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Tunisia's Finance Minister Ali Kooli attends an interview with Reuters in Tunis, Tunisia January 29, 2021. REUTERS-Tarek Amara

Minister: U.S. will grant Tunisia $500 million in aid

The United States will grant Tunisia $500 million in aid to finance infrastructure and other projects and talks are also advanced on a loan guarantee, Tunisian finance minister Ali Kooli told Reuters on Monday.
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.

Abuja-Kano road: PDP calls for review of ‘N2.12 billion per kilometre’ cost

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, demanded immediate review of the 375 kilometre Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road reconstruction contract, following what it called “the unearthing of corrupt padding in the N797.23 billion contract recently approved by the Federal Executive Council, FEC.”
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.

Nigeria’s football needs business master plan – minister

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, has affirmed that Nigerian football needs a ‘business master plan’ in order to compete favourably with others in the world.
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APC berates Oyo governor over planned councils election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, has described the purported plan by Governor Seyi Makinde to conduct fresh local government election in May this year as a theatre of the absurd which could not attract the attention of any serious political player or pundits as it was a mere waste of time and resources.
A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest against the military coup in Mawlamyine, Myanmar February 12, 2021. Than Lwin Times-Handout via REUTERS

Anger over arrests in Myanmar at anti-coup protests

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup sustained mass protests for an eighth straight day on Saturday as continuing arrests of junta critics added to anger over the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

General Marwa commences re-engineering NDLEA for optimal performance

The newly appointed Chairman/Chief Executive of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. General Mohamed Marwa (rtd) has commenced the re-engineering of the agency for optimal performance.
Buba Marwa

Buba Marwa takes over as NDLEA chief

The new chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has warned illicit drugs traffickers, exporters and cultivators as well as consumers in the country to stop the practice forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

10 Nigerian IT startups compete for top awards in Dubai

Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

President Buhari and appointment of ministers

Nigerians will recall that the 2019 presidential election was held on February 23, 2019 after the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed it within a few hours to its opening on February 16, 2019. The incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, was declared the winner within a couple of days after the election.

Nigeria Prisons Service promotes 16 senior officers, decorates 14

The Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Wednesday decorated 14 newly-promoted senior officers of the service with their new ranks.

Bayelsa government gives automatic employment to 107 PhD, 200 MSc holders

The Bayelsa State government has offered automatic employment to 107 PhD holders as well as 200 MSc degree holders who have concluded their doctoral and masters degree programmes in various universities across the world.
Oby Ezekwesili

2019: Oby Ezekwesili expresses readiness to fight for rights of Nigerians

The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed readiness to fight for the rights of Nigerians and eradicate poverty in the country.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday denied media reports that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party to actualize his presidential bid.

Atiku Abubakar condemns renewed violence in Jos

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday condemned the renewed violence that led to lost of lives and property in some parts of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.

Court orders substituted service on ex-commissioner

The complainant was granted leave to paste the service of criminal summons on the last known address of the accused at Amadu Comassie Street, beside St. Augustine Catholic Church, Demekpe, Makurdi, Benue State.
Yerima Shettima

Arewa youths slam Northern leaders over 2019 Presidency

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has chided its leaders across the country over what it described as careless politicking in the zone.
Yerima Shettima

Arewa Youth: President Buhari’s government visionless, incompetent, insensitive

The Arewa Consultative Youth Forum has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as visionless and running the country to the edge of precipice.

Dilemma of the Nigerian youth

Reaching a consensus about who a youth is in Nigeria is a fundamental challenge which may blur every other discussion about this demography.

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Workers in the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs have alleged fraud in the funding of the postings of the ambassadors who were recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari

Foreign affairs ministry workers allege fraud in envoys postings

Workers in the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs have alleged fraud in the funding of the postings of the ambassadors who were recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigerian rapper, Onome Onokohwomo, professionally called Yung6ix, has been robbed in the United States of America.

Yung6ix laments losing N5.7 million, valuables in US car burglary

“My car got robbed. Had my whole life in that car. My laptop with my new album and mixtape. About $5,000 – $7,000 cash, Black Magic 6k camera, 4 iPhones my ps5 and studio recording equipments while I was moving into my new apartment,” he captioned the video.
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 urges President Buhari to provide incentives for small businesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide incentives for small businesses in order to improve their productivity.
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Why Boko Haram terrorists have not been defeated

The military has managed to retake territory and dislodged the fighters from some of their hideouts. But a recent spike in deadly violence, focused in the north-east, where the Islamist group began its insurgency in 2009, has led many to ask what is at the root of the authorities’ failure.
Workers prepare raw soil to make bricks at the Elementerre factory in Mbour, Senegal May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey.

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4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Eid-El-Fitr: CUPP laments worsening security situation, calls for prayers, tolerance

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has lamented that the country was indeed in a deep trying time following the recent burglary incident in the Aso Rock residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension at Manchester United that keeps the Uruguay striker at the club until June 2022.

Manchester United legend thrilled with Edinson Cavani’s new deal

Neville has admitted he was not convinced when the Red Devils signed Cavani last year, but was delighted to be proved wrong and feels United are a better team with the 34-year-old leading the line.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom university receives N327 million monthly allocation

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Mallam Sanusi: I became an Emir through prediction

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has given an insight into how he became the royal father of Kano Emirate before he was deposed.