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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria calls for transparent election of judges, prosecutor for ICC

The Federal Government on Monday said it was committed to supporting an inclusive and transparent process in selecting the best and most qualified candidates for the coveted positions of prosecutor and judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

10 Nigerian IT startups compete for top awards in Dubai

Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named Forbes’ African of the Year

Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by business magazine Forbes as the African of the Year, becoming the first woman to clinch the award.

Investors told to harness agricultural potentials of Urhobo land

Prominent Urhobo leaders have called on investors to harness the huge agricultural potentials in Urhobo land to create employment and reduce the level of poverty among the people of the ethnic nationality.
Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials.

Six players contract coronavirus ahead of CAF Champions League final

Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials.
Dapo Olorunyomi, veteran Nigerian journalist and publisher of the newspaper Premium Times. Olorunyomi said of the award, “It reminds me in particular, and I believe many of my colleagues, of the very important work that remains undone in the development of our media and the struggle to expand and give true consequence to our democracy.”

Premium Times chief, other prominent journalists honoured in New York

In a tumultuous year marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and tense political divides, the overarching message from CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards tonight was simple: journalism matters more than ever and solidarity has never been more important.
Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby

Thomas Dennerby: Don’t expect too much from Falcons in France

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has advised Nigerians not to expect much from the Super Falcons when the FIFA Women’s World Cup gets underway in France as he is still rebuilding the team for future competitions at the world stage.

I left over $150m in Anambra coffers – Peter Obi

Former Anambra State governor, Mr Peter Obi, has identified aggressive savings embarked upon by his administration and the sincerity of purpose of that government as some of the factors that made it possible for his administration to leave over $150 million in the state confers, while leaving the office in 2014.

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INEC mulls new technologies for 2023 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is contemplating introducing new technologies to improve the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti launches solar-powered refrigerators for storage of coronavirus vaccines

In what could be described as a proactive move to prepare for the planned COVID-19 vaccines promised by the Federal Government, Ekiti State has acquired 187 solar-powered cold chain refrigerators for vaccine storage for its primary healthcare centres in the 177 wards of the state.
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Kidnapped farmer found dead after family paid N1.6m ransom

It was learnt that the death of the farmer is coming after the family had allegedly paid the sum of one million, six hundred and fifty thousand naira as ransom for the release of their kinsman.
8. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

PTF: Schools resume nationwide January 18 pending review

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Tuesday said schools across the country will resume on Monday, January 18, 2021 pending the review by the federal government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest five ‘cult members’ in Ogun

According to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, the Aiye and Eiye confraternities had been the state as they engage one another in a supremacy battle.