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North East governors: Mambila power project exists only on paper

North East Governors Forum has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to fast-track work on the Mambila Hydroelectric Power Project.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

AYCF urges new EFCC boss not to spare any corrupt officials

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a young man in the person of Bawa to head the EFCC.
Fulham Nigerian duo of Ademola Lookman and Tosin Adarabioyo, were included in the London Premier League Team of the Week.

Garth Crooks backs Ademola Lookman to save Fulham from relegation

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Garth Crooks says Ademola Lookman has what it takes to save Fulham from relegation this season.
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 2023: Why we adopted Governor Makinde for second term – PDP stakeholders

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogbomoso Zone have risen in defence of their decision to adopt Governor Seyi Makinde for a second term in office, declaring that the governor has firmly positioned Ogbomoso’s economy on the global pedestal.
Bruno Fernandes' disappointing form against the traditional big six is worrying for Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes.

Steve Bruce: Bruno Fernandes has to win trophies with Manchester United to warrant Eric...

Bruno Fernandes has shown shades of Eric Cantona during his first year at Manchester United, according to Steve Bruce, but the former Red Devils captain has warned off outright comparisons to the legendary Frenchman.
Sunderland takeover by 23-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has been completed after Football League bosses green-lit the deal

Sunderland takeover confirmed as billionaire heir Kyril Louis-Dreyfus promises new era

Sunderland takeover by 23-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has been completed after Football League bosses green-lit the deal.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki: Former governor committed to PDP victory in 2023

Former President of the Senate and Chairman, National Committee on Reconciliation and Strategy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has said that former governors under the platform of the party are committed to the victory of the PDP in the 2023 general elections.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian government pledges support for massive economic growth of Lagos

The federal government has expressed its readiness to support more massive investments in the Centre of Excellence to boost its economic potential as one of the world’s fastest growing mega cities.
South African Airways has announced that it will continue to honour its flight obligations to cargo and evacuation flight customers all through this month.

South African Airways gets $346 million grant to make severance payments

South African Airways (SAA) has received a further 5 billion rand ($346 million) from the Department of Public Enterprises to help make severance payments to laid-off staff as part of its rescue plan, administrators of the plan said on Tuesday.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that he is “following” his Norwegian compatriot and prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland.

UCL: Erling Haaland urges Borussia Dortmund to shake off Bundesliga poor run

Borussia Dortmund go into Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg tie at Sevilla with star striker Erling Braut Haaland urging his teammates to shake off their Bundesliga blues or risk a heavy defeat in Spain.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Chelsea still paying Frank Lampard £75,000 a week

Frank Lampard is still being paid his £75,000-a-week salary by former club Chelsea despite being sacked in January, according to reports.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor: 2023 Presidency must be zoned to the South

The governor, who stated this yesterday during an interview on television, said he was not unmindful of the fact that the Nigerian constitution does not have provision for zoning, but that it was important to adopt it since it was strategic in winning elections.
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APC receives defectors in Southern Kaduna

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday received over 2000 defectors from other political parties in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State.
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Ex-Enugu PDP lawmaker, 3,000 others decamp to APC

A former member of Enugu State House of Assembly, Chief Obinna Okenwa, alongside 3,000 of his supporters have dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
FILE PHOTO - A policeman walks past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan October 31, 2018. REUTERS-Faisal Mahmood-File Photo

Pakistan court orders release from prison of mastermind in U.S. journalist’s murder case

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release from prison on Tuesday of a British-born militant who had been convicted in the kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl by al Qaeda and Pakistani Islamist militants in 2002.
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.

Indefinite strike: Edo teachers defy Governor Obaseki

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Edo State Wing, has defied today (Monday)’s resumption order of Governor Godwin Obaseki by asking parents and guardians to keep their children and wards from public primary schools.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss seeks team’s cutting edge after Arsenal stalemate

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s forwards need to be more clinical after a 0-0 draw at an under-strength Arsenal dealt a second setback to their Premier League title challenge in four days.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Nigerian youths to make it uncomfortable for old leaders to remain...

Obasanjo, who was Nigeria’s president between 1999 and 2007 under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, also apologised to youths, saying his generation had done a lot of wrongs in Nigeria but the youths can change the fortunes of the country by taking over leadership.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

APC membership revalidation: President Buhari promoting internal democracy – VON chief

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) flags-off membership revalidation nationwide, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting the doctrine of internal democracy in the ruling party.
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

How Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy broke streaming records in 2020

From all available statistics, facts and figures no other Nigerian musical artiste, male or female, was able to pull off what the quartet of Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Olamide pulled off in 2020.
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Imo PDP spokesman dumps party for ruling APC

The Imo State Peoples Democratic Party’s Director General of New Media, Ambrose Nwogwugwu, has dumped his darling party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Nigeria drops in latest corruption perceptions index

Nigeria has dropped from 146th in 2019 to 149th in the latest global ranking of public sector corruption, according to Transparency International.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Food blockade: AFAN blames institutional failure, inequity

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, blamed institutional failure for the blockade of foodstuff supply and transportation to Southern Nigeria as the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, embarked on the protest over factors militating against their business.
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 provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.

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Court nullifies female disinheritance practice in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area has nullified the practice of denying female children inheritance, saying the practice is unconstitutional.
Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

NPHCDA: States yet to meet conditions won’t get coronavirus vaccines

National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said, yesterday, that states yet to meet the criteria for COVID-19 vaccines would not get a share of the 3.92 million AstraZeneca vaccines received by the country on Tuesday.
The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Lagos commissioner urges intending Hajj pilgrims to take coronavirus vaccines

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi has urged the Intending Pilgrims for 2021 Hajj exercise to endeavor to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

Governor Tambuwal: VP Osinbajo to attend Sokoto university convocation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will attend the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University (SSU) and also inspect some ongoing projects in the state, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has said.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government orders dismantling of illegal motor parks

Niger state government has banned operators of illegal motor parks within the Minna metropolis.