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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a real threat to their oppositions.

Leicester City boss: Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy combination a real threat

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a "real threat" to their oppositions.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP: Era of armed struggle in Niger Delta over

The interim administrator of the presidential amnesty programme (PAP), Milland Dikio, says the era of violence and armed struggle in the Niger Delta region is over.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP asks President Buhari to sack Isa Pantami for ‘sympathy for terrorists’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, for his alleged sympathy for terrorist organisations, including the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP boss urge Niger Delta youths to shun violence

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd) has said that the time has come for the youths of the Niger Delta to shun violence.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

PDP charges DSS to invite minister Isa Pantami for questioning

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Department of State Services, DSS, to immediately invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning over alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Germany will not let down its Afghan staff as the international military mission in the country winds down after nearly two decades of war, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledged on Sunday.

Germany will not abandon Afghan staff – minister

Germany will not let down its Afghan staff as the international military mission in the country winds down after nearly two decades of war, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledged on Sunday.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s masterful undoing of Pep Guardiola’s dream of four championships

A lot had been made of the dreamy unprecedented pursuit of a quadruple of trophies this season by English Premier League champions-elect Manchester City that the term “unprecedented” came to qualify their every win in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign, as they kept the dream alive with one victory after another.
Wojciech Szczesny will not be leaving Juventus to join Tottenham this summer.

No contact between Tottenham and Juve’s Wojciech Szczesny

The goalkeeper has been linked with a move in the next transfer window and the Premier League side are rumoured to be eager to sign him.

Remita commences sale of 2021 UTME ePINs

Remita, a leading electronic payment company, has said it began the sale of 2021 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ePINs to prospective candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to launch Digital Switch Over in Lagos April 29

The Federal Government has concluded plans to Kick-start the new rollout of the Digital Switch Over, DSO, in Lagos State, scheduled for April, 29, 2021.

JUSUN strike: NBA hits Nigeria governors

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Anambra has described the decision of the Governors’ Forum to suspend discussion and engagement with Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, over their prolonged nationwide strike as uncharitable, unpatriotic and totally unacceptable.

Myanmar junta releases 23,000 inmates in New Year amnesty

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa needs $245 billion external funding in five years

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says sub-Saharan Africa’s low-income countries face additional external funding needs of about $245 billion over the next five years or 425 billion dollars for the whole region.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong leave the opening ceremony of an ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun-File Photo

Southeast Asian nations weigh aid mission to Myanmar

Southeast Asian countries are considering a proposal to send a humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar as a potential first step in a long-term plan to broker a dialogue between the junta and its opponents, diplomats familiar with the discussions said.
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Twitter: APC lacks understanding of governance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the declaration by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the by-passing of Nigeria by Twitter to cite its African Headquarters in Ghana as “a non-issue” is a confirmation that the ruling party has little or no understanding of governance.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Official: FCTA has achieved 60% implementation of Abuja master plan

The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) says it has recorded 60 per cent success in the implementation of the Abuja Master Plan in spite of some challenges.

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.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.
FILE PHOTO - A harvester is used to deposit wheat crop on a tarpaulin in a field on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 24, 2015. REUTERS-Amit Dave-File Photo

New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition

Scientists at a leading global grains research institute expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets, the institute’s head told Reuters.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

Senate confirms Halilu Shaba as NASDRA chief

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

JAMB scraps use of email for UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.
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CAN: No to wearing of hijab in Christian schools

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have said no to a bill seeking to prohibit and prevent religious discrimination against adherents and practitioners of different faiths and beliefs in Nigeria.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Norwich City are a Premier League club again after their automatic promotion was sealed by Brentford and Swansea City both failing to win on Saturday.

Norwich City promoted back to Premier League

Norwich City are a Premier League club again after their automatic promotion was sealed by Brentford and Swansea City both failing to win on Saturday.
Veteran Nigerian rapper and activist, Michael Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, says that he is not in a hurry to get married saying that his mother and other family members were not pressuring him about marriage.

Ruggedman: Why my parents don’t disturb me about marriage

Veteran Nigerian rapper and activist, Michael Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, says that he is not in a hurry to get married saying that his mother and other family members were not pressuring him about marriage.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports.

Senator Okorocha’s arrest a political witch-hunt – Igbo youth group

Igbo Youths For Equity, a coalition of Igbo youth groups, has condemned Tuesday’s arrest of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Following the decision to host The Experience Lagos — an annual gospel event — virtual, Head Pastor of the Rock Cathedral, Paul Adefarasin, has underscored the importance of technology in a pandemic-riddled year.

Pastor Adefarasin, if Nigeria is a scam; then we’re all scammers

It is the bounden duty of every citizen to hold the government to account. In fact, citizenship is a call to duty – for the state. And there is no compelling duty which supersedes citizens subjecting their employees – the government – to scrutiny and constant vigilance. Criticising the government is within the rights of every citizen, and active citizenship demands taking the government through its paces. No government is without criticism, and none is too special for criticism.