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General Abdulsalami: Six million weapons in circulation in Nigeria

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday, declared that an estimated six million illegal weapons are in circulation in the country.

Ibadan polytechnic students threaten public protest over extortion, mass failure

Students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, have threatened to publicly protest continuous extortions by lecturers as well as the recurrent mass failures typifying their examinations, saying their future was hanging in the balance.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor: Insecurity designed to destroy Nigeria

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has observed that the prevailing insecurity across the country is calculated to destroy Nigeria.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi group: Governor Umahi’s successor to be picked on competence not zoning

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said competent and credible leadership should be the yardstick for determining Gov. Dave Umahi’s successor rather than zoning.

PDP asks President Buhari to resign over insecurity

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to do the honourable thing and resign after he admitted failure of his administration on insecurity.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: We’ll be talking of something else had President Buhari not acted like a...

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has said his principal acted with restraint typical of a father during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country last month.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Coronavirus: Tunde Bakare advises pastors to donate facilities to government

The General Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has advised Nigerian churches to be at the fore of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Nigerians have lost confidence in you – Primate Okoh tells President Buhari

Primate of Anglican Church, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, on Friday, told President Muhammadu Buhari that larger percentage of Nigerians have lost confidence in his government.

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The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Residents express concern over high cost of cement, blame manufacturers

Some residents of Kano and Katsina States have blamed cement manufacturers over the prevailing scarcity and high cost of cement nationwide.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor tackles finance minister, insists Nigeria government printed N60 billion

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.
Police officers stand outside a hotel, where a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission or Iran nuclear deal will be held, in Vienna, Austria, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks to resume amid strains over enrichment move, Natanz attack

Iran and global powers will resume talks on Thursday to rescue the 2015 nuclear deal in an effort potentially complicated by Tehran’s decision to ramp up uranium enrichment and what it called Israeli sabotage at a nuclear site.
FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
Nigeria Naira

Naira gains at official market

Nigeria’s naira gained marginally against the U.S. dollar at the I&E window of the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed.

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An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing’s 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jetliners again

Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max — this time, the issue is with its electrical system.

Osborne residents: Lekki Gardens Estate spreading falsehood

Residents of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate, Lagos, have denied an allegation that they were planning to attack the Managing Director/CEO of Lekki Gardens Estate/Foreshore Waters Limited, Richard Nyong.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Ahmed Idris: OAGF ready to partner stakeholders on financial reform initiatives

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Load rotation: IBEDC apologises to customers for inconveniences

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has apologised to its customers in Magboro, Ibafo, Mowe and environs for the inconveniences on the load shedding arrangement ongoing in the areas.
British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.

British sports chiefs canvass use of ‘vaccine passports’

British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.