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President Buhari mourns Senator Alhassan, says she will be missed

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday mourned with the people of Taraba State over the death of a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha: Nationwide curfew not re-introduced

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee, (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has clarified misrepresentation in the briefing of the PSC on Monday.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo governor promises to obey Supreme Court judgment on sacked council chairmen

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Government has promised to obey the judgment by the Supreme Court in its May 7, 2021 ruling, which ordered the payment of salaries and allowances of the dissolved chairmen and councillors of local government councils in the state.

NMLA advocates training of young maritime lawyers

The immediate past President of Nigeria Maritime Law Association (NMLA), Mr. Chidi Ilogu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has made a strong case for the training of young maritime lawyers to enable them acquire proper understanding of admiralty practice.

Rector: Contractors demanding payments for abandoned projects in Maritime Academy

Contractors handling abandoned projects at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) have written to the management of the school, demanding payments for work not completed, the school management revealed over the weekend during a press briefing held in Lagos.
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Ex-Oyo ALGON boss: Supreme Court verdict victory for democracy

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Oyo State, has lauded the Supreme Court verdict on sacked council executives, describing it as victory for democracy.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.
Somali military supporting Hawiye opposition leaders are seen in the streets of Yaqshid district of Mogadishu, Somalia April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following clashes over the tenure of the president, a spokesman for the troops said.

Nigerian government dissolves research institute’s council amidst graft allegations

The federal government has approved the dissolution of the governing council of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) Ibadan, Oyo State.

2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.

Documentary on legendary former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson set for release

The teaser trailer for an upcoming documentary about one of the greatest managers in English Premier League history, Sir Alex Ferguson, with the eponymous title “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In,” has been made public to draw attention to the release.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania’s president visits Kenya to repair strained ties

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a two-day trip to thaw relations between the neighbours, after years of disputes over trade and border issues.

Nnia Nwodo: I’ve never indicted IPOB for killings in South-East

Former Minister of Information, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has dissociated himself from social media reports in which he purportedly accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of masterminding the killings and insecurity in the South East region of the country.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor hailed for non-interference in INC polls

The newly president of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof Benjamin Ogele Okaba, has commended Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri for non-interference in the just concluded election for national offices of the INC, held over the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
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Abia governor expresses commitment to completion of dry port

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says the state government is ready to deploy necessary resources toward the realisation of the Dry Port project at Ntigha, near Umuahia.
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.

Governor Makinde: We won’t allow agents of religious disharmony destabilise Oyo

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration will not allow agents of religious disharmony to destabilise the state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor urges new INC leadership to protect Ijaw interest

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has charged the new executive of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) to protect the interest of the Ijaw nation at all times.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

PAEC: Nigeria needs $1.6 trillion to lift 100 million out of poverty

As the nation battles the spike in poverty rate, the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has disclosed that $1.6 trillion was needed to effectively tackle the scourge in Nigeria within a period of 10 years as it expressed optimism in the ability of the federal government to achieve poverty reduction within the specified time frame.

Ibukun Awosika: First Bank right to remove Adesola Adeduntan

The former chairman of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika, says decision to end the tenure of Adesola Adeduntan as the bank’s managing director was taken in the bank’s best interest.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Finance minister charges NEXIM on mandates

The Minister of Finance, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has charged the Board of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to pursue relentlessly its assigned Ministerial Mandates with a renewed vigour.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.

Minister dissolves board of sports federation, set up caretaker committee

Barely three months to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Minister of Youth and Sports Federation, Chief Sunday Dare, has dissolved all the boards of 31 National Sports Federations and set up caretaker committees to run the fairs of the federation.
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: Insecurity politically motivated

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that the spate of insecurity in the country is politically motivated and targeted at derailing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
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 governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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INEC to create 3,148 new polling units in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said it will convert the 3,148 Voting Points (VPs) in Kano State to full-fledged Polling Units (PUs).

INEC establishes 2,239 additional polling units in Delta

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has created two thousand, two hundred and thirty nine new polling units in Delta State for the conduct of future elections.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government establishes 20 new marriage registries

The Federal Government has established 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country in a bid to bring Federal Marriage Registry closer to the grassroots.
Deng Ming (C), deputy director of China's National Narcotics Control Commission attends a news conference in Beijing, China May 11, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China moves to regulate all synthetic cannabinoids

China will become the world’s first country to regulate all synthetic cannabinoid substances, in a bid to get ahead of new variations whose chemical properties are not yet subject to regulation, the country’s drugs control office said on Tuesday.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Security chiefs get three weeks to curtail rising insecurity

The mandate to the security chiefs came against the backdrop of the rising cases of attacks by non-state actors on police and other agencies’ facilities as well as personnel, especially in the South-east.