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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Secession not the way out

Thee Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was working hard to improve national security and prevent all secession tendencies.

General Abdulsalami: Six million weapons in circulation in Nigeria

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday, declared that an estimated six million illegal weapons are in circulation in the country.
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APC to clerics: Hold us accountable to our promises

National Secretary of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the party, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, gave the charge yesterday at the 80th birthday thanksgiving and book launch of Venerable Emmanuel O. Ajayi, retd, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oboroke-Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi 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 seeks new tribe of Nigerians to promote unity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has cautioned those calling for the break-up of Nigeria to have a rethink, saying that now is an opportunity to increase the number of new tribe of men and women of all faith and ethnicities committed to a country run on high values of integrity, hard work, justice and love of country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor: We’ll not negotiate with bandits, kidnappers

Again, Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated his administration’s stance not to negotiate with bandits.

2023: Ogoni, Kalabari leaders plot power shift in Rivers

Some leaders of Ogoni and Kalabari, two of the major ethnic groups in Rivers have vowed to ensure that that there is ‘power shift’ in the State in 2023.
The Kwara Government, on Tuesday night, received its own consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Bauchi receives first tranche of coronavirus vaccine

Bauchi State Government says it has received 80,570 out of the 150,000 doses of COVID -19 vaccine allocated to the State by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s president, vice to get coronavirus vaccine Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday, be among the key national figures to receive the first dosage of Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID- 19 vaccines scheduled to arrive Abuja Tuesday.

Why religious leaders should not make provocative utterances – cleric

Religious leaders across the country have been urged teach their followers the importance of peace to national development.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.

Insecurity: Nigerian governemtn to hold nationwide town hall meetings

In view of the security challenges confronting the nation, the Federal Government is set to convene town hall meetings in the six geo-political zones.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

NSA, Northwest governors to meet in Kaduna over rising insecurity

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Retd) and all the seven governors from the North-West region of the country have scheduled a town-hall meeting for Monday in order to address growing insecurity in the region.

Coronavirus: Kano assembly postpones resumption until further notice

The Kano State House of Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption until further notice, in compliance with the stay-at-home directive by the state government.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public appearance at the Oyo Central Senatorial District Meeting since testing positive to COVID-19 early December last year.

Oyo APC Reps member recovers from coronavirus, narrates experience

A member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public appearance at the Oyo Central Senatorial District Meeting since testing positive to COVID-19 early December last year.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina school principal admits raping, impregnating 12-year-old student

The Vice Principal of Community Secondary School Kadandani in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Sale, has admitted before police that he had sexual relationship with his 12-year-old student.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

NCPC boss: Nigeria needs holistic dialogue, awareness for enduring peace, unity

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said holistic approach with regards to awareness creation and dialogue with various critical stakeholders is necessary to achieving enduring peace and unity in the country.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna to relocate rescued Almajiris to respective states, countries

The Kaduna State Task Force enforcing COVID-19 related regulations have rescued 160 children from locations that were neither authorised nor licensed as schools or children’s homes, an official has said.

Cleric advocates rotational presidency to curb Nigeria’s political instability

As Nigeria’s political future remains shaky ahead of 2023 elections, a Benin-based cleric, Prophet (Dr.) Abel Sunday Ajala, yesterday, suggested a rotational system of the presidency and called on the Federal Government to convoke a meeting of traditional rulers, religious leaders, political leaders from across the country, and the military to agree on the new method.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross-over vigil: Fix service within permitted time – Governor Ayade

The Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade Monday night told Churches in the state to fix their Dec 31 Cross Over services within the permitted time as the 6:00 am to 10:00 pm curfew was still in place.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom cancels state events, caution residents

The Akwa Ibom State Government has cancelled all state events requiring large gatherings as it confirmed 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the state.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom confirms 48 new coronavirus cases, cancels state events

Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the COVID-19 Management Committee, said this during a press briefing tagged “Second Wave of COVID-19: Need for Strict Compliance with Guidelines and Protocols.”

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard to push on and earn back his place in the England squad after his goalscoring start to life at West Ham.

Jesse Lingard undecided on Manchester United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Jesse Lingard will be welcomed back to Manchester United this summer but Goal reports the England international is undecided whether he wants to return.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League fans’ groups unite to condemn Super League

Fans of the Premier League clubs named as part of the breakaway Super League launched on Sunday have joined forces to condemn the move with Chelsea’s Supporters’ Trust describing it as the “ultimate betrayal”.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: More soldiers to be recruited to halt Boko Haram

The Minister of Defense, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi has said that more soldiers are to be recruited to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Minister: FCTA will increase access to agricultural inputs

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has put in place an Input Support Initiative strategy aimed at increasing access to critical agricultural inputs to support all year farming in Abuja.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, one of Africa’s leading cement companies, BUA Cement on Thursday donated drugs worth ten million naira to host communities in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto State.

BUA Cement donates medical items to host communities in Sokoto

As part of its corporate social responsibility, one of Africa’s leading cement companies, BUA Cement on Thursday donated drugs worth ten million naira to host communities in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto State.