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World Malaria Day: Groups donate malaria test kits to FCT IDPs

Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) , on Sunday, donated free urine malaria test kits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the FCT, in commemoration of the World malaria day.

INEC urges political parties to practice proper internal democracy

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has called on the political parties to practice proper internal democracy to help solve 80 per cent of electoral challenges in the country.
Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) has moved to boost water transportation in the state with the training of its staff for efficient service delivery.

Boat operator wants Lagos to build infrastructure around waterways

As the traffic situation in Lagos metropolis continues to escalate, the President of Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON), Mr. Gani Balogun, said what Lagos State Government was doing was good, so far and that the Apapa gridlock was not beyond solution.
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Economic expert frowns at Nigeria’s debt servicing figures

An renowned economist, Dr Paul Alaje, has frowned at a situation whereby Nigeria spends up to 60% of its revenue on debt servicing, describing the development as disturbing and worrisome.
Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected terrorist in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.

Cameroon arrests troops, police suspected of ‘torture’

Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected "terrorist" in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.

China bans BBC World News in row over Xinjiang reporting

China’s broadcasting regulator has banned BBC World News, accusing it of flouting guidelines over a hard-hitting report on Beijing’s treatment of the country’s Uighur minority.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Official: 269 health workers contract coronavirus in Edo

The COVID-19 incident manager in Edo, Andrew Obi, says 269 health workers in the state have contracted the coronavirus.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Regional autonomy’ll address Nigeria’s diversity challenges

Former President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, said yesterday that regional autonomy will address Nigeria’s diversity challenges.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin at a reception offered by the Cameroon government. Yaounde, Jan. 29, 2021. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka-VOA)

Cameroon rejects separatist calls to boycott Pope envoy

English-speaking Cameroonians have ignored calls by separatists to close their businesses and protest a visit by an envoy of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for reconciliation among disgruntled Cameroonians and their government, though separatists accuse the church of being indifferent to their plight.
FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak about modernizing infrastructure and his plans for tackling climate change during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden’s inauguration

“I look forward to working with him (Biden), and with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our countries and working on our shared priorities: from tackling climate change, building back better from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic security.”
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.

Lagos Free Zone has capacity to contribute to Nigeria’s GDP

Business experts have expressed confidence that the Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) has the capacity to contribute to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) when fully developed.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared that he would not stop carrying out people-oriented projects, with a plan to start construction of the sixth flyover at Kaduna bridge by Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt.

Rivers governor plans construction of 6th flyover

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared that he would not stop carrying out people-oriented projects, with a plan to start construction of the sixth flyover at Kaduna bridge by Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Why I did Awgbu roads

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has revealed what prompted him to undertake massive construction of roads, bridges and many other projects in Awgbu and all the towns in the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers government to replace properties destroyed by IPOB members

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers says his administration will replace all the properties allegedly destroyed by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during the #EndSARS protest in parts of Rivers.
Nigerian male sprint sensation, Divine Oduduru, has revealed the passion to make his late dad proud has been the motivation for his blistering for on the track this season.

Oduduru launches foundation, donates palliatives to orphanages

Nigeria’s record holder in the men’s 200m, Divine Oduduru, has launched his Foundation in the country while reaching out to the needy in his community.
Amnesty International

Lekki shooting: Amnesty warns Nigerian government against cover up

A human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, has released a new timeline on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lekki, Lagos, last week Tuesday.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Donny van de Beek will play a ‘big, big part’ for...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to questions about Donny van de Beek’s lack of game time so far this season.

Senator Owie: Our leaders lack compassion hence the violence

Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Sir Roland Owie, has said that the lack of compassion on the part of Nigerian leaders may have been responsible for the violent dimension the anti-police brutality demonstration assumed across the country with the invasion of caring away of palliatives for COVID-19 in several state capitals.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

#EndSARS: Event of past week, deeply troubling – Ekiti governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the event of the past one week as “deeply troubling and of great concern to him and many patriotic citizens of the state”.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

MacArthur Foundation produces anti-corruption drama series for EFCC

A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

#EndSARS: Governor Fayemi appeals for peace in Ekiti, Southwest

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to the people of the State and the Southwest to allow peace to reign and refrain from wanton destruction of lives and property.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

FAAN clears air on N2,000 cargo surcharge

Last week, Abah took to Twitter to complain about the extra charge of N2000 which FAAN made him pay after he already paid N35, 000 to Customs for bringing in a CCTV device in his luggage from outside the country.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP commences overhauling of security architecture in South-east

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa attracts N10 billion investment for rice farmers

The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, yesterday disclosed that the state has concluded plans to assist farmers with an investment of N10 billion.
Javi Martinez admits the time is approaching for him to experience “something new”, with the World Cup winner approaching the end of his contract at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich confirm Javi Martinez will leave in the summer after nine-years

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Javi Martinez will bring the curtain down on his trophy-laden nine-year career at Allianz Arena this summer.

NOA sensitises Oyo residents ahead of council election

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation of residents of some local government areas in Oyo State, ahead of the May 22 council elections.