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Ondo PDP crisis: Let’s pursue peace and unity – Olusola Ebiseni

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Ebiseni has appealed to party leaders and stakeholders in the state to pursue peace and unity among themselves.
Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.

Filipe Luis questions Diego Simeone’s man-management skills

Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor launches 10-year agric transformation plan

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday launched a 10-year Agricultural Transformation Plan, which is designed to ensure food security, generate employment opportunities, and reduce poverty rate.

Oyo government donates 18-seater buses to TUC, NULGE

Oyo State government, on Friday, donated one 18-seater bus each to the state chapters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

Junaid Muhammad: President Buhari a threat to Nigeria’s security

The second Republic lawmaker, Dr Muhammad Junaid, says the administration under President Muhammadu Buhari has failed woefully, while describing him (Buhari) as “a threat to the security of the country”.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC Kwara elders: Lai Mohammed, Gbemi Saraki lack electoral value to fight Governor Abdulrazaq

Concerned Elders/Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara State chapter, have described the duo of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and Minister of State for Transportation, Olugbemi Saraki, as having no electoral value to challenge or fight Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq.

Bishop Kukah: We will judge President Buhari by his actions, not words – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday, welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement in which he said Bishop Matthew Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister calls for greater investment in local technology

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in the production and commercialisation of local technology in order to boost Nigeria’s GDP.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court strikes out suit against NDDC IMC

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit challenging the legitimacy of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) for the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau to prosecute residents ‘spreading misinformation’ about coronavirus

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said with the level of misinformation on COVID-19, his government has criminalised further denial of the virus’s existence in the state.

NECO: 233,000 candidates missed exams due to #EndSARS protests, will rewrite papers

A total of 233,000 candidates failed to write the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO’s Senior Schools’ Certificate Examination due to the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country last year.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

Ohanaeze: Security for Ndigbo is my priority – George Obiozor

President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has promised to make security of the race one of his top priorities.
Justice Sunday Omeiza Otu has been sworn in as the Ag Chief Judge of Kogi State following the retirement of the immediate past occupant of the position, Justice Henry Olusiyi.

Kogi gets new acting chief judge

Justice Sunday Omeiza Otu has been sworn in as the Ag Chief Judge of Kogi State following the retirement of the immediate past occupant of the position, Justice Henry Olusiyi.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government will pay for vaccination of 50% of residents – minister

The federal government will pay for vaccination of about 50 percent of the Nigerian population against coronavirus codenamed COVID-19, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has said.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base [Alex Brandon-The Associated Press]

Donald Trump calls move to impeach ‘absolutely ridiculous’

Mr Trump said his likely impeachment in the House of Representatives on Wednesday was causing "tremendous anger" among voters as he left the White house for a trip to Texas.

PDP: Zoning not subject of discourse yet

Ahead of the 2023 polls, National Secretary of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, has insisted that the issue of zoning formula is not a subject of discourse yet on the table of the party.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook says it’s banning the phrase ‘stop the steal’

“We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event,” the post reads. “We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram... With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest female corps member for ‘killing’ man

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a Batch ‘A’ Corps member, identified as Chidinma Pascaline Oduma for allegedly killing one Akwaowo Japhet.

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The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set for sixth term after 35-year rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk chief: Paul Onuachu good enough to play for Europe top clubs

KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.