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Anambra community decries gully erosion, bad road

Some Awa community natives in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra, on Monday sought the state government’s intervention in ameliorating the gully erosion and bad road in the area.

Panic grips port workers as terminal operator sacks five senior managers

Seaport terminal operators at the nation’s ports seem to be feeling the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses following the sack of five managers by one of the terminal operators, Josepdam Ports Services (JPS), operator of Terminal A of the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clarke, John Nwodo, 14 others sue President Buhari over lopsided appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued President Muhammadu Buhari for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.

JNI calls for resignation of security personnel, urges government to take decisive action

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the resignation of erring security personnel over the rise in insecurity in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Soldiers, policemen kill Imo notorious kidnapper

There was jubilation in Imo State on Monday as news broke that a combined team of policemen and soldiers had killed a wanted kidnap and armed robbery suspect, Chijioke Onyenze, popularly known as Bracket.
A former Federal Commissioner for Works, Major-General Orho Obada, is dead. Obada, who also served as the Commissioner representing Delta State in the Federal Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission in 2006, reportedly died on Saturday night after a brief illness.

UPU mourns General Obada, two others

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has expressed grief over the demise of three of its illustrious sons, Major-General Orho Esio Obada (retd), Chief Tom Amioku and Hon Joyce Overah in five days.
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote writes Ohanaeze, denies transporting Almajiris to southern Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has refuted assertions that his company’s trucks were being used to transport Almajiris from the Northern part of Nigeria to the South.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Group alleges plot to smear Akwa Ibom governor

Good Governance Assembly (GGA), a sociopolitical group in Akwa Ibom state, has alleged a sinister plot to sponsor campaign of calumny against the governor, Udom Emmanuel.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Ayo Adebanjo: President Buhari not sincere about keeping Nigeria together

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

South East governors reject new community policing conditions by police chief

The South East Governors Forum has expressed dismay that the Inspector General of Police allegedly reneged on its agreements on practice and composition for establishment of community policing in the zone.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has confirmed the index case of Covid -19 in the state, saying it is not a death sentence.

Eid-el-Fitr: Delta governor felicitates with Muslims

As Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent amessage of felicitations to Muslims in the state and country on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Sultan declares Sunday as Eid-El-Fitr

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the first day of Shawwal 1441 after Hijrah, and as such, the Eid-el-Fitr.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Eid-el-Fitri: CAN felicitates with Muslims, seeks prayers for peace, unity

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and all Muslims for the completion of Ramadan.
The calculations showed that moon will set before the sun on Friday and hence Eid Al-Fitr would be on Sunday, May 24, after completing 30 days of fasting, according to astronomers at the observatory of Majmaah University near Riyadh.

Eld-Fitri: MUSWEN issues fresh warnings to South West Muslims

Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), the umbrella body of Muslims in the South West region, has issued fresh warnings and guidelines to Muslims in the region on how best to observe and celebrate the forthcoming Eld-Fitri prayer and festival in line with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC cautions mosques against re-opening

Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned Islamic authorities in Nigeria against the reopening of mosques.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Union: We’ll start shutting port facilities in Southern Nigeria

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has said that the strike action being proposed will commence today in the port facilities in the southern part of the country if the arrested port workers are not released by midnight yesterday.

Taraba group seeks federal government’s intervention in Tiv/Jukun crisis

The Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba state has called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the recurrent Jukun, Tiv conflict which has rendered thousands homeless in southern Taraba.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: It’s regrettable Muslims can’t gather for Ramadan

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has expressed regrets that Muslims in the state and across the country cannot observe Ramadan the way they have been used to over the years.

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Four soldiers shot by police in Philippines

Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country’s restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday to “get to the bottom” of the incident.

Zenith Bank tops in Nigeria by Tier-1 capital

The bank, in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said that it climbed a whopping 29 spots from 425 in 2019 to 386 in the 2020 global ranking of banks.
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Jurgen Klopp: I would never compare myself with Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish, Bill Shankly

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8. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, sympathised with the victims of flooding in Ibadan, saying the menace would be curtailed upon completion of the ongoing projects in the state in the next 18 months.

Governor Makinde visits flooded areas, sympathises with victims

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, sympathised with the victims of flooding in Ibadan, saying the menace would be curtailed upon completion of the ongoing projects in the state in the next 18 months.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Edo guber: Governor Ganduje heads 49-member APC campaign council

The Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been appointed by the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to chair the Party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election.