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A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.

Rep Gagdi: I have no interest in Plateau governorship race

House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has told his party stakeholders at Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency that he has no interest to run for the Senatorial and governorship races in Plateau State in 2023.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Exiting recession not enough to guarantee economic recovery – analysts

While the slight improvement in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) recorded in Q4 is good news, analysts say it is not significant enough to mark economic recovery.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa: We didn’t divert N3 billion central bank agric loan

The Bayelsa State Government on Saturday denied allegations that a N3 billion agriculture loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been diverted by government officials.
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020.Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia doubts oil recovery, keeps taps tight

This week’s surprise decision by Saudi Arabia and other top oil producers to broadly stick with output cuts despite rising crude prices was influenced by events in an unexpected place - Italy.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay German N63.6 million, $10,000 for ‘illegal detention’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year.
The government of Enugu state has applauded Ibom Air as it commenced operations at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, (AIIA) Enugu with plans to expand to other connecting states in the South East.

Airline seeks Nigerian government’s intervention in aviation insurance

Capt. Mfon Udom, Chief Executive Officer, Ibom Air has called on the Federal Government to help grow the capacity of Nigerian Insurance companies to enable them to handle aviation insurance completely.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Official: 3.8 million farmers benefit from CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says 3.8 million farmers have so far benefited from its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report saying the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic set off human rights crises worldwide.

Report: Coronavirus pandemic sparks rights abuses worldwide

Human Rights Watch has released a report saying the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic set off human rights crises worldwide.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS targets N5.9 trillion tax, other revenue collection for 2021

Its Chairman, Muhammad Nami, announced the anticipation in Abuja on Thursday while defending the Service’s 2021 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance.
Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Gianluigi Buffon confirms when he will retire

After a career spanning 21 years, it is difficult to see when Gianluigi Buffon will retire. But he has publicly stated when he will quit football by. "June 2023 is the latest," the Juventus keeper told 'The Guardian', although he made it clear that that does not mean he could say goodbye "in four months time".
FILE PHOTO - A woman walks with her dog at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Germany to ease coronavirus curbs, ramp up vaccinations

German authorities are expected on Wednesday to announce a gradual easing of coronavirus curbs, seeking a balance between the needs of public health and the economy as the
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson offers to host all European Championship matches in Britain

Boris Johnson has offered up Britain’s stadiums for the whole European Championships as the UK’s ­vaccine roll-out surges ahead of the continent — and he can’t wait to raise a pint to the prospect.
Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.

Ghana begins mass vaccination against coronavirus

The exercise will take off on Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where a lockdown was imposed last year in the peak of the infections.
FILE PHOTO - A health worker vaccinates a man against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe eases coronavirus lockdown as infections decline

Zimbabwe on Monday eased a coronavirus lockdown and overnight curfew imposed in January by allowing businesses to fully re-open after the rate of new infections slowed in the last two weeks.
Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Coronavirus protocols infractions land 200 Cubana clubbers in police net

Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

UK coronavirus vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe’s fastest jab rollout

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme
India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, ending its first recession since independence as easing coronavirus restrictions sparked a modest recovery.

India exits recession with 0.4 percent quarterly growth

India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, ending its first recession since independence as easing coronavirus restrictions sparked a modest recovery. The country has struggled...
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Ethiopian Airlines appoints new Abuja manager

Ethiopian Airlines has appointed a new traffic and sales manager, Mrs. Senait Ataklet for Abuja, Nigeria.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look at each other as they deliver joint statements during their meeting in Jerusalem March 9, 2016. REUTERS-Debbie Hill-Pool-File Photo

Israel to debate Iran with Joe Biden ‘below radar’ for now – radio

Israel will address disputes with the United States over Iran “below the radar” for now, a top Israeli broadcaster said on Tuesday, citing sources involved in a strategising session convened by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Naira4Dollar: MAN, LCCI commend CBN’s move to address forex squeeze

Industrialists and Manufacturers on Monday said the Naira 4 Dollar Scheme, an initiative by the Central Bank of Nigeria to encourage diaspora remittances would help stabilize the forex situation of the country.
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Registration: Abia APC chieftain sues for peace

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, High Chief Ikechi Emenike has said Abia State members of the party must disregard their differences to ensure the success of the ongoing revalidation and registration of members in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor appoints NUJ member, 18 others permanent secretaries

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has appointed 19 Permanent Secretaries, three Tutors-General and the state Statistician General in the state civil service.

Delta communities threaten to disrupt repairs of Chevron’s pipeline

Host communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West local government area of Delta state have threatened to disrupt repairs of a pipeline belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged refusal by the company to pay adequate compensation for oil spillage that occurred on February, 3 2021.
FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has through its Board Listings, Markets and Technology Committee, approved the Registration of the Fidson Healthcare Plc ₦10.00 billion Commercial Paper Programme on its platform.

FMDQ Exchange approves registration of Fidson Healthcare N10 billion commercial paper

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has through its Board Listings, Markets and Technology Committee, approved the Registration of the Fidson Healthcare Plc ₦10.00 billion Commercial Paper Programme on its platform.

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Gunmen abduct travellers in Osun

Two unidentified travellers in Osun State have been kidnapped in Wasinmi, on the Ife-Ibadan expressway.
1. Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun’s club, Rangers have won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in ten years with a 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium.

Glasgow Rangers wins Scottish Premiership after 10 years wait

Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun’s club, Rangers have won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in ten years with a 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

AFCON: NFF confirms date of final qualifying matches for Super Eagles

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to the official Twitter account of the Super Eagles to officially confirm the dates and kickoff times for the final stage of the senior men’s national football team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders to check the activities of criminal elements in the country.

President Buhari inaugurates N9.1 billion Immigration technology building

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders to check the activities of criminal elements in the country.
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has failed to advance in to the round of 16 of the ongoing German open after suffering defeat in the round of 32.

WTT: Quadri Aruna’s quarter-final feat in Qatar excites NOC

The Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Olabanji Oladapo could not hide his excitement after watching Quadri Aruna becoming the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Series taking place in Doha, Qatar.