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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor charges President Buhari to show commitment to ending insurgency

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate commitment to winning the war against insurgency and insecurity.
9. Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba

Minister, House member bicker over projects in Edo

The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba and the member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Johnson Oghuma Tuesday engaged in war of words of projects in Etsako which the two are laying claim.
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.

Minister: FCTA will increase access to agricultural inputs

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has put in place an Input Support Initiative strategy aimed at increasing access to critical agricultural inputs to support all year farming in Abuja.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister: Nigerian government has not given up on rescue of Chibok girls

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reassured of government’s determination to rescue Chibok girls from their abductors, insisting that contrary to beliefs in some quarters that no action was being taken by the federal administration, it was determined to get the girls out of captivity.

PAP, NCDMB to train, empower Niger Delta ex-agitators in oil, gas sector

The Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, have struck a deal to build the capacity of ex-agitators benefitting from the amnesty programme.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Niger Delta: Amnesty beneficiaries to take JAMB exam – Dikio

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has offered reasons behind its new policy mandating all prospective beneficiaries of its scholarship scheme to first take the examination organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president condemns attacks on correctional facilities

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has decried recent attacks on Police formations and Correctional facilities in Imo.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor speaks against travelling abroad for medical check-up

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says he doesn't have any reason to travel abroad for a medical check-up because the State Government House Clinic is equipped with everything he needs for medical examination.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: Why I stopped giving appointments to women

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, says he stopped giving appointment to women because of the way other women react to such.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: I have been vaccinated for coronavirus

Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike has confirmed taking the COVID-19 vaccination, dispelling the rumour that he refused to take the vaccine.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Trade minister assures investors on security

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Niyi Adebayo, has assured investors that the federal government was committed to addressing the problem of insecurity in the country.

Iskilu Wakili: Detained OPC members granted bail

The Oyo state police command has released the three Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members detained in connection with the arrest of a Fulani leader in Ibarapa, Iskilu Wakili.

Controversy surrounds whereabouts of OPC men who arrested Iskilu Wakili

While there are media reports that the men have been transferred to Abuja, some sources in the OPC said they do not know the whereabouts of the detained operatives.

Suspected herdsmen kill four in Oyo

Four men have been hacked to death at Idiyan village in Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State by suspected Fulani herdsmen in what seemed like a reprisal, in less than 24 hours after a suspected warlord and kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili, was arrested by members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
A joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups have arrested the alleged notorious Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Iskilu Wakili.

‘Fulani warlord’ Iskilu Wakili arrested in Oyo

A joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups have arrested the alleged notorious Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Iskilu Wakili.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Minister hails Ekiti governor at 56

Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment has congratulated Ekiti State’s Gov. Dr Kayode Fayemi on his 56th birthday anniversary.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister urges town planners to address urbanisation in Nigeria

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has urged members of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP) to tackle the consequences of rapid urbanisation in most cities across the country.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Rivers governor: My successor won’t inherit any abandoned project

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said no project initiated by his administration would be left uncompleted, just as he promised that the construction of the Trans-Kalabari Road will soon begin.

Gani Adams: ACF, Miyetti Allah are jokers

Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the South West, stating that threats of attack on the region can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa in Oyo State and Ondo State, where Governor Rotimi Akeredolu warned herders to stay off government forests, and will certainly affect the entire nation.
Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Adebayo, has said the federal government is optimistic of securing a $500 million AFDB fund for technology innovation in the country.

Nigerian government to partner Ekiti chamber to spur economic activities

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has promised to partner with the Ekiti Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture to boost commerce and industry in Ekiti State.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister commends President Buhari’s efforts in tackling unemployment

The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating the Extended Special Public Works Programme aimed at addressing mass unemployment in the country.
Nigeria’s billionaire, Bolu Akin-Olugbade, has passed on.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Bolu Akin-Olugbade was passionate about Nigeria’s unity

The former president said, “He was as passionate in his defence of Nigerian unity as he was devoted to his roots. No wonder, he actively promoted the history and culture of his local community who also immensely benefited from his wise counsel and generosity.”

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Crystal Palace rubberstamped Premier League survival and ended a winless run of five games with a 2-0 victory at Sheffield United.

Crystal Palace confirm Premier League safety with win at Sheffield Utd

Crystal Palace are safe for another season as goals from Christian Benteke and Eberechi Eze downed Sheffield United 2-0 to confirm the Eagles’ Premier League survival.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti governor hails deputy at 77

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, on the occasion of his 77th birthday, saying that the Deputy Governor has consistently proven to be a reliable ally, astute technocrat, and illustrious statesman.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest eight ‘kidnappers’ in Osun

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, on Saturday confirmed that the suspects were arrested at Omo-Ijesa village in Osun State.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Freed Kaduna student: I lost my pregnancy in captivity

A pregnant woman who was one of the 37 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, has narrated how she lost her pregnancy in captivity.

INEC set to convert voting centers to polling units across Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Saturday disclosed that it was set to convert voting points across Nigeria into full fledged polling Units.

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Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

Ex-Napoli forward: Victor Osimhen will become big star in future

Former Napoli forward Cristian Bucchi believes Victor Osimhen will become a big star for the Partenopei in future.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 18 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 18 new coronavirus infections, with zero COVID-19 related death in four states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as of May 3.
Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze was forced out of his side's Europa League encounter at Arsenal on Thursday in what could be a major blow for the Yellow Submarine.

Samuel Chukwueze hopeful to face Manchester United in Europa League final

Recuperating Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze remains upbeat he will be fit in time for the UEFA Europa League final clash against Man United after he cropped an injury in the semi-final return leg at Arsenal.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government to intensify diversification of energy sector

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, says the ministry will continue to support the Federal Government’s policies on diversification of the energy sector.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Petition to postpone or cancel Tokyo Olympics nears 300,000 signatures

A petition titled ‘Cancel the Tokyo Olympics to protect our lives’ has almost garnered 300,000 signatures as Tokyo citizens urge the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Games or cancel it outrightly.