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The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor moves to revive reading culture among students

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has begun vigorous moves to revive the spirit of reading and learning among young students of the state so as to enhance their knowledge drive and academic performance.
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NSE resumes Easter holidays with N78 billion loss

The Nigerian stock market resumed after the Easter public holidays on Tuesday with a loss of 0.39 per cent due to persistent bearish trend.

Official: Over 280 youths renounce cultism in Cross River council

Over 280 suspected cultists in Boki Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River have renounced their membership of different cult groups, Mr John Ewa, the Chairman of the LGA, has said.

NANS backs Ebonyi governor for 2023 presidency

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Thursday declared their total support for Govenor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for the 2023 presidency.

Lagos assemblymen, council chiefs disagree over funds

Lagos House of Assembly on Monday disagreed with some local government chairmen over the latter’s claims of a paucity of funds as a hindrance to the development of infrastructure in their areas.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left), Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, Bishop Simeon Okah of the Flock of Christ Mission and his wife, Bishop Comfort Okah at the grand finale of the church’s 2021 world convention in Enheren,Uvwie LGA.

Delta governor calls for sustainable development of youths

Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for impactful reforms to make youths in Nigeria resourceful and competitive globally.

Farida Waziri: Making women, children victims of violence appalling

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, has described as appalling the rate at which criminal elements specifically target women and children as victims of their evil ventures .

MTN unveils new growth strategy as it plots to take over Africa

MTN Mobile telecommunications group MTN, which is plotting to exit markets outside the African continent, has now embarked on a plan of separating its infrastructure assets business as it looks to enhance growth through streamlined operations.
A coalition of 15 northern-based civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday in Kano, Kano State, accused some northern governors of allegedly turning the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in the region to money spinning ventures

Coalition accuses Northern governors of fueling kidnapping to divert public funds

A coalition of 15 northern-based civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday in Kano, Kano State, accused some northern governors of allegedly turning the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in the region to money spinning ventures.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor: Non-passage of PIB robbing Nigeria of huge investments

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Barcelona: Josep Bartomeu innocent until proven guilty

Barcelona confirmed on Monday police raided the club's offices as part of an investigation into the hiring of a company to improve the image of former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have suffered unfairly

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment.
The Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, stated this during a one-day sensitisation workshop with the theme- “Making Economy A Private Driven Economy” held in Ado Ekiti.

Ekiti moves to reposition MSMEs for economic growth

The government had before now reconstituted a 22-member Council to address the myriad of challenges confronting MSMEs in Ekiti , with intention to upscale industrial growth and development .
The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has said non-oil exporters should embrace higher standards while engaging the United State markets.

NACC: Poor infrastructure may shortchange Nigeria in AFCFTA

The Nigerian-American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) says Nigeria would be short-changed in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) if the dilapidated infrastructure remains unfixed.
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit- Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James close to emerging fifth-ever billionaire sportsman

LeBron James is reportedly set to become the fifth-ever billionaire sportsman in the coming weeks.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE opens week with 0.33% growth on Seplat, Lafarge Africa gains

Trading in the domestic equities market commenced the week on a positive note, growing by 0.33 per cent due to buying interests in Seplat, Lafarge Africa and Tier-1 banking stocks.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor urges support for ranching amid farmers-herders crisis

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to support the call for ranching as against open grazing, with a view to checkmating the spate of insecurity and fostering a livestock economy in the country.
From Left: Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, National President, CAN and President of Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr Samson Olosupo Ayokunle, and the State CAN Chairman and Special Adviser to Governor on Religious Matters, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, during a condolence visit by the National President CAN, to the Governor on father’s death in Asaba.

Delta governor urges support for ranching

Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday urged Nigerians to support ranching, saying it would drastically reduce herders-farmers clashes across the country.

DPR inaugurates downstream remote monitoring system

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has inaugurated a Downstream Remote Monitoring System (DRMS) for transparency and accountability in monitoring transportation of petroleum products in the country.
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Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon chief

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Tuesday he would stand aside later this year as chief executive of the company he built from a startup into one of the world’s most valuable firms.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Two ‘armed robbers’ arrested in Osogbo

Osun State Police Command has paraded two suspected armed robbers who were arrested with a locally made pistol, charms and some assorted weapons in Osogbo, the state capital.

Insecurity may worsen in South-West – Youth group

Yoruba Professionals Foundation (YPF) on Friday warned South-West Governors to prioritize jobs or watch insecurity get out of control.

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The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Nigerian government to launch web-based solution for project monitoring

The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has revealed plans by the federal government to launch a web application to be christened ‘Eye-Mark’, aimed at empowering Nigerians to report any poorly executed government projects to the government.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
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 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.

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Super Eagles striker Simy Nwankwo scored his fourth league goal of the season for Italian Crotone on Saturday.

Genoa reignite interest in Simy Nwankwo

The modest side however face stiff competition from French and Belgian clubs for the signature of the Nigeria international.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol Building is reflected on a marble seating area following a rainstorm at the East Front on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Tom Brenner-File Photo

US Senate Democrats seek change in Donald Trump tax reforms to create jobs

Top Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday proposed major shifts in former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax reforms to eliminate what they say are incentives for companies to move operations overseas and shift profits to tax haven countries.
The United States said Tuesday it would discuss calls to boycott the Beijing Olympics with its allies after growing pressure to shun the Winter Games on human rights grounds.

US wants to ‘discuss’ Beijing Olympics boycott calls

The United States said Tuesday it would discuss calls to boycott the Beijing Olympics with its allies after growing pressure to shun the Winter Games on human rights grounds.

Akwa Ibom council chair advocates welfare for victims of military onslaught

The council chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Hon Anthony Luke, is seeking for relief items for victims of Tuesday’s military onslaught on locations suspected to be enclaves of armed hoodlums loyal to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the local government area.

President Buhari felicitates with Gbenga Daniel at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, as he celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.