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N10 billion ‘scam’: PDP national chairman demands N1 billion, retraction

Following this week’s allegation of financial fraud to the tune of N10 billion made against Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Kassim Afegbua, the former, Thursday, demanded a retraction of the story and payment of N1 billion in damages from Afegbua.
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NDLEA seized N10 billion heroin, khat at Lagos, Kano airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano have intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over N10billion.

FIRS gives NLNG N20 billion tax waiver

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has granted the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company N20 billion tax waiver for the construction of Bodo Bonny Bridge in Rivers State.

Nigeria Customs generates N39 billion from import, processes $71m export

The Onne command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N39billion as revenue for the federal government for the first quarter of 2021.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

N60 billion mint: Niger Delta youths caution Edo governor to stop causing unnecessary tension

The Niger Delta Youth Council has said its attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Central Bank of Nigeria printed N60billion to augment funds from the Federation Account Allocation Committee shared to states in March.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Federal government should end ‘monetary rascality’

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has fired back at the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, insisting the Nigeria’s rising debt profile is alarming.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo APC faults governor’s comment on state of economy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, that Nigerian economy was in critical situation due to huge debt burden.

Customs generates N46.9 billion from vehicle importers in Lagos

The Ports Terminal Multservices Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N46.9billion from importers of new and used vehicles.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi: Anambra yet to pay my entitlements since I left office

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared that the state government has not paid his entitlement since he left office seven years ago.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi government releases N320 million for effective healthcare delivery services

In its efforts towards enhancing effective primary healthcare delivery services across the state, the Bauchi State Government has paid the sum of N320million as counterpart funding in the state.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

Nigerian government releases N288 billion for coronavirus intervention programmes

The federal government has released N288 billion out of the N599 billion appropriated for COVID-19 intervention programmes under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP).
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Agric loan: Governor Wike accuses CBN governor of denying Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday accused the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of denying Rivers state access to its agricultural loans.

Supreme Court affirms 10-year jail term for ex-governor Joshua Dariye

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the 10-year jail term passed on a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, who was convicted of criminal misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.
The Managing Director of Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank), Mr. Abba Bello, has disclosed that Nigeria has a huge solid minerals endowment with over 34 solid minerals available in commercial quantities.

NEXIM bank to unlock opportunities in mining sector

The Managing Director of Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank), Mr. Abba Bello, has disclosed that Nigeria has a huge solid minerals endowment with over 34 solid minerals available in commercial quantities.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye: N797 billion contract for reconstruction of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road outrageous

A Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Anti-Corruption Network, has called for further scrutiny of N797billion recently awarded as the cost of reconstruction of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road project to determine its actual cost.
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NDLEA nabs drug trafficker with N1 billion worth of ‘cocaine’

A transborder drug trafficker, 36-year-old Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu has been arrested in Sokoto by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, while trying to cross to Algeria through the Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine.
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EFCC arraigns Bestworth’s director for ‘misappropriation of N10.2 billion’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned a director of the defunct Abiodun Hassan before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court, Apo, for alleged misappropriation of over N10.2billion.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Benue farmers tackle Plateau governor over AK-47 comment

The Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Benue State chapter, Mr. Aondogu Saaku, has described the statement made by the Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, that both farmers and herdsmen carry sophisticated weapons, as despicable and insulting to farmers.
3. Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina at the federal high court after his extradition from Niger on Friday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Court fixes date to rule on Abulrasheed Maina’s fresh bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, slated February 25 to rule on fresh application the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charge, filed to be released on bail pending the conclusion of his trial.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote injects N10 billion into the education sector

As the Dangote Academy prepares to admit yet another set of student engineers, it can be revealed that the company has in the recent past injected over N10billion into the Nigeria’s educational sector.
A passenger plane flies over a Shell logo at a petrol station in west London, in this January 29, 2015 file photo. REUTERS-Toby Melville-Files

Oil spill: Shell sues Nigerian government over compensation claim

Royal Dutch Shell has filed a suit against the Nigerian government at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

FEC approves N2 billion for surveillance equipment for airports, waterways

The Federal Executive Council has approved about N2billion for the procurement of surveillance equipment for some airports and inland waterways in the country.

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China's probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet early Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly bold space ambitions and a history-making feat for a nation on its first-ever Martian mission.

NASA congratulates China on successful landing of spacecraft on Mars

NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen on Saturday extended congratulations on the successful landing of China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft on the Mars surface.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF supremo congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.
N'Golo Kante "cheats a lot", according to Paul Pogba, who has described the Chelsea star as a "smart kid" and a "cunning" player.

Paul Pogba: N’Golo Kante star is a ‘smart kid’ and a ‘cunning’ player

N'Golo Kante "cheats a lot", according to Paul Pogba, who has described the Chelsea star as a "smart kid" and a "cunning" player.
A man wearing a protective suit touches the body of his relative, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his cremation on the banks of the river Ganges at Garhmukteshwar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 6, 2021

Bodies of coronavirus victims among those dumped in India’s Ganges – document

Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government said in a letter seen by Reuters, the first official acknowledgement of an alarming practice it said may stem from poverty and fear of the disease in villages.
A demonstrator shows the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as U.S. makes appeal

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar's junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops backed by artillery, a member of the group said on Sunday.

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NASFAT shocked over Pastor Adeboye son’s demise

The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.

WHO cautions on excessive speed to reduce road accidents

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday cautioned drivers on excessive speed to reduce road accidents globally.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Fitr: Police assure of adequate security in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has assured citizens of maximum security at Eid praying grounds and recreation centres, as Muslims celebrate Eid-el Fitr.
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Tottenham warn Jose Mourinho on Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

According to The Mirror, Spurs have told former manager Mourinho he will not be able to sign Eric Dier or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg next season at Roma.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win with Leicester City

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.