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The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: Food crisis looms in Nigeria

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has alerted the nation of an impending food crisis across the land following the escalating insecurity, withdrawal of subsidy from farm inputs, including fertiliser and lack of access of farmers to loan and other facilities.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

2023: Delta governor cautions political office holders against distractions

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has cautioned those who hold political appointments in his government against all forms of complacency or dereliction of duty because of their vested interest in the 2023 general election in the country.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

MRA, IPC condemn Nigeria’s Twitter ban, threaten to petition AU, UN

Two non-governmental organisations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and threatened to lodge a formal complaint before the appropriate agencies of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) if the government does not immediately rescind the ban, arguing that the action is an unjustifiable violation of the rights of all Nigerians to freedom of expression and access to information, while also contravening the relevant instruments of both bodies.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC orders TV, radio stations to suspend use of Twitter accounts

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has ordered all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to suspend the use of the popular microblogging platform, Twitter.
During his church service at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 5th January 2020, Prophet TB Joshua released his much-anticipated prophetic message for the year 2020.

TB Joshua’s death shocks Kano residents

Some Kano residents have expressed shock over the death of TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor, doctors bicker over unpaid salaries, others

Medical doctors in the service of Ondo State government, have condemned what they described as insensitive comments made by the state’s governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the backlog of salaries owed the state’s workers including doctors.
Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.

Group organises first-ever Yoruba book auction on Twitter

Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.
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Yiaga Africa expresses dismay over Nigerian government’s ban on Twitter

Yiaga Africa has expressed dismay over the indefinite suspension order imposed by the federal government.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu has called on Nigerians to join hands in supporting the Federal Government to overcome the lingering security challenges in the country.

Senator Adamu: Why Nigeria can’t divide along regional lines

Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa) says it is impossible for Nigeria to break along regional lines because the Southern businessmen have more investments in the North than the South.

#EndSARS: NCC donates 100 branded mattresses to NYSC to replace looted items during protests

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has donated hundred pieces of branded mattresses to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) FCT Orientation Camp, Kubwa. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta said the gesture was...
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Presidency denies negative social media comments attributed to VP Osinbajo

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, has denied negative social media comments attributed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF worries over misinformation on activities

The Nigeria Football Federation has charged its Media and Publicity Committee to confront the menace of misinformation on the organization’s activities and promote and project the countless positive developments in Nigeria Football on a daily basis.

ECOWAS urged to check trans-border movements of armed herdsmen

A member of the House of Representatives and the Economic Community of West African States Parliament, Mr Bamidele Salam, has called on ECOWAS Parliament to get deeply concerned about the spate of insecurity across the African sub-region, stating that such effort needs to be carried out immediately.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigerian government mulls deployment of GPS to monitor constituency projects, expenditure

The Federal Government, yesterday, considered the deployment of Global Positioning System (GPS) across the six geopolitical zones, in a bid to monitor constituency projects and expenditure.
The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has disowned the former national Chairman of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze, describing him as an impostor who is hell bent at fomenting crisis in the party.

Lagos council poll: Action Alliance conducts primaries

The Action Alliance (AA) in Lagos State on Wednesday conducted its primary election to choose its chairmanship and councillorship flag-bearers in the forthcoming Local Government Election in the state.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

Lagos, OAU collaborate on coconut development

The Lagos State Government has donated 300 coconut seedlings to the Teaching and Research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, for the establishment of a coconut plantation.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

OPEC commits to stable global oil market

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC ministerial meeting has reaffirmed its commitment to a stable global market in the mutual interest of producing countries.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senators Lawan, Akume urge communities to monitor constituency projects

Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume, have urged communities to monitor constituency projects.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate committee gets 14 days to process President Buhari’s N2.343 trillion loan request

The Nigerian Senate has given its Committee on Foreign and Local Debts 14 days within which to process President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a fresh ₦2.343 trillion ($6.183 billion) for approval.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

Budget: Lagos chamber urges Nigerian government to replace oil price benchmark with exportable goods...

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the federal government needs to replace the oil price benchmark in its annual budget with an index of key exportable primary goods as a means of widening the revenue base.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor pledges bursary for 7,000 students

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has pledged to pay over 7000 students bursary, as parts of activities to mark his 100 days in office.

2022-2026: INEC holds retreat on strategic plan validation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday commenced the third national retreat on validation of the draft INEC 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and Strategic Programme of Action in Lagos.

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Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari approves more personnel, salary increase for police force

He stated that the removal of service chiefs and the appointment of officers, who have been at the theatre of operation and command the respect of fellow soldiers will ease the insecurity in the country.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister: Nigerian government exceeding borrowing threshold for 2021

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday admitted that the federal government is exceeding its borrowing plan for 2021, blaming the development on the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.
The Head of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has called on critical stakeholders in the anti-graft war to join hands with the Commission in tackling the menace of computer-related fraud in the country.

EFCC to file 800 new corruption cases in court

The chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this Thursday as part of the weekly briefing by Heads of MDAs to give an update on their performance in office. He addressed State House reporters in Abuja.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

NDDC: Groups, former commissioner fault ultimatum to Sylva

Two groups, Niger Delta Renewal Mandate (NDRM) and Bayelsa Progressive Union (BPU), have faulted the seven days ultimatum issued to the Minister of State for Petroluem, Chief Timipre Sylva to withdraw the Bayelsa nomination for the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has explained why she sold her two children to a yet to be identified Port Harcourt, Rivers State couple for N300,000.

Woman explains why she sold her two daughters for N300K

A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has explained why she sold her two children to a yet to be identified Port Harcourt, Rivers State couple for N300,000.