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Ex-minister: It’s time to convoke sovereign national conference

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convoke a Sovereign National Conference to address the numerous problems facing the nation.

Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Nigeria to halt foreign currency for sugar, wheat imports

Nigeria will no longer provide foreign currency for importers of sugar and wheat, the central bank said on Twitter on Friday, as the country tries to conserve national dollar reserves.
Tottenham Hotspur have just faced “an egg on your face” situation.

Tottenham bantered by their own sponsor in hilarious gaffe

In a lengthy article, they have detailed what the new sponsors can bring to the table –innovative colour matching technology that will be used to bring spaces throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lilywhite House and the Training Centre to life in club colours.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje to unveil Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars player

Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, is expected to unveil Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars latest signing.

Public works programme participants lament non-payment by government

Participants in the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme have complained about the non-payment of their stipends three months after the initiative took off.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Moses Simon constructs roads, drainage for local community in Benue

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has extended his other side of life to the people of Obagaji Agatu community in Benue state where he’s currently constructing befitting roads and Drainage.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: It’s easier to meet bandits than President Buhari

According to Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of Northern Elders’ Forum, Gumi told stakeholders in the region that he had made fruitless efforts to meet with the president over the rising insecurity.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

Imo jailbreak: NCS releases names, photos of escaped inmates

The Nigerian Correctional Service has released the names and photos of some of the inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State on April 5.
Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will us part of it to win souls. He urges members of the church to be incurable soul winners; and so is he.

Pastor Adeboye: Kidnapped Kaduna RCCG members released

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Thursday, disclosed that eight members of the church kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released.
Jordan's Prince Hamza has pledged to disobey military orders to not communicate with the outside world after he was put under house arrest, in an audio recording released on Monday.

Jordan’s Prince Hamza says he will disobey army orders to keep silent

Jordan's Prince Hamza has pledged to disobey military orders to not communicate with the outside world after he was put under house arrest, in an audio recording released on Monday.
“It is the first drop of rain. Thank God, we are able to supply the first batch of corona vaccine,” interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh said in a tweet.

Libya premier hails coronavirus vaccine delivery as “first drop of rain”

More than 100,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Sunday, Libya’s ministry of health said, the first shipment to reach the country
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Festus Keyamo: Yinka Odumakin’s demise a personal loss

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has mourned the late Spokesman of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin who died on Saturday morning.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF chief urges calm as search continues for missing aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has called on Nigerians to remain calm as the search for the missing aircraft continued.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister denies saying Nigerians without NIN could be jailed for 14 years

"This has been quoted out of context. Pantami has not mentioned "14 years imprisonment." But said NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) has been 14 years in existence, since 2007," he said in a tweet.
Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.

FIFA referee Charles Bulu in stable condition after collapsing during Cote d’Ivoire vs Ethiopia

Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu: I didn’t mean Nigerian government should recruit 50 million but 5 million...

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Tuesday said he never meant that the Federal Government should employ 50 million but 5 million youths into the Nigerian Army to boost fight against terrorism, banditry and others.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan won’t support a third term for President Buhari

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians he will always uphold the constitution and never support any rumoured third term agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has declared that Nigeria won’t underrate Benin Republic when both side clash in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Saturday.

Vehicular movement restricted as Super Eagles host Crocodiles in Lagos

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has issued travel advisory restricting vehicular movement ahead of the Super Eagles final Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash against Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Atedo Peterside

Atedo Peterside: Port Harcourt refinery generated no revenue in 2019

The founder of Stanbic IBTC and Anap Foundation, Atedo Peterside, says the Port Harcourt refinery in Rivers state generated no revenue in 2019.
Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

World leaders condemn Myanmar violence after deadliest day since coup

Defence chiefs from a dozen countries on Sunday jointly condemned the bloodbath in Myanmar a day earlier, when at least 90 people – including several children – were killed after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters.
FILE PHOTO - Police officers clash with demonstrators during a protest against a newly proposed policing bill, in Bristol, Britain, March 26, 2021. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

British premier criticises ‘disgraceful’ attacks on police at protest

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday strongly criticised “disgraceful attacks” on police officers after protests in Bristol against a new policing bill turned violent, resulting in 10 arrests.

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Kebbi secures World Bank grant for girl-child education

Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education.

NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.

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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: I’m well prepared to serve – Alex Ekwueme’s daughter

The daughter of the late vice president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe has said that she is fully prepared to serve as governor of Anambra State, having acquired the necessary experience in governance.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic long way from over

The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said transmission of the COVID-19 virus was being driven by what he described as confusion, complacency, and inconsistency in public health measures.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze makes Europa League Team of the Week

The 21-year-old made the selection following his impressive performance in LaLiga club, Villarreal’s 2-1 home win against Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government raises panel on release of ‘warlords’

The Ebonyi State government yesterday set up a panel of inquiry over the unauthorized release of 55 suspected warlords who were arrested in Effuim in Ohaukwu local government area of the state in the lingering communal clash between Effuim and Ezza Effuim communities.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest 17 suspects for cultism

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.