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FG Establishes Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons
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FG Establishes Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

The establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) has been approved by the federal government. In a statement released on Monday May 3 by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakariya Usman, it was gathered that the new center will be domiciled in the office of the National Security Adviser and Retired Major General AM Dikko has been appointed as Pioneer Coordinator. The Centre which will maintain international cooperation and also operate zonal offices in the Six Geopolitical Zones to ensure quick response and effective mobilization of resources, will serve as the National Focal Point on SALW in Nigeria and lead a multi-stakeholder process involving Government Ministries, Departments, Agencie...
UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto
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UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto

UEFA has announced that the two legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto, will be played in Seville. Chelsea was due to travel to Estadio Do Dragao for the first leg on April 7, before welcoming the Portuguese side to Stamford Bridge six days later. However, UEFA has now confirmed both fixtures will take place at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain because of COVID-19 precautions. “UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second leg matches involving FC Porto and Chelsea FC, will now both be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville. “The dates of the matches (7 April and 13 April 2021) and the kick-off times (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank FC Port...
8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine
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8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine

The federal government of Nigeria said 8,000 Nigerians have been given the Covid-19 vaccine so far, including President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and none has reported any adverse effect since the vaccination began last week. A number of countries have suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over reported negative effects. However, the federal government yesterday, March 15, assured Nigerians of its safety. It said no case of side effects of the vaccine such as blood clotting has so far been reported in the country. The number of countries that have suspended AstraZeneca vaccine increased yesterday with France, Germany, Spain and Italy joining the long list. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised countries using ...
Gani Adams Condemns Arrest of OPC Members
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Gani Adams Condemns Arrest of OPC Members

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and founding member of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams has condemned the arrest of members of the group by the Oyo state police command. LIB reported earlier that members of the group were arrested by the police in connection to an alleged arson attack which led to the death of a woman while they were trying to arrest a suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakilu. Adams who told newsmen that he suspects the OPC members were arrested based on order from above, said stakeholders will not allow insecurity in Yorubaland to degenerate to the level of monumental tragedy ravaging the Northeast and Northwest. He noted that major breakthroughs recorded by the police in Oyo State were through the cooperation of the local security outfits, including ...
I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje
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I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that he believes his counterpart in Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai does not understand the issue of insecurity very well. Reacting to El-Rufai's comment of North West Governors not winning the fight against insecurity in the region because they are fighting differently, Ganduje recalled speaking with El-Rufai and the governor of Bauchi State on how to tackle insecurity.   In the interview on Radio France International on Thursday February 11, Ganduje said he initiated the conversation based on the advice of security agents on how Falgore forest in Kano could be made safe for the benefits of other states. He said; “First of all. the talk about lack of synergy, I don’t see where this statement is coming from. Secu...
Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City
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Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City

UEFA has confirmed that the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City, has been moved from Germany to Budapest due to COVID-19 protocols. The match will still be played on February 24. “UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question,” an official statement read. Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig next week has also been moved from Germany to Budapest. This comes after German authorities refused to give Liverpool an exemption from restrictions limiting travel from the UK, where an aggressive variant of COVID-19 is sp...
Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match
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Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match

UEFA, on Sunday, announced that Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 away first-leg clash with RB Leipzig has been moved to Budapest. Liverpool and RB Leipzig are set to battle each other on February 16. The Premier League champions were barred from entering Germany due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. However, in a statement on Sunday, the European football governing body confirmed that February 16 first leg “will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest. UEFA’s statement read, “UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskás Aréna in Budapest. “The date of the match (February 16 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank RB L...
Strike: ASUU Chairman Asks Nigerian Students For Their Cooperation
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Strike: ASUU Chairman Asks Nigerian Students For Their Cooperation

This was announced via Twitter handle... "Students who are our children and partners in progress should show understanding, what we are asking from the government are in their interest and the interest of the nation, good hostel accommodation, good classroom blocks that can engender effective learning,........#ASUU laboratories where cutting edge research can be carried out and offices that can drive the process of quality university education.#ASUU “So what we are asking of the government are not baseless things, but those things that in 2012, the government conducted during a needs assessment survey and found out that there is widespread rot and decay in the university system."#ASUU
Police Warn Northern Youths Against Protesting in Yobe
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Police Warn Northern Youths Against Protesting in Yobe

