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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.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
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 charges police officers to keep up with modern policing techniques

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to keep themselves abreast of techniques and strategies of modern policing.
Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo

Anambra election: Chukwuma Soludo suspended by APGA faction

The Internal crisis within the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) reached feverish pitch on Wednesday after the Chief Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee faction of the party announced the suspension of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo, for alleged anti-party activities.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate approves two federal tertiary institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly approves governor’s request for N85 billion bond

The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request of ₦ 85 billion special dispensation for bond redemption as well as ₦85 billion for bridge loan for a quarter.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Banditry: Nigeria is fighting a tribal war – Sheikh Gumi

Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi, has declared that Nigerian is fighting a tribal war, insisting there must be amnesty for bandits if they must quit the forests.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor calls for stakeholders’ intervention on insecurity

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said security challenges in the North-central of Nigeria has become worrisome and calls for stakeholders’ immediate intervention in order to curtail its degeneration to a state of lawlessness.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Jigawa man foils kidnap attempt by fake NDLEA operatives

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested three kidnap suspects in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state, the command spokesperson, ASP Lawan Shiisu, has said.

Anambra election: PDP aspirant rules out consensus candidate

One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the November 6 Anambra governorship poll has ruled out the possibility of a consensus candidate, ahead of the party’s primary election.
Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.

Official: 38 countries have ratified AfCFTA agreement

Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Boko Haram: Borno faces famine from threat to farmers – governor

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday says famine is imminent in the state unless its farmers can return to their farms.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa has vowed that smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country will face the full wrath of the law.

EFCC will go after smugglers of petrol – chair

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has vowed that smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country will face the full wrath of the law.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN decorates Kaduna governor as grand patron

Kaduna State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has decorated the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai as its Grand Patron.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Final forensic audit report of NDDC ready by July

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, says the final report of forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

3000 private, community teachers uncovered in Kano payroll – official

Kano State Government says it has uncovered no fewer than 3000 teachers on the employment of private, community and voluntary schools in the state on its payroll.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Court dismisses suits against dissolution of APC NEC

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out two separate suits challenging the dissolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has urged the federal government to tread with caution and immediately rescind the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria and seek other legitimate means of resolving its dispute with the company.

Nigerian editors: Media not political enemy of the government

Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has said that the media industry is not a political opponent or enemy of the Federal Government, saying many of the political elite’s attacks on the media are habitually not envisioned to win an argument on the values, journalistic or legal; but designed to bully media organizations.
President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a steering committee on national poverty reduction with growth strategy (NPRGS).

Nigeria’s president sets up committee on poverty reduction

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a steering committee on national poverty reduction with growth strategy (NPRGS).
Congolese Mai-Mai rebels who surrendered their weapons to government officials stand in a formation in Kitchanga, in the Masisi territory of North Kivu province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo June 21, 2021. REUTERS-Djaaffar Al Katanty

Dozens of Congo’s rebels lay down weapons in the east

Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President Felix Tshisekedi announced martial law to tackle worsening security in two eastern provinces.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC targets 30,000 beneficiaries for 2021 HIRD in Nasarawa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says it is targeting about 30,000 rural dwellers in five communities across Nasarawa State for its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) programme.

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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.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram tests putting suggested posts ahead of friends’

Instagram says reception to its “suggested posts” feature has been so positive that it’s launching a new test: this time, suggested posts will be mixed throughout your primary feed, sometimes ahead of photos and videos from people you follow.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Poultry association to seek CBN’s intervention on maize procurement

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, has expressed its readiness to seek the CBN’s intervention in procuring maize, so as to reduce the cost of poultry feed in the country.

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Catalan leader Jordi Cuixart holds a banner in front of the Lledoners prison after the Spanish government announced a pardon for those who participated in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, near Barcelona, Spain, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spain to separatists: Pardons not a step towards Catalan referendum

Spain's government said on Wednesday that pardons granted to nine jailed Catalan separatists leaders did not mean it was prepared to discuss a referendum on independence for the region

Court remands man for ‘murdering’ woman

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, remanded 25-year-old Nathaniel Oladiran at the correctional facility for alleged murder of a middle aged woman.

NURTW: We aren’t part of PMS ‘atrocities’ in Oyo

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has distanced itself from the alleged nefarious activities of the Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kaduna: Police arrest ‘bandit’, recover AK47 rifle

The Police Command in Kaduna State says its operatives arrested a suspected bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle in the Kudaru forest of Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna.
Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Chelsea manager Tuchel turning to Sweden’s Alexander Isak

According to AS, Isak is among a number of targets that Chelsea could pursue instead, the 21-year-old who has previously been linked with Arsenal is one of the continent’s most sought-after forwards and has impressed for Sweden at Euro 2020.