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A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Judge approves $650 million Facebook privacy settlement over facial recognition feature

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to be paid “as expeditiously as possible.”
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 governor renovates school with N350 million

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Saturday, disclosed that the state government had spent N350 million naira on the renovation of Government Senior Secondary School in Zaki Local Government Area of the state.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, says military equipment purchased by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have yet to arrive in Nigeria.

Defence chief seeks collaboration with telecoms firms to track criminals

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, has urged telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to support the efforts by the military and other security agencies to address insecurity across the country to apprehend perpetrators of crimes across the country.
A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police crack down on protests after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.
Riot police officers get on a police vehicle during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests

An envoy for Myanmar’s ousted government called on the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup on Friday, as police cracked down on anti-junta protesters with rubber bullets and stun grenades.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra government trains private health workers on management of coronavirus

The Anambra Ministry of Health, on Friday, organised a training for health personnel in faith-based hospitals on proper case management of the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO - An armoured vehicle is seen on a street during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 14, 2021. Picture taken February 14, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar junta chief urges economic action as Western pressure grows

The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported on Tuesday, as Western countries considered more sanctions to press the generals to shun a violent crackdown on democracy protests
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

WTO: PANDEF commends Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on appointment

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed delight over the appointment of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN supports Sheik Gumi’s negotiations with bandits

Mr. Echioda added, “We also pray that God will touch the armed bandits. So they can have a change of mind, lay down their arms, and be safely integrated into the society so that we can all have peace and progress in Niger State and Nigeria in general.”
Ifeanyi Okowa

PDP: Delta governor has distinguished himself in roads, infrastructure delivery

The Delta chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday declared that available records have shown that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has distinguished himself in infrastructure delivery including quality roads construction across the state.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Women group back Osun governor for second term

A socio-political entity, Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF), has inaugurated a sub-wing, Professional Women Group, to galvanise support for Governor Adegboyega Oyeyola’s second term which race kicks off next year.
FILE PHOTO - The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, September 23, 2020. REUTERS-Aly Song

Huawei takes ICT to pig farming, as smartphones sales drop

Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, is turning to technology for pig farmers, as sanctions begin to take a toll on smartphones’ sales, BBC reports.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF charges NYSC members to be agents of positive change

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has charged the outgoing 2020 Batch A Corps Members who served in the Treasury House to be agents of positive change in the country.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA announces appointment of chief operating officers for Women’s World Cup 2023

On Tuesday, world football governing body, FIFA, announced the appointment of two Chief Operating Officers (COOs) in Australia and New Zealand respectively for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 that will be jointly hosted by both countries.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford named in Time’s Next 100

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has praised Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford as a "galvanising force" and says his efforts to fight child hunger in the United Kingdom have been "truly inspiring".
3. President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari tasks ambassadors-designate to protect Nigeria’s image

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ambassadors-Designate, Consuls-General, Charge D’Affaires Entitre to continually project the strengths of Nigeria, showcase priorities of the government and uphold standards that will bring honour to the country.
Malek Salem al-Mejae, who says he lost his leg in the 2011 revolution, takes a group photograph with his friends as he prepares for his wedding in Misrata, Libya February 4, 2021. Picture taken February 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ayman Al-Sahili

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor felicitates with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on new WTO post

Delta Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
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.

Cryptocurrency: SEC to engage critical stakeholders on regulatory structure

As the recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) asking commercial banks to stop facilitating cryptocurrency transactions in Nigeria continues to generate controversy, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that it will continue to monitor developments in the digital asset space and further engage all critical stakeholders.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor moves to convert LAUTECH to conventional university

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, expressed his readiness to convert LAUTECH from a University of Technology, to a conventional University, so as to enable it offer such courses as Law.
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.

Cryptocurrencies: SEC to suspend admittance of persons affected by CBN circular

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will put on hold, admittance into its Regulatory Incubation Framework for Fintech firms, all persons affected by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cryptocurrencies circular.

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Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Thomas Tuchel makes Premier League history in Chelsea vs Manchester United draw

Chelsea and Manchester United settled for a goalless draw in an encounter at Stamford Bridge that saw goal opportunities come at a premium.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits kill 97 people in Kaduna in February

The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said on Sunday, February 28, 2021 that the latest attacked happened in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of the state.
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the need to sustain his current onslaught against criminality in the state.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Bello to sustain fight against criminality

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the need to sustain his current onslaught against criminality in the state.
“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.

Bandits attack community hosting IDPs in Sokoto

Suspected bandits have attacked Gatawa town in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state, killing three persons, including a 7-year old internally dispaced person (IDP).
Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

Serie A: Romelu Lukaku helps Inter pull seven points clear

Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

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The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo distances self from land grab allegation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dissociated himself from the rumour making the rounds linking him to an illegal acquisition of Falohun family land at Feru community of Iyana – Iyesi axis of Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
Ugandan riot policemen patrol an area near the house of the presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine in Magere neighbourhood of Kampala, Uganda January 16, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa-File Photo

U.S. says weighing options to hold accountable Ugandan security forces over abuses

Incumbent Yoweri Museveni, a former guerrilla leader who has led the East African country since 1986, was declared winner of the Jan. 14 election with 59% of the vote, while opposition leader Bobi Wine was given 35%. A crackdown by security forces on Wine’s supporters over the past few months has left dozens dead and hundreds detained.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Northern youths accuse military of complicity in Zamfara students abduction

The Northern Youths Movement has accused the military of complicity in the abduction of over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 634 new coronavirus cases, six deaths

Nigeria recorded 634 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making it exactly one week of reporting less than 700 daily cases.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor orders special medicals for nine wounded CJTFs

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, spent Thursday in Dikwa, supervising distribution of social protect cash and food varieties to 34,000 vulnerable women and male households.