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Governors of the 17 southern states under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum have called on the federal government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address widespread agitations among Nigerians for greater inclusiveness in governance.

Southern governors call for national dialogue, restructuring

Governors of the 17 southern states under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum have called on the federal government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address widespread agitations among Nigerians for greater inclusiveness in governance.
African Action Congress AAC

AAC: DSS can’t intimidate Nigerians into forced patriotism

The African Action Congress, AAC, has stated that the Department of State Services, DSS, should now and cannot intimidate Nigerians into “forced patriotism” in a society where social justice is absent.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NIDCOM hails NIHA on efforts to provide succour to 235 million people

The Nigeria in Diaspora Commission ,NIDCOM, has commended the Nigeria Humanitarian Action,NIHA, for bringing humanitarian actors together, to give succour to the more than 235 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021.
Honeywell Flour Mills, a food and agro-allied company, says it will continue to repay its credit facility to First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) based on agreed terms.

Honeywell Group speaks on controversial First Bank loan

The Honeywell Group has said that it is servicing loan facilities obtained from First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other financial institutions across the country.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari parts ways with influential cleric over contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has parted ways with an influential Catholic cleric, who previously described Buhari as “messiah’’ because the president refused to give him a juicy contract.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

May Day: Kano governor extends teachers length of service

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has extended the length of service for all categories of teachers in Kano State from 35 to 40 years, and the retirement age from 60 to 65 years.
Healthcare workers and relatives carry the body of a person, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), for his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India’s coronavirus toll tops 200,000 after record surge in cases

India’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest day, as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff compounded a record number of new infections.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe to upgrade airport to international standard

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated that his administration will work with the National Assembly and relevant authorities to ensure the take over and standardisation of the Gombe airport by the federal government for the state to leverage on what it generates to provide more services to the people.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

APC chieftain: Senator Tinubu’s presidency means prosperity for Nigeria

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Olusegun Idowu, has said that Nigeria would witness uncommon prosperity if the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu becomes the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny attack on officers by Okada riders

The police in Lagos have said the reported attack by commercial motorcyclists (popularly known as Okada riders) on police personnel in Lekki area of Lagos State, as captured in a viral video, is false and mischievous.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

NBC’ threat: We stand with Channels TV – Nigerian editors

The Nigerian Guild of Editors condemns in strong terms the threat issued to Channels Television by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, over an interview with the spokesperson of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Emmanuel Powerful.
Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has imported more than 200 pregnant cows from the United States of America.

Ekiti imports over 225 pregnant cows from America

Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has imported more than 200 pregnant cows from the United States of America.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor commissions Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etiti road

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, inaugurated the newly asphalted 22.443km Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etti road which was awarded under the Phase one roads of the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2) in the state.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is to collaborate with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on COVID-19 vaccine information dissemination and education.

FCCPC: Our goal is to prevent exploitation of consumers

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring fairness in commerce and market place, as well as preventing the exploitation of consumers.
Many of his players may lack Champions League knockout experience but the professionalism, effort and game management on display from Chelsea against Porto tonight delighted Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel wants Real Madrid over Liverpool in Champions League semi-finals

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he would prefer to face Real Madrid rather than Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals after the Blues reached the last four for the first time since 2014.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister: National sports festival a tool for national unity

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, believed the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival has lived up to expectation in forging ‘national unity and discovery of talents’.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

2023: Senator Okorocha best among Igbo aspirants – Arewa group

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, a northern pressure group, Arewa Progressive Front, has endorsed foremost philanthropist and former governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.

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
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: It’s time to shun partisanship, mount collective fight against insecurity in Nigeria

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, called on leaders in the country to shun partisanship and come together to mount a collective fight against insecurity in the country.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor restates faith in one indivisible Nigeria

Governor Babangana Zulum of Borno says Nigeria will continue to be united in spite of its many challenges.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to clerics: Hold us accountable to our promises

National Secretary of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the party, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, gave the charge yesterday at the 80th birthday thanksgiving and book launch of Venerable Emmanuel O. Ajayi, retd, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oboroke-Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra cargo airport to be ready in April

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra says the Anambra Cargo Airport in Umueri, Anambra East Local Government will be ready for use in April.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Harry Maguire has been ruled out of Manchester United's last three Premier League games of the season with ligament damage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping he will recover for the Europa League final against Villarreal.

Manchester United skipper ruled out for final Premier League games of the season

Harry Maguire has been ruled out of Manchester United's last three Premier League games of the season with ligament damage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping he will recover for the Europa League final against Villarreal.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Official: Lagos residents consume N5 trillion worth of food annually

The Lagos State Government says residents of the state are consuming food and agricultural produce worth about N5 trillion annually.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Serie A: Jose Mourinho arrival in Rome marked with ‘Special One’ ice cream

Jose Mourinho’s appointment as AS Roma coach has been commemorated in true Italian style – with his own flavour of ice cream.
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.

Gunmen raze police station, kill two officers in Anambra

Police in Anambra have confirmed the killing of two of its personnel by unknown gunmen who attacked and razed the Divisional Police Station in Obosi, Idemili North of the state.

Anambra election: PDP sets up screening appeal panel

The Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of its members to serve on the screening appeal panel for the 2021 Anambra gubernatorial primaries.