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President Goodluck Jonathan

Coronavirus: Now is the time for action – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says more actions are needed even in this time when the world is facing a devastating health challenge occasioned by the coronavirus.
An anti-incumbent government protester waves a flag during a demonstration in front of the Knesset celebrating the resignation of the Knesset Speaker Yuli Eldenstein in Jerusalem on March 25, 2020. – Yuli Eldenstein, th speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

A right-wing ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped down as speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a blow to the embattled premier, the latest development in a months-long political crisis.

Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics need sacrifices from all stakeholders – IOC chief

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that the postponed Tokyo Games would require “sacrifices and compromises” from all sides to make them work.
President Muhammadu Buhari has received Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, after he received his certificate of return from Independent National Electoral Commission.

President Buhari pays tribute to Kogi governor’s late mother

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Okene charged Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and other relations not to mourn the death of their mother but to celebrate her in death for living a life worthy of emulation.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Ekiti monarch writes Oyo governor, flays Alaafin for ‘undue interference’

The chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi has cautioned the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi against meddling in the internal crisis of the Obas in Ekiti.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC: 3,049 corps members pass out in Kaduna

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, conducted the Passing Out Parade (POP) ceremony for 3,049 Batch ‘A’ 2019 corps members in Kaduna.
Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad proposes unity government after resignation

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday proposed forming a unity government in his first public comments since his shock resignation as prime minister plunged the country into turmoil.
Senior cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, had made a one-day historic visit to South Sudan, on November 12, 2019, where he prophesied a unity government that is to usher in a new and peaceful South Sudan.

Elation as TB Joshua’s prophecy comes to pass with South Sudan’s new unity government

The joy was unspeakable, infectious and long-awaited when bitter rivals within the South Sudanese political circles led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Riek Machar put their hostilities behind them in forming a unity government on Saturday, February 2020.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Minimum wage: Kwara government, NLC talks break down, labour issues 14-day ultimatum

Organised labour under the aegis of Joint Kwara Labour Congress (KJLC) has said that its meeting with the state government on the new minimum wage has hit brick walls.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, to flagoff the movement of the Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival at State House in Abuja.

20th National Sports Festival: President Buhari applauds sports minister

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, to flagoff the movement of the Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival at State House in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country.

National Sport Festival: President Buhari receives ‘Torch of Unity’, invites private sector investments in...

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Report: How Edwin Clark stopped militants’ revolt against NDDC interim management

Elder Statesman and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has quietly intervened and prevailed on some angry militants in the Niger Delta, threatening to lock up the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over the continued operation of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, to abandon the option.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Amotekun: South-west has no plans to secede – Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor Fintiri: I’ll probe Mohammed Bindow’s administration, local councils

The governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would soon step on toes by probing the Mohammed Bindow-led-All Progressives Congress government from the state to local government levels.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Emeka Ihedioha faults Supreme Court judgement removing him as Imo governor

Sacked Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has criticised the Supreme Court verdict which removed him and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday urged aggrieved members of the party in Imo State not to despair over the nullification of the electoral victory of the PDP 2019 governorship candidate in Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court ruling: Emeka Ihedioha will overcome setback – Atiku Abubakar

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday urged aggrieved members of the party in Imo State not to despair over the nullification of the electoral victory of the PDP 2019 governorship candidate in Imo, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, by the Supreme Court.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Imo guber: Atiku Abubakar speaks on Supreme Court judgment

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has counselled Emeka Ihedioha who was sacked as the governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court to accept the verdict in deference to rule of law.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode: Hisbah is okay, but Amotekun is illegal

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the decision by the Federal government to declare Amotekun, the security outfit set up by southwest governors, an illegal organization.

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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo identifies 84 suspected coronavirus cases, imposes curfew

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC tells NOCs to expect decision on new dates for Tokyo Games

A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was satisfied with Manchester United's display in the FA Cup clash against Wolves, despite his side not mustering a shot on target in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ruthless’ in sacking David de Gea mentor

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ruthless’ nature may in part explain goalkeeper David de Gea’s poor form, according to an article in The Times.
Overland Airways

Overland Airways suspends flight operations

Overland Airways will temporarily shelve its flight operations from Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Confusion over explosion in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.