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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.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom to review expulsion of university student accused of insulting governor

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the expulsion of a final year student in a university who was accused of making “derogatory remark” on Facebook against the governor.

Dermatologists: Cosmetics increase risk of kidney, other diseases

The Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD) has raised concern over poor regulation of cosmetic products in the country, saying many of these products have bad side effects resulting in diabetics, kidney and other systemic diseases.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly considers bill criminalising illegal organ harvesting

A bill to ‘regulate’ human organs harvesting and transplantation has scaled its second reading in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
France coach Didier Deschamps said his team will not get caught up in calculations as the world champions look to secure first place in Group F with victory over Portugal on Wednesday.

Euro 2020: France avoiding the maths in quest for top spot – coach

France coach Didier Deschamps said his team will not get caught up in calculations as the world champions look to secure first place in Group F with victory over Portugal on Wednesday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo restates Nigerian government’s commitment to growth of MSMEs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to give prioritize attention to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) especially those creating jobs for Nigerians.
Anthony Nwakaeme was on the score sheet for Trabzonspor in their 4 – 3 victory over Rizespor in a pre-season game on Friday.

Anthony Nwakaeme: I never let racists distract me or put me down

Trabzonspor star Anthony Nwakaeme revealed that he never let racists distract him, stating that eradicating racism from football remains a near-impossible task.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari activates police salary increase, promises citizens-led policing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday pledged to bequeath ”a citizens-led policing system” to the nation, declaring that his administration demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in Nigeria.

NSCDC: Unknown person cuts seven-year old boy’s hand in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, says it has discovered a seven-year old boy –Usman Abubakar– whose right hand has been cut off by yet to be identified person.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo assures OPS of improved business climate

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the federal government will continue to interact and engage with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the country, with a view to improving the Nigeria’s business climate, knowing fully that the sector is the real engine room of growth and development.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

Small businesses take hit on Twitter ban

Some small businesses that rely on Twitter for survival are finding it tough to cope as a result of the indefinite suspension imposed on the operation of the micro blogging site by the Federal Government.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC conducts free medical outreach in Abia

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to residents of Umuoha Community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia.
Aaron Ramsey complained about Juventus not paying attention to his body ahead of the Euros and he has proven that statement right by starring for Wales in the competition.

Juventus wants to use Aaron Ramsey’s Euro 2020 form to sell him

Aaron Ramsey complained about Juventus not paying attention to his body ahead of the Euros and he has proven that statement right by starring for Wales in the competition.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

35-year old man rapes 80-year old grandmother in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested one Emmanuel Joseph aged 35 who allegedly raped an 80-year old woman in Ondo state.
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Agriculture and Food Processing in Nigeria: A system ripe for transformation

Undoubtedly, the demand for more food consumption is the case globally, mainly due to the increasing population year on year. One of the extreme challenges that Africa faces particularly Nigeria is that of feeding its growing population amidst other perennial issues.

SEC: MBA Capital and Trading Ltd not registered

The Securities and Exchange Commission has dispelled insinuations in some sections of the media that MBA Capital and Trading Ltd is a registered capital market operator with the Commission.
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops launch major rescue operation for kidnapped Kebbi students

A major rescue operation is ongoing for the kidnapped students and teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC: Inadequate manpower hinders agro rangers’ operations

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)’s Agro Rangers’ productivity has been slowed down due to several challenges confronting the unit, notwithstanding its marked performance.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU threatens another strike over non-payment of salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on an industrial action if the 13 months’ salaries of over 1,000 of its members across the country were not paid.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale: I’ve a good relationship with Carlo Ancelotti

Wales Forward, Gareth Bale has revealed that he has a perfect relationship with the new Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
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15 kidnap victims escape from captivity in Niger

Not less than 15 people recently kidnapped by bandits in Tegina town of Niger state at the weekend escaped from their Abductors.
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.

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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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A message by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, to mark the World Blood Donor Day, said the theme of the year’s celebration is “Give blood and keep the world beating”

WHO: Africa in a ‘full-blown third wave’ of Covid-19 infections

Africa is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases, an increase driven by new variants of the virus and slow vaccination rates, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

Small businesses take hit on Twitter ban

Some small businesses that rely on Twitter for survival are finding it tough to cope as a result of the indefinite suspension imposed on the operation of the micro blogging site by the Federal Government.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man remanded for ‘killing’ his mother

The police in Lagos on Friday brought to court 37-year-old Fatai Adegbesan, for allegedly clubbing his mother to death with a plank.
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.

UCH doctors suspend strike

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan chapter of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), on Monday, suspended its 51-day-old strike.