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Group advocates youth inclusiveness in governance

The Youth Governance for Change Forum (YOGOC) has called on government at all levels to include youths in the governance of the country for national development.
Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV-AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said on Thursday.

U.K. to open first LGBT+ retirement home as market grows

Britain’s first LGBT+ retirement home is set to open in mid-2021, the housing association behind the London riverside apartments said, highlighting a growing market of older people who do not want to be forced back in the closet.
People pick up children from a school in Beijing, China, April 6, 2021. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

China’s census could point to a looming demographic slide

China’s once-a-decade census is expected to show a further fall in the percentage of young people in its fast-aging population as high living costs and an aversion to having children among urban couples push China closer to a demographic crunch.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE resumes Easter holidays with N78 billion loss

The Nigerian stock market resumed after the Easter public holidays on Tuesday with a loss of 0.39 per cent due to persistent bearish trend.
Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Pastor Ighodalo faults pastors opposed to coronavirus vaccines

Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

80,000 to benefit from conditional cash transfer in Sokoto

More than eighty thousand (80,000) people will benefit from the Federal Government National Conditional Cash Transfer program in Sokoto State.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation.

2023: Only youth creativity will reset the nation – Kogi commissioner

The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation. Engr Ohere made the disclosure during his...
Abdullahi Ganduje

March salary: Kano revert to N18,000 minimum wage for workers

Due to the drop in federal allocation, the Kano State Government said it is reverting to the N18,000 old wage to pay it workers for the month of March.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor advocates progressive taxation to capture rich evaders

The Governor of Delta State, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated that progressive taxation should be used to bring large percentage of tax evaders into the tax net.
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Sachet economy: Is it a problem, a solution, or both?

History have it that “sachetisation” is not something that just began in Nigeria of Africa. The ‘sachetised’ products have long been part of Indian culture, which is believed to have pioneered the bite-sizing of consumers' products and commodities some 70 years ago, beginning with tea, of course, in small paper pouches tucking precious leaves just enough to make tea for two.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Group petitions Lagos Assembly over high cost of coronavirus test

A coalition has petitioned the Lagos State House of Assembly on the high cost of (COVID-19 tests in private laboratories in Lagos State.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Katsina SSG did not berate FRSC – spokesman

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has enjoined members of the public to disregard “a fabricated and fake statement” credited to the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State, Mustapha Inuwa, in a publication by a national daily recently.
Norway’s soccer players marked the start of their quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by protesting against the gulf state’s alleged treatment of workers before kick off in their opening match against Gibraltar on Wednesday.

WCQ: Norway players make Qatar protest

Norway’s soccer players marked the start of their quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by protesting against the gulf state’s alleged treatment of workers before kick off in their opening match against Gibraltar on Wednesday.
Gov. Seyi Makinde was inoculated with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at exactly 12.20 p.m.

Oyo rolls out coronavirus vaccination programme

The Oyo State Government on Wednesday joined other states across Nigeria to rollout the COVID-19 vaccination exercise.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

Bill limiting tenure of EFCC acting chairman to six months, own 0.05% of recovered...

A bill seeking to limit the tenure of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to only 6 months have passed for second reading at the House of Representatives.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor pledges to deliver Ibadan circular road before May 2023

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration will complete the 32-kilometre stretch, First Phase of Ibadan Circular Road, before the end of his tenure on May 28, 2023.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Food security: Ebonyi governor urged to tackle challenges facing smallholder women farmers

Representatives of Ebonyi State Public Financing for Agriculture, PFA Budget Committee, Participatory Development Alternatives (PDA), and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria, SWOFON, weekend called on Ebonyi State Government to immediately address the challenges facing smallholder Women farmers in the 2022 budgetary allocation or through a supplementary budget in 2021.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, confirmed this during a chat with newsmen on Monday.

Minister: Why Kogi state is yet to get coronavirus vaccine

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnibe Mamora, who fielded questions from newsmen at the weekend, shortly after inaugurating capital projects at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba, Delta State, said the FG will not force the covid19 vaccine on anyone.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister: We will not force any state to take coronavirus vaccine

Following the launch of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, the Federal Government yesterday said it would not force any state to take the Astra Zeneca Vaccine.

Food safety expert calls on Lagos government to intervene over N8.5 million debt

HACCP Academy Nigeria (HAN), a foremost food safety institution based in Lagos, has asked the Lagos State government to intervene on the debt of N8.5million owed by its Ministry of Health being the amount for the two months HACCP training of 17 staff of the ministry at the Academy in September 2020.

2023: PDP panel wants zoning scrapped despite clamour for power shift

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may discard zoning as a criterion for picking its presidential candidate for the 2023 election cycle, if the party hierarchy ratifies the recommendation of a committee it set up to investigate its loss in the 2019 general election.
Former National Chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM Charles Ayemi-Botu, has advocated appropriation of not less than 25 per cent equity shareholding in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, for host communities in Niger–Delta to alleviate their troubles.

PIB: Niger Delta monarch demands 25% equity shareholding for host communities

Former National Chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM Charles Ayemi-Botu, has advocated appropriation of not less than 25 per cent equity shareholding in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, for host communities in Niger–Delta to alleviate their troubles.

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Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Mino Raiola wants Erling Haaland to be 1st £1 millon-a-week player

Mino Raiola is determined to make Erling Haaland the first £1 million-a-week player.
Training nurse Sari Roos prepares a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to teach her air bubble technique in Laakso hospital in Helsinki, Finland March 11, 2021. Picture taken March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

Israeli study: South African coronavirus variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.
The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

Five killed in Ondo auto crash, robbery attack

No fewer than five lost their lives in Ondo State on Sunday in two separate incidents of a robbery attack and a road accident.

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A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF urges sub-Saharan Africa to increase tax revenues, others

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to do more domestically to increase tax revenues and improve the quality of spending.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been announced as the winner of the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March, beating Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to the individual accolade.

Riyad Mahrez: I learnt control, dribbling while playing street football

Mahrez has been outstanding for Pep Guardiola's side this season with his contribution of four assists and nine goals in 24 Premier League matches and he is also considered as one of the best wingers in Europe.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Osun governor: Babagana Zulum a man of strong character, conviction

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has described his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a man of strong character and conviction who is determined to carry on despite the daunting security challenges in his domain.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 84 new coronavirus cases, one more death

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 84 new COVID-19 infections and a single fatality from the disease, according to health authorities.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Bayelsa oil, gas park to create 2,000 jobs

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.