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Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Thursday beckoned the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to join the ruling All Progressive’s Congress (APC).

Senator Kalu urges Governor Wike to join APC to move Rivers forward

Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday beckoned the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to join the ruling All Progressive’s Congress (APC).
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

OPEC lauds Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on confirmation as WTO chief

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Monday felicitated with Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her confirmation as the new Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Herders’ invasion: Ekiti government says state is safe for business

The Ekiti State Government and the state Police Command have said they are stepping up security in every section of the state to ward off insecurity relating to alleged invasion of the Ekiti by herdsmen.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that the coming of a new airline; United Nigeria, has increased the number of domestic flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu to seven airlines.

FAAN: United Nigeria Airline‘ll boost our revenue

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that the coming of a new airline; United Nigeria, has increased the number of domestic flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu to seven airlines.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor: Why we open school despite coronavirus spike

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that about 24,000 students are still missing from the public schools after resumption of schools at the end of the lockdown neccessitated by the first wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria last year.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigerian government gives Niger N1.9 billion to boost standard of education, literacy

The federal government has released about N1.9 billion to the Niger State Government to boost the standard of education and literacy in the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti employs new teachers, releases list

Director of Social Mobilization and Media, Ekiti SUBEB, Ado-Ekiti, Tope Babalola, made this known on Tuesday, titled, ‘Ekiti SUBEB releases list of first batch of newly-recruited teachers on state website’.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Our strategy to tackle coronavirus second wave

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government’s strategy to tackle the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is to reduce the rate of spread and the disease death rate in the state.
L-R: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the 10th year anniversary of the father of Senator Kalu, Late Chief Johnson Uzor Nsiegbe Kalu, held at Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, at the weekend.

Senate president lauds Governor Ugwuanyi’s commitment to national unity

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, yesterday, lauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for promoting national unity and integration across party divide.
Xulio Rios, Director of the Observatory of Chinese Politics in Spain said China has played a leading role in global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

China leads global recovery amid pandemic – Spanish expert

Xulio Rios, Director of the Observatory of Chinese Politics in Spain said China has played a leading role in global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerians petition FIBA over NBBF leadership dispute

A group of Nigerian Basketball Stakeholders known as Basketball With Integrity has petitioned the sport’s world governing body, FIBA on the lingering leadership dispute of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

17 NYSC members test positive for coronavirus in Abia

Commissioner for Health, Abia State, Dr Joe Osuji has disclosed that 17 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, currently at the orientation camp at Umunna, Bende council area, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Private sector, business in Nigeria should tap into AFCTA treaty

Just as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Treaty comes into force January 2021, Nigerian businesses and the entire private sector have to become conversant and knowledgeable with the rules as this would be required so as to benefit maximally from the treaty.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Mahmoud Yakubu as INEC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Senate for reappointment for the second and final five-year term as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC: Nigerian government must make refineries work before fixing price of petrol

Organised labour has kicked against the decision of the Federal Government to continue to fix the price of petroleum products in the country.
The management of LG Showroom Service Centre has lamented their losses after the looting and vandalisation of their goods and other valuables at its showroom along Ikot Ekpene Road in Akwa Ibom State during the #EndSARS violence that erupted in the state a few weeks ago.

How hoodlums stripped, pillaged LG showroom in Uyo

The management of LG Showroom Service Centre has lamented their losses after the looting and vandalisation of their goods and other valuables at its showroom along Ikot Ekpene Road in Akwa Ibom State during the #EndSARS violence that erupted in the state a few weeks ago.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Governor Matawalle: Politicians exploiting security challenges for political gains

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara said on Tuesday that it it has become evident that some politicians are exploiting the security challenges in the country for political gains.
The Chairperson of Fish grillers West of Mines, Jos , Mrs Judith Aba, on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the sales of grilled fish in the city.

Jos fish grillers lament low patronage

The Chairperson of Fish grillers West of Mines, Jos, Mrs Judith Aba, on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the sales of grilled fish in the city.
A utility vehicle with registration number KSF 383 XZ, on Wednesday crushed to death a Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff on duty at Anthony Bus stop in Lagos.

LAWMA frowns at delay of sweepers’ wages by contractors

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has come out to express its displeasure in some of their contractors delaying their workers’ wages, thereby depriving them of what rightfully belongs to them.

UN urges firms to ensure safety as workers return

As some countries begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, governments and employers must prepare workplaces and ensure people can return safely to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19, the UN said Tuesday.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anglican Bishop: It’s wrong to shut down churches over coronavirus pandemic

The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that the ideal thing would have been to ask churches to maintain social distance.

FRSC tasks personnel on discipline, professionalism

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has called on officers and men to display a high sense of transparency and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Bandits attack: We will not close Kaduna airport – FAAN

Despite attacks by gunmen, the The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has refused suggestions it might need to shut down the Kaduna International Airport.
Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.

NARICT chief denies corruption allegations

Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

2,700 Akwa Ibom women benefit from federal government’s special grant

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women not to regard the N20, 000 special grant given to the rural woman by the federal government as the fabled national cake.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.

Outrage greets blockade of food, cattle coming south

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.
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 governor calls for calm over security tension in Kajola

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Monday, called on the people of Kajola, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state, to exercise calm and restraint, following the invasion of the community by some members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), with the aim of arresting one Fulani warlord, named Iskilu Wakili, who was alleged to have masterminded various killings and kidnappings in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones of the state.