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L-R: Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Senator Walid Jubril, Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi O. Ibani and Hon. Marcus Nle Ejii during the inauguration of Community Secondary School, Eteo, Eleme LGA on Friday.

Rivers governor praises youths for resisting secessionist agitators

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commended youths in Eleme parts of the for resisting attempts by some persons with secessionist agenda to use their community as a base for their activities.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: The ‘truth’ President Buhari told Nigerians during his television interview

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Presdent Muhammadu Buhari told Nigerians the truth about his administration during his recent television interview.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House considers 853 bills, 730 motions in two years

The House of Representatives has said it has passed 98 resolutions on security alone in the last two years. It has also considered 853 bills and 730 motions within the period.

Delta PDP inaugurates peace committee over Isoko chapter crisis

Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have yesterday inaugurated a Peace and Reconciliation Committee to address the lingering crisis that has disrupted the smooth operations of the Party in Isoko North Local Government Area (LGA).
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers to send anti-open grazing law to state assembly

Rivers State Goverment has promised to give the ban on open grazing in the state a legal backing by sending the required bill to the House of Assembly.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kebbi APC sacks chairman for ‘misappropriation of funds’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State has sacked its caretaker Chairman, Bala Sani Kangiwa, over crisis bothering on the misappropriation of funds released for the inauguration of the party’s wards and local government executives.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau governor advises residents to stop attacking firefighters

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Wednesday advised people of the state not to attack firefighters but assist them to save lives.
Vital Kamerhe, former chief of staff to DR Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi. Fabrice Coffrini

DR Congo court cuts jail term for ex-presidential aide

A former presidential aide in DR Congo who had been sentenced to 20 years in a high-profile corruption case has had his term reduced by seven years on appeal, his lawyer said.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari approves employment for families of slain NYSC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service for one graduate from each of the immediate families of the 10 slain National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in 2011 in Bauchi State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: President Buhari can’t shift his constitutional roles on security to states

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors.
As a people, and in our communities, it is paramount to have conversations around the safety and enablement of our citizens who live with Albinism according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Let’s focus on empowering our compatriots living with albinism

As a people, and in our communities, it is paramount to have conversations around the safety and enablement of our citizens who live with Albinism according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
1. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Sunday in Lagos at the inauguration of the Dash Me Store, an outfit of the Dash Me Foundation founded by the immediate past Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

VP Osinbajo: How grassroots planning helped our social investment programmes

One factor responsible for the impactful implementation of the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration over the years is the realization that you can’t reach Nigerians if you don’t have a plan for the grassroots, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor set to commission ‘Dakkada Tower’

The flagship project of the Udom Emmanuel administration in Akwa Ibom State, christened “Dakkada Tower,” is 100 percent completed and awaiting commissioning, the Governor has disclosed.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer, two soldiers killed in Ivory Coast IED blast

At least two soldiers and a police officer were killed Saturday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northeast Ivory Coast near the border with Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.

Edo deputy governor: Godfatherism bane of Nigeria’s democracy

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor urges Nigerians to support government for quality education

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged well-meaning individuals and groups in the country to join hands with the government to make quality education more accessible to our people, especially our children and youths, because the requirements for delivering standard quality education demands that all hands should be on deck.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-File Photo

Recep Erdogan’s summit with Joe Biden clouded by bitter disputes

No stranger to rocky relations with Washington, President Tayyip Erdogan holds his first meeting with President Joe Biden next week overshadowed by bitter disputes and by the new U.S. president’s cool tone towards Turkey.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor distributes vehicles to judiciary staff

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented new vehicles to all Chief Registrars, members of the Judicial Service Commission, Magistrates and Sharia Court judges in the state to ease their transportation needs.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP: Why we suspended strike after 65 days

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its 65 days industrial strike with effect from Thursday, following an agreement reached between the union and the federal government.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP suspends two months’ strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended its two-month-old nationwide strike.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: Senate achieved 100% budget implementation in 2020

The Senate has said it acheived 100 per cent ‘budget implementation level’ in 2020 despite the challenges it faced.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Forgery: Court admits certified copy of WAEC’s certificate against Edo lawmaker-elect

An Edo State High Court (Criminal Court 1), has admitted in evidence a certified copy of a certificate issued by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), against a lawmaker-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Mr. Ugiagbe Onaiwu.

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Jamiu Abiola: MKO, Kudirat died in vain if Nigeria’s democracy collapses

Son of Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Jamiu Abiola has floated a foundation named after his mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola to work for peace and unity of Nigeria in the face of agitations for secession.
The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice.

Rivers college shut, students ordered to vacate premises

The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice.
A medical staff member wearing protective gear holds a coronavirus sample of a resident at a drive-through screening and testing facility at the port city of Karachi. Rizwan TABASSUM - AFP

Malawi runs out of coronavirus vaccines as second jabs due

Delays in coronavirus vaccine shipments to Malawi have caused health facilities to run out of doses as hundreds are due to receive a second shot, the health minister said Saturday.
Major, one of the family dogs of U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, explores the South Lawn after on his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, Jan. 24, 2021.

Joe Bidens announce death of ‘first dog’ Champ

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Saturday announced the passing of their German shepherd Champ, who they called a "constant, cherished companion" for 13 years.
Iran summoned Britain’s ambassador Saturday to protest what it said were violent incidents targeting its expatriates as they voted in presidential elections at polling stations set up in the UK.

Iran summons UK envoy over alleged attacks on expat voters

Iran summoned Britain’s ambassador Saturday to protest what it said were violent incidents targeting its expatriates as they voted in presidential elections at polling stations set up in the UK.

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NCAA cautions pilots over hazardous weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has cautioned all pilots over “severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations especially now that rain is here.”
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Imama Amapakabo: Why Andre Onana should consider Arsenal move

Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.

Oil unions threaten strike over Chevron’s anti-labour practices

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have threatened to shut down the country’s oil and gas industry over what they claimed as Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)’s anti-labour practices.
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WHO: Africa’s rising Covid-19 cases coupled with vaccine woes ‘especially concerning’

Rising Covid-19 cases in Africa are "especially concerning" because the continent has the least amount of access to vaccines, diagnostics and oxygen, said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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India should brace for third coronavirus wave by October – health experts

A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, and although it will be better controlled than the latest outbreak the pandemic will remain a public health threat for at least another year, according to a Reuters poll of medical experts.