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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 mourns second Republic minister Bode Olowoporoku

The Senate, on Wednesday, mourned the demise of Senator Bode Olowoporoku when it held a minute silence to honour the deceased who died at his residence on March 24, 2021, after a brief illness at the age of 76.
Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa of the Department of Public Law, is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the University of Lagos.

Professor Atsenuwa becomes UNILAG deputy vice-chancellor

Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa of the Department of Public Law, is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the University of Lagos.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo: Innocent Chukwuma was a thoroughbred social activist

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of the director of Ford Foundation, West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, who died on Saturday, April 3.
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Civil Society leader Innocent Chukwuma passes on

“With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace,” announced Edetaen Ojo, a frontline freedom of expression advocate and executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, who was a friend of Chukwuma.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

President Weah to speak at 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium

Liberian President George Weah, a professor of international political economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik, and Mohamed Yahya of the United Nations Development Programme are some of the confirmed speakers at the 12th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium.
Second Republic Minister of Science and Technology and a native of Ilawe Ekiti in Ekiti Southwest Local government area of Ekiti State, Senator Bode Olowoporoku, is dead.

Former minister Bode Olowoporoku passes on

Second Republic Minister of Science and Technology and a native of Ilawe Ekiti in Ekiti Southwest Local government area of Ekiti State, Senator Bode Olowoporoku, is dead.
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Institute, NBS, to collaborate on Nigeria’s data on people with disability

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, Africa Polling Institute, says it will collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to collect data of people living with disabilities in the country.

PWDs: CCD urges MDAs in Lagos State to fully implement disability laws

Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.
This is according to an update Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

NCDC launches #COVID19NigeriaStories blog

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has launched a #COVID19NigeriaStories blog to document Nigeria’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

MacArthur Foundation produces anti-corruption drama series for EFCC

A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level.

PSHAN, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede kick off design phase of PHC adoption programme

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club.

Nigeria’s zoning arrangements may create challenge for 2023 elections — US diplomat

A United States diplomat, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has said the ”gentleman agreement” of zoning of leadership in Nigeria may prompt a tougher electoral process in the next general elections in 2023.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club.

In Nigeria, politics is an old men’s club – US diplomat

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club.
Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.

Sexual harassment: NGO, Ford Foundation partner to develop report application

Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.

CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.

Nigerian professionals take black women’s advancement to UN

The African Women on Board (AWB) will on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York launch its global movement to project the advancement of women of African heritage.

Senator Kalu: National Assembly‘ll not be rubber stamp

The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has assured Nigerians that the ninth National Assembly will not be a rubber stamp to the executive.

Election: CSO to mobilize youths for democratic accountability

A civil society group, #OurMumuDonDo, led by popular musician, Charly boy, said it would mobilize youths to effect a positive social change in the country, pledging to enlist youthful energy, values, and visions to advocate for freedom, equality, and prosperity for the people.

Elections: Nigerian artistes to mobilise voters through concerts

Nigeria’s Next Generation Artistes under the auspices of “The alternative music scene in Nigeria” has said it would mobilise young Nigerian voters to ensure they actively participate in the forthcoming general election.
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Bank of Industry to drive import substitution with leather products financing scheme

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled the Aba finished leather goods cluster financing programme targeted at over 150,000 artisans in the cluster.

Bank of Industry to drive import substitution with leather manufacturing scheme

To improve capacity of operators in the leather products manufacturing sector and intensify import substitution, especially those in Aba cluster, the Bank of Industry (BoI), has unveiled the Aba Finished Leather Goods Cluster Financing programme, targeted at over 150,000 artisans in the cluster.

Nigeria’s destiny in your hands – Ex-President Obasanjo tells youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday challenged Nigerian youths to brace up to the present day challenges in Nigeria, reminding them that the country’s “destiny is now more than ever before in your hands either to make or mar.”

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Akwa United defender, David Phillip, has dedicated his first career goal to God and his wife.

Akwa United overpower neighbors Dakkada to extends their unbeaten run

Akwa United retains their lead on the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League with a 0-2 away win over neighbours Dakkada FC on Match-day 21 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
The temporary suspension will be imposed from May 19 to June 18, Health Minister Chen Shih-Chung told a news conference on Monday.

Taiwan bars entry to non-nationals after coronavirus spike sparks

Taiwan says it is banning the entry of non-nationals without a resident permit and the transit of international airport passengers.

NetBlocks: Service to several social media platforms in Ethiopia restored after being restricted

Service to social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has been restored in Ethiopia after they were restricted earlier on Monday, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said.
Streaks of light are seen from Ashkelon as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, May 15, 2021. REUTERS-Amir Cohen

Israel says 3,150 rockets fired from Gaza in past week

A week after the shelling began, militants have fired some 3,150 rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, the Israeli army said Monday morning.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Police burst drug syndicate inside popular Calabar market

Cross River State Police Command has bursted a gang of drug dealers and peddlers in Calabar in what seemed like a sting operation arresting 15 suspects.

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Workers prepare raw soil to make bricks at the Elementerre factory in Mbour, Senegal May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

NSCIA: Ramadan fast continues, Sallah holds Thursday

The NSCIA said: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Igbo group: Shoot-on-sight order will worsen insecurity in South-East

A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.

Edo PDP crisis: Etsako central suspends party chairman, passes vote of confidence on ex-deputy...

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a twist as ward chairmen and their executives in Etsako Central have unanimously resolved to suspend the LGA chairman of the party, Mr Kassim Abdulkareem and the secretary, Mr Sunday Kadiri.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.