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As part of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, five Nigerian wrestlers – who have all qualified for the delayed Games in Japan – are set to depart the country on Monday, 7 June, 2021, for a Ranking Series tournament in Warsaw tagged Poland Open.

Team Nigeria wrestlers storm Poland for ranking series tournament

As part of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, five Nigerian wrestlers – who have all qualified for the delayed Games in Japan – are set to depart the country on Monday, 7 June, 2021, for a Ranking Series tournament in Warsaw tagged Poland Open.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Kebbi governor doles out N1.5 million, 600 bags of rice to NYSC members, staff

Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has donated the sum of N1.5 million and 600 bags of rice to the 2021 Batch A Stream II NYSC members currently undergoing their orientation exercise and their camp officials.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF: £4.2 million James Ibori loot not been returned to Delta

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, Wednesday clarified that the recovered £4.2m Ibori loot has not been returned to Delta State.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Official: Delta yet to receive £4.2 million recovered loot

Despite the claim by the federal government that it has returned to the Delta State Government the money recovered from associates of a former Governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, the state government said yesterday that it was yet to receive the £4.2 million recently returned by the British government.

Contributory pension asset increases by N92 billion in March

The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) assets that lost some funds in February has recorded N92 billion increased in March.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi registers indigent households impacted by coronavirus

Idris emphasised that the programme known as ”Rapid Response Register” (RRR), was designed as a shock response framework by the National Social Safety Net Programme (NASSP) in collaboration with the World Bank to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil

Missing Kano student found dead

A 22-year-old student of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, Ahmad Abubakar Idiris, has been found dead, five days after he was reported missing from the school.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi suspends preacher for allegedly castigating Prophet Mohammed’s companions

The Bauchi State government has suspended an Islamic preacher, Malam Abubakar Idris from further preaching and leading congregational prayers in any part of the State for what it termed “interest of peace”.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government warns residents to be wary of alarmists

The Niger state government has warned residents of the state to be wary of alarmists who peddled false information and spread fear in the state to cause unnecessary panic among the people.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi secures $100 million agric loan from AfDB

Kogi government on Tuesday announced that it had secured a $100 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance some Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) projects in the state.

Forum obtains UTME forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi

Kauran Gwandu Advocacy Forum has obtained Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi State.
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.
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.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF commits to prompt production of government financial reports

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, has reiterated his resolve to continue to ensure timely production of the federal government’s general purpose financial statements.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC charged to enforce acceptable financial reporting in MDAs

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on Wednesday charged the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria to enforce the acceptable financial management and reporting standards in ministries, departments and agencies of government.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Lawyer demands immediate release of 26 Bureau de Change operators arrested by DSS

Counsel in Ricky Tarfa & Co, Mr. Rilwan Idris, has demanded the immediate release of 26 members of the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), North-west Chapter arrested on 9th of March by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Kano Division of the Federal High Court has discharged and acquitted two men, Ibrahim Jega, 42, and Isah Mai-Gas, 41, for allegedly possessing 1,190 kilogrammes of tramadol tablets.

Court frees men charged with illegal tramadol possession

The Kano Division of the Federal High Court has discharged and acquitted two men, Ibrahim Jega, 42, and Isah Mai-Gas, 41, for allegedly possessing 1,190 kilogrammes of tramadol tablets.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

JTB partners OAGF to review variations in tax payment

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the Joint Tax Board (JTB) are set to establish a joint reconciliation team to reconcile variation observed in the monthly PAYE tax remittances.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

OAGF, JTB collaborate on PAYE remittances

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) and the Joint Tax Board (JTB) are to establish a Joint Reconciliation Team to reconcile variation observed in the monthly PAYE tax remittances.
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.
Idris Aloma, a worker with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in a video released by Boko Haram on Saturday pleaded with the organisation to liaise with the government to secure his release

Abducted aid worker pleads for freedom in new Boko Haram video

Idris Aloma, a worker with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in a video released by Boko Haram on Saturday pleaded with the organisation to liaise with the government to secure his release.
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.

Northern coalition defends Bauchi governor

A coalition of Northern Organisations (CNO) on Saturday defended the statement credited to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed that herdsmen bare Ak47 rifles to protect themselves and their cows against rustlers and bandits.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS parliament speaker tasks members on regional integration

The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has enjoined members of the parliament to improve on avenues of achieving regional integration in their respective member state.

PSG steals Georginio Wijnaldum from Barca’s grips with better offer

Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum, who had been a long-time target to firm up the Catalan midfield for Barcelona, made a sudden volte face by deciding for former French Ligue champions Paris Saint-Germain instead.
Paul Onuachu has arrived in Nigeria’s camp ahead of the international friendlies against against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

Cyriel Dessers wants Paul Onuachu to leave Genk this summer

The 26-year-old however struggled for playing time at the club with the likes of Onuachu, Theo Bonganda and Junya Ito ahead of hm in the pecking order.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN increases forex allocation to banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the increase of foreign exchange (forex) allocations to banks to meet the requests of customers, particularly travellers, seeking forex for travel allowances, payment of tuition and medical fees, among other invisibles.
Tottenham have appointed Fabio Paratici as managing director of football.

Tottenham confirm Fabio Paratici appointment as sporting director

"I am thrilled by this fantastic opportunity and I thank the club and the chairman for the trust in me. Tottenham is one of the top clubs in the UK and in Europe with an ambitious long-term plan," he told the club's website.