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The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said heavy rainfall remained one of the challenges being faced by security agents who are battling bandits in the North-West and North Central.

Governor Masari: Rainfall poses challenge to fight against bandits

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said heavy rainfall remained one of the challenges being faced by security agents who are battling bandits in the North-West and North Central.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

The code also contains the Antitrust provision aimed at boosting local content and local industry due to laws prohibiting exclusive use of rights by broadcasters who, according to the minister, intend to create monopolies and hold the entire market to themselves.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Nigeria spends N500 million to feed school children during lockdown – minister

The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.
Inter Milan are prepared to cut their price for Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez.

Barcelona will sign neither Laurato Martinez nor Neymar this summer – president

Barcelona will be unable to complete a deal to sign either Laurato Martinez from Inter or Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar this summer, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I’d pick competence over zoning

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence on the vexed issue of zoning and rotation of the nation’s presidency, arguing that competence, not geography should determine the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
The world organisation of French-speaking nations is to scrutinise Niger’s electoral roll (voter list) ahead of crucial elections this year, President Mahamadou Issoufou’s office said Wednesday.

Francophone community to vet Niger voter list

The world organisation of French-speaking nations is to scrutinise Niger’s electoral roll (voter list) ahead of crucial elections this year, President Mahamadou Issoufou’s office said Wednesday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

VP Osinbajo asks IGP to probe blogger over N4 billion Ibrahim Magu report

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has written a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, demanding the probe of a blogger, Jackson Ude, who is also the publisher of an online medium, Point Blank News.
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Kremlin hails ‘triumph’ in vote that may extend Vladimir Putin’s rule till 2036

The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Pesidency: No one can dictate to President Buhari where to hold meetings

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticizing President Buhari over the use of the federal executive council (FEC) chamber for the conduct of the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Somali leader calls for crucial meeting to discuss elections, security

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday called for a crucial security meeting between the federal government and leaders from the federal member states to be held in July to discuss key issues ahead of the elections.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has proposed an upward adjustment on presidential, parliamentary, mayor and councillorship nomination fees.

Surge in nomination fees for Zambia’s 2021 general elections receive mixed reactions

The decision by Zambia‘s electoral body to increase nomination fees for next year’s general elections has received mixed reactions from stakeholders.

Presidency: President Buhari tried to settle quarrel between Adams Oshiomhole, Godwin Obaseki

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina during a recent interview on with Attah Ikideh, has disclosed that President Buhari tried severally to settle the rift between All Progressives Congress national chairman, Adams Oshiomole and Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, but failed.

Court declares INEC deregistration of political parties valid

The Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the Power of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provisions of the law particularly Section 225 A of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
FILE - In this photo taken on May 22, 2018, the secretary-general of the Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD Evariste Ndayishimiye speaks to the media in Bujumbura.

Burundi opposition to contest ruling party’s election win

Burundi's leading opposition party will start filing challenges to election results as early as Wednesday, a lawmaker as calm reigned in the commercial capital a day after the ruling party's candidate was named winner of the presidential contest.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS chief pressed for facts on ‘controversial employment’

Muhammed Nami, the Executive Chairman of the Federal (Board) Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has been pressed for details on five staff members employed on alleged ethnic consideration.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is attended by a member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) at a polling station during the presidential, legislative and communal council elections, under the simmering political violence and the growing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ngozi, Burundi May 20, 2020. © REUTERS/Clovis Guy Siboniyo

Burundi presidential election results expected Monday

Burundi’s electoral commission is to announce provisional results from last week’s presidential election Monday, with the outgoing head of state’s handpicked successor Evariste Ndayishimiye poised to be declared the winner.

Presidency: No discrimination against any state

The Presidency says no state will suffer any such discrimination in dealing with security and all other matters on account of their political differences with the government at the centre.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has extended relaxation of the Clovis-19 lockdown he imposed on Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas till Sunday.

Rivers alleges plan to declare state of emergency

The Rivers State Government said it has uncovered plans by some Abuja based citizens of the state to cause a breakdown of law and order, so as to declare a State of Emergency in the state.

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Migrants and activists sail an inflatable boat in a symbolic action on the Ill River near the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to highlight the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean, June 10, 2015. REUTERS-Vincent Kessler-File Photo

UK concerned by rise in small boats crossing from France – official

The United Kingdom is concerned by an "unacceptable" rise in the number of small boats crossing the English Channel from France and would act to return "illegal" migrants, immigration compliance minister Chris Philp said in an opinion piece for The Telegraph newspaper here.
Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Queens Park Rangers played out a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Super Eagles hopeful ‘turns down’ move to Belgium from England

Super Eagles hopeful Bright Osayi-Samuel has turned down a move to Belgium side Club Brugge from England team QPR.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo Assembly saga: Conference of Speakers accuses Governor Obaseki of autocracy

Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria on Saturday, accused the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki of running an autocratic government in the state.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

Amotekun commander solicits Ondo monarchs’, residents’ support

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.
Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.

Actualising Life’s dreams entails strong determination – Nollywood actor

Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.