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Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor: Masses critical stakeholders in my administration

The governor also said that he would continue to interact with the masses through civic engagements and other platforms for proper and effective spread of dividends of democracy in the state.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara launches agric input subsidy for farmers

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Wednesday launched an agricultural input subsidy scheme that would give about 10,000 farmers in the state access to various inputs at 50 per cent market price.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara launches 500 hectare youth farm scheme per council area

The Kwara State Government on Wednesday launched a 500-hectare farm pilot scheme in Ifelodun aimed at creating farming communities that nurture future agripreneurs, improve the productivity of smallholder farmers and boost food security in the state.

Nigerian Army begins show of force in Imo

The Nigerian Army on Thursday began show of force in Imo State.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian insurgents take northeast government stronghold of Dikwa

Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: All abducted schoolgirls freed by kidnappers

According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday.
3. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls released by kidnappers

An armed gang abducted 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe at around 1 a.m. on Friday. The governor’s tweets did not state how many girls had been released, but carried images of girls wearing Muslim veils.
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.
Google is releasing a developer preview for the next version of Android, Android 12, for Pixel devices today. As is the norm for Google, the very first previews of Android are full of a lot of developer-facing changes.

Android 12 developer preview now available with many updates

Google is releasing a developer preview for the next version of Android, Android 12, for Pixel devices today. As is the norm for Google, the very first previews of Android are full of a lot of developer-facing changes. Android 12 has updates to how the OS handles images, video, and future security updates.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs boss: Border closure was to send a strong message to Nigeria’s neighbours

The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, says the borders were closed to send a message to Nigeria’s neighbouring countries.
No fewer than eighty-three cultists and criminals have been arrested by Benue State Police Command after some black spots were cracked down during the festive period.

Dozens of police officers deployed to Lekki tollgate ahead of protests

The police authorities have deployed a large contingent of officials to the Lekki tollgate ahead of Saturday’s planned protests.
The Federal Government on Monday resumed its meeting with the organised Labour over the issues of increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike.

Nigerian government, labour adjourn talks on fuel price, electricity tariff hike to February 22

The federal government and organised labour will reconvene on February 22, 2021 for the consideration of the reports of their bipartite technical committees on fuel price and electricity tariff.
FILE PHOTO: Warong Dechgitvigrom speaks during a protest by a group of royalists in front of parliament as they counter protest pro-democracy demonstrators and show support to the monarchy in Bangkok, Thailand September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy

An ultra royalist group in Thailand launched a new political party on Wednesday to defend King Maha Vajiralongkorn, amid unprecedented calls for reform of the monarchy by a youth-led protest movement.
FILE PHOTO - A sign of a NHS vaccination centre is seen, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wembley, London, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Matthew Childs

British hospitals use blockchain to track coronavirus vaccines

Two British hospitals are using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the companies behind the initiative said on Tuesday, in one of the first such initiatives in the world.
Tunisia has arrested a suspected branch leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa, along with several others suspected of planning “terrorist” attacks, a judicial spokesman said Friday.

Tunisia arrests suspected Al-Qaeda branch leader

Tunisia has arrested a suspected branch leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa, along with several others suspected of planning “terrorist” attacks, a judicial spokesman said Friday.
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys, in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria, December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian security forces rescue more than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen

Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped by suspected Islamist gunmen in northern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said.
People pray in a mosque at the Government Science school in Kankara, in northwestern Katsina state, Nigeria December 16, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Families of kidnapped Katsina schoolboys fear time running out

“They will radicalise our children if the government does not act fast to help us rescue them,” said trader Shuaibu Kankara, crying as he spoke from home.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic

NCAA: Increase in fares caused by coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mali militant chief, 14 others sentenced to death

A court in Mali’s capital Bamako sentenced an Islamist militant leader and 14 other people to death on Friday for jihadist activity in the south of the war-torn Sahel state.

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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.

Eid-el-Fitr: Sultan asks President Buhari, governors to end insecurity

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has uged government at all levels to come up with measures aimed at addressing the security challenges bedeviling the country.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Nigerian government urged to arrest sponsors of terrorism, secessionist agitators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has urged the Federal Government to fast track naming and the arrest of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.
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Nwakwo Kanu celebrates Arsenal first win at Stamford Bridge in 10 years

Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has hailed former club Arsenal after they pipped Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Nemanja Matic: Manchester United ready for Liverpool game

When tonight’s game is all said and done, it will bring an end to a run of four games in the space of eight days for United featuring both domestic and European fixtures.

IPOB: Man arrested in Aba too old to be recruited into ESN

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the news by the Nigerian Army claiming that the second-in-command to killed Commander Ikonso, has been arrested, describing it as “a blatant lie and a cheap propaganda to lay false claims to imaginary military prowess..”

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Nwakwo Kanu celebrates Arsenal first win at Stamford Bridge in 10 years

Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has hailed former club Arsenal after they pipped Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Knesset (Israel's parliament) in Jerusalem, December 22, 2020. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via REUTERS

Israel plays for time on flashpoint Jerusalem evictions

Israel's attorney-general secured a deferment on Sunday of a court hearing on planned evictions of Palestinians in Jerusalem, a session that had threatened to stoke more violence in the holy city and heighten international concern.

Senator Na’Allah: Party interests may delay new Electoral Act bill passage

The much-awaited Amended Electoral Act can only be passed into law and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari before the next general elections in Nigeria if members of the National Assembly decide to place the nation above party’s interest in the determination of the provisions of the new Electoral Act.
SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.

SpaceX plans to launch satellite internet service in Nigeria

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Malam Sanusi appointed leader of Tijjaniyya Islamic movement in Nigeria

The controversy surrounding the appointment of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement in Nigeria was put to rest on Sunday at the global headquarters of the movement in Senegal.