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NLC president: Nigerian workers are oppose to scrapping of local councils

The Organised Labour says Nigerian workers are opposed to any reform that seeks to scrap the local government system from the Constitution.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Airline operator canvases N500 billion aircraft leasing coy

For local airlines to survive and keep afloat in their flight operations, there is need for the Federal Government to set up aircraft leasing company, up to the tune of N500 billion, that will help to strengthen the airlines in the country.

West Ham vice-chairman: Refereeing in the Premier League worse than ever

Writing in her column in the Sun, Hammers vice-chairman Brady said: “The Stockley Park mob, blinking in front of an array of screens, may get more offsides right although, goodness knows, they often do so to the fury of people who don’t see any sense in arms or shirt sleeves being involved.
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m.

EFCC arrests bank staff for ‘N34 million fraud’

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m (Thirty-four Million Naira).
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

IPOB: South East governors willing tools to imperial powers – Colonel Nyiam

The South East governors have been accused of being willing tools to powerful elements outside the zone which has made them to work against the collective interest of their people.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has unveiled guidelines for the forthcoming local government election scheduled for July 24.

Lagos council polls: Group threatens legal action against LASIEC

A pro-democracy group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has implored the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) not to conduct elections into the 37 additionally created local government councils between April 21 to July 22, 2021.

N10 billion ‘scam’: PDP national chairman demands N1 billion, retraction

Following this week’s allegation of financial fraud to the tune of N10 billion made against Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Kassim Afegbua, the former, Thursday, demanded a retraction of the story and payment of N1 billion in damages from Afegbua.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government to acquire 50 patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles

As part of efforts to stem the tide of insecurity and crime in Plateau State, the State Executive Council has approved the procurement of 50 patrol pickup vans and 200 security motorcycles for distribution to security agencies in the state.

Ekiti university vows not to renege on agreement with workers

The management of Ekiti State University, (EKSU) Ado Ekiti has restated its commitment to the agreement reached with the various unions at the instance of the Ekiti State House of Assembly late last year.
Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.

Nigerian government assures support as Farouk Mudi emerges AFAN president

Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate okays fresh $1.5 billion, €995 million loans

The senate has approved fresh external loans of $1.5bn and €995m for the federal government.

Lawyers want ‘archaic, obolete’ laws reviewed to reflect current realities

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Monday called for review of laws which provisions no longer reflect realities to advance justice administration in Nigeria.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate probes FMBN over payment to contractor without project execution

Senate Committee on Public Accounts has embarked on investigation of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria over payment of N14 billion for a contractor for the construction of 963 units of residential building called Legacy Estate without execution of the project.

Katsina commissioner donates N23 million to vulnerable persons

The Katsina State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Hamza Sule, has donated a whooping sum of N23 million as Ramadan gift to 3,104 vulnerable persons across four local government areas of the state in order to assuage their plight during the fasting period.
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CACOL backs Senate decision to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
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N60 billion mint: PDP demands sack of finance minister

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the sack of Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, over what it described as an attempt to mislead Nigerians.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.

Kano governor, others reconcile Dangote, BUA over sugar plant

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.
As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Naval chief harps on professionalism as CBN provides support

As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.
BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.

BUA Cement to sustain competitiveness with bond issuance

BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.
A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Firm offers solution to gridlock, port congestion

A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

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As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba governor advises Nigerian government on state police

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has advised the Federal Government to try state police in addressing the security challenges in the country.

Nigerian journalist: Why I returned missing $3,000 to owner

Mr Abdulkadir Shehu, a journalist with Progress FM, a private radio station in Gombe, said he returned the $3,000 dollars he found along the road to its owner, because it would be wrong for him to claim it.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: PDP female aspirant urges electorate to shun inducement

A female aspirant in the Nov. 6 governorship in Anambra, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has urged the electorate to guard against monetary inducement in making their choice of candidates.
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.

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for abducted Kogi council boss

The Kogi State Government has assured the family of abducted chairman of Yagba West local government council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, of its commitment to ensure his release.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates to end marriage after 27 years

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

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A woman walks past a closed restaurant in Munich, Germany. Fresh lockdowns to control the pandemic dragged on German economic output in the first quarter © AFP via Getty Images

German GDP slumps as pandemic takes toll on Europe’s biggest economy

The German economy contracted in the first quarter after the country launched a new round of tough lockdown measures aimed at containing a third wave of the pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Policeman who refused transfer but demanded cash nabbed

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested the bribe-seeking police officer seen in a viral video demanding for cash from an offender.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss predicts Raul Jimenez return before end of season

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez could make a return from his six-month injury lay-off before the end of the current Premier League season, says manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe to upgrade airport to international standard

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated that his administration will work with the National Assembly and relevant authorities to ensure the take over and standardisation of the Gombe airport by the federal government for the state to leverage on what it generates to provide more services to the people.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies.