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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor calls for stakeholders’ intervention on insecurity

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said security challenges in the North-central of Nigeria has become worrisome and calls for stakeholders’ immediate intervention in order to curtail its degeneration to a state of lawlessness.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government laments desertification

The federal government has lamented that desert encroachment is having a great toll on the nation as it has severely affected states which produce over 95 per cent of Nigeria’s livestock population.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Abubakar Malami’s NGOs execute 236 water projects in Kebbi

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Chika Malami (SAN), Non Governmental Organizations, have executed 236 boreholes in some rural communities which are in need of water across the 21 local government areas in Kebbi State.

NGOs play for charity, seek funds to sponsor 100 girls’ education

No fewer than three Non-governmental organizations (NGO) yesterday played for charity in a football tournament as they geared to take 100 girl children to school.
Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages.

41 CSOs flay Nigerian government’s Twitter ban

Following the Federal Government suspension of Twitter, a microblogging social media platform, a consortium of 41 civil society organisations (CSOs) cutting across religious and human rights divides have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare himself as a military junta.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Coalition alerts Kano government on activities of religious group

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens and NGOs in Kano has called on the Kano State government to steer clear of the activities of a religious group in the state known as Coalition of Ulamas and NGOs.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

Eni: Nigerian government has not approved conversion of OPL 245 to mining licence

Eni, an Italian oil and gas company, says the federal government has not approved the conversion of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245 to an oil mining asset.
The Head of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has called on critical stakeholders in the anti-graft war to join hands with the Commission in tackling the menace of computer-related fraud in the country.

EFCC: Internet fraud now at very dangerous dimension in Nigeria

The Head of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has called on critical stakeholders in the anti-graft war to join hands with the Commission in tackling the menace of computer-related fraud in the country.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU disburses €10 million to combat human trafficking in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) says it has invested 10 million euros in Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM) Project in Nigeria.

Minister: No petrol price increase in June

Despite pressure, the Federal Government, Friday, said it would not increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, in June 2021 in order not to disrupt ongoing engagement with labour.

USAID engages stakeholders in Kebbi on markets safety for food nutrition

The United State Agency for International Development (USAID), has engaged stakeholders in municipal roundtable to design safety measure for markets for nutritious food in Kebbi State.
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.

NYPF boss hails AfDB on youth entrepreneurship development fund

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), has commended the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the launch of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Fund to support young Africans with easy access to funds to drive Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

US chides Nigeria over religious intolerance, insecurity

The United States Department of State, in its 2020 International Religious Freedom Report on Nigeria, noted that the constitution barred the federal and state governments from adopting a state religion, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides for individuals’ freedom to choose, practice, propagate, or change their religion.
In a conversation with Adebola Sanni, co-founder, Infibranches Technologies and the Group Head, Business Development & Partnerships at Swifta Systems and Services, she highlighted the growing awareness about the transformative power of fin-tech and how if properly harnessed can help address both problems of financial inclusion and the more pressing sustainability challenges in the area of affordable and reliable power supply needed to drive the growth of local economies.

Sustaining economic empowerment through financial inclusion, energy access

Financial inclusion and provision of sustainable energy is at a turning point in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. With a population of over 200 million, about 50 per cent of the total population live in rural areas, and only 39 per cent of those living in rural communities have access to electricity. This is in addition to over 40 per cent of the entire population who are financially excluded or underserved.

DRC: New accusations of sexual abuse against humanitarian workers

More than 20 Congolese women have claimed to have been sexually abused, in the form of job blackmail, by aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an investigation released Wednesday.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi registers indigent households impacted by coronavirus

Idris emphasised that the programme known as ”Rapid Response Register” (RRR), was designed as a shock response framework by the National Social Safety Net Programme (NASSP) in collaboration with the World Bank to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria Police

Experts: Nigeria’s 450,000 security officers grossly inadequate

As part of efforts to curb the security challenges bedevilling the country, the government has been urged to recruit more security personnel to help in the fight against insecurity.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC: NGOs moving cash in northeast must get clearance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is monitoring the movement of cash by nongovernment organisations in the north in efforts to trail financiers of terrorism.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Chad opposition calls for fresh anti-junta protests

Opposition parties and civil society groups in Chad said fresh protests would be held on Saturday against the junta that took power after longtime ruler Idriss Deby Itno died fighting rebels.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC to approve movement of funds by NGOs in Northeast

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday declared that movement of funds by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east must be approved by it.

NAOWA donates to inmates of Kaduna Correctional centre

The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), on Tuesday, donated items to inmates of Kaduna Medium Security Custodial Centre.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in Calabar at the end of a four-day training of relevant agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the management of GBV.

Official: Cross River will no longer compromise on issues of GBV

The Cross River Government has vowed that it will no long compromise on issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in...

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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.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé will require surgery on a knee injury picked up at Euro 2020.

Barcelona confirm surgery for Ousmane Dembélé

Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé will require surgery on a knee injury picked up at Euro 2020.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in Parliament, in London, Britain June 16, 2021. UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Handout via REUTERS

British premier suffers embarrassing by-election defeat

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat when his Conservative Party lost a parliamentary by-election on the outskirts of London, just a few miles from
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Barcelona boss: Leo Messi has to finish his career at Camp Nou

Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", with the Blaugrana boss expecting a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be announced "soon".
Algeria's election authority head Mohamed Chorfi speaks during a news conference to announce the results for the country's legislative elections in Algiers, Algeria June 15, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria’s Islamist MSP party ‘very satisfied’ with election results

Leader of Algeria’s Islamist party, known as the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) has said his party is ‘’very satisfied’’ with results of the elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

Indian premier writes Nigeria’s president on health benefits of Yoga

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, on health benefits of Yoga, particularly in boosting immunity and helping recovery from COVID-19.