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The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps to probe ‘missing’ 5.2 million barrels of crude oil

The House of Representatives has directed its committee on petroleum to investigate the alleged missing 5.2 million barrels of crude oil allocated to local refineries under the Direct Sales Direct Purchase (DSDP).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government partners Crown Flour Mills to boost wheat production

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Crown Flour Mills to expand the capacity for wheat production in the country.
The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, which is maintaining peace in Plateau and environs has warned troops to desist from molesting innocent civilians but to go after criminals.

STF commander charges troops to go after criminals, not innocent civilians

The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, which is maintaining peace in Plateau and environs has warned troops to desist from molesting innocent civilians but to go after criminals.
The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kano-Maradi rail: Posterity will be kind to President Buhari – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says posterity will be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari for embarking on massive infrastructure development in the country.
Lagos State Government, yesterday, embarked on demolition of illegal structures and eviction of occupants in Banana Island in highbrow, Ikoyi and Eleko, Ibeju Lekki area of the state without compliance to the state building laws and regulations aimed at restoring its shorelines.

Lagos commences eviction of illegal occupants in Banana Island, Ibeju Lekki

Lagos State Government, yesterday, embarked on demolition of illegal structures and eviction of occupants in Banana Island in highbrow, Ikoyi and Eleko, Ibeju Lekki area of the state without compliance to the state building laws and regulations aimed at restoring its shorelines.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Command has commenced ‘Operation Orange Impacts’ to ease traffic in all routes in the state especially during the peak periods.

FRSC begins ‘Operation Orange Impacts’ to tackle gridlock in Lagos

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Command has commenced ‘Operation Orange Impacts’ to ease traffic in all routes in the state especially during the peak periods.

SERAP asks World Bank to release information on $500 million electricity projects funding in...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the World Bank to release information on the $500million funding for electricity projects in Nigeria.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Why I pay for every cow killed in Abia

Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has alleged that some unidentified individuals were working to ensure that they create anarchy and confusion through the herdsmen-farmer crisis currently rocking the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Another coronavirus lockdown’ll wound economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday warned the Federal Government (FG) against imposing another total lockdown of the country, saying such a move would be catastrophic to Nigerians and the economy.
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 president: Delaying passage of PIB will cost Nigeria economic losses

Lawan stated this on Monday while delivering his remarks at a two-day public hearing on PIB organised by the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum Sector (Downstream); Petroleum Resources (Upstream); and Gas.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

SERAP asks Nigerian government to publish details of N729 billion payments for poor residents

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has been asked by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “publish details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA releases 2020 global transfer market report

On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report. It is the world football governing body’s annual charts of transfers of professional men’s and women’s players from one club to another within the calendar year.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a mistake after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.

Celtic’s Dubai trip was a ‘mistake’ – chief

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a "mistake" after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.
Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala and other football stars were featured as FIFA introduces innovative music strategy that was released today by the football governing body.

Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala features in new FIFA innovation

Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala and other football stars were featured as FIFA introduces innovative music strategy that was released today by the football governing body.
The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

US okays first execution of a woman in decades

The US Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the first execution of a woman in decades — despite doubts about her mental state — after the government of President Donald Trump pushed for the application of the death penalty.
Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004.

Donald Trump administration fights for first execution of a woman in decades

A legal battle continued Tuesday to decide the fate of a US woman that the government of Donald Trump intends to execute before leaving power, despite doubts about her mental state.
Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.

Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet

The creators of social network Parler have sued Amazon for ending a web hosting agreement after last week’s riot at the US Capitol. Parler claims Amazon Web Services severed ties to stop Parler from competing with the larger social platform Twitter, and it’s asking a court to stop Amazon from shutting down its account — arguing that an extended shutdown would be like “pulling the plug on a hospital patient on life support.”
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AMCON cries out as hope of recovering N4.4 trillion debt dims

As hopes of recovering outstanding N4.4 trillion debt dim, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has cried out to all relevant government agencies and stakeholders to join its debt recovery drive as failure to achieve this golden objective will further wreck the economy.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government cautions against self-medication

Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), gave the advice in an interview with newsmen, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor signs 2021 appropriation bill of N147.6 billion into law

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has signed into law the 2021 appropriation bill of more than N147.6 billion.

Women forum discusses strategies to stop gender-based violence

Amid reported increase in sexual violence against women in Nigeria, former National President of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists – NAWOJ, Ms. Kande Daniel says “advocacy and communication by civil society groups must engage in shaming by naming” as a deliberate step to reduce gender-based violence in the country.
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Coronavirus: $28 billion ACT project is ‘best deal in town’ – WHO

An international coalition aiming to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic needs $28 billion, a bargain price for stopping the damage done by a virus that has run rampant for the past year, a senior UN World Health Organisation (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
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.

Food blockade: AFAN blames institutional failure, inequity

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, blamed institutional failure for the blockade of foodstuff supply and transportation to Southern Nigeria as the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, embarked on the protest over factors militating against their business.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
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Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.

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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr to releases list of Super Eagles players next week

Gernot Rohr will release the list of Super Eagles players next week ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Shasa crisis: Afenifere condemns prosecution of only Yoruba suspects

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the prosecution of only Yoruba suspects in respect of the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in Shasa market of Ibadan in Oyo State.

NAF appoints new officers, spokesperson, others

Also, Air Commodore Dauda Prayero has been appointed as the new Chairman Air Expo and International Liaison Secretariat while Air Commodore Olabode Babalola takes over as the Chief of Medical Services, HQ NAF.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Federal government extends workers’ stay-at-home directive to March 31

The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.