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Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s unity remains non-negotiable

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said President Buhari stressed this on Thursday when his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, led him to brief the president on the suspension of the strike by the Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), which had ceased the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the southern part of Nigeria.
The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State has suspended four students of the institution over their involvement in cultism.

Katsina federal university suspends four students over cultism

The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State has suspended four students of the institution over their involvement in cultism.

Abia NUT suspends six-week-old strike over unpaid salary arrears

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abia has announced the suspension of its six-week-old strike embarked upon to demand the payment of arrears of teachers’ salaries.
Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lewis Hamilton says eighth F1 title not sole factor in his future

Lewis Hamilton said Tuesday that winning a record-breaking eighth world championship in 2021 would not be the determining factor in whether he quits after the season.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor: Why I suspended activities of transport unions

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has given reason for the suspension of the activities of both the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.
Theophilus Afelokhai, the Goalkeeper of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt says the team’s superlative performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is due to Governor Nyesom Wike’s love for sports, especially football.

Rivers United go tough on two stars for ‘unprofessional conduct’

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaigners Rivers United have announced indefinite suspension of Theophilus Afelokhai and Ifeanyi Anaemena for what the club describes as “unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct”.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor suspends NURTW, RTEAN, orders unions to vacate motor parks

Ondo State Government has suspended both the National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW, and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN in the state.
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MTN records N1.3 trillion service revenue, 76.5 million subscribers

MTN Nigeria, on Monday, released its audited results for the financial year ended 31 December 2020, where it raked in N1.3 trillion service revenue in the last fiscal year, which is a 14.7 per cent increase in revenue.
China’s new rules governing school disciplinary methods came into force on Monday, banning physical punishment and verbal abuse in primary and secondary schools.

China outlaws corporal punishment, verbal abuse in schools

Educators are prohibited from carrying out disciplinary procedures that would inflict direct physical pain on students, according to the trialed regulations released by the Ministry of Education last December.

SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
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LASU NASU, SSANU suspend strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, on Thursday suspended an indefinite strike over outstanding arrears of minimum wage and other demands.
American news outlet Politico said Tuesday that U.S. President Joe Biden was reviewing records of calls between immediate past president, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump’s visa suspension for temporary foreign workers

President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

Senate confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chair

The Senate at plenary on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

PDP chair urges Rep Elumelu to reinvigorate opposition in green chamber

As part of reconciliatory moves, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and recognised him as the leader of the party in the green chamber.

Oando: Court stops SEC from infringing on shareholders rights

The disgruntled shareholder, filed that the directive of the SEC suspending Oando's Annual General Meeting is in breach of his right to freedom of association as guaranteed under Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution and Articles 9, 10 & 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

PDP NWC meets Reps minority leader, others, advocates reinvigorated opposition

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, and handed over the affairs of the opposition in the lower house to him.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate seeking its confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC acting boss promoted ahead of Senate screening

The new acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been promoted to the rank of Chief Detective Superintendent ahead of his Senate screening, according to a report.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian not too impressive performance in Sunday’s 0-0 away draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kelechi Iheanacho suspended for Leicester vs Slavia Prague return fixture

Kelechi Iheanacho will play no part in Leicester City’s Europa League return fixture against Slavia Prague next week due to suspension.

House minority caucus elated as PDP lifts suspension on leader, 6 other members

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has hailed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lifting the suspension placed on the minority leader Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and six others.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

PDP lifts suspension on Reps Elumelu, Okechukwu, others

The members’ Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Hon. Wole Oke, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Anayo Edwin, Hon. Gideon Gwani, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Hon. Adekoya Addul-majid were suspended for alleged anti-party activities, particularly in the pattern of their voting in the House Minority leadership.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures as he arrives to receive the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination at Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa, February 17, 2021. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa launches coronavirus vaccination programme with J&J shots

South Africa launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, battling to tame a more infectious variant of the coronavirus with a roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson shot for the first time outside a clinical trial.
Demonstrators take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 17, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar coup opponents in big show of rejection of military claims

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup, including celebrities, veteran activists and students, rejected on Wednesday an army assertion that there was public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and said their campaign would not burn out.

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Tiger Woods is “in good spirits” after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident.

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U.S. tightens trade restrictions against Myanmar after bloody protest crackdown

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Obafemi Martins breaks silence on ‘rift’ with Burna Boy

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Fulham manager Scott Parker has expressed his disappointment after Josh Maja’s equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur was disallowed for handball by the VAR.

Fulham boss laments Josh Maja’s disallowed goal in defeat to Spurs

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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.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of Rivers monarch

One of the suspects linked to the murder of the Paramount Ruler of Zakpo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
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​Leicester boss: We’re exceeding expectations this season

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Police nab suspects who abducted Imo lawyer

The operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command have arrested three out of a group of eight suspected kidnappers, who abducted an Owerri-based legal practitioner, Mr. Chima Eze.
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Kano government orders closure of tertiary institutions

Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed the closure of some Tertiary Institutions in the State with immediate effect.
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Six escape death in Osun auto-crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday, said no fewer than six persons escaped death in an accident that occurred on Osogbo-Gbongan expressway.