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On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.

Athletic eyeing Copa del Rey revenge vs wounded Barcelona

On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Nigerian government, AfDB collaborate on special agro processing

As part of the Buhari administration’s efforts to transform agricultural productivity in the country, the Federal Government in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders are set to roll out a Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) programme aimed at concentrating agro-processing activities in demarcated areas to boost productivity and integrate production, processing and marketing of selected commodities.
Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described the successful conduct of the party’s South West Congress as the start of another journey and a sign of new hope.

Bode George: Success of South-west congress reignites PDP’s hope

Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described the successful conduct of the party’s South West Congress as the start of another journey and a sign of new hope.
The grant according to the wife of the Chief Of Army Staff, Mrs Fati Attahiru, was made possible through the federal government NIRSAL COVID-19, palliative that provides small and medium scale entrepreneurs with funds to boost their businesses.

NAOWA donates foodstuffs, cash to 50 widows in Ibadan

The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has donated some foodstuffs, cash and clothes to widows of the falling officers at the 2 Division Headquarters, Nigerian Army, Odogbo in Ibadan.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF commits to financial reform initiatives

Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has said he is ready to partner valuable stakeholders that will help consolidate ongoing financial management reforms initiatives of the federal government.
The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has said the reason 47 million Nigerians still practice open defecation is because access to sanitary facilities have remained a mirage to a vast majority of its citizenry.

Minister calls for transformation of food system

Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, has called for the transformation of the food system to aid rejuvenation of soils and forest covers.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Ahmed Idris: OAGF ready to partner stakeholders on financial reform initiatives

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo APC faults governor’s comment on state of economy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, that Nigerian economy was in critical situation due to huge debt burden.
Commiserating with families of last Friday’s gas explosion at Agbor, PDP’s South-South National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, said such legislation would enable the state government to mete stiff penalties on illegal gas plant operators.

PDP: President Buhari’s administration has run out of ideas

The National Vice Chairman, South-south zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has said that the Nigerian government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed woefully in all ramifications.

USAID to provide $3 million grant, technical assistance to combat food insecurity in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing financial grant and technical assistance worth $3 million to combat food insecurity in Nigeria compounded by COVID-19 pandemic.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attends a joint news conference after the 2+2 Meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

US defence chief in Israel amid Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has arrived in Israel on the first visit by a senior representative of President Joe Biden’s administration, whose stance on Iran has worried Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Minister: Yinka Odumakin supported Senator Tinubu’s governorship ambition in 1998

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has narrated how the late human rights activist and columnist, Yinka Odumakin, supported Bola Tinubu’s candidacy for Lagos State governor in 1998.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: It’s easier to meet bandits than President Buhari

According to Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of Northern Elders’ Forum, Gumi told stakeholders in the region that he had made fruitless efforts to meet with the president over the rising insecurity.

Ex-COAS: OPC, IPOB are just like Boko Haram

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday said the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist groups like Boko Haram.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government registers 5.7 million farmers nationwide

The Federal Government says it has registered no fewer than 5.7 million farmers nationwide in an effort to bring them closer to the government.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP: Insecurity, bad economy causing irreparable damages to Nigeria

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye, has lamented that insecurity, bad economy and other myriads of problems bedevilling the country was causing irreversible damages to the Nigerian Nation.

PDP, ANC to collaborate to save democracy in Africa

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has expressed the urgent need for African National Congress (ANC), a South African ruling political party, and the PDP to work together to save and deepen democracy in Africa.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor moves to revive reading culture among students

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has begun vigorous moves to revive the spirit of reading and learning among young students of the state so as to enhance their knowledge drive and academic performance.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid make Forbes Africa icons’ list

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among other Nigerians featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor: We’re touching lives with KWASSIP

Thousands of lives are being touched with the social investment programme, which targets the vulnerable and poor, Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has stated.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor swears in 12 new permanent secretary, local councils auditor-general

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, swore-in 12 new Permanent Secretaries and Auditor-General, Local Government, warning them against bullying their directors and other lower grade workers.

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NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

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Wardens stand outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Molly Darlington

UK queen has to step into debate over Philip’s funeral outfits – media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms, media reported on Thursday.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Niger: Bandits attack market, kill five vigilantes, injure many others

Five men of the vigilantes’ group have been reportedly killed while scores were injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday morning.

PDP reconciliation committee lauds Southwest leaders over successful congress

The National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the leadership of the party in Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Osun and Ogun States for the successful conduct of the zonal congress in Osogbo, where officers of the party were elected in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest 17 suspects for cultism

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.
Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, newly appointed Post Master General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), has assumed office at the corporate headquarters of the organisation in Abuja.

NIPOST inaugurates CBT centre in Enugu

The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adewusi, on Monday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and mini post office in Enugu.