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Nigerian farmers urged to do cluster farming, hire security

A United Nations consultant, Dr. Patrick Tolani has called on farmers in Southwest to embark on cluster farming to check herders from grazing on their farms.

ECOWAS Court orders Ivorian government to release detained citizen since 2018

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Government of Cote d’Ivoire to immediately release its citizen, Kodjo Claude, who had been in pre-trial detention since June 2018.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Lagos APC appoints Femi Gbajabiamila, Solomon Adeola, others into GAC

The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress has appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the three senators representing Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu, Solomon Adeola and Tokunbo Abiru, Central, West and East Senatorial districts respectively, into membership list of the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC of the party.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN national body steps in as Ebonyi crisis deepens, sets up new caretaker body

The National Executive of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, led by its President, Sir Honor Sirawo, has again waded into the crisis rocking the Ebonyi State chapter of the association.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Coronavirus pandemic raises media literacy of adults, young people in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased media literacy of adults and young people in Nigeria.

NLNG’s Science Prize judges begin adjudication process for 2021 cycle

The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), has resumed the activities in the prize cycle of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Science, which was put off last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the hand-over of 49 entries to the panel of judges today.
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.

New councils: Ekiti governor receives committee report on LCDA creation

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has set up of an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the implementation of findings and recommendations made by the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) Creation Committee.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Convention: APC sets up constitution review committee

Four years after a failed attempt to review its constitution, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set up an eight-member committee headed by Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, to review its laws ahead of its National Convention slated for later this year.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki calls for stakeholders’ meeting on solution to insecurity

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for a stakeholders meeting to find solution to the problems of insecurity across the country.
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.

PIB: Senate president pushes for reduced cost of crude oil production

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has pushed for a cost reduction in the production of crude oil by International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria.

South West governors push for development commission

The Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has received the memorandum for the establishment of the South West Development Commission.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo forms transition team chaired

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has formed a fifteen-member Transition Team following his re-election as president of the Republic of Ghana in the December 7 elections.
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.

House of Rep member chairs PDP electoral committee, Plateau congresses

The Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of a Member of House of Representatives, Emmanuel Alamu, as Chairman, Electoral Committee, Plateau State outstanding Ward and LGA Congresses.
Period of brooding over the devastation suffered by Lagos State in the violence that trailed the hijack of the #EndSARS protests is now past. The recovery effort has begun in earnest, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu putting the hammer down on the process of rebuilding the lost assets of the state.

Presidency, National Assembly, Central Bank back Lagos recovery effort as governor unveils team

Period of brooding over the devastation suffered by Lagos State in the violence that trailed the hijack of the #EndSARS protests is now past. The recovery effort has begun in earnest, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu putting the hammer down on the process of rebuilding the lost assets of the state.
The Benue State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Monday, commenced its sitting in Makurdi after receiving a total of 28 petitions from complaints.

#EndSARS: Benue panel resumes sitting, receives 28 petitions

The Benue State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Monday, commenced its sitting in Makurdi after receiving a total of 28 petitions from complaints.
A protester holds a Nigerian flag as youths continue their #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, October 19, 2020. The protesters are calling for the scrapping of police unit, known as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the squads incessant harassment, brutality and killing of innocent Nigerians. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

IPAC: #EndSARS protest a wake-up call for political parties

The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, weekend called on all the political parties in the country to rise up to the occasion and work together to rebuild Nigeria, saying that the #EndSars protest was a wake call to everyone.
The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.

Ogun chief of staff returns as UMA president

The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano inaugurates school fees reduction enforcement committee

A high powered committee for the enforcement of the 25 percent reduction of school fees in all private and voluntary schools in the state has been inaugurated on Friday.

SSANU elects new national president, exco members

A former branch Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Mohammed Ibrahim has been elected the new SSANU President.

AGN appoints Sam Dede head of disciplinary committee

The Actors Guild of Nigeria has appointed veteran Nollywood actor, Sam Dede, as the Chairman of its Disciplinary-Committee. The guild’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari presides over 23rd virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 23rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo government resigns as veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso starts fourth term

The Republic of Congo's government has resigned, public television announced on Thursday, a procedural move three weeks after the central African nation's veteran leader began a new term as president.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 30 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Kwara

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested 30 internet fraud suspects, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, Kwara State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa APC crisis deepens as faction opens parallel secretariat

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State yesterday took a deeper dimension with the Hon Ebierien Fala Itubor-led faction opening a new secretariat in the state capital.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.
Gibril Massaquoi talks with his lawyer in Tampere, Finland from where he is listening to the hearing in his war crimes trial in Liberia via videolink. (Leslie Lumeh-New Narratives)

Sierra Leone: Typhoid delays Gibril Massaquoi war crimes hearings

The Finnish court trying Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi for war crimes allegedly committed in Liberia has delayed hearings by nearly two weeks because of acute illness of two of the four judges, including Presiding Judge Juhani Paiho.

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Manchester United release official club statement over Sunday protests

The Red Devils were due to play Liverpool in the Premier League, but protestors eventually entering the stadium pre-game caused the game to be postponed.
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, president of Somalia, attends the London Somalia Conference' at Lancaster House, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Hill/Pool/File Photo

Somalia’s lower house of parliament votes to cancel presidential term extension

Somalia's lower house of parliament voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a controversial two-year presidential term extension it approved last month, a move that might help defuse an armed stand-off in the capital Mogadishu.
Jada Pinkett Smith, left, Willow Smith and Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris discuss Willow’s polyamorous lifestyle on their Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk.”(Red Table Talk / Facebook)

Willow Smith discussed polyamory with Jada Pinkett Smith and Gammy

Though this isn’t the first time Willow had discussed both monogamy and polyamory on the show – she previously said she could see herself being “polyfidelitous” – it is the first time the 20-year-old has openly described herself as polyamorous.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Kogi ALGON chair denies negotiating with kidnappers of colleague

The Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Taifeeq Isah, has debunked media reports that he is in discussion with the abductors of his colleague in Yagba West LGA, Pious Kolawole.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss: I’ve my opinion on how to improve squad this summer

"I have opinions about what we can add to the group to get better," he said. "This is my job and I will give my opinion because I am asked my opinion. I have my ideas of course and I have ideas of certain profiles.