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Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Official: Presidency has no Input in media bills before National Assembly

The Presidency has washed its hands off the current attempt by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, a move media stakeholders have condemned as an attempt to gag the press.

INEC polling units and the future of elections

The last time new polling units were defined in Nigeria was 25 years ago by the defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), as INEC was then known. At the time the country had on the voters’ register, 50 million voters. Over the years, it worked with an estimate of 120,000 polling units across the country but an eventual census put the exact figure at 119, 973 polling units.
The Spokesperson for the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, who gave the assurance on Monday, said the amendments to the acts and other relevant laws should not be misinterpreted as an attempt to gag the freedom of speech and free press in the country.

Senate: National Assembly won’t gag media

The Senate has said it was not possible for the 9th National Assembly to stiffen the media in Nigeria with its current amendments to the acts which established the National Broadcasting Commission and the Nigerian Press Council.
"The Central African armed forces attacked the outpost of Sourou in Chad on Sunday morning … killed a Chad soldier, injured five and kidnapped five others who were then executed in Mbang on the Central African Republic side," Chad's Foreign Minister Cherif Mahamat Zene said in a statement.

Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers

The Chad government on Monday accused the Central African Republic (CAR) of killing six of its soldiers in an attack on an outpost in the south of the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Many injured as Kwara APC factions clash

The scuffle, newsmen learnt, was between two groups in the party — one loyal to the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Femi Agbaje, and the other to the senator representing Kwara South, Lola Ashiru, both indigenes of the town.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopians to vote in what government bills as first free election

Ethiopians vote on Monday in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule in Africa's second-most populous nation.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.

Ondo election judgment: PDP accuses appeal court of withholding certified true copies

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State Chapter, has decried deliberate delay by the Court of Appeal in making the Certified True Copies of the judgment on Ondo governorship election available.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Badagry: Secondary school student shot dead in clash with rice smugglers

An SS3 student was shot dead during a clash between security operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) and suspected rice smugglers at Irosu village near Badagry on Saturday.
Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

EFCC boss: We won’t hand over cases of interest to any state

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has declared that the commission, under his leadership, would not hand over cases of interest to any state government. Bawa spoke against the backdrop of the setting up of anti-corruption agencies by some states.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ogun election: APC chairmanship candidate in forgery scandal

There was outrage on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), protested against the choice of Mr Adeshina Ogunshola as Chairmanship candidate for the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area in the July 24 council polls.
Manchester United have made an improved offer for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.

Manchester United make improved offer for Jadon Sancho

United’s initial approach for the 21-year-old winger was worth an initial £67m plus add-ons which took the value of the offer to around £75m.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Unity schools old students condemn Kebbi abduction

Former students of unity schools across the country, under the aegis of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), have decried Thursday’s attack on the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State during which scores of students and teachers were abducted by bandits.
Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

House minority caucus cautions Nigerian government against muffling EFCC boss’ death threat complaints

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has tasked the federal government not to muffle the outcry by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, that he has been receiving death threats in the course of his duty.
Niran Adedokun

Who says Buhari is not in full control?

Last week, and in commemoration of the second year of his second term, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted interviews to two Nigerian television channels in quick succession.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Abduction, killing reports in Enugu unfounded

The police in Enugu State has waived aside reports of abduction and killing Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state, describing the reports as unfounded.
Algeria's election authority head Mohamed Chorfi speaks during a news conference to announce the results for the country's legislative elections in Algiers, Algeria June 15, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria’s Islamist MSP party ‘very satisfied’ with election results

Leader of Algeria’s Islamist party, known as the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) has said his party is ‘’very satisfied’’ with results of the elections.
Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from a statement that angry Yoruba youth would invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.

Yoruba ‘activist’ issues fresh eviction notice to herdsmen

A self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has issued a fresh eviction notice on herdsmen in the six South-west states of Nigeria.
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attend his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia prepares for tense, long-delayed elections

Ethiopia is preparing for national and regional parliamentary elections on Monday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said will be the country’s first free and fair polls after decades of repressive rule.

Gani Adams drags Nigerian government before UN, AU, US, others over insecurity

The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has dragged the federal government before the United Nations, as attempt to seek the immediate intervention on the spate of killings in the South-west region of the country.
Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system.

Facebook to start displaying ads in Oculus Quest apps

Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system. In the coming weeks, ads will start appearing inside the Resolution Games title Blaston as well as two other unnamed apps.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP threatens civil action against Senate president over Lauretta Onochie’s nomination

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened civil action if the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan failed to return the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, back to the President.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arrested for ‘beheading’ woman in Calabar

A young man identified as Christian Edem Eyo in Mbukpa, Calabar South, is reported to have beheaded one of his aunts, identified as Mrs Uduak.
FILE PHOTO - Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, talks to his lawyer Gatera Gashabana inside the courtroom in Kigali, Rwanda February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Clement Uwiringiyimana-File Photo

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero never joined rebels – co-accused

Paul Rusesabagina, the ex-hotelier immortalised in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, never belonged to a rebel group that sought to overthrow President Paul Kagame, one of the former rebels accused with him of terrorism told a court on Wednesday.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian superstar popularly known as Wizkid, has finally received his Grammy award plaque.

Wizkid receives Grammy plaque

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian superstar popularly known as Wizkid, has finally received his Grammy award plaque.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Official: Presidency has no Input in media bills before National Assembly

The Presidency has washed its hands off the current attempt by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, a move media stakeholders have condemned as an attempt to gag the press.
Nigerian singer Esegine Allen, better known as Orezi has berated the former housemates concerning the recent revelations of intimacy emerging from their reunion.

Orezi slams BBNaija ex-housemates’ reunion

Nigerian singer Esegine Allen, better known as Orezi has berated the former housemates concerning the recent revelations of intimacy emerging from their reunion.

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Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

House minority caucus cautions Nigerian government against muffling EFCC boss’ death threat complaints

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has tasked the federal government not to muffle the outcry by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, that he has been receiving death threats in the course of his duty.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics

In a statement posted on his official Twitter page, the 20-time grand slam champion said: “It’s never an easy decision to take, but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team, I understand that it is the right decision.”
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, addressing stakeholders during a meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state, on Monday at Government House Jos.

Plateau governor commissions 50 security patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles in Jos

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Alkali Baba, on Monday, joined Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the premises of the New Government House in Rayfield, Jos, to commission 50 new patrol vehicles and 200 security motorcycles procured by the government of Plateau State.
Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

NACCIMA: ABUAD industrial park will boost economy

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, yesterday commended the founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, for inaugurating the National Park, adding that, when completed, it would boost the economy of the state.

JOHESU-UITH embarks on three-day warning strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, on Wednesday embarked on a three-day warning strike to press home their agelong demands.