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PDP Leadership Should Intervene In Bauchi/Benue Governor’s Quarrel - Douye Diri

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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has beckoned on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to immediately intervene in the ongoing conflict between Governor Samuel Ortom and Governor Bala Mohammed, towards finding amicable resolution. Diri who made the charge on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to his Bauchi State counterpart at the Government House, Bauchi, stated that the war of words between the two PDP governors was becoming disturbing and should not be allowed to escalate further. He appealed to the two PDP governors to sheathe their swords and cease any further actions and reactions in the interest of unity and peace of Nigeria. “Concerning the raging current issue between two brothers, governors of the same party, may I seize this opportunity to advise and call on both of you who are members of our great party to cease further actions and reactions on the burning national security issues.

Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Muhammed Is Dead

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Former minority leader in the House of Reps in the Second Republic, Junaid Mohammed is dead. The sad news was revealed by his family member last night that their father is dead after he took ill in the last three days in his Kano residence.

Nigeria’s Economy Exits Recession


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has on Thursday said the Nigerian economy has exited recession in the fourth quarter of 2020, recording its first growth in three quarters since the lifting of the COVID-19 linked lockdown.

COVID-19 Vaccine: No Individual Would Be Compelled To Take Jab – FG


Following the skepticism surrounding the myth of the coronavirus vaccine, the Federal Government has disclosed that no Nigerian would be compelled to take the dose of the vaccine against their wish.

COVID-19: FG To Roll Out Vaccines In FCT On Friday


Following the reception of the 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday as the first batch of the 16 million doses expected from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, the Federal Government is set to commence vaccination in Abuja on Friday. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.

Nigeria Receives Its First Batch Of COVAX Astrazeneca Vaccines

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The first batch of the expected COVAX Astrazeneca/Oxford vaccines has just arrived in Nigeria. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency made the announcement on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, where it was revealed that the 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India coronavirus vaccine landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, March 2, 2021. Some Officials of the government and Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 were present at the airport to receive the vaccines. They include; the Chairman of the Boss Mustapha, the DG of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Nigerian Government Signs $1.4bn Deal With Moroccan Investors For Ammonia Production

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The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has signed a deal with OCP of Morocco, for the development of a $1.4billion plant for the production of Ammonia and Diammonium Phosphate under its Gas Industrialisation Strategy.

Northern Traders Agree To Resume North To South Food Stuff Movement

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Following the wee-long strike by northern traders over the alleged killing of their members in the southern parts of the country, the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has on Wednesday agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern region of the country to the south.

Plan Re-Classification Of National Minimum Wage , NLC Vow To Resist The Move

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared that they will embark on nationwide industrial action following the plan by the National Assembly to remove the national minimum wage from exclusive to concurrent legislative list.

Pirelli And Inter Milan Part Ways


Italian multinational company, Pirelli & C. S.p.A., has put an end to a three-decade partnership with the Italian football club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Inter Milan according to chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera.

Europa League last-16 draw: EPL Teams Handed Tricky Fixtures


The Europa League last-16 draw was held today 26th of February 2020 after successful completion of round of 32; This will see the likes of Manchester United playing host to AC Milan while Arsenal and Tottenham will travel east with the hope for a place in Arena Gdańsk, Poland on 26 May 2020.

Liverpool's FC Goalkeeper Loses Father


Jose Agostinho Becker, Father of Liverpool football club goalkeeper, Alisson Becker has died after a tragic drowning in a lake near his holiday home in the early hours of Thursday. The 57-year-old had been swimming at a dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno and was declared missing around 5 p.m. on Wednesday before the local police confirmed his drowning on Thursday.

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Nigerian Air Force Redeploys Senior Officers In Major Shake-up


The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao has on Friday approved the redeployment of some senior officers of the Nigerian Air Force, Amao also approved the appointment of Air Commodore, Edward Gabwet as the new spokesperson of the Force, replacing Ibikunle Daramola.

WhatsApp has on Thursday announced the introduction of the voice and video calling feature on the desktop version of the messaging app. The Facebook-owned company also noted that video calls will “seamlessly” work on desktop screens in both landscape and portrait mode, adding that the calls will be end-to-end encrypted.

Square Buys Tidal In $297M Deal, Names Jay-Z Joins Square Board


Digital Payment Firm, Square has on Thursday announced that it was acquiring music streaming service, Tidal in a $297 million cash and stock deal. Square Co-founder, Jack Dorsey who is also the CEO of social networking service, Twitter disclosed this, noting that rapper Jay-Z who leads the music streaming platform will become a board member at Square.

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigned Monday in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, apologising for tasks he “failed to do well”. Local news outlets have since late last month been awash with audio recordings of phone conversations allegedly of Mohadi soliciting sex from several women, including a subordinate in his office.