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Ex-INEC chief attributes rising tension to concentration of power, resources at centre

Jega, who is also a chieftain of the People Redemption Party, explained that once more responsibilities are given to the state government, the challenge is to ensure there is a good governance framework at the state level so that resources assigned to that tier of government are not commandeered by reckless governors or reckless chairmen of local governments who may want to divert them to personal use through corruption.

Military contractor offers to help Nigerian Army subdue Boko Haram

A South African military contracting company, Conella Services Ltd., engaged by President Goodluck Jonathan administration to contain the Boko Haram insurgency in 2014, yesterday expressed its readiness to return to the country, if asked to by the federal government, to finish the job of routing the deadly sect.
Atedo Peterside

#EndSARS: Atedo Peterside cautions social media influencers

The Chairman of non-profit organisation, Anap Foundation, Atedo Peterside, has advised social media influencers in the country to be responsible in their engagement with their followers.
The founder, Investment Banking and Trust Company (IBTC), Mr. Atedo Peterside, has identified macroeconomic stability, especially low inflation rate regime as a major panacea to attracting all types of investors into the Nigeria’s capital market.

#EndSARS: Atedo Peterside urges youths to start mobilising to take Nigeria back in 2023

He was reacting to the #EndSARS protests against police brutality of the last two weeks and the gory event at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos as well as the widespread violence, arson and destruction of lives and properties in the country.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: No CCTV camera removed from Lekki toll gate before shooting

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has, again, spoken on the ugly incident that happened at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday evening, in which military personnel used live ammunition to disperse EndSARS protesters who camped at the tollgate to demand for the end to police brutality.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Governor Obaseki begins thank you tour

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, who won Saturday’s governorship election, has said that he would be magnanimous in victory.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Edo, Ondo guber polls must hold as scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections must hold in order to avert a constitutional crisis despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.

Charles Soludo calls for review of Africa’s total lockdown strategy

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, Monday reiterated his advice to African leaders to re-assess the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, insisting that the continent cannot sustain a total economic shutdown.
Mele Kyari,

Mele Kyari: NNPC will no longer run refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will no longer be involved in the management of the nation’s refineries after their rehabilitation.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
Ayo Adebanjo

2023: Ayo Adebanjo Mmkes case for South-east presidency

The leader of Afenifere Socio-political group, Cheif Ayo Adebanjo, has said that for the sake of unity of the country presidency should go to the South-east in 2023.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: President Buhari is aware of Justice Onnoghen’s charge

Constitutional lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that there is no way President Muhammadu Buhari can pretend that he is not aware of charges against the Chief Justice of the Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Tonye Dele Cole

Tonye Cole: Senator Magnus Abe frustrating peace efforts in Rivers APC

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Tonye Cole, has said that despite all entreaties, his rival for the party’s ticket, Senator Magnus Abe, has frustrated all efforts to amicably settle the crisis rocking the party.

Moody’s: Access, Diamond deal, positive for Nigerian banking system

One of the leading global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, has stated that the recent business combination agreement between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank will be “credit positive” for the overall Nigerian banking system.

Rotimi Amaechi: Why GE pulled out of railway concession, overhaul deal

The federal government Thursday gave reasons why American firm – General Electric (GE), pulled out of a planned $2.7 billion deal to concession and rehabilitate Nigeria’s narrow gauge railway, stating that GE was no longer in the business of transportation and had to hand over its interest in the deal to another firm.

Killer herdsmen allegation, ploy to stop President Buhari’s reelection – loyalists

Allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is condoning killer herdsmen because they are his kinsmen has been described as a deliberate ploy by the opposition against his reelection bid.

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Indian and Chinese troops in new border brawl

Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said Monday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government executing 43 road projects in tertiary institutions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.

Frank Lampard defends Kepa Arrizabalaga after Luton mistake

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

NCFront cautions IGP against arresting Sunday Igboho

Disturbed by the rising tension in the South-west region over the arrest order issued on a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), Olawale Okunniyi, has cautioned the police chief not to further exacerbate the building tension in the Southwest by arresting the Yoruba activist.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

NCDC records 964 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to 121,566.