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JAMB delists 25 CBT centres, to reschedule UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it has delisted 25 computer-based test centres from the list of more than 800 earlier scheduled to take part in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) which kicked off nationwide on Saturday. The examination body said the action is to ensure strict adherence to regulatory standards amongst its partners.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023: Yahaya Bello’s presidential posters flood Abuja

Presidential campaign posters of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, have flooded major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Normal activities resume in Abuja, Kano courts

Activities resumed on Tuesday at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Abuja and some court in Kano after the suspension of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) 64-day strike.

Former NAPTIP chief enlightens school children on SGBV, sexual rights

The former Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has launched a campaign to educate and enlighten school children on their sexual rights and other Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
Empty streets, deserted roads, closed shops and business premises characterised the observance of the 2021 Biafra Day in Umuahia, the capital city and Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State on Monday.

IPOB sit-at-home: South-east grounded as residents comply with order

The annual sit-at-home order, according to IPOB, is to honour fallen heroes of the Biafra in the 30-month civil war with Nigeria and those killed by security forces in the ongoing crackdown on separatist agitators.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest three suspects, recover firearms, vehicles in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested three suspects for alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army flag flies at half-mast at headquarters

The flag of the Nigerian Army is currently flying at half mast at its headquarters in Abuja.
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Recruitment: NDLEA releases candidates list for final screening

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres.
Former Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Patrick Yakowa, Reverend John Hayab, on Thursday, urged Nigerians against linking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, to the death of his principal.

Minister commissions seven projects to boost digital economy

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, on behalf of the Federal Government last week commissioned seven projects in five Geo-political zones of the country as part of efforts to consolidate on implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Virtual engagements policy has reduced cost of governance

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the introduction of National Policy for Virtual Engagements in the federal public institutions has resulted to huge savings for the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest six suspects over ‘car snatching’, ‘armed robbery’

The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested six suspects over alleged car snatching and armed robbery in Kubwa and Garki axis of the territory.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest six suspected car thieves, armed robbers, recover three vehicles, weapons

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), police command, said it has arrested six suspected car snatchers and armed robbery syndicate who have been terrorizing residents of Abuja with their deadly activities.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government virtually inaugurates seven digital economy projects in five zones

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja virtually inaugurated seven Information Technology (IT) projects located in five geo-political zones of the country.

Senator Okorocha released from EFCC custody

A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending two nights in detention.
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Enugu records first rain of new year, eases heatwave

Enugu State has recorded its first rain of the year 2021 on Sunday, thus easing the excruciating heatwave.

Price of garri soars in Enugu

Price of cassava flakes popularly called garri and regularly consumed by Nigerians have continued to increase in Enugu State, according to newsmen.

Police investigate Apostle Suleman for ‘sleeping’ with pastor’s wife

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for a probe of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with Pastor Faith Edeko, the wife of Pastor Mike Davids.
Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Suleman denies police probe over ‘adultery’ with pastor’s wife

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has refuted reports that the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu ordered his probe for sleeping with a pastor’s wife, Faith Edeko.
Pastor Faith Edeko of the Omega Fire Ministries has debunked the allegations of alleged infidelity, threat to life and obstruction of access to children, levelled against the Senior Pastor and General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, by her ex husband, Pastor Mike Davids.

Pastor Faith: I’ve never slept with Apostle Suleman

Pastor Faith Edeko of the Omega Fire Ministries has debunked the allegations of alleged infidelity, threat to life and obstruction of access to children, levelled against the Senior Pastor and General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, by her ex husband, Pastor Mike Davids.
Speaking to newsmen after the enforcement exercise, Head, Media and Enlightenment, FCT COVID-19 Taskforce, Comrade Ikharo Attah, explained that the order to seal up the four gardens for a period of two weeks was issued by an FCT Mobile Court.

FCT threatens to arrest, prosecute teachers flouting coronavirus protocols

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has urged teachers in Abuja to comply fully with COVID-19 protocols or be arrested and prosecuted in the court of law.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor congratulates Baptist convention president-elect

Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Revd. Dr Israel Ade Akanji, as the new president of the Convention.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bandits kill two senior police officers, one other injured in Jigawa

Two Divisional Crime Officers (DCO) I and II killed and one other police officer injured in a gun battle with a group of bandits at Kalgo village of Garki local government area of Jigawa state.

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The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari names team to engage with Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking its approval of the 2021 Supplementary Budget which portfolio stands at N895 billion.

President Buhari seeks senate’s approval of N895 billion 2021 supplementary budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking its approval of the 2021 Supplementary Budget which portfolio stands at N895 billion.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo assures OPS of improved business climate

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the federal government will continue to interact and engage with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the country, with a view to improving the Nigeria’s business climate, knowing fully that the sector is the real engine room of growth and development.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez rules out Premier League return

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Troops Kill 26 terrorists in North-east

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed 26 insurgents in the North-east as the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, yesterday ordered troops on the frontline to sustain the momentum of attacks on insurgents.

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Tunisian President Kais Saied and European Council President Charles Michel pose for the media prior their meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 4, 2021. Francisco Seco-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Tunisia president wants debate on new political system, constitutional amendment

Tunisian President Kais Saied called on Tuesday for a dialogue with political parties on creating a new political system and amending the 2014 constitution, which he described as “with locks everywhere”, in an effort to ease the ongoing political crisis.

Delta PDP inaugurates peace committee over Isoko chapter crisis

Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have yesterday inaugurated a Peace and Reconciliation Committee to address the lingering crisis that has disrupted the smooth operations of the Party in Isoko North Local Government Area (LGA).
Borussia Dortmund’s local newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten are reliable when it comes to the transfer market, and they are claiming there’s been movement in the Jadon Sancho race.

Borussia Dortmund considering Manchester United’s bid for Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund’s local newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten are reliable when it comes to the transfer market, and they are claiming there’s been movement in the Jadon Sancho race.

Tottenham intensify talks with ex-Napoli coach

Tottenham management has said it was their decision to pull out of talks with former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

South-east governors, others ask security agencies to stop extrajudicial killings

South-east governors and leaders have requested security agencies in the zone to respect the rights and privileges of all those living in the zone.