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Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Ex-NDDC director escapes assassination in Delta

The immediate past Executive Director of Projects, EDP of NDDC, Engr Adjogbe Samuel, today escaped assassination, following an attack on his car by suspected assassins between Ughelli and Evwreni town along the busy East/West Road, Delta State.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Aisha Abba Kyari: My daddy, my best friend

On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.

PDP chairman shot dead in Delta

Suspected assassins have reportedly shot dead the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) in Ughelli South council area of Delta state, Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo.
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Hezbollah: Avenging Soleimani responsibility of ‘resistance’ worldwide

The leader of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah group called Friday for the death in a US strike of top Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani to be avenged.
A Senior Legislative Aide to Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on Youths Affairs, Mr Efe Ugbarugba narrowly escaped death when he was allegedly attacked by yet unknown gunmen in Otokutu-Agbarha, Ughelli North Local Government, Delta State.

Senator Omo-Agege’s aide escapes death by whiskers in Delta

A Senior Legislative Aide to Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Youths Affairs, Mr Efe Ugbarugba, narrowly escaped death when he was allegedly attacked by yet unknown gunmen in Otokutu-Agbarha, Ughelli North Local Government, Delta State.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Cleric remanded in prison over ‘attempt to murder’ female pastor

The pastor in charge of The Life House Ministry located at Ifeoma Street, opposite Ojo Barracks, Ojo, Lagos, Pastor Benjamin Akinsanya 56, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere, over alleged attempted murder of a female pastor.

Gunmen kill herbalist in Ondo

Tragedy struck in the ancient town of Ifira, Akoko Southeast local government on Saturday when a 36-year-old herbalist called Omotayo Omo Akin was gunned down by yet to be known assassins.

Retired policeman murdered in Delta

A retired police officer, Paul Edike, has been reportedly murdered, after abduction by armed men suspected to be assassins.

Delta council lawmaker shot dead by suspected assassins

A councillor and Majority Leader of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Delta state, Chief Venture Kagbude, has been reportedly shot dead by suspected assassins. A councillor and Majority Leader of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Delta state, Chief Venture Kagbude, has been reportedly shot dead by suspected assassins.

‘Assassins’ kill housewife, drown three-year-old child

The Police in Kano has confirmed the killing of a housewife in Kano and the subsequent drowning of her 3-year-old daughter by unknown assassins.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

Senate condoles with Reuben Fasoranti over daughter’s murder

The Nigerian Senate on Sunday condoled with the family of Afenifere leader and elder statesman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over Friday’s murder of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, along Akure-Ore road, in Ondo State.

Gunmen kill 72-year–old community leader in Anambra

Administrative Secretary of Nnobi Welfare Association in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Vincent Uzoagbala, 72, was on June 16 gunned down by suspected assassins in front of his house at Awuda quarters of the town.

Gunmen raid ex-Governor Okorocha’s home

Unknown gunmen, suspected to be hired assassins, Friday night, raided the country home of the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha in Ogboko, Ideato South Council Area of Imo State.
Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Asari Dokubo: How Nnamdi Kanu allegedly killed Prophet Nwoko

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has reacted to the murder of Prophet Anthony Nwoko.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC seeks relocation of election tribunals to Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice to relocate all election tribunals from the state to Abuja.

CUPP raises the alarm over alleged assassination attempt on spokesman

The Coalition of United Political Parties has raised the alarm over the attempt on the life of its Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

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Growing number of countries mull TikTok restriction over China links

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NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

The announcement by Shoprite Holdings Limited, the South African supermarket chain operator, of a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be an opporunity for Nigerian investors, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

The former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear in person before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to give accounts on the sum of 1.7 trillion naira appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programmes from 2016 to 2019.

Edo guber: INEC tenders apology to residents for not distributing voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
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Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis has appointed six women to the Vatican's economic council, a first for the financial watchdog overseeing the administrative and financial structures of the Holy See.