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Uganda, Tanzania, oil firms sign accords to build $3.5 billion pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets

ECOWAS: Nigeria leads West Africa in organic agriculture promotion

The Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Mr Ernest Aubee, has said that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region.
FILE PHOTO: European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell attends a news conference after a EU-Georgia association council in Brussels, Belgium, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo

China, Russia undermine international Myanmar response – EU’s top diplomat

The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday Russia and China were hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup and that the EU could offer more economic incentives if democracy returns to the country.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

Bayelsa government urges contractors to keep to project specification

The chairman of the Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Ebiye Tarabina, has charged contractors handling Bayelsa state government projects to execute their contract jobs according to standard and specifications.
The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.

Official: We projected standard gauge rail for Edo dry port

The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.

SEC warns of unregistered online platforms

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday warned the investing public to tread with caution as there are several unregistered online investment and trading platforms facilitating access to trading in securities listed in foreign markets.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a meeting on April 14 to consider major bipartisan legislation to boost the country’s ability to push back against China’s expanding global influence, Senate sources said on Thursday.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to support Nigeria to lift millions out of poverty

The President of the World Bank Group, Mr. David Malpass, yesterday said the multilateral institution is focused on supporting the federal government’s bid to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: We are fixing infrastructure to attract investments

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said his administration is committing huge resources into fixing basic education, healthcare, roads and water infrastructure to attract massive investments to all parts of the state.

Nokia, Lenovo conclude patent deal, settles litigation

Finnish telecom equipment maker, Nokia Corp., said on Wednesday it had concluded a multi-year multi-technology patent cross-license agreement with Chinese personal computer and mobile maker Lenovo Group Ltd.
An activist from the Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, takes part in a direct action at Barclays offices in Canary Wharf, London, Britain, April 7, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Barclays London HQ windows broken by climate change protesters

Climate change activists broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays on Wednesday, the latest protest aimed at highlighting the role of the financial sector in fuelling what they call the climate catastrophe

Forbes: Kim Kardashian officially a billionaire

American reality tv star, Kim Kardashian, is officially a billionaire.

Enugu 2023: Senator Utazi not acting anybody’s script – aide

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as laughable the speculation in certain quarters that he was instigating Nsukka zone against Nkalu to pave way for Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2023 governorship election.

NCDMB committed to Nigeria’s oil, gas industrialisation – official

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has restated its resolve to serve as a catalyst for the industrialisation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry and its linkage sectors.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol Building is reflected on a marble seating area following a rainstorm at the East Front on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Tom Brenner-File Photo

US Senate Democrats seek change in Donald Trump tax reforms to create jobs

Top Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday proposed major shifts in former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax reforms to eliminate what they say are incentives for companies to move operations overseas and shift profits to tax haven countries.
FILE PHOTO - GameStop logo is seen in this illustration taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

GameStop plans $1 billion share sale after Reddit-fuelled rally

GameStop Corp on Monday increased the value of new stock it may sell from $100m to $1bn, as the United States video game retailer seeks to capitalise on a surge in its shares from a Reddit-driven rally this year.

President Buhari felicitates with Gbenga Daniel at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, as he celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor remains role model in Nigeria – group

A socio-political and non-governmental group, Young Professionals for Good Governance, has lauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration in Oyo State, describing him as a role model in Nigeria in general and the Southwest in particular.
8. The Rivers State Government has launched a new security outfit to help maintain security in the oil-rich state. The security outfit, called C4i, was launched on Thursday in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

C4i: APC asks Governor Wike to apologise to Rivers people

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to Governor Nyesom Wike’s reactivation of a special security Command, Control, Communications, Computers And Intelligence (C4i) established by his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, in Rivers State.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa committed to sports development – governor

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has reiterated his administration’s commitment to sports development in order to positively engage youths in the state.

DBN disbursement to MSMEs hits N191.7 billion

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Plc has stated that the total loans disbursed to small businesses had increased by 89 per cent to N191.7 billion in 2020 compared to N101.5 billion in 2019.

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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.

Rivers: Woman loses pregnancy after beating by police

A Port Harcourt housewife, Mrs Joy Godstime Ihunwo, has alleged that she lost her pregnancy after she was brutalized by officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers Police Command.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Atletico boss tells hobbling team to ‘resist’ in La Liga title push

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.

North West group backs call for restructuring, others

The Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), North West Zone, at the weekend joined calls for the restructuring of the country.

Ogun chief: My life under threat over land tussle

The Oniraniken of Iraniken, Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji, has raised the alarm over threat to his life over land dispute in his domain.

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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.

Cross River: Hoodlums attack police station, steal rifle

“As I speak to you now, the Ekori Police station has been placed under lock and key while the policeman whose gun was taken away is being detained at Ugep Divisional Police Station where others who were working at the Ekori station have been asked to report’. Likpi, a resident of the area told newsmen on phone.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Kano airport resumes international flights

The Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) has resumed international flights, one year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict compliance with service and establishment matters so that their Organisation can stand the test of time.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government extends work from home directive to junior civil servants

The Nigeria government has extended the work from home directive to civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below until the end of April.
A Nigerian student at Oxford Brookes University, Richard Okorogheye, has been found dead after two weeks of searching.

Missing Nigerian student found dead in UK pond

A Nigerian student at Oxford Brookes University, Richard Okorogheye, has been found dead after two weeks of searching.
The Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, has strongly condemned in totality the immorality and ungodly ideas of same-sex marriage been canvassed by some sections of the society as satanic and ungodly.

Gombe deputy governor condemned same-sex marriage

The Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau has strongly condemned in totality the immorality and ungodly ideas of same-sex marriage been canvassed by some sections of the society as satanic and ungodly.