The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has warned Coalition of Northern Youth not to embark on a planned protest in the state. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Public Relations Officer in a statement made available to DAILY POST, warned that the planned protest is illegal and will not be permitted to take place in Yobe State. “Information at the disposal of Yobe State Police Command indicates that, the Coalition of Northern Youth will stage a protest due to hold on 20th June, 2020 in all the Northern States of the Country. “In this regard, this is to inform the general public that, the protest is illegal and will not be permitted to take place in Yobe State. “Therefore, the peace loving people of the state are advised to desist from any gathe...
Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers – Defence Headquarters
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Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers – Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has revealed that Boko Haram's recent attack which left 81 people dead was launched in the Borno village because they revealed their location to the military. Defence Headquarters Spokesperson, John Eneche revealed this as he appeared on a Channels TV programme. He also disclosed that the degradation of Boko Haram would have been completed if they had the cooperation of the general public, particularly from those communities and localities where those terrorists, criminals and bandits operate from in cells and hibernation.   Eneche said;   A lot of people didn’t know that what we saw a couple of days ago …in Borno and Katsina states where about 81 were killed and about 40 others…. The remote reasons for those actions was that ‘you gave our po...
Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO
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Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO

European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China. A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday. The European Commission was more vocal. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Trump to reconsider, saying only global cooperation and solidarity could help to combat the virus. Global cooperation is needed rather than solo efforts, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers belonging to th...
Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming
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Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming

The Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Chu Moaming, has disclosed that President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China called for greater support for Africa to fight the pandemic of Covid-19, with provision of about US$2 billion over two years to help with COVID-19 response and more. He stated that the President said this when he delivered a speech via video link on May 18, 2020 in Beijing. The speech he said was delivered at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly. According to President Xi, Moaming said,  developing countries, African countries in particular, have weaker public health systems. Helping them build capacity must be our top priority in COVID-19 response. The President also  stated that the world needs to provide more material, technological and per...
20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi
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20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi

20 Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Bauchi state after recovering from the disease. Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter on Monday morning, and also disclosed that this brings the total number of Coronavirus patients discharged in the state to 89. He tweeted; “I am excited to announce the full recovery and discharge of another 20 formerly #COVID19 patients from our isolation centres. This brings the total number of discharged cases in the state to 89. “As a State, we remain thankful to Allah for these successes and to our medical personnel for their steadfastness. “I also thank the State TaskForce on #COVID19 led by my deputy, and the security outfits and all stakeholders for their unrelenting efforts in these peculiar times. “Importantly al...
Governor Ortom sends message to Benue workers
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Governor Ortom sends message to Benue workers

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has appreciated workers of the state for their commitment, understanding and cooperation particularly in the fight against COVID-19. Ortom in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, said workers in the state have demonstrated uncommon determination and professionalism in all sectors to support the State Government in taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the disease. He specially commended workers who are on essential duties such as health and other services for putting in extra hours daily to ensure that Benue does not have additional COVID-19 cases, after the index case. According to him, no amount of reward can adequately compensate the workers for their sacrifice to the state, and urges them to sustain that level ...
EU criticizes President Trump’s ‘Unilateral’ Travel Ban From Europe
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EU criticizes President Trump’s ‘Unilateral’ Travel Ban From Europe

The European Union has slammed the new travel ban issued to travellers from European countries by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday due to the Coronavirus epidemic, blasting Trump's decision as a “unilateral” decision taken “without consultation.” Coronavirus has taken a toll on Europe with Italy the hardest hit. Trump on Thursday announced travel restrictions against European countries excluding the UK and Ireland, saying Europe hasn't done enough to stop the deadly virus from spreading. In a joint statement by EU Council president Charles Michel and the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, they insisted that the coronavirus pandemics is a “global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.” “The Europea...
Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo
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Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed fear of Nigeria disintegrating under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo who disclosed this at Frederick Fasehun 1st Memorial Lecture on Saturday February 29, stated that there is still a window of opportunity to stop a "possible and indeed likely agitation for self-determination that will be violent, destructive and all-empowering." The former President who also took a swipe at those beating "drums of war and domination", recalled how they planned to suppress the Biafran rebellion within three months. He disclosed that they nearly lost the Biafran war which took thirty months, as he insisted that Nigeria may not survive another civil war. Obasanjo said; "Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians on the basis of fre...
Buhari Govt Won’t Give Kebbi Gov, Atiku $100m – Malami
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Buhari Govt Won’t Give Kebbi Gov, Atiku $100m – Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is unsettled by the reports that the United States was opposed to its alleged plan to hand $100million to Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu, from the recovered Sani Abacha loot. The government is scrambling to debunk the news widely reported by the Nigerian media and has issued another statement less than 24 hours after the first. In a statement Friday night, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, called the reports unfounded and baseless. On Saturday, Malami issued another rejoinder, wherein he stated that the Nigerian government did not intend and would not give anyone a cut from the repatriated fund. A statement by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media, describe...
Chelsea Ban Man Utd Fans from Stamford Bridge after 2-0 Defeat
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Chelsea Ban Man Utd Fans from Stamford Bridge after 2-0 Defeat

Chelsea have announced they will ban a “large group” of Manchester United fans, who made homophobic chants during Monday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. In a statement, Chelsea revealed a number of supporters were either barred from coming into the stadium or ejected during the game. “At last night’s match a large group of Manchester United supporters made unacceptable homophobic chants. “This behaviour will not be tolerated at Chelsea. “Those supporters will be banned from attending matches at Stamford Bridge in future, and in cooperation with Manchester United we have passed the details of those supporters to them so they can take appropriate action,” it read. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored as United beat the Blues 2-0. The win leaves Chelsea cl...
Boko Haram Cannot Strike Without Your Cooperation – Buhari To Borno Leaders
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Boko Haram Cannot Strike Without Your Cooperation – Buhari To Borno Leaders

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Wednesday told the residents of Borno State that the Boko Haram insurgents or any of their factions cannot carry out attacks on the people without the supports of some of the locals. Buhari, who was said to be in the state to sympathise with the government and people of the state over the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack which claimed many lives at Auno in Konduga Local Government Area, noted that the fight against insurgency could not be achieved without good intelligence and support of the people. He said, “Boko Haram or whatever they are cannot come to Maiduguri or its environs without the local leadership knowing, the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas. “With my understanding of our ...
Nigeria, Ethiopia Signs Visa Waiver Agreement, MOU On Defence Cooperation As President Buhari Concludes State Visit
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Nigeria, Ethiopia Signs Visa Waiver Agreement, MOU On Defence Cooperation As President Buhari Concludes State Visit

Nigeria and Ethiopia have signed a visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Defence. President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed witnessed the signing of the agreement Tuesday in Addis Ababa by their Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Gedu Andargachew, respectively, during the State Visit of the Nigerian leader. Earlier, while meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, President Buhari had discussed how to explore new areas of collaboration to further enhance and expand Nigeria-Ethiopia bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefits of the two countries. The visa waiver agreement is expected to ease travels by officials and contribute to further strengt...
Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food
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Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food

The ongoing infrastructural development programme of the Lagos State Government is a deliberate effort to make the State attractive to Diasporan investment, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. Sanwo-Olu said there would be no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations. The Governor disclosed this while receiving His Worship, Mr. Patrick Brown, the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario, Canada, who led a delegation to the State House in Alausa on a courtesy visit. Sanwo-Olu said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos, stressing that both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The Governor acknowl...
North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari
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North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari

President Buhari on Friday January 24, promised that the insurgency witnessed in the North-East region of the country will soon end just like the civil war. The Nigerian leader who said this while receiving the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic at the state house in Abuja stated that Nigeria overcame similar challenges in the past. In a statement released by his media aide Femi Adesina, President Buhari said the Libyan crisis has had an adverse effect in countries in the Sahel region. Buhari who pointed out the activities of some terror groups in Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso in recent times, added that the newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will effectively take care of all...
Police Kill 2 Bandits and  Rescue 20 Victims Kidnapped along Kaduna-Zaria Highway
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Police Kill 2 Bandits and Rescue 20 Victims Kidnapped along Kaduna-Zaria Highway

The Kaduna State Police Command have rescued a total of 20 victims kidnapped along the Kaduna-Zaria Road. The rescued victims includes eight passengers abducted on Wednesday afternoon along Kaduna-Zaria highway, three workers of Airtel Communications Company abducted on Tuesday, and nine others kidnapped on January 14 when bandits attacked the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum. The Command's spokesperson DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, who confirmed the development on Thursday, said that the Airtel workers Henry Agim, Kamal Raman and Segun Adejimoh, were abducted in Maidaro village, Giwa Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday but the police were alerted by a good Samaritan. “After a fierce gun duel, we successfully rescued all the three workers unhurt. While on manhunt of the fleein...
Top UN Court Orders Myanmar To Prevent Rohingya Genocide
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Top UN Court Orders Myanmar To Prevent Rohingya Genocide

The UN’s highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims, as international justice stepped into the crisis for the first time. The International Court of Justice rejected arguments made by Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Hague in December and set out urgent steps for the majority Buddhist nation to end the violence. The mainly Muslim African state of The Gambia had asked the court to impose emergency measures following a 2017 military crackdown by Myanmar that sent around 740,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh. Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said that “the court was of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable” and needed to be protected ...
Canada Gives Conditions for Peace as Iran Admits Causing plane Crash
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Canada Gives Conditions for Peace as Iran Admits Causing plane Crash

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has set the conditioned for peace just as the President of Iran admitted his country mistakenly caused the plane crash in Tehran on Wednesday killing 176 people on board. Canada gives conditions for peace as Iran admits causing plane crash Trudeau said his government expects the “full cooperation” of Iranian authorities in investigating the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines and carrying mostly Iranians and Canadian-Iranians went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq. Of the 176 people who were killed, 57 were Canadian nationals. Nearly 140 passengers on board...
FG RECONSTITUTES NEW BOARD OF CAC, APPOINTS CHAIRMA
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FG RECONSTITUTES NEW BOARD OF CAC, APPOINTS CHAIRMA

The Federal Government on Thursday reconstituted the new board of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and appointed Mr Ademola Seriki as the board Chairman with effect from Jan. 7. A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Ibrahim Haruna, Deputy Director, Press of the ministry, said the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this while presenting appointment letter to new CAC Registrar-General, Alhaji Garba Abubakar. According to the statement, the minister said that the reconstitution of the board had put to rest the lingering leadership tussle facing the commission. He urged all directors and staff of the commission to give the new Registrar-General maximum support and cooperation to move the commission forward. Also, the Minister of State, Amb. Mar...
Man Arrested By UAE For Smuggling Diamonds In His Gut
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Man Arrested By UAE For Smuggling Diamonds In His Gut

Authorities in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates have arrested a yet to be identified African who attempted to smuggle 297 grams of raw diamonds in his gut, the way cocaine or heroine is smuggled. On Thursday, the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) said it received a tip-off a few days prior to the arrest, and were informed that an African intended to bring the raw diamonds into the country by smuggling them through Sharjah International Airport. The FCA, with the coordination of Sharjah’s Department of Sea Ports and Customs, as well as the cooperation of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, were able to arrest the suspect as soon as he landed at Sharjah Airport. “When the suspect reached Sharjah Customs, his passport was confiscated and his bags were ...
Lagos To Pay Three Month Minimum Wage Arears
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Lagos To Pay Three Month Minimum Wage Arears

The Lagos State Government has promised to pay public servants three months ’ arrears of the new minimum wage , the implementation of which took off in November 2019. The Deputy Governor , Dr Obafemi Hamzat , stated this on Thursday at the 2020 Annual First Working Day Thanksgiving Service for public servants in the state . Hamzat said the gesture was to recognise the commitment and contributions of workers to the realisation of the goals of the state government . He solicited the cooperation of the workers for government to deliver on major projects in the state , including the Blue Line Rail , the Red Line Rail, the Bus Rapid Transport, which would have multiplier effects on the well- being of residents . “We are key to the success of Nigeria and Nigeria is the faith of the black...
President Buhari to visit South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in October
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President Buhari to visit South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in October

Worried by the increasing rate of Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa, President Buhari will in October pay his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa,  a visit to discuss issues relating to wellbeing of citizens and ways to further strengthen trade relations between the two largest African economies.   A statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Garba Shehu today August 10th, says President Buhari had a telephone conversation with Ramaphosa today where he accepted an invitation to visit the country. According to the state, the visit is to further “consider recurrent issues concerning wellbeing of the Nigerian community in South Africa, and the need to promote trade and investment.’’   In...
CAN PRESIDENT GO TOUGH RELEASES POWERFUL STATETEMENT AGAINST BUHARI FOR ATTENDING IOC SUMMIT
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CAN PRESIDENT GO TOUGH RELEASES POWERFUL STATETEMENT AGAINST BUHARI FOR ATTENDING IOC SUMMIT

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Saturday lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari  for attending the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit immediately after taking the oath of office for a second term in office. The apex Christian body revealed that the president attendance is unonstitunal and may be part of the alleged Islamisation agenda. In a press statement issued by his Media Aide, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the CAN president he should deploy a strategy that will avoid loopsided appointments in every sector of the government “especially in the appointment chief security officers.” He revealed that the country  was “smuggled into OIC during the military”, and he wondered if the President can  attend the meeti...
President Buhari Heads To Saudi Arabia For OIC Summit
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President Buhari Heads To Saudi Arabia For OIC Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Saudi Arabia on Thursday (today) barely 24 hours after his inauguration for second term in office. The Presidency said on Wednesday that Buhari would be in Makkah to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. “The 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, scheduled to hold on Friday, May 31, will be hosted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by Heads of State and governments of member states. “According to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, ‘Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future’, seeks to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world. “President Buhari is expected to address the forum and underscore the need for member countries to uni...
Ambode  Wife handed Over to Sanwo-Olu Wife
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Ambode Wife handed Over to Sanwo-Olu Wife

Mrs Bolanle Ambode, wife of the out-going governor of Lagos State and chairperson of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), has handed over to the wife of the state’s governor-elect, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu. Ambode at the ceremony in Ikeja on Sunday urged Sanwo-Olu to take the committee to greater height. She lauded the vision of the founding mothers of the committee, which was to complement the efforts of the government in critical areas that were women and children friendly. Ambode remarked that the committee, under successive leaderships had continued to pursue a lofty vision. According to her, this has led to remarkable improvements in the lives of women, girls and children in vital areas of health, empowerment and education. She tha...
We’ve made impact in the last four years — Ambode
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We’ve made impact in the last four years — Ambode

The newly commissioned Lagos Theatre, Igando by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Ambode spoke at the commissioning of Agric-Access Road, Egan, Lagos Theatre, Igando and Egan-Ayobo Link Bridge, all located within Ikotun-Igando Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the state. He also appealed to Lagosians to accord same support and cooperation his administration has enjoyed to his successor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He said: “When our administration came into office, one of our cardinal promises was a government of inclusion. We were committed to a government where nobody, community or people will be left behind. As a result, we were determined to address the challenges of gross infrastructural deficit, flooding and erosion which the people around this senatoria...
Why UN General President, María Espinosa will Visit Nigeria on Monday
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Why UN General President, María Espinosa will Visit Nigeria on Monday

  Ms. María Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive Nigeria on Monday on the invitation of the Nigerian Government to strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Nations. Mr. Oluseyi Soremekun, the spokesperson, United Nations Information Centre, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos, NAN reports. Soremekun said that during her mission, she will discuss the priorities of the UN General Assembly as related to women and youth empowerment, raise awareness and encourage understanding of the importance of multilateralism and the UN. He said that other issues to be discussed included; raising further international awareness on the Lake Chad B...
Okowa Assures NLC of N30,000 new minimum wage
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Okowa Assures NLC of N30,000 new minimum wage

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reiterated his government’s commitment to pay workers in the state the N30,000 new minimum wage approved by the Federal Government. The governor gave the assurance on Thursday while declaring open the state Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Quadrennial Conference in Asaba, NAN reports. Okowa, who represented by his Special Adviser on SERVICOM and Labour Relations, Mr. Mike Okeme, said that dialogue remained the best approach to achieving results in any society or institution. He appealed to labour unions to sustain the cordial relationship existing in the state. The governor thanked the outgoing executives for their cooperation and approach to issues, while urging the incoming to sustain the relationship....
What Buhari Said About Nigeria in Chad Republic Today
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What Buhari Said About Nigeria in Chad Republic Today

