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The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, *Rt. Hon. Hamisu Cidari (in blue attire) with his colleague Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, alongside their colleagues from the Northwest zone at a meeting in Kano on 26th March, 2021.

2023: Northwest speakers declare support for Asiwaju Tinubu

Serving Speakers and their predecessors from the Northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Members of the World Health Organization team arriving at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China on Wednesday. The center houses a state-of-the-art laboratory known for its research on coronaviruses. Thomas Peter-Reuters

WHO mission to China fails to find source of coronavirus

The WHO mission to China to uncover the origins of the coronavirus failed to identify the source of a pandemic which has swept across the world, but the team Tuesday ruled out the Wuhan lab-leak theory propagated by Donald Trump.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Congo faces new Ebola outbreak, months after overcoming one

The Democratic Republic of Congo is working to contain a possible resurgence of Ebola in its east after a case of the deadly hemorrhagic fever was confirmed on Sunday.
Members of the World Health Organization team arriving at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China on Wednesday. The center houses a state-of-the-art laboratory known for its research on coronaviruses. Thomas Peter-Reuters

Wuhan lab denies it leaked coronavirus as WHO team probes virus origin

There was no accidental leakage of disease from a Chinese laboratory with a history of studying coronaviruses, an international team investigating the origins of COVID-19 has been told.
Security members keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive for a visit in Wuhan on Wednesday [Reuters]

WHO-led coronavirus probe team in China visits Wuhan virus lab

A team of investigators working on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) has visited a major virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and is scheduled to meet a top virologist, as they continue to seek clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

US: China has something to hide on coronavirus’ origin

United States’ Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, said the US would continue to call for a transparent and thorough investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.

CHAN 2021: Zimbabwe accuse Cameroon of witchcraft after dead bat found on the pitch

Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

2023: We’ll support Asiwaju Tinubu if he contests for president – group

A political group, the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Grassroots Volunteers (BAT – GV), says it will fully support former Lagos State governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, if he decides to contests for president in 2023.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri donates kits to paralympians

Nigeria’s No.1 table-tennis player, Quadri Aruna, on Tuesday donated kits and equipment worth 1400 Euros (N750,000) to two athletes preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics Games.
The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said.

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses – state media

The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said.

2023: Pastor Bakare will be put to shame

He’s neither the bat nor the vulture. Like an antique typewriter, he’s just noisome and talkative. He’s not the bat with big eyes trained to see currency colours in pitch darkness. Neither is he the old vulture; weak, power-crazy, brain-lazy and clannish. He’s a Pharisee, for he knows the law, prophesies the prophecies and practises politics.
British American Tobacco

BATNF launches campaign to empower young agric-preneurs

The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has launched its “Wealth is Here” campaign aimed at changing the mindset of Nigerian youths and igniting the belief that they can flourish in Nigeria by seeking out and creating opportunities for themselves in agriculture.
British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco to cut 2,300 jobs globally

British American Tobacco on Thursday said it planned to cut 2,300 jobs globally by January as its new boss seeks to drive revenues in controversial e-cigarettes.
Supporters of the former Kyrgyzstan president Almazbek Atambayev clash with special forces outside his home. Vyacheslav Oseledko-AFP-Getty

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president remanded in custody amid mass protests

Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev was remanded in custody on corruption allegations on Friday as his supporters waged mass protests overnight near his residence and in the capital, Bishkek.
Four soldiers and a cameraman died on Saturday night from an attack by Boko Haram on the northern shore of Lake Chad.

MNJTF: Security has improved in Lake Chad region

The security situation within the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJNTF) Area of Responsibility in the Lake Chad region has improved since the activation of OP YANCIN TAFKI on January 22, an official has said.
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Suspected kidnappers abduct Daura district head

Katsina State came under heavy fire of bandits Wednesday as the District Head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, was abducted by four gunmen.
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari: Katsina government spends N25 billion on gratuities, pensions

The Katsina State Government says it has so far spent about N25 billion on the payment of gratuities and pensions of retirees in the state since 2015 to date.
Frank Mba

Operation Puff Adder neutralises nine gangsters in shootout

The police said the recently launched Operation Puff Adder is yielding results with the killing of nine gangsters operating on the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the seizure of arms.

Vigilante-bandit clash claims 14 in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed that the clash between vigilantes and armed bandits in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area claimed 14 lives.
Benjamin Netanyahu held surprise talks with Oman's Sultan Qaboos in Muscat last year [ Reuters]

Oman calls on Arabs to ease Israel’s ‘fears for its future’

A top Omani government official has said Arabs must take initiatives to make Israel overcome "fears for its future" in the region, drawing criticism from Jordan.

PDP files petition challenging Katsina governorship polls

The Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State and its candidate, Yakubu Lado, have formally filed a petition before the election petitions tribunal challenging the conduct of the March 9 governorship election.

Police confirm release of abducted cleric, others in Katsina

The Police in Katsina State have confirmed the release of the Kano-based cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman and five other persons, abducted in Katsina State 12 days ago.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT: Police reassure residents of safety

The Police Command in FCT has reassured residents of Abuja of adequate protection of lives and property.

Benue: Five APC ward chairmen defect to PDP with supporters

Five Ward Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue state, yesterday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with thousand of their supports.

Zamfara: PDP disowns factional leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara has pledged to take appropriate action against members of the “True PDP” who recently set up a parallel office in the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Traditional council disowns ‘monarch’ caught in romance scandal

The Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has disowned the “Olu of Orile Kemta”, Ogun State, Adetokunbo Tejuoso, who was arrested recently by police for an alleged romance scam, saying the man is neither an oba nor a chief in the council.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

How gunmen killed seven policemen in Rivers

Facts have emerged on how the unidentified gunmen prevailed over the curfew imposed on Rivers State and killed about seven men and officers of the Nigeria Police in the state.

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

Nigerian editors denounce NBC fines as punitive

The Nigerian Guild of Editors rejects the N5m (five million Naira) fine imposed on Channels Television and Inspiration FM by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, for alleged infractions.
Hope Uzodinma

PDP: Imo governor’s stance on state police exposes his sympathy for bandits

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said the frenzy by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, against demands by the party other well-meaning Nigerians for the establishment of state police, has exposed his sympathy for terrorists and bandits who are killing, kidnapping innocent Nigerians.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Deputy senate president hails Nigerian workers

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has felicitated with the Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2021 International Workers’ Day.
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 vows to improve public safety

There were echoes of war in the South East before he was appointed the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The situation was such that policemen went about their lawful duties in mufti.

FRSC commends Unilorin for recording zero traffic crash on campus

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday commended the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) Special Marshal Unit for so far recording zero traffic crash on the university’s busy roads this year.