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PDP national leadership accused of N10 billion fraud

A fresh crisis has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has been accused of mismanagement of N10bn generated from the sale of forms for four years.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

CDS: Illegal arms-bearing a threat to Nigeria’s existence

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has said that the proliferation of illegal arms in the country was a threat to Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The first round of voting will take place on 27 February 2022, with a second round in March, the minister of territorial administration, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, told reporters.

Mali post-coup government says elections set for February 2022

Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country's post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised to the international community.

2023: We stand on our decision on Lagos governor – Christian leaders

The All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum (ACLMF), in conjunction with other 50 Christian socio-political groups advocating for integrity in governance, have resolved to stand on their decision as far as the choice of Lagos State Governor is concerned.

U.S. prioritises applications of Nigerians seeking residency

The United States government says it has contacted rejected immigrants and is prioritising processing their pending visa applications affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eikiti CP: Report me to higher authorities if i’m not handling herders’ menace properly

The Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, has disclosed that Ekiti residents can report him to higher police authorities if he was seen not be handling cases involving herdsmen infringements on rights of the locals properly.
A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana’s Supreme Court rejects John Mahama’s election petition

A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged Nigerian universities to aspire to produce the kind of workforce that would advance the nation’s economy on a sustainable basis.

Ex-President Jonathan tasks universities to produce relevant workforce to advance Nigeria’s economy

Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged Nigerian universities to aspire to produce the kind of workforce that would advance the nation’s economy on a sustainable basis.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

PDP, Femi Falana condemn arrest of Kano governor’s ex-aide by DSS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the arrest of Salisu Tanko-Yakasai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) shortly after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

PDP asks security agents to release Salihu Yakassai

The party according to Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, described the reported arrest of Salihu by security operatives as well as his alleged detention in a secret facility, just after his criticism against the Buhari administration’s failures in the fight against banditry in our country, as completely unacceptable.

DPR inaugurates downstream remote monitoring system

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has inaugurated a Downstream Remote Monitoring System (DRMS) for transparency and accountability in monitoring transportation of petroleum products in the country.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari presides over virtual FEC

The Ministries of Petroleum Resources, Humanitarian Affairs, Water Resources, Power, Interior as well as Communications and Digital Economy are expected to make presentations at the 33rd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
US President Joe Biden said he won’t lift sanctions against Iran as long as the Islamic republic is not adhering to its nuclear deal commitments.

Joe Biden directs American diplomats to push for LGBTQ+ rights in host countries

United States President, Joe Biden, has directed America’s foreign missions to push for the legalisation of homosexuality in their respective host countries.
Recall the Kogi State Governor alongside the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State had yesterday received the former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling’s All Progressives Congress, APC.

Femi Fani-Kayode: I’m meeting APC leaders, others to save Nigeria

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has cautioned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC against admitting former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, into the party.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into APC is rewarding scandalous behaviour

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has kicked against any attempt to admit a former Aviation minister and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, into the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying to do so would tantamount to ‘rewarding scandalous behaviour’.

Kingsley Moghalu urges CBN to reconsider ban on cryptocurrency transactions

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has advised the CBN to reconsider its recent decision to ban cryptocurrency transactions in the country banking and payment systems.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA disrupts NSITF promotion exam over breach of coronavirus protocols

The FCT Administration Ministerial Taskforce on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols has disrupted the promotion examination of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) staff over violation of the Health Protection Regulations 2021, signed into law last week by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

CNPP urges President Buhari to sack minister, spokesperson

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed and the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government mulls total lockdown over increasing numbers of infections

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 has identified states where a second lockdown could happen given the increase in the number of infections across the country.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari says the international community must unite to defeat terrorism, corruption, COVID-19 and other challenges confronting the world.

President Buhari writes National Assembly, seeks confirmation of service chiefs

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, Mr Buhari’s letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan was dated January 27.
Chairman-Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Buba Marwa (right) and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.

General Marwa: NDLEA will be hard on drug traffickers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen Buba Marwa (Rtd) has assured the United States Government that the Agency will be hard on drug traffickers, exporters and importers operating in the country.

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NERC approves N215.68 billion for Ikeja, Eko DisCos upgrades

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has given approval to Ikeja Electric Plc to invest the sum of N121.92 billion for infrastructure upgrade across its network within a period of five years.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kogi government condemns attack on state officials

The Kogi State government has condemned the unfortunate attack by gunmen on a Commissioner of the State Pension Commission, Late Hon Solomon Adebayo and also the chairman of Yagba West LGA, Hon Pius Kolawole, on their way back to the State from Kwara State.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) sits in the front row next to Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian president and new interim leader during the state funeral [Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via Reuters]

France: Chad transitional government must be temporary

France on Monday welcomed the formation of a new transitional government in Chad by the African country's military rulers following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby but said it should only last a limited amount of time.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea midfielder: Thomas Tuchel demands hard work from us

Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, has described manager, Thomas Tuchel, as a ‘very disciplined and result-oriented strategist.

Senator Anyim: Military action or foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solution to insecurity

The former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Monday stated that “military actions or even foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solutions to ethnic conflicts or nationality agitations breeding insecurity across the country.

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Cyril Olisema says Enyimba can reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup after their impressive performance against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

Enyimba drawn against Pyramids in CAF Confederation Cup

Enyimba of Aba have been drawn against Egypt’s Pyramids in the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederations Cup (CAFCC).
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Delta: Cultists kill polytechnic graduate

A graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara, in the Ethiope West council area of Delta state, has been killed by suspected cultists.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill 6 in attack on Benue IDP camp

Gunmen early hours of Tuesday killed six people in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue state.
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 grants N1 billion loan to fertilizer firm

As part of efforts to boost food production in this year’s farming season, the Bauchi State Government has approved the sum of N1 billion as loan to the state fertilizer company.

NSITF harps on increased attention to workers’ safety, health

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has stressed the need for employers in the private and public sector to pay more attention to the safety, health and welfare of their employees in the performance of their official assignments.