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FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.

Stakeholders proffer solutions to building collapse

To ensure Nigeria achieve a significant reduction in the cases of collapsed buildings, stakeholders in the building industry have reiterated pathways to the solutions.
Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Imo.

VP Osinbajo: We must reject agents of anarchy

Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Imo.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

Imo: IGP advises officers to deal with bandits ruthlessly

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has charged officers of the Police Command in Imo not to give up on the fight against banditry, stating that the fight was non-negotiable.

Akwa Ibom court strikes out suit against Addax Petroleum

The High Court of Akwa Ibom State on 15th March, 2021, struck out the N166 billion suit of Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service against Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Group rejects gold for arms use of Zamfara aircraft

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Development, has described as hoax and lie from the pit of hell, the allegations that Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle, was using an aircraft to take out gold and bring in arms and ammunitions for bandits.

Dangote fertiliser to train South East farmers

Dangote Fertiliser has promised to train farmers in the South East geopolitical zone on better ways of farming to ensure bumper yields.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it is working with relevant ministries departments and agencies for payment of N124 billion backlog of claims under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.

Official: Why South East businesses are not accessing federal government’s funds

Peter Njoku, Assistant Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Abuja, has blamed the inability of businesses in the South East to access federal government funds on the people’s suspicions of government programmes.
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 bills on restructuring, state police, others gaining support – spokesman

The clamour to restructure Nigeria and enthrone fiscal federalism may soon yield positive results as the House of Representatives is already in receipt of bills to realise the dreams.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House urges NSA to stop issuing licences for importation of explosives

The House of Representatives has asked the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to immediately stop issuing licences to oil serving companies for the importation of explosives.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nasarawa gold mining: Minister warns against Zamfara experience

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, yesterday said the ministry had resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara State experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of the gold mining in that state (Zamfara).
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari: Criminals in mining industry funding insecurity to undermine Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that criminals have infiltrated the mining industry in the country.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate advocates stiffer penalties for employers involved in ill treatment of employees, child labour,...

The Senate on Tuesday, passed for second reading, a Bill which seeks to review the Labour Act to provide stiffer penalties for various offences ranging from ill treatment of workers by employers, modern slavery, child labour to discrimination against women in the work place.

Firm, workers flee site as illegal miners invade Edo community

There is tension at Dagbala in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, following the invasion of the sleepy town by over 1,000 miners excavating for gold with suspicious licenses.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Lawmakers call for reopening of Aminu Kano airport

Members of the House of Representatives from Kano and Jigawa States have appealed to the Federal Government to reopen the International wing of Malam Aminu Kano Airport.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government to disburse N200 million to 100 artisanal miners

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is considering disbursing N200 million to 100 artisanal miners to boost mining activities in Nigeria.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Minister urges mining companies to prioritize host communities’ welfare

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Saturday, urged mining companies to prioritize the welfare of host communities for smooth operations.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello on Monday.

Nigerian government to establish gold processing factory in Kogi

As a demonstration of its commitment to job creation and a robust economy, the Federal Government has started arrangements for the establishment of a gold processing cluster in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi State.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor asks federal government to grant state police, resource control to states

As part of efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on federal government to devolve power by granting governors resource control, state police and a decentralised judiciary.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Insecurity: Kaduna governor demands establishment of state police

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has lent his voice with national analysts calling for the devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 states in the country.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, gave the hint at a meeting with the Mining and Solid Minerals Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abuja.

Nigerian government throws weight behind mining companies with incentives

The Federal Government has thrown weight behind mining companies with mouth-watering incentives in order to diversify the economy, encourage massive investments and create jobs.

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NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

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The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo government reports former deputy governor to police

Former Ondo state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has been reported to the police over his refusal to return four official vehicles.
FILE PHOTO - A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine April 16, 2021. REUTERS-Serhiy Takhmazov-File Photo

Russia to expel Ukrainian diplomat as tensions simmer

Russia accused a Ukrainian diplomat on Saturday of trying to obtain classified information and ordered him to leave the country by April 22, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two neighbours.

NUJ to partner British Council on training of journalists

The Federal Capital Territory Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to collaborate with the British Council Media Hub (BCMH) on the training of journalists especially in the area of Presentation and Scrip Writing.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

NPFL: Ahmed Musa to play for free at Kano Pillars

Musa, 28, signed for the four-time Nigerian champions under the Elite Players Programme of the League Management Company, which encourages top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs.
Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Kelechi Iheanacho faces biggest challenge to deliver Leicester City FA Cup trophy

Kelechi Iheanacho faces a daunting challenge tomorrow as he hopes to shoot down Southampton in the FA Cup semifinal to move Leicester City a game closer to cup glory.