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2019: PDP’s victory in Oyo shocked opposition – deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan has disclosed that the victory recorded in 2019 by the present administration under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde remained a big surprise to some people, particularly the opposition parties.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: This democracy must not fail

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigerians, from all walks of life, whether in government or as professionals, must rededicate themselves to the protection of democracy.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.
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.

Senate president: National Assembly will never pass law to suppress press freedom

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day on Monday, May 3, 2021, assuring that the current National Assembly will never pass any law that will suppress press freedom in the country.
FILE PHOTO - Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 school girls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian government advised to take proactive steps in tacking kidnapping of students

The Chief Executive officer of Afrinvest Ltd, Lagos, Ike Chioke, has advised Federal Government to adopt more proactive security measures in curbing kidnapping of students in various schools 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.

Workers Day: Senate president urges labour to consider higher national interest always

Ahead of the May 1 Workers Day celebration, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, Senator urged organised labour to always look at the larger picture and consider higher national interest in their responses to government policies and actions.
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.

May Day: Senate president salutes Nigerian workers

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian workers as they join the rest of the world in commemorating the International Workers Day.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

Senator Tinubu vows to sustain Nigeria’s progressive agenda beyond 2023

Sen Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed strong support for the progressive agenda in Nigeria, with a promise to sustain it beyond 2023.
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Sheikh Gumi: Nigerians’ll regret it if Isa Pantami is removed

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, says Nigerians will regret it if embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, is removed from office. Gumi, who recently met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and...
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha: Injustice, failed family system responsible for insecurity

Former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has blamed the rising insecurity in the country on injustice and failed family system occasioned by the indifference to the role of women in nation-building by politicians.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Islamic council knocks CAN president for linking minister to terrorism

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has described the call by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, that the Department of State Services (DSS) should probe the alleged link of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to terrorism, as an attempt to tarnish the image of Islam.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCTA bans farming activities, illegal markets on airport expressway

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned farming activities, street trading and illegal motor parks on fringes of the Umar Musa Yar’adua Expressway, leading to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Gani Adams: Nigeria ruling class averse to restructuring

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said the agitation for restructuring has metamorphosed into self-determination.
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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government registers 5.7 million farmers nationwide

The Federal Government says it has registered no fewer than 5.7 million farmers nationwide in an effort to bring them closer to the government.
The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus on the challenges facing rural and vulnerable women.

Group urges new NCWD chief to focus on rural women

The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus on the challenges facing rural and vulnerable women. This is contained...
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.

Igbo group: President Buhari the main reason Nigeria unsafe

An Igbo group has heaped all the blame for the security crisis in Nigeria on President Muhammad Buhari, saying his policy of sectionalism, nepotism , aloofness and support for killer herdsmen bred the crisis.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nobody can stop Bishop Kukah from speaking against bad governance

Emeritus, Catholicolic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Monday, said that nobody can stop the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, from speaking against bad governance in the country.
Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology said this on Thursday at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop on STI Policy Design and Review Processes- Recent Advances and Methodologies in Abuja.

Minister: How Nigeria can develop sophisticated technologies

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, has said that the strides the ministry had made as a result of the National Leather Products Policy was helping to boost the country’s economy.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: My politics centred on national development, human progress

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has stated that national development and human progress are the mainstay of his political life, saying he looks forward to a nation where the government will positively touch the lives of the people.
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, Friday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a challenge on his eligibility for the office.

Senator urges Nigerian youths to contribute to nation-building

National Speaker of the YAN Shuaibu Sani described the event as epoch making. According to him, youths have been doing everything practically possible to carve a niche for themselves, and leave enviable footprints in the sands of time. He stressed that such lofty ambition could not be achieved if they continued to remain in their comfort zones.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Northern governors felicitate with Asiwaju Tinubu at 69

The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated APC National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the occasion of his 69th birthday.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: We are battle-ready for hoodlums – police

The police in Ogun have warned hoodlums planning to attack stations in the state to shun such intentions in order not to face the wrath of the law.
Arta Solar, the Djibouti club captained by former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, suffered a humiliating 9-1 CAF Confederation Cup defeat on Friday by Al Mokawloon Al Arab in Egypt.

Former Arsenal star sets up construction company in Cameroon

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song sets up a construction company in Cameroon.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Nyesom Wike: Nasir El-Rufai is reaping evil he planned against Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday attacked Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saying he is reaping the evil he planned against Rivers.
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Henry Nwosu: Simy Nwankwo must look beyond Crotone next summer

Former Nigerian midfielder Henry Nwosu has advised Super Eagles striker, Simy Nwankwo to look beyond Crotone and join a better club next season.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Shiite protesters stab police officer to death in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said one of its officers, ASP Ezekiel Adama, was on Friday stabbed to death during a violent protest in Abuja.