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Senator Aisha Alhassan passes on in Cairo

The two time governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and United Development Party (UDP) is said to have died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, after a brief illness.

Nnia Nwodo: I’ve never indicted IPOB for killings in South-East

Former Minister of Information, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has dissociated himself from social media reports in which he purportedly accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of masterminding the killings and insecurity in the South East region of the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Group gives minister two weeks to resign or face court action

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Law and Civil Culture (CLCC), has called on the embattled Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Isa Pantami to emulate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and tender his resignation letter without further delay.
Obiageli Ezekwesili.

Ex-minister: It’s time to convoke sovereign national conference

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convoke a Sovereign National Conference to address the numerous problems facing the nation.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Ex-minister: Governor Okowa has responsibility of ensuring Urhobo produces next Delta governor

Former minister of state for education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi weekend disclosed that the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is ready to respect the existing zoning arrangement for the governorship position in the state among the senatorial districts of the state. He declared that Okowa has responsibility of ensuring that Urhobo produces the next governor of the state in 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of felicitation to former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana, as he clocks 75 years of age.

Ex-minister Jerry Gana, others rejoin PDP at zonal congress

Former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana on Saturday rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the North Central Zonal Congress alongside five other notable former members who left the party prior to the 2019 general elections.
Former minister of commerce and industry, Mahmud Tukur, has passed on.

Former minister Mahmud Tukur passes on

Former minister of commerce and industry, Mahmud Tukur, has passed on.
Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Osita Chidoka: Ex-IGP Adamu removal ignoble end to successful career

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has berated the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, for accepting the extension of their tenures as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Senator Adeyeye: Yinka Odumakin was passionate about Yoruba cause

Former Minister of State for Works, Sen Dayo Adeyeye, has described the late spokesperson for pan Yoruba sociopolitical organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, as someone who was passionate about Yoruba cause.

Kano government releases 423 orphans to foster parents in 6 years

The Chairman, Kano State fostering Committee, Alhaji Kabiru Zubair, made the disclosure while presenting ”protective” awards to the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife, Prof Hafsat Ganduje, and eight others.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode: Old man arrested is not ‘wanted’ Isikilu Wakili

A septuagenarian arrested by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is not the “wanted Wakili”, according to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, of physically abusing and stabbing mediators who prevented her from killing him and the children.

Femi Fani-Kayode accuses wife of attempted murder, adultery, violence

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, of physically abusing and stabbing mediators who prevented her from killing him and the children.
Recall the Kogi State Governor alongside the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State had yesterday received the former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling’s All Progressives Congress, APC.

CNG: Northerners should be wary of Yayaha Bello, Femi Fani-Kayode

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said that Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, and Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, fooled the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, to suspend its strike action and resume supply of food items to the South.
The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.

Yoruba Academy appoints new programme director

The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

WTO: US backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as main challenger quits

At last, the United State government yesterday gave its formal approval to the emergence of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization, removing the final obstacle to her bid to be the first woman and the first African to run the Geneva-based trade body.

Former minister Tony Momoh passes on

Prince Momoh was a veteran journalist, lawyer, politician and former Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Over 7 million voters elect a new president for Niger

With an economy slowed down by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – compounding an already difficult situation occasioned by the effect of climate change and the falling price of the country’s major export commodity, uranium – whoever succeeds President Mahamadou Issoufou will have his job cut out for him.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

British lawmaker’s ‘looting’ allegation against General Gowon grossly misleading – ex-minister

Former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi, has described as grossly misleading an allegation by a member of the British parliament, Tom Tugendhat, that former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon looted ‘half of the Central Bank of Nigeria’ when he held sway as Military President.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Governors, ex-ministers, others visit ex-President Jonathan on 63rd birthday

Nigerians from different walks of life visited former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Former minister blames Super Eagles poor show on makeshift preparation

Former Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung has blamed Super Eagles disappointing outing on Friday on make shift preparation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ex-Minister’s son arrested over ‘robbery’ at Abuja BDC

The suspect, whose name is yet to be disclosed was reported to have attacked the BDC last week.

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The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba who received the family in his office in Owerri, described her death as a ‘huge loss’.

Imo government condoles with family of student killed by stray bullet

Imo Government on Wednesday condoled with the family of Miss Divine Nwaneri, a first-year student of the Imo State University, who was killed by a stray bullet on April 24.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

Plateau governor mourns ex-CDS Dogonyaro

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Joshua Dogonyaro, at the age of 80.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov to reach quarter-finals

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj set to unveil new female signee

Popular Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, fondly known as D’banj, has revealed plans to unveil a new female signee to his record label, DB records.

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WCQ: Ghana wary of South Africa after Hugo Broos appointment

Veteran Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong believes South Africa's Bafana Bafana will be a hard nut to crack for the Black Stars following the former's appointment of renowned Belgian coach Hugo Broos as tactician.

TCN investigates as nation’s power grid collapses again

The nation’s electricity grid yesterday suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and leaving businesses to hook on to alternative electricity sources.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Official: Ministry to conduct elections into sports federations in September

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development says plans are underway to set up electoral committees that would conduct elections into the boards of the recently dissolved sports federations.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Sallah: Police restrict vehicular movement in Borno

The police command in Borno has announced restriction of vehicular movement in Maiduguri and its environs on Eid-el-Fitr day.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it impounded from rice traders’ shops in Ibadan, Oyo State.