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All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Senator Bola Tinubu has commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son, Pastor Oluwadamilare Adeboye, known as Dare.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

PAEC: Nigeria needs $1.6 trillion to lift 100 million out of poverty

As the nation battles the spike in poverty rate, the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has disclosed that $1.6 trillion was needed to effectively tackle the scourge in Nigeria within a period of 10 years as it expressed optimism in the ability of the federal government to achieve poverty reduction within the specified time frame.

Ibukun Awosika: First Bank right to remove Adesola Adeduntan

The former chairman of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika, says decision to end the tenure of Adesola Adeduntan as the bank’s managing director was taken in the bank’s best interest.
Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
Leader of the group and National President of NYU, Chinonso Obasi, confirmed told newsmen, Wednesday, that he was invited by the DSS, adding he had concluded arrangements to be at DSS headquarters on Wednesday morning in honor the invitation.

DSS invites youth leader over planned protest at Abuja airport

Leader of the group and National President of NYU, Chinonso Obasi, confirmed told newsmen, Wednesday, that he was invited by the DSS, adding he had concluded arrangements to be at DSS headquarters on Wednesday morning in honor the invitation.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

ECOWAS parliament speaker pleads for prompt payment of community levy

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis, has pleaded for prompt payment of Community Levy by Member States to finance projects across the sub-region.

UAE waives rapid antigen testing for Nigerians

As part of efforts to end the squabbles between Nigeria and United Arab Emirates (UAE), with regards flights between both countries, the latter is considering the removal of the requirements for Rapid Antigen test for travelers at airports in Nigeria.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Southern senators back united Nigeria, elect Opeyemi Bamidele as chairman

The Southern Senators Forum (SSF) of the ninth Senate yesterday elected new leaders to run its affairs, with a resolution to always support an indivisible country despite the challenges facing Nigeria.
PUMA has partnered with Uruguay and Atlético de Madrid star Luis Suárez following the player’s historic 500th goal to donate 500 PUMA footballs to youth football teams based in each of the cities where Luis has played during his career.

Luis Suarez celebrates his 500 goals milestone in style

PUMA has partnered with Uruguay and Atlético de Madrid star Luis Suárez following the player’s historic 500th goal to donate 500 PUMA footballs to youth football teams based in each of the cities where Luis has played during his career. Each football was gifted with a special note from Luis to inspire the next generation of talent.
Enugu Rangers vice captain Tope Olusesi has expressed unequivocally that Rangers 1-0 win over Pyramids FC of Egypt was good for the team’s prestige even though it proved abortive at long run following El Masry’s 1-0 victory against Mauritania side Noaudibou which effectively knocked out Rangers out of the group stage of the CAF Confederation cup.

Rangers target win over Nasarawa United to honour Late Ifeanyi George

Tope Olusesi disclosed Rangers will go all out for victory against Nasarawa United to honour late teammate Ifeanyi George this evening.

APC youth group urges party leaders to endorse Senator Al-Makura as national chairman

The National leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) National Youth Vanguard, has called on the APC national leaders, stakeholders, state leaders, women and youths to endorse former governor of Nasarawa state, Sen. Tanko Al-Makura as National Chairman of APC.
President Muhammadu Buhari has named an expressway in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after the Niger Republic President Issoufou Mahamadou.

President Buhari names expressway after Niger president

President Muhammadu Buhari has named an expressway in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after the Niger Republic President, Issoufou Mahamadou.
Lionel Messi

Barcelona challenge for La Liga title built around record-setting Lionel Messi again

If Diego Simeone was not looking behind his back in the La Liga race to the finish line before, the new spring in the steps of the entire Barcelona lineup as they inch closer to his Atletico Madrid side at the top of the table should give him cause for concern. At this crucial business end of the 2020/21 La Liga campaign any slip-ups will be punished especially with only four points between first and second places.
Demonstrators hold signs as they march for voting rights on Election Day in Graham, North Carolina, on November 3, 2020 [Jonathan Drake-Reuters]

Joe Biden signs order to promote US voting rights, access

United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans in several states have sought to impose more voting restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.
Migrants who traveled to northern Mexico seeking asylum in the United States, are pictured at a migrant encampment in Matamoros, Mexico February 18, 2021. Picture taken February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Daniel Becerril

Mexican camp that was symbol of migrant misery empties out under Biden

A sprawling camp in the Mexican city of Matamoros, within sight of the Texan border, has since 2019 been one of the most powerful reminders of the human toll of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep migrants out of the United States.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Nigeria won’t succeed if federal government dialogues with bandits, abandons intellectuals

A former governor of Anambra State and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Mr Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria will hardly become a successful country if bandits are considered above intellectuals for a meeting by the federal government.
American golfing icon Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with what reports called “multiple leg injuries” after his car somersaulted in a crash.

Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment

Golf superstar Tiger Woods has been transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, according to a statement Thursday from the hospital where he underwent surgery for serious leg injuries after his car crash.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode: I have not left PDP

Following the news making the rounds that a former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the outspoken Femi has Wednesday denied the rumor, stating emphatically that he has not left PDP.
Proud Boys appear at a rally for Donald Trump in Washington on Dec. 12. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)

Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group

Canada on Wednesday declared the Proud Boys a terrorist entity, adding the far-right group to a list that includes al-Qaeda, ISIS and al-Shabab in an effort to crack down on "ideologically motivated violent extremism," described by the country's public safety minister as the "most significant threat to domestic security."
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

Joe Biden says no family members will be involved in government decisions

In his first interview since entering the White House, Biden, sitting next to his wife, Jill, was asked about the allegations surrounding his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China and what kind of guardrails he would put up for family.
United States President, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong as the acting director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Joe Biden appoints Nigerian-born Enoh Ebong as USTDA acting director

United States President, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong as the acting director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Official: Ebonyi to offer amnesty to repentant bandits

The Ebonyi Government says it will offer amnesty to bandits and other criminals terrorising the state but willing to repent and lay down their arms for peace.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Bologna boss: It will be hard for Jose Mourinho at AS Roma

“I am happy because [his return] is a good thing for Italian football. He has charisma and personality, but Roma can be challenging. We’ll see what happens,” Mihajlovic said at a press conference.
Johnson & Johnson's single dose COVID-19 shot is the fourth to be endorsed for use in the EU after vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Moderna.

Nigerian government to procure 29.588 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The federal government is committed to procuring 29.588 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine through the AVAT initiative, coordinated by Afreximbank, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said.

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister underperforming political parties.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor hails reforms in state’s justice ministry

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, for introducing reforms that will enhance justice delivery in the state.

FBI: EFCC critical partner in global crime war

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a critical partner in the global fight against organized crime and corruption.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Minister: 28 states at risk of severe flooding

No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday.
As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.

NALDA to boost cassava production with packaging plant in Ogun

As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.
The Supreme Head of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence, Prophet Dr Solomon Adegboyega Alao, has called on Christians and Moslems to pray against the disintegration of Nigeria.

C&S leader calls for prayer against disintegration of Nigeria

The Supreme Head of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence, Prophet Dr Solomon Adegboyega Alao, has called on Christians and Moslems to pray against the disintegration of Nigeria.