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NLC demands reversal of mass sack of Kaduna workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.
An unidentified prisoner sits on the ground inside the compound of the prison in Bauchi, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. (AP - George Osodi)

NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

The Nigerian Correction Service has said the attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi State Command on Friday, April 9, 2021, emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre for the use of inmates.

Reports: Governments ‘gender blind’ to coronavirus’ ‘greater impact’ on women

Governments are putting women and girls at greater risk of the health and socio-economic impacts posed by the coronavirus pandemic, two global studies released Wednesday show.
Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director for defence information, DHQ

DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Africa seeks $25 billion for climate adaptation, green recovery

African nations aim to double funding for climate change adaptation projects to $25 billion over five years as they look to foster a green recovery from the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor dispels claim of 70 killed in military invasion

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has dispelled claims by some groups that over 70 persons have been killed in Konshisha local government area of the State during the military invasion.

NULGE: We will not fold our arms watch local councils delisted from constitution

National president of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Mr Hakeem Ambali has said that the union will not fold its arms and watch the delisting of the third tier of government from the Nigerian Constitution.
The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.

Lagos chief judge inaugurates bondsmen scheme to curtail ‘professional sureties’

The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.

Woman seeks to enforce judgment on daughter’s adoption

Spanish-Based Nigerian woman, Mrs Omozele Osaghale, has called on Nigerian government to assist in ensuring that the judgment of Spanish Supreme Court, which nullified the unlawful adoption of her daughter, is enforced.

Group faults plan to confer Tiv titles on Rivers, Sokoto governors

Tiv people of Benue State under the aegis of Tiv Rebirth Network has kicked against plans by their paramount ruler, the Tor Tiv, HRH James Ayatse, to honour Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike and his Sokoto State counterpart Aminu Waziri Tambuwal with Tiv titles.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

SERAP sues President Buhari over ‘missing’ N3.8 billion health funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over “his failure to probe allegations that N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the recently released 2018 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister solicits stiffer penalty for traffic offenders

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has called for the review of the highway codes to ensure stiffer penalty for road traffic offenders.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

Nigerian government urged to develop effective social protection systems

A report by the Nigerian Economic Society Group (NESG) on the, “Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Households in Nigeria,” has advised the federal government to formulate and implement actionable policies that would strengthen social protection systems in the country.

Nigerians urged to build peace with words, not cause war

Prof. Innocent Chiluwa of the Department of Languages and General Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, on Saturday urged journalists and other Nigerians to avoid inflammatory statements to strengthen Nigeria’s unity.
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Sachet economy: Is it a problem, a solution, or both?

History have it that “sachetisation” is not something that just began in Nigeria of Africa. The ‘sachetised’ products have long been part of Indian culture, which is believed to have pioneered the bite-sizing of consumers' products and commodities some 70 years ago, beginning with tea, of course, in small paper pouches tucking precious leaves just enough to make tea for two.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

President Weah to speak at 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium

Liberian President George Weah, a professor of international political economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik, and Mohamed Yahya of the United Nations Development Programme are some of the confirmed speakers at the 12th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium.

NEXIM boss: Nigeria needs more functional ports to ease Apapa gridlock

Managing Director of Nigeria Export-Import Bank, NEXIM, Alhaji Abba Bello, says Nigeria needs more functional port terminals to facilitate the export and import of goods, ease the Apapa gridlock, and also expand economic growth and development in other parts of the country.

Nigerian Air Force trains personnels on air rank leadership

The Nigerian Air Force War College (AFWC) Màkurdi has commenced the training of its top Officers on Air Rank Leadership to meet its constitutional role of ensuring the territorial integrity of Nigeria, in Màkurdi the Benue State Capital.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Rumble in Edo as governor runs government without cabinet

Precisely 129 days into his second tenure as governor of Edo State after his election on September 20, 2020 and inauguration on November 12, 2020, Godwin Obaseki, has not formed his cabinet.

Anambra election: 22 political parties submit notice of primaries to INEC

As the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship elections draws near, about 23 political parties Thursday, stormed the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, to submit letters of notice for the conduct of the governorship primaries.

CSOs kick against N212 pump price hike

Following the alleged pump price increase of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, to N212.61, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, at the weekend, kicked against every move to actualize that.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.

Stakeholders canvass policies to regulate cryptocurrency

The Nigerian Technology Industry Group has said there should be core policies that would help in regulating cryptocurrency providers in Nigeria. The group stated this following the directive given by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last month that deposit money banks (DMBs), non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) and other financial institutions (OFIs), should not deal with cryptocurrencies and facilitating payments for cryptocurrency providers in Nigeria.

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Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba continued his rise in the heavyweight division with a third round brutal knockout of American, Brian Howard, in front of a sold out crowd at the Osage Casino, in Tulsa on Sunday.

Efe Ajagba knocks out Brian Howard in third round

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba continued his rise in the heavyweight division with a third round brutal knockout of American, Brian Howard, in front of a sold out crowd at the Osage Casino, in Tulsa on Sunday.
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5,000 persons displaced as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency says no fewer than 5,000 persons are displaced after some groups suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked a community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa on Friday.
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EFCC: Why we are making use of hotel seized from Colonel Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained the reason for making use of Halal Fountain Hotel (Annex), situated at No. 29A, Rabah Road, Kaduna, reportedly seized from Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser.

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
Canterbury Cathedral is holding a remembrance service for Prince Philip as the UK continues to observe a period of national mourning. The service is being livestreamed now on our website and is being led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is also set to lead Prince Philip’s funeral next Saturday.

Prince Philip: Special service to be held at Canterbury Cathedral

A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh is to be held in Canterbury Cathedral this morning as the UK observes a period of official mourning.

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Malaysia former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the court of appeal in Putrajaya on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Former Malaysia premier faces bankruptcy over $400 million tax bill

Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, has been served with a bankruptcy notice for failing to pay more than $400m in unpaid taxes.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Amnesty: Russia may be ‘slowly’ killing Alexey Navalny

Alexey Navalny, the prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is imprisoned in conditions that amount to torture and may slowly be killing him, human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Imo attacks: IPOB building armoury to actualise Biafra – ex-police chief

Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.
FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey April 6, 2021, in this screengrab obtained by Reuters. European Union/via REUTERS TV

EU chief says he’s sleeping badly after sofa gaffe in Turkey

European Council President Charles Michel is suffering from bad nights due to his embarrassment over a seating arrangement incident at a meeting in Ankara this week, he told German newspaper Handelsblatt.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU mourns Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has described the death of Afenifere’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, as not only tragic but a monumental loss to the country, the human rights community and OAU.