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Impeachment plot: Group urges Bayelsa House of Assembly to launch probe

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Movement for the Survival of the Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND) has called on the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to launch a probe into an alleged plot by some lawmakers to commence impeachment plot against Governor Douye Diri. The spokesman of the House of Assembly and …
The Sun Nigeria.

Intersociety kicks as presidency defends Fulani herdsmen in Ondo

From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha A human rights organisation, International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), has condemned the defense of the presidency on alleged invasion of Fulani herdsmen in Ondo State forest that gave rise to quit notice by the governor. The group said it was shocking that the present government …
The Sun Nigeria.



Kebbi to spend over N464 million on projects, empowerment of vulnerable persons

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the execution of projects and empowerment programs worth N468,532,888 under the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Maikurata, confirmed this during a press conference in Birnin Kebbi. She …
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Bayelsa to host marathon for Nigeria’s first oil well

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa A special marathon event tagged “Oloibiri-Run: Yenagoa Half Marathon” is to hold in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, within the year says the project coordinator Mr Eyinimi Omorozi. According to him the marathon event which will be the first of its kind to ever hold in this part of the country …
The Sun Nigeria.

Imo govt burst Okorocha’s hidden looted property

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Imo State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Simon Ebegbulem, along with combined team of armed security agents stormed a warehouse owned by former Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha along Aba Road, Owerri, recovering items belonging to the State Government but have been converted to personal use by the ex-governor. Among …
The Sun Nigeria.

3G, 4G telecoms towers hits 53,460 – Danbatta

By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos As a result of improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians, third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in the country has increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000 km to 54,725 km in the last five years. These were parts …
The Sun Nigeria.

UNILAG to host former Tony Blair aide, others

By Gabriel Dike, Lagos The University of Lagos (UNILAG) will tomorrow host a former advisor to two former British Prime Ministers, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, on Policy and Strategy, Ms Cat Tully. Ms Tully, who is the founder of the UK-based School of International Futures, will lead a webinar focused on discussions about repositioning …
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Nigerian rice millers raise alarm over smuggling of foreign rice into Nigeria

From Gyang Bere, Jos National Chairman Rice Miillers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) Peter Dama has raised the alarm over the smuggling of foreign rice into Nigeria following the reopening of Nigerian borders. Dama, in a press statement, praised the Nigerian Government on its efforts to ensure the growth in the domestic rice sector but expressed …
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Prof. Rebo emerges new vice chancellor, Federal University, Wukari

 The Governing Council, Federal University Wukari, in Taraba has announced Prof. Jude Rabo as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution. Mr Laurence Ngbale, the Chairman of the Governing Council, disclosed at a press conference on Thursday in Wukari that Rabo, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine, emerged as the new vice chancellor after scoring the …
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Strike: PLASU varsity workers issue 7-day ultimatum to Plateau Govt.

 Workers of Plateau State University (PLASU) have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the State Government to improve funding of the institution or face an indefinite strike. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of  the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution gave the ultimatum in a notice …
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JUST IN: Number of out of school children drops to 6m from 10m in 2020

…as FG gets World Bank’s $611m loan to strengthen UBE   Regina Otokpa, Abuja   The Federal Government has revealed that in the last one year the number of Out-of-School-Children (OSC) in the country has dropped from 10.1 million to 6.946 million, resulting from several activities undertaken to ensure enrolment. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu …

Former Super Eagles coach, Joe Erico, dies at 72

  Charles Ogundiya The death has been announced of former Super Eagles coach, Joe Erico, who died on Tuesday at the age of 72. The coach popularly called ‘Jogo Bonito’ was said to have passed away on Thursday morning in Lagos surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Confirming this development to an online …

FarnKonnect: Fayemi commissions world’s second biggest snail farm in Ekiti

  Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi Wednesday inaugurated the world’s second largest snail farm in the state. The N5billion project is the initiative of Dem Eli Farms and Merchandise through the expertise of Farmkonnect. Inaugurating the snail farm, which is the biggest on the African continent, Fayemi said the decision …

Dollar on back foot as Biden optimism bolsters riskier currencies

  The dollar held losses versus most major peers on Thursday as optimism that a massive U.S. stimulus package under the new Joe Biden administration will bolster growth sapped demand for safe-haven currencies. Riskier commodity currencies remained higher after U.S. stocks rose to new records overnight as Biden, who has laid out plans for a …

World welcomes US return to Paris climate accord, readies wish-list for Biden

  Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same. In one of his first acts as president, Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to bring the …

Ecuador says first batch of 18m contracted doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive

  Ecuador said the first batch of 18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines it contracted for with three pharmaceutical companies and the COVAX initiative arrived on Wednesday for a pilot plan with medical staff from public hospitals and nursing homes. After several months of negotiations, Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said the Andean nation had …

UNILAG hosts former Blair aide, others

  The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, will, this Friday, host a former Advisor to two former British Prime Ministers, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, on Policy and Strategy, Ms Cat Tully. Ms Tully, who is the founder of the UK-based School of International Futures, will lead a webinar focused on discussions about repositioning academic …

COVID-19: Lagos, Rivers top as NCDC confirms 1,386 new  cases

  As the country’s curve of new coronavirus cases maintains an upward tick amid a second wave of infections, Nigeria has again recorded over 1,000 new positive samples. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,386 new cases in its update for January 20, 2021, increasing the country’s current total count of confirmed infections …

Biden brings slightly new look to Oval Office

  President Joe Biden has given the Oval Office a slight makeover. Biden revealed the new décor Wednesday as he invited reporters into his new office to watch him sign a series of executive orders hours after he took office. A bust of Cesar Chavez, the labor leader and civil rights activist, is nestled among …

Euro roundup: Madrid crash out of Copa del Rey to third-tier side

*Alcoyano score extra-time winner after having man sent off *Bayern edge narrow win against Augsburg in Bundesliga Real Madrid have sensationally been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Alcoyano, a third-tier Spanish side, who scored a dramatic winner in extra time after being reduced to 10 men. Zinedine Zidane rested some key names for the …

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