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APC hails Bisi Akande at 82

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday congratulated the party’s first interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande on his 82nd Birthday.
8. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

PTF: No plans for another nationwide lockdown

Federal authorities say it does not intend to put the nation through another lockdown even as the second wave of Coronavirus persists, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 assured on Thursday in a statement it issued in Abuja.

President Buhari approves posting of ambassadors six months after confirmation

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, disclosed the development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State (L), presenting the ‘Letter of Dmeands’ by the #EndSARS protesters as he promised, to President Muhammadu Buhari,

#EndSARS: It’ll take long to rebuild destroyed property – Governor Sanwo-Olu

This came on a day the Lagos State government disclosed that the 2021 budget of N1.164 trillion would be funded from a revenue estimate of N971.028 billion in the fiscal year, with a target on the expansion of tax nets.

PDP rejects fresh hike in electricity tariff

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has kicked against the New Year ‘gift’ of hike in electricity tariff as approved by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, saying the new tariff should be jettisoned with immediate effect.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo police frown at unlawful possession of firearms, jungle justice

Oyo State Police Command has condemned the unlawful possession of firearms and jungle justice by some citizenry and residents of the State.

Presidency: Why Nigerians won’t return PDP to power in 2023

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that Nigerians will not welcome the Peoples Democratic Party into power in 2023.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

APC governors seek development of democratic institutions to respond to health, security challenges

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has called for the development of democratic institutions in the country in order to mobilise effective national responses and resolution of the health challenges, as well as problem of insecurity.

2012: Osun monarch urges Nigerians to join hands with President Buhari to win war...

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari in checkmating insecurity in Nigeria.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Why we didn’t confirm some of President Buhari’s appointees

One of such appointees that was not confirmed was the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Governor Akeredolu donates office building to police zone

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday donated a storey building to the Zone 17 of the Nigeria Police Force.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Kebbi governor signs N141.6 billion 2021 budget into law

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Monday signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N141.6 billion into law.
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CAN: Nigerian government, MURIC twisting Bishop Kukah’s message

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and the FCT has rallied round Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah who in his Christmas message accused President Muhammadu Buhari of sacrificing the dreams of Nigerians to institutionalise a northern hegemony.

Bishop Kukah: President Buhari sacrificing Nigerians for northern interest

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Kukah, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately sacrificing the dreams of Nigerians to institutionalise northern hegemony.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

I played a role in Kankara schoolboys’ release – Zamfara governor

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, yesterday revealed the role he played in the release of 344 students abducted from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.
The House of Representatives on Monday said it will take disciplinary measures against one of its members, Kingsley Chinda, who called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

House of Reps threatens to discipline Kingsley Chinda over call to impeach President Buhari

The House of Representatives on Monday said it will take disciplinary measures against one of its members, Kingsley Chinda, who called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived in Daura, Katsina State for a week-long private visit.

President Buhari back in Abuja after Daura private trip

Before his return, he had earlier in the day on Friday received the students abducted from Kankara who were released on Thursday.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

VC: I don’t know if Muhammadu Sanusi is still UNIBEN’s chancellor

Ten months after Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as Emir of Kano, the Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lillian Salami, has asked the Federal Ministry of Education to clear the air on the status of the former monarch as the Chancellor of the institution.

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Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala has announced the death of her stepmother.

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a still image from video on board of a plane before the departure for Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021 in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS

UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.