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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has received the blessing of his father and veteran artiste, Pete, to join the country’s 2023 presidential race.

Pete Edochie blesses son’s presidential ambition

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has received the blessing of his father and veteran artiste, Pete, to join the country’s 2023 presidential race.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

2023: NNPP chieftain warns Senator Tinubu not to contest presidency

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., has advised a former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, against running in the 2023 presidential election.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, was on Sunday night presented with The Zik Prize for Professional Leadership.

UBA chief Kennedy Uzoka bags Zik Leadership Award

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, was on Sunday night presented with The Zik Prize for Professional Leadership. g
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.
The peaceful protest is fast yielding results with the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and setting up a judicial panel of enquiry by state governments.

#EndSARS: Attacks on protesters dangerous, unconstitutional – CSOs

A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the attacks launched against protesters, demanding an end to police brutality and all related abuses nationwide.
China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers.
Humphrey Olumakaiye

Anglican Bishop: CAMA should be amended

The Diocesan & Missioner, Arch Diocese of Lagos Anglican Communion, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Humphrey B. Olumakaiye, has charged the President of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari, and all other leaders to brace up in prayers, serve in sincerity and integrity, give the people a better leadership, the one that can be trusted to grow our dear nation, and then, look into the said law and do the needful.

Oba of Benin invites Governor Obaseki, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, others for peace pact

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness, Oba Ewuare II, has invited the governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, and his counterpart, Osagie Ize Iyamu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) among other candidates contesting the September 19 guber election for a peace pact

Northern governors celebrate General Babangida at 79

The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated former military President of Nigeria, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on his 79th birthday.
President Goodluck Jonathan

PANDEF demands immediate reversal of naming railway station after ex-President Jonathan

Pan Niger Delta Forum, (PANDEF), has demanded the immediate reversal of the naming of Agbo Railway station after former President Goodluck Jonathan, describing the action as meaningless and belittling to the person and status of the former president.

Youths slam CUPP spokesman over attacks on President Buhari

A coalition of organisations under the aegis of League of Nigerian Youth Groups, has slammed spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, over his recent call on youths to force out the present administration from office.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike: I’m not running for presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he is not nursing an ambition of running for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023 general election.
President Goodluck Jonathan

P&ID: Nigeria requests former president, ex-oil ministers’ bank statements

The Federal Government has requested for the account statements of some former public office holders to 10 banks. Bloomberg reports that the public officers include former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience; former Ministers of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Africa confirmed coronavirus cases top 15,000

Diverse containment and preventive measures have been imposed in many nations to slow down the spread of the virus.
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Lawyers ask court to sack NDDC interim committee, advisory council

Two Abuja-based lawyers have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seek­ing an order for the nul­lification of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as its Ad­visory Committee recently inaugurated by President Muhammad Buhari.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)
President Muhammadu Buhari

National security council fails to discuss fate of service chiefs — in pictures

The call by the National Assembly for the sack of the country’s Service Chiefs may not see the light of day following the inability of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the suggestions of the two chambers during Thursday’s council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has berated a trend in African politics where, according to him, politicians are resorting to political coups as a substitute for military coups, critiquing the phenomenon as bad the continent. 2

Gabriel Igbinedion: Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s truest democrat

Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), has extolled the rare qualities of the immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing him as Nigeria’s truest Democrat and a man whose love for Nigeria and Nigerians is pure.

South East group seeks IPAC’s support for 2023 presidential slot

A group, South-East for President 2023 Abuja chapter, has urged the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) to support the region’s quest to produce the next President of Nigeria.

Bayelsa guber: I’ll present Senator Diri, running mate to ex-President Jonathan – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson has promised to present the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Siri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewrujakpor, to former President Goodluck Jonathan as a mark of respect.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Supreme Court’s verdict: Senate president urges Atiku Abubakar, PDP to accept defeat

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, urged the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the party to accept defeat.

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government, Chinese firm sign agreement to produce brand new cars

The Lagos State government has formally sealed a Joint Venture Agreement with CIG Motors Limited for the establishment of a vehicle assembly plant in the state.
Ikeja Electric Plc on Friday said it would begin implementation of its revised electricity tariff from July 1.

22 communities ask Ikeja DisCo for disconnection

Angered by “monthly crazy bills”, 22 communities in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, have written to Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, asking to be disconnected
Bruno Fernandes has called for disappointing Manchester United to win at all costs, insisting it doesn't matter how we play.

Manchester United to hand Bruno Fernandes new contract

According to The Sun, the Portuguese midfielder has been the best player in the last two campaigns for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering side but is way behind in the earnings charts.
Hope Uzodinma

Imo government directs MDAs to stop accepting cash payments

The Imo State Executive Council rose on Wednesday from its regular meeting presided over by Governor Hope Uzodinma and directed that cash payments will no longer be accepted in the ministries, departments and agencies of government.
Hope Uzodinma

Imo to receive coronavirus vaccine this week

Speaking to newsmen after the Executive Council meeting on Wednesday which was presided over by Governor Hope Uzodinma the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, informed that Imo State is ready to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the week.

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U.S. air strikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria kill at least one fighter

U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and wounded several others in what U.S. officials said was a calibrated response to rocket attacks against American personnel in Iraq.
Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor’s convoy involved in road accident

There was tension on Monday as a vehicle conveying ten members of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the convoy of the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed was involved in a road accident.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor sets up committee to assess damages arising from Billiri crisis

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has approved the constitution of a committee to assess damages done as a result of the crisis in Billiri local government area of the state.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun Assembly sets up committee to investigate deputy speaker

Ogun State House of Assembly, Tuesday, set up a five-man committee to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the Deputy Speaker of the House, Dare Kadiri.