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‘Bandit’ caught with three AK-47 rifles in Niger

An arm-bearing young man suspected to be an armed bandit was on Wednesday caught at Patigi Ferry Port in Niger State based on suspicious behaviour.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Kano Hisbah arrests two men accused of sending porn materials to married woman

The Kano State Hisbah Board, has arrested two men suspected of sending pornographic materials to a married woman.
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WTO chief accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WHO pledges to support Kebbi toward elimination of cervical cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is strengthening collaboration with the office of Kebbi State Governor’s wife to champion early cancer detection to eliminate the disease in the country.
Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Sheikh Gumi: Fulani herdsmen were pushed into criminality

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has maintained his position that some Fulani herdsmen were forced into criminality because they were victims of cattle rustling.

Antonio Cassano criticises Cristiano Ronaldo over selfish play

Former Real Madrid forward Antonio Cassano has hit out at Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for his behaviour at the club.
FILE PHOTO - Tourists walk around the forecourt of Australia's Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2017. REUTERS-David Gray

Australian woman to lodge police complaint over ‘rape’ in parliament – media

A woman who says she was raped by a colleague in Australia’s parliament two years ago said in a statement given to Australian media on Friday that she would lodge a formal complaint with police to open an investigation into the incident.
A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed Australia's flag in this illustration photo taken February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia as news pages go dark in test for global publishing

Facebook faced an angry backlash on Thursday after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide.
Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus.

Fulham star tests positive for coronavirus

The Serbia international was not part of Scott Parker’s squad which won 2-0 against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
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NACA: Young women three times more likely to contract HIV than men

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS on Friday cautioned young people to avoid risky sexual behaviour, while celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Court dissolves 28-year-old marriage over wife’s plan to kill husband

Customary Court sitting in Igando, Lagos State, on Tuesday dissolved a 28-year-old marriage of clergy, Paul Ekwe, on grounds that his wife, Chinwe was planning to kill him.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into APC is rewarding scandalous behaviour

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has kicked against any attempt to admit a former Aviation minister and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, into the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying to do so would tantamount to ‘rewarding scandalous behaviour’.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Nigeria’s central bank investigates crypto companies’ accounts for fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has opened investigations into bank accounts of companies involved in the trading of cryptocurrencies with the intention of blocking those with suspicious transactions and fraud.