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Anambra hailed over RoW fee waiver

Stakeholders in the telecommunication sector have commended the Anambra State government for the decision of the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to waive the right of way charges for telecommunication companies.

UNIOSUN: Why we prohibit cooking in school hostels

The management of Osun State University has clarified the reason it prohibited cooking in the school hostels across the six campuses.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

Reports: Governments ‘gender blind’ to coronavirus’ ‘greater impact’ on women

Governments are putting women and girls at greater risk of the health and socio-economic impacts posed by the coronavirus pandemic, two global studies released Wednesday show.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Resident doctors clamour for improved healthcare in Abia

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has mounted clamour for an improved health care system in Abia State.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Mallam Sanusi: Nigeria’s political structure economically unsustainable

He spoke on Thursday at an online roundtable event titled ‘Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery in Nigeria?’ organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Centre for the Studies of the Economies of Africa (CSEA).

NCAA: Aircraft operating in Nigeria are subjected to specified maintenance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says aircrafts operating in the country’s airspace are subjected to rigorous and specified maintenance and as scheduled.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.

National Sports Festival will rebirth Edo’s sporting heritage – deputy governor

Edo State deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, says the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ is essentially an opportunity to relaunch the state’s rich sporting heritage.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Owerri attacks: Nigerian government vows to apprehend gunmen

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the federal government will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the criminals who attacked law enforcement agencies in Imo State last Monday, while also promising to further secure custodial facilities across the country.
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

Azman Air replaces staff after NCAA safety audit

Azman Air has sacked Zakaria Al-Najjar, the airline’s acting head of maintenance, and appointed Peter Vungmo as replacement. In a statement on Sunday, Magaji Misau, admin and human resources manager of Azman Air, said Al-Najjar...
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

NCAA audit exposes Azman Air risky operations

The embattled Azman Airline may not return to flight operations soon following the several safety infractions discovered by inspectors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) during their safety audit of the airline.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor remains role model in Nigeria – group

A socio-political and non-governmental group, Young Professionals for Good Governance, has lauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration in Oyo State, describing him as a role model in Nigeria in general and the Southwest in particular.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Why APC will not challenge result of Abia bye-election

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not challenge the outcome of last Saturday’s Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election “because we value human life.”
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Thuggery portends danger to nation’s democracy

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has said the use of thugs during elections portends great danger to the nation’s democracy.

Commodities trading: SEC issues new rules on warehousing, collateral management

In a bid to ensure a vibrant commodities trading ecosystem, which would in turn boost foreign exchange earnings for the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new rules covering warehousing and collateral management, among others.
Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), says welfare of personnel of the Nigerian Navy remains critical and his administration will take it seriously.

CNS: Welfare of naval officers, ratings remains critical

Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), says welfare of personnel of the Nigerian Navy remains critical and his administration will take it seriously.
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Ogun governor: Abeokuta’ll enjoy regular water supply in June

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said that regular and improved water supply would be restored to Abeokuta and its environs, as soon as the ongoing rehabilitation work on a dam at Arakanga waterworks is completed in June.
People gather to inspect damaged train cars after two passenger trains collided. Mahmoud Maqboul/dpa

32 dead after Egypt passenger trains collide

At least 32 people were killed and 66 injured Friday when two passenger trains collided in southern Egypt, the health ministry said, the latest deadly rail accident to hit the country.

Nigerian government mulls TCN’s unbundling, partial concession to boost power supply

The federal government is considering the unbundling and partial concession of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to boost its efficiency in the government’s bid to improve power supply.
In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Tony Uranta, issued after the meeting, UNDEDSS said the decision would remain until the 2016 16 point demand laid directly before President Mohammadu Buhari is urgently and comprehensively met as promised by the president at a parley held in Aso Villa with representatives of the group and Niger Delta Leaders.

UNDEDSS: Approval of $1.5 billion for Port Harcourt refinery ploy to loot Niger Delta...

The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, Wednesday faulted the Federal Government’s vote of $1.5bn (N700bn) for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery, saying it is a ploy to loot the resources of the oil-rich Niger Delta area.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Reps: Nigeria loses $90.5 million annually to shoddy aviation concession deals

The House of Representatives says Nigeria is losing $90.5 million annually to shoddy concession deals in the aviation sector.

NCDMB, ITF vocational skills programme trains 255 youths

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) on Tuesday in Abuja graduated 255 participants of its vocational skills programme.

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IEA: OPEC+ compliance with oil cuts in March largely due to Saudi Arabia

The alliance of the OPEC+ oil producers was able to achieve the 113 per cent oil cuts agreement reached last month largely due to Saudi Arabia’s voluntary additional cut of 1 million barrels a day (mbd), a report said.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

NIDS: Vaccination most effective to combat coronavirus

The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) has described vaccination as a most effective way to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Why EFCC arrested Senator Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted he was merely invited and not arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: South African Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirms the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, March 5, 2020. Reuters/ Sumaya Hisham

South Africa says downpayments to J&J, Pfizer not refundable

The South African government’s downpayments to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines are not refundable under any circumstances, its health minister said on Wednesday, describing the condition as onerous.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran president says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon

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Lagos agency gives building occupants seven-day evacuation notice

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has cordoned off a distressed three-storey building in Oshodi with a seven-day evacuation ultimatum on traders and residents to save lives.
Saudi Arabia has come under increasing global scrutiny over its human rights record since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 [Fayez Nureldine-AFP]

Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for ‘cooperating with enemy’

Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers convicted of “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy”, with a statement from the kingdom’s defence ministry saying the trio was sentenced to death by a specialist court after a fair trial.
Orlando City FC loanee Daryl Dike has said Barnsley are pushing hard to finish strongly in the English Championship.

Daryl Dike: Barnsley on track for Premier League promotion

Orlando City FC loanee Daryl Dike has said Barnsley are pushing hard to finish strongly in the English Championship.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Labourer bags five months jail term for stealing winning tickets

An Upper Area court Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a labourer, James Idoko to five months imprisonment for stealing winning tickets from a betting shop.
Riyad Mahrez has taken to social media to express the joy of Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Liverpool on Thursday, although he wished it was by a bigger margin.

Riyad Mahrez: I should be playing for Arsenal

Manchester City attacker Riyad Mahrez has said if it was up to him he’d be playing for Arsenal.