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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government uncovers 476 online sites set up to fight government

The Federal Government says it has uncover about 476 online publication sites dedicated to daily churning out of fake news to fight the government.
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 community rejects new monarch, seeks government’s intervention

The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State is far from over as several members of the community have disowned an igweship election reportedly held recently.

40 Nigeria’s envoys-designate report in host countries

Others are Amb. Abiodun Adejola, Nigeria’s representatives to the United Nation, Geneva, Switzerland and Amb. Victor Adekunle Adeleke, Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia\ Permanent representative of Nigeria to African Union and UNECA, with concurrent accreditation to Djibouti
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

New computer village developer raises alarm over activities of miscreants

To ensure timely completion of work at the Gatankowa ICT Village relocation site, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd has called on the Lagos State Government to evacuate illegal occupants from the site.

INEC creates 924 additional polling units in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State says it has created additional 924 polling units across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House summons NNPC, Addax, others over ‘irregularities’ in oil sector

The House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the revocation and award of oil mining leases (OML), has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Addax Petroleum Company Limited and Santex Nigeria Limited two-week ultimatum to appear before it and explain alleged irregularities in the corporations.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Paris Club refund: Firms slams N10 billion suit against Enugu government

A consortium of consulting firms, Mauritz Walton Nigeria Limited, and Bizplus Consulting Services Limited, has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to order the Enugu State Government to pay them the sum of N10.2billion being the debt owed them regarding the Paris Club refund.

Power: Delay in TCN Board inauguration sparks controversy

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have raised the alarm over the delay in the inauguration of the Board members of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), warning that the development poses a grave danger to an already fragile sector.
Supporters of the African National Congress hold the party flag during ANC campaign in Atteridgeville a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s ANC reaffirms ‘step aside’ rule for corruption-charged members

A top committee of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has reaffirmed that all members charged with corruption or other serious crimes must vacate their posts within 30 days or face suspension, the party said on Tuesday.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief condoles with Kano emirs over mother’s demise

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta on Friday, April 30, 2021 led a high-powered delegation of the Commission to condole with the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively over the demise of their mother, late Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, Mai Babban Dakin Kano.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Presidency’s statement tacit support for killer herdsmen

Mr Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, Friday said the failure of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, to reproach the armed herdsmen militia responsible for the killings in Benue state smacks of complicity and tacit support for the killer herders.

Ekiti council seals BEDC office over ‘debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.
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BEDC, Ekiti council tangle over ‘N15 million debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

IPOB interview: We didn’t suspend Channels TV – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it only warned Channels TV and did not suspend the station’s operations over the broadcast of an interview with a leader of an outlawed group, IPOB.

Boko Haram cuts off telecom network in Yobe town

Many residents of Geidam town in Yobe State no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed the masts of Airtel and MTN in the town.

Kaduna: Blind retirees seek payment of entitlements

Nigerian Association for the Blind, Kaduna State chapter has appealed to the state government to as a matter of urgency pay the entitlements of their recently retired members to ease their suffering.

The South West presidential hopefuls

Most of the politicians whose names have been mentioned in connection with Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential election, either as a hopeful or an aspirant would readily tell you it is too early to talk about the next election. Don’t buy that.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN crisis: Nigeria may miss World Athletics Relays

Nigeria’s hope of participating in the forthcoming World Athletics Relays may have hit the rocks following the leadership crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League, UEFA condemn European Super League plans

According to various reports on Sunday, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all signed letters of consent to join a breakaway league involving other top European clubs, and a formal announcement could be made on Sunday evening.

SLM: Ondo community denied power supply for 15 years

Sunshine Liberation Movement (SLM) has expressed concern over the plight of residents of Ute, a community in Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State, that has lost access to electricity supply for over 15 years.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

Uber, Bolt drivers threaten strike on Monday

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday.

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According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout suffers new blow

In an unexpected twist of circumstances, the highly-anticipated unification bout between British heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been called off after American boxer, Deontay Wilder, won his legal case for a contractual trilogy bout against the ‘Gypsy King,’ Fury.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his visit to a farm in Wrexham, Wales, Britain April 26, 2021. Paul Ellis/Pool via REUTERS

Britain eases coronavirus restrictions

Britons hugged their loved ones and streamed into pubs, gyms and other indoor venues on Monday as the country eased pandemic restrictions, but Asia faced more misery with new variants and a cyclone disrupting the fight against a COVID-19 wave ravaging India.
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APC: We’re not yet ready for convention

The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is not yet ready to organise the national convention of the party.
The Director-General of the agency, Dr Aliyu Gambo, stated this while presenting starter kits to 180 people living with the disease on Friday at the Gumel council area of Jigawa State.

Official: There’s no fraud in NACA

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu, has debunked the news that the agency was queried over grants from Global Fund, stressing that “there is no fraud or misappropriation whatsoever in NACA as is being insinuated.”

IMF calls for major reforms to turn Zimbabwe’s economy around

Zimbabwe needs a "broader reform and stabilization agenda" to sustain an almost yearlong effort by authorities to support the local currency and lower inflation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

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Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern Nigeria states to submit anti-grazing bills to state assemblies

Indications have it that the Southern Governors’ Forum has directed state houses of assembly in the South to enact law backing the ban on open grazing.
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai speaks during a news conference to announce changes to election and oath taking rules, in Hong Kong, China February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong legislators pass ‘patriotic’ oath law

The law is widely expected to further stifle democratic opposition in the global financial hub, extending oath-taking requirements to community level district councils that are dominated by pro-democracy politicians following a landslide win in November 2019. read more
Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi got very good ratings following his performance for West Bromwich Albion, in their 2-0 win at Millwall on Sunday.

Semi Ajayi receives racist abuse after West Brom’s loss vs Liverpool

West Brom Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi was the victim of racist abuse on social media after Sunday’s Premier League home defeat by Liverpool.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest suspects over murders in Osun

A statement by the State Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said that about 30 hoodlums at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, attacked the residence of Wakili Olayiwola in Ede, Osun, shooting sporadically into the house before setting a car ablaze.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspect in the death of a job seeker, Inibong Umoren.

Inibong Umoren’s murder: I hit her with stabiliser – suspect

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspect in the death of a job seeker, Inibong Umoren.