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Ogun council polls: Governor Abiodun urges OGSIEC to conduct credible election

Ogun State governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged members of the newly inaugurated Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to be transparent in their dealings with all political parties.
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Southwest APC governors call for the re-evaluation of party’s constitution

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has stressed the need for the continuous re-evaluation of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reflect its democratic tendencies, where members practice and ensure internal democracy.

Minister: Agric research institutes, extension services remain Nigerian government’s priority

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.
Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association (FCT FA), Mohammed Muktar, has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.

FCT FA chair tasks coaches on grassroots talent hunt

Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association, (FCT FA) Mohammed Muktar has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara government inaugurates transition committees for 16 councils

The Kwara Government has inaugurated Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) chairmen of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, charging them to be prudent, transparent, accountable and fair to all.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

Environmentalists harp on waste recycling as panacea to climate challenges

Some environmentalists on Thursday warned Nigerians to do away with culture that seems to worsen climate change.
Former National Chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM Charles Ayemi-Botu, has advocated appropriation of not less than 25 per cent equity shareholding in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, for host communities in Niger–Delta to alleviate their troubles.

PIB: Niger Delta monarch demands 25% equity shareholding for host communities

Former National Chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM Charles Ayemi-Botu, has advocated appropriation of not less than 25 per cent equity shareholding in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, for host communities in Niger–Delta to alleviate their troubles.

Monarchs make case for role in constitution

The monarchs, under the auspices of the National Traditional Council of Nigeria, accused the military regimes of Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi (rtd), Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd) of relegating the traditional institution to the background with no constitutional role.
The National Traditional Council of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly Joint Committee on the review of the 1999 constitution to ensure a constitutional provision is made with a view to creating roles for traditional rulers in matters involving religion, culture, security, justice and other ancillary matters.

Nigerian monarchs demand roles in constitutional review

The National Traditional Council of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly Joint Committee on the review of the 1999 constitution to ensure a constitutional provision is made with a view to creating roles for traditional rulers in matters involving religion, culture, security, justice and other ancillary matters.
Irina Sorgovitskaia of Belarusian band Galasy ZMesta performs during a concert in Minsk, Belarus December 5, 2020. BelTA-Handout via REUTERS

Belarusian Eurovision song entry riles opposition

A rumbling political crisis in Belarus spilled over into the Eurovision Song Contest this week, as the country’s state broadcaster nominated a band that has released songs mocking protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

UNESCO scores President Buhari high in women inclusion in governance

Mr Steven Onyekwelu, Spotlight Project Manager, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated great inclusion of women in governance.
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Ondo Assembly holds public hearing on bill against person, gender based violence

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday held a Public Hearing on a bill for a law to eliminate violence in private and public life.
A joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups have arrested the alleged notorious Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Iskilu Wakili.

‘Fulani warlord’ Iskilu Wakili arrested in Oyo

A joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups have arrested the alleged notorious Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Iskilu Wakili.
Rivers State Government has kick-started its community policing with the deployment of pioneer members of its Neighbourhood Safety Agency to their various local government areas of origin where they are expected to assist in gathering intelligence on security matters.

Rivers deploys members of neighbourhood safety corps

Rivers State Government has kick-started its community policing with the deployment of pioneer members of its Neighbourhood Safety Agency to their various local government areas of origin where they are expected to assist in gathering intelligence on security matters.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government empowers over 5,000 women in Oyo

The Federal Government in its drive towards putting smile to people at the grassroots on Thursday empowered no fewer than 5, 000 women with cash and other various foods items that can make life more meaningful to the down trodden that are selected from all different geo-political area across the State.
Earlier on Saturday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, voted in the Local Government election taking place across Yobe State.

Senate president votes in Yobe council elections

Earlier on Saturday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, voted in the Local Government election taking place across Yobe State
The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.

Katsina governor’s wife donates hospital beds, drugs to healthcare centre

The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi FA lauds Bala Mohammed support to Wikki Tourists FC

Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) has commended the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, for donating two new buses to Wikki Tourists FC.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Minister: Nigerian government will make gas alternative energy for industries, transportation

The federal government yesterday inaugurated the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) in the Southwest Nigeria as part of its efforts to make gas an alternative energy for industrial, transportation and domestic uses.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: APC will capture Anambra with unseen forces

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will capture Anambra State through “seen and unseen forces”.

NEPC chief: Nigeria to exit dependence on oil revenue in 10 years

The Executive Director/CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Segun Awolowo, yesterday assured that given the steps being taken to improve the non-oil exports, Nigeria will exit its dependence on crude oil revenue in the next 10 years.
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NPopC to begin birth registration of children in Niger

In collaboration with the National Population Commission, the National Orientation Agency says it is targeting to register 40,000 under five years children in Niger.

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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.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

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.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places sanitisers on watch list

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo 2020: Kogi athletes, officials test negative for coronavirus

Athletes and officials in the Kogi contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin have tested negative for COVID-19, the state Director of Sports, Onipe Halli, has said.
The federal government, on Tuesday, received 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by India.

Nigerian government takes delivery of 100,000 COVID vaccine doses donated by India

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, received the doses at a media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Dangote unveils drivers’ training centre to curb road crashes

The Dangote Cement Plc has launched a Drivers’ Training Centre located at its cement plant in Obajana, Kogi State.

UN: 40 people killed in ethnic clashes in West Darfur

At least 40 people have been killed in Sudan's West Darfur region after three days of ethnic clashes that have prompted the government to declare a state of emergency, the United Nations announced Monday.