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Afe Babalola: Oil discovery in North will aid restructuring

The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has said the news of crude oil discovery in the North gladdens his heart, because such a discovery will hasten the restructuring of the country.

Jimi Agbaje: I’m not APC’s mole

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has debunked allegations that he was a mole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the polls.
The pioneer Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty for Niger Delta militants, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has said he would deploy the amnesty template to tackle insecurity in Bayelsa if elected governor.

Bayelsa guber: PDP, Seriake Dickson beg Timi Alaibe over Governor Diri

A former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Timi Alaibe, has turned into a beautiful bride overnight for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State following Friday’s swearing in of Senator Douye Diri as governor.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson ascribes Supreme Court victory to God

The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has ascribed the verdict of the Supreme Court which returned the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Douye Diri, as the governor elect, to the mercies of God.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has met with her predecessor, Mrs Patience Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and shared experiences on issues relating to women’s development in the country. 5

Aisha Buhari, Patience Jonathan meet at Presidential Villa — in pictures

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has met with her predecessor, Mrs Patience Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and shared experiences on issues relating to women’s development in the country.

Sukur people rejects new district head

The Sukur community in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State has rejected the district head appointed over them.

Insecurity: Nigeria does not belong to any group or persons – Senator Jang

A former Presidential Aspirant under the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prior to the 2019 general elections and immediate past governor of Plateau State, Sen. Jonah Jang, has called on government at all levels, security operatives as well as stakeholders to rise up and ensure the country is secured in the wake of the security challenges bedeviling the nation.
Tunde Akinsanmi

Tdot: FCT needs structure upgrade to promote entertainment, artistes

An Abuja based Musician, Tunde Akinsanmi (Tdot), has called for upgrade of entertainment infrastructure in the FCT to boost entertainment in the city and also support growth of local artistes.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.

Charles Idahosa: Adams Oshiomhole never respected APC’s constitution

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Mr. Charles Idahosa, has warned the national leadership of the party over the legal implications of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole parading himself as national chairman.

Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Transparency: Corruption worse in Nigeria

Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation in the world.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Senator Kwankwaso a self-centred politician

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has described former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, as a political ingrate and propagandist whose quest is to fulfil his 2023 presidential ambition no matter whose ox is gored.
Left to right- Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, ex-Gov. Attahiru D. Bafarawa and the State Deputy Governor, Mannir Muhammad Daniya, when Gov. Tambuwal paid a courtesy call on the Sultan at his place.

Governor Tambuwal offers to work with opposition

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has again called on the people of the state to remain united in pursuance of the collective good of all.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Expert: Kano records 5.8 percent modern contraceptive use

An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

NDDC partners Rivers waste management agency on pollution

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to collaborate with the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, to combat the problem of air pollution in the Niger Delta region.

Insecurity: Self defence is justifiable – Bisi Akande

Former Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said there was nothing wrong in people putting mechanism for self defence in place to secure life and property.

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Kwara plans ID cards, uniforms for Okada riders

The Kwara State Government has initiated the issuance of Identity Cards and uniforms to commercial motorcycle operators as security measures to curb crimes in the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Delta plans to establish 20 computerised vehicle inspection centres

The Delta State Government says it is planning to establish 20 computerised Vehicle Inspection Centres to enhance safety of motorists and upgrade of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO)’s oral test to Computer Based test.
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Odion Ighalo not under pressure to deliver for Manchester United

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Central bank recovers N60 billion excessive charges imposed on customers by erring banks

This is just as the apex bank has announced that it has commenced the process of creating 10 million jobs in the next five years through investment support in agriculture, using 10 commodity models.