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APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test
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APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test

The Kano State Government has directed contestants seeking executive council positions in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to undergo a mandatory drug test. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday, said all interested persons should report to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state for the screening, beginning from Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to the close of nomination form sale. Garba said the decision was part of the government’s policy to rid Kano of illicit substance, insisting that no aspirant would be allowed without NDLEA certification. He warned that no contestant would be screened without undergoing the mandatory drug test ahead of the October 16 state congress of the ruling party. "Simi...
Filmmaker Fred Amata celebrates sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60
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Filmmaker Fred Amata celebrates sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60

Filmmaker Fred Amata has taken to Instagram to celebrate his sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60. Noting that his sister grew up in a strict environment and eventually became an example of steadfastness and commitment, Amata revealed that his sister was ridiculed after she approached 40 unmarried. However in spite being ridiculed, the filmmaker said his sister persevered. Amata disclosed that his sister is getting married today October 9 at the age of 60, after they had all given up hope. He wrote; The Almighty Continues to show His Beauty and Awesomeness with Cause for Celebration. My big Sister Mena' s is a testimony of faith. Named Erumena meaning *This is My Beauty*, Sister Mena grew up in a strict environment of high morality. Sh...
National unrest: Obasanjo tells Nigerians to be hopeful
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National unrest: Obasanjo tells Nigerians to be hopeful

In the face of the many challenges facing the nation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to be hopeful, saying the country would not be destroyed by the myriads of challenges confronting her. Obasanjo, who expressed fear that Nigerian youths may show resistance if they were pushed to the wall, declared that his faith in a better Nigeria remains unshakable. The former President declared this during the opening of Abeokuta Window on America at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Abeokuta Window on America is a type of American Space located in over 150 countries worldwide, set up to engage Nigerian youths in learning about American culture, history and politics. The Space is set up at the youth centre of the OOP...
Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years
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Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has visited London for the first time in three years to see his family. A spokesman for the Russian billionaire confirmed this to the PA News Agency. Abramovich entered the UK as an Israeli citizen, therefore not needing a visa to travel. It is understood that Abramovich could visit Chelsea while in London. The 54-year-old had issues with his entrepreneurial visa in 2018, after which he has not been spotted in London. Abramovich did attend the Blues’ Europa League final victory in Baku in 2019, and the Champions League final win over Manchester City in Porto in May. The Chelsea boss’ visit to London represents a further underlining of his commitment to the club.
Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum
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Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has said the recruitment into Nigerian security agencies are politicized. The Borno state Governor made the claim while delivering a lecture entitled ‘Ungoverned Space and Insecurity in the Sahelian Region: Implications for Nigeria Domestic Peace and Security’ at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State on Wednesday September 29. According to Zulum, some of those recruited into security agencies are just there because they have no other job. He stated that such people show no commitment or dedication. He said;   “The major problem is the recruitment process. Those being recruited into the Nigerian Army, police and other security agencies are job seekers. ...
Politician Shina Peller ponders on how to get Nigerian youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for BBNaija in the 2023 general elections
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Politician Shina Peller ponders on how to get Nigerian youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for BBNaija in the 2023 general elections

Politician and club owner, Shina Peller, shared the photo above on his Instagram page, stating that he is thinking of how to get Nigerian youths to have the same drive they have for reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, for the 2023 general elections. According to him, the 2023 elections will afford Nigerians the opportunity to reset the country as there would be no incumbent President on the ballot papers. He wrote ''Me thinking of how I can get the youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for Big Brother 9ja to the 2023 general elections. That election would offer us an opportunity to take the destiny of our nation into our hands. There would be no incumbent President on the ballot. It’s a reset period for Nigeria!!! I think we can achieve it because nothing is ...
Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari
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Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero, amounts to over $400bn in 30 years Speaking on Nigeria’s role as a Global Theme Champion for the Energy Transition, the theme of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy at the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Buhari said Nigeria is working on an ambitious Energy Plan towards reducing the energy shortcomings by the year 2030. Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria to electrify five million households by 2030, says President Buhari at energy dialogue’. According to the President, “Nigeria’s commitment to a just transition is reflected in our ambitious Energy Compact, which includes the Government’...
LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman
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LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman

