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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.
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.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor presents public audit bill to legislature

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Tuesday forwarded the Kwara State Public Audit Bill 2021 to the state House of Assembly for consideration.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos assembly amends law setting up state electoral commission

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday amended a portion of the law, which created the state Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

Oyo PDP debunks claims of ‘factionalisation’

The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has debunked the news making rounds that the state party has fictionalised.
Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution.

Senior lawyer: Nigeria doesn’t need a new constitution

Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution, but continuous amendment of the existing Constitution, citing American Constitution that has been in use for more than 200 years without being replaced, but amended.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC going after money launderers in real estate sector – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission would be going all out to investigate money laundering in the real estate sector.
Delta State House of Assembly

Delta Assembly fixes date to to screen 15 commissioner-nominees

The nominees have been directed to submit 25 copies of their CV to the office of the Clerk of the House of Assembly on or before June 21, and to appear for screening on Tuesday June 22, 2021.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: Real estate sector major conduit for money laundering

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has declared that the real estate sector of the economy served as a major conduit for money laundering in the country.
The Head of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has called on critical stakeholders in the anti-graft war to join hands with the Commission in tackling the menace of computer-related fraud in the country.

EFCC to file 800 new corruption cases in court

The chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this Thursday as part of the weekly briefing by Heads of MDAs to give an update on their performance in office. He addressed State House reporters in Abuja.

Nigerian government to resume FCT N1 trillion land swap programme

The federal government has approved the resumption of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) N1 trillion land swap programme that began under the previous administration.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari presides over weekly FEC meeting

The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

INEC: We’re ready for Kaduna by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready to conduct the June 19 by-election for the Sabon Gari constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote empowers 20,000 Bauchi women

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has disbursed a whooping N4.3billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country.
“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.

25 ‘killed’ in attacks on Benue, Plateau communities

While 12 persons were killed in Sabon Layi village of Kuru community in Jos South Local Government Area, two others were killed in Zogu village of Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Not completing my tenure as national chairman of APC no big deal

The immediate past governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that it does not matter that he did not complete his tenure as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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.

Nigerian states unveil plans to implement financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary

States have unveiled strategies to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) to ensure financial autonomy for the legislature and judiciary.
The Minister of Water Resources, Malam Suleiman Adamu

Nigerian government flags off construction of multipurpose dam in Nasarawa

The federal government flagged off the construction for the completion of Farin-Ruwa Hydropower Multipurpose Dam, in the Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Saturday.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.

Edo deputy governor: Godfatherism bane of Nigeria’s democracy

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi governor: Communities need to do more to fight banditry

The recent bandits’ attacks on some parts of Kebbi State have provoked reaction from the state Governor, Atiku Bagudu, who emphasised on the need for communities to do more to assist security agencies, who are also having some challenges, in routing out criminal elements in their domains.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor: Striking PASAN to forfeit salaries

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that striking parliamentary workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), will henceforth forfeit their salaries until they call off their on-going strike in the State.

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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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Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA nabs 2,180 suspects, seizes 2,000 tonnes of drugs in five months

He explained that within the same period 2,180 arrests have been made by the agency, including five drug barons while 2,100 drug cases have been filed in court, out of which over 500 convictions have been recorded and 1,549 cases are still pending.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Many injured as Kwara APC factions clash

The scuffle, newsmen learnt, was between two groups in the party — one loyal to the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Femi Agbaje, and the other to the senator representing Kwara South, Lola Ashiru, both indigenes of the town.
Manchester United have made an improved offer for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.

Manchester United make improved offer for Jadon Sancho

United’s initial approach for the 21-year-old winger was worth an initial £67m plus add-ons which took the value of the offer to around £75m.
Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has stated that he has no issues with the delectable actress.

Lanre Gentry: I have no problem with Mercy Aigbe

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has stated that he has no issues with the delectable actress.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has emerged the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra State.

Anambra election: Senator Ubah emerges YPP candidate

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has emerged the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra State.