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China's women's football team have booked their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021 after beating South Korea 4-3 on aggregate in the Asian Olympic Qualifier Final.

China beat South Korea to seal Tokyo Olympics spot

China’s women sealed a last-ditch spot at the Tokyo Olympics football Tuesday by squeezing past South Korea 4-3 on aggregate, a thrilling conclusion to a qualifying campaign dogged by coronavirus delays.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has explained that the state government’s determination to encourage healthy living among the teeming civil/public servants and visitors to the Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, led to its partnership with AwaBikeNG, a bike-sharing and lifestyle start-up platform.

Oyo governor: We introduced ‘Awa Bike’ initiative to encourage healthy living, green environment

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has explained that the state government’s determination to encourage healthy living among the teeming civil/public servants and visitors to the Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, led to its partnership with AwaBikeNG, a bike-sharing and lifestyle start-up platform

NIPC, FIRS inaugurates joint committee on pioneer status incentive

A Joint Committee of staff of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Pioneer Status Incentive (PSI) has been inaugurated over the weekend at the NIPC’s Head Office, Abuja. A Newsletter from NIPC confirmed this.
FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un addresses the first short course for chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released March 7, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea missile launch tests Joe Biden, alarms Japan ahead of Olympics

North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday, underscoring the country’s weapons advancements, fueling tension ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and ramping up pressure on the new Biden administration.

NCDMB, ITF vocational skills programme trains 255 youths

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) on Tuesday in Abuja graduated 255 participants of its vocational skills programme.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Group urges President Buhari to prevail on Cross River governor to pay judges

A group, the Cross Riverians Progressive Initiative (CRPI), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Judicial Council of Nigeria (JCN) and other stakeholders to prevail on the Cross Rivers State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to pay Customary Court Judges their 24 months salaries and allowances without further delay.
Former England striker Gary Lineker has entered self-isolation after his son George displayed coronavirus symptoms.

Former England skipper wants brain tested for dementia signs

Former England striker Gary Lineker says he will get extra checks on his brain for signs of dementia.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

1,156 NYSC members begin orientation course in Ogun

One thousand, one hundred and fifty- six male and female corps members, on Monday, commenced a three-week orientation course at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sagamu camp in Ogun State. The 1,156 corps members...
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano committee seizes, destroys fake drugs worth N6 billion

Kano State Task Force committee on Fake, Counterfeit Drugs and unwholesome foods says it has seized and destroyed fake and counterfeit drugs worth N6 billion in the past nine years.
A Palestinian health worker helps her colleague wear a protective suit at a hospital housing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Turmus Ayya town near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, March 3, 2021. Picture taken March 3. REUTERS

Palestinian hospitals fill up as Israel loosens coronavirus restrictions

Palestinian hospitals are overfull and intensive-care units operating at 100% capacity with coronavirus patients in some areas of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Kola Ologbondiyan: Our congresses showcase PDP’s readiness to end misrule in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the peace, harmony and unity of purpose that characterized the conduct of its zonal congresses in the North-East and South-East geo-political zones last recently Friday and Saturday, is an indication of its readiness to take over the leadership of the country.
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.

Lent: House of Reps minority caucus calls for prayers, sacrifice

The Minority caucus in the House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to use the forty-day Lenten period to pray for peace and unity of the nation

DPR denies employing President Buhari’s aide as supervisor of new division

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has denied media reports that it offered employment to President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide, Bashir Ahmad.

INEC: Senate, courts can’t create new constituencies

A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
Apparently disturbed by the activities of internet fraudsters disguising as its recruitment agencies, the management of National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has warned the public to be wary of the antics of unscrupulous elements in society.

National Lottery Regulatory Commission disowns fake job recruitment agency

Apparently disturbed by the activities of internet fraudsters disguising as its recruitment agencies, the management of National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has warned the public to be wary of the antics of unscrupulous elements in the society.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: I’m not bothered by opposition to my nomination as ambassador

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), has dismissed criticism of his nomination as ambassador-designate, saying he performed creditably well during his tenure.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Ambassadorial appointment: I have no word for opposition – General Buratai

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Sunday night said he performed creditably well during his tenure to the extent that appreciative officers at Army Headquarters compiled a dossier of the numerous projects and Infrastructural development he embarked all over the country.

Minister: Nigerian government distributes free inputs to smallholder farmers in Gombe

The Federal Government has distributed free agricultural inputs and quality seeds to smallholder farmers in Gombe State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

Northern elders restate total support for President Buhari, APC

Northern elders have restated their unflinching support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress,APC-led federal administration in the country.
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World Bank suspends DRC school funding over fraud

The World Bank said on Monday it was suspending a first tranche of $100 million in a programme to fund free schools in DR Congo over “fraud and corruption” in the country’s education sector.
Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will us part of it to win souls. He urges members of the church to be incurable soul winners; and so is he.

Pastor Adeboye cautions youths over nude videos on social media

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has spoken against nudity on social media.
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Heo Ran

South Korean premier: North Korea, U.S. should aim for initial nuclear freeze

North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North’s nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, South Korea’s prime minister said on Thursday.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope celebrates mass of ‘mercy’ with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis made a rare Sunday outing from Vatican grounds to celebrate a mass on “divine mercy” with prisoners, refugees and health workers.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Load rotation: IBEDC apologises to customers for inconveniences

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has apologised to its customers in Magboro, Ibafo, Mowe and environs for the inconveniences on the load shedding arrangement ongoing in the areas.
AC Milan travel to relegation-threatened Parma desperate to cling onto second place in Serie A this weekend and stay on course for the Champions League as city rivals Inter can tighten their grip on top spot against lowly Cagliari.

AC Milan desperate to cling on as Inter race towards Serie A title

AC Milan travel to relegation-threatened Parma desperate to cling onto second place in Serie A this weekend and stay on course for the Champions League as city rivals Inter can tighten their grip on top spot against lowly Cagliari.

Kaduna-owned tertiary institutions threaten strike

Tertiary institutions under the auspices of Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State (JUTIKS), have threatened to go on strike over issues that had lingered for over 12 years.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool/File Photo

US warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force.