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UEFA Sets Deadline for Changing Venue of Champions League Final
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UEFA Sets Deadline for Changing Venue of Champions League Final

UEFA will decide whether to change the venue of the Champions League final on Wednesday, according to the UK Times. The European football governing body will meet with the FA and UK government officials on Monday. The discussion will centre around arrangements for the match between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29. Currently, the game is scheduled to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but Turkey is on the UK’s travel red list and fans have been told not to travel, “except in the most extreme circumstances”. The UK government wants the match to be moved to London, but a stumbling block is that the Championship play-off final is also due to be held on 29 May. However, the EFL have said they would consider moving the fixture to accommodate the Champions...
Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”
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Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves. Tinubu stated this while speaking at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today April 8. The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani. Speaking as the chairman of the occasion, Tinubu said “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concern...
The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu
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The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has stated that the Nigerian economy has remained weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle even after the exit from recession. Tinubu who delivered a speech as the chairman of the 2021 Sardauna Memorial Lecture held in honour of one of Nigeria’s founding fathers, the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, stressed the need to cut down on wasteful spending among government officials to ensure Nigerians benefit from the economy. He said;  “In the midst of our local challenges came the COVID-19 pandemic, with its debilitating impact on the global and domestic economies. Nigeria, like many other countries, has not been spared the impact of the pandemic. “Commendably, however, President Muham...
Those Calling for my Arrest are Clowns – Sheikh Gumi
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Those Calling for my Arrest are Clowns – Sheikh Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi has described those calling for his arrest over his meetings and plea for dialogue with bandits, as clowns. In an interview with Daily Post, the cleric who noted that he’s not the first to hold dialogue with bandits, added that government officials also attend his meetings with the bandits. Gumi said; “Even the Kaduna State governor dialogued with them, Zamfara governor dialogued with them. “I’m not the first person that started dialoguing with them (bandits). I only added value, and I find them to be religious; religion is the only thing that teaches you that blood has sanctity. So this is the religious angle. I’m trying to gather them and teach them that there is sanctity to life. They cannot kill, rape and so on. This is the addition...
Government Officials Always Present Whenever I Meet Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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Government Officials Always Present Whenever I Meet Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that his interactions with bandits were done in the presence of government officials. Gumi disclosed this while rebuking those calling for his arrest and prosecution over his interaction with bandits. The Islamic cleric described those calling for his arrest as “clowns.” Recall that the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, had called for the arrest and prosecution of Sheikh Gumi. HURIWA had pointed out that Gumi’s interaction with bandits was a treasonable offence that should be decisively with. However, the Kaduna-based cleric stressed that he was not the first to have negotiated with bandits.Speaking with DAILY POST, Gumi noted that Kaduna and Zamfara States’ governors had met with bandits before him. ...
Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident
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Mammoth crowd as Katsina billionaire buries his son killed in power bike accident

Mammoth crowd of sympathizers, former Governors, friends, government officials and associates bid farewell to Nura Dahiru Mangal, the son of Katsina billonaire businessman, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, as his remains were buried today March 4. LIB reported that the 30-year-old University of Manchester graduate was involved in the accident on Wednesday, while riding his power bike along Dutsimma road, Katsina. The incident reportedly happened not too far from Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. He was rushed to the Katsina General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His funeral prayer for the deceased was by 10am on Thursday at the Mangal Mosque, Kofar Kwaya, in Katsina. Also in attendance are the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, among others...
Breaking: Kagara School Boys and Their Teachers Have Been Released
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Breaking: Kagara School Boys and Their Teachers Have Been Released

The 27 schoolboys and their teachers who were abducted from the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger state have been released. The students, three of their teachers, and 12 of their family members were abducted on Wednesday, February 17. A government official said they are on their way to Minna, the state capital where they would be received by the state governor Abubakar Bello. The abductees were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees were released a week ago.
Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off
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Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off

A team of government officials and police, led by the Commissioner for lands, Barr. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Friday, Feb 19, stormed the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, allegedly owned by Nneoma Rochas Okorocha, wife of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, and sealed off the property. Recall that the Hope Uzodinma administration, last week, recovered the Eastern Palm University from Rochas Okorocha and renamed it. As former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha is battling incumbent governor Uzodinma over the recovery of the University, Uzodinma sealed off Okorocha's wife's hotel. There were reports of sporadic shooting during the operation, as seen in videos from the scene. Watch the video below.
Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners
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Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners

