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Malians vote Sunday in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.

Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, insecurity

Malians vote Sunday in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.

Sokoto gets three Isolation centres

Sokoto State government has provided three isolation centres and dispelled rumours over suspected case of COVID – 19 in the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal calls on local investors to invest in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has solicited the support of local investors to invest in the state and help in bolstering its economy and that of the nation at large.

Olusegun Mimiko: Nigeria’s economy has failed

A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday said that the Nigerian economy has failed.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.

President Buhari awards scholarships to three science students

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.
The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday said the insecurity challenges in Nigeria have been a test from God.

Senate President: Insecurity a test from God

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday said the insecurity challenges in Nigeria have been a test from God.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Emir Sanusi and the conspiracy of Northern oligarchy

His background in Islamic Studies at a leading Islamic University in Khatourm, the capital of Sudan, should have ordinarily perverted critical reasoning in him, paradoxically, the recently ‘deposed’ Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, frantically utilized Islamic knowledge as an intellectual instrument to illuminate the dark sides of his society.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Insecurity: Governors need to take burden off federal government – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, expressed concern over mix-up of security issues with political, ethnic and religious issues in the country.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

NCEF charges Generals Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma to save Nigeria from Islamism

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has again made a passionate appeal to the three most outstanding retired military generals, General Yakubu Gowon, General Olusegun Obasanjo, and General Theophilus Danjuma as well as indigenous traditional rulers in the country to gather themselves and save the country from the grip of Islamism, Boko Haram.
David de Gea is making “far too many” mistakes at Manchester United, admits Peter Schmeichel, with the Red Devils legend suggesting that Real Madrid transfer talk of the past affected the focus of a once reliable goalkeeper.

David de Gea making far too many mistakes

David de Gea is making “far too many” mistakes at Manchester United, admits Peter Schmeichel, with the Red Devils legend suggesting that Real Madrid transfer talk of the past affected the focus of a once reliable goalkeeper.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Southern Kaduna: We’ve suffered greatest social disruption, economic deprivation, insecurity under Governor El-Rufai

The Southern Kaduna people have expressed concern that since the inception of Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s government in 2015, Adara people and indeed Southern Kaduna communities have suffered the greatest social disruptions, economic deprivations and insecurity.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Boko Haram’s final defeat imminent

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism about the imminent defeat of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country, saying his administration has intensified collaborations with the international community to curb the spread of terrorism and crush insurgency.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.

Abuja university builds police station on campus

Veritas University, Abuja, has built a police station on its campus in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory, saying the presence of policemen was needed to checkmate the spate of insecurity including kidnapping and armed robbery.
Pastor Paul Enenche

Paul Enenche: Enough of bloodshed, reign of terror in Nigeria

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, has decried what he termed as the highest level of religious intolerance and insecurity in Nigeria.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC: Nigeria facing severe drug insecurity

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm that Nigeria is facing an intense state of drug insecurity, warning that the situation may worsen if urgent attention was not paid to local manufacturing of drugs in the country.

Kano: Bashir Tofa, others move for new political order

Presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC, and elder statesman in Kano State, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, weekend, informed that he and others were strategizing to chart a way forward for the state, including giving it political directions in future elections.

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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 shuts borders

The Kebbi State Government has directed the closure of all its borders with neighbouring states, effective from midnight, Saturday, March 28, as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC shutdown supply over ‘pipeline leakage’

Following the pipeline leakage at Satellite Town in Lagos, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Saturday, said it has shut down the supply and is currently evacuating petroleum product from the line.

Kaduna arrests two clerics for conducting Jumat service

Kaduna State government has arrested two clerics for conducting Friday congregational prayers in two communities of Kaduna North local government area, in violation of the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight after playing in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, completesports.com reports.

Paul Merson: Odion Ighalo would be foolish to turn down permanent move to Manchester...

Paul Merson believes Odion Ighalo would be foolish to turn down a permanent move to Manchester United and return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the season.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Omo-Agege: Asiwaju Tinubu still has a lot to offer Nigeria

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central yesterday said that the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu still has a lot to offer Nigeria in the area of leadership and nation-building.