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Botswana, SADC congratulate new Seychelles president

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Seychelles’ newly-elected President Wavel Ramkalawan.

#EndSARS: South East group hails northern youths over peaceful disposition

A South East peace building group under the aegis of Coalition of South East Peace Practitioners Network, SOEAPAT, has commended youths in the northern parts of the country over their peaceful disposition during the #EndSARS protests.
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

Governor Abiodun congratulates Laycon over #BBNaija win

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has congratulated the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality television show, Olamilekan Agbelese.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo electorate hail INEC, security agencies

A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor approves productivity bonus for health workers

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has approved the immediate payment of Special Productivity Bonus for all categories of health workers in the state public service.

Justice Essien: I never sat over Unilag vice chancellor’s case

Justice J.I. Essien of the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday urged the University of Lagos (Unilag) Governing Council and the Senate to embrace peace.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Nigerians poor attitude towards virus testing is worrisome

The Presidential Taskforce, PTF, on COVID-19, on Thursday, decried the poor attitude of Nigerians towards COVID-19 testing and safety protocols, saying, despite the increased capacity, sample collection remains very low.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC: Governor Obaseki, PDP fuelling religious tension

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Tuesday, accused Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of fuelling religious tension ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Dr Yemi Popoola, Animal Scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says Quail meat contains low fat and low cholesterol, hence a good antidote for a fat-related disease such as hypertension.

Scientist: Quail meat an antidote for hypertension

Dr Yemi Popoola, Animal Scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says Quail meat contains low fat and low cholesterol, hence a good antidote for a fat-related disease such as hypertension.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo guber: I have no plans of dumping PDP after losing ticket – deputy...

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola, says he has no immediate plan to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after losing the party’s governorship primaries.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.
( standing in front row)Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (4th left); Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (3rd left); Deputy Inspector- General of Police, Michael Ogbizi (4th right); Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Hon. Justice Marshal Umukoro (right); His Royal Highness, Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor the II, Obi of Owa (3rd right); Brig. Gen. Ibahim Jallo (left); Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa (2nd left); and others, during the Inauguration of State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and State Community Policing Committee (SCPC), held at the Banquet Hall, Government House ,Asaba. Friday

Delta governor inaugurates committees on community policing

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, inaugurated two committees on community policing, saying it was in response to yearnings of citizens for local policing apparatus to check rising security challenges in the state.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo is targeting Pele’s goalscoring record, calling the Juventus forward’s drive ‘out of this world.’

Gary Neville: Cristiano Ronaldo wants to break Pele record

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo is targeting Pele’s goalscoring record, calling the Juventus forward’s drive ‘out of this world.’
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson ascribes Supreme Court victory to God

The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has ascribed the verdict of the Supreme Court which returned the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Douye Diri, as the governor elect, to the mercies of God.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto reruns: Governor Tambuwal sues for peaceful conducts

Ahead of the January 25 re-run and supplementary elections scheduled to hold in Sokoto state, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity.
Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

MURIC: Boko Haram’s attempt at stoking religious war with Reverend Andimi’s execution has failed

An Islamic rights group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has reacted to the execution by Boko Haram on Tuesday, of Reverend Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari greets Senator Ahmad Lawan at 61

President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly felicitated with Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on his 61st birthday, on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki reacts to revocation of father’s land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.