The Osun State Government on Thursday commenced the process of returning recovered looted items to their respective owners. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government and private property had, on October 24, been looted in some parts of the state by some hoodlums, hiding under the recent #EndSARS protests. Following the mass looting, Governor Gboyega Oyetola had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state same day and gave the looters 72 hours within which to return the looted items. NAN reports that the 72-hours ultimatum given to the looters elapsed on Oct. 28. The governor directed the looters to drop their loot in places where they could be picked by government officials or at government-recognised and selected designations. While returning the looted items to thei...
Nkiru Umeh Blasts FG on Aftermath of Abule Ado Explosion
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Nkiru Umeh Blasts FG on Aftermath of Abule Ado Explosion

Nollywood actress Nkiru Umeh took to social media to blast the Federal Government after some alleged government officials asked for a bribe instead of compensating them. Áccording to her, the Nigerian government have refused to compensate people who lost their lives and properties to the explosion. She wrote on social media; “After losing over N200m worth of properties and goods. No compensation from the government. Yet they are heartless enough to be traumatizing the already traumatized residents by showing up to demolish the remains of their buildings and refuse to leave the broken blocks and rods from their own buildings built with their hard work. ”Why not let the owners of these buildings at least sell these stuff and make some money. All the properties lost to the Abule...
Government Officials Are More Likely To Suffer Mental Issues – Gov. El-Rufai
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Government Officials Are More Likely To Suffer Mental Issues – Gov. El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that Nigerian government appointees are more likely to suffer mental issues after or during political appointments. El-Rufai, a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) made the disclosure at an interview with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye Live. “I think Government officials are more likely to suffer mental issues after and sometimes, during the office than other people….,” El-Rufai said. “Because they are under greater pressure and they are more likely to face all the evil sides of human nature, like betrayals, double-crossing, and so on… That is why you see that many people when they leave office, just collapse literally.” El-Rufai, during the interview, gave insights on many topics relating to governance, Kaduna’s ...
Inter Milan expected to play Europa League tie behind closed doors due to Coronavirus Outbreak
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Inter Milan expected to play Europa League tie behind closed doors due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Inter Milan are expected to play their home Europa League last-32 match against Ludogorets behind closed doors because of fears about the spread of coronavirus. Inter were one of four Serie A clubs to postpone their weekend game. Talks have been taking place between the club, Italian government officials and European football's governing body Uefa about Thursday's fixture. With 165, Italy has the largest number of cases of the virus in Europe. Many schools and colleges have been closed in Milan on Monday, although the local transport system is operating. More than 600 Ludogorets fans were due to travel from Bulgaria for Thursday's Europa League last-32 first-leg match at the San Siro (20:00 GMT kick-off). It is not known whether any restrictions will be applied to Sun...
Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin encased in concrete as family claims people are ‘after his body’
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Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin encased in concrete as family claims people are ‘after his body’

Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe was buried in a steel-lined coffin under a layer of concrete on Saturday, September 28th following a bitter dispute over his resting place between government officials, traditional leaders and family members. Twenty-two days after he died, the body of the former leader was finally buried next to his home in Kutama, Zvimba, the village of his birth, 55 miles north west of Harare. His eldest nephew, Leo Mugabe, who played a central role in the prolonged burial drama, said the coffin which brought his embalmed body to Harare from Singapore had to be changed for security reasons. “People really are after his body or his body parts, so we wanted something that is tamper-proof. That is why the casket was changed,” he told a local radio statio...
President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan
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President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan

President Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday August 25th for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.   According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.   With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.   At the event, President Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s statement during Plenary Session Three in which he will appraise Nigeria-Japan relations an...
Pictures From The Opening Ceremony Of The 2018 China-Africa Summit
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Pictures From The Opening Ceremony Of The 2018 China-Africa Summit

Heads of state and government from Africa are currently in Beijing for the 2018 edition of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation #FOCAC 2018. Ministers from Africa met with their Chinese counterparts on Sunday and today the opening ceremony of the forum took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Here are pictures from the event.  
Governor Plunges Into River While Taking Selfie On Newly-Built Bridge
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Governor Plunges Into River While Taking Selfie On Newly-Built Bridge

