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UNICAL investigates employment racketeering

Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Florence Obi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the 2019/2020 employment in the institution.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigeria signs deal with Morocco on phosphate import, ammonia export

The deal was witnessed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari; Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; his Jigawa counterpart, Badaru Abubakar and Managing Director of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji.

House urges Nigerian government to secure release of Pastor Yikura from Boko Haram captivity

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to do everything possible to secure the release of Pastor Bullus Yikura from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Appeal court voids order stopping APC revalidation in Rivers

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has voided an interim order of a Rivers State High Court against the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANNM)

Nurses’ strike may paralyse Ondo healthcare services

The healthcare delivery services in Ondo state government-owned health facilities may be paralysed totally from today, as nurses under the auspices of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) will embark on a three-day warning strike starting from today.

Nigerian government begins eviction enforcement on shanties, businesses encroaching on project

The Federal Government on Sunday began the evacuation of shanties, illegal structures encroaching on its Right of Way (RoW) following the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Drama as security operatives stop Sunday Igboho’s convoy along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

There was a mild drama on Friday when security operatives intercepted the convoy of self-acclaimed Yoruba Youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANNM)

Ondo nurses declare three days warning strike

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT task force seal off clubs over violation of coronavirus protocols

The FCT Administration Task Force on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols has sealed two commercial outlets in Karu, an Abuja suburb, over violation of COVID-19 protocols.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP extends tenure of zonal caretaker committees

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the tenure of the zonal caretaker committees across the six geo-political zones, pending its March 6 congresses in the zones.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo to offset four years workers’ promotion arrears, approves tutor-general for schools

Oyo State government has disclosed that it will offset the promotion arrears of its workforce that have been stagnated for four years, saying that there will be no more disparity in elevation of workers in the State.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Kwara community gives herdsmen seven-day quit notice

The community under the aegis of Oro Descendants Union, in a statement titled, ‘We reject unlawful occupation of land in our community by Bororo/Fulani,’ signed by the National President and National Publicity Secretary of the union, Alhaji Uthman Balogun, and Mr. Kayode Adeyipo, respectively, said that the herdsmen allegedly evicted from Oyo State, had occupied Okerimi-Oro community since the last week of January, 2021.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba confirms he will leave Bayern this summer

Alaba will walk away from Allianz Arena upon the expiration of his current contract on June 30, bringing to an end his 12-year stay in Bavaria.

AUPCTRE suspends strike over payment of outstanding deductions

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) has announced the suspension of its industrial action over unpaid arrears deduction.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to deal with saboteurs in its education sector

The Kano State Government says it would no longer tolerate the sabotage of its efforts in the state’s educational sector, according to Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, the state’s Commissioner of Education.

Anambra election: We shall move our members to the polling booth – PFN chair

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the state, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, has declared that as part of efforts being made by PFN to make meaningful contributions to the development, peace and progress of the state, all eligible voters that worship in pentecostal churches across the 326 wards in the State would be at the polling booth to participate in electing the next governor of the State.

Bayelsa primary healthcare centres shut as workers protest 15 months salary arrears

The ongoing strike by members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Bayelsa Chapter, has shut Primary Healthcare Centres across the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor swears in two ENSIEC members

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, swore in Barr. Anthony Ugochukwu Ugwunnadi and Barr. George Obiora Ani as members of Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC)

Court sacks Ebonyi PDP caretaker committee

A Federal High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Wednesday sacked the State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee led by Fred Udogu,
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Nigerian government threatens NASU, SSANU with no work, no pay

The Federal Government yesterday threatened to invoke the policy of no work, no pay against the striking non-teaching staff in the universities.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Groups commend President Buhari over IGP’s tenure extension

Groups under aegis of Foreign Goods Traders Association of Nigeria and ‘Food Not Bombs Nigeria’ have commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for extending the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, for three months.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Oyo Amotekun intercepts 80 herdsmen with bows, arrows

Amotekun operatives have intercepted a truckload of about 80 Fulani herdsmen in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Microsoft has been planning a second, cheaper and less power next-gen Xbox console.

Microsoft starts testing Edge Chromium browser on Xbox

Microsoft has started publicly testing its new Edge Chromium-powered browser on Xbox consoles. Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group can now access the new Microsoft Edge on Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X consoles.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.

Ex-DSS director: Calls for negotiation, amnesty for bandits senseless, bizarre

A former Director in the Department of State Services DSS, Barr. Mike Ejiofor, has described as senseless and bizarre, the call by an Islamic Cleric, Abubakar Gumi that the federal government grants amnesty to armed Fulani herdsmen who have taken to terrorism in some parts of the country.
FILE PHOTO - Incoming World Trade Organization President (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview with Reuters in Potomac, Maryland, U.S., February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

New WTO chief pushes for fisheries deal

The new head of the World Trade Organisation threw her support behind long-fruitless efforts among member countries to agree on fisheries subsidies that could reduce overfishing, calling the efforts a top priority as she took office on Monday.
“I spent a sleepless night thinking about this decision and I concluded that it is right for me to resign,” Nicolo Nicolosi, 78, told the ANSA news agency.

Italian mayor accused of vaccine queue-jumping resigns

A town mayor in Italy’s Sicily region said Sunday he was stepping down after coming under fire for jumping the queue for coronavirus vaccinations.