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French President Emmanuel Macron, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burha attend the International Conference in support of Sudan at the Temporary Grand Palais in Paris, May 17, 2021

Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference

International Monetary Fund member countries have agreed to clear Sudan’s arrears to the institution, France’s president said on Monday, removing the final hurdle to the African nation getting wider relief on its external debt of at least $50 billion.

DPR’s oil, gas alternative resolution centre begins operation

The Oil and Gas Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (ADRC) set up by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has begun sitting to reduce the number of cases that get to the regular courts.

SON to unveil energy standards for meters, solar power components

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has announced plans to unveil new energy standards aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.

Security agencies urged to probe Banji Akintoye’s letter on ‘plans’ to attack Southwest

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday hosted Chad’s military ruler, Mahamat Deby, in Abuja. At the event, the Nigerian leader did not condemn the coup that brought Mr Deby to power but said Nigeria will assist Chad to stabilize and return to constitutional order.

President Buhari hosts Chadian interim leader, assures him of support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help that country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military Council President, Lt General Mahamat Deby last month.
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.

House: Speaker Gbajabiamila didn’t oppose Southern governors’ call for restructuring, ban on open grazing

The House of Representatives has clarified that the Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, did not oppose the southern governors’ calls for restructuring and ban on open grazing.
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari assures Chadian leader of Nigeria’s support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help the country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military President Mahamat Itno in April 2021.

USAID-funded project engages military, others to safeguard Nigeria

A USAID funded project, Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project, has held a dialogue session with the military, police, civil society organizations (CSOs), government, media, and other stakeholders as part of its dialogue series aimed at strengthening collaboration for safeguarding civic space in Nigeria.

INEC creates 440 additional polling units in Bayelsa

As part of its voter access expansion exercise, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that the Commission has created 440 additional polling units in Bayelsa State.
Mr Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture, said this at the 15th anniversary of Badagry Prime, a Town Hall Meeting and Award in Badagry.

Official: Lagos government to turn Badagry into Jerusalem of Nigeria

The Lagos State Government (LASG),on Monday said that it would turn the ancient town of Badagry into Jerusalem of Nigeria by constructing a befitting structure under the Agia Tree, where Christmas was first celebrated in 1842.
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, has released the 2019 May-June NBC-NTC examinations

NABTEB releases 2020 exam results

The National Business and Technical Examination Board has released the results for the 2020 Ordinary and Advanced level with 25,844 candidates scoring five credits and above with or without English Language and mathematics out of the 32,541 that sat for the exam.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Army recovers rifles as bandits’ leader escapes in Zamfara

Troops of the Nigerian Army have recovered AK-47 rifles and other ammunitions while raiding bandits’ camp in Zamfara State.
A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Nigerian troops neutralise 53 bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday night that its troops of 8 divisions, deployed for clearance Operations against armed bandits in Zamfara state and adjourning states have killed 5 Bandits’ Commanders and neutralized 48 others in separate gun battles under ‘Operation Mutane’.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN debunks report on unrest in relay teams’ US camp

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as a total fabrication the report in a national daily newspaper that the purported dropping of some coaches from Team Nigeria’s trip to the USA to secure qualifications for the relay events of the Tokyo Olympics is unsettling some athletes. The AFN described the story as a figment of imagination of the writer.

INEC creates 2,358 additional polling units in Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 2,358 additional polling units out of existing voting points in Plateau.

Senator Omo-Agege: Nigerian government‘ll end estimated billing syndrome in nation’s power sector

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.
Manchester United executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has promised the board will become “better listeners” in light of recent supporter protests.

Joel Glazer writes open letter to Manchester United supporters

Last weekend’s Premier League clash with Liverpool had to be postponed due to protests in and around Old Trafford against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club and their recent involvement in plans for a European Super League.

Reuben Abati: President Buhari running ‘a regime of secrecy’

The former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, says Nigeria is running “a regime of secrecy” under the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Experts laud extension of CBN Naira4Dollar scheme

Experts on Thursday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for extending the Naira4Dollar scheme expected to close on May 8.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Interior minister: We’re mindful of security situation in Nigeria

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said his ministry is mindful of current security situation in the country and understands the need to maintain proper synergy among the security agencies in the country.
Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq started the new year with a bang, netting a hat-trick for Almeria in the win against Ponferradina on Sunday.

Umar Sadiq: Almeria’s promotion more important than my goals

Almeria forward Umar Sadiq insists the club’s promotion to LaLiga from the Segunda Division is more important to him than his goals.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG sweat on Mbappe fitness for Man City Champions League clash

“I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino told reporters at a press conference on Monday just before his side’s last training session prior to the game.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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EFCC arrests former Kwara governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the immediate past governor of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, for questioning.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

Eid-el-Fitr: IGP orders police chiefs to ensure tight security

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Alkali Usman, yesterday ordered a nationwide deployment of police officers and other operational assets of the force to ensure tight security ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebration and beyond.
Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo has vowed to lay curses on her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha if he is found guilty of paedophilia.

Baba Ijesha traumatised in police detention – lawyer

Adesina Ogunlana, lawyer to Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha has said his client is traumatised in police detention.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu community rejects new monarch, seeks government’s intervention

The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State is far from over as several members of the community have disowned an igweship election reportedly held recently.
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 inaugurates committee to monitor ACJA

Gov. Bala Mohammmed of Bauchi, on Monday inaugurated a committee to monitor the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, in order to enhance speedy dispensation of justice in the state.