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Former Bayelsa governor expresses fear for Nigeria

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, says 20 years after the return of civilian government, the foundation of democracy remains shaky.
Fulani herdsmen

Miyetti Allah express worry over herdsmen/farmers clashes in Bauchi

While soliciting for the support of his members, the Chairman promised to carry everyone along in his leadership for the betterment of the association and vowed to work with stakeholders in the country to bring to an end the incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Governor Wike asks Adams Oshiomhole to resign for failing to stop Governor Diri’s inauguration

Governor Nyesom Wike has asked embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole to resign over his failure to stop swearing of Sen Douye Diri as Bayelsa state Governor.
An elder statesman and a former Minister of State for Finance, Alhaji Abu Gidado, has reviewed the current political and socio-economic developments in the country

Military rule better by far – ex-minister

An elder statesman and a former Minister of State for Finance, Alhaji Abu Gidado, has reviewed the current political and socio-economic developments in the country arguing that the Nigerian people are yet to derive any tangible benefits from the nation’s democratic rule.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu among top 20

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion.

Methodist Prelate: Nigeria in dire need of good leadership

His Eminence, Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, 67, has declared that Nigeria is in dire need of visionary and good leaders in all sectors, describing Nigerian politicians as rogues and thieves who have no other mission for aspiring for public office other than to loot the nation’s commonwealth.

Nigeria ready for second peer review process of APRM

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Secretariat, Princes Gloria Akobundu, has expressed Nigeria’s readiness for the second round of APRM.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Boko Haram: It’s uncharitable for anyone to diminish sacrifices of military – Yoruba group

The Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress (PYYC) says it is uncharitable for any individual or group to diminish the Nigerian military leadership as well as the enormous sacrifices of officers and soldiers in the war against terrorism.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has warned the newly inaugurated cabinet members to shun frivolities and work as one indivisible team for the progress of the state.

Osun governor swears in appeal court president

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Monday swore in Justice Foluke Awolalu as President of the Customary Court of Appeal.
Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

CAN: Murder of Lawan Andimi a shame on federal government

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday described the killing of Adamawa State CAN chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi as gruesome, unfortunate and a shame on the federal government.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly renovation: SERAP, BudgIT, others wasting their time – Senate

Senator Godiya Akwashiki, the acting Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said the leadership of the red chamber was not bothered by the public outcry and lawsuit initiated against the N37bn allocated to the Federal Capital Development Authority for the renovation of the National Assembly complex.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Àmòtékùn: NUJ lauds Southwest governor, says outfit will enhance region’s security

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the South West zone has commended the governors in the region for the successful launch of the new regional security outfit called ‘Operation Àmòtékùn’.
Magnus Abe

Rivers APC: Senator Magnus Abe loyalists call for peace, unity

Stakeholders and leaders of the Rivers chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, loyal to Senator Magnus Abe, are soliciting for peace and unity in the State chapter of the party.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly, FCDA may review N37 billion complex renovation project

The leadership of the National Assembly might initiate a meeting with the management of the Federal Capital Development Authority on the possibility of achieving a downward review of the N37bn earmarked in the 2020 budget for the renovation of the apex parliament.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: How Adams Oshiomhole led me into politics

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, said he was led into politics after Adams Oshiomhole convinced him to join forces against godfatherism in the state.

2020: Cross River commissioner urges Nigerians to renew commitment to collective prosperity

Commissioner for Environment in Cross River State, Hon. Mfon Bassey, has urged Nigerians to renew their commitment to collective prosperity and development by contributing positively to nation building.

Abia government to start paying new minimum wage this month

Ikpeazu stated this in his new year’s State Broadcast to the people of the state on January 1st, 2020.

Cleric: Politics is not for all Christians

The Senior Pastor of Vision of His Kingdom on Mission (VOHKOM) Lagos, Pastor Emmanuel E. Patrick has declared only Christians with the right spirit and passion should go into politics.

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Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.
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Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

EU institutions, on Tuesday, ordered staff who travelled to areas of Northern Italy hit by an outbreak of coronavirus to stay at home for two weeks.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.

Tax tribunal orders firm to pay N1.7 billion to FIRS

The Tax Appeal Tribunal, Lagos Zone, has ruled as lawful an assessment in additional tax liability of N1.738,481,875.33 issued to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL) by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the correct income tax which the PPNL should pay on its profit for doing business in Nigeria under the provisions of Transfer Pricing Regulation No1 2012.
William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong risks suspension

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong is just one yellow card away from a mandatory one-game suspension in the Italian Serie A.