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Ex-NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside’s book launch postponed

The launch of the book by the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and a public lecture to mark his 50th birthday earlier scheduled for January 28, 2021 have been postponed.

23-year-old student jailed for cultism in Akwa Ibom

A student in Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Itoro Thomas, 23, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for cult membership.
American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, popularly called Lil Wayne, has endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection on November 3, 2020 after briefly meeting the controversial U.S. President.

Lil Wayne thanks Donald Trump for granting him presidential pardon

Popular American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr aka ‘Lil Wayne’, has thanked former US president, Donald Trump for granting him presidential pardon.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Governor Bello must accept to run – Kogi Youths

The Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB) Youth Support Group, has urged governor Yahaya Bello, to accept the call to contest for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023, saying that he holds the key to unlocking the door to the foretold future of the youths.
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

President Buhari orders immediate response to resurgent banditry in Zamfara

Irked by the daily onslaught by bandits on innocent citizens, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno, retd, to rise up to the occasion and ensure that banditry activities are brought to an end.
In the event a European Super League is set up, FIFA has warned players of the clubs involved will be banned from major tournaments.

FIFA, UEFA block European Super League idea

Amid speculation that the biggest clubs from the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 are keen on forming a breakaway competition, football’s world governing body has taken a strong stance against such ideas.
FILE PHOTO - The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Illustration-

Facebook’s Donald Trump ban will be reviewed by new oversight board

Facebook vice president Nick Clegg says the company is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former President Trump from its platform to its newly-established oversight board for a complete review. The president’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely on January 7th after he incited his followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6th. Six people died in the ensuing riots.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana’s president picks eight female ministers to serve in his new government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of thirty (30) Ministers, and sixteen (16) Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to forty-six (46) to serve in his second government.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief advocates death penalty for kidnappers, bandits, beneficiaries

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has advocated death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries.
Less than a week of the commencement of e-ticketing on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, over 8,000 passengers have accessed the portal, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said.

Nigerian government launches N900 million e-ticketing solution on Abuja-Kaduna rail line

Following complaints of racketeering and sundry ills by passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the federal government, Thursday, launched the e-ticketing solution in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Herders: PGF chief cautions against divisive rhetorics

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has weighed in on the seeming altercation between the Federal Government and the Ondo State Government regarding the ultimatum given to unregistered Fulani herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves of the state in seven days and also halt night grazing with immediate effect.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra shuts schools for flouting coronavirus protocols

The Anambra government on Thursday announced the closure and withdrawal of approval of Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha, for flouting the resumption directives and COVID-19 prevention protocols.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana president: No deputy regional ministers in my second government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has decided that there will be no Deputy Regional Ministers, a statement signed on his behalf by the Acting Director of Communications at the Presidency Mr Eugene Arhin, has said on Thursday January 21.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

FRSC boss insists on compulsory use of speed limit device

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has said that all stakeholders must ensure compulsory installation of speed limiting device in their vehicles to curtail incidences of speed related crashes.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the first Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting for the year 2021 at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari directs strict compliance with payment of taxes by foreign, local companies

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday directed the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and related government agencies to plug all revenue leakages by ensuring strict compliance of tax payments by foreign companies operating in Nigeria, urging the deployment of more digital platforms and seamless connections.
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ghana’s president abolishes office of senior minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has realigned Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives ministries.
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Comrade Jacob Adejo, said commercial drivers were no longer safe in the state.

Solidarity rally in Akure over Ondo governor’s order to herdsmen

There was a solidarity rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday as commercial drivers, forest guards, farmers and traders stormed the streets to express support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven days.
Fulani herdsmen

Northern elders ask herdsmen to stay put in Ondo forests

The Nothern Elders Forum (NEF) has told Fulani herdsmen in Ondo forests to snub Governor Rotimi Akeredolu‘s ultimatum and reject any move to label them criminals.

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President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Restructuring alone can’t solve all our problems

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problem.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor suspends district heads over killing of Fulanis

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has ordered the immediate suspension of unspecified number of district and village heads in Maradun emirate where some Fulanis were killed in cold blood on Thursday.
Abuja Furniture Production (AFP), the furniture production unit of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has won its bid to provide turnkey furnishing for the head office of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).

Julius Berger wins contract for furnishing NPDC head office

Abuja Furniture Production (AFP), the furniture production unit of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has won its bid to provide turnkey furnishing for the head office of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
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Google threatens to pull search engine from Australia

Google on Friday threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over a proposed media code that would require the tech firm to pay for news content.

Ex-NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside’s book launch postponed

The launch of the book by the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and a public lecture to mark his 50th birthday earlier scheduled for January 28, 2021 have been postponed.