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OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
Former Lagos State governor from 1979 to 1983, Lateef Kayode Jakande, has passed on.

Lagos senators want President Buhari to name Gwarimpa estate after Lateef Jakande

The Senators who raised a point of order presented on their behalf by Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Olamilekan Adeola, at Wednesday plenary, noted that Jakande, as Minister of Works and Housing during the late General Sani Abacha administration, conceptualised the construction of the estate, considered to be the biggest in West Africa.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Ambassadorial appointment: I have no word for opposition – General Buratai

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Sunday night said he performed creditably well during his tenure to the extent that appreciative officers at Army Headquarters compiled a dossier of the numerous projects and Infrastructural development he embarked all over the country.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

The Priest and the President

Let’s go back in time to May 2004, when the lands of Yelwa-Shendam, in Plateau State, had turned crimson. Primitive fury and hatred were unleashed, leading to internecine bloodbath.
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Delta: NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 2020 disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced direct distribution of relief items to victims of the 2020 flood in 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Country (OPEC), Mohammad Barkindo, Saturday, warned that no economy is immune to the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the global crude oil market.

OPEC: Nigerian crude oil export earnings rebound by 116% in November

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said the Nigerian Crude oil export earnings rebounded by 116 per cent in November against 77 per cent in April 2020.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.

NEMA receives 109 Nigerians repatriated from Mali

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 109 stranded Nigerians repatriated from Mali at the International Wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja in Lagos.
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Nigeria records highest inflation rate in almost two years

Nigeria’s headline inflation rate for March 2020 rose marginally by 0.06 percent points higher than the 12.20 percent rate recorded in February.

President Buhari’s chief of staff gets private burial in Abuja

The Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who confirmed the story in a statement in Abuja, said that the body was handled according to the protocol put in place for the burial of Coronavirus victims by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Coronavirus: Plateau grants amnesty to 63 inmates

Banda said the amnesty was in line with the decision of the Federal Government to decongest the custodial centres in the country, as a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
In a communiqué issued at the end of a peace meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, read by the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Haruna Manu, they condemned the senseless killings in the two states over the years.

Benue, Taraba agree to end communal crisis

The Benue and Taraba state governments, yesterday agreed to end the protracted hostility between the Jukun and Tiv communities in the two states

NDDC: I am not amazed at President Buhari’s desecration of the law – Eric...

Niger Delta activist and lawyer, Mr Eric Omare, on Thursday, said he was not shocked at President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, saying, “he (Buhari) is a serial violator of the rule of law and known for his disrespect for other arms of government.”
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Supreme Court dismisses Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Insecurity: Tiv youth, Taraba governor trade blames

The Tiv Youth Council has called on security agencies to investigate the alleged involvement of Governor Darius Ishaku in the Julian/Tiv crisis in Taraba State.

TETFund institutional impact under threat – scribe

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, has said that, if care is not taken, the reason for the establishment of TETFund would soon be defeated.

N-Power: APC chieftain lauds achievements, wants federal government to sustain scheme

Nnanna Okoroafor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to sustain the present N-Power social investment programme.
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Nigerian Army to clamp down on IPOB, splinter groups to prevent disruption of election

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Monday, urged troops to clamp down on activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra and its splinter groups to prevent disruption of the forthcoming election.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Ikoyigate: EFCC fails to arraign ex-NIA chief Ayo Oke, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday failed to arraign the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade.

Senator Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara

The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Bunmi Olusona, has asked “loyal party members” to disregard the executives “handpicked” by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the congress in the state.

Why President Buhari is good for workers

Tuesday, May 1 is Worker’s Day all over the world and expectations are that questions will be asked of what Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria is doing to make life better for workers in the country.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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1. Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun’s club, Rangers have won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in ten years with a 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium.

Glasgow Rangers wins Scottish Premiership after 10 years wait

Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun’s club, Rangers have won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in ten years with a 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF condemns attacks on police formations

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has called on the attackers of police personnel and facilities in the country to stop their criminal activities.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
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Senator Saraki: President Buhari should provide leadership in tackling insecurity

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, called for a concerted effort to put an end to the myriads of problems facing Nigeria, saying the insecurity challenges in the country were beyond President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP fires DPO, senior officers

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu has fired DPO Ajao Estate Division and his senior officers for allowing night clubbing at Garbana Club on Sunday.