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UK asks Nigeria to remove tariff on solar power equipment

The United Kingdom has asked the federal government to consider the issuance of tariffs and customs duty exemption on solar-powered equipment to accelerate Nigeria’s energy access and low carbon energy transition.
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 approves bill seeking to raise Appeal Court justices by 60

The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to make each division of the Court of Appeal have a minimum of six justices per time, for effective justice delivery.
FILE PHOTO - Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 school girls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian government advised to take proactive steps in tacking kidnapping of students

The Chief Executive officer of Afrinvest Ltd, Lagos, Ike Chioke, has advised Federal Government to adopt more proactive security measures in curbing kidnapping of students in various schools in the country.

Senator Murray-Bruce: I’m working on solar-powered cars for Nigeria

The chairman of Silverbrd Entertainment Group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has revealed that he was working on a green revolution plan for Nigeria, where electric cars would be powered by solar energy in the absence of stable power supply in the country.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

#EndSARS: Ondo panel recommends N755 million compensations for victims

A judicial panel of police brutality and other related matters has recommended about N755 million as compensations for petitioners.
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NDLEA nabs two drug traffickers with N264 million cocaine in Abuja

A trans-border trafficker, Emeka Okoro, and another drug dealer, Ibrahim Bello, have been arrested in Abuja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with cocaine weighing 1.1kilogramme, which has a street value of N264million.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor spends N157 million for state owned TV station

The Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, has expended the sum of N157 million to facilitate the immediate take off of the state owned television 3 substations.

Kaduna council polls: APC conducts exams for chairmanship aspirants

Kaduna State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has organised written examination for their chairmanship aspirants, being the first in the history of Nigeria as condition for qualification to contest election into the chairmanship position of the local government.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Full crisis looms in education sector over abductions

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has warned that with an estimated 13 million children currently out of school in Nigeria which represents 20% of globally, the country now faces the danger of a full education crisis.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP: Polytechnics will remain shut until Nigerian government addresses our demands

In a statement on Friday by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, the union said that it commenced the industrial action on April 6 to draw the attention of the government to the deplorable state of public polytechnics and monotechnics in the country.

Nigerian government inaugurates visitation panels of federal polytechnics, colleges of education

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the visitation panels of 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education in the country.The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the visitation panels of 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education in the country.
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 sets up panel to look into complaints of striking doctors

The house of representatives committee on health care services has set up three panels to address the issues raised by the striking resident doctors.
The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The station is a collaborative project of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS).

Nigerian government launches first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles

The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly initiated talks with Max Allegri over replacing Thomas Tuchel next season, according to a report in France.

Paris Saint-Germain join UN effort to tackle climate change

French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Monday became the first French football club to join a special United Nations programme aimed at making sports more environmentally friendly in order to tackle global warming.

Court dismisses appeal filed by Imo government on seizure of Senator Okorocha’s properties

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, Wednesday, dismissed the appeal filed by the Attorney General of Imo State and forty others challenging the ruling of an Owerri Federal High Court, which granted Senator Rochas Okorocha the leave to amend processes filed before the Court.
Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.

Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo

Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Teachers’ recruitment: Five applicants in police net over fake certificates in Kwara

Not less than five applicants, including a disengaged teacher — were on Monday arrested for presenting fake NCE certificates at the ongoing screening for the Kwara State teachers’ recruitment exercise in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Governor Uzodinma: Senator Okorocha begged me to cover his misdeeds

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has stated that his refusal to cover the misdeeds of his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was the reason he had sworn to bring down his government.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.
The Imo State Government on Friday seized the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

Imo government seals Nkechi Okorocha’s Royal Palm Estate

The Imo State Government on Friday seized the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

South Korea cuts first-quarter coronavirus vaccination plan, restricts use of AstraZeneca shot

South Korea said on Monday it will not use AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on people aged 65 and older, reversing an earlier decision, and scaled back initial vaccination targets due to delayed shipments from global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX.

Wole Soyinka flays police report on ‘herdsmen attack’

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said that his property was attacked by herders and “mad cows,” contrary to police report on the incident.

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This was part of a press release signed by MURIC’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to journalists on Tuesday.

MURIC: Nigeria needs to recruit more policemen, soldiers

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to recruit more policemen, soldiers and other security agents as a means of bringing the spate of insecurity to a halt.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Coronavirus: Lagos places 14 countries on watchlist

The Lagos government has placed 14 countries on its COVID-19 watchlist as a measure to prevent a third wave of infections in the state.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor appoints new state television boss

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed a multimedia guru, Mr Olatunde Oyeyiola, as the new General Manager of Kwara Television.
Fernandinho is one of the most important parts of the Manchester City side that have triumphed in the Premier League this season.

Fernandinho: It’s an honour and a privilege to captain Manchester City

At 35-years-old he has won the Premier League four times. He has also made 347 appearances for City during his eight years in Manchester, in which he has also won the FA Cup once and the League Cup six times. Fernandinho assured that, due to the high level in English football, winning the title is of extreme importance.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Gunmen burn police station in Abia

Barely six hours after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu left Bende LGA headquarters after a civic reception of a three-time (12 years) immediate past House of Representatives member who represented Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Nnenna Ukeje, gunmen burnt Bende Police Station, in Bende LGA.

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NCC educates telecoms consumers on rights, obligations

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has educated Nigerians on their rights and obligations in their day to day dealings with network operators.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, according to...

NMA: Worsening insecurity affecting healthcare delivery

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has raised the alarm over the poor delivery of healthcare services, as a result of the worsening state of insecurity in the country.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

Southern governors meet, urge President Buhari to address Nigerians

Worried by the rising rate of insecurity, Southern Governors, Tuesday, met in Asaba, the Delta State capital and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the spate of insecurity in the country.