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Police arrest three suspects linked to attack on Yobe monarch

The police on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspects involved in the attack on the Emir of Potiskum, Umar Bubaram.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Group lauds President Buhari over NCC appointment

A socio-political group known as South-East Youths Development Initiative, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr Uche Onwude as a Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Oladipo Olasope, has knocked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over its alleged docility and unnecessary silence on the Anti-Hate Speech Bill that has passed second reading in the National Assembly.

Anti-Hate Speech Bill: Senior lawyer knocks NBA over alleged docility, unnecessary silence

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Oladipo Olasope, has knocked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over its alleged docility and unnecessary silence on the Anti-Hate Speech Bill that has passed second reading in the National Assembly.

Four killed, houses burnt in Rivers cult clashes

At least, four persons were reportedly killed in Okehi and three neighbouring communities in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State during clashes between rival cults.

Four feared dead in Rivers cult clash

At least four persons are feared killed and many houses razed as two rival cult groups engaged in battle of supremacy in Sime Etche communuties in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers state.

Ecobank Nigeria announces appointment of key officers

Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of key Management Officers across various levels. Amongst those appointed are Kenneth Okere, who is now the Company Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel; Ibukunoluwa Oyedeji, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Abiola Aderinola, Financial Controller; Adetokunbo Uko, Treasurer and Akintunde Dawodu, Chief Compliance Officer and Head, Compliance & Control.
The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s father passes on at 91

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Anti-corruption unit calls for transparency, ethical transactions in forex trading

The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit, has called for transparency and ethical dealing in the Nigerian forex market trading, stressing that transparency and ethical dealings will enhance the growth of the foreign currency trading in the country.

Ecobank appoints Nana Abban as consumer banking chief

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Nana Araba Abban as Group Head, Consumer Banking with immediate effect.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints 27 more aides

The appointees include: Special Adviser on Administration, Odofin David Seun; Special Adviser on Political Matters, Olanrewaju Smart; Special Adviser on Special Duties, Badmus Olufunmi; Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Osazee Melody Ogundijie; Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Raphael Nnana Igbokwe; and Special Assistant on Gender Equality, Fatima Kakuri.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde appoints Olubamiwo Adeosun as SSG

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday announced the Country Implementation Lead of the Shell Business Operations (SBO), Nigeria, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the reappointment of Mr. Abba Anwar as his Chief Press secretary.

Governor Ganduje appoints Ali Makoda as chief of staff

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has appointed the immediate past Commissioner for Environment, Ali Makoda, as Chief of Staff.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Governor Obaseki appoints Julius Anelu as acting Accountant-General

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Julius Osemen Anelu as the state Acting Accountant-General.
Tayo Ayinde

Babajide Sanwo-Olu makes first appointment, names Ayinde Chief of Staff

Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who will be sworn-in as the 10th governor of the state has appointed Mr. Tayo Ayinde as his Chief of Staff.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

41st Convocation: Ahmadu Bello university to honour Aliko Dangote, Hassan Sunmonu

The authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, will confer a Honorary Doctorate Degree on Alhaji Aliko Dangote during its 41st convocation slated for Saturday, April 27.
In this file photo taken on February 6, 2019, David Malpass speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his candidacy to lead the World Bank during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump's administration, was officially chosen on April 5, 2019, as the 13th president of the World Bank. Malpass' selection by the bank's board of directors followed an (AFP/Brendan Smialowski )

World Bank selects David Malpasd as new president

The Executive Directors of the World Bank have unanimously selected David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group for a five-year term to begin on April 9.

Lagos Police command gets new spokesperson

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has appointed DSP Bala Elkana as the new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.