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Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain, foremost among them the recent launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.

UN lauds Nigeria’s leading role in securing Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations (UN) has commended Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will continue to support the country and the region.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo urge religious leaders to spread messages on tolerance

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged religious leaders to continue to spread the message of peace and religious tolerance in Nigeria.

Indonesian searchers recover debris from missing submarine

Indonesian officials say debris from the missing submarine has been found and the vessel has sunk.
Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.

Nigerian government assures support as Farouk Mudi emerges AFAN president

Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China and Taiwan’s arms build-up

Taiwan’s mass production of a long-range missile last month as part of the plan to modernise its military has once again underscored how large and real the Chinese threat of annexation of the island nation has become.
Merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of the Nigerian nation, Minister of Defence, Major General Salihu Magashi (rtd), said on Monday.

Defence minister, service chiefs storm Borno

Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), alongside the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs on Sunday stormed Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on operational visit.
Queen Elizabeth and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip on Saturday at a funeral that celebrated his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he helped guide the queen through repeated crises.

Queen Elizabeth stands alone to bid farewell to her ‘strength’ Philip

Queen Elizabeth and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip on Saturday at a funeral that celebrated his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he helped guide the queen through repeated crises
Wardens stand outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Molly Darlington

UK queen has to step into debate over Philip’s funeral outfits – media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms, media reported on Thursday.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canadian premier: Prince Philip ‘a man of great purpose and conviction’

The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Navy Admiral escapes death, as motorist rams into convoy in Abuja

A Rear Admiral in the Nigerian Navy, Ibrahim Dewu, narrowly escaped death in Abuja, when a car driving at top speed along the Kubwa express road veered into his convoy, separating his car from the escorts vehicle.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has lauded the military for its plans to establish a Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre in the state.

Governor Fayemi hails plans for defence satellite centre in Ekiti

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has lauded the military for its plans to establish a Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre in the state.
Ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed on Monday after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, the canal authority said.

Maritime crime: Nigerian Navy read riot act to sea criminals

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday in Calabar said it is reappraising situation to re-strategize on how to sustained the fight against maritime crime.

Nigerian Navy court-martials 13 personnel

The Nigerian Navy, on Friday in Lagos, court-martialled 13 of its personnel arrested for their alleged involvement in both civil and military offences.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps constitute ad-hoc committee to screen new service chiefs

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the setting up of the committee after reading a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, nominating the service chiefs.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari says the international community must unite to defeat terrorism, corruption, COVID-19 and other challenges confronting the world.

President Buhari writes National Assembly, seeks confirmation of service chiefs

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, Mr Buhari’s letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan was dated January 27.
A former military administrator of Lagos State, Ndubuisi Kanu, has passed away.

Ex-Lagos MILAD Ndubuisi Kanu passes on

Mr Kanu, a retired rear admiral of the Nigerian Navy, who reportedly died on Wednesday after a brief illness, was also at a time the military administrator of Imo State.
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Ex-Skye Bank chair Tunde Ayeni accuses Captain Okunbo of stealing, criminal diversion of millions...

A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), Mr Tunde Ayeni, has dragged his business partner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement, stealing and diversion of funds from their company – Ocean Marine Security Limited. In the petition written by his counsel, Mr Femi Fálànà (SAN), Ayeni gave a vivid account of how Okunbo tried to scheme him out of the company.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: How General Bajowa saved my life during Colonel Dimka’s coup

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Sunday, disclosed that it was General Olu Bajowa that saved him from being killed by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Dimka in the February 13, 1976 military coup d’etat.
The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions, and criminalising so-called “honour killings”.

UAE announces relaxing of Islamic laws for personal freedoms

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions, and criminalising so-called “honour killings”.
FILE PHOTO- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada, U.S., October 18, 2020. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

Donald Trump ramps up campaign rallies two weeks to election

With exactly two weeks until the election, President Donald Trump was continuing his campaign rally marathon Tuesday with a trip to swing state Pennsylvania, the day after early voting began in another key state, Florida.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.

US lays out extensive plans for free coronavirus vaccinations

The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly preparing to launch a £40m offer for Real Madrid French defender Raphael Varane.

Nicky Butt: Manchester United should go all out for Raphael Varane

Manchester United should drop their interest in Declan Rice and do all they can to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, says Nicky Butt.
Officials in Tokyo are forging ahead with hosting the Olympics from July 23. Philip FONG-AFP

Tokyo scraps Olympics public viewing sites

Tokyo will cancel all public Olympics viewing events in an effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, the city governor said Saturday.
[FILES] Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waits to read the Queen’s Speech on the The Sovereign’s Throne in the House of Lords chamber,, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London on May 11, 2021, which is taking place with a reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. – The State Opening of Parliament is where Queen Elizabeth II performs her ceremonial duty of informing parliament about the government’s agenda for the coming year in a Queen’s Speech. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Queen attends Royal Ascot for first time since Philip’s death

Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Ascot without her late husband Prince Philip for the first time on Saturday.
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NDLEA arrests doctor for dealing in drugged cookies, biscuits

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged cookies and biscuits.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP charges police officers to keep up with modern policing techniques

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to keep themselves abreast of techniques and strategies of modern policing.