The All progressives Congress, (APC) Appeal Committee for Yobe State local government congress has claimed that there are no petitions or complaints from the just concluded LG exercise in the state. The Chairman of the five-member committee, Musa Abba Aji made the declaration at a press briefing in Damaturu at the end of the Committee’s assignment. “Just like the ward congresses, the APC Local Governments’ Congress Appeal Committee for Yobe State after sitting for two days to receive and entertain petitions and complains that might arise from the congresses has completed its assignment without recording a single case from the 17 local government areas of the state”, he declared. The Chairman of the five-man appeal committee said his team were mandated to conduct the task by sittin...
Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season
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Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he was at his “lowest” point this season following a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last month. The heavy loss at the Etihad left the Gunners bottom of the Premier League. Arteta saw Arsenal lose their first three league matches, before Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Norwich City lifted them to 16th. The Spaniard has now revealed how his friends and family helped him cope. He said: “You are upset with yourself, you are angry, you are tired. “You just want to hit yourself because you’re not doing things right and you’re not getting the outcome you think you deserve. After the loss against City probably I was at the lowest. “You start to try to analyse things, you hear different opinions … And then starts the importance of having the f...
We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal
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We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal

Government officials have been warned by the presidency against betrayal of trust. Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar gave the warning at the inauguration of the State House Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit on Thursday August Umar. Umar was quoted saying by the State House Deputy Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye, that the presidency will not hesitate to make an example of staff who breach trust. He said;   “We expect that the ACTU State House team that is being inaugurated today will not betray our trust and confidence, otherwise we shall be compelled to make an example of you in the event of any erring behaviour. I think that’s where we start from today. “On our part, the management will lead by example; We are making this commitm...
COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise
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COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise

The Ekiti State Government has disclosed that the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced across the state, urging residents, especially those that have not been vaccinated during the first phase of the exercise, to make themselves available. The Ekiti Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani made this known in Ado-Ekiti recently while featuring on a radio programme to sensitize the residents on the need to make themselves available for immunization against the deadly virus. Dr. Filani explained that the Moderna vaccines are for eligible residents that haven’t received any jab of COVID-19 vaccination, stressing that anyone who has received the first dose of Astra-Zeneca vaccines should wait for the second dose that would arrive soon. The Commissio...
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi
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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi

The new Managing Director (MD) of Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBL), Mr. Hans Essaadi has expressed delight at the commitment of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to the protection of lives and promotion of investments in the state, describing it as exceptional. Mr. Essaadi, who led the management team of the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria (NBL) to the Government House, Enugu, on a maiden courtesy call on Gov. Ugwuanyi, stressed that “we are happy to note that Enugu State has progressively remained secure and peaceful under your leadership”. The NBL boss thanked the governor for “your unwavering support in providing an enabling environment for our business to thrive”, pointing out that “this is reflected by the immense support we enjoy from you...
Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers
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Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers

Health professionals and workers in Enugu State under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), on Tuesday went wild with jubilation as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced an upward increase of their Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) from 41 percent to 60 percent, effective from September 2021, in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the announcement when he addressed a delegation from JOHESU comprising members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Sector Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), at the Government House, Enugu. Members of JOHESU were at the Government House, Enugu, on a Thank-you visit to Gov. U...
Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President
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Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President

US Vice President, Kamala Harris has blasted China during a speech made in Singapore on the first leg of a South East Asian tour, her very first trip to Asia since becoming VP. Harris accused China of coercing and intimidating other countries in the South China Sea, which has been a regional flashpoint for years. Ms Harris criticised China's claims "to the vast majority of the South China Sea," which she said were based on "intimidation and coercion" "These unlawful claims have been rejected by the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision and Beijing's actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations," she said. Harris was talking about a landmark legal victory the Philippines won over China, concerning territorial incursions in the South C...
Noor Takaful declares N36m surplus payment for Policyholders, unveils new product
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Noor Takaful declares N36m surplus payment for Policyholders, unveils new product

Noor Takaful, the pioneer composite Takaful Insurance firm in Nigeria, for the third year in a row, has announced the distribution of surplus (cashback) payment worth over thirty-six million Naira to participants (policyholders) who did not make claims, in line with its commitment to promoting ethical insurance in Nigeria. A total of 621 participants including individuals, private and public organizations, banks and higher institutions of learning, would receive this surplus payment. The list of customers to receive surplus include Bua Group, Engee Pet Manufacturing Limited, Kano Agric Supply, JAMB, Modibbo Adama University – Yola, Sterling Bank and Jaiz Bank. Engee Pet Manufacturing will receive one of the highest amount worth N1.13 million. The company has also announced the launch...
We’ll Not Relent In Our Commitment To Create Right Opportunities For Youths – Oyetola
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We’ll Not Relent In Our Commitment To Create Right Opportunities For Youths – Oyetola

At a program organised by Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with National Youth Council of Nigeria, Osun State chapter to mark this year International Youth Day, the Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has implored youths in the State to Shun any acts of violence, thuggery and hooliganism in the interest of all. The Governor who emphasised that his government is not in support of blood letting for any reason, he gave the charge during an interactive session with the youths at the staff development centre, behind state secretariat, Abere with a theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health. The youth had marched through some major streets of Osogbo in commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day before it was terminated at the...
Six suspects arrested as police raid hideout of internet fraudsters in Nasarawa
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Six suspects arrested as police raid hideout of internet fraudsters in Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters and recovered 22 Laptops. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahman Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 8, said the suspects were arrested during a raid at a hideout in Keffi area of the state. "Sequel to the sustained effort and unwavering commitment of the Nasarawa State Police Command towards actualising a crime free state, on 6/8/2021 at about 1130hrs, based on credible and duly processed intelligence, Police personnel attached to Keffi Area Command raided the hide out of suspected internet fraudsters," he stated. The following suspects were arrested: Vincent Damisa,23, of Auchi, Edo State, Monday Desmond, 18, of Edo State, Donald Godwin, 20, of Benin city,...
2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President
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2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President

A former military ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB has been gotten the support of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF over who becomes Nigeria's next president. Babangida had said the next president of Nigeria should be in his sixties. AYCF described IBB’s remark as timely and commendable to have a youth as Nigeria’s president in 2023. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, said Babangida has demonstrated his commitment to democracy in Nigeria. In a statement he signed, Shettima urged other elder statesmen to toll IBB’s step regarding Nigeria’s next president. According to Shettima: “Former President, IBB has proved that he is committed to genuine democracy and demonstrated patriotism, with this proposition of injecting fresh blood into the democratic space of toda...
“After 20 Years we did it” Actor, John Corbett reveals he secretly married his girlfriend of 20 years, Bo Derek, Eight months ago
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“After 20 Years we did it” Actor, John Corbett reveals he secretly married his girlfriend of 20 years, Bo Derek, Eight months ago

John Corbett and longtime girlfriend Bo Derek secretly got married last year. The actor, 60, shared the news while on The Talk on Tuesday, August 3. He said that he has already wed the 64-year-old actress who is best known as the exotic beach beauty from the 1979 film 10. "Around Christmas time, we got married. Bo and I got married," Corbett said. "We got married, and this is probably the first time – we’re pretty private people, we didn’t make an announcement," added the actor. "All our friends and family knew. But this is the first time either one of us have said something publicly about it, because really we haven’t had the opportunity. "After 20 years we decided to get married. We didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everyone looks back at and hated… let’s...
Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k
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Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k

The Lagos State Government has denied claims it issued directives to reduce the monthly payment of National Youths Service Corps, (NYSC) doctors from N75,000 to N15,000, effective July 2021. According to the State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, such claims are 'false and misleading' Ponle speaking on Sunday, August 1 said: “Lagos State Government has noted the decision of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to call out doctors on a strike from Monday, 2nd August 2, 2021. “The decision followed the directive of its National Executive Committee meeting held in Umuahia on 30th July, 2021 “The communique cited, among other grievances, a purported directive from the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Speci...
Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare
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Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says Nigeria has started building a new generation of athletes who will take the country to new heights. Dare, who spoke on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, canvassed for support for consistent training and development of the country’s athletes. “Nigeria should keep the plan that brought us here (Japan). It’s not just about medal winners but as many that meet the qualification standards in their chosen sports, experience matters at the Olympics,” Dare said. “Most of the medal winners have been to two or more Olympics. I saw how lack of experience robbed two of our young and talented athletes of medals; Elizabeth Anyanacho in taekwando, Uche Eke in gymnastics and Esther Toko in rowing, who eventually secured a ...
Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60
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Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to increase community sensitization as the death toll from cholera outbreak in Abuja is now 60. According to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, suspected cases of Cholera in Abuja have risen from 604 to 698 within the last 72 hours. The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that Abaji area council records 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) records 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council records 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Also, Gwagwalada area council records 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with 4 death...
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea
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US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in the South China Sea. According to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the US will come to Phillipines aid if attacks were launched against it, as it has a 70-year-old mutual defense treaty with the country. Blinken made the comments on Sunday, July 11, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal rejecting China's expansive territorial claims over the waterway, in support of the Philippines. The 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague dismissed China's claims to the South China Sea outright, while making clear that China was infringing on Philippine sovereignty through activities such as island-...
China’s president Xi Jinping warns Taiwan on independence, sends message to the US
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China’s president Xi Jinping warns Taiwan on independence, sends message to the US

Chinese President, Xi Jinping has warned Taiwan on it's independence move, warning other countries like the US to not interfere. On Thursday, July 1, Xi Jinping marked his Communist Party’s 100th anniversary from Tiananmen Square and struck a bellicose tone, reconfirming China’s ‘historic mission’ to control Taiwan . Xi said ; "No foreign forces will ever coerce and enslave us." "Whoever attempts to do that, will surely break their heads on the steel Great Wall built with the blood and flesh of 1.4 billion of Chinese people," he said. Xi did not mention any country by name, but the message was clearly intended for the U.S. Xi called China’s commitment to unify itself with Taiwan "unshakable" and said promised "resolute action to utterly defeat any attempt toward ‘Taiwan ...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
Bida Poly lecturer spotted teaching only one student who attended his class
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Bida Poly lecturer spotted teaching only one student who attended his class

A lecturer with the Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, was spotted on Monday, June 28, lecturing only one student who attended his class.   It was gathered that many students of the institution are yet to resume classes since the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, suspended its 65-day-old strike on June 10.   Facebook user, Olaiya Isah, who spotted the lecturer shared the photo and commended him for his commitment to duty. "Truely, Their are men/women who loves their job. Look at the picture below then read.   ''Let take our mind from the fact that many students are yet to resume maybe due to harsh economy. let us focus on this lecturers commitment despite the fact that only just one student was in attendance. ...
Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty
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Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari reiterated his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding. The President also disclosed that the NPRGS has proposed to establish a private equity fund to ensure mobilisation drive and sustainable management of resources. Buhari said; “This journey began in January 2021 when I directed the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and Secretary to the Government of the Federation to collaboratively work together...
2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device
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2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced its Voter Enrollment Device ahead of the 2023 general election. The Voter Enrollment Device which was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas, enables eligible Nigerians to register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who noted that this will be the first time voter registration is handled partially online, said the commission is expecting a total of 20 million new registrations before the end of the CRV exercise. Yakubu said; “The expansion of voters’ access to polling units prepares the ground for the discharge of another important responsibility of the Commission. The registration of eligible Nigerians ...
South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people
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South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people

South-East leaders comprising of governors, other political, religious, traditional and socio-cultural leaders, have condemned violent secessionist groups in the region. At a meeting in Enugu on Saturday June 19, they distanced themselves from the agitations of such groups and frowned on the violence that ensued which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The regional leaders stated that the impression that South East leaders are silent over some their youths’ agitations for secession is not correct, while also pointing out that notable leaders had come out publicly many times in the past to speak against such agitations. The South-East leaders who maintained that these violent secessionist groups do not speak for South-Easterners, announced that they have se...
Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country. They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Buhari’s alleged war threat sparks more reactions from stakeholders Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaff...
US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat
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US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat

The US has decided to pull out missile defense systems, soldiers and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, as it realigns its forces to confront threats posed by China and Russia, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed the commander of US Central Command, which oversees the Middle East region, to remove the forces this summer. Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Jessica McNulty said some of the military capabilities and equipment will be returned to the United States for much needed maintenance and repair while other assets will be redeployed to other regions. "This decision was made in close coordination with host nations and with a clear eye o...
My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari
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My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari

President Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians and Nigeria as a country for the love shown towards him thus far. According to him, he is forever indebted to the country for the immense love he has received. The President who was in Borno state on Thursday, June 17, on a one-day working visit, said this while speaking at the palace of the Shehu of Borno. The President noted that he started his administrative career as a military officer in Borno State as a governor for seven months, under Gen. Murtala Ramat Mohammed, before he was appointed Minister of Petroleum by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was then a military Head of State. “My commitment to serve Nigerians is a payback for the love shown to me. I started my political adventure in Maiduguri and I always l...
Ganduje backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo over one Nigeria stand
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Ganduje backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo over one Nigeria stand

  Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed happiness at the open positions of the Igbo Cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo for believing in one strong entity, Nigeria. Ganduje said, “the position taken by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has debunked all rumours, speculations and fears of the imminent break of Nigeria as championed by a very disgruntled element amongst the Igbo speaking nationalities” Governor Ganduje said, “our diversity is the source of our unity and strength and that could not be used to break the country, because God in his wisdom knows why he created us as such, he would have created us, one tribe”. The Governor made the comments while receiving three gubernatorial candidates and 27 states Kwankwasiyya members who decamped to the APC. He said it was hig...
Democracy Day: Obaseki Urges Eternal Vigilance To Consolidate Ideals
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Democracy Day: Obaseki Urges Eternal Vigilance To Consolidate Ideals

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Saturday felicitated with Nigerians, as the country marks the 2021 Democracy Day. In a statement sent to Naija News, the Edo governor pointed out that it takes commitment, sacrifice and noble intentions to get through the rough patches the country is experiencing. According to Obaseki, the government and Nigerians hold the key to the country’s solution, adding that we must all work together to make the country truly great. “It has, indeed, been an eventful two decades during which the country has undergone tremendous changes, with citizens and government joined in an ongoing assignment of harnessing the human and material resources of our dear country in pursuit of peace, development, equity and progress,” the statement reads in part. “We...
Paris Saint-Germain Confirm Signing of Georginio Wijnaldum
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Paris Saint-Germain Confirm Signing of Georginio Wijnaldum

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who joins the club on a free transfer. Wijnaldum left Liverpool at the end of this past season and was widely expected to head to Barcelona, but PSG took over the deal with a late offer which convinced Wijnaldum to head to Paris instead. Barcelona declined to raise their offer to Wijnaldum and instead allowed him to join PSG, who took to their official website to confirm the Dutchman's arrival. “Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” said the midfielder after joining. “I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project. "Paris Saint-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am conv...
Nigeria Immigration Service suspends requests for passport booklets till June 8
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Nigeria Immigration Service suspends requests for passport booklets till June 8

Application for passport booklets has been suspended by an additional one week by the Nigeria Immigration Service. In a statement released on Tuesday June 1, the agency said the applications which was scheduled to resume on June 1, will now commence on June 8. According to NIS' spokesperson Amos Okpu, the congestion at its issuing centres will not allow the Service to accommodate new applications. The statement read;   “This situation will not allow the Service to accommodate new applications especially considering our desire to ensure that people who come to our offices comply with all the COVID-19 protocols. “Consequent upon the above, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has extended the commencement of the new passport regime earlier scheduled for June 1,...
”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore
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”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot at in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country today, May 31. Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest. The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads “The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protest...
First Man in World to get Covid Vaccine, William Shakespeare, Dies aged 81
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First Man in World to get Covid Vaccine, William Shakespeare, Dies aged 81

William Shakespeare, the first man in the world to be vaccinated against coronavirus, has died aged 81. William Shakespeare's name and face were shared across the globe on December 8 last year after receiving his vaccine at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Sadly, the pensioner from Coventry died last Thursday, May 20, at the same hospital, of an unrelated illness. Local councillor Jayne Innes has described him as a "much-loved figure" with the Coventry Labour party, The Mirror reports. Ms Innes said: "He was such a lovely man, one who had a real commitment to making his local area better. "During lockdown local families will have enjoyed walking amongst the trees planted by Bill and his colleagues in Allesley back in the 1980s. "He was also very ...
Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo
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Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has explained why he benched Cristiano Ronaldo in his side’s Serie A final day 4-1 victory against Bologna on Sunday. Ronaldo was an unused substitute as Juventus defeated Bologna to qualify for the Champions League ahead of Napoli, who played a 1-1 draw with Verona. Goals from Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot and Alvaro Morata (2) ensured Pirlo’s men defeated Bologna at Renato Dall’Ara. But Pirlo is now insisting that he didn’t feature Ronaldo against Bologna because the Portugal captain was tired after playing Juventus’s Coppa Italia final 2-1 win against Atalanta last Wednesday. “For me, it was important to finish the job, winning the Coppa Italia and qualifying for the Champions League, which was a very important target,” Pirlo told DAZN. “...
Ronaldo Names two Players that will Replace him, Messi
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Ronaldo Names two Players that will Replace him, Messi

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has tipped Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund to become the next best players in the world. Ronaldo stated this at his unveiling as LiveScore’s Official Global Brand Ambassador. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he hopes he has created a legacy that will be emulated after he finally hangs up his boots. When asked to single out one player he expects to see dominate on the global scale he named two, perhaps with an eye on the kind of rivalry he has enjoyed with Lionel Messi over the years. “It is hard to choose just one player to say this one will be the best. But I think it is exciting to see this new generation of young players, like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, who are coming th...
President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud
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President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud

President Buhari has said the  Gimba Yau Kumo, declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over an alleged $65 million fraud is no longer his son-in-law. LIB on Friday reported that the ICPC had begun a manhunt for Kumo over alleged fraud while he was the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). A statement released last night by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the latest move by the ICPC to declare Kumo wanted, notwithstanding his connections, has shown the seriousness of the Buhari administration to fight corrupt practices in the country. The statement in part reads “A running story to the effect that the ICPC has declared ‘an in-law of the President’ wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money,...
UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
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UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their involvement with the European Super League project. The three clubs are the only teams of the original 12 Super League clubs who signed up for the breakaway competition not to have formally renounced the competition and renewed their commitments to UEFA. The trio could be expelled from the Champions League for two years as a consequence. UEFA released a statement on Wednesday which read: 'In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics, and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection w...
Why I Rejected Real Madrid Twice – Arsene Wenger
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Why I Rejected Real Madrid Twice – Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger,  has revealed that he rejected an opportunity to coach Real Madrid twice because he was involved in a project to build a new stadium that would replace Highbury during his time at Emirates. Wenger explained that he was proud of his decision to turn Real Madrid down because he showed commitment and loyalty. “When I was a kid, Real Madrid was my team,” Wenger told EFE. “I grew up watching [Alfredo] Di Stefano, [Ferenc] Puskas, [Raymond] Kopa, Santamaria, [Paco] Gento… They made an impression on me. “I liked Real Madrid, and with the passing of time, I ended up facing them.” “I almost went to Real Madrid on two occasions. Not many people can say that” he added. “But I was involved in a project to build a new stadium that would repla...
78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank
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78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank

Global financial body, The World Bank has revealed that 74 per cent of power users in Nigeria are have less than 12 hour  supply of electricity daily. The bank disclosed this in its Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) Opinion Research Fact Sheet obtained in Abuja, stating that the findings were done after a thorough survey conducted by the financial institution. Providing highlights from its findings and analysis of the PSRP, the World bank said 93 per cent of consumers paid their electricity bills regularly whenever their units were exhausted. It said, “Seventy-six per cent (power users are) willing to pay more for electricity if supply improves. Sixty-seven per cent agree that electricity theft is a big issue and affects quality of supply. “Fifty-eight per cent do not ...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene
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Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene

Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has commended actor Deyemi Okanlawon for his bravery and commitment to art as he went all out in the upcoming Nollywood movie titled Honeymoon Palava set to hit the cinemas from April 30, 2021. Last week, a clip surfaced online where Deyemi came out of the bathroom naked while acting a scene alongside Yvonne Jegede and Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay) in Honeymoon Palava. The video generated reactions with some people saying Deyemi went too far as a married man. Yvonne said in a statement that the reaction the almost naked footage has caused is unnecessary as Deyemi is just acting. ‘Deyemi is an actor. He interprets roles. He is acting coming out of the bathroom after a warm bath, do people expect him to come out fully kitted? This is a movie, it is ...
‘Beast Of No Nation’ star Abraham Attah celebrates admission into US university
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‘Beast Of No Nation’ star Abraham Attah celebrates admission into US university

Award-winning Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah has celebrated his admission into a US university. The 'Beast of No Nation' star who had also landed a role in Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming, got admitted into Tufts University in US state of Massachusetts. Attah wrote on Instagram; I’m beyond excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Tufts University! I want to thank my family, coaches, friends, teammates, and everyone that helped me through this process #gojumbos
Prince William ‘Auditioned’ Kate Middleton to be Sure She’ll fit Royal Life before Proposing to her, Royal Expert claims
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Prince William ‘Auditioned’ Kate Middleton to be Sure She’ll fit Royal Life before Proposing to her, Royal Expert claims

Prince William "auditioned" Kate Middleton before asking her to marry him, a royal expert has claimed. The 2nd in line to the British throne reportedly wanted to make sure then-girlfriend Kate would be a right fit for the Royal Family and be prepared for the highs and lows of royal life. Before the pair married in April 2011, William had known Kate for almost 10 years after they met as students at St Andrews. While appearing on the ITV special, The Day Will and Kate Got Married, royal expert Robert Lacey claimed William felt he had to "audition" Kate before he proposed. He explained: "It's been said that William was auditioning Catherine for her future role. "And I think there's a truth to that. William is the future King of Britain and the Commonwealth and, like it ...
Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop
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Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has vowed to drop players in his squad, who act like they are on holiday. This follows Emmanuel Petit’s brutal review of his former club. Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time with the Gunners, criticized the club’s recent recruitment and said too many players treat it like a “holiday retreat”. Arteta, speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague, says he has taken Petit’s assessment on board and vowed to change his mind about Arsenal. “He [Petit] knows the club well. He was here in their most successful years and has that opinion. I’m here to change that opinion. “I am here to give my evaluation of what I see every day and where we are and I know where we are and where we want to go. ...

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