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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.

2012: Osun monarch urges Nigerians to join hands with President Buhari to win war...

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari in checkmating insecurity in Nigeria.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Nigerian government, MURIC twisting Bishop Kukah’s message

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and the FCT has rallied round Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah who in his Christmas message accused President Muhammadu Buhari of sacrificing the dreams of Nigerians to institutionalise a northern hegemony.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor gifts LASU’s best graduating student N5 million cash, post-graduate scholarship

For finishing with the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95 on a scale of 5.0, Oladimeji Shotunde, the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU), has won a post-graduate scholarship to any university in the world and a N5 million cash prize.

Lagos PDP suspends secretary, others for anti-party activities

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended three members of its executive committee for alleged anti-party activities.
The Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi, has solicited support for the reelection of Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola after the expiration of his first term.

Osun monarch backs Governor Oyetola’s re-election

The Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi, has solicited support for the reelection of Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola after the expiration of his first term.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi mourns Leadership Newspaper publisher’s demise

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the Publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspapers, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah’s death as a monumental loss to the country in general, the media industry in particular, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), on whose platform he had aspired to the country’s number one position in 2015.

NAS: Corruption existential threat to Nigeria

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, who stated this in a press statement titled ‘Rekindling Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption: Options for Fresh Strategy’ on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day has therefore listed measures to be taken by the Federal Government if it is serious to tackle corruption in the country.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Napoli president pens open letter to Diego Maradona

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has penned an open letter to thelate Diego Maradona.
Peter Shilton was saddened to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.

Diego Maradona had greatness in him but no sportsmanship – England legend

Peter Shilton was "saddened" to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

NAFEST: Nigeria will lead the world – Senator Okorocha

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, has expressed greater hope that Nigeria will definitely lead the world with the vast culture and tourism potential.
Matthew Ashimolowo

#EndSARS: I’m one of those who signed the petition in London – Pastor Ashimolowo

Senior Pastor of the Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, has revealed that he was one of those that signed the petition against #EndSARS, but charged Nigerian youth not to wait for the government to get things done.
A spokesman to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Segun Showunmi, has lent his voice to public opinions on how the various grievances experessed by Nigerian youths in the wake of last month’s EndSARS nationwide protests can best be addressed.

#EndSARS: Atiku Abubakar’s aide calls on youths to participate in politics

A spokesman to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Segun Showunmi, has lent his voice to public opinions on how the various grievances experessed by Nigerian youths in the wake of last month’s EndSARS nationwide protests can best be addressed.
Department of State Service - DSS

DSS counsels Nigerians against fake news

The Department of State Services, DSS, has counseled Nigerians against fake news in the overall interest of the country.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

Joe Biden’s victory a breath of fresh air – group

A political pressure group, Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard, has commended the American people and government on the recent victory of Mr Joe Biden in the presidential election, describing it as “a breath of fresh air.” Dr...

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The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set for sixth term after 35-year rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk chief: Paul Onuachu good enough to play for Europe top clubs

KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.