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Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ondo

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Hon Bamidele Isibor, has been killed by gunmen.

APC chieftain: Senator Sheriff used his empire to handpick Kashim Shettima as Borno governor...

A chieftain in the All Progressive Congress (APC) and a former law maker in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Dr Kassim Mohammad Kassim, has recalled how former Borno Governor Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff installed his successor, Senator Kashim Shettima in 2011.
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said that it will commence the payment of its verified contractors by Friday, after meeting with some of the representatives of the aggrieved businessmen.

FHA demolishes over 500 ‘illegal’ makeshift shops in FESTAC town

As part of its drive to sustain the demolition of illegal structures in FESTAC Town in the ongoing clean-up operation in the area, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said it would continue the exercise having reportedly demolished over 500 stalls and makeshift shops.

NLNG boss: Train 7 project will bring $10 billion foreign investment into Nigeria

The managing director of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG), Anthony Attah, said the Train 7 project will stimulate inflow of about $10 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Kano Pillars forward Ahmed Musa faults crowd troubles as LMC fines club

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, has expressed dissatisfaction over crowd troubles in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

North Central leaders to hold security summit, reject calls for secession

Stakeholder, including top politicians, religious and traditional leaders from the North Central geo-political zone will soon meet in Abuja to proffer solutions to the myriad of security problems facing the nation.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor’s special adviser resigns

The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Mark Obi, has resigned.
Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.

APC will clear Anambra governorship poll – aspirant

Dr George Moghalu, one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants for Nov. 6, Anambra poll, has expressed optimism that the party would record a landslide victory at the election.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Power generation falls to 3,223MW as gas shortage persists

Power supply in Nigeria continued to struggle as grid generation fell to 3,223 mega watts as at 2pm on Sunday, as gas supply shortage to power plants showed no sign of abating.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Experts laud CBN financial discipline in power sector, decry poor service

Energy experts have described the financial discipline introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the electricity industry as a result-oriented and driver of transparency in revenue collection in the sector.
Some shareholders of EkoCorps Plc, owners of EKO Hospital, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest over disenfranchisement of stakeholders and founders from participating in its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting.

EKO Hospital shareholders protest exclusion from AGM

Some shareholders of EkoCorps Plc, owners of EKO Hospital, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest over disenfranchisement of stakeholders and founders from participating in its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting.

Investor canvasses N900 million for restart of sanitary wares production

For a complete overhaul and turn-around maintenance that would ensure commencement of operations at the defunct Quality Ceramics Limited at Ikot Ebom Itam, Itu local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, a stakeholder has said that about N900 million is needed.

Uncertainty in Cross River PDP after Governor Ayade’s defection

In Cross River State, Governor Ben Ayade’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress has continued to generate reactions across the state.
FILE PHOTO - A man takes a picture as the body of one of the victims of a boat accident is being retrieved from the boat in Kebbi, Nigeria May 27, 2021. Nema-Handout via REUTERS

HYPPADEC donates N300 million to families of Kebbi boat mishap

The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has announced a cash donation of N million to families of the boat accident in Wara, Kebbi State.

VC calls for more funds for Plateau university

Prof Yohana Izam, Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, has called for more funds for universities.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

IYC protest: Nigeria’s economy may suffer further distress

Nigeria’s economy may suffer a serious setback if the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide carries out its threat to shutdown oil production in the Niger Delta region from today to protest the refusal of the Federal Government to constitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House moves to legalise cannabis

The spokesman of the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, who disclosed this on Monday in Akure, Ondo State while briefing journalists on the proposed parley, said the stakeholders’ forum, which will attract participants from among scientists, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, farmers, insurance companies, executives, and private sector investors, has been slated for June 7 and 8, 2021.

Unity Bank extends funding to 120,000 maize farmers

Unity Bank Plc will provide additional funding to 120,000 smallholder maize farmers in the 2021 wet season farming under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).
Nigeria's Kaduna state has signed a deal with medical delivery firm Zipline that will allow drone shipment of Covid-19 vaccines without significant state investment in cold-chain storage, the company said on Wednesday.

Cross River government to deploy drones for medical supplies

Speaking on Monday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the company in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade said Cross River said, “In 90 days, we will start the delivery of essential drugs to hard to reach areas facilitated by drone delivery systems.”

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC: NGOs moving cash in northeast must get clearance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is monitoring the movement of cash by nongovernment organisations in the north in efforts to trail financiers of terrorism.

INEC creates 924 additional polling units in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State says it has created additional 924 polling units across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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 vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
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 urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Anthony Nwakaeme was on the score sheet for Trabzonspor in their 4 – 3 victory over Rizespor in a pre-season game on Friday.

Anthony Nwakaeme: I never let racists distract me or put me down

Trabzonspor star Anthony Nwakaeme revealed that he never let racists distract him, stating that eradicating racism from football remains a near-impossible task.
3. The weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting is holding at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

The weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting is holding at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.
Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.

Everton fans hang anti-Benitez banners outside Goodison Park

Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.
The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and the Lekki Tollgate Incident, has urged victims of the Oct. 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by members of the Nigerian Army to come forward with their petitions.

Lagos official: Most injuries at Lekki tollgate were from machete cuts, stampede

The Lagos State Government yesterday claimed that most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate during the October 2020 EndSARS protests were from machete cuts and stampede.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

South-east governors, others ask security agencies to stop extrajudicial killings

South-east governors and leaders have requested security agencies in the zone to respect the rights and privileges of all those living in the zone.