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Convocation: Nigerian government commends UNICAL for infrastructure maintenance

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has commended the University of Calabar for maintaining it’s infrastructure.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Rivers government to reconstruct NDDC headquarters road in Port Harcourt

Rivers Government has announced the closure of Eastern By-Pass Road leading to new Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) headquartres in Port Harcourt for repair work.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, said that no particular ethnic group in the country should claim superiority or lord over others.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: No ethnic group should lord over others

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, said that no particular ethnic group in the country should claim superiority or lord over others.
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PDP begs Joe Biden to ban, freeze assets of APC leaders, officials

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the new United States president, Joe Biden, to crack down very hard on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, and his All Progressives Congress (APC).

Niger NUT hails President Buhari over new teachers retirement age, wants speedy passage of...

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, Niger state chapter has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving a new Retirement age for teachers in the country, saying that it is a right step in the right direction.
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Insecurity: We can’t keep silent because our person is in power – ex-Sokoto governor

Former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has expressed anger over the incessant security challenges facing the country.
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Anambra governor’s aide calls for united Nigeria

Mr Emeka Egwuonwu, the Senior Special Adviser on Community Liaison to Anambra Gov. Willy Obiano, has stressed the need for all to work together to have a true, prosperous and united Nigeria.

PDP charges President Buhari to go tough on killers of security operatives

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the recent abduction and killing of security operatives by terrorists, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to go the whole distance to put an end to all forms of killings across the country.

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.
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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.
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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.

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Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.

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APC governors visit Bello Matawalle ahead of ‘defection’

Ahead of the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu yesterday led a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs to Zamfara state.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Minister: National sports festival will continue as planned

Sporting activities at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State will continue as planned despite threats by the hosts, Edo State, to shut down the competition over lack of funds, the Federal Government has stated.
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Senator Abe: Rivers APC heading for danger

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senator representing Rivers South-east, Senator Magnus Abe, yesterday raised the alarm that the party in the state was clearly heading for imminent danger due to impunity and clear disregard for political realities.
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U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a meeting on April 14 to consider major bipartisan legislation to boost the country’s ability to push back against China’s expanding global influence, Senate sources said on Thursday.
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Dry season farming: Stakeholders speak on deepening food insecurity

Most small-scale farmers in Nigeria rely on rainfed cultivation and do not have access to adequate water sources to engage in large-scale dry season production, leading to local shortages of important crops and high market prices in the dry season due to the lack of technique to cultivate them when the weather condition becomes harsh.