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The Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) has blamed the death of Kayode Badru, a Lagos-based socialite, who died from a candle fire incident, due to the “abuse of spiritual perfumes.”

Celestial church issues guide after socialite died from perfume fire

The Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) has blamed the death of Kayode Badru, a Lagos-based socialite, who died from a candle fire incident, due to the “abuse of spiritual perfumes.”

Rector: Contractors demanding payments for abandoned projects in Maritime Academy

Contractors handling abandoned projects at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) have written to the management of the school, demanding payments for work not completed, the school management revealed over the weekend during a press briefing held in Lagos.
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Recruitment: NDLEA releases candidates list for final screening

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres.

NDIC, CIBN partner to improve banking professionalism

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Bello Hassan, has stressed the need for effective collaboration between regulators and operators in the banking system for the establishment of sound ethics and professionalism in the banking industry.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Grammys scrap ‘secret’ nomination committees

The organizers of the Grammys said Friday they were scrapping the “secret” committees that select which acts get nominated for the prestigious music awards following criticism from artists and allegations of rigging.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Official: Lagos generates 14,000 metric tonnes waste daily

Lagos State generates over 14,000 metric tonnes of refuse on a daily basis, according to its Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi may well have finally made a decision on his future.

Lionel Messi informs Barcelona of transfer decision

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi may well have finally made a decision on his future.
Louis Saha has expressed his belief that Jadon Sancho would be a good fit for Manchester United, describing the Borussia Dortmund star as a deadly performer in the final third.

Liverpool planning to replace Mo Salah with Jadon Sancho

Klopp may be in the market for a forward if he loses Salah at the end of the season with the Egyptian forward repeatedly refusing to rule out leaving Anfield for Spain’s big two in the near future.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Nigerian government urged to suspend international flights to prevent coronavirus third wave

The President of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, Professor Oladapo Ashiru, has advised the Federal Government to shut the country’s international airports for at least two weeks, in order to avert a third wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP, DHQ mull partnership against traffickers

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Defence Headquarters are to partner in the fight against human trafficking.
Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.

Paul Pogba: Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level

Mason Greenwood can "go to the highest level" of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.

FRSC academy to become degree-awarding institution

The Chairman, Board of Federal Road Safety Corps, Bukhari Bello, has pledged the board’s commitment to support efforts to upgrade the FRSC Academy, Udi, to a degree-awarding institution.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria very close to production of local coronavirus vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria ws very close to producing local vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA: UTME basic requirement for admission

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has said the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is a basic requirement for admission into the academy.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Nigerian fraudster forfeits money, mobile phones to government

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya Abuja on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one internet fraudster, Farouk Olamilekan to three months in prison.
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Rangers join Swansea social media boycott to tackle online abuse

“From 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) today all first-team players, those in the academy professional phase, Swansea City Ladies, Community Trust, senior club staff and official club channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok) will not post any content for a period of seven days,” the club said in a statement.
Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho signs new Leicester City contract

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Pep Guardiola: Coronavirus fall-out may prevent Manchester City replacing Sergio Aguero

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City may well not replace record goalscorer Sergio Aguero due to the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Brighton and Manchester United striker Andy Ritchie is happy seeing Danny Welbeck finding form with the Seagulls.

Former Manchester United striker happy Danny Welbeck finding his form at Brighton

Former Brighton and Manchester United striker Andy Ritchie is happy seeing Danny Welbeck finding form with the Seagulls.
The election of new club president Joan Laporta at Barcelona earlier this month was inevitably going to lead to restructuring of the club’s off-field staff.

Patrick Kluivert to be axed as Barcelona academy director

Earlier on Monday, Catalan radio station RAC1 announced the club’s head of legal Román Gómez Ponti and Albert Soler – head of the professional sports section – are leaving the Camp Nou.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts. REUTERS-Eddie Keogh-File Photo

Villarreal boss admits Spain ambitions

He said, “When you are a coach you like even the youth. At a professional level it is a greater recognition and in the National Team it is something very exclusive.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The brother of Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Shenbari, who was killed amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, reacts as mourners carry his body during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Hamas and Israel exchange fire as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages into Israel from Gaza for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli warplanes struck the enclave in a deepening conflict in which at least 26 people in Gaza and two in Israel have been killed.
After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app. It will be available in beta on Google’s mobile OS today in the US, allowing users to sign up and participate in its audio-only chat rooms.

Clubhouse comes to Android after over a year of iOS exclusivity

After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app. It will be available in beta on Google’s mobile OS today in the US, allowing users to sign up and participate in its audio-only chat rooms.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy sets Champions League record against Real Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.

Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi air base with drone

Yemen’s Houthi militia said they attacked the King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait with an explosive-laden drone at dawn on Sunday.
The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has concluded plans to admit Dukia Gold‘s diversified financial instruments, backed by gold as the underlying asset in a sector worth over N300 trillion.

Lagos commodities exchange set to list first gold instrument

The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has concluded plans to admit Dukia Gold‘s diversified financial instruments, backed by gold as the underlying asset in a sector worth over N300 trillion.