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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.
FILE PHOTO - A man, wearing a protective face mask, rides his scooter in a local market in Nice amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Eric Gaillard

French city of Nice asks tourists to stay away amid coronavirus surge

The mayor of Nice in southern France called on Sunday for a weekend lockdown in the area to reduce the flow of tourists as it battles a sharp spike in coronavirus infections to triple the national rate.
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.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government urged to encourage local production of coronavirus vaccines

Satguru Maharaj Ji has urged the Federal Government to encourage the local production of vaccines to combat the coronavirus disease
Azman Air says it is committed to the safety of air Passengers and will demonstrate this renewed commitment in every aspect of its operations.

Azman Air: We’re committed to safety of air passengers

Azman Air says it is committed to the safety of air Passengers and will demonstrate this renewed commitment in every aspect of its operations.
Everton will be without star playmaker James Rodriguez as Carlo Ancelotti takes on his former club Chelsea on Saturday.

Everton may lose James Rodriguez to Atletico

The attacking midfielder has enjoyed a good season, as the Toffees battle for a Champions League or Europa League spot in the Premier League.
Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snowstorm on February 16th, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. | Photo by Ron Jenkins / Getty Images

Texas’ natural gas production froze under pressure

Natural gas wells and pipes ill-equipped for cold weather are a big reason why millions of Texans lost power during frigid temperatures this week. As temperatures dropped to record lows across some parts of the state, liquid inside wells, pipes, and valves froze solid.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened the runway 18R-36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

Lagos airport runway reopened after Azman aircraft incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened the runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.
Millions of Texans are still without power on Tuesday after a deadly winter storm hit a large part of the southern and central parts of the United States. Nitashia Johnson for The New York Times

Reports: U.S. oil output down record 1/3 as cold wave hits Texas

Total U.S. oil output has contracted by a record one-third, or 3.5 million barrels per day and more, as anomalous low temperatures caused disruptions to well operations in Texas, the country’s largest oil-producing region, according to a watchdog.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister advocates digital agriculture, distributes farming implements to Gombe youths

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami says Nigeria must embrace digital Agriculture if the country must address future hunger challenges.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp dismisses rumours he will quit Liverpool

Suggestions had spread like wildfire on Merseyside over the weekend that Klopp was set to resign as manager following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester, a result which leaves the reigning champions on a run of just two wins from nine Premier League matches.
L-R Permanent Secretary Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, Managing Director Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), COO West Africa Energy, Lolade Oresanwo, Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones and Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello during a visit to the WestAfrica ENRG facility at the Igando landfill site over the weekend.

Britain endorses more foreign direct investments into Lagos

The British Government over the weekend gave a seal of approval for more foreign investments in Lagos, as plans get underway for the take-off of the first waste to energy plant in the State.
Fulani herdsmen

Fulani leaders: Only 107 herders from Oyo relocated to Kaduna, not 4,000

Some Fulani leaders at Ladduga grazing reserve in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state, together with other stakeholders, have disputed the 4,000 figure published by the media, saying that only 107 herders from Oyo state relocated to Kaduna.
Naomi Osaka saved two match points and Serena Williams recovered from losing her first set of the tournament as they fought their way into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams survive scares to reach last eight

Naomi Osaka saved two match points and Serena Williams recovered from losing her first set of the tournament as they fought their way into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday.
A voter casts a ballot during parliamentary elections in Pristina, Kosovo, February 14, 2021. REUTERS-Florion Goga

Kosovo votes in election that could complicate dialogue with Serbia

Kosovars began voting on Sunday in a parliamentary election that an anti-establishment party is expected to win, further complicating Western efforts to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute with Serbia.
Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko: There is conspiracy to assassinate me

A Nigerian Billionaire and former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko on Thursday raised an alarm over an alleged conspiracy to assassinate him.
“Impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement.

WMO: Global temperatures to rise above normal

UN climate experts said on Tuesday warned that temperatures in almost all parts of the world will likely rise between now and April despite the cooling influence of the latest La Niña weather phenomenon, which has passed its peak.
Tennis officials at the Australian Open were quick to respond to a collapsing ball girl during play on Day 2.

Excess heat knocks off ball girl at Australian Open

The match between Lloyd Harris and Mikael Torpegaard, taking place on Court 16, was abruptly disrupted when the youngster fell to the ground on a hot day at Melbourne Park.
South Africa is suspending its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after finding it offers limited protection against mild disease caused by the COVID-19 variant discovered there.

Nigeria set to receive 16 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Nigeria is set to receive the largest allocation of 16 million doses out of the 88 million AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses allocated to African countries in the first phase by the end of February instead of the initial 100,000 Pfizer doses earlier expected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) hinted on Saturday.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Coronavirus pushed 150 million into poverty in 2020

Over 150 million people were pushed into extreme poverty in the year 2020 as a result of the negative effects of the COVID-19 on global economy, making them to join hundreds of millions of people living below poverty line, a report by the World Bank has revealed.

FAO: Global food prices rise for eighth straight month

Global food prices continued rising for the eighth conservative month in January, led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said.
Several out-of-control bushfires in eastern Australia have destroyed a number of buildings and homes, officials have said, issuing emergency warnings.

Australia tells thousands to leave homes as bushfire threatens Perth

Strong winds threatening to fan a bushfire prompted Australia on Wednesday to urge thousands of people to leave their homes in the provincial capital of Perth, complicating a lockdown after the state detected its first coronavirus infection in 10 months.

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

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A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
Mr Dapo Lam-Adesina, a former member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State, on Thursday, left the African Democratic Congress for the All Progressives Congress.

Dapo Lam-Adesina: Why I returned to APC

Mr Dapo Lam-Adesina, a former member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State, on Thursday, left the African Democratic Congress for the All Progressives Congress.
Nigeria Police

Rivers: Police comb creeks, forests in search of kidnapped monarch, lecturer

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have began combing of creeks and forests in the state in search of a first class traditional ruler, King Aaron Ikuru and a university lecturer, Dr. Jones Ayauwo.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – chief

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas business as a strong catalyst for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

PIB: Expert recommends priviatsation of NNPC for optimal efficiency

Mr Joe Nwakwue, an expert in the petroleum sector has recommended the priviatiosation of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure efficiency and attain maximum profit of the oil sector.