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22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Senator Oyofo: I regret persuading ex-President Obasanjo to establish NDDC

Senator Kassim Oyofo has expressed regrets that he was instrumental to the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye: Bribe was demanded from me to fly in my helicopter for a...

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has called for drastic action against corrupt practices in all facets of Nigeria.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari felicitates with Senator Anisulowo at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, as she celebrates her 70th birthday on March 21, 2021.
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Femi Fani-Kayode: Old man arrested is not ‘wanted’ Isikilu Wakili

A septuagenarian arrested by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is not the “wanted Wakili”, according to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
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73-year old man nabbed for defiling 7-year old girl in delta

A 73-year-old man identified as Madumeye has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Area of the state.

Lagos landlords protest against demolition of buildings at Ibeju-Lekki

Many displaced landlords at Oke-Egan community, Kayetoro, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos on Friday protested at the state House of Assembly against what they described as unlawful demolition of over 400 houses in the neighbourhood.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen invade Bayelsa community

Following a series of attacks by suspected gunmen, many natives of Obiate Community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have deserted their homes to seek refuge in neighbouring communities.

President Buhari congratulates former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu at 70

President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday said he was joining sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skilful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980.
Family sources told newsmen that the septuagenarian was taken to the Colliery Hospital where the state had dedicated for the treatment of infectious diseases and allegedly abandoned the woman without any medical treatment.

Suspected coronavirus patient ‘dies’ in Enugu isolation centre

The Enugu suspected Coronavirus patient quarantined in the state isolation centre has reportedly died.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops clear Boko Haram enclaves, rescue captives in Borno

The Nigerian Army says its troops have cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts and rescued five captives including an octogenarian, three women and a minor across Borno state in the past few days.

Former Nigeria’s boxing champion cries for help

One of the Nigeria’s celebrated boxers in the 1970s, Abayomi Adeyemi is in dire need of help as the 1972 Olympian and former Commonwealth champion has been down with ailment.
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Federal university to honour Plateau Imam who rescued 262 Christians

The Federal University at Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has announced plans to honour Abubakar Abdullahi, the Imam who saved 262 Berom Christians from gunmen who attacked their village in Plateau States in June last year.
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Donald Trump: I’m a young, vibrant man

Two septuagenarian grandfathers are sparring over who possess more relative youthful vigor, as US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden circle each other in one of the first overt faceoffs of the US’ 2020 presidential contest.

President Buhari mourns Senator Joseph Waku

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of former Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku.

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire incident

Omofemiwa Ibrahim, mother of billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, has died in a fire accident at her Victoria Garden City (VGC) residence in the early hours of Saturday.
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Bus driver arrested for alleged rape of 78-year-old woman

The police in Lagos on Monday arrested a 41-year-old commercial bus driver for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman and causing her serious injury.
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Godwin Abbe flays Amnesty International reports on Nigeria

A former Minister of Defence, Gen. Godwin Abbe, on Sunday joined several Nigerians, including the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), in condemning the recent report of Amnesty International (AI) on uprisings in Nigeria.

70-year-old nabbed for allegedly duping NDLEA officer

The police in Badagry say they have arrested a septuagenarian, who allegedly duped an officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of N1.3 million.

2019: Another group stages rally for Governor Ambode’s continuity

Members of a group known as Coalition for Good Governance in Lagos State on Wednesday staged rallies in Ikeja to support Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election, citing his sterling performances.
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Group lauds President Buhari’s fight against terrorism

A group of octogenarians Friday took to the streets of Lagos to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for decimating Boko Haram.

Landlord, wife docked for allegedly breaking into tenant’s shop

A septuagenarian, Kolawole Fabanwo, and his 28-year-old wife, Oladejo Nasifat, were on Monday arraigned in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into a tenant’s shop.
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Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

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Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

Italian Open: Serena Williams crashes out on her 1000th career game

Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

DRC: New accusations of sexual abuse against humanitarian workers

More than 20 Congolese women have claimed to have been sexually abused, in the form of job blackmail, by aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an investigation released Wednesday.
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CAN declares three-days of national prayer over insecurity

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared 3-days of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Eid-El-Fitr: CUPP laments worsening security situation, calls for prayers, tolerance

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has lamented that the country was indeed in a deep trying time following the recent burglary incident in the Aso Rock residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

Kelechi Nwakali wins Alcorcon Player of the Month award

Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

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U.S. military ship fires 30 warning shots after encounter with Iranian vessels

A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

Mason Greenwood sets new Manchester United record

Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido: President Buhari’s supporters will go to hell

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has berated the Federal Government and its supporters concerning the unrest in the country.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: This democracy must not fail

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigerians, from all walks of life, whether in government or as professionals, must rededicate themselves to the protection of democracy.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government democratising broadband connectivity

It’s the first in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the three such cutting-edge facilities on the continent, with top prime global certifications for smart card manufacturing and it is based in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, relished yesterday afternoon while touring SecureID company’s premises, and affirmed Nigeria’s extremely bright economic future, which he said cannot be aborted despite current challenges.