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Usman Jibrin

Kogi workers dump Governor Bello, back Jibrin

Kogi State civil servants, under the aegis of Concerned Kogi Workers Forum (CKWF), has called on the people of the state to give their maximum support to the aspiration of retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Usman to rule the state as his wealth of experience would help to restore the lost glory of the state.
Nigeria Police

Police confirm killing of university staff in Calabar

Police authorities have confirmed the killing of the Chief Architect in the Works and Physical Planning unit of Cross River State University of Technology, Bassey Ekpenyong Inyang.
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

Governor Okowa sends names of eight commissioner nominees to Delta Assembly

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday forwarded the names of eight nominees for appointment as Commissioners to the State Assembly for screening and confirmation.

Governor Akeredolu sacks three commissioners, nominates six replacements

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has relieved three commissioners in his cabinet of their jobs.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2019: Kogi APC members bicker over mode of primary

Ahead of the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, members and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congees (APC) are sharply divided over the mode of primary to be adopted in picking the party’s flag bearer.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai creates three new ministries in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has retained its 14 ministries in the state despite additional three new ones.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai retains 14 ministries, with three new ones

Kaduna State Government has retained its 14 ministries in the state despite additional three new ones.
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday reassured the Nigerian youths of his commitment to continuous support for programmes and policies aimed at advancing the cause of youths when called upon.

Governor Bello: I’ll get second term easily

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday declared that he is losing no sleep over winning his reelection in November.

Kogi Speaker: 20 years of uninterrupted democracy sign of maturity

Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Mr Matthew Kolawole, has described the 20 years of uninterrupted Democratic Rule in Nigeria as a sign of maturity and resolve by Nigerians to manage their affairs without...

Police bust illegal gun factory in Imo, recover firearms

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, CP Rabiu Ladodo, said the command had arrested one Eze Ajoku, a 63-year-old man in Agwa, Oguta LGA who specialized in fabricating guns.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

National Assembly: Female participation remains low at 5.8 percent – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says despite efforts to promote women participation in the politics and decision making, female membership in National Assembly remains low at 5.8 per cent in Nigeria.

AMAC chief Abdullahi Candido names 19-man cabinet

The chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has named a 16-man cabinet with Rahmat Abisola Abdullahi as the council’s secretary.

Former NFF boss Sani Lulu joins Kogi guber race

Former President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu, has declared his intention to seek election into the office of Kogi State Governor, North Central Nigeria.

You owe Kogi workers 39-month salary arrears – labour tells governor

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers up to 39-month salary arrears.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Presidency orders clearance of congestion in Apapa Port within two weeks

A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti sacks over 2, 000 workers appointed by ex-Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Government has reverted appointments of over 2,000 workers by immediate governor, Ayo Fayose, after the July, 2018 gubernatorial election.
Osinbajo, second right, with Fashola at the site of Niger Delta Bridge

Federal government commits to completion of second Niger Bridge

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inspected the onging construction work on the second Niger Bridge in Onitsha and affirmed government’s commitment to early completion of the work.
Dino Melaye

Governor Bello condoles with Senator Melaye over mother’s death

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commiserated with the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, over the death of his mother, Comfort, whose death was announced on Thursday.

House of Reps urges federal government to commence rehabilitation of Ikorodu Lighter Terminal road

The House of Representatives has decried the number of man hour wasted on Ebute-Ogoloto road leading to Ikorodu Lighter Terminal due to its bad state and the indiscriminate parking of trailers on the road.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: British aid worker killing not true reflection of Nigeria

Former Nigeria vice president Atiku Abubakar Monday told the United Kingdom (UK) that the recent killings in Kaduna were not a true reflection of the country’s character but works of criminals.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-2

Ministers lobby for retention in next federal cabinet

Uncertainty now surrounds the constitution of the next federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari who sources say is keeping All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, ministers, associates and loyalists guessing on who are likely to be part of his team.
To avert flooding on highways, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday said that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing had begun cleaning of drains.

Flooding: Federal government begins cleaning of Lagos highway drains

To avert flooding on highways, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday said that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing had begun cleaning of drains.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Africa on cusp of the third wave of coronavirus facing a vaccine shortage

African nations reported 94,000 new cases in the week through June 6, a 26% increase. South Africa announced the most new cases, followed by Tunisia, Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention Director John Nkengasong said in an online briefing Thursday.

General Gowon: NYSC has contributed more to national development than other organisations

Former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has stated that the NYSC has contributed to national development more than any other organisation in the country.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Bandits attack unity school in Kebbi, abduct students

Bandits invaded the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.
Diego Maradona was honoured with a spectacular light show as Argentina got their Copa America campaign underway.

Diego Maradona honoured with holographic display at Copa America

A holographic version of the former Argentina star performed tricks inside the Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio before his famous World Cup goal against England in 1986 was projected onto the pitch.
The ex of Chelsea footballer Michy Batshuayi has taken him to court over the alleged failure to pay child maintenance for his two-year-old daughter.

Club Brugge directors seek talks with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

The centre-forward is up for sale at Chelsea with manager Thomas Tuchel having no place for the Belgian in his new season plans.