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Senator Omo-Agege: Nigerian government‘ll end estimated billing syndrome in nation’s power sector

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.
Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo has committed his international future to Nigeria.

Watford in talks with Chelsea over Ike Ugbo

Recently-promoted Watford have begun talks with Chelsea over the signing of striker Ike Ugbo,
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

NDPHC, BEDC sign agreement on 250MW

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a framework agreement with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to deliver additional 250 megawatts from stranded power to customers within the franchise area.
Cercle Brugge striker of Nigerian descent Ike Dominique Ugbo is being chased by Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt open talks with Chelsea for Ike Ugbo

Cercle Brugge striker of Nigerian descent Ike Dominique Ugbo is being chased by Eintracht Frankfurt.

Akwa Ibom, Abia border crisis claims seven lives

No fewer than seven indigenes of Ikpanya clan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been reportedly killed after days of attacks launched by assailants from Ugbo community, Arochukwu in Abia State
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of two officers by gunmen in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River has confirmed that two officers were killed, on Wednesday, by unknown gunmen in Obubra Local Government Area.
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.
Ike Ugbo has been named winner of Cercle Brugge Goal of the month award for December.

Ike Ugbo scoops Cercle Brugge goal of the month award for December

Ugbo’s second goal in Cercle Brugge’s 4-3 home defeat against Sporting Charleroi on December 15 , was picked as the best for the month.
Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo has committed his international future to Nigeria.

Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo snubs England for Nigeria

The young striker, who is currently on loan at Belgian Pro League club Cercle Brugge has represented England at the U-17 and U-20 level.
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Olugbo condemns killing of Oba Adeusi, commiserates with family

The Olugbo of Ugbo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Frederick EnitiOlorunda Akinruntan (CON), Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas, has condemned in strong terms the murder of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi, by unknown armed bandits at Elegbeka along Owo/Ifon Highway last Thursday.
Chelsea striker, Ike Ugbo, has revealed big transfer ambitions while on-loan with Cercle Brugge.

Ike Ugbo: My ambition is to play for Chelsea first team

Ugbo told the Athletic: “The ambition is to play for the first team, but if that doesn’t work, the best option, the next step, is to join a club where I can settle in.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government addressing job creation for youths – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday in Lagos said that the Federal Government will continue to address the issue of job creation for the youth.

Residents lament as sea incursion washes away two Ondo communities

Two communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have been washed away by Sea incursion.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Anxiety in Ondo as ‘thugs’ lay siege to state assembly

Suspected political thugs have laid siege to the Ondo State House of Assembly, causing anxiety across the state capital.
Ahead of the October 31 by-election for Isi-Uzo State Constituency, the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has vowed to resist all forms of electoral manipulation.

Enugu by-election: APC conducts primary, vows to resist electoral manipulation

Ahead of the October 31 by-election for Isi-Uzo State Constituency, the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has vowed to resist all forms of electoral manipulation.

Northern governors salute Sultan of Sokoto at 64

The Northern Governors Forum has commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, for the peace initiatives and efforts to address illiteracy in Nigeria’s Northern region.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC sweeps Ondo local council elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of all the 18 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local government election in the state
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Ondo council poll: Candidates commends voters’ turnout, election process

Mrs Oladunni Odu, the Chairperson, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Saturday in Okitipupa commended the turnout of voters for the local government election in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Ondo State Government has commenced the fumigation of its schools across the 18 local government areas of the state as part of safety measures ahead of the partial resumption of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Abia governor inaugurates board of shoe factory, to begin production soon

Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.

Enugu demolishes sinking three-storey building

The Enugu State Government has demolished a sinking three-storey building within the Maryland Layout axis of Enugu South Local Government Area, Enugu metropolis.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters yesterday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.

ISWAP fighters attack military base in Borno

Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran a military formation in the southern part of Borno State on Tuesday and cart away weapons after a fierce gun battle with the troops.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari: African child must be heard

The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has stated that there is urgent need towards making the voices of African children heard.
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NBS: Internet subscribers drop 6% in Q1 2021

The number of active internet subscribers reduced by 6.06 percent in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021).
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

June 12 protest: Police arrest Agba Jalingo

A right activist and a newspaper publisher, Agba Jalingo, has been arrested by the police in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south.

Plane crash in eastern Congo kills three – governor

A small plane crashed shortly after take-off in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, killing all three people on board, the region's governor said.