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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

2023: Governor Bello’s presidential ambition gains momentum

The 2023 presidential ambition of the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has gained momentum, as youths under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress National Youths Leadership, have urged to run.
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Rivers APC faction mobilises for council poll

A faction Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC loyal to former Senator Magnus Abe has asked its supporters to pick up forms to contest for councillorship and chairmanship positions in the 319 Wards and 23 LGAs respectively in the state’s local government election scheduled for April.
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APC Kwara elders: Lai Mohammed, Gbemi Saraki lack electoral value to fight Governor Abdulrazaq

Concerned Elders/Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara State chapter, have described the duo of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and Minister of State for Transportation, Olugbemi Saraki, as having no electoral value to challenge or fight Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq.

2023: Ex-SGF Anyim denies knowledge of presidential campaign poster

Barely two years to the next general elections, the Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole is wooing legislators across the country to support Governor Yahaya Bello’s ambition to be Nigeria’s President come 2023.

Bishop Kukah: We will judge President Buhari by his actions, not words – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday, welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement in which he said Bishop Matthew Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics.
Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP.

Wikipedia founder: Social media giants mishandled Donald Trump

Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

Boris Johnson: UK looking at ways to protect itself against Brazilian coronavirus variant

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the government was looking at ways to stop a variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain.

Presidency asks Muslim group to allow Bishop Kukah to practice his faith

The Presidency Wednesday reacted to the alleged ultimatum from a Sokoto based group with the name “Muslim Solidarity Forum,” calling on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam, or quietly and quickly leave the state.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court strikes out suit against NDDC IMC

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit challenging the legitimacy of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) for the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor lists 128.5km road projects, others for commissioning in 2021

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said at least seven road projects, totalling 128.5 kilometres, which were flagged off by his administration in 2020, will be completed and commissioned this year as he reassured the people that he will continue to put their interest first.

PDP faction: We’ll not participate in Kano council election

The Kawankwasiyya faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano state has insisted that it will not participate in the oncoming Local Government elections in the state even as the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission, KANSIEC has announced that the party is going to participate.
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Chidozie Nwankwo: APC needs fresh-blood to win Anambra election

A governorship aspirant for the 2021 polls in Anambra State, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo, has said that the only way the All Progressives Congress, APC, could win the November 2021 election is by injecting new blood into the affairs of the party in the state.

NIMC registers 500,000 Ekiti residents for National ID in 9 years

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Ekiti State says it has so far registered 500,000 persons in the state for the National Identity Card since 2012.
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Ohanaeze: Security for Ndigbo is my priority – George Obiozor

President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has promised to make security of the race one of his top priorities.
Manchester City have been accused of creating a “fake” role at the club for the father of former academy prospect Gabriel Fernando Almeida as a way to circumvent Premier League rules and funnel thousands of pounds to the player's family.

Manchester City accused of creating ‘fake’ scouting job for Brazilian teenager’s father

Manchester City have been accused of creating a “fake” role at the club for the father of former academy prospect Gabriel Fernando Almeida as a way to circumvent Premier League rules and funnel thousands of pounds to the player's family.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: 11 cultists killed 25 Ogun residents in one month

Eleven suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity have been arrested for allegedly killing 25 persons within one month in Ijebu Ode and its environs in Ogun State.

Femi Falana raises alarm over planned commercialisation of coronavirus vaccines

The Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, a coalition of labour and civil society groups being led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has urged Nigerians to resist any attempt by health workers to commercialise Covid vaccines expected in the country anytime soon.

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A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.

Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.
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Catholic priest kidnapped, murdered in Niger

A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been abducted and murdered by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in the state.

Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

The 43KM Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has been described by motorists as the country’s most strategic highway that is aiding travellers between the North and the South.

Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

Abia State Government has called on members of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to return to classes in the interest of their students and pupils.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Robbery suspect arrested with police identity card

A suspected armed robber who was among two suspects arrested by security guards and residents of Elekahia Housing Estate was seen with an identity card of Nigeria Police Force, suggesting he might be their personnel.