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FCT: CP orders police patrols; stop, search operations

Ahead of the Muslim Eid-fitri celebration, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Commissioner, Mr. Bala Ciroma, yesterday ordered patrols across the territory.
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.

Cleric: Nigeria needs to regulate access to misguided information on internet

An Islamic scholar and Judge of the Shari’a Court of Appeal, Kwara State, Abdur Raheem Ahmad Sayi, at the weekend, called on the federal government to to regulate access to misguided information on the internet, particularly those capable of fuelling security and religious crises in the country.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP vows to improve public safety

There were echoes of war in the South East before he was appointed the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The situation was such that policemen went about their lawful duties in mufti.

Wema Bank celebrates 75th anniversary

Alongside the bank’s anniversary, ALAT, the bank’s digital banking platform also celebrated its third anniversary since its launch in 2017.
The APC stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

APC taunts PDP over ‘connivance’ with terrorists

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has disclosed ongoing high-level investigations to unravel those behind the growing wave of terrorism and other violent crimes across the country, expressing hope that at the end of the probe, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP would not be found to be sponsoring destabilizing elements ahead of the 2023 general elections.

PDP governors, national caucus chide federal government over insecurity

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have again reiterated their stand on the need for the federal government and the National Assembly to fast track the modification of the relevant portions of the 1999 Constitution on national security and the Electoral Act.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

2023: Many APC Reps have indicated interest to join PDP – House minority leader

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has revealed that many lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have concluded plans to rejoin the People’s Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister begs bandits to stop abducting, killing our children

Minister for Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen, has made passionate appeal to bandits to stop targeting school children in their nefarious activities.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

N60 billion mint: APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.

Striking judiciary workers to hold nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) says it will hold a nationwide peaceful protest on April 19 to further press home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) has issued approved standard operating guidelines for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) matching system, mainly for a harmonised way of verifying customer’s identity.

Nigerian banks get standard operating guidelines for BVN matching

The Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) has issued approved standard operating guidelines for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) matching system, mainly for a harmonised way of verifying customer’s identity.
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NLC demands reversal of mass sack of Kaduna workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, unveiled plans for the launch of body-worn cameras for the state’s security personnel outfits in the management of traffic enforcement in the state.

Traffic: Lagos governor unveils body-worn camera for law enforcement officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, unveiled plans for the launch of body-worn cameras for the state’s security personnel outfits in the management of traffic enforcement in the state.
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Lagos IRS extends deadline for filing of individual annual tax returns

In furtherance of the commitment to continuously mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on taxpayers in Lagos State, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended filing on Individual Annual Tax Returns by an additional 2 (Two) weeks starting from April 1 to April 14, 2021.

Delta: APC a party of illiterate, disrespectful drifters – PDP

The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.

2023: PDP set to waive nomination fees for youths

The National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has recommended that any aspirant seeking to contest for elective position on the platform of the party who is under the age of 35 years should be exempted from the payment of nomination fees.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Abia: Senator Kalu scores successors very low, wants Aba declared a disaster area

Sen. Orji Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has advocated for declaration of Aba, the economic hub of Abia State, a disaster area so that the Federal Government can take extra-ordinary measures to fix the town.
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APC condemns demolition of ex-Edo deputy governor’s property

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the demolition of property belonging to former deputy governor of Edo, Dr Pius Odubu, by the State Government.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Judge’s transfer stalls suit against former President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

The transfer of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, to Calabar Division of the court has stalled the commencement of hearing in a suit filed against Green Energy International Ltd and its Chairman, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 21

Nigerian government partners South-East group to provide jobs in 95 local council

Determined to reduce youth unemployment in the South-east, the federal government has concluded arrangements to provide employment for youths and vulnerable women in the 95 Local Government Areas that constitute the zone.
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari: Criminals in mining industry funding insecurity to undermine Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that criminals have infiltrated the mining industry in the country.

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Eberechi Eze was on target for Crystal Palace in their Premier League win over Sheffield United at the Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Crystal Palace boss: Eberechi Eze will get better, can cope with media spotlight

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has demanded that Eberechi Eze be given time to develop his talent even as he is confident he can deal with media hype around him.

Burglars target Nigeria president’s chief of staff

The Nigerian presidency has confirmed an attempted break-in by burglars into the official residence of the president’s chief of staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
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 abduct pastor inside church in Ondo

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted a pastor of the Deeper Life Bible Church at Irese near Akure in Akure south Local Government Area of Ondo state.
In his first interview since arriving in South Africa, newly-appointed Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has elaborated on how he plans to get the best out of the team.

Bafana Bafana coach: South African assistant will know the players better than me

In his first interview since arriving in South Africa, newly-appointed Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has elaborated on how he plans to get the best out of the team.
Flames and smoke rise during Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israel-Palestinian violence, in the southern Gaza Strip May 11, 2021. REUTERS-Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Palestinian militants fired barrages of rockets into Israel and Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday, and unrest also spread within Israeli Arab communities in Jerusalem.

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HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advocates multi-layered approach to tackle insecurity

Ace rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the adoption of a diversified model in the fight against insecurity in the country.
Light illuminates Mount Everest, during sunset in Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest region, November 30, 2015. REUTERS-Navesh Chitrakar-File Photo

China to create ‘line of separation’ at Everest summit on coronavirus fears

China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from COVID-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia governor congratulates five ABSU graduates over presidential awards

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated five 2021 NYSC Presidential Awardees who are graduates of Abia State University, Uturu, for making the University and the State proud.
A woman walks past portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the end of a memorial service in the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu December 10, 2013. REUTERS-Siegfried Modola-File Photo

South Africa losing cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to coronavirus

A pair of boxing gloves worn by Nelson Mandela at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa lie under a thick layer of dust in a darkened room, the silence broken only by the thud of moths nose-diving onto the glass display case.
Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.

Super Eagles star Kevin Akpoguma relishes scoring first Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma has revealed his delight after ending his long wait for his first Bundesliga goal in their 4-2 win over Schalke 04 on Saturday.