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Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker advocates political ties between Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for stronger political and socio-economic ties between Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe in the spirit of African brotherhood.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister: NYSC remains major promoter of national unity

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, says all hands must be on deck to support the National Youth Service Corps as it has been a major promoter of Nigeria’s unity.
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.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC, Google partner on ‘Eko for Show’ project

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) plans to partner with Google Arts and Culture on a project tagged `Eko for Show’, to showcase what makes Lagos a centre for creativity.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.

CSOs urge dialogue on national cohesion to save Nigeria from imminent collapse

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.

FUOYE vice chancellor: I didn’t sack ex-registrar

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Sunday said that he did not terminate the appointment of Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, the former registrar of the university.

Segun Adeniyi: Devolution of power alone can’t solve Nigeria’s problems

The chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Olusegun Adeniyi, says devolution of power is not the only solution to Nigeria’s problems.
A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka says Nigerian governors of shying away from responsibilities, insisting that they have not fully utilized the powers allotted to them. Chidoka said this on Saturday at The Platform, a programme organized by The Covenant Nation.

Ex-minister: State governments running away from responsibilities

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, says Nigerian governors of shying away from responsibilities, insisting that they have not fully utilized the powers allotted to them. Chidoka said this on Saturday at The Platform, a programme organized by The Covenant Nation.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor urges young Nigerians not to lose hope in Nigeria

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged Nigerian youth not to be discouraged following the many challenges facing the nation but rather “have hope for a brighter future for the nation.”

Nigeria Football Supporters Club inaugurates musical equipment

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has inaugurated musical equipment to enable it adequately support the country’s national teams at international and local competitions.

Ekiti cult clash: 6 dead, several wounded, 45 arrested

Ikere-Ekiti, reputed to be home to the largest numbers of professors in Ekiti State, is also the second-largest town in Ekiti State, with a population of 147, 355 (2006 census), second only to Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital, has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons.

PDP denies N10 billion fraud allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday reacted to the petition against the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, by a member of the party, Prince Kasim Afegbua, over allegations of misappropriation of N10 billion, stating that it has submitted its audited account to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ekiti: Police arrest five suspected cultists over ‘killing’ of six

Barely one week after six people were shot dead in a bloody cult clash in Ikere Ekiti, the Ekiti State Police Command has arrested five suspected cultists during an initiation rite.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC decries increasing attacks on journalists in Nigeria

This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, and made available to newsmen, where the organisation pointed that intimidation and oppression of journalists regarded by the Constitution as Fourth Estate of the Realm and watchdog is a violation of human rights and a deliberate attempt to scuttle the democratic process as far as checks and balances are concerned.
Brahim Ghali, 73, heads the Polisario Front, an Algeria-backed breakaway movement that seeks to establish an independent state in the Western Sahara region [Ramzi Boudina-Reuters]

Morocco scolds Spain over virus help for independence leader

Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has summoned the Spanish ambassador to convey the government’s “regret” over Spain’s decision to receive for medical treatment the leader of a regional group fighting Morocco for independence.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau government out to fish out ghost workers

Plateau Government has begun investigating the actual number of civil servants in its employ, the new Head of Service (HoS), Mr Sunday Hyat said.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Ahmed Musa debuts for Kano Pillars in 5-2 victory over Dabo Babes

Super Eagles captain and Kano Pillars FC’s experienced striker, Ahmed Musa has made his first debut since after rejoining the club in 5-2 victory over Nationwide League side, Dabo Babes played at the Bukavu Barrack on Thursday evening.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook launches coronavirus vaccine awareness in Nigeria

Facebook says it has launched a new social media drive that allows people to add frames and graphics to indicate they had taken the COVID-19 vaccine or plan to do so.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Isa Pantami: House of Reps’ll never support terrorism, sponsors – spokesman

Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Kalu, last night declared that the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila will never support terrorism or its supporters.

Group: Nigeria should re-evaluate Chinese loans

Transforming Uplifting and Reforming Nigeria (TURN) which is committed to the socio-economic well-being of Nigeria has expressed its concern about the indebtedness of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the People’s Republic of China. The organization is worried also about what it called “the reported enslaving terms of conditions which Nigeria agreed to in order to secure the loans.”
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor: I don’t deserve accolade for serving the people

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday, told residents of the state not to accord his government for what it has been able to achieve so far any accolade, just as he said, it was not his personal money that is being spent on those projects, but that of the people of the state.

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President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo to spend N3 billion on economic recovery programme

Edo state government will spend over N3 billion to implement the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme.
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NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.

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Honeywell Flour Mills, a food and agro-allied company, says it will continue to repay its credit facility to First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) based on agreed terms.

Honeywell: We’ll continue to repay First Bank loan facility based on agreed terms

Honeywell Flour Mills, a food and agro-allied company, says it will continue to repay its credit facility to First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) based on agreed terms.
Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers have opened talks with Jermain Defoe as they plot out the next stage of the striker’s career.

Rangers open talks with Jermain Defoe over future

Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers have opened talks with Jermain Defoe as they plot out the next stage of the striker’s career.

Reuben Abati: President Buhari running ‘a regime of secrecy’

The former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, says Nigeria is running “a regime of secrecy” under the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.

Voters flock to British premier’s party as Labour loses northeast stronghold

Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: We don’t deploy or operate along ethnic, religious lines

The Nigerian Army has refuted report alleging deployment of troops along religious, ethnic and tribal lines.