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, called for the cooperation of regional leaders, in curbing the illegal flow of arms into Nigeria. Buhari made this call while participating at the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) in Chad Republic. The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, regretted the illegal flow of small arms to Nigeria. “President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation to among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human...
FIFA Bans Togolese Referee Over Bribery
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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee Over Bribery

FIFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Kokou Hougnimon Fagla, a referee and football official affiliated to the Togolese Football Association, guilty of having accepted bribes to manipulate an international friendly match in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Fagla were initiated on 27 March 2018 and stemmed from an extensive investigation into various international matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its Integrity Department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities. In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Fagla had breached art. 11 (B...
FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA Boss Salguero For Seven Years
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FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA Boss Salguero For Seven Years

Berlin, March 13, 2019 (dpa/NAN) Football governing body FIFA has banned the former Guatemalan Football Association President Rafael Salguero from all football-related activities for seven years for bribery. The adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee said on Wednesday. Salguero, a former member of the FIFA and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) executive committee, has been found guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA code of ethics. “He was investigated for “various bribery schemes during the 2006 to 2014 period related to CONCACAF and FIFA competitions, as well as the illegal reselling of tickets for the FIFA World Cup,’’ the statement said. Report says the ban covers all football-related activi...
President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic Congratulates President Buhari on His Re-election
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President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic Congratulates President Buhari on His Re-election

President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic has congratulated President Buhari on his re-election. In a congratulatory message, President Zeman wished the Nigerian President every success in his second term in office for the well-being and prosperity of the Nigerian people. ‘‘I highly value the diversity of cooperation and longstanding friendly relations between the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am looking forward to working with Your Excellency in the years ahead to further develop mutual cooperation to the benefit of the people of both our countries,’’ the Czech President said. President Buhari also received congratulatory and goodwill messages from Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...
2019 Presidential Election Results: Buhari Crushes Atiku in Yobe
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2019 Presidential Election Results: Buhari Crushes Atiku in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC while announcing the 2019 Presidential election results at the National Collation Centre in Abuja, has announced a massive victory for President Buhari in Yobe State. The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 497,914 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which scored 50,763 votes in the state. Prof. Abubakar Gunduri, the state Collation officer, announced the result after collation from the 17 local government areas in the state on Monday in Damaturu. He commended the electorate, stakeholders and party agents for the peaceful elections, commitment and cooperation throughout the collation exercise. The agents of the APC and PDP, Dr Zaji Bunu and Dr Abdu Bulama, respectively accepted the result and signed the documen...
Oba of Lagos Assures Buhari of Victory
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Oba of Lagos Assures Buhari of Victory

                                                          Oba Rilwanu Akiolu The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu says President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of his words and will be victorious in the forthcoming Presidential election. Akiolu spoke when Buhari and his campaign team visited his palace in Lagos Island on Saturday after arriving the state in continuation of the presidential rallies ahead of the Feb. 16 election. The traditional leader, who noted that the body of traditional rulers in the state were happy to receive the team, said that they appreciated Buhari’s efforts as a highly respected person in Nigeria. He assured Buhari that there would be a repeat of his 2015 electoral victory in the coming election. “Give Buhari another chance and you will see how Niger...
US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Ghana
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US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Ghana

The United States, on Thursday, said it has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana. Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, said the West African country has not been co-operating in accepting Ghanaian citizens to be deported from the US. “As a result, Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants. Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population,” the department of homeland security said in a statement. “The sanctions will remain in place until the Secretary of Homeland Security notifies Secretary Pompeo that cooperation on removals has improved to an acceptable level.” Commenting on the development, Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secreta...
PSC Approves Appointment of Eight New DIGs
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PSC Approves Appointment of Eight New DIGs

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of eight new Deputy Inspectors General of Police, just as it announced the approval of the re-constitution of the management team of the Nigeria Police Force based on zonal representation with effect from Monday, January, 28, 2019. The approval was made at the PSC’s 4th plenary meeting held in Abuja on Monday and yesterday. A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said the meeting was presided over by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu, Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police. Those to wear the new rank of DIG include; Aminchi Samaila Baraya, the most senior AIG from North-east and he will represent the zone in the management team ; Usman Tilli Abubakar, representing the North-west;...
Police Parade 14 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers in Kaduna
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Police Parade 14 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers. Speaking while parading the suspects during a press conference at the headquarters of the command in Kaduna on Tuesday, the commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, said five vehicles and firearms were recovered from the suspects. According to the police commissioner, the suspects had confessed to the roles they played in the commission of the various crimes they were being accused of, and would soon be arraigned in court on completion of investigations. He said the command will continue to be alive to its responsibilities to ensure that crime was brought to the barest minimum. The police commissioner also assured that the command had made adequate security arrangements to ensure a hitch...
Chinese President Jinping Felicitates with Buhari On 76th Birthday
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Chinese President Jinping Felicitates with Buhari On 76th Birthday

Chinese President Xi Jinping last night felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 76th birthday. The president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Jinping, in a letter to Buhari, wished him ‘‘good health and great success’’ in his endeavours. Extracts from the letter, according to Adesina, read: ‘‘At this special occasion of Your Excellency’s birthday, I would like to extend to you my warmest congratulations and best wishes. ‘‘I highly value the China-Nigeria relations. I would like to join efforts with you, through implementing the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, to further elevate the China-Nigeria strategic partnership to a new level, for the well-being of the two countries and the two peoples...
Presidency Blames Jonathan for Delay in forming Buhari’s cabinet
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Presidency Blames Jonathan for Delay in forming Buhari’s cabinet

The Presidency has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for causing the delay in the formation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet in 2015. This is coming as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the Presidency for blaming Jonathan for Buhari’s delay in forming his cabinet, saying the delay was the president’s early display of incompetence. Former President Jonathan has however, defended himself, saying he had set up a transition committee, which produced a handover document, which President Buhari received ahead of his inauguration Buhari took over on May 29, 2015 but did not form his cabinet until November 11 of the same year. Speaking yesterday on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, M...
Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools
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Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed his administration’s resolve to commence refurbishment of public schools in the state, urging for support and cooperation of the school-based management committees. He disclosed this during training for school-based management committee of Emotan Primary School in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday. Obaseki said that government will work in agreement with the committee, communities and other relevant stakeholders on the refurbishment of schools, noting that, “President Muhammadu Buhari through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has provided enough fund to embark on this purpose. Massive revamp will commence in the state soon.” The governor said the School-Based Management Committees will include members of the ...
‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’
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‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’

L-R - Media and Communications Coordinator LaLiga Nigeria, Ayodeji Adegbenro, Delegate LaLiga Nigeria, Guillermo Perez Castello, LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, and Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio In a bid to promote the development of football, both locally and globally, LaLiga oversees training programmes, value-enhancing initiatives and has signed numerous agreements with international organisations. Speaking at an interactive session in Lagos thursday, Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio, stressed that these efforts are all part of the institution’s quest to ensure that the experience garnered throughout the history of the Spanish league serves to assist the growth of the game and its values across the globe The LaLiga clubs are also heavily i...
UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States
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UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States

EXPENDS $90M IN SIX STATES… DECRY LACK OF FUNDING FROM GOMBE The Chief Field Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Bhanu Pathak, has commended the six states under its field office for their contribution towards the implementation of its programmes worth $90 million in 2018. Bhanu however said that despite the successes achieved especially in Jigawa State, UNICEF still face some challenges as regards counterpart funding from the Gombe State Government. Other States under the Bauchi Field Office are Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba States. He stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2018 End of Year Review and 2019 Planning Meeting for States supported by the Bauchi Field Office held at Emerald Hotel Gombe Monday. Acco...
Dangote Refinery To Save Nigeria From Dirty Fuels With Euro V Specification
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Dangote Refinery To Save Nigeria From Dirty Fuels With Euro V Specification

Dangote Oil Refinery Company (DORC) says the 650,000 barrels per day refinery has been designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean fuels that meet Euro V specification. Sulphur in petroleum fuels results in vehicle exhaust emissions that have negative impact on health and environment. Nigeria has continued to remain a home for fuels with very high sulphur contents (dirty fuels), and the presumed ban on such products happens not to be having any effect. Speaking on Promoting Efficiency & Clean Fuels in African Refining and Petrochemicals Market at the Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Dangote’s Group Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, said Dangote Refinery is investing in most advanced units to...

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