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The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies supplying arms to bandits, terrorists

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday denied reports that it was supplying arms to armed bandits and terrorists.
Medical workers tend to a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS

India turns to ex-army medics as coronavirus surge sparks calls for lockdown

India is to recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid angry calls for a complete nationwide lockdown.
Relatives react as healthcare workers pull a stretcher carrying the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mortuary in Ahmedabad, India, May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India’s daily coronavirus deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India's COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted.
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 tasks ICAN, other professional bodies on national planning

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and other professional bodies to explore new corridors of national planning for the development of Nigeria’s economy.

Presidency: Nigeria engaging Microsoft to preserve local languages

The presidency says Nigeria is engaging with tech giant, Microsoft Corporation, in order to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to preserve local languages.

NDIC, CIBN partner to improve banking professionalism

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Bello Hassan, has stressed the need for effective collaboration between regulators and operators in the banking system for the establishment of sound ethics and professionalism in the banking industry.

Nigerian government dissolves research institute’s council amidst graft allegations

The federal government has approved the dissolution of the governing council of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) Ibadan, Oyo State.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Paris Club refund: Firms slams N10 billion suit against Enugu government

A consortium of consulting firms, Mauritz Walton Nigeria Limited, and Bizplus Consulting Services Limited, has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to order the Enugu State Government to pay them the sum of N10.2billion being the debt owed them regarding the Paris Club refund.

AfCFTA: Nigerian government to register more employers associations

The Federal Government said it has put machinery in motion to register more employers associations, besides the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association.

CITN restates need for tax enlightenment post-coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN, has harped on the need for intensified tax enlightenment campaign and education as Nigerian economy struggled to get out of COVID-19 mess.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

The ‘good lad’ who died for political change in Chad

A printed sheet of paper bearing a photo of Adoussouma hung on the crumbling wall at the Komeissou family home in Chad's capital N'Djamena, marking his death on Tuesday in protests against the new military junta.

UNIUYO vice chancellor reinstates commitment to occupational safety guidelines

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) in Akwa Ibom State, Prof. Nyaudo Ndaeyo, has assured that he was ready to enforce occupational safety guidelines in work places as the safety of students and workers of the institution can no longer be taken for granted.
The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.

Ransomware task force unveils broad manifesto for fighting back

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.

N10 billion ‘scam’: PDP national chairman demands N1 billion, retraction

Following this week’s allegation of financial fraud to the tune of N10 billion made against Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Kassim Afegbua, the former, Thursday, demanded a retraction of the story and payment of N1 billion in damages from Afegbua.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB, IFAD, others pledge to strengthen food security in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have expressed their commitment to work with African leaders to redouble efforts at strengthening food security in the continent.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria priortising innovation, technology investments in agriculture

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is prioritising innovation and technology investments in agriculture in order to transform the sector by attracting young people and also scaling up productivity.

TCN: How we transmitted 5,801.6MW to DISCOs without hitch

The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz has said the company evacuated the country’s highest power generation of 5,801.6 megawatts to Distribution Companies, DISCOs in the first quarter of this year without a hitch.
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.

Ogun traditional rulers return to Senate for border institute bill

Traditional rulers from Yewa land in the Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State, led by the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, returned to the Senate on Monday in support of their representative,...
Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.

Turkish lira dips to near record low on rate cut, US concerns

Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.
The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu, who made this known at the ministerial briefing which took place at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, also said that the state scored 72.7% in the assessment.

Official: Kaduna tops ICAN rating in 2020

The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu, who made this known at the ministerial briefing which took place at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, also said that the state scored 72.7% in the assessment.
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

TETFund spends N300 million on molecular labs

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) says it has provided research intervention of between N250 to N300 million which has seen the setting up of large number of molecular labs in the country.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
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.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the signing ceremony of the general agreement between the All-Russian unions of trade unions, employers and the government of the Russian Federation, via a video conference call, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 31, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Vladimir Putin: Russia protects its own interests, international law

President Vladimir Putin, has stressed the protection of Russia’s national interests on the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Hitler’s Germany.
Sergio Aguero says Manchester City’s victory over Liverpool in January proved to be the turning point in this season’s Premier League title race.

Sergio Aguero claims record Premier League title

Argentine striker Sergio Aguero set a new record after Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday night.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers extends curfew in 23 council areas over insecurity

Rivers State Government has extended the night curfew across the 23 local government areas of the state from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., with effect from today (Tuesday), in order to stem dastardly attacks on security formations in the State.

NUPENG directs members to shut down services in Kaduna

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed its members to shut down services in Kaduna State with effect from May 16.