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“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna: No going back on ‘rightsizing’ of public service

The state government explained that since late 2020, workers below Grade Level 14 have been staying at home as part of the COVID-19 prevention efforts, except those that have been declared as essential by their commissioners and agency head.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe: I want Biafra of the mind, not of land

Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said yesterday in Awka that he advocates Biafra of the mind and not Biafra of territory, arguing that people of the various ethnic nationalities could develop their areas at their pace and still be happy in a united Nigeria.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Oyo council poll: Ex-commissioner advises APC to challenge exclusion in court

Mr Bayo Ojo, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Oyo state, has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge its exclusion in the May 22 local government election.

Ex-Governor Mimiko backs Southern governors open grazing ban, restructuring

A former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has expressed his support to the resolutions arrived at by southern governors after a meeting held in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Tuesday.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge finds aggravating factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Appeal court upturns Youth Party’s deregistration

The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Dominic Ongwen

ICC sentences former Ugandan child soldier to 25 years in prison

The International Criminal Court has sentenced Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes.
FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

WTO chief: U.S. support for coronavirus patent waiver will push WTO talks

A United States’ proposal to discuss waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines will intensify talks on the issue within the World Trade Organisation, the WTO director general said on Friday
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government accuses PDP of spreading falsehood

Ebonyi State Government has described the 15-point Communiqué of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east on their resolution for states to maintain a joint security vigilante to be called Ebubeagu Joint Security Network as an exercise in futility and an attempt to mislead the general public.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Lagos East Senatorial District bye election, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, BOG, has condemned the results released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Saturday exercise, as being “manipulated.”

Lagos East by-election: Appeal Court throws out PDP’s appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Thursday, dismissed the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, appeal, seeking to disqualify Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety after emigrating to Britain a decade ago.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel backs Chelsea to make ‘right decisions’ amid Super League fury

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists his club will make the "right decisions" over their role in the controversial breakaway European Super League.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu looks on during a joint statement with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell (not pictured), ahead of a meeting at the EEAS in Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2021. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

Turkish, Greek foreign ministers trade accusations at news conference

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece clashed openly on Thursday at a joint news conference in Ankara that began with hopes of improved relations but quickly descended into acrimonious accusations from both sides.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors await President Buhari’s return to resolve issues on state judiciaries’ financial autonomy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation are awaiting the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the logjam over the implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

CSO wants Nigeria to immortalise Yinka Odumakin

A civil society organisation, the Centre for Leadership and Justice, has expressed the need for Nigeria to immortalise the late human rights activist and spokesman of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes were caught arguing on the touchline during Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his verdict on touchline bust-up with Bruno Fernandes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes were caught arguing on the touchline during Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

N544 million fraud: EFCC presents third witness against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has presented a third prosecution witness against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, in an alleged N544 million Grass-cutting fraud.
Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that the Fulani herdsmen wreaking havocs across the country are not Nigerians.

2023: Kawu Baraje heads Kwara PDP 18-man reconciliation committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday inaugurated an 18-man Reconciliation and Engagement Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court jails man four years for issuing dud cheques

The Ondo State High Court, in Akure, has sentenced Gabriel Akinsanmi to four years’ imprisonment for stealing and issuance of dud cheques for a refund of over N33 million to a client.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Why Pombe Magufuli can never grow on Nigerian soil

John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, late President of Tanzania, tried to re-situate the philosophy of Africa, long after any attempt was made by any African in that regard. Magufuli’s philosophy was close to Marley’s and even Senghor’s and central to his thesis was raising and cultivating “Black consciousness,” reciprocal relationship with other continents as equal partners in the global project, as well as “an inclusive humanism,” all of which would open doors for Africa to integrate with and into “a civilization of the universal.”

Farmers-herders crisis: More than 300,000 Nigerians displaced in four states – research

A survey has found that more than 300,000 Nigerians have been displaced in four states in the farmers and herders crisis in the country.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor appoints new state television boss

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed a multimedia guru, Mr Olatunde Oyeyiola, as the new General Manager of Kwara Television.

INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.
Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.

Five villagers killed in Niger Eid attack

Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.

UFC star Conor McGregor named world’s richest athlete ahead Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

The Irish UFC star made a gigantic £106 million ($150 million) from his recent sale of whiskey brand Proper 12 to Proximo Spirits, as well as £15.5 million ($22 million) from his sporting endeavors.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigerian government has capacity to crush bandits, terrorists

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says contrary to widespread belief, the Federal Government is not overwhelmed with the escalating insecurity in the country.