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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo to spend N3 billion on economic recovery programme

Edo state government will spend over N3 billion to implement the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

NHRC boss: Women deserve a future free from violence

Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said that women deserve a future free from any form of violence and should be respected and included all spheres of nation building.
The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, says nobody will be allowed to enter the institution without wearing facemask as the school resumes on Jan. 18.

Nigerian university imposes ‘No nose mask, no entry’ on January 18

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, says nobody will be allowed to enter the institution without wearing facemask as the school resumes on Jan. 18.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.
A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Pastor Giwa: Creators of coronavirus do not want lockdown lifted

The senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ, Pastor Adewale Giwa, has alleged that manufacturers of Coronavirus deliberately want the lockdown to continue so they can perpetuate their evil plans.

Vehicles loaded with passengers intercepted at Enugu-Benue border

Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the total lock-down of the state following the confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus in the state.

Osun announces lockdown, as second virus case confirmed

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the total lock-down of the state following the confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus in the state.

Low crude oil prices may force Nigeria to abandon production

Nigeria may soon slip out of reckoning as a profitable oil producer in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) if crude oil prices decline further by at least another $3.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
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Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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Netherlands international Memphis Depay has confirmed that he is set to join Barcelona this summer, while admitting that he is intent on working with Ronald Koeman again.

Memphis Depay confirms Barcelona transfer

Depay has been linked with a move to Barcelona for almost a year now. Indeed, the speculations have been doing the rounds ever since Koeman, who played a key role in the forward’s resurgence after a tough spell at Manchester United, took over as manager of the Blaugrana.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor pardons seven convicts

The Governor listed the concerned inmates to include; Nanfa Gwantur, Timkur Laven, Ponzing Nanshe, Dauda Joshua and Wasa Zachariah. All five inmates Death Sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by Lalong.
A pack of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines is seen as the country receives its first batch of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines under COVAX scheme, at the international airtport of Accra, Ghana February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo

WHO: Tanzania to request to join COVAX vaccine-sharing facility

Tanzania plans to request to join the COVAX global vaccine-sharing facility, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, the latest sign of the country's change of tack following the death of its COVID-19 sceptic president in March.
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Cristiano Ronaldo stirs controversy after moving Coke bottles from his sight at press meet

Cristiano Ronaldo, superstar Portugal and Juventus forward, known for his extreme professionalism, could not stand seeing two bottles of Coca-Cola in front of him, strategically placed as a sponsor promotional material, as he sat for his Press Conference on Monday.
African Union President and President of Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin-Pool via REUTERS

Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by coronavirus

Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa are “overwhelmed” by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease.