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Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara launches agric input subsidy for farmers

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Wednesday launched an agricultural input subsidy scheme that would give about 10,000 farmers in the state access to various inputs at 50 per cent market price.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Nigeria, Microsoft partner on ‘digital transformation’, target 27,000 jobs

The Nigerian government and Microsoft have detailed several projects aimed at intensifying the nation’s move to become a more digital economy.

NERC approves five-year performance improvement plan for Discos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved a five-year Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) and Capital Expenditure (Capex) benchmark for Distribution Companies (Discos), expected to run from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026.

Labour worries over continuous increase in petroleum prices, insecurity

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), has expressed worry over the continuous increase in the prices of petroleum products in the country.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

Senator Tinubu: Nigeria better together

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has called on aggrieved regions clamouring for secession to jettison the idea as the country is better together than separated.
Nigeria Naira

SWEER chief: Nigerian government’s decision to devalue Naira huge mistake

As Nigerians continue to grapple with harsh economic realities, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Safe water Energy and Environmental Restoration, SWEER Global, Dr Thaddeaus Thompson, Sunday, said Federal Government’s decision to devalue the Naira was a huge mistake.

Lagos: Seven die in auto crash on Lekki-Epe Express road

At least seven people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Lekki-Epe Express Road, Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari mulls fresh strategy at security meeting

Amid deteriorating security across the country, caused by Boko Haram, bandits and other terrorists, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday convened a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House, Abuja, to fashion out new strategies to stem the unending killings.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, LCCI’s President stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in Lagos.

Lagos chamber: Investors losing confidence in Nigeria over rising insecurity

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the rising insecurity in Nigeria has reduced investor confidence.

NSITF harps on increased attention to workers’ safety, health

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has stressed the need for employers in the private and public sector to pay more attention to the safety, health and welfare of their employees in the performance of their official assignments.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: DPR right to revoke Addax oil licences

A former senator and board member of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Magnus Abe, has denied any involvement in an alleged $650 million oil scam.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Liverpool announce pre-tax losses of £46 million

Liverpool have announced pre-tax losses of £46 million ($64m) as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear at Anfield.

Pharmacists harp on vector control to avert $1 billion loss annually to malaria

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Malaria Day, the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called for improved vector control to avert the estimated $1billion loss due to malaria-related absenteeism and production losses annually.
Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s former President and Africa's richest woman, sits for a portrait during a Reuters interview in London, Britain, January 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Angola made her Africa’s richest woman, but the tide has turned

A year after Angolan authorities cracked down on her multibillion-dollar business empire, Africa’s once-richest woman is watching it crumble.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez: Clubs cannot leave Super League due to ‘binding contract’

On Tuesday night, the controversial proposals for a new Super League lay in tatters as the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham – all backed out of the competition having only announced their involvement on Sunday night.

Kwara: Fire service sensitises traders on management of fire outbreaks

The Kwara State Fire Service on Friday sensitised traders at the popular Oja-Oba market in Ilorin metropolis on fire prevention tips.
While social media lit up with posts about cryptocurrencies being hurt by United States President Joe Biden's tax plan, some traders and analysts said declines are likely to be temporary [File- Wei Leng Tay-Bloomberg]

Crypto: Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Dogecoin sink over Biden tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies posted sharp losses on Friday, on concerns that United States President Joe Biden’s plan to raise capital gains taxes will curb investments in digital assets.
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 kicks against delay in renewal of agreements for concession of seaports

The House of Representatives yesterday expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of the review and renewal of agreements for the concession of the country’s seaports, as it directed its Committees on Ports Harbour, Privatisation and Commercialisation to interface with relevant government agencies and other parties to investigate the cause of the delay.
Chad's President Idriss Deby attends the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on February 10, 2020. Michael Tewelde-AFP

Chad leader Idriss Deby killed in battle -army

Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, was killed on Monday in a battle against rebels in the north, authorities said
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NGX extends bullish run with N88 billion growth

The nation’s bourse extended its bullish run on Tuesday with the market capitalisation increasing by N88 billion due to buy-interest in bellwether stocks.
United Airlines aircraft on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport in October. - Photo by Frederic J. Brown - AFP - Getty Images

United Airlines loses $1.4 billion in Q1

United Airlines has reported a $1.4 billion loss for the first quarter of the year as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit air travel.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army foils Boko Haram’s attempt to capture Borno community

Troops of the Nigerian Armed forces on Sunday foiled attempts by Boko Haram to take over Dikwa, headquarters of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest five ‘armed robbers’ in Abuja, recover stolen car

Amongst the suspects is: one Mohammed Musa 30 years a member of a notorious 4-man car snatching syndicate arrested by eagle-eyed Police detectives from Gwagwalada Division during a routine patrol on Friday 30th April, 2021.
Popular Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, has explained why she will not allow her son represent Nigeria if he becomes a professional footballer despite his eligibility.

Nollywood actress: Why I won’t allow my son play for Nigeria

Popular Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, has explained why she will not allow her son represent Nigeria if he becomes a professional footballer despite his eligibility.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.
English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms.

English football teams begin four-day social media boycott to protest online abuse

English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms

Lagos: Seven die in auto crash on Lekki-Epe Express road

At least seven people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Lekki-Epe Express Road, Lagos.