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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria realised N79.96 billion from solid minerals in 2019

A 2019 audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that Nigeria earned N79.96 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2019. The figure, which represents accruals to the federation and other subnational entities, shows a 15% increase when compared to the N69.47 billion recorded in 2018.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria has highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria currently has the highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo and India, with an estimated 25% of her adult population being carriers of defective S-gene.
Comrade Wabba ( centre) representatives of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), led by its president, Dr. Iyke Odo at NLC secretariat in Abuja.

NLC president: Politicians stealing billions, hurting healthcare delivery

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba has decried the adverse effects of corruption in the healthcare sector as exposed during the outbreak and management of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank faults Nigeria’s foreign exchange management system

“Significant spreads between the official, the IEFX, and the parallel exchange rate persisted throughout 2020 and as of April 2021, the spread between the official and the IEFX rate was estimated at 8% and between the IEFX and the parallel rate, reached 18% (the spread between the official and the parallel rate was 27%),” the World Bank added.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor urges Canada to demand quick passage of electoral act

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the Canadian Government to appeal to the Nigerian Government and the National Assembly to expedite action on the timely passage of the National Electoral Act into law.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO reiterates support to Nigerian government’s efforts to tackle food insecurity

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to support the Federal Government‘s efforts to ensure food sufficiency.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Nigerian government to set up 38 oxygen plants

The statement contained briefings from different representatives on different issues bordering on the workings of the country. This includes Boss Mustapha, the Secretary-General of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari vows not to rest until peace is restored

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured residents of Borno State of the federal government’s readiness to fight terrorism to the end, telling the military not to give criminals a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhari visits ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari visited the personnel of the Operation Hadin Kai, the theatre of the counter-insurgency war, in Borno on Thursday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC confronting nation’s deep-rooted security challenges – group

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is confronting the nation’s longstanding and deep-rooted security challenges, a group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said.
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.

Group: CBN interventions boosting Nigeria’s economy

The council, which is made up of the Arewa Consultative Youth Movement, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement, Niger Delta Youth Council, Oduduwa Youths and Middle Belt Youths, noted with delight, the statement credited to the acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, that the bank currently has about 37 purpose-drivem interventions.
The Society for Family Health (SFH) has trained 57 health workers in Taraba on effective health care delivery for HIV-AIDS positive children.

Taraba: 57 medical workers trained on care for HIV/AIDS positive children

The Society for Family Health (SFH) has trained 57 health workers in Taraba on effective health care delivery for HIV/AIDS positive children.
Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezekiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.

Senator Dimka: Nigeria attending great feat despite challenges

Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezakiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari’s speech on 2021 Democracy Day — full text

As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with globally.
HIV and AIDS

HIV/AIDS: Agency commences screening in Kwara border communities

The Kwara AIDS Control Agency (KWASACA) has commenced HIV/AIDS screening and sensitisation at Eruku in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state’s border.
Governor Willie Obiano

Official: Anambra government approves additional 110 TB treatment centres

The Anambra government says it has approved establishment of additional 110 Directly Observed Treatments (DOTS) centres for Tuberculosis (TB) patients to reduce the burden of the disease.
VAR was a huge topic of debate throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season. The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.

Premier League confirm major change to VAR and offside calls for next season

The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.
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.
Eight students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, received the sum of N2.2 million for undergraduate research in various disciplines.

UNIABUJA VC: Nigeria’s democratic structure, institutions compromised

Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, has taken a swipe at governments in Africa over what he described as their failure to address the yearnings of the masses in the continent.

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation campaigns” against France that have targeted its officials, the armed forces ministry said.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Jwaneng mine where the diamond was found. Photo: Debswana

Gigantic diamond found in Botswana could be the world’s third-biggest ever

Debswana Diamond, a unit of De Beers Plc, unearthed a 1,098 carat stone in Botswana on June 1, the largest since the company began operations five decades ago.

Anambra election: Obiora Agbasimalo emerges Labour Party candidate

The technocrat turned politician was unanimously elected at the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, made this known to pressmen.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand says his team will have to be ready for today’s Euro 2020 encounter against Belgium at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Euro 2020: Denmark ready for Belgium’s challenge – coach

Denmark made a mortifying start to their UEFA Euro 2020 campaign, as their opener against Finland was marred by the incident involving Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest in the first half.

FRSC zonal commander tasks special marshals on diligence, unity

The Federal Road Safety Corps RS5 Zonal Commander, Assistance Corps Marshal A.A. Kumakpaye has reiterated the roles of special Marshals as critical agents in the road safety architecture of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari: Insurgents now feeling ferocity of our firepower

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”