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Osun government meets security agencies over ‘insecurity’

The Osun State Government and security agencies met on Monday to strategize on the reported infiltration of the State by herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.

RTEAN: Commercial buses strike illegal

The Lagos State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Monday said the stay-off-road action by commercial buses on the Lagos-Badagry Road was unnecessary.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Prof Gambari, General Marwa get coronavirus vaccine

Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijjani Umar as well as the Director-General/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) on Monday received their Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine jabs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline.

EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline. In addition, the airline has also offered one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Scores of Boko Haram feared dead after clash with troops along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.
Commercial vehicle drivers in Badagry axis have rejected the newly introduced N800 levy imposed on buses and cars by the Lagos State Government.

Badagry drivers reject new N800 levy by Lagos government

Commercial vehicle drivers in Badagry axis have rejected the newly introduced N800 levy imposed on buses and cars by the Lagos State Government.

Report: Many Delta residents not aware of ongoing council poll

Some residents of Asaba and its and environs on Saturday said they that they were not aware of the local government poll taking place across Delta State, according to a report by newsmen.
The government of Enugu state has applauded Ibom Air as it commenced operations at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, (AIIA) Enugu with plans to expand to other connecting states in the South East.

Airline seeks Nigerian government’s intervention in aviation insurance

Capt. Mfon Udom, Chief Executive Officer, Ibom Air has called on the Federal Government to help grow the capacity of Nigerian Insurance companies to enable them to handle aviation insurance completely.

U.S. will impose public health measures for DRC, Guinea travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will impose new public health requirements for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola, the agency said on Monday.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC hails release of Kagara students

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as heart-warming the safe release of school children, teachers and their family members abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, in Niger State.
Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, the Commissioner for Environment, stated this while inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday in Kano.

Kano government to enact forestry law to tackle deforestation

The Kano State Government said it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment.

Bride, passengers abducted along Maiduguri-Damaturu road regain freedom

A Bride and dozens of passengers who were abducted by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram on Friday afternoon along Maiduguri- Damaturu road have regained freedom. Families of the victims and Sources have said.
A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Russian airline Rossiya made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine, media reports say.

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Russia after engine failure

A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Russian airline Rossiya made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine, media reports say.

Road accident claims four in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa said that four persons lost their lives in a lone accident on Aujara Road in Jahun Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Deal with criminals without resorting to ethnic profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that criminals who were terrorising the country should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. He reiterated that government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements who constitute threat to innocent citizens across the country.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.
American golfing icon Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with what reports called “multiple leg injuries” after his car somersaulted in a crash.

Tiger Woods ‘recovering’ after surgery following roll-over car crash

US golf legend Tiger Woods was recovering in a hospital Wednesday after surgery for serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash that law enforcement officials said he was lucky to survive.

Gunmen attack bullion van in Delta

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a bullion van at Ubulu-Okiti along the Benin/Asaba expressway, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State with one lady feared dead.
An Italian military plane carrying the bodies of the slain Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and his Italian security Vittorio Iacovacci, who were both killed in an attempted kidnapping when their convoy was attacked in Ruhimba village, is seen at the Goma International Airport, in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Hereward Holland

Italy repatriates ambassador, bodyguard killed in Congo

A military plane left eastern Congo for Italy on Tuesday loaded with the bodies of Italy’s ambassador and his bodyguard in coffins draped in Italian flags, a day after they were shot dead in an ambush on a United Nations convoy.
A van carrying the bodies of Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, who were both killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in Ruhimba village, is seen at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Hereward Holland NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Italy begins repatriation of ambassador, bodyguard killed in Congo

An Italian military plane arrived in eastern Congo on Tuesday to bring home the bodies of its ambassador and his bodyguard, who were shot dead in an ambush on a United Nations convoy, while the militia accused of killing them denied any involvement.

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

IPMAN rejects scrapping of Petroleum Equalisation Fund

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria’s electoral processes fraudulent

Renowned Political Economist, Professor Patrick Utomi has again cast aspersions on the current Nigeria’s political processes, arguing that it cannot produce credible political office holders.
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.

Kwara IRS explains harmonized bill on tax collection

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Sierra Leone receives first doses of Covax vaccines

The first batch of 96,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Sierra Leone under the Covax initiative.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this at the stakeholders workshop on child road safety strategy for Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

FRSC: Boboye Oyeyemi’s tenure ends July 2022 as presidential appointee

On Monday, a national daily had reported that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, and the Corps Marshal clocked the mandatory retirement age on November 25 and 26, 2020, respectively.

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Segun Oni condemns killing of farmers in Ekiti

He said the recent killing of the farmers had not only created palpable fears among the farmers but lowered their morale and the attendant consequence of food shortages and socio-economic dislocation.
Luis Suarez has said his target at Atletico Madrid was always to win trophies.

Diego Forlan: Barcelona miss Luis Suarez like Real Madrid missed Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona’s first season without Luis Suarez has been reminiscent of Real Madrid’s struggles after Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, says Diego Forlan.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Zamfara schoolgirls kidnappers must face justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “overwhelming joy” over the release of the abducted students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State.

CAF elections: Arbitration court upholds ban on Ahmad Ahmad

The Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] on Monday upheld the ban on CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad ostensibly smoothening the way for South African businessman, Patrice Motsepe, to emerge as the president of CAF when elections take place on Friday in Morocco.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Repealing Treaties Act of 1993 long overdue

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that repealing the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc) Act of 1993 represents a bold and long overdue step in the country’s quest for perfect democracy.