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On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.

UFC president confirms trilogy bout between Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria very close to production of local coronavirus vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria ws very close to producing local vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19 pandemic.
Veteran stand-up comedian, Omobaba, in a recent chat with newsmen, has advised his colleagues who are online skit makers to stop dressing like women.

Omobaba: Male skit makers should stop dressing like women

Veteran stand-up comedian, Omobaba, in a recent chat with newsmen, has advised his colleagues who are online skit makers to stop dressing like women.

Congress: Doyin Okupe predicts doom for South-West PDP

A former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said the outcome of the zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West will be negative and may affect the future of the party in the zone.

PDP elects 23 officials in North-central zone

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected 23 officials to run the affairs of the party in the North-central zone for the next four years.

Weak African customs regimes will ‘hinder’ implementing continental free trade agreement

Many African countries have no ability to enforce customs agreements, and this could be a major hindrance to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, its secretary general Wamkele Mene has said.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Blame insecurity on bad losers, anarchists

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians for the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria.
Chairman of NEF and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023, while those that would be voted for must have the socio-economic development plans for the northerners irrespective of tribe and religion.

Northern elders: 2023 not business as usual

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that 2023 would not be business as usual because Northerners have learnt their lessons at great cost and would only vote for people that cared for them.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor swears in 12 new permanent secretary, local councils auditor-general

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, swore-in 12 new Permanent Secretaries and Auditor-General, Local Government, warning them against bullying their directors and other lower grade workers.

NYCN preaches peace, unity, forgiveness

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on Nigerians, especially the youths, to use the occasion of the Easter celebration to pray and work for peace and unity in the country.

Easter: Nigeria now a killing field – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel.

Easter message: Nigeria’s troubles increasing steadily – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, took another swipe at the Federal Government, on Sunday, saying that Nigeria’s troubles were growing by the day while the nation’s leadership paid deaf ears to warnings of an impending disaster in the country.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Easter: Taraba governor charges residents to eschew ethnic and religious bigotry

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku on Sunday charged the people of the state to eschew ethnic and religious bigotry and work together for peace and development.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday.

Thiago Silva reacts to Chelsea’s loss, red card

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday.
30. Prince Clem Ikanade Agba said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Easter: Minister urges spirit of love for country, neighbours

Mr Clem Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love for country and good neighbourliness as Christians celebrate Easter.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

Easter: Ekiti governor preaches tolerance, peaceful coexistence

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Christians in the state, and the country at large, on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, urging them to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence, and sacrifice for the common good. The governor admonished that development and growth can only take place when the people are united.
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.

Easter: Gombe governor felicitates with Christians, preaches peace

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, yesterday felicitated with Christians nationwide, urging them to pray for continued peace and stability of the state as well as Nigeria in general.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Easter: Delta governor calls for prayers for Nigeria to surmount insecurity

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called on Christians to use the period of Easter to pray for the state and country as insecurity and other socio-political inadequacies threatened the nation’s stability.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Easter: Osun governor urges Christians to emulate Christ’s virtues of love, sacrifice

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated Christians in the State, across the country and in the Diaspora on the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, urging them to emulate His virtues of love, sacrifice, perseverance and humility.
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).

Easter: IBEDC assures customers of hitch-free services

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across its network of its commitment to ensure quality services during the Easter break.
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

15,000 smallholder women farmers’ cooperatives benefit from ActionAid’s project

Over 15, 000 smallholder women farmers’ cooperatives have benefited from ActionAid Nigeria, AAN’s, Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA, project in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in boosting productivity.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Coronavirus: Nigeria gets $15 million grant for safe school reopening

The Federal Ministry of Education says Nigeria has received 15 million dollars response grant from the Global Partnership on Education (GPE) for COVID-19 safe school reopening across the country.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Police kill four ‘pirates’ in Akwa Ibom

Four suspected armed pirates on Tuesday met their waterloo in a gun battle with the operatives of the Marine police, in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

Fire guts 30 shops in Kwara market

About 30 shops were razed in a fire disaster on Monday afternoon at the Oro Central Market in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano: Police arrest 154 suspects for armed robbery, others

The Police Command in Kano State says it arrested 154 suspects for armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Ritualist kill food vendor, cut off her hands, head in Osun

The Police are on the trail of a a suspected ritualist who killed and cut off the head and hands of a female food vendor in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday.
American talk show host and actress, Claudia Jordan, has apologised after she mistakenly tweeted that popular rapper, DMX, has died.

American actress apologises for mistakenly tweeting that DMX died

DMX reportedly suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week Friday and is in the ICU at White Plains Hospital in New York. He also has COVID-19 to deal with.