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Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor inaugurates committee to tackle illegal mining

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has inaugurated the Osun Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) to tackle illegal mining activities in the state.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

Nigerian government to clamp down on individuals, bodies sponsoring upheavals

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to henceforth clamp down on individuals and groups sponsoring upheavals with the sole aim to destabilise the nation.
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.
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.
FILE PHOTO - Representations of virtual currency bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Global chip shortage hits China’s bitcoin mining sector

A global chip shortage is choking the production of machines used to “mine” bitcoin, a sector dominated by China, sending prices of the computer equipment soaring as a surge in the cryptocurrency drives demand.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Iranian health officials have warned that high levels of pollution will exacerbate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already caused more deaths in Iran than in any other country in the Middle East [Majid Asgaripour-Reuters]

Iran’s smog, blackouts made worse by power-sapping crypto mining

Cities across Iran have been cloaked in thick layers of toxic smog and darkened by blackouts, as the alleged use of low-quality fuel and power-sucking cryptocurrency mining deepen the country’s hardships.
Glencore PLC on Thursday halted a number of smaller mines due to government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus but added its larger operations were not materially impacted.

Zambia plans to revoke Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines licences

Zambia plans to revoke the mining licences of Glencore subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) because the company did not give enough notice before suspending its mining operations due to the coronavirus crisis and other problems.

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Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: No separatist group can annex Rivers

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has told those capitalising on the hospitality of the Rivers people to hatch their secessionist agenda to take such clandestine activities elsewhere.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ certified Gold in the US, sets new Nigerian record

Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy’s single “Ye” has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better.

Conservator-general: National parks not haven for criminals

The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Parks Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Goni, has said that parks in the country were not hideouts for criminals.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly to repeal NIPOST Act

Barring any last-minute change, the National Assembly (NASS) has concluded plans to repeal the establishing law of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) and re-enact the law to grant the agency the status of a commission.
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Benue governor acknowledges ActionAid’s support for IDPs

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the support of ActionAid Nigeria to the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue, in terms of provision of relief materials, interventions in health and other areas.

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Gareth Bale’s hat-trick gave Tottenham a comfortable 4-0 victory over relegated Sheffield United as they maintained their pursuit of European football.

Gareth Bale hits hat-trick in Tottenham’s humiliation of Sheffield United

Gareth Bale’s hat-trick gave Tottenham a comfortable 4-0 victory over relegated Sheffield United as they maintained their pursuit of European football.
Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy)

Simy Nwankwo: I’m not desperate to play for Super Eagles

Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo says it will be great to play for the Super Eagles again but he is not desperate to see that happen.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Official: Resident doctors may suspend planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has indicated its willingness to suspend its planned strike billed to commence on Friday, May 7.
Bodies of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims are cremated on the bank of Bagmati River as the country recorded the highest daily increase in deaths since the pandemic began, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 3, 2021. REUTERS-Navesh Chitrakar

Nepal appeals for coronavirus vaccines as cases rise

Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU opposes fee increase in Kaduna university

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University (KASU) Chapter, says 75 per cent of the university’s students may drop out of school due to the monumental increase in tuition fees.