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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan enlists colleagues to mitigate electoral crises in West Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello...

Niger: Federal government not doing enough for Kagara schoolboys’ release

The Niger State Government yesterday accused the federal government of not doing enough to assist the state in rescuing the 27 pupils of Government Science College, Kagara and 15 others, bandits kidnapped from the school last Wednesday.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a comprehensive overhaul of the structures and operations of the African Union (AU) for it to be more functional in meeting set targets and relevance.

President Buhari seeks comprehensive overhaul of African Union

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a comprehensive overhaul of the structures and operations of the African Union (AU) for it to be more functional in meeting set targets and relevance, warning that failure to do so will result in the organisation becoming stale.

Ghana university to be renamed after Jerry Rawlings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that the Universality of Development Studies (UDS) will be renamed after the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos

President Buhari participates in virtual ECOWAS 58th ordinary session

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in the 58th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria fully committed to promotion of good governance in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised the commitment of the Nigerian government to the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps to invite three ministers over African trade agreement

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs as well as Trade and Investment to brief the House on the implications of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA).
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana raise alarm over fresh shops closure

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has called on the Federal Government to take urgent action as Ghanaian Authorities embarked on another round of closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders on Monday.

General Babangida, Abdulsalami back North Central People’s Forum

Former Heads of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar yesterday pledged support for the North Central Peoples Forum for peace and development of the region.

ECOWAS to ‘name and shame’ member states disobeying court rulings

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, said it plans to ‘name and shame’ countries who have no regard for the decisions and rulings of the community institutions.

ECOWAS seeks to name, shame countries flouting court’s rulings

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it plans to name and shame countries who have not regarded the decisions and rulings of the Community institutions.
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

#EndSARS: President Buhari promises to improve governance

Barely 24 hours after presiding over a National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was followed by a national live broadcast, allowing the nationwide EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with former Nigeria leaders, promising to improve governance through the democratic process and sustained engagement.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

#EndSARS: What President Buhari told ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan, Gowon, others about protesters – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has told former Nigerian leaders that #EndSARS protesters ‘gradually turned violent’ after the government conceded to their demands.

[email protected]: No social justice, religious, inter-ethnic tolerance – Mike Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) has said that after 60 years of existence as a nation, Nigeria still grapples with the issue of social justice, equity, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance.
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: CAMA Act will help us fight corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday explained that the recently passed Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (CAMA) in Nigeria will enhance transparency and corporate accountability in the fight against corruption.

Coup: ECOWAS court hears on Mali sanctions Friday

The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on Friday begin hearing of the suit instituted by two Malian groups challenging the legality of the August 18, 2020 sanctions imposed on Mali following the military coup against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

ECOWAS: Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram exploiting West Africa endemic poverty

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.

President Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders to resist temptation of tenure elongation

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari: Borrowing to subsidise electricity grossly irresponsible

President Muhammadu Buhari says it will be “grossly irresponsible” to borrow to subsidise electricity tariff amid the economic crunch caused by the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.
The head of the delegation from the regional Ecowas bloc, former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, said that detained Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was doing relatively well.

ECOWAS, Mali military agree on transition programme

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Malian military junta have reached an agreement on the transition programme.

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De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
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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.
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Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
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Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

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Power: Delay in TCN Board inauguration sparks controversy

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have raised the alarm over the delay in the inauguration of the Board members of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), warning that the development poses a grave danger to an already fragile sector.
Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.

Oyo monarch: Selling land to foreigners fuelling insecurity

Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.
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Bill, Melinda Gates separated before divorce announcement – court documents

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Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Grobank formally becomes Access Bank South Africa

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was finalised after Access Bank’s acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

2023: Senator Saraki’s posters flood Kwara

The campaign posters of former Senate president Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki for 2023 presidency have surfaced in many parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.