Guardiola rules out return to Camp Nou as manager

Guardiola Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday reiterated his desire to stay with the club. The Spaniard thus ruled out a return to his former club FC Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season. FC Barcelona have been in turmoil for months, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigning some …

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FCTA moves to revamp its social welfare system

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Saturday in Abuja, said it would revamp its Social Welfare System to better serve the less privileged in the territory. Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedinma, Chairperson, FCT Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Status of Social Development Service, disclosed this in a statement issued by Mrs Josie Mudasiru, Assistant Director, Information, …

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FG changes MSMEs survival fund portal from Nov 1

The Federal Government says it will effect a change in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund and Guaranteed off-take Stimulus Scheme site from Nov.1 due to operational challenges. Amb. Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of National MSMEs Survival Fund and Guaranteed off-take …

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EndSARS Protest: APC commiserates with Adamawa Govt

The opposition All Progressives  Congress ( APC) in Adamawa has commiserated with the state Government on the ugly incident of EndSARS  protest that turned to violence. The commiseration is contained in a statement issued by  Mohammed Abdullahi, the party’s state Publicity Secretary, on Saturday in Yola. Abdullahi said that the party’s sympathy was necessary as …

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Deploy your capacity to positive endeavours, minister counsels #EndSARS organisers

A file image of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, before the gunfire. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the genuine youths who organised the #EndSARS protest to deploy their capacity to positive endeavours. The minister gave the advice in Lagos  on Saturday while fielding questions from newsmen after inspecting …

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House of Reps to reconvene plenary to address youth bills

Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says the House will reconvene plenary to address youth-related bills next week. Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Saturday in Abuja, at a national strategy retreat organised by the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly. The retreat …

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Delta relaxes curfew from 8pm to 6am

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa By Festus Ahon – Asaba Delta State Government, Saturday announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed in the State after the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu in a statement said the curfew would now be from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am with effect …

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Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew on Lagos

Directs all public workers to resume work, Monday By Olasunkanmi Akoni Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has totally lifted the curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests with immediate effect. This came barely 24 hours when the curfew was further relaxed from 10am to 6pm. Meanwhile, the 12 …

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Trump’s tweet on rescue of American hostage in Nigeria draws flaks

United States (US) President Donald Trump has come under criticism on Twitter following his tweet on the reported rescue of an American citizen by U.S. special forces in Nigeria on Saturday morning. Shortly after news of the rescue broke, Trump took to his Twitter handle to celebrate, saluting “the courageous soldiers behind the daring nighttime …

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Why FG needs to regulate social media ― Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed The Federal Government says it has no intention of shutting down social media. It said its plan is to regulate social media to be responsible and refrain from being purveyor of fake news and hate speech. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when …

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Diaspora Nigerians write President Buhari over EndSARS protest

President Muhammadu Buhari A coalition of 17 Nigerian organisations in the Diaspora says it has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the #EndSARS protests. In the letter dated Oct. 27, the coalition, comprising professional, ethnic and religious bodies, expressed outrage at the loss of lives and destruction of properties during the protests and made …

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Sanwo-Olu directs public workers to resume work on Monday

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all public servants on Salary Grade Levels 1- 12, who were earlier directed to work from home since March, 2020, to resume work fully from Monday, November 2, 2020. The directive to work from him was occasioned by ravaging breakout of COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Two NSCDC personnel returning from burial ceremony die in Ondo auto crash

…Three travellers abducted  By Dayo Johnson Two personnel of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have died in an auto crash along the Ondo-Ore highway in Ondo State. Reports had it that they were returning from the burial ceremony of a mother of one of their colleagues in Okitipupa area of …

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FG clarifies position on social media regulation

The Federal Government says it has no intention of shutting down social media. It said its plan is to regulate social media to be responsible and refrain from being a purveyor of fake news and hate speech. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when he …

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Rivers’ NASS caucus lauds Wike’s effort to rein in IPOB

Members of the Rivers State caucus of the National Assembly have affirmed their support for measures taken by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to rein in the Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) in the State. The lawmakers said they unconditionally stand with Governor Wike on every actions he has taken to preserve lives and properties …

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EndSARS protests: Adamawa committee recovers majority of looted items

Recovered items The committee set up by the Adamawa government to recover property looted by hoodlums during the EndSARS protest has recovered majority of the items, its Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Bashir, has said. Bashir, who is the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this on Saturday in Yola while briefing newsmen on the success already …

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Ogun pays New Minimum wage to workers

James Ogunnaike The Ogun State government has commenced payment of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to all its workers. It would be recalled that the state government had an agreement with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) to effect the new minimum wage …

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Sultan,Fayemi,El-Rufa’i,Sambo,talk on Nigeria’s future

– A map of Nigeria as Arewa House celebrates Golden Jubilee Restructuring’s a unique nation-building opportunity -El-Rufa’i  Sardauna always wanted a united North-Sultan  Nigeria can have a more perfect union-Fayemi  By Ibrahim HassanWuyo  Dignitaries from across Nigeria converged on Kaduna for the 50th Anniversary of the Arewa House on Saturday,where they discussed on issues that could …

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Sultan,Fayemi,El-Rufa’i,Sambo,talk on Nigeria’s future

– A map of Nigeria as Arewa House celebrates Golden Jubilee Restructuring’s a unique nation-building opportunity -El-Rufa’i  Sardauna always wanted a united North-Sultan  Nigeria can have a more perfect union-Fayemi  By Ibrahim HassanWuyo  Dignitaries from across Nigeria converged on Kaduna for the 50th Anniversary of the Arewa House on Saturday,where they discussed on issues that could …

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