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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari vows not to rest until peace is restored

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured residents of Borno State of the federal government’s readiness to fight terrorism to the end, telling the military not to give criminals a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests.
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Who says Buhari is not in full control?

Last week, and in commemoration of the second year of his second term, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted interviews to two Nigerian television channels in quick succession.

Interviewing President Buhari

I have been privileged to interview quite a number of world leaders in the course of my journalism career. These include President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan etc. not to talk of holding the microphone across the world in the presence of countless Presidents in my then capacity as President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson
FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Delta governor congratulates WTO chief at 67

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she clocks 67 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project in Nigeria, called the Deep Blue Project.

PDP: President Buhari taking credit for projects initiated by past governments

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of laying claims to some projects conceived and set in motion by past presidents elected on its platform.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has initiated a policy of 20 per cent cassava flour inclusion for master bakers.

Bread price hike: Nigerian government insists on cassava flour for production

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has initiated a policy of 20 per cent cassava flour inclusion for master bakers.

Senator Uba: Governing Anambra not by trial and error

A former aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Andy Uba, has said the Anambra State governorship race is for serious minded people and not for those who just want to try their luck.
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

ZLP: President Buhari’s body language reason why insecurity festers

The National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Hon Joseph Akinlaja, has said that the body language of President Muhammadu Buhari was the reason why insecurity festered in the country.
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: Education key to ending insecurity in Nigeria

Former Nigerian President and elderstateman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said education holds the long term key to getting the country out of her present security and economic woes, both of which have turned her into a land flowing with bitterness and sadness.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Kwara government urged to prosecute Senator Saraki, others indicted in assets probe

The panel investigating the unlawful sale and disposal of government-owned assets in Kwara State has recommended the prosecution of two former governors, Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, and others indicted in its report.
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 visits Chicks market in Ibadan, promises improved system

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday assured members of the Day Old Chicks Merchant Association of Nigeria (DOCMAN) of improved system and the backing of the government.

Another gas explosion injures two in Abeokuta

The explosion occurred on Friday, barely 24 hours after one person was killed and another injured in a gas explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, and a few days after two people died in another gas explosion at a hotel owned by former governor Gbenga Daniel.

Two injured as another gas explosion rocks Abeokuta

Newsmen report that the explosion occurred barely 24 hours after one person was killed and another injured in a gas explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Thursday.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

VP Obasanjo: No amount of money can buy my conscience, support

Obasanjo stated this at the inauguration of the Prof Abayomi Oluwatosin Jiboku Building and Entrepreneurship Centre at the Lariken International College, on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,
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: Education for all, way out of insecurity

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday said if the country will get out of the present insecurity threatening the corporate existence of the nation, such as banditry, Boko Haram, kidnaping, and other criminalities, Nigeria need to go through a very long gestation period of training and educating all Nigerian children.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Strike: Kaduna governor displaying ignorance, arrogance – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed dissatisfaction with the directive by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, that lecturers of the state university, who join the ongoing workers’ strike in the state should be dismissed.
Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, former Senator and Special Assistant to erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo says where Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade goes there she goes.

Senator Ita-Giwa: Where Governor Ayade leads, there I go

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, former Senator and Special Assistant to erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo says where Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade goes there she goes.

Two feared dead as gas explodes in Obasanjo library

There was an explosion at the Olúségun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Thursday, leaving two persons feared dead.
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.

Sheikh Gumi: Many Boko Haram commanders willing to surrender

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender and urged the federal government to use proper engagement to negotiate with the group.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe: I want Biafra of the mind, not of land

Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said yesterday in Awka that he advocates Biafra of the mind and not Biafra of territory, arguing that people of the various ethnic nationalities could develop their areas at their pace and still be happy in a united Nigeria.

Ex-minister: We must advocate restructuring rather than secession

An elder statesman and former Minister of Aviation under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has described the decision of southern governors to meet over insecurity as a good development for Nigeria,

Ex-NHIS boss: Military solution can’t end insecurity

A former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, has advocated a non-military solution to battle the insecurity bedeviling the country.

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The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River North: Senator Odey floors Joe Agi at election tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar Friday, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.
Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises.
Athletics - IAAF Diamond League - Golden Gala - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 31, 2018 Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's long jump REUTERS/Tony Gentile

South African long jumper gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga is set to miss the Tokyo Games after being banned for four years for a second anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Abduction, killing reports in Enugu unfounded

The police in Enugu State has waived aside reports of abduction and killing Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state, describing the reports as unfounded.
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Aspen: Johnson & Johnson to send S.Africa more than 300,000 vaccine doses

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will export more ready-to-administer COVID-19 vaccines to South Africa beyond the 300,000 doses already pledged, the CEO of Aspen Pharmacare said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO - FILE PHOTO- A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo-File Photo

North Korea prioritises bilateral relations with Nigeria – envoy

The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Nigeria, Mr. Chi Tun Chon Hu, has said that his government prioritises developing bilateral ties with Nigeria.
Algerian captain Riyad Mahrez believes his side used their chances well to floor Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night.

Riyad Mahrez strikes as African champions Algeria create record

Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team.
6. Captain Asisat Oshoala has said she is hugely proud of the Super Falcons after they fought back to draw 3-3 with Portugal in continuation of the Summer Series in Texas, USA.

USA hit Nigeria 2-0 to win Summer Series finale

Two goals scored by Christen Press in the 45+2′ and substitute Lynn Williams 90+4′, in the highly explosive final match of the Summer Series condemned Nigeria to a 0-2 loss to United States.