverpool throw at them.
Mateo Kovacic has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday.

Mateo Kovacic ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City

Mateo Kovacic has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to salvage their troubled Premier League season with a late bid to finish in the top four.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool need ‘perfect performance’ against Real Madrid

Liverpool must produce a “perfect performance” to overcome a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Real Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals, manager Jurgen Klopp said.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Business leaders urge US president to set ambitious climate goal

More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.

PDP zonal congress: Ex-Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose alleges over-voting

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that there was over-voting at the Peoples Democratic Party South-West zonal congress held in Osun State on Monday.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Power generation falls further by 27% to 3,567MW

Nigeria’s power generation, Monday, dropped by 27 per cent to 3,567.30 megawatts, MW, as at 06hours compared to the 4,557.50MW peak generation at 22hours the previous day.
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Analysts: Printing currency could hurt economy

Analysts have expressed concerns over a recent claim that the federal government resorted to printing money to augment the monthly allocation to the three tiers of government, warning that it could heighten inflationary pressure with dire consequences for the country’s exchange rate and economy.
Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a recent interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Minister: Qatar to invest $5 billion in Nigeria’s economy

The oil-rich state of Qatar is to invest a total of $5 billion in Nigeria’s economy, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama, has disclosed.
Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Hazem Ahmed

Libya’s new premier to visit Turkey, hold talks with Recep Erdogan on Monday

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh and a delegation of ministers will make their first visit to Turkey on Monday since taking office last month, the Turkish presidency said on Sunday.

Uganda, Tanzania, oil firms sign accords to build $3.5 billion pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is currently in the hospital and the prognosis is not good.

Tributes pour in for hip-hop legend DMX

The iconic US rapper DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Nigerian government rejected governors’ request to borrow from central bank for March shortfall

The federal government turned down a request by state governors to borrow from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to augment the N50 billion federation account allocation committee (FAAC) shortfall in March.
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.

GOC charges soldiers to be combat ready

Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.

Lawyers want ‘archaic, obolete’ laws reviewed to reflect current realities

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Monday called for review of laws which provisions no longer reflect realities to advance justice administration in Nigeria.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Ahmed Musa trains with Kano Pillars for the first time

The Super Eagles captain linked up with his teammates at the Nigeria Professional Football League outfit for the first time since the move was confirned last week.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they will not be one of the clubs joining the proposed Super League.

Borussia Dortmund confirm they will not join European Super League

Plans for the formation of a new European competition were unveiled on Sunday, with 12 founding clubs having already signed up for the competition which has been designed to rival the current Champions League.

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The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police Zone 13 headquarters set ablaze in Anambra

The Nigeria Police Force Zone 13 headquarters in Ukpo, Dunukofia local government are of Anambra state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

UN seeks funds to ease hunger in Mozambique as conflict deepens

The World Food Programme on Tuesday said it needed $82 million to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people facing severe hunger in violence-ravaged northern Mozambique.

Lagos PDP advises new national vice chairman to reconcile all interests

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Friday advised Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the newly elected South-West National Vice-chairman of the party, to urgently embark on reconciliation of all interest groups in the zone.
On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.

Athletic eyeing Copa del Rey revenge vs wounded Barcelona

On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.