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The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Vice Chancellor, UNIZIK, Prof Charles Esimone , Panel Chairman, Barr. Danladi Kifasi with other members of the Visitation Panel during a courtesy call at Imeobi palace yesterday.

Obi of Onitsha: Ndigbo proud of Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Traditional Ruler of Onitsha kingdom, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has described Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as a pride for the Igbo and called for more government and private support to the institution.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: Everyone connected with Iniobong Umoren’s death will be punished

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has assured that everyone who had a hand in the death of 26-year-old Miss Iniobong Umoren who was allegedly abducted, raped, and murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan would receive adequate punishment according to law.
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Osun: Police whisk SDP chair away amidst prayer programme

Police in Osun State on Thursday whisked away from the Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Elder Femi Awe while holding a prayer session for the party.

Kwara: Fire service sensitises traders on management of fire outbreaks

The Kwara State Fire Service on Friday sensitised traders at the popular Oja-Oba market in Ilorin metropolis on fire prevention tips.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Edo 2020: Kogi athletes, officials test negative for coronavirus

Athletes and officials in the Kogi contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin have tested negative for COVID-19, the state Director of Sports, Onipe Halli, has said.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi government releases N320 million for effective healthcare delivery services

In its efforts towards enhancing effective primary healthcare delivery services across the state, the Bauchi State Government has paid the sum of N320million as counterpart funding in the state.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Niger records low turnout of coronavirus vaccination

The local government COVID-19 vaccination in Niger State, which started Wednesday, last week, has been recording very low turnout of people.
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

Bayelsa expresses worry over arms build-up in communities

Bayelsa State Government has expressed concern over mass build-up of arms in the state by people with sinister plans, who come into the state under the pretext of carrying out fishing, farming and other businesses.

Fire guts four container shops in llorin

Property including food stuff and wines were destroyed in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, at the early hours of Thursday when four containers were gutted by fire.

Sasha market: Court remands seven men for alleged arson, murder

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that seven men be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo, for alleged arson and murder during the Shasha marker crisis.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Chinese expatriate kidnapped in Ekiti

The expatriate identified as one of those supervising the construction of Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-Ijan road, was said to have been waylaid at Igbemo-Ekiti while driving in a Hilux Van and whisked away to unknown destination by arm-wielding attackers.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Couple, son arraigned over alleged defilement, conspiracy

A couple, Juliet and Boniface, who allegedly aided their son, Ebuka Nwobodo, to defile a minor, were, on Wednesday, brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS denies arresting Kano governor’s aide

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

NSIP: Nigerian government trains 57 independent monitors in Taraba

The Federal Government has trained 57 Independent Monitors to observe programme beneficiaries for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in Taraba State.
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NPopC to begin birth registration of children in Niger

In collaboration with the National Population Commission, the National Orientation Agency says it is targeting to register 40,000 under five years children in Niger.

Court remands man for allegedly robbing school, teachers of valuables

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Azeez Odusina, for allegedly robbing Ifako International School, Iju, Agege, Lagos State and its teachers’ of their valuables.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra introduces coronavirus chain of survival strategy

The Anambra Government says it has evolved COVID-19 chain of survival strategy for early intervention in the handling of the virus to ensure low death rate.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo government donates vehicles to Army, VIO

The Oyo State Government has donated two Hilux vans each to the Nigerian Army and Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) Unit of the state government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 318 ‘criminals’ in Yobe

The Police Command in Yobe, on Sunday, said it arrested 318 suspects in connection with various offences in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly holds public hearing on electricity bill

Ondo State House of Assembly Ad hoc Committee on Utilities and Transportation has held public hearing on the new electricity bill in the state.
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EFCC, DSS to deepen collaboration on tackling graft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday pledged to deepen collaboration in a bid to fight graft in Nigeria.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Sir Dipo Ajayi; and ARCON Kwara Rep, Kayode Makanjuola, during ARCON's visit to the governor at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti… recently

ARCON encourages Ekiti to use architects database to track revenue

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has recommended that the Ekiti State government use the Architects Project Registration Number (APRN) to enable them track revenues from property transactions.

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FBI: EFCC critical partner in global crime war

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a critical partner in the global fight against organized crime and corruption.
Nigeria's assistant captain Asisat Oshoala does not believe demanding for equal pay is a top priority for women's national teams in Africa.

Super Falcons skipper: US invitational tourney a ‘great opportunity’

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala can’t wait to see the team participate in the 2021 Summer Series in the United States of America.

Only one ABSU student was abducted – vice-chancellor

Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu, Prof. Maxwell Ogbulu, has said only one student was abducted by gunmen on Wednesday night.

UTME: JAMB parades 50-year-old, one other over impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Friday, paraded a 50-year old man arrested over impersonation in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, registration.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

NDLEA: Italy-bound Nigerian excretes 59 wraps of heroin at Abuja airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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YouTube announces new originals starring Will Smith and Alicia Keys

YouTube announced a new slate of original series today that includes some huge stars at the top of the lineup. Will Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life,” and a four-part series will go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys as she records a new album.
FILE PHOTO: Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi checks the first shipment of the Pfizer's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraq health minister resigns over hospital fire

Iraq’s Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi resigned on Tuesday over a fire from an exploding oxygen tank at a Baghdad COVID-19 hospital last month that killed more than 80 people, the government said in a statement
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Ebonyi government closes illegal, private motor parks

IN a bid to checkmate the movement of arms and ammunition within the Abakaliki metropolis, Ebonyi State Government, Tuesday directed the closure of all illegal and private motor parks not expressly approved by the Ministry of Capital City Development.
FILE PHOTO: The mothers of anti-government protest leaders facing lese majeste charges, Malai Nampha, Sureerat Chiwarak, Yupin Maneewong and Suriya Sithijirawattanakul attend a demonstration demanding the release of their sons outside Remand prison, in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Thai mothers fight for activist children charged with insulting king

Sureerat Chiwarak sat with calm resolve in front of a Bangkok court as her head was shaved in a protest to support her activist son, jailed for weeks without bail on criminal charges of insulting Thailand’s powerful king.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces

The Democratic Republic of the Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of a state of siege to address worsening bloodshed in the east.