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Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Northern Elders Forum asks National Assembly to impeach President Buhari

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has called for the President to be impeached for failing to solve Nigeria’s security problems.

2023: Igbo will occupy Aso Rock – Ohanaeze chieftain

Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday vowed to ensure the emergence of an Igbo presidency in 2023.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it impounded from rice traders’ shops in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Startup ecosystem critical to the future of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the startup ecosystem is one of the vital tools in finding solutions to Nigeria and Africa’s various challenges.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: Group stages rally in Kano, says minister not terrorist

The African Youth Assembly For Peace, in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society Groups, has staged a rally declaring support for the stance taken by the Nigerian government following a row accusing the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, of abetting terrorism in the past and called for his sack.
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Samuel Eto’o: English football’s social media blackout is powerful message but not direct action

Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o said racism and online abuse can only be defeated in football if social media platforms and football governing bodies around the world take action.

HEDA: Lagos anti-graft law unconstitutional

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) says the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Bill (2021) recently signed into law by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, is unconstitutional.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Lagos most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa

The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said based on the startup Genome report, a global startup ecosystem report, Lagos was the most valuable startup ecosystem on the continent.

NOA urges all leaders to de-escalate tension, preach peace

Responding to the spike in violent crimes and insecurity across Nigeria, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged political, ethnic and religious leaders to take deliberate steps to de-escalate tensions and promote peace, unity and tolerance among the citizens.
Chanchangi Airlines

Chanchangi Airline plans return, gets licence

Chanchangi, one of the popular airlines in Nigeria, which was rested few years ago, is planning to return to the skies.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Killings across Nigeria beyond control of federal government

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said the federal government has no answer to the worsening spate of killings and insecurity across the country.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium

Arsenal legend: I don’t recognise my club anymore

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry said he does not recognise the north London club anymore following their failed attempt to join the European Super League and hailed supporters for their role in the collapse of the competition.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cried out about the endless martyrdom of youth in the country.

Wole Soyinka: Nigeria is at war

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cried out about the endless martyrdom of youth in the country. And has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help, saying the killing of three of the abducted students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna was another indication that the country was at war.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari: We will fight banditry, kidnapping with all available resources

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will commit all available resources towards fighting banditry, kidnapping and murders being perpetrated by evil minded people across the country.
Greenfield University

President Buhari: Killing of Kaduna students a barbaric terror attack

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State.
The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has called on government to remove taxation on sanitary pads and engage in its local production to make it less expensive.

Bisi Fayemi: Nigeria’s political system can’t allow female president now

The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has said it might be difficult for a female president to emerge in Nigeria anytime soon owing to the country’s hostile political system.
The Chinese Ambassador-designate to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, says under the China Communist Party (CPC) currently led by Xi Jinping, China has been greatly developed.

Chinese communist party celebrates 100 years

The Chinese Ambassador-designate to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, says under the China Communist Party (CPC) currently led by Xi Jinping, China has been greatly developed.
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.

Delta government to revoke title documents of misused industrial land in Asaba

Delta State Government has stated that it will go ahead with its plan to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) of any land within the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that was not used for the designated purpose for which such piece of land was allocated.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta government to revoke C-of-O of some landed properties in Asaba

The Delta State Government has said that it would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any landed property in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that is not used for the right purpose for which it was allocated.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Women arrested for murder as police boss warns against ritual killing

Horror played out recently when a 35-year-old mother of seven children, Sukurat Olajoke, killed and dumped the body of her last child, a-month old baby into a river in Ogun State.
Chanchangi Airlines

Chanchangi braces up to resume flight operations

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, who disclosed the plan Friday said the Kaduna based airline is preparing a comeback.

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane ready to walk away from Real Madrid

But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
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 lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.

Novak Djokovic beats Alejandro Fokina to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk in Tunis, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Tunisia, April 29, 2021. Picture taken April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

Tunisia announces one-week coronavirus lockdown from Sunday

Tunisia will impose a COVID-19 lockdown for one week from Sunday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Friday, ahead of next week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday when families and friends traditionally gather.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

Boko Haram demands N28 million for 52 Adamawa hostages

The people of Kwapree community in the Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State have cried out for help one month after the abduction of 52 residents by Boko Haram members, who have demanded N28m ransom for the victims.

INEC set to convert voting centers to polling units across Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Saturday disclosed that it was set to convert voting points across Nigeria into full fledged polling Units.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys 1,855 personnel to beef up security in Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has deployed 1,855 personnel to beef up security during the Eid-el-fitr celebrations.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 10 Katsina mosque abductees still unaccounted for

Fears still radiated among residents of Jibia community on Monday following the early morning bandits’ abduction of some Muslim worshippers in the town.