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Auchi Poly alumni urges Nigerian government to meet ASUP demands to end strike

Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) on Monday called on the Federal Government to meet the demands of striking polytechnic lecturers to save the undergraduates’ future.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Nigerian airlines blame dollar scarcity, pandemic for rising airfares

Airlines have attributed the skyrocketing airfares, which have elicited disaffection from travellers to the scarcity of dollars and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House summons NNPC, Addax, others over ‘irregularities’ in oil sector

The House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the revocation and award of oil mining leases (OML), has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Addax Petroleum Company Limited and Santex Nigeria Limited two-week ultimatum to appear before it and explain alleged irregularities in the corporations.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

Orientation: NYSC assures safety of corps members

Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has assured Nigerians of adequate safety for Batch ‘A’ Stream II corps members as they set to resume activities at the various orientation camps in the country.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor: Nigerian security situation worrisome

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has decried the high state of insecurity in the country, saying that the country’s economy cannot achieve growth and development without a safe environment for businesses and investments to thrive.
Methodist Church Nigeria Bishop, Diocese of Onitsha, Rt Rev Livinus Onuagha, has called on the States in the South East and South South to flush out all illegal occupants of the zones’ farmlands and forests with immediate effect.

Methodist bishop: Nigeria is a failed state

Methodist Church Nigeria Bishop, Diocese of Onitsha, Rt Rev Livinus Onuagha, has called on the States in the South East and South South to flush out all illegal occupants of the zones’ farmlands and forests with immediate effect as he described Nigeria as a failed State.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, inaugurated the state Human Development Core Working Group with the charge to improve the lives of residents and provide excellent opportunities to make life more meaningful in line with the National Human Development Plan.

Lagos domesticates national human development plan

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, inaugurated the state Human Development Core Working Group with the charge to improve the lives of residents and provide excellent opportunities to make life more meaningful in line with the National Human Development Plan.
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.

IGP, police commanders brainstorm on fresh strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Minister: Nigerian government determined to lift country out of poverty, unemployment

The Federal Government says it is determined to do all it entails to lift the country out of poverty and unemployment.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor partners with NASENI on electricity generation from borehole

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has concluded arrangements to partner with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) on electricity generation from borehole.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief: N130 billion monthly loss to petrol underpricing no longer sustainable

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, yesterday made a case for a prompt conclusion of talks between the federal government and the organised labour to resolve the dispute over the appropriate pricing of petrol.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate moves to recover N16 trillion AMCON loans

The Senate, Tuesday, considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Rumble in Edo as governor runs government without cabinet

Precisely 129 days into his second tenure as governor of Edo State after his election on September 20, 2020 and inauguration on November 12, 2020, Godwin Obaseki, has not formed his cabinet.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor: Technology will secure schools from bandits

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State yesterday said serious investment in technology would secure schools from bandits’ onslaught in the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, Thursday said the insinuation that disparity exits among the security agencies in Nigeria is unfounded.

Defence chief seeks more legislative support for armed forces

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has solicited the support and trust of the National Assembly for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies in their task of defending the nation against adversaries.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: 1,800 Plateau workers benefit from federal government’s home renovation loans

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state says that 1,800 civil servants in the state have benefitted from the Federal Government’s Home Renovation Scheme.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to conduct investigative hearing on NNPC’s decision to shut down Warri refinery

The House of Representatives has resolved to conduct an investigative hearing on the decision of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to shut down operations at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief proposes N100,000 minimum wage for productive workers

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said that the minimum wage of optimally productive Nigerian worker should not be anywhere less than N100,000.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA prepares referees for 2021 Futsal World Cup in Lithuania

The world football governing body, FIFA, has recommitted itself to the success of the Lithuania-hosted international indoor football competition, the 2021 Futsal World Cup. Futsal is a small hard court football game that is mainly played indoors with similarities to five-a-side football. Each team is allowed an unlimited number of substitutions but only five players each at a time, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Minister urges mining companies to prioritize host communities’ welfare

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Saturday, urged mining companies to prioritize the welfare of host communities for smooth operations.
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Senator Omo-Agege, minister charges FUPRE on safety of 1.35MW solar facilities

Deputy Senate President, Barr. Ovie Omo-Agege and the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Goddy Jedy Agba, has charged the management and students of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, Delta State to protect solar and renewable energy facilities provided by the Federal Government to the institution.

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German FA president resigns after Nazi comments

Fritz Keller has resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB) following controversial comments.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

2023 Presidency: I’m not interested – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said his attention has been drawn to a website that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilising support for him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to go full throttle against Leicester but says it is “impossible” as he needs to make changes to balance player welfare and priorities at the midway point of Manchester United’s five-day triple-header.

Manchester United boss blames back-to-back defeats on fans protests

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims the anti-Glazer protests have influenced their back-to-back defeats.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

Auchi Poly alumni urges Nigerian government to meet ASUP demands to end strike

Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) on Monday called on the Federal Government to meet the demands of striking polytechnic lecturers to save the undergraduates’ future.

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army demolishes unserviceable ammunition, explosives in Imo

The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, near Owerri, has begun the demolition of unserviceable ammunition and explosives.
Multi-awards winning British singer Adele has put to rest the rumours that she is dating rapper and protégé, Skepta.

British singer Adele loses estranged father at 57

Mark Evans the estranged father of British superstar singer, Adele has died of cancer at 57 after years of high-profile disputes and public rows with the singer.
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Southeast APC chairmen commend Imo governor’s boldness

The Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, South-East zone, yesterday gave a pat on the back of Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, for his boldness in tackling the insecurity in his state.

Rainstorm wrecks havoc in Zamfara

Heavy rainfall on Friday, wreaked havoc in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, forcing residents to abandon their homes and businesses.