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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: Kagara abducted victims went through tremendous torture

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said the rescued kidnapped victims of the Government Science College, Kagara went through tremendous torture in the hands of their abductors.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

2023: Ekiti monarchs urge Governor Fayemi to join presidential race

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has urged Governor Kayode Fayemi to join the 2023 presidential race, saying he is well-qualified for the job.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohaneze Ndigbo condemns use of force in Orlu

Professor George Obiozor, the president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo has frowned on the use of force, intimidation, and violence in crisis in Orsu in the Orlu zone of Imo State.
South-West governors on Saturday adopted the decision by the National Economic Council on forest ownership and management across the country.

Southwest governor: Nigeria must stop foreign herdsmen, states manage their forests

Rising from a security meeting in the Oyo State Government House in Ibadan, the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, told journalists that in line with NEC position, all the states should be in charge of their forests.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves

Southwest governors declare support for NEC decision on forest management

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves.
Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia journalists warn against police harassment of traditional rulers

Abia Media Forum, a body of media men from Abia State have condemned as double standard, the penchant of the State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede who it accused of demeaning traditional institutions in the state and humiliating traditional rulers that she invites to state headquarter at will.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Herders-farmers crisis: Why we met Imo monarchs, others – Police

The Imo state Police command has said that they had met with the Hausa/Fulani communities in Okigwe local government area of Imo state, for them to live peacefully with their host communities.
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Communal crisis: Osun governor relaxes 24-hour curfew in two local councils

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Erin-Osun and Ilobu towns, in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia seals five hotels for violating coronavirus protocols

About five hotels located within Aba North council area, Abia State have reportedly been sealed by the COVID-19 monitoring team in the area. Newsmen gathered the team led by one Barr. Nkoro sealed the hotels...

Chekwas Okorie: Igbo Presidency will heal civil war wounds, ensure final re-integration of Igbo...

Former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has said that giving the South-East geopolitical zone a chance to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023 would be “the master stroke to end marginalization and all grievances” in the zone.
Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the transition of Akirun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji 11.

Asiwaju Tinubu mourns Akirun of Ikirun

Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the transition of Akirun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji 11.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Official: Police kill 8 ‘kidnappers’ in Edo

The police in Edo State said they have killed eight suspected kidnappers in the state in the last three weeks.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Anambra monarchs undergo coronavirus test

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have undergone COVID-19 tests as part of measures to stem the tide of spread of the pandemic in the state. The exercise has created anxiety among the royal fathers as they await the result.

Gunmen kill POS operator in Aba

One week after armed robbers shot dead a Point of Sale (POS) operator along Market Road, Aba, Abia State, another operator identified as Ezinne Grace Iroh, has been killed at Ukaegbu Road, in Ogbor Hill area of the city.

Abia governor condemns sudden rise in violent crime

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has strongly condemned the sudden rise in violent crime around a bad spot before Akara Junction in Isuikwuato LGA of the State.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor forgives seven bandits who swore on Quran to repent

"Governor Matawalle accepted their resolve as they took an oath with the Holy Quran not to either go back to their past ways or become informants for their former colleagues who have yet to key into the peace process," the statement said.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has warned against the introduction of politics into the current security challenges in Yoruba land , cautioning against the push by non-state actors to resort to self-help.

Ooni warns against politicisation of security challenges in South-west

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has warned against the introduction of politics into the current security challenges in Yoruba land , cautioning against the push by non-state actors to resort to self-help.
National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Executive Secretary, Dr Faisal Shuaib, at national sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccines for Muslim scholars and Imams in Nigeria with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Nigerian government enlists monarchs’ support to correct misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

The federal government on Thursday enlisted the support of traditional rulers to help correct the doubts and misinformation being churned out about COVID-19 vaccines.

Herdsmen: Ooni warns Sunday Igboho against breaking law

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Yoruba activist, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, not to take the law into his own hands while fighting against criminals alleged to be herdsmen.

Gani Adams: ACF, Miyetti Allah are jokers

Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the South West, stating that threats of attack on the region can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa in Oyo State and Ondo State, where Governor Rotimi Akeredolu warned herders to stay off government forests, and will certainly affect the entire nation.
Eze Benard Enweremadu, the Traditional Head of Ngwaland (Ezeukwu of Ngwaukwu) in Abia, is dead, his family announced on Saturday.

Abia monarch dies after 44 years on the throne

The heir apparent, Christopher Enweremadu, announced the death of the first-class traditional ruler in a statement issued at the deceased’s country home in Ahiaba Ngwaukwu Autonomous Community in Isialangwa North Local Government Area.

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Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS chief: NSE’s demutualisation will strengthen investor confidence

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Alhaji Muhammad Nami, has said the demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will promote access to diverse investment opportunities and strengthen investors’ confidence in the capital market.
FILE PHOTO - A worker looks on as the second delivery of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is offloaded at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 27, 2021. Kim Ludbrook-Pool via REUTERS

South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) congratulates players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 28, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.

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Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action.

UN deputy chief: Nigeria’s economy has shown resilience, on the right path

Deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed said Nigeria’s economy has shown resilience and is on the path of growth though its pace is slow.
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

Enyimba get Pirates in CAF Confederation Cup group draw

Enyimba get South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in group A of the CAF Confederation Cup after overcoming Rivers United on Sunday.
Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach kills self after abuse, trafficking charges

Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG urges Nigerian government to study, check excesses in crypto-currencies

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has called on the Federal Government to carry out comprehensive study on the workings of cryptocurrencies to check financial excesses.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

NHRC urges Zamfara government to reconsider stand on ‘repentant bandits’

The National Human Rights Commission, on Saturday, expressed concerns over the rising cases of kidnapping of boarding schools’ students in northern parts of the country.