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INEC organises capacity building workshop for voter education staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it has concluded arrangements to conduct a capacity building workshop for its Voter Education and Publicity staff at its headquarters and across the country.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.
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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
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House of Reps grills NNPC, contractors, summon BPP over $2.6 billion AKK pipeline project

House of Representatives has begun investigation of the alleged breach of Nigeria’s laws on local content in the execution of the Federal Government project to construct a gas pipeline from Ajaokuta to Kano.
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INEC: No group will gain undue advantage from new polling units

The Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Festus Okoye, has reiterated that the plans to create new polling units across the country would not benefit only a certain ethnic group, region or religion.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Forex: Nigerian manufacturers seek policy review, rates unification

Manufacturers and industrialists on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria for a review of the available foreign exchange (FX) policies in the country.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Minister scores President Buhari high in transport sector development

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievements in the transportation sector since he came into power in 2015.
The US has blacklisted two Iranian foundations controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and their subsidiaries, saying the institutions enabled Iran’s elite to sustain a “corrupt” system of ownership over large parts of the economy.

Iran takes ‘final’ stance on nuclear deal

"Iran has fulfilled all its obligations under the deal, not the United States and the three European countries... If they want Iran to return to its commitments, the United States must in practice... lift all sanctions," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying during a meeting with Air Force commanders.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Nigeria’s central bank investigates crypto companies’ accounts for fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has opened investigations into bank accounts of companies involved in the trading of cryptocurrencies with the intention of blocking those with suspicious transactions and fraud.

NCC: Mobile virtual operators’ licence framework still coming

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has yet to conclude licence framework that will open telecoms market for the launch of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

Lagos chamber projects positive economic recovery by Q2

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has projected a return to positive growth path for the Nigerian economy in the second quarter of 2021.
Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported.

Uber ‘lays off’ 185 former Postmates workers

Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported. Uber acquired Postmates in July for $2.65 billion, following a failed attempt to buy rival food delivery service Grubhub.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

Russia wages online battle against TikTok, YouTube

“I’m an American!” a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo PDP: No rift between Governor Obaseki, party leaders

Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Anthony Aziegbemi, has denied rumours of a rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and the leadership of the party.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara APC elders declare support for Governor AbdulRazaq

Several elders and stakeholders in the Kwara State APC on Monday declared total support for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who they claimed has changed the narrative of the state across various sectors.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE opens week with 0.08 percent growth

Trading on the nation’s bourse resumed on Monday on a positive note, following investors’ interest in shares of Zenith Bank, International Breweries (IB) and Flourmill.

Nigerian government to close Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks

The federal government will on January 12th close the Island-bound traffic of the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks in continuation of the ongoing rehabilitation project.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

50,000 Nigerians to receive coronavirus vaccines in February

The agency said the federal government had put in place a technical working group for COVID-19 vaccine headed by the Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib that would coordinate the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment.

Dominion sues former Donald Trump lawyer over voting machine conspiracy theory

Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment. The long-awaited defamation suit could test the impact of legal attacks on disinformation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo welcomes Microsoft’s offer to support Nigeria economic sustainability plan

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people.

Marginal fields: DPR shortlists 161 firms for final stage

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has shortlisted 161 successful companies for the final stage of the bid round, targeted at selling Nigeria’s 57 marginal oilfields.

DPR shortlists 161 companies for final stage of marginal oilfield bid round

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says 161 successful companies have been shortlisted to advance to the next and final stage of the bid round process for 57 marginal oil fields in the country.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Food blockade: AFAN blames institutional failure, inequity

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, blamed institutional failure for the blockade of foodstuff supply and transportation to Southern Nigeria as the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, embarked on the protest over factors militating against their business.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.

Goodluck Jonathan: I believe President Buhari is not sleeping over insecurity

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to synergise with governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders to de-escalate tension occasioned by the high level of insecurity in the country.

Policeman left unconscious as convoy escorting Bauchi governor somersaults

The accident occurred along Burga-Yelwa Duguri road in Tafawa-Balewa Local Government Area of the State when the State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed was on a project inspection tour in the LGA.
Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.

FUTA lecturer wins AU scientific award

Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.
In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

PFN confers ‘Defender of Faith’ award on VP Osinbajo

In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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.