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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor advocates stiffer penalty for bandits, kidnappers

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for stiffer penalty for those found guilty of banditry, kidnapping and their informants.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo APC chieftains deny rifts over NDDC chairmanship, litigation

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state during the September 19th, 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied reports that there is a crisis in the APC over his alleged ambition to submit himself for the position of chairmanship of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s Defence Ministry said.
US President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN - AFP)

Joe Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on coronavirus

President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask-wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.
Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders in the Oval Office on 20 January. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

South Korean president congratulates Joe Biden, says ‘America is back’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who brokered the talks process between Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as US president, tweeting: “America is back.”
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.

Edo to relocate appeal, federal high court from Ikpoba hills to GRA

Edo State government has set in motion plans to relocate both the Federal Court and the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal from their present locations from Ikpoba Hills to Aiguobasimwin Street in the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga arrive at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at diverse Joe Biden’s inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week alongside others in what his transition team said would showcase a diverse America.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Appeal Court dismisses suit against Kogi governor’s election

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed the appeal challenging the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State for lacking in merit.
Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week- universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show

Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Labour leader Comrade Adodo ‘passes on’

Adodo who served during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, from a brief, but yet-to-be-disclosed ailment.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has welcomed an effort by a group of senators to refuse to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win.

Mike Pence to attend Joe Biden inauguration

Mike Pence will attend the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden, multiple media reports said Saturday, the vice president becoming the latest longtime loyalist to abandon an increasingly isolated President Donald Trump.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Enugu governor swears in six new judges

The Chief Judge of Enugu State, Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu, has paid glowing tribute to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s commitment in the provision of critical infrastructure for the state judiciary to efficiently discharge its responsibilities in the state.
Ghanaian soldiers are seen at the parliament of Ghana during a misunderstanding between members of parliament in Accra, Ghana on 7 January 2021. Nipah Dennis-AFP

Ghana army steps in to quell parliament clash ahead of swearing-in

Ghanaian soldiers intervened overnight to quell a clash between opposing parties in parliament ahead of the body's swearing-in set for Thursday.
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 opposition MPs to boycott President Akufo-Addo swearing-in

Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have served notice they will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the NDC has been elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Ghana’s parliament elects NDC’s Nadowli Bagbin as speaker

Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the NDC has been elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
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 governor wants quick prosecutions for violent offenders to deter crime

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has criticised both the judiciary and police in the state for not doing enough to ensure that perpetrators of violent crimes are brought to book.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi governor decries high level of poverty in state

Mohammed, who made his concerns known in Bauchi at the swearing-in of eight appointees into various positions, said a lot had to be done by the state’s poverty alleviation programmes in 2021 to address the challenge.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Governor Okowa: I won’t abandon projects in Delta

He, therefore, charged the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) to execute projects that would add meaningful value to the socio-economic lives of people especially in oil bearing communities in the state.

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