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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

PDP zonal congress: Oyo governor faults Ayo Fayose’s ‘quiet but deadly’ claims

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has faulted former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Peter Fayose, for describing him as “deadly”.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Zamfara governor’s remarks over ‘southern attacks’ irresponsible, unfortunate

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has said a recent comment by the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, that Southerners should stop attacking Northerners in their area else the North would retaliate was irresponsible and unfortunate.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor dispels claim of 70 killed in military invasion

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has dispelled claims by some groups that over 70 persons have been killed in Konshisha local government area of the State during the military invasion.
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.

Ex-Rep: Plateau has let down Middle Belt through Governor Lalong’s utterances

The alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria needs to be tackled not from the point of weakness on the part of government and security agencies but decisive actions against criminal elements causing havoc in the country.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

Kano governor sacks aide over social media comments

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment.

PDP berates Senator Adeyemi over ‘verbal assault’ on Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described the verbal attack on Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi) as irresponsible.
Anthony Sani

Restructuring: We must tread carefully – Anthony Sani

But Sani, in an newsmen with newsmen said the divergent views on the insecurity currently coming from state governors are signs of what is to come if the country is restructured but insisted that such must not make Nigerians feel they are living in different countries.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

MUTUK caution Bauchi governor over unguided utterances

The Mutual Union of Tiv in the United Kingdom, (MUTUK) has said that the primary responsibility of the government as enshrined in the constitution is the protection of lives and properties, anything short of of these basic responsibilities is a call to anarchy
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara APC reconciliation meeting ends with conditions

Despite the reconciliation between the warring factions in the All Progressive Congress in Zamfara state, persistent violation of the agreement and inability to respect the terms by either faction would amount to automatic dissolution of the overall agreement and give aggrieved party the automatic right to go its way.
Department of State Service - DSS

DSS warns against plans to cause ethnic, religious violence

The Department of State Services (DSS) has again warned against plans by some persons and groups to exploit some fault lines to cause ethno-religious violence in some parts of the country.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho apologises to Ooni of Ife

Following what many described as an unguarded statement, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has apologised to his imperial majesty, Ooni of Ife.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Afenifere: Nobody will lose sleep if herders return to North

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has faulted calls by the northern elders for herdsmen to return to the North.
Mele Kyari,

NNPC chief commends President Buhari’s non-interference in operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving the corporation’s management free-hand to deliver on its mandate, saying that he remains the only president that has never interfered in the operations of the Corporation.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS raises the alarm over plot to incite violence

The Department of State Services (DSS) Wednesday raised the alarm over plot by some groups to incite violence in the country by exploiting some fault lines.

PDP slams Imo governor’s threat of taking Anambra with ‘seen, unseen forces’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State has condemned Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, over comments credited to him, in which he stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would use seen and unseen forces to take the state in the next governorship election.

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu: IPOB endangering lives, properties of Ndigbo

Elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu says members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are endangering the lives, investments and properties of Igbos in Igboland and across Nigeria by their unguarded and provocative comments and actions.

Muslim group warns Bishop Kukah to apologise or quietly leave Sokoto

A Muslim group based in Sokoto, Muslim Solidarity Forum, has called on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam or quietly and quickly leave the state.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Nigerian government, MURIC twisting Bishop Kukah’s message

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and the FCT has rallied round Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah who in his Christmas message accused President Muhammadu Buhari of sacrificing the dreams of Nigerians to institutionalise a northern hegemony.

AYCF calls for immediate arrest of Bishop Kukah over coup remarks

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the Catholic Arc. Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah over a recent statement in which he reportedly suggested the use of violent methods for regime change.
Former Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye, who represented Kogi west senatorial district at the red chamber, has on Tuesday tendered a public apology to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at a book launch in Abuja over his role in the 2015 general election that resulted in the loss of the Presidency by the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

Ex-President Jonathan: I was judged harshly before 2015 elections because …

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said he was wrongly judged by some of his friends and political opponents before the 2015 presidential election because of his personal convictions and the vision he had for the country.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze: Allegations of killing of Igbo Muslims in Igboland, baseless, unfounded

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described as baseless and unfounded allegations that Igbo Muslims are being killed in Igboland.
Department of State Service - DSS

DSS cautions against inciting statements

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday cautioned against the use of inciting and unguarded statements capable of causing a ‘breakdown of law and order’.

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Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.
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India’s daily coronavirus deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

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Islamic council urges Muslims to Look for Shawwal moon Tuesday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Senegal in talks with Super Eagles for friendly next month

Media reports have suggested that Senegal are in talks with Nigeria for a friendly next month in Austria following the postponement of 2022 World Cup qualifiers across Africa.

Ekiti PDP guber aspirant calls for restructuring of security architecture

One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants in Ekiti ahead the 2022 governorship election, Mr Wale Aribisala, has advocated the restructuring of the security architecture of the nation to ensure a peaceful society.

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Paul Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Manchester United but there is now talk of a new contract for the French midfielder The decision over Pogba’s future at Manchester United could have an impact on Leicester City as they are thinking about how to swap him for Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi.

Manchester United propose swap deal for Wilfred Ndidi to replace Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Manchester United but there is now talk of a new contract for the French midfielder
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN warns admission seekers against racketeers

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has warned admission seekers into the institution against activities of racketeers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill ‘kidnapper’, arrest ‘armed robber’ in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command, yesterday, said it has killed a yet-to-be-identified suspected kidnapper along Udi-Oji River Road during a gun duel with officers attached to Udi Police Division.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government inaugurates school projects

Speaking at Akintan Junior Grammar School, Surulere, after inaugurating blocks of classrooms and other facilities in four public schools, the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, reiterated his commitment towards revitalising the education sector, providing conducive environment for teaching and learning across all schools within the state.
Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has spoken to CNBC about his plans to buy Arsenal.

Stan Kroenke ‘put Arsenal up for sale for £1.7 billion’

Arsenal reportedly are up for sale despite the Kroenke family declaring they will not entertain any offers.