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The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor: We can’t solve insecurity challenges with criminality

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared on Monday that his government would not try to solve the insecurity challenges in his state by backing those bent on taking laws into their hands or carrying out jungle justice against perceived wrongdoers.

SON seeks policy to repatriate substandard goods

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged the federal government to consider a policy aimed at returning substandard goods to countries of origin to boost consumers’ confidence and strengthen international trade.

IPOB: Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu among those behind woes of Ndigbo

The leadership of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has bemoaned Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu over his comments that IPOB is endangering Ndigbo and their investments in Nigeria.

Man remanded for ‘rape, abortion’ of 12-year-old’s pregnancy

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, on Monday, ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Ibrahim Jallo, in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl and preventing her baby from being born alive.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

IGP orders investigation into Enugu land crises

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Enugu, Mr. Olafimihan Adeoye, to investigate a land tussle between Amechi Uwani and Obeagu communities and Private Estates International West Africa.

Stakeholders to block states from proposed pension funded infrastructure fund

As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

Group asks President Buhari to halt NDDC’s ‘secret employment’

Due process advocates, the Transparency, Accountability, Equity, and Unity Network have urged President Mohammadu Buhari to cancel the perceived resumption of secret employment in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) against due process.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have got what they were 'looking for' in a centre forward with Edinson Cavani.

Manchester United boss reveals what club forwards must learn from Edinson Cavani

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed what his Manchester United forwards must learn from Edinson Cavani after his latest stellar performance in the FA Cup.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

NIMASA, Amnesty Office partner to curb maritime crimes

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has declared its intention to work in partnership with the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the fight against piracy and other crimes in the country’s maritime domain.

PDP laments NURTW’s activities in Lagos

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State, yesterday expressed concerns at the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in different parts of the state.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

Russia wages online battle against TikTok, YouTube

“I’m an American!” a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.

Coronavirus: Nigeria facing critical situation – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.
A government COVID-19 advertisement is seen in front of the Houses of Parliament amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, Britain January 19, 2021. REUTERS-John Sibley

British police break up coronavirus rule-breaching wedding with 400 guests

British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with almost 400 guests in violation of COVID lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, made this known in Ibadan on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen.

TRCN: Not all teachers will qualify for new welfare, career packages

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), said on Thursday that not all practicing teachers would stand qualified to benefit from the new welfare and career packages recently approved by the Federal Government.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN: 400,000 teachers have registered for national teachers conference

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has revealed that about 400,000 teachers and education practitioners have so far registered for its maiden edition of National Conference of Registered Teachers.

Nigeria: Growing incidence of cancer disease worrisome – expert

A Consultant Ocular Oncologist, Dr Abia Nzelu, has decried the growing incidence of cancer disease in Nigeria and the poor attention being given to it in spite of its ravaging effects.
Wife of Kwara Governor, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, on Friday in Ilorin, distributed palliatives to the less-privileged and the vulnerable members of the society.

Kwara governor’s wife tasks SMEs on business growth

The wife of Kwara governor and Founder Ajike People Support Centre, Dr Olufolake AbdulRazaq, has called on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to be proactive in adapting new trends of doing business in the face of pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina school principal admits raping, impregnating 12-year-old student

The Vice Principal of Community Secondary School Kadandani in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Sale, has admitted before police that he had sexual relationship with his 12-year-old student.

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria police chief directs hospitals to save lives first before asking for police report

Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, Adamu said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved first before thinking of any other thing to do.”
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos

President Buhari sacks service chiefs, names replacements

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Service Chiefs.
Popular South African musician, Master KG, renowned for his song, Jerusalema, says that self acclaimed African giant, Burna Boy, was not paid to feature on the remix of his hit song.

Master KG: I didn’t pay Burna Boy to feature in Jerusalema remix

Popular South African musician, Master KG, renowned for his song, Jerusalema, says that self acclaimed African giant, Burna Boy, was not paid to feature on the remix of his hit song.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quick Ibarapa, Oyo State.

Sunday Igboho: I lost properties worth N50 million in inferno

Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has estimated the damage and loss suffered in the early Tuesday morning fire at his residence at Soka, Ibadan, at N50million.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Ghana warns British Airways over plans to move Accra-London flights to Gatwick

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Aviation has raised issues with a decision by the British Airways to move Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick.