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NAF shortlists 920 candidates for 2020 recruitment

The Nigerian Air Force has shortlisted 920 candidates who scaled through its 2020 airmen/airwomen recruitment test for enlistment.
The 2020-21 Ghana Premier League start date has been rescheduled to November, the Football Association (GFA) have announced.

Ghana FA announces new date of Premier League commencement

The 2020-21 Ghana Premier League start date has been rescheduled to November, the Football Association (GFA) have announced.
Asamoah Gyan said his desire to play for Ghana ‘still burns strong’ 24 hours after retiring from international duty. Justin Tallis-AFP-Getty Images

Asamoah Gyan unperturbed by Ghana captaincy shakeup

Asamoah Gyan's business manager Samuel Anim Addo has stated the striker is not disturbed by his snub from the national team's new captaincy ranks.

Fresh bomb blast kills man, wife in Borno

A man and his wife have been killed in a suicide attack which rocked Kafan Ruwa village in Konduga Local Government Area of troubled Borno State.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new N30,000 minimum wage of increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.

Police confirm Boko Haram attack on Borno governor’s convoy

Zulum said, “You have been here for over one year now, there are 1,181 soldiers here if you cannot take over Baga which is less than 5 km from your base. Then we should forget about Baga, I will inform the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy the men to other places that they can be useful,” the governor promised.

Security agents arrest 189 inter-state travel ban violators in Abuja

The joint security task force at the Zuba-Dei-Dei in Abuja on Friday intercepted two articulated vehicles conveying 189 men for violating interstate travel ban.
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.

President Buhari greets veteran journalist Yakubu Mohammed at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo: Everyone deserves love, fairness regardless of faith, ethnicity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that all human beings, regardless of faith or ethnicity, desire to be valued, loved, and given the basics of life–food, shelter and clothing sufficient for self and family.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC’s NWC approves 9 out of 16 aspirants

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved nine Kogi governorship aspirants out of the 16 screened to contest for party’s primaries scheduled to hold on Aug 29.=
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC upholds ex-Cross River REC disqualification

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared five more aspirants to contest the party governorship primary scheduled for Thursday, August 29 in Lokoja.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC clears five more aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared five more governorship aspirants seeking to fly its flag in Kogi.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC may review disqualification of aspirants

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to review the screening of aspirants contesting the governorship primary of the party in Kogi state on a case by case basis, the party has said.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC panel disqualifies Usman Jibrin, Mohammed Audu, Sani Lulu, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee for the Kogi State governorship primary has disqualified 12 of the 16 aspirants from running for the party’s ticket.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello, three others scale screening hurdle

Tension is brewing tension regarding reports of disqualification of many governorship aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, with many of them holding different strategy-review meetings in Abuja, yesterday, to decide their immediate political future should the party hierarchy uphold their disqualification.

Kogi guber: Yakubu Mohammed obtains APC nomination form

A veteran journalist and former Pro-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Alhaji Yakubu Mohammed, has obtained the Nomination and Expression of Interest Form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the governorship primary in Kogi State.

Kogi now capital of poverty, thuggery in Nigeria – guber aspirant

A governorship aspirant in Kogi state and front line Journalist, Yakubu Mohammed, on Friday lamented Kogi state was gradually degenerating into the capital of poverty and thuggery in the country.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

2019: INEC chairman tasks celebrities on voter education

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on Nigerian celebrities to utilise their platforms to promote voter education, youth inclusion and non-violent participation in the 2019 elections.
Nigerian Television Authority-NTA

NTA explains why it couldn’t air Atiku Abubakar’s AUN programme despite receiving payment

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday admitted that it received payment to air a live programme of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) but could not do so.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP: Presidency’s ‘wait on God’ remark on insecurity admission of President Buhari’s failure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

SON: We have initiated more measures to tackle importation of substandard products into Nigeria

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has devised more efficient measures against importation of substandard products to protect local manufacturers in the country.
Thousands of Honduran migrants push through the police fence as they attempt to cross the border at El Florido in Guatemala forming the first migrant caravan of the year on it’s way to the United States on January 15, 2021. – Some 3,000 people left Honduras on foot January 15 in the latest migrant caravan hoping to find a welcome, and a better life, in the US under President-elect Joe Biden.Seeking to escape poverty, unemployment, gang and drug violence and the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, the migrants plan to walk thousands of kilometers through Central America. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants cross border into Guatemala

At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Official: Gombe records 200 rape, 37 sodomy cases in 2020

Gombe State Commissioner for internal security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Zambuk, on Saturday said the state recorded 200 rape, 37 sodomy and 10 kidnap cases in 2020 with five recorded in January of the new year 2021 alone.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger debunks plan to recruit youths to fight bandits

Newsmen learnt that a social media post has been making rounds across the state on Saturday morning that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge in the state.