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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: ‘Media attacks’ the price for serving my fatherland

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said the recent media attacks on him with regards to the ongoing investigation of the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is the price he has to pay for serving his fatherland.

Pyrates urge governors to build juvenile centres

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors setup legal committee to address arbitrary, illegal deduction from federation account

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has set up legal committee to address arbitrary and illegal deduction from federal account.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Fatai Enabulele and the Chairman, Edo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Ibrahim Oyarekhue, during a courtesy visit by Edo Muslim leaders to the governor at the Government House, Benin City, on Friday.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki alleges plot to intimidate, arrest supporters

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters as the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election nears.

Ohanaeze, Arthur Eze battle South-East governors on local councils finances, polls

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and billionaire businessman, Arthur Eze, and some other residents of the South-East region have challenged their governors to conduct local government elections in the states.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigerian government says only schools designated as WASSCE centres will reopen

The Federal Government on Monday said only schools designated as centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and in respect of the exiting classes would re-open.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

PSL’s resumption date excites Nigeria goalie Daniel Akpeyi

Nigeria and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, is excited that South Africa Premier Soccer League season will resume on 8 August with the Nedbank Cup semifinals.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenyan leader opts against lockdown amid spike in cases

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Covid-19 containment measures on Monday, reiterating the need for seriousness as the country's infections spike.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

APC governors condole with Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq over father’s death

Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) have condoled with Kwara state Governor, Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq, over the death of his father, Alhaji Abdulganiyu AbdulRasaq (SAN).
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors deny opposing autonomy to state judiciaries, legislatures

The 36 state governors have dismissed claims that they are against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order 10 of 2020, which compels state governors to ensure financial autonomy for state legislatures and judiciaries.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps consider immunity from prosecution for Supreme Court judges, others

The House of Representatives is mulling a bill seeking to grant immunity to the Supreme Court justices, chief judges of the Federal High Court and the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Capital Territory.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun assembly urges government to put machinery in place for reopening of schools

The Ogun State House of Assembly has called on the state government to put machinery in motion towards ensuring safe reopening of both public and private schools across the state.

Ohanaeze: Igbo’ll succeed President Buhari in 2023

Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed optimism that an Igbo will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The government of Adamawa State has denied allegations by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that state governor Ahmadu Fintiri had failed to observe COVID-19 public health protocols last Tuesday at Port Harcourt airport, suggesting that the claim was politically-motivated.

FAAN lied against Governor Fintiri – aide

The government of Adamawa State has denied allegations by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that state governor Ahmadu Fintiri had failed to observe COVID-19 public health protocols last Tuesday at Port Harcourt airport, suggesting that the claim was politically-motivated.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors promise collaboration with pilgrims commission

Dr Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has promised to collaborate with Rev. Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christians Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), to achieve his mandate.
Nigeria has for the first time refined its own gold and purchased the refined product into a new gold reserve.

Nigeria starts stockpiling own refined gold in reserve

On Thursday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) presented a cheque of N268 million for the country’s first artisanally-mined and refined gold.
Picture taken on September 27, 2019 shows the facade of the Islamic boarding school where over 300 students of 'different nationalities' were rescued in Rigasa area of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria. STR-AFP

Coronavirus spurs crackdown on Nigeria Quran schools where children fend for themselves

Two dozen boys read verses of the Quran aloud on the dilapidated veranda of one of the thousands of informal Islamic schools studding northern Nigeria's biggest city Kano.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors, UN, EU to work in synergy to fight gender-based violence

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have resolved to work in synergy with the United Nations and the European Union to fight Gender-based Violence in the Country.

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Kasper Schmeichel is as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League, according to Mark Bosnich, who says the Leicester No 1 would be a fantastic signing for Manchester United.

Mark Bosnich: Kasper Schmeichel would be ‘fantastic’ signing for Manchester United

Kasper Schmeichel is "as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League", according to Mark Bosnich, who says the Leicester No 1 would be a "fantastic" signing for Manchester United.

Ondo guber: Deputy governor’s defection tears PDP apart

The planned defection of the deputy governor of Ondo state, Hon Agboola Ajayi, to the Zenith Labour Party this week is generating heat within his People Democratic Party.
The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC interim chief reveals those scared of probe

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Banks implement new CBN guidelines on debt recovery

Deposit Money Banks on August 1 commenced the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Global Standing Instruction which allows them to recover outstanding debts of debtors from other banks.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.