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4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Kebbi monarchs laud President Buhari on HYPPADEC take-off

Emirs in Kebbi State have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for ensuring the take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to address plights of riverine communities.
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Floods: NEMA maps vulnerable communities for emergency response

The National Emergency Management Agency has commenced the mapping of communities that are vulnerable to the impending devastating floods expected this year.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Monetary policy, corporate results spur equity performance

The stock market swung back into positive territory yesterday following the retention of the Monetary Policy Rate, MPR, at 11.5 per cent by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in its second Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting of the year.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) Wednesday advised Nigerians residing at waterways to relocate to safe areas before the peak of the rains.

Hydrological agency urges Nigerians residing in waterways to relocate to safer areas

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) Wednesday advised Nigerians residing at waterways to relocate to safe areas before the peak of the rains.

Rainy season: Akwa Ibom deputy governor tasks residents on safety

The Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo, has urged residents, especially those living in riverbank communities to ensure the safety of their houses and property against flooding and windstorm disasters as the rains set in.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Mitigating the herder and farmer contentions in Nigeria

The herder-farmer dispute has taken on acute and violent dimensions. It has cost too many innocent lives while destroying the property and livelihoods of many others. It has also aggravated ethnic sentiment and political tension. Despite the efforts of some of those in positions of high responsibility and public trust, the crisis has not significantly abated.
Police are seen at the Great Chart Golf & Leisure Country Club, as the investigation into the disappearance of Sarah Everard continues, in Ashford, Britain, March 11, 2021. REUTERS-Paul Childs

London murder case triggers fear about women’s safety

Britain’s most senior police officer has sought to reassure women it is safe to walk the streets of London at night after one of her officers was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering a 33-year-old woman.
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NEMA begins distribution of N500 million relief material to flood victims in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials worth N500 million to flood victims in eight Local Government Areas in Imo State.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister mourns victims of NAF plane crash

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has expressed deep sorrow over the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday.
The Executive Director of the centre, Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje recommended this approach at the opening ceremony of the Online Regional Training on Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Modelling in Abuja recently.

UN centre recommends use of floodwater to end herders-farmers conflict

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) has revealed how floodwater could be used to resolve festering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers nationwide.
Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Leonid Volkov, a close ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, according to a media report.

Russia issues arrest warrant for Alexei Navalny ally

Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Leonid Volkov, a close ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, according to a media report.

Rice farmers appeal to Delta governor to reduce cost of hiring tractors

Rice farmers’ association in Delta has appealed to the state government to reduce the cost of hiring tractors to enhance rice cultivation.

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.
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NEMA distributes relief materials flood victims in Delta

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday began distribution of relief items to victims of 2020 flood disaster in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
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Downdetector: Social media platform Reddit hit by outages in U.S.

Customers reported trouble logging in and sending messages on its website. The outage affected regions such as New York, Boston and Washington in United States and Toronto in Canada, according to an outage map on Downdetector's website.
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NEMA to build 325 houses for flood victims in Katsina

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced plans to build 325 houses for communities in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State which were displaced by the 2018 flood.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor not behind 2023 presidential campaign posters – official

Governor Nyesom Wike has denied authorising the flood of 2023 presidential campaign posters bearing his name in major streets of Abuja since Monday.
US President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN - AFP)

Joe Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on coronavirus

President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask-wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo to relocate appeal, federal high court from Ikpoba hills to GRA

Edo State government has set in motion plans to relocate both the Federal Court and the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal from their present locations from Ikpoba Hills to Aiguobasimwin Street in the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
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NNPC restates commitment to OPEC agreement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated its commitment to abide by the output cut agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies aimed at stabilizing the global oil market.

Jigawa agency distributes input to 35,000 farmers affected by flood

Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency has started the distribution of input to about 35,000 farmers affected by flood in 2020.
FILE PHOTO - Orthodox faithful raise a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas-File Photo

Greece’s Orthodox Church defies Epiphany lockdown order

Greece’s Orthodox Church said on Monday it would defy a government lockdown order imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and open churches to the faithful during the Epiphany celebration on Jan. 6.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap 13-year-old boy, demand N50 million ransom

Unknown gunmen in Nigerian Army Camouflage reportedly kidnapped a 13-year-old boy in Obada-Odo Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba continued his rise in the heavyweight division with a third round brutal knockout of American, Brian Howard, in front of a sold out crowd at the Osage Casino, in Tulsa on Sunday.

Efe Ajagba knocks out Brian Howard in third round

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba continued his rise in the heavyweight division with a third round brutal knockout of American, Brian Howard, in front of a sold out crowd at the Osage Casino, in Tulsa on Sunday.
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5,000 persons displaced as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency says no fewer than 5,000 persons are displaced after some groups suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked a community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa on Friday.
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EFCC: Why we are making use of hotel seized from Colonel Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained the reason for making use of Halal Fountain Hotel (Annex), situated at No. 29A, Rabah Road, Kaduna, reportedly seized from Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser.

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.

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Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor threatens to sack traditional leaders instigating unrest

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has warned that he will remove any traditional ruler who instigates ethnic, religious, political and other forms of discrimination in their domains.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: Funding delaying rail projects across Nigeria

The federal government has said that funding was delaying the commencement of several rail projects across the country.
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 president: Enemies of Imo behind attacks, destructions

The Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan on Friday, said that enemies of development in Imo were behind the destruction of police stations and the Owerri correctional centre.
Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United shock Manchester City at Etihad

Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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British premier confirms return to pubs but sounds caution on travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week’s time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.