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Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

N-Power: 30,000 beneficiaries hired as agric enumerators – Presidency

The N-Power, cash-for-work programme, inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with 500,000 of direct beneficiaries, is spread across the key industries targeted by the programme – Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.

Blackout looms in four states as Port Harcourt Disco workers threaten strike

Rivers and four other states under the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc may be plunged into darkness following an industrial dispute that greeted the alleged sacking of 60 workers of the electricity company.
THE National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has said that the presidential taskforce set up to clear the gridlock in Apapa cannot achieve the task, adding that they have failed.

Apapa gridlock raises haulage cost by 50% in one week

During an on-the-spot assessment by newsmen over the weekend, truck operators attributed the escalating cost of haulage services at the Tin Can Port to extortion by security operators, including Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) security officials, police and the presidential task team on Apapa gridlock.

Senator Adeyemi advocates N50 billion bailout fund for airline operators

Sen. Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi), has called on the Federal Government to provide a bailout fund of N50 billion for airlines operators in the country.
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Senate: There’s danger in flying in Nigeria

Addressing newmen on Monday in Abuja, the chairman of the committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi) said the N4 billion bailout given to the airline operators by the federal government was inadequate, forcing them to cut corners.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON: Why we can’t implement new minimum wage for Delta council workers

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Delta State chapter has explained why it has not been able to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 for workers at the local councils and primary school teachers.
Nelaon Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, center left, greeting Barack Obama on Tuesday - EFE

Barack Obama rebukes Donald Trump in address marking Nelson Mandela’s 100th posthumous birthday

Obama’s speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump’s policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.

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Olisa Metuh tasks Igbo elders, political leaders on IPOB agitation

Former national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh has urged elders and elected leaders from the South East to work out ways and means of addressing the IPOB issue.
Security force officers hold shields in Nyaung-U, Myanmar, March 7, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media by Reuters.

Protests erupt across Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

An official from the party of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi died overnight in police custody, associates said, while protests were held in at least half a dozen cities in some of the most widespread action against the coup last month.
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Sri Lankan Catholics demand justice for Easter bombing victims

The leader of Sri Lanka’s Catholics has demanded the government find the perpetrators of the deadly 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, as worshippers held silent protests outside the capital’s churches on Sunday.
Polling opened on Sunday morning for a presidential election at crisis-hit Barcelona, where the winner will face the challenge of rebuilding the club's finances and squad.

Polls open for presidential election at troubled Barcelona

They are running to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned in October and was briefly taken in for questioning following police raids on the club on Monday into the 'Barcagate' scandal which revolves around allegations that Barcelona carried out a defamation campaign against current and former players critical of club leadership.
Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester City had hunger to beat Brighton

Kelechi Iheanacho says his side’s desire to win shone through during a second half in which Leicester City scored twice to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Saturday night.

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Kanye West has been on a different path for a little while now, but he’s set to take his music to new heights with the announcement of his first opera, Nebuchadnezzar. The event is coming Nov. 24 and directed by previous collaborator Vanessa Beecroft.

Kanye West will lose ‘$60 million Hidden Hills mansion’ to Kim Kardashian

American reality star Kim Kardashian will own the $60 million Calabasas mansion she shared with Kanye West and their children amid their ongoing divorce.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi governor appoints new head strategist on investment

Governor Yahaya Bello has appointed, Investment and Branding Advisor, Dr Ronke Bello, Head Strategist on Investment-Policy and Communication to the Kogi State Government.
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke: Nyesom Wike a role model among politicians

Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has become a role model in Nigerian politics for his prudent use of resources for quality service delivery and boldness in speaking truth to power.
A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana’s Supreme Court rejects John Mahama’s election petition

A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
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Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.