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World Bank: $540 billion remittance flow reaches low-middle-income countries in 2020

A World Bank report says officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries reached 540 billion dollars in 2020, 1.6 per cent below the 2019 total of 548 billion dollars.

Ogun council elections: Our integrity’ll not be compromised ― OGSIEC boss

As the much anticipated local government elections in Ogun State gather momentum, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, has assured the people of the state that the Commission will not compromise its integrity.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.

LASEMA suspects foul play in Lagos market fire, recover explosives

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.
Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.

Arsenal set for complete overhauling, close in on £43 million move

Arsenal are set for a busy summer in the transfer market as Mikel Arteta looks to better the Gunners’ underwhelming season this time out, and the north London side are being linked several names.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google adding coronavirus-related information to searches for travel

Google has unveiled new tools to help people planning their first post-vaccination vacations, as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements still vary widely among domestic and international travel destinations.
A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it.

Android bug exposed coronavirus contact tracing logs to preinstalled apps

The Android version of Google and Apple’s COVID-19 exposure notification app had a privacy flaw that let other preinstalled apps potentially see sensitive data, including if someone had been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, privacy analysis firm AppCensus revealed on Tuesday. Google says it’s currently rolling out a fix to the bug.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury may pocket $75 million each for their heavyweight unification bout

The highly-anticipated four-belt heavyweight unification bout between British boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury continues to generate interest as the clock ticks towards the minute the boxers gallantly engage each other in a clash of boxing titans at the pinnacle of the sport. Such a massive bout, with the high stakes on offer, is always a commercial rollercoaster and in no small terms.
Apple will allow Parler to return to its App Store, according to a letter first reported by CNN on Monday.

Apple to allow Parler to return to App Store

In the letter addressed to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Apple said “Parler has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices” that would bring the app into compliance with the App Store’s rules. Now, Parler is allowed to return once it reintroduces the app to the store.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

SERAP seeks probe of missing N106 billion in 149 MDAs

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate allegations that N106 billion of public funds are missing from 149 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, as documented in the 2018 annual audited report by the Auditor-General of the Federation.
Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will retain the captaincy despite it being confirmed he skipped the warm down for Sunday’s defeat of Tottenham.

Arsenal confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Martin Odegaard will miss Fulham match

Arsenal have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard are both out for Sunday's Premier League match against Fulham.
Tottenham face an anxious wait to discover whether Harry Kane will be fit for the Carabao Cup final after the striker limped out of the 2-2 draw at Everton with a foot injury.

Tottenham face anxious wait after Harry Kane injury

Tottenham Hotspur face an anxious wait to discover the severity of Harry Kane’s ankle injury after he hobbled off after scoring twice in a 2-2 Premier League draw away to Everton on Friday.
Apple has not been spared the effects of the ongoing global component shortage, according to a new report in Nikkei.

Global chip shortage hits iPad, MacBook production – report

Apple has not been spared the effects of the ongoing global component shortage, according to a new report in Nikkei. The publication says that some production of MacBooks and iPads has been delayed, with “a portion of component orders” pushed back to the second half of 2021.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA urges judiciary workers to shelve strike

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday urged judiciary workers under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to shelve their plan to begin a nationwide strike on Tuesday.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Kaduna: Five kidnapped college students recovered

The Kaduna State government has said the Nigerian military has reported that five kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have been recovered.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

NARD president: Senator Ngige has lost touch with medicine

Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.
Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

Lagos senator launches coronavirus relief funds programme

Senator Tokunbo Abiru representing Lagos East District formerly launched his COVID19 relief fund scheme on Thursday, April 3, with beneficiaries already receiving N5000 monthly.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM linkage deadline by four weeks

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), made the disclosure during a meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM linkage, which held on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Ayodele Subair

Lagos IRS extends deadline for filing of individual annual tax returns

In furtherance of the commitment to continuously mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on taxpayers in Lagos State, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended filing on Individual Annual Tax Returns by an additional 2 (Two) weeks starting from April 1 to April 14, 2021.

Cross River, Ebonyi stakeholders hold talks to end century-old land dispute

Stakeholders in Cross River and Ebonyi states on Tuesday came together at a round table to embrace peace and work towards finding lasting solution to land disputes spanning a century.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Nigeria vaccinates 215,277 residents

Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in thirty states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony

AFCONQ: Super Eagles skipper, five other players arrive in Lagos

The Super Eagles camp in Lagos is already bubbling with some early arrivals ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifying matches against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA slams N5 million fine on Electronic Settlement over data breach

National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has ordered a data controller, Electronic Settlement Limited, to pay the sum of N5 million as fine for certain breaches on personal data entrusted to the company.

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World Bank: $540 billion remittance flow reaches low-middle-income countries in 2020

A World Bank report says officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries reached 540 billion dollars in 2020, 1.6 per cent below the 2019 total of 548 billion dollars.

USAID-funded project engages military, others to safeguard Nigeria

A USAID funded project, Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project, has held a dialogue session with the military, police, civil society organizations (CSOs), government, media, and other stakeholders as part of its dialogue series aimed at strengthening collaboration for safeguarding civic space in Nigeria.
Antonio Guterres

UN: De-escalation ‘an absolute must’ in Israel-Palestine conflict

UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on Wednesday that de-escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict was “an absolute must”, saying that the mounting death toll, including children, is totally unacceptable.
Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern Nigeria states to submit anti-grazing bills to state assemblies

Indications have it that the Southern Governors’ Forum has directed state houses of assembly in the South to enact law backing the ban on open grazing.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records one coronavirus death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in Nigeria to 2,066.

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The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj named Nigeria’s motorsport team captain

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari warns against attacks on security formations

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the “madness” going on in parts of the country.
Rwanda's economy is expected to grow 5.1% this year after contracting 3.4% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

Official: Rwanda’s economy to recover this year, more spending seen

Rwanda's economy is expected to grow 5.1% this year after contracting 3.4% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

‘Boko Haram members’ arrested in Kano mosque

Armed security men on Saturday night raided a mosque in Filin Lazio, Hotoro, in Kano metropolitan area, arresting an unspecified number of worshippers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 49 Shiites members over violent protest in Abuja

The FCT Police Command on Friday said it has successfully restored calm at Berger Round-About after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites.