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IPC, others express worry over National Assembly’s delay of electoral reform process

A coalition of media and civil society stakeholders, including the International Press Centre (IPC) and nine others, has expressed worry over their perceived delay by the National Assembly in concluding the electoral reform process which commenced last year.
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.

PANDEF, South South governors rap minister over statement on banditry, kidnapping

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday that prosecution of kidnappers and bandits was not federal government’s responsibility but that of states.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerian government trailing those plotting to destabilise country

As the spate of attacks and violent killings rises nationwide, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government was trailing those behind the mayhem with a view to unmasking and prosecuting the masterminds of the dastardly acts.

Cleric blames President Buhari over worsening security situation

The Ecclesiastical Justice Forum, EJF, has said that insecurity was getting worse in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration is directly antithetical to the lofty ideals of democracy.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Grammys scrap ‘secret’ nomination committees

The organizers of the Grammys said Friday they were scrapping the “secret” committees that select which acts get nominated for the prestigious music awards following criticism from artists and allegations of rigging.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA joins English football in announcing social media boycott in bid to ‘eradicate online...

A social media boycott has been announced across English football, with the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, FSA and UEFA uniting to put a blackout in place between April 30 and May 3.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano trains 600 MSMEs operators

Kano State Cottage Industries and Street Hawkers Directorate has completed the training of over 600 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operators.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Babangida Hussain, disclosed this at the ongoing 9th National Council on Land, Housing and Urban Development Meeting, holding in Jos, Plateau.

Official: Nigerian government implementing policies to make housing affordable

The Federal Government has stated that several unique programmes and policies are already being implemented to make housing affordable and accessible in the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate passes amended AMCON bill, empowers agency to seize debtors’ assets

The Senate Wednesday passed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Amendment bill after considering the report of its Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

Nigerian government tasks House on speedy passage of NSIP Office bill

Federal Government has called on the House of Representatives to expedite action on the passage of the National Social Investment Office Establishment Bill.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Electoral Act: CSOs storm National Assembly to seek inclusion of e-voting

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday, seeking the inclusion of electronic voting in the Electoral Act.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister begs bandits to stop abducting, killing our children

Minister for Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen, has made passionate appeal to bandits to stop targeting school children in their nefarious activities.
A formal approach from Daniel Ek to Stan Kroenke could come next week, according to The Guardian.

Formal Arsenal takeover approach could come within next seven days

While people debate whether the founder of Spotify is serious about buying Arsenal, the Guardian report that Daniel Ek started making enquiries over the weekend, after he sent his tweet, and that an official approach could be made as early as next week.

Registration: JAMB introduces USSD code

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says the board will introduce the use of USSD code as an option to the SMS process of generating a profile code for registration.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Virtual engagements policy has reduced cost of governance

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the introduction of National Policy for Virtual Engagements in the federal public institutions has resulted to huge savings for the country.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor: Resident cards will promote access to basic amenities

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has said that the state’s resident cards would enable the people to have access to quality education, better health care and social interventions, as well as ease ways of doing business.
The son of Chad's late president Idriss Deby, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno (also known as Mahamat Kaka) and Chadian army officers gather in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara/File Photo

African Union seeks restoration of civilian rule in Chad

The African Union on Friday urged the restoration of civilian rule in Chad after veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno's son, a general, took charge following his father's death fighting rebels.

Experts urge federal government to provide ICT for vulnerable children

Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Super League collapse: Fans have sent the strongest message football has ever seen – Arsenal...

Mikel Arteta says football fans have sent "the strongest message that has ever been sent" in response to the proposed European Super League.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

NCC moves to enlighten state governments on economic benefits of telecoms infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been charged to enlighten state governments nationwide on the role of telecommunications as a catalyst for economic development.
2. Shareholders of FCMB Group Plc (www.fcmbgroup.com) have restated their confidence in the financial institution to sustain its impressive performance and deliver more value

AGM: Shareholders applaud FCMB, approve dividend of N2.97 billion

Shareholders of FCMB Group Plc (www.fcmbgroup.com) have restated their confidence in the financial institution to sustain its impressive performance and deliver more value.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: NITDA’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP stellar

National Information Technology Development Agency’s (NITDA) dogged passion for ICT development in Nigeria over the years, has contributed to the increase in the Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) and ignited job and wealth creations in the country, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS FBCS FIIM, has said.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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‘Assault’: Senate Committee gives CCT chief two weeks to defend himself

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition against him.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NLC urges Kano governor to settle N26 billion outstanding pension, gratuities

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

FRSC: Development of rail sector will boost economic growth, reduce accidents

The Lagos state sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Olusegun Ogungbemide has commended federal government for ongoing development of rail sector, saying, it will reduce damage of roads by heavy duty loaded trucks/petrol tankers and boost economic activities in the country.
Asisat Oshoala and her Barcelona Ladies teammates have qualified for the final of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Barca Ladies qualify for women’s Champions League final after win vs PSG

Asisat Oshoala and her Barcelona Ladies teammates have qualified for the final of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege mourns Olu of Warri, congratulates Olu-designate

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has mourned the passing of the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko.