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Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.
Members of the security forces patrol Chad's capital N'Djamena following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby in N'Djamena, Chad April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Two killed, 27 injured as protesters demand civilian rule in Chad

At least two people were killed and 27 injured in Chad on Tuesday as demonstrators took to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule after the military took control following President Idriss Deby's death last week.
Members of the security forces patrol Chad's capital N'Djamena following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby in N'Djamena, Chad April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Protests erupt in N’Djamena as Chadian protesters demand civilian rule

Chad's capitol N'Djamena was rocked by violent protests on Tuesday morning as demonstrators took to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule after the military took control following President Idriss Deby's battlefield death last week.

SON seizes N600 million substandard tyres, laments absence at port

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has made seizures of substandard tyres worth N600 million, just as it lamented its absence at the nation’s ports.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC parades two suspects in Ebonyi over ‘solar batteries theft’

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ebonyi on Monday paraded two suspects for alleged solar batteries theft from the Ebonyi State University ‘solar house.’
Yet-to-be identified assailants in the wee hours of Saturday set the country home of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on fire.

Gunmen attack Imo governor’s house with Molotov cocktail, kill security guards

The Imo State government has confirmed the attack on the governor, Hope Uzodinma’s house in Omuma Oru East council area on Saturday by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria Customs generates N39 billion from import, processes $71m export

The Onne command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N39billion as revenue for the federal government for the first quarter of 2021.

Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police boss

Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander who was

NSF: Team Nasarawa attacked, one feared dead

Team Nasarawa contingent to the just concluded 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, Edo State escaped death on Thursday nightwhile returning to Laifa.

Dangote: We’ve lost dollars to sell cement in Nigeria

The Dangote Cement Plc. has denied selling its products at higher rates in Nigeria than elsewhere, saying it has instead lost dollar earnings to meet local demand.

Dangote: Cement price from our factories is between N2,450, N2,510 per bag

Management of Dangote Cement Plc has clarified that the price of a bag of cement from its factories and plants across Nigeria (as at 12th April, 2021) is N2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N2,510 in Ibese inclusive of VAT. The clarification was made in view of recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices relative to other countries, particularly Ghana and Zambia.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrest three smugglers, intercept contrabands worth N786 million

Officers and Men attached to the Zone ‘B’ Strike Force Team of the Nigeria Customs Service have arrested three smugglers and intercepted contraband with a duty paid value of N786,911,648 across the northern region.
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Akwa Ibom: FRSC arrests 240 traffic offenders during Easter

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Akwa Ibom Command says it arrested 240 road traffic offenders during the 2021 Special Easter Patrol.

Katsina: FRSC arrests 120 traffic offenders

The Katsina State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has arrested over 120 offenders for violating different traffic rules and regulations across the state between January and March 2021.
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NCAA cites several lapses that got Azman’s Boeing 737s suspended

Apex aviation regulatory agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has clarified issues surrounding the recent suspension of Azman Air operations.Apex aviation regulatory agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has clarified issues surrounding the recent suspension of Azman Air operations.

SON proposes bilateral agreement to curb substandard goods

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stressed the need for bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other countries to address the influx of substandard goods into the country.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

AMDON hails President Buhari, Customs boss over vehicle tariff slash

The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, for heeding its call for a tariff slash on imported vehicles, as a way of improving Nigerians’ livelihood and ultimately solving the transportation nightmare.

Lagosians decry deplorable state of Abaranje-Okerube road

Some road users have decried the deplorable state of the Abaranje-Okerube Road located in the Igando-Ikotun Local Government Development Council (LCDA) of Lagos State.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

South-West stakeholder express concern over unabated environmental pollution

Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.
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: Driver dies in accident involving governor’s convoy

The convoy of Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State was involved in an accident on Thursday.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, according to his lawyers, ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies.

Algeria riots after activist jailed

Unrest broke out late on Sunday in a southern Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website reported.

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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.

Kogi government condemns attack on state officials

The Kogi State government has condemned the unfortunate attack by gunmen on a Commissioner of the State Pension Commission, Late Hon Solomon Adebayo and also the chairman of Yagba West LGA, Hon Pius Kolawole, on their way back to the State from Kwara State.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) sits in the front row next to Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian president and new interim leader during the state funeral [Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via Reuters]

France: Chad transitional government must be temporary

France on Monday welcomed the formation of a new transitional government in Chad by the African country's military rulers following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby but said it should only last a limited amount of time.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea midfielder: Thomas Tuchel demands hard work from us

Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, has described manager, Thomas Tuchel, as a ‘very disciplined and result-oriented strategist.

Senator Anyim: Military action or foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solution to insecurity

The former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Monday stated that “military actions or even foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solutions to ethnic conflicts or nationality agitations breeding insecurity across the country.

Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.

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Lagos CDC plans economic summit

The Community Development Committee (CDC) Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State has proposed an Economic Summit that will focus on economic development of communities.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Presidency: 200,000 more Nigerians benefitted from payroll support programme

The presidency says 200,000 more Nigerians have benefited from the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP)’s Payroll Support for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits to get admitted outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India allows import of medical devices to fight coronavirus pandemic

India on Thursday allowed imports of necessary medical devices, particularly oxygen devices, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic which has gripped the country recently.

Group: Olisa Metuh’s stance on national issues led to his ‘persecution’

An advocacy group, Crafts Create Jobs Development Initiatives (CCJD) has said the corruption profiling of a former national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), was biased and influenced.
Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt.

Myanmar protesters raise voices to ‘shake the world’; four killed – reports

Protesters in Myanmar turned out in their thousands on Sunday, marching to oppose military rule more than three months after a coup, and security forces responded with gunfire in at least three places, killing four people, media reported.