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The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, catfish farmers brainstorm on how to move aquaculture forward

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Catfish farmers in the country on Saturday met to brainstorm and strategize for better productivity in the industry.
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Kidnappers kill victim after collecting N1.5 million ransom

Suspected kidnappers have killed one Sani Khalil after collecting N1.5 million in ransom in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Military, police foil bandits’ attack on Kaduna community

The military and police on Friday night foiled an attack by armed bandits in Kasuwan Magani community, in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Mr. Olusegun Odebunmi (left); Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (second left) and the Director General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Liman (right), at the commissioning of 89.3 FM in Oko in Oyo State on Saturday.

Minister challenges local broadcast media to tell Nigerian story

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Nigerian broadcast media to take the lead in telling the Nigerian story in order to guard against distortion of facts by a section of the foreign media.
Gasser Abdel Razek, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Egyptian rights group head hopes release will help other prisoners

The head of a leading Egyptian human rights group who was held for two weeks on terrorism charges said Saturday he hoped the campaign to secure his release would help others still jailed on similar Allegations.

Maritime workers to begin warning strike Monday

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is to embark on a three-day warning strike from Dec. 7, to protest the deplorable state of access roads to seaports in Lagos State.
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

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.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.

Cross River by-elections: Governor Ayade votes in Obudu

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.
Babatunde Gbadamosi, PDP Candidate for Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District by-election, has called on governments and political parties to do more to end violence during elections.

Lagos bye-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi votes in Ikorodu, seeks end to electoral violence

Babatunde Gbadamosi, PDP Candidate for Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District by-election, has called on governments and political parties to do more to end violence during elections.

PWDs: CCD urges MDAs in Lagos State to fully implement disability laws

Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Official: Air Peace receives another aircraft from C-Check maintenance

Management of Air Peace on Saturday in Lagos announced the arrival of one of its aircraft, a Boeing 737, which has been undergoing C-Check maintenance in Europe.

Mob sets ablaze suspected robber, another shot dead in Ibadan

According to an eye witness account, two hoodlums robbed a motorcycle (Okada) rider of his TVS motorcycle at Olomi area of Ibadan and took to their heels, adding that luck eventually ran out on them and they were cut up by other riders who were on their trail at 110 roundabout area of Odo-Ona Ibadan.
The opposition, led by National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido, is boycotting the vote on the grounds that it will be rigged in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s allies.

Venezuela’s socialists eye congress control as opposition boycotts vote

Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections this Sunday in a vote that the United States, European Union and many citizens view as a fraudulent effort by the ruling socialist party to seize control of the last institution in opposition hands.
Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said on Friday he was scared for Raul Jimenez after the striker suffered a fractured skull in a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz.

Wolves boss was ‘afraid’ for Raul Jimenez after head clash

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said on Friday he was scared for Raul Jimenez after the striker suffered a fractured skull in a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz.
John Obi Mikel captained Stoke City to their first Championship victory at home this season with a 3-2 win over Brentford on Saturday.

Stoke boss: Mikel Obi extremely doubtful for Middlesbrough clash

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil says John Mikel Obi is a major doubt for his side’s Sky Bet Championship home clash Middlesbrough on Saturday.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF spends N14 million for training of 1,500 Katsina pupils

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has expended N14 million for the training of 1,500 pupils across the three senatorial zones of the state on School Improvement Plan.

World Disability Day: PWDs demand better deals

The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) and its allies on the aegis of Access Nigeria Campaign have called for better deals for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across the country in the interest of national development.

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Rotimi Amaechi: Why I supported President Buhari in 2015, not Goodluck Jonathan

‘If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me the opportunity to remain in PDP, he offered me all sort of opportunities and I said that I have given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Yoruba believe in unity of Nigeria

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday said the Yoruba people are a nation of hospitable, accommodating and warm people who believe in the oneness of Nigeria.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-election: Senate is not a place for jokers – Senator Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
Leonardo Bonucci has scored in the 90th minute of the Turin derby to put Juventus ahead at the death.

Juventus hit back to beat Torino

Juventus came from behind to beat Torino 2-1 on Sunday with US midfielder Weston McKennie among the scorers for the first time since he joined the Italian champions on loan.
Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) says it is obvious the people of Osun voted massively for Sen. Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 governorship poll.

Lagos bye-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi’s rigging claims laughable – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable the claims by Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Saturday’s bye election for Lagos East senatorial district was rigged in favour of Tokunbo Abiru.