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Osun 2022: I foresee one vote going for N50,000 – Anglican bishop

The Diocesan Bishop of Ijesa North Anglican Diocese, Right Rev. Isaac Oluyamo, has decried the spate of vote-buying in Nigeria.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has described as disheartening last Thursday’s road accident that claimed the lives of 21 pupils of a Catholic Nursery-Primary school in Enugu.

Senator Nnamani condemns burning of police stations, INEC offices, calls for dialogue

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has condemned the invasion and burning of police and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilities in the South East geo-political zone.

PDP committee reconciles factions in Lagos

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation Committee and Strategic Committee that is led by former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has reconciled warring factions of the party in Lagos State.

2023: Igbo will occupy Aso Rock – Ohanaeze chieftain

Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday vowed to ensure the emergence of an Igbo presidency in 2023.

Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
Governor Abiodun arriving for the May Day Celebration in Abeokuta

May Day: Ogun governor begs JUSUN, PASAN, others to end strike

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and other aggrieved association of workers currently on strike to return to work in the interest of the Nigerians and the economy of the country.

UPU appeals for calm in Ughelli over market ownership

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide, has appealed to the warring communities of Ekiugbo and Iwhreko in Ughelli North LGA to sheathe their swords and allow constitutional and traditional authorities look into their grievances.

Four killed in Rivers cult clash

No fewer than four people were killed yesterday when members of two cult groups, suspected to be Iceland and Deygbam, clashed in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Senator Faseyi commends PDP reconciliation committee over successful South-west congress

The Senator representing Ekiti North in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Duro Faseyi, has commended the National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for its role in the recently concluded South West Zonal Congress of the party.

Four persons ‘killed’ in Bayelsa over ‘security contract’

Four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract.

South-West PDP crisis: No need to fight ourselves – chieftain

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, on Monday urged the party’s stakeholders to sheathe their swords and give room for peace to strengthen the party in the South-West.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor begs to Samuel Ortom, Balam Mohammed to sheathe their swords

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has called on the leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the conflict between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, saying the diatribes between the two PDP governors is becoming disturbing, and should not be allowed to escalate further.
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 condemns violence over Gombe chieftaincy tussle

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “great shock and deep concern” over the eruption of violence on a chieftaincy tussle in Billiri town in Gombe State.
The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has called on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and ethnic militias to sheathe their swords and come to a roundtable for dialogue.

Institute calls on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, ethnic militias to embrace dialogue

The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has called on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and ethnic militias to sheathe their swords and come to a roundtable for dialogue.

General Abdulsalami: Recent ethnic attacks in Nigeria unfortunate

A former military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has described as “unfortunate” the recent ethnic attacks in some parts of the country, saying that the incidents is adding to the problems existing in the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Shasha crisis: Oyo governor to inaugurate judicial panel

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared on Monday that his government will ensure that justice is served on all the victims of the crisis that erupted between Hausa and Yoruba residents of Shasha Market of Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, during the weekend.
Lola Ashiru

Kwara APC crisis: Senator Ashiru calls for truce

The Senator representing Kwara South in the National Assembly, Lola Ashiru, has called for truce over the unending crisis between the elders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kwara State chapter of the party.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police call for political solution to end crises in Akwa Ibom communities

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has called on the political class and stakeholders to find an enduring solution to the lingering crises bedevilling communities in Okobo and Mbo local government areas of the state.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

Ohanaeze: Security for Ndigbo is my priority – George Obiozor

President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has promised to make security of the race one of his top priorities.

Governor Ayade aide accuses Rivers governor of fueling crisis in Cross River PDP

An aide to the Cross River State Governor and Director-General of Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Mr Alphonsus Eba, on Monday accused Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike of being responsible for the internal crisis that has engulfed the state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Dangote Industries has revealed that its Urea fertiliser is now on sale nationwide and that it currently pushes out a minimum of 120 trucks daily across the country.

Dangote fertiliser plant pushes out 120 trucks daily

Dangote Industries has revealed that its Urea fertiliser is now on sale nationwide and that it currently pushes out a minimum of 120 trucks daily across the country.
The Head of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has called on critical stakeholders in the anti-graft war to join hands with the Commission in tackling the menace of computer-related fraud in the country.

EFCC to file 800 new corruption cases in court

The chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this Thursday as part of the weekly briefing by Heads of MDAs to give an update on their performance in office. He addressed State House reporters in Abuja.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte it set to play for Spain at the European Championship.

Report: Aymeric Laporte pressuring Manchester City to allow Barcelona transfer

It has been a busy beginning to the summer transfer window for Barcelona, already completing the signings of Sergio Agüero, Emerson Royal, and Eric García. Now, another Manchester City player is being linked to a move to Catalunya this summer as the Catalan club look to continue their rebuild.
Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.

Juventus eye move for Liverpool target Youri Tielemans

Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia September 26, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the U.N. Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia’s plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said after a foreign ministers’ meeting.g