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Enugu commissioner: Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium can host international matches

Mr Manfred Nzekwe, Enugu State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, has said that the facilities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, were functional and up to standard of hosting international matches.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at the G7 foreign ministers meeting in London, Britain May 5, 2021. Ben Stansall-Pool via REUTERS

US: West must be ‘very careful’ about Chinese investment

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies and think very carefully about investments in strategic assets.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP Baba commends media role in the society

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has commended the role played by journalists in the country’s quest to battle the dreaded COVID-19 saying just like the security personnel, some journalists too paid the supreme price in the course of carrying out their duties.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister: 30% of women, girls experience sexual abuse in Nigeria

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Pauline Tallen, has said 30 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15-49 experience different forms of sexual abuse.
Javi Martinez admits the time is approaching for him to experience “something new”, with the World Cup winner approaching the end of his contract at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich confirm Javi Martinez will leave in the summer after nine-years

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Javi Martinez will bring the curtain down on his trophy-laden nine-year career at Allianz Arena this summer.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

Nigerian legislators urged to be transparent, accountable

Olumide Ojo, Private Sector Investment Programme Manager of OXFAM, has called on legislators across all tiers of government to embrace transparency and accountability for the Nigerian economy’s growth.

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea midfielder: Thomas Tuchel demands hard work from us

Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, has described manager, Thomas Tuchel, as a ‘very disciplined and result-oriented strategist.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC, Google partner on ‘Eko for Show’ project

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) plans to partner with Google Arts and Culture on a project tagged `Eko for Show’, to showcase what makes Lagos a centre for creativity.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Euro 2020: Arsene Wenger calls for Karim Benzema return to France’s squad

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for the sensational return of striker Karim Benzema to France’s squad for Euro 2020, saying his exile is due to a ‘non-sport problem’.
Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is seen during a talk with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea.
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Rising oil price puts more pressure on NNPC’s finances

Crude oil extended its gains at the weekend after closing at a six-week high with signs of strengthening demand in key markets, thereby piling more pressure on the ability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to contribute to the Federation Account.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Airline operator canvases N500 billion aircraft leasing coy

For local airlines to survive and keep afloat in their flight operations, there is need for the Federal Government to set up aircraft leasing company, up to the tune of N500 billion, that will help to strengthen the airlines in the country.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.

Benue journalists condemn arrest of colleague

The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ) has condemned in strong terms, the illegal arrest and detention of its member, Mr. Sunday Ode, a senior State House correspondent with Peoples Daily newspaper by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

Senator Bwacha: Nigeria sliding into anarchy

Following rising security challenges bedeviling the country, the Senate deputy minority leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has said that Nigeria is sliding into the state of anarchy and needs prayers for God intervention.

Segun Adeniyi: Devolution of power alone can’t solve Nigeria’s problems

The chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Olusegun Adeniyi, says devolution of power is not the only solution to Nigeria’s problems.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NLC urges Kano governor to settle N26 billion outstanding pension, gratuities

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees.
The State Commissioner of Power and Petroleum Development, Dr. John Etim made the call in Uyo.

Akwa Ibom calls for continued relationship between host communities, companies

The Akwa Ibom State Government has called for continued relationship between host communities and companies operating in their areas.
The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, yesterday gave an assurance that the Ijaws would not be instigated into any war with their neighbours.

Delta monarch assures Ijaws won’t be instigated into another war with neighbours

The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, yesterday gave an assurance that the Ijaws would not be instigated into any war with their neighbours.
The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps has dispatched 33 volunteers to Uganda and is set to deploy another 33 to Tanzania by next week, in response to the humanitarian need to cushion the effects of the biting economic downturn resulting from COVID-19.

Nigerian government deploys aid volunteers to needy African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps has dispatched 33 volunteers to Uganda and is set to deploy another 33 to Tanzania by next week, in response to the humanitarian need to cushion the effects of the biting economic downturn resulting from COVID-19.

Kwara distributes biosecurity equipment to poultry farmers

The equipment, which comprised disinfectants, motorised sprayers, wheelbarrows, shovels, biosecurity kits and gloves among others, are aimed at preventing the spread of bird flu in the state.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Nollywood actress Oloruntimilehin Bukola aka Kiitan finally has opened up on how she was molested at a very tender age.

Nollywood actress: My childhood experience with a pedophile

Nollywood actress Oloruntimilehin Bukola aka Kiitan finally has opened up on how she was molested at a very tender age.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

House mandates IGP to take over Iniubong Umoren’s rape, murder case

House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alkali Baba, immediately commission and take over the investigation and prosecution of the suspect’s killers or Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren in Akwa Ibom State.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor urges President Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Delta State Governor and Chairman of South-South Governors’ Forum, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) without further delay.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Central bank issues security alert to staff

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has alerted its staff of plan by some undesirable elements to kidnap for ransom.
FILE PHOTO: Travelers walk through a pick-up area in the arrivals section at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, U.S. April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

U.S. lifts Ebola-related DRC travel restrictions

The Biden administration on Friday said it had lifted travel restrictions for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but left them in place for Guinea travelers over address Ebola concerns.