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Kano governor disburses N148 million to 1,400 public schools

The Kano State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has commenced the disbursement of N148 million upkeep grants for 1,400 public secondary schools across the state.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP commission’s police radio station in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday said the commissioning of Police FM Radio station 99.1 FM will strengthen the bond between the Police and the people of Nigeria and engender proactive policing in the country.

NASU stages protest over retirement age, salary scale

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in Kano State staged a protest at the State’s House of Assembly on Tuesday.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN appoints KPMG as InfraCorp’s transaction adviser portfolio

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appointed KPMG LLP as transaction adviser for the newly-created Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria Limited (InfraCorp).

PDP to take stand on zoning as committee submits report

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is poised to take a position on which geo-political zone will get it’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 election.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

Suit seeking IGP Adamu’s removal suffers setback

The suit seeking removal of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu from office, suffered a setback on Tuesday, due to irregular service of originating processes on the Nigerian Police Council, 4th defendant in the matter.
A coalition of 15 northern-based civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday in Kano, Kano State, accused some northern governors of allegedly turning the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in the region to money spinning ventures

Coalition accuses Northern governors of fueling kidnapping to divert public funds

A coalition of 15 northern-based civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday in Kano, Kano State, accused some northern governors of allegedly turning the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in the region to money spinning ventures.

UN pledges support for Nigeria’s digital economy

Mrs Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General, United Nations (UN) has pledged the support of the global body to Nigeria’s digital economy sector.
Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.

Minister: Kano traders to receive N656 million grant

Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.
Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of State for Works and Housing, made the call while inspecting the project on Friday at Wudil Local Government Area of Kano.

Nigerian government calls for speedy completion of Kano-Maiduguri road project

The Federal Government has asked the contractor handling the ongoing construction and dualisation of phase one of the Kano-Maiduguri road starting from Kano-Shuwarin in Jigawa to deliver within stipulated period.
Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko: There is conspiracy to assassinate me

A Nigerian Billionaire and former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko on Thursday raised an alarm over an alleged conspiracy to assassinate him.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

Northern elders restate total support for President Buhari, APC

Northern elders have restated their unflinching support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress,APC-led federal administration in the country.

Nigeria’s poor CPI ranking self-inflicted – groups

Anti-corruption groups have indicated that Nigeria’s poor ranking (149/180) in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report as the second most corrupt country in Africa after Guinea Bissau is self-inflicted.

VON chief lauds President Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammad Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike in the country.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Sokoto border communities warned against aiding smuggling

The Area Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdulhamid Ma’aji, gave the warning at Illela during a sensitisation meeting held Tuesday with youths and community leaders at Illela town, a border community in the northern state.

Senate confirms Nnamani as member of PSC

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as a member of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Power firms reach truce over investment land in Aba

Geometric Power and Interstate Electric, owners of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), have reached a truce over the Aba ring-fenced area, with both firms signing the Asset Sale Agreement (ASA) on Wednesday.
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Zamfara APC chapter condoles with caretaker committee over Nasarawa chairman’s death

The Zamfara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condoled with National Caretaker Committee of the party, over the death of its Nasarawa state Chairman, Mr Philip Shekwo.
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Appointing non-police officer as chairman’ll ground EFCC – group

Appointing any person outside of the Nigeria Police to head the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as chairman will likely weaken the strength of the anti-graft agency to fight corruption, a group, Global Forum for Accountability and Transparency, has said.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government assures on completion of Abuja-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to completing the on going reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway.

Northern Elders: Insecurity responsible for food inflation

Northern elders have attributed the high cost of foodstuffs to the worsening insecurity in the country, which makes it difficult for farmers and transporters to convey farm produce from one region to the other.
South Sudan’s National Police Service detained a man this week for allegedly trying to sell two of his children at Juba’s Konyo Konyo market.

Northern Elders: Rise in food prices due to insecurity

The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEPD) has attributed the high cost of food items to the worsening insecurity which makes it difficult for farmers and transporters to convey farm produce from one region to the other.

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, gestures as he stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 16, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being transferred to hospital

Prison doctors have decided to transfer Russia's main opposition leader Alexei Navalny to hospital, its prison authority said on Monday, 20 days into a hunger strike that has brought international warnings of consequences should he die in jail.
Ander Herrera has hit out at the Super League plans that his employers at Paris Saint-Germain oppose, with the former Manchester United midfielder accusing the rich of tarnishing the best most beautiful sport on the planet.

Ander Herrera, Mesut Ozil hit out at Super League proposals

Ander Herrera has hit out at the Super League plans that his employers at Paris Saint-Germain oppose, with the former Manchester United midfielder accusing "the rich" of tarnishing "the best most beautiful sport on the planet".
A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar’s army

Sleeping by their makeshift barricades, knots of young men at Tahan in the western Myanmar town of Kale had not expected an attack in the pre-dawn darkness.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60

The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, ending a temporary suspension over reports of rare blood clots in younger recipients overseas, health officials said on Monday.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says.

Arsene Wenger calls European Super League ‘bad idea’

Arsene Wenger has labelled the European Super League a “bad idea” and says he has no idea what is going on at Arsenal.

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People march during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar activists stage ‘bloody’ protests against military

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup splashed red paint and dye on roads and signs outside government offices on Wednesday to represent the blood of people killed protesting against the junta, on the second day of the traditional new year holiday.

Nasarawa Assembly denies plan to impeach speaker

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has denied knowledge of any plan to impeach its speaker, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.
The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, and released in Port Harcourt, urged ex-agitators to take innovation and entrepreneurship seriously.

Nigerian government intensifies peace efforts in Niger Delta

The Federal Government has intensified peace efforts in the Niger Delta as the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dikio, visited Gbaramatu on Monday as part of his ‘back to the region tour.’
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons drop one place on latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Falcons dropped one spot in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer governing body on Friday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police refute rumoured kidnap of students of Plateau university

Police in Plateau on Tuesday, refuted rumours doing the rounds that three female students of Plateau State University, Bokkos, were kidnapped by bandits on Monday.