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President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari: We will fight banditry, kidnapping with all available resources

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will commit all available resources towards fighting banditry, kidnapping and murders being perpetrated by evil minded people across the country.
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari kicks as bandits kill 50 persons in Zamfara communities

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State, warning that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem atrocities committed by officers as he decried the unit’s proliferation.

President Buhari felicitates with PSC chair Musiliu Smith at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, on his 75th birthday.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has commended her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, for appointing one of her aides, Dr Hajo Sani, as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO.

Aisha Buhari commends president for appointing aide as UNESCO ambassador

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has commended her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, for appointing one of her aides, Dr Hajo Sani, as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO.

Presidency: We’ve not given up on missing Chibok girls

The Presidency yesterday revisited the issue of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno State, saying it has not given up on getting the girls released.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Imo attacks: President Buhari orders security agencies to go after perpetrators of anarchy

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all security and intelligence agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of all the perpetrators of the deadly attacks on both the Imo state Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri on Monday morning.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed details of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

President Buhari felicitates with Comrade Oshiomhole at 69

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as he marks his 69th birthday.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Senator blames federal government for House member’s death

A member of House of Representatives representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Mr. Haruna Maitala Friday passed on in a fatal road accident along the Abuja-Jos expressway.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Group declare seven days mourning Yinka Odumakin, others

Veteran Olawale Okunniyi, Convener of the June 12 Pro Democracy Movement of Nigeria has announced a 7 days mourning of Nigerian Pro Democracy Activists for the loss of Mr Yinka Odumakin, who passed to the great beyond this morning in Lagos after a brief illness.
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari, others express outrage over attack on Benue governor

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned Saturday’s attack on Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, and welcomed the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to unveil those behind the assassination bid with the aim of bringing them to book.
John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle both to Tanzanians and the world.

President Buhari Mourns Tanzania’s John Magufuli

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Tanzania over the demise of President John Pombe Magufuli.
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.

CBN appoints KPMG as InfraCorp’s transaction adviser portfolio

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appointed KPMG LLP as transaction adviser for the newly-created Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria Limited (InfraCorp).
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Grammys: Nigeria’s president congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, whose entry won the “Best Global Music Album” category in the 2021 Grammy awards, saying he has made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognise.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who updated him on the progress so far in the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.

President Buhari: VP Osinbajo a reliable, competent deputy

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as he marks his 64th birthday anniversary on Monday.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Fire ravaged Villa’s outside perimeter fence

The Presidency on Sunday clarified that a fire incident occurred outside the perimeter fence of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari greets predecessor Olusegun Obasanjo at 84

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday felicitated with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he marked his 84th birthday anniversary.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

VP Osinbajo seeks think-thank inputs in policies, projects

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said think-tanks play an important role in national development to unlock the mystery of failed or poorly implemented policies and projects, but more importantly, promote a practical, nitty-gritty guide to implementing projects and policies.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigerian government seeks asset manager for N15tn InfraCo fund

The federal government plans to hire an asset manager for its new Infrastructure Development Company (Infraco), designed to raise as much as N15 trillion ($36.7 billion) for infrastructural projects and to accelerate growth.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari mourns Saudi Arabia’s ex-oil minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Saudi Arabia’s longest serving Oil Minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who died at a London hospital at 90.
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pledges to rebrand, reform WTO

With her emergence yesterday as the first African and first female to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, unveiled her agenda, which include working with other members of the organisation in reforming and rebranding the global trade body.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo extols Lateef Jakande’s exploits in journalism

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, disclosed that the late former governor of Lagos State, Alh. Lateef Jakande served the country principally through journalism and through newspaper management before becoming an active politician.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians to resist any attempt to divide the nation saying Nigeria is better as one indivisible entity.

VP Osinbajo: We must resist all attempts to tear Nigeria apart

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians to resist any attempt to divide the nation saying Nigeria is better as one indivisible entity.

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Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
‘Sky Sport’ journalist Gianluca di Marzio reports that PSG have completed their deal for Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. They will pay 70 million euros for the player, who will earn a salary of 8 million euros a year as well as potentially another two in bonuses.

PSG complete Achraf Hakimi deal, official announcement imminent

‘Sky Sport’ journalist Gianluca di Marzio reports that PSG have completed their deal for Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. They will pay 70 million euros for the player, who will earn a salary of 8 million euros a year as well as potentially another two in bonuses.
Jadon Sancho is ‘confident’ of sealing a move to Manchester United this summer as the Premier League side work on a deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger.

Manchester United moves to seal deal on Jadon Sancho

English Premier League side Manchester United have made progress in their attempt to reach a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the Old Trafford-wanted Englishman Jadon Sancho, who is currently playing for the national team in the ongoing Euros 2020 competition.

CAF releases interclub competition details for next season

The continental Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has released the 2021/22 interclub season schedule which details the information relating to the list of countries that are allowed to enter two clubs in the 2021/22 campaign.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN chief: Lagos ready for open athletics championships

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa as well as the Chairman of the Lagos State Athletics Association (LAA), Solomon Alao are both optimistic ahead of Thursday’s Lagos Open Athletics Championship.

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Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises.
One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

Kebbi students ‘rescued’ as scores of bandits killed

Three days after the violent kidnap of more than 80 students, a majority of them girls, and five teachers at the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, federal troops late yesterday night were believed to have rescued the rest of the kidnapped victims.

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ondo

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Hon Bamidele Isibor, has been killed by gunmen.

Congo ends oil production-sharing agreements with Israeli investor Gertler

Democratic Republic of Congo has ended production-sharing agreements for two oil concessions with companies controlled by Israeli investor Dan Gertler, the hydrocarbons ministry said in a letter seen by Reuters on Sunday.
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15 kidnap victims escape from captivity in Niger

Not less than 15 people recently kidnapped by bandits in Tegina town of Niger state at the weekend escaped from their Abductors.