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The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

2023 Presidency: Ndigbo should exercise caution – minister

As the clamour for a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 continues to gather momentum, the Minister of State, Education, Hon Emeka Nwajiuba, has urged the South East to exercise caution in its quest or campaign for the “Igbo Presidency”.

Junaid Muhammad: President Buhari, governors lack political will to address security

The Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Muhammed, has backed the Northern Elders Forum claims that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Northern Governors have lost control of security, saying whosoever it is saddled with the responsibility to secure the country is not in charge.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate wants ex-Minister Akinjide immortalized

The Senate has called for the immortalization of Nigeria’s former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide’s death a big blow to legal profession – lawyers

Some lawyers in Lagos, on Wednesday, described Chief Richard Akinjide’s passing as a big blow to the legal profession.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Afe Babalola: Richard Akinjide a legal colossus

Eminent lawyer, Afe Babalola, on Tuesday described the late Chief Richard Akinjide as a legal colossus and a professional who was a fervent believer in the rule of law.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: I’m not interested in chief of staff position

Second Republic Minister and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78, has advised those associating him with the post of Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, to look elsewhere.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared that he would not mind breaking some toes if it would aid his determination to serve the ordinary people of Oyo State.

2023: Oyo governor tells Lagos APC to prepare for eviction

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday warned the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress to prepare for eviction following the move to reconcile aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.
The Chancellor, Eastern Mandate Union (EMU), and former Vice Chairman, NADECO, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, is dead.

NADECO chieftain Arthur Nwankwo passes on

Former Vice Chairman of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and prolific author, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, has passed on

Demolition of Senator Saraki’s house unacceptable – Arewa group

Leading Arewa group, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has condemned the recent demolition of the ancestral home of late Dr Olusola Saraki by the Kwara State government, saying it is dirty and downright unacceptable.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki reacts to revocation of father’s land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu will stop the prosecution of the former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Senator Saraki fights governor Abdulrazaq over seized land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has aimed flak at Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq over his government’s decision to convert a piece of land owned by Saraki’s dad into a new secretariat.

2023: It’s too early to start power agitation – Senator Jim Nwobodo

A former governor of old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, has said it is too early for politicians in the country to be agitating which region will produce the president in 2023.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Council approves establishment of new emirates in Kano

Kano state Executive Council has approved Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.

2023: Northern leaders’re not God – Maxi Ukuta

Second Republic politician and former commissioner in old Anambra State, Chief Maxi Ukuta, has picked holes in comments of some northern leaders including Professor Ango Abdullahi that the presidency would remain in the North after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adams Oshiomhole

‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ sweeps through Bayelsa, Kogi

In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Group alleges fresh plans to rehash allegations against VP Osinbajo

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC urges manufacturers in Borno to embrace re-registration

The Borno Coordinator of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr Nasiru Mato, has urged manufacturers to embrace use of Automated Product Administration and Monitoring Systems (NAPAMS) for registration of their products.

Osun local council declares curfew as ‘ritualists’ kill two

The Chairman, Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State, Mr Teslim Ogunmola, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ejigbo following the killing of two residents of the town within four days.

Church excommunicates cleric over attempt to sleep with woman

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated an assistant pastor of the church in Akure, Ondo State, Mr Gideon Bakare.
In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.