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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Ramadan: Sultan asks Muslims to look out for moon Monday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government issues health warning over outbreak of avian influenza

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has announced the outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in a cluster of poultry farms in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

President Buhari appoints Adedeji Zacch as NSDC scribe

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.
Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC assures members of fairness, transparency in Nasarawa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government area of Nasarawa State has assured members of fairness and transparency during the membership registration/validation exercise in the area.
FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Bill Gates advises Nigerian government against paying high price for coronavirus vaccines

American Philanthropist, Bill Gates, has advised the Nigerian Government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines.

Court dismisses suit challenging Ondo governor’s reelection

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed another suit challenging the validity of the emergence of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the July 20 primary election.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Hisbah arrests 53 teenagers over ‘immoral acts’ in Kano

According to him, the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday night at Lamido Crescent in Nassarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, for selling hard drugs and intoxicant.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC commends Kaduna governor for demolishing sex party house

Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for ordering the demolition of a house slated as venue for a sex party in Kaduna state.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Christmas: General Buratai worships with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday attended Christmas church service with troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Bunu Yadi in Yobe.
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 governor presents N213.9 billion budget for 2021

He said N120.7billion of it had been earmarked for capital expenditure, while N93.1 billion has been set aside for recurrent expenditure, pointing out that the government would strive for the full implementation of the budget.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos by-election: IPAC scores INEC low on voter education, mobilisation

The Inter-Party Advisory Council in Lagos State on Sunday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission needed to do more on voter education and mobilisation to deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-election: Senate is not a place for jokers – Senator Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Ortom: We‘ll incorporate youth’s views into governance

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday, said his administration will liaise with youth leaders in the state to incorporate views expressed at the ‘Benue Youth Summit’ into governance.

40,000 youths to benefit from IITA Young Africa Works project

No fewer than 40,000 youths in Nigeria will benefit from the Young Africa Works–International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) project, established to secure job in agri-food value chains.

NAICOM issues licences to seven insurance firms to deepen the market

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has issued its first licence in 35 years to a reinsurance company.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister: New sports policy key to transforming Nigerian sports

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the country’s new Sports Industry Policy will serve as catalyst for transforming sports into a big business sector when operational.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 169 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 169 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC: Take handcraft seriously, desist from crime, frivolous activities

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), on Tuesday advised Nigerian youths to embrace handcraft to enable them to remain creative and productive rather than engage in frivolous activities and social vices.
The state’s Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said this while declaring open, the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting in Kano.

Kano government to recruit 2,000 teachers to teach in girls’ schools

The Kano State Government on Monday said it had commenced plans to recruit and deploy 2,000 teachers to teach in all girls’ schools across the state.
The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has criticised the overdependence on importation in Nigeria.

NAFDAC warns against overdose of allergy drugs

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the general public to be careful of taking more than recommended doses of popular over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicines.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor condemns killing of APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate.

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Washington, DC’s police department has confirmed its servers have been breached after hackers began leaking its data online, The New York Times reports.

‘Fraudsters’ hack company’s account, transfers N78.8 million

Hoodlums suspected to be internet fraudsters have allegedly hacked the account of a company, Great Wall Exchange, and successfully transferred N78,852,881 from the account.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun to benefit from federal government’s agric pilot programmes

This development was disclosed by the executive secretary, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), Paul Ikonne, when he led the management of the Authority to the office of the state governor in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police: Jigawa records 35 rape cases in four months

The police n Jigawa State on Wednesday said they recorded 35 rape cases in the state between January and April this year.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.

Iker Casillas suffers new ‘heart attack’

Legendary Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has suffered a new suspected heart attack that landed him in the emergency room.

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UNICEF: Children access to immunization in Northeast a right

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said access of children in Nigeria northeast states to immunization and other health services was a fundamental human right.
The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.

Nigeria hosts six-nation Aisha Buhari Cup

Six of the best women football playing nations in Africa, including South Africa, Cameroun, Mali, Morocco, and Ghana will converge on Nigeria for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament billed to hold in September.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Impeachment: APC threatens to expose Father Mbaka

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country, threatening to expose him to the Pope.

PDP: President Buhari haunted by leadership failure

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the allegation by the Buhari Presidency that some Nigerians were plotting a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership, as a resort to blackmail in the face of leadership failure.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Grobank formally becomes Access Bank South Africa

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was finalised after Access Bank’s acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa.