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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister: Nigeria won’t stop borrowing

Notwithstanding Nigeria owing $86.39 billion (N32.9 trillion) to external creditors, the nation will continue to borrow to finance infrastructural development, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said yesterday.
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OPL 310: Optimum’s default clause termination letter invalid – Lekoil

An oil and gas E&P company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, Lekoil, yesterday maintained that a letter written by Optimum Petroleum Development Company, operator of the Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 310, proposing to terminate the Cost and Revenue Sharing Agreement (CRSA) executed for the facility, remains invalid.

Delta government concessions Asaba airport

Delta State Government, Tuesday, signed concession agreement Asaba Airport Company Limited for the concession of the Asaba International Airport for a period of 30 years, exempting the concessionaire from payment of tax for five years.
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Oyo APC urges Governor Makinde to investigate, prosecute perpetrators of Sasa market clash

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde, to take proactive steps by making those found culpable in the Yoruba and Hausa clash of last Friday at Sasa community in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state to face the wrath of the law.
A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.

Group backs nomination of ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.

ADAPHAI: Engaging ex-service chiefs will boost fight against insurgency

The Coordinator of Advocacy for Advancement of Peace and Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI), Sulaimon Suberu has said engaging ex service chiefs has dual positive impacts on the fight against insurgency.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA re-asserts independence of FAs from third party interference

World football–governing body, FIFA, has once more emphasised its zero tolerance for third party and political interference in the affairs of its Member Associations, declaring unambiguously that such would, without fail, always attract heavy sanctions from the world body, including the suspension of the affected Member Association.
Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony

Super Eagles boss wants Ahmed Musa to sort out his career before Afcon qualifiers

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr hopes to see his captain Ahmed Musa back to action ahead of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

Constitution review: House of Reps steps down motion to obtain 2014 National Conference report

The House of Representatives at plenary Wednesday, stepped down a motion to obtain the report of the 2014 National Conference with the purpose of including it in the ongoing constitutional amendment process of the National Assembly.
Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa to complete West Brom move ‘in next few days’

Musa has already visited Albion’s Walsall training ground and, having been checked over by the club’s medical and sports science staff, is now awaiting a decision from Albion as regards to a deal that is expected to run until the end of the campaign.

SEC releases rule on registration for nominee function

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new rules requiring all persons not registered by the Commission as Custodians, carrying on the business of Nominee and holding securities including equities, money market and fixed income securities, derivatives etc. except Pension Assets, on behalf of actual owners to apply to the Commission for registration as a Nominee.

MCO chief: No waivers for mining title defaulters

The Mining Cadestre Office (MCO) said no waivers for mineral title holders that failed to pay annual service fees.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA Council Bureau extends temporary measures for players’ release and registration

In the context of the challenges that remain in place for both international and domestic football due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the FIFA Council, on Friday, provided additional flexibility with regards to the release of players for national team duty and the registration of players with clubs in competitions that remain disrupted by the pandemic.

Bishop Kukah urges clerics to go beyond sermons in fight for justice, peace

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah has asked church leaders to go beyond delivering sermons and issuing multiple statements in their fight for justice, peace, and reconciliation in the nation.

Defection: Court fixes date to hear PDP’s suit against ex-Speaker Dogara

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, slated March 9 to hear a suit the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, filed to declare the seat of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, vacant following his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Nigeria has over 100 molecular laboratories

Nigeria can now boast of over 100 molecular laboratories for the testing of COVID-19 in the country, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha, has said.
A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be established at the State House Clinic, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said on Tuesday in Abuja.

PTF: State House clinic to get coronavirus testing lab

A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be established at the State House Clinic, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said on Tuesday in Abuja.

Task force arrests 40 alleged violators of sanitation laws in Ibadan

A task force on environmental sanitation in Oyo on Saturday arrested 40 persons in Ibadan for allegedly violating the environmental sanitation laws.
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Lagos IRS extend deadline for filing of annual tax returns

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended the deadline for the filing of employer’s annual tax returns by an additional two weeks to February 14, 2021.
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Analysis: Robinhood and Reddit protected from lawsuits by user agreement, Congress

Robinhood Markets Inc’s user agreement is likely to protect the brokerage app from a barrage of lawsuits filed by customers after it blocked a frenzied trading rally in companies such as GameStop Corp that was fueled on social media forums.
West Ham United are prepared to listen to offers for Issa Diop this summer.

Report: Liverpool have enquired about West Ham’s Issa Diop

According to The Athletic, Liverpool are looking at a loan signing or a free transfer as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his defence ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, and sources close to West Ham United centre-back Issa Diop claim that they have enquired about the French defender.
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Facebook oversight board overturns hate speech, pandemic misinformation takedowns

Facebook’s Oversight Board has issued its first round of rulings, upholding one removal and overturning four decisions involving hate speech, nudity, and misinformation. Together, the rulings take an expansive view of what users can post under the current policies, based on concerns about vague rules and protecting freedom of expression online.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over a week and the third since December in Nigeria's north, where a surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread breakdown of security.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu governor assures new AIG, Zone 13 of support

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has assured the new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Dunukofia, Anambra State, AIG Mohammed Hafiz, of his administration’s continued support to enable the zone perform more effectively.
The Conservator-General of National Parks Service, Ibrahim Musa Goni, has lamented inadequate manpower to secure parks nationwide.

NPS calls for more manpower to secure national parks

The Conservator-General of National Parks Service, Ibrahim Musa Goni, has lamented inadequate manpower to secure parks nationwide.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Northern governors to wade into spat between Samuel Ortom, Bala Mohammed

The Northern State Governors Forum has expressed commitment to ending the nomadic grazing of cattle across the country as part of measures to resolve the herders-farmers conflict and end the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Oyo coronavirus death toll now 110

Oyo on Wednesday recorded four COVID-19 related deaths, bringing to 110, the total number of deaths linked to the pandemic in the state.