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1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit in Accra today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The Head of the Nigerian Mission in Burundi, Amb Elijah Onyeagba, announced this in a statement.

Nigeria, Burundi to sign agreements on trade, investment

Nigeria and Burundi are set to sign bilateral agreements on trade, investment, education, technology and tourism.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured the people of Ebonyi State that justice would be served in the case of persons recently killed by assailants in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

VP Osinbajo arrives Uganda for Yoweri Museveni’s 6th inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari sends delegation to Ghana over Nigerian traders’ plight

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a ministerial delegation be sent to Ghana to resolve the prolonged conflict between Nigerian traders and Ghanaian authorities.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that Diaspora voting may be realised soon.

Minister: Diaspora voting to start soon

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that Diaspora voting may be realised soon.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government distributes N80 million grant to 4,000 rural women in Niger

No fewer than 4,000 rural women in Niger have received N80 million in total under the Federal Government Special Cash Grant Project for rural women, a statement from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said.
Hon. Helen Grant, United Kingdom Trade Envoy to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria was the fastest growing economy in Africa.

Nigeria fastest growing economy in Africa – UK trade envoy

Grant said this at the two-day Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) organised by Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), in collaboration with Nigeria Diaspora Summit Initiative (NDSI).
As part of the ongoing stabilisation efforts of the Federal and State Governments, following the #EndSARS protest across the country, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada met on Saturday with stakeholders in Minna, the Niger State Capital.

#EndSARS: Ambassador Dada meets Niger stakeholders

As part of the ongoing stabilisation efforts of the Federal and State Governments, following the #EndSARS protest across the country, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada met on Saturday with stakeholders in Minna, the Niger State Capital.

MASSOB, South East governors, Ohanaeze, others demand 2023 Igbo presidency

The entire Igbo leaders, including South East Governors, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, pro-Biafra group, the political class, traditional and religious leaders of Igbo extraction, have demanded that the Igbo should be given the opportunity to be President of Nigeria in 2023
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#EndSARS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu

Igbo leaders have since Thursday afternoon been locked in an indoor meeting at Enugu government house.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, has appealed to youths to embrace peaceful dialogue in the course of their agitations against the disbanded SARS.

#EndSARS: Minister urges youths to embrace peace to foster development

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, has appealed to youths to embrace peaceful dialogue in the course of their agitations against the disbanded SARS.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo attends ECOWAS extraordinary session in Ghana

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Accra, Ghana, to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the situation in Mali.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari attends virtual ECOWAS session on Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in a virtual Extraordinary Session of the Economic Community of West Africa States’ (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government on the socio-political situation in Mali.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
RIYADH - The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday rejected Yemen separatists' declaration of self-rule over the country's south and demanded an end to any escalatory actions.

Saudi-led coalition rejects South Yemen self-rule declaration

The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday rejected Yemen separatists' declaration of self-rule over the country's south and demanded "an end to any escalatory actions."
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

India-Nigeria bilateral trade volume reaches $13. 9 billion

Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, said the trade volume between India and Nigeria increased to 13.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2018-2019.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Kano emir, Ekiti governor drum support for border closure

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State have said that the decision by Nigeria to close its border is part of the measures to preserve its foreign policy in the national interest.
Charles Owiredu

Ghanaian government begs Nigeria over border closure

The Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Charles Owiredu, yesterday, met with the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, over the continuous closure of the nation’s borders.
This was one of the highlights of a high-level meeting between the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 2

Nigeria, Vietnam agree on joint trade commission — in pictures

Nigeria and Vietnam on Wednesday night agreed on the establishment of a joint commission on trade and to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 ‘cultists’ in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said it arrested 15 suspected cultists in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

Jack Grealish's stock in the footballing world has been on the rise for quite some time now.
BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

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Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

NACCIMA: ABUAD industrial park will boost economy

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, yesterday commended the founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, for inaugurating the National Park, adding that, when completed, it would boost the economy of the state.

NSCDC: Unknown person cuts seven-year old boy’s hand in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, says it has discovered a seven-year old boy –Usman Abubakar– whose right hand has been cut off by yet to be identified person.
Long queues formed outside an NHS vaccination clinic at West Ham’s London Stadium in Stratford, east London (PA)

Thousands receive coronavirus jab at London stadium

Thousands of east Londoners received their first COVID-19 jab at a special pop-up NHS Vaccination Clinic at London Stadium on Saturday.
NBA club Boston Celtics are finalizing an agreement with Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to make him the franchise’s new coach, sources told ESPN.

Boston Celtics to appoint Nigerian as new coach

NBA club Boston Celtics are finalizing an agreement with Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to make him the franchise’s new coach, sources told ESPN.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.

Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets could play vs Poland – Span boss

Spain captain Sergio Busquets could play against Poland on Saturday despite only just returning to the squad after 12 days in quarantine, coach Luis Enrique said.