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Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

UNILAG dons commend Coscharis Group on assembly plant

Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.
As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.

NALDA to boost cassava production with packaging plant in Ogun

As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

Food scarcity: Why President Buhari must assent to PVP bill now – experts

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) in collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Bill now, stressing that it will unlock potentials across Nigeria’s Agricultural ecosystem while protecting farmers.
FILE PHOTO: A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Germany to fly medical supplies to India amidst devastating coronavirus cases

Germany’s Air Force said it is preparing to fly medical and oxygen supplies to India, where medicines and equipment are running short amid a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, on Monday restated the exchange’s commitment to the implementation of various initiatives aimed at promoting gender diversity and empowering women.

CSCS reiterates commitment to deepening capital market

The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) has restatement its commitment in repositioning business to efficiently play a more active and leading role in deepening the Nigerian capital market growth.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies.
General Overseer of the church, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, stated that the farm produce would be used to feed the repentant militants and their family members.

OPM reopens farm for repentant militants, sex workers

The Omega Power Ministries (OPM) has reopened its farm located in Rivers for repentant militants going through reintegration process at the Church rehabilitation centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
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.

SOKAPU: Gunmen kidnap village head, wife, others in Southern Kaduna

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has said that the village head of Libere, Mr Bala Yero, his wives and children numbering 16 were abducted by suspected herdsmen.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographical Society via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia April 14, 2021. Sputnik-Alexei Druzhinin-Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia says it will retaliate hard against Czechs over diplomat expulsions

Russia said on Sunday Czech accusations that Russian spy services were behind an explosion in an ammunition depot were unfounded and absurd and it would retaliate for Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian embassy staff.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran identifies suspect behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran on Saturday named a man it wants arrested in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
At least five people have been shot dead and dozens injured when police opened fire at workers demanding a pay rise at a Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in southeast Bangladesh.

Protesters shot dead by police at Bangladesh power plant

At least five people have been shot dead and dozens injured when police opened fire at workers demanding a pay rise at a Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in southeast Bangladesh.

Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran's state television on Saturday identified a man it said was behind a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCTA bans farming activities, illegal markets on airport expressway

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned farming activities, street trading and illegal motor parks on fringes of the Umar Musa Yar’adua Expressway, leading to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Pharmacists prepare syringes with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 in Detroit on Monday.Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News, via Associated Press

U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after clotting cases

Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.
The storage tanks for treated water are seen at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Japan. Sakura Murakami-Reuters

China, Greenpeace oppose Japan’s plan to dump Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea

Japan has decided to release radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, despite local opposition and concerns from neighbouring countries.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor identifies agriculture as means to solve unemployment

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has identified the need to invest in agricultural production, to solve the unemployment issues of Nigeria.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran launches advanced uranium enriching machines to mark nuclear day

President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Iran’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation on Saturday while overseeing the launch of advanced centrifuges at the underground Natanz nuclear plant to mark National Nuclear Technology Day.

Stakeholders engages local seed coy to multiply PBR cowpea

Due to the high demand of the newly developed Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, Agriculture stakeholders have engaged indigenous seed companies for the multiplication and sales of PBR cowpea.

Coalition clarifies misinformation on FADAMA project

A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.

FMC Umuahia reactivates oxygen plant

Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Abia State chapter, Dr. Chimezie Okwuonu, who disclosed this in a post on his Facebook page, commended the Professor Azubuike Onyebuchi-led management team for the feat.

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While Tottenham believe he is irreplaceable, Harry Kane has other plans for this summer. 'The Sun' reports that the English striker will ask owner Daniel Levy to listen to offers that might arrive for him. He wants to leave.

Harry Kane asks Tottenham to listen to offers

While Tottenham believe he is irreplaceable, Harry Kane has other plans for this summer. 'The Sun' reports that the English striker will ask owner Daniel Levy to listen to offers that might arrive for him. He wants to leave.
FILE PHOTO: A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) of the Italian Finance Police patrols near the Mare Jonio, operated by Italian charity Mediterranea Saving Humans, and the German NGO Sea-Eye migrant rescue ship 'Alan Kurdi' (unseen) in international waters of the Italian island of Lampedusa in the central Mediterranean Sea, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

Four boats carrying hundred of migrants land in Italy’s Lampedusa – report

Four boats carrying more than 500 migrants landed in Lampedusa after being intercepted by Italian authorities off the coast of the Mediterranean island, ANSA news agency reported on Sunday
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

ACF opposes ransom payment to bandits, backs negotiation

Apex northern socio-cultural body, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has expressed reservations about paying money to secure abductees.

Feminist group raises the alarm over rising violence against women, girls

The Nigerian Feminist Forum has expressed concern at the rising level of insecurity, despair, and bloodshed across the country even as it called on governments at all levels to put measures in place to protect women and girls.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue suspect from mob action, recover bus in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has rescued one Ugo Nweke from an angry mob that caught him allegedly trying to steal a commercial bus at Abakpa-Nike in the Enugu metropolis.

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Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United’s bumper offer may not be enough for Paul Pogba

Manchester United could face a transfer dilemma if Paul Pogba doesn’t extend his stay at Old Trafford.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) sits in the front row next to Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian president and new interim leader during the state funeral [Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via Reuters]

France: Chad transitional government must be temporary

France on Monday welcomed the formation of a new transitional government in Chad by the African country's military rulers following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby but said it should only last a limited amount of time.
Former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Nigeria, the Rev. Dr Charles Osueke, is dead.

Assemblies of God former superintendent Charles Osueke passes on

Former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Nigeria, the Rev. Dr Charles Osueke, is dead.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kidnap driver, three women in Abeokuta

Unknown gunmen have abducted a driver and three passengers on the Ayetoro-Ilara Road in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. =
FILE PHOTO - A Sinopharm sign is seen at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China, September 5, 2020. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

WHO approves China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light.