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As Ghana’s Dec. 7 general elections approach, the majority of people have expressed confidence that voting will be held peacefully.

Ghanaians confident of peaceful general elections

On Monday, more than 17 million eligible Ghanaians are expected to cast their ballots at 38,622 polling stations across the country to elect a president and 275 members of parliament.
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday in Kano said the unity of this country was paramount to him.

Senator Tinubu: Unity of Nigeria paramount to me

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday in Kano said the unity of this country was paramount to him.
The mother of Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Madam Abigail Makinde, was, on Friday, interred in Ibadan, amidst emotional tribute from the governor.

Oyo governor buries mum amidst emotional tribute

The mother of Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Madam Abigail Makinde, was, on Friday, interred in Ibadan, amidst emotional tribute from the governor.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Children with disabilities most disadvantaged during pandemic

A new publication by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that children with disabilities were among the most disadvantaged during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigerian government inaugurates 16 board members for PENCOM

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated 16 members of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) board to proffer innovative and feasible solutions to the challenges of pension administration in Nigeria.
The Acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has clarified that the law to castrate rapists was enacted to serve both as a deterrent from committing the crime in the first place and to punish offenders.

Kaduna introduces sex offenders register to name, shame perpetrators

The Acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has clarified that the law to castrate rapists was enacted to serve both as a deterrent from committing the crime in the first place and to punish offenders.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Villarreal boss demands more from Samuel Chukwueze

Villareal manager Unai Emery has urged Samuel Chukwueze to improve his game so as to fulfill his huge potential for the club.
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senate committee blames ‘mis-employment’ for space-sector setbacks

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, has blamed the slow pace growth of the space sector in Nigeria on inadequate recruitment and employment methods.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

#EndSARS: Lagos governor pays N60 million compensation to families of slain police officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has compensated the families of six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests with N10 million each, totaling N60 million.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was not surprised by the electoral commission of the Ivory Coast Football Federation’s (FIF) rejection of the former striker’s presidency bid, his staff said Thursday.

Didier Drogba pens emotional tribute to Diego Maradona

Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba has paid an emotional tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who passed away in November.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Foundation urges concerted efforts to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

In commemoration of the 2020 World AIDS Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, on Tuesday, urged government, donors and stakeholders to intensify efforts toward ending the scourge by 2030.

Bayelsa by-election: We will emerge victorious – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has boasted that its candidates in the Saturday by-election for the West and Central senatorial district would come out victorious.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Nigerian government plans to lift five million nationals out of poverty – minister

Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says that the Federal Government plans to lift five million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this at the stakeholders workshop on child road safety strategy for Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

Delta governor hails FRSC boss at 60

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the Corps Marshal of Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as he clocks 60.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM donates PPE, computers to Nigeria’s 19 ports of entry

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with supports from the British High Commission, has provided equipment to 19 Ports of Entry (POE) in Nigeria to boost response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC: Why digital transformation is central to NOUN’s ODL system

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Amb. Chris Maiyaki, has advocated a full digital transformation as well as a high level of proficiency in the application of computer software in Open and Distance Learning,ODL, institutions.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police foil bid to kidnap 19 persons in Abuja

In swift response to a distress call, the FCT Police Command rescued 19 persons from being kidnapped on Pei-leilei Road along Kwali axis of the Federal Capital Territory.

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The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua: I’ll take pay cut to fight Tyson Fury in UK

Anthony Joshua has declared that he is willing to take a pay cut to make a potential fight with Tyson Fury happen in the UK, rather than an overseas location.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerians to support government, security operatives’ efforts on security

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to support the government’s fight against insecurity in order to collectively tackle the menace.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday a bill that lets U.S. justice officials pursue criminal penalties against those involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters.

Donald Trump signs anti-doping act into law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday a bill that lets U.S. justice officials pursue criminal penalties against those involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor advocates constitutional role for traditional rulers

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country in view of their contribution to nation building