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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Borno killings: Calls for President Buhari’s resignation ‘irresponsible’ – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a meeting with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) on Thursday in Lagos said the calls amounted to playing dirty politics with the issue of security.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Borno farmers’ killing not reflection of progress made against Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the killing of 45 farmers in Borno State does not reflect the progress made against Boko Haram insurgents by the military.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Borno killing: Nigerian government urges residents to not lose hope in military

Following Saturday’s killing of some farmers by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the capability and commitment of the military to routing the terrorists.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister: Boko Haram can only attack ‘soft targets’

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed Boko Haram as a badly degraded terrorist group that can only attack defenceless civilians.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
US President-elect Joe Biden has introduced veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying- “America is back, ready to lead the world.”

Joe Biden unveils cabinet, says America is back

US President-elect Joe Biden has introduced veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying: “America is back, ready to lead the world.”

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
Mario Götze has admitted he could have taken more time to develop himself, rather than moving to Bayern Munich at the age of 21.

Mario Götze: I may have been too quick to take Bayern Munich transfer

Mario Götze has admitted he could have taken more time to develop himself, rather than moving to Bayern Munich at the age of 21.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF projects 10.4% contraction in global trade, difficult economic recovery

In the just-released biannual World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the IMF also revealed that foreign direct investment flows as a share of global gross domestic product are well below their pre-pandemic levels, and are expected to remain as such in the near future.
Inter Milan fought back with two goals in the last five minutes as they began their Serie A campaign with a 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Inter Milan monitor players on international duty

La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals the slow start to the new season, the dense programme in club competitions, the short break during the summer and the injury situation at San Siro has prompted Inter to contact the respective nations where their players are currently training.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun government warns schools against sales of uniform

Osun State Government has warned primary and Secondary Schools not to sell or distribute uniforms to students in their domain as the reversal to old uniforms is set to take effect from the 2020/2021 academic session.
The limbless, headless torso of a millionaire tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, has been found inside his swanky Manhattan condo Tuesday afternoon with an electric saw lying next to the remains.

GOKADA founder gruesomely murdered in New York

The limbless, headless torso of a millionaire tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, has been found inside his swanky Manhattan condo Tuesday afternoon with an electric saw lying next to the remains.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe seeks UN support on social welfare programmes

The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has assured Governor Inuwa Yahaya of UN’s support in its quest to strengthen its social safety nets.
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes along CMS ,Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.

Lagos Taskforce raids CMS, Yaba, others, impounds 134 okadas

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes along CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.
The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) raided an illegal brothel around Mile 2 area of Lagos, in the early hours of Friday and arrested five notorious miscreants and nine prostitutes with illegal drugs.

Lagos taskforce raids brothel, arrests 14 ‘prostitutes, hoodlums’

The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) raided an illegal brothel around Mile 2 area of Lagos, in the early hours of Friday and arrested five notorious miscreants and nine prostitutes with illegal drugs.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo warns firms over evasion of payment for road setbacks

Oyo State has warned business organisations that built on the mandatory setbacks on major roads to pay for the spaces or have them taken over.

Stakeholders identify lack of forensic expertise in Nigeria’s anti-graft war

Shortage of forensic facilities and expertise have been identified as major setbacks in the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Nigeria, according to some stakeholders.
Tunji Bello

Tunji Bello: Why ex-Governor Ambode failed to win over Lagosians, APC

The outgone Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello, has said that the main drawback of the departed Akinwunmi Ambode administration is the government’s inability to apply enough emotional intelligence in its dealings.

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Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen: Napoli clears Super Eagles medics of any wrong doing

Napoli has denied reports from Italian media that Nigerian doctors complicated Victor Osimhen’s shoulder during the first treatment. Tuttosport claimed Napoli medic revealed that their Nigerian counterparts caused more damage to the shoulder in the process of treatment before he returned to Italy. However, Napoli and the player on Saturday afternoon took to their social media handle to debunk the reports and clear the Super Eagles team doctor of any wrongdoing. “The current situation regarding the injury of Victor Osimhen is only a consequence of the dislocated right shoulder,” Napoli said in a tweet. Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while in action for Super Eagles of Nigeria last month at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The striker went down in the second under a challenge from a Sierra Leone defender and was subsequently rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The striker had since returned to his base in Italy but has not featured for Napoli since as a result of the injury
Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Okowa urges President Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, holding that instability in the commission’s board has contributed to the systemic institutional failure of the agency.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: INEC officials decry poor turnout

The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

Lagos bye-election: No palliatives in my house – NIDCOM chief

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, weekend, debunked the rumour making the round that she hoard Covid-19 Palliatives in her G.R.A residence in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums accost INEC officials at Mile 12, demand money

Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.