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PDP chieftain: Oyo primaries in Lagelu, a charade that mustn’t stand

A Germany-based Ibadan-born chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu, has condemned the primary of the party held in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State to choose its candidate for the forthcoming council election billed to take place on May 15, 2021.

Vigilance group, hunters arrest 10 ‘kidnappers’ in Kogi

The Joint Task Force on Kidnappings and Other Criminal activities in the Ofu Local government council of Kogi State has arrested ten suspected kidnappers in Achigili community.
The federal lawmaker Chief Chinedu Obidigwe (APGA, Anambra East-West) has donated educational materials, medical equipment and solar system worth over N100 million to Anambra communities.

Reps member donates over N100 million educational, medical equipment to Anambra communities

The federal lawmaker Chief Chinedu Obidigwe (APGA, Anambra East/West) has donated educational materials, medical equipment and solar system worth over N100 million to Anambra communities.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: Two policemen, one civilian killed in protest in Ondo

Police authorities in Ondo state have said that two police sergeants and one civilian were murdered during the #EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums across the state last week.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

31 die as floods ravage communities

Thirty-one persons have reportedly died in floods across the country as torrential rains continue to pour.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram destroys telecom mast, other facilities in Bornu

Boko Haram terrorists on Monday invaded Magumeri Local Government Headquarters of Borno state and razed down the only functional Telecommunications Mast.

Fresh bomb blast kills man, wife in Borno

A man and his wife have been killed in a suicide attack which rocked Kafan Ruwa village in Konduga Local Government Area of troubled Borno State.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia begins door to door coronavirus testing

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday flagged off the coronavirus (COVID-19) community surveillance and testing program which is aimed at breaking the chain of transmission in the state and stem community spread of the disease.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria hits 40.18 percent broadband penetration – minister

The Minister revealed this on Thursday, while inaugurating Broadband Implementation Steering Committee (BISC) to accelerate the attainment of 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 in Abuja. Pantami, who expressed satisfaction with the contribution of the sector to the nation’s GDP, described the contribution as unprecedented.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram, ISWAP attacks leave 60 dead in Borno

At least 60 persons were killed by Boko Haram and its partner, the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, on Saturday, following attacks on communities in Gubio, Monguno, Nganzai, Magumeri and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State.
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.

Lockdown: Enugu intensifies boundary surveillance

Commissioner for Transport, Chief Mathias Ekweremadu said that the state COVID-19 taskforce has also been working diligently to enforce compliance with the ‘Stay-at-home’ order, particularly in ensuring that no vehicle was allowed from outside the state, except those conveying essential goods.
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.

Taraba to hire water tankers to serve residents

Following the partial lockdown of the state as a result of the novel COVID-19 global pandemic, the Taraba State government on Saturday said it has concluded plans to hire water tankers and deploy them to local government headquarters to supply water to the people of the State in the hinterlands where access to portable water is a challenge.
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, on Wednesday said Nigeria may not be able to handle a large Covid-19 outbreak due to a shortage of test kits.

Official: Inadequate test kits pose grave danger to Nigeria

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, on Wednesday said Nigeria may not be able to handle a large Covid-19 outbreak due to a shortage of test kits.
Enugu State House of Assembly

Enugu assembly commends governor for massive rural road projects

The Enugu State House of Assembly Committee on Works has commended the Enugu State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the massive road projects going on in the rural areas of the state.
Sonny Echono

Sonny Echono emerges president of Nigerian Institute of Architects

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, has emerged the new President, Nigerian Institute of Architects.

Ekiti court stops suit challenging Supreme Court verdict on council headquarters

An Ado Ekiti High Court on Tuesday quashed a suit by Iye Ekiti challenging the Supreme Court’s judgment on the relocation of Ilejemeje Local Government headquarters for the lack of merit.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: I’ll fight insecurity to standstill

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Batsari, Katsina State, vowed to fight insecurity and other attendant challenges facing the country to a standstill and ensure that perpetrators of banditry and kidnapping attacks are brought to justice.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Edo replicates emergency management agency in local councils

Edo State Government on Thursday inaugurated the Local Government Disaster Management Committee (LEMC) saddled with the responsibility of providing prompt responses to disasters/emergencies at the local level ahead of the state government officials.

Insurgents attack Borno, loot military base

Insurgents who attacked a military base in Gajiram, the local government headquarters of Nganzai in Borno State, also looted the armoury in a military base.

Flood: No cause for alarm over safety of corps members – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that there was no cause for alarm over the safety of corps members posted to serve in the areas affected by flooding in Anambra.

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Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on first foreign trip since coup

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, for his first known foreign trip since he staged a Feb. 1 coup.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government raises panel on release of ‘warlords’

The Ebonyi State government yesterday set up a panel of inquiry over the unauthorized release of 55 suspected warlords who were arrested in Effuim in Ohaukwu local government area of the state in the lingering communal clash between Effuim and Ezza Effuim communities.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 67 new coronavirus infections, no fatalities

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,147 with 154,304 recoveries.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Official: Kaduna government won’t join issues with abducted students’ parents

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said on Friday that the state government shared the pains of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

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IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa needs $245 billion external funding in five years

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says sub-Saharan Africa’s low-income countries face additional external funding needs of about $245 billion over the next five years or 425 billion dollars for the whole region.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two for ‘robbing’ warehouse

The police in Lagos have arrested two robbery suspects for allegedly breaking into a warehouse at Alaba International Market and stealing goods worth N3 million.

Public works programme participants lament non-payment by government

Participants in the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme have complained about the non-payment of their stipends three months after the initiative took off.
Fulham striker Josh Maja believes the team can avoid relegation this season.

Josh Maja: Fulham must play with courage and confidence vs Arsenal

Josh Maja has charged his Fulham teammates to go to Arsenal for Sunday’s Premier League fixture with courage and confidence.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).