Government officials, journalists and elated residents of Ogembo (a small farming town in Kenya), were shocked as the Governor of Machakos County, Alfred Mutua; and others plunged into the river while taking a tour of a newly constructed footbridge. Ogembo residents had waited to have the newly constructed Ogembo Nyakorokoro footbridge inaugurated. And on Friday (today), the wait was over, as Governor Mutua, aided by the Deputy Governor of Kisii, was on hand to declare the footbridge open. It turned out that the contractor did a shoddy job, as the footbridge gave way under the weight of dignitaries and villagers who had trooped out to celebrate the august event. Worse affected was Governor Alfred Mutua, who escaped what would have been death-by-drowning as the bridge collapsed whil...
Actor Chidi Mokeme Takes A Swipe At President Buhari And APC Members
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Actor Chidi Mokeme Takes A Swipe At President Buhari And APC Members

Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has mocked the new photo of president Buhari and APC delegates, saying the government officials went to attend the house warming of our new seat of government in Abuja house, London. He wrote; “#InOtherNews members of the kitchen cabinet permitted some members of the balcony cabinet to attend the house warming of our new seat of government in Abuja house, London. The visitors were treated to s sumptuous buffet of #MadeInNigeria menu, drinks and benue banana….. As usual, our well mannered elders maintained the tradition of not talking while you eat. So enjoy the images as we await further details…..??????#ChidiSense”
70 Villagers Kidnapped In Afghanistan, At Least 7 Killed
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70 Villagers Kidnapped In Afghanistan, At Least 7 Killed

Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of Kandahar provincial police told AFP. “The Taliban abducted 70 people from their house in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway, Friday. They killed seven of them today,” Raziq said. “Their bodies were found by villagers this morning.” “They released 30 and are still keeping around 30 others,” he said, adding they were “civilian Pashtuns”, the ethnicity of many Taliban fighters. The highway runs from Kandahar, the largest city in southern Afghanistan, to Tarinkot, capital of U...
Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS
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Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS

President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule. Duterte hopes the promise of autonomy will persuade Filipino Muslims to reject the Islamic State group, whose followers still control parts of Marawi after nearly two months of fighting that had left more than 500 people dead. Duterte vowed to shepherd through Congress a “Bangsamoro Basic Law” bill jointly written and submitted to him Monday by government officials and the country’s largest Muslim guerrilla group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “This moment is a significant step forward in our quest to end centuries of hatred, mistrust and injustice that cost and affected t...
Buhari Rejects Files, Orders Aides To Meet Osinbajo
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Buhari Rejects Files, Orders Aides To Meet Osinbajo

From his recuperation room in London, President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly been resisting attempts by some government officials, including ministers to undermine Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, The Nation can now reveal. He has refused to see such officials who sneak to the United Kingdom with files for his signature, it was gathered yesterday. Buhari, authoritative government sources said,  rejected the files and asked the affected government functionaries to take all documents and issues to Acting President Osinbajo. He has also refused to grant audience to ministers and some presidential aides who indicated interest to see him. But the President met with First Lady Aisha during her recent trip to London, contrary to social media reports. Sources said the President insisted ...
Executive Orders: Osinbajo To Meet Civil Servants On Wednesday
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Executive Orders: Osinbajo To Meet Civil Servants On Wednesday

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo , will on Wednesday meet some mid level and senior government officials as part of strategies to ensure the implementation of the three Executive Orders he signed on Thursday. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday. Akande said the present administration would drive the executive orders signed vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country. He said the executive order on business environment and promoting “Made in Nigeria ” products would be the topic of discussion during Osinbajo ’ s interactive session with the officials on Wednesday...
Osinbajo Signs 3 Executive Orders To Ease Business, Fast Track Budget Submission
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Osinbajo Signs 3 Executive Orders To Ease Business, Fast Track Budget Submission

OSINBAJO SIGNS 3 FAR-REACHING EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO EASE BUSINESS, FAST TRACK BUDGET SUBMISSIONS & PROMOTE MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS In exercise of the presidential authorities vested in the Executive arm of government, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. Ahead of the signing, the Acting President held an interactive session at the old Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa with all relevant government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of departments and agencies among others. The session was meant to directly engage government officials who would be implementing the orders and the new instructions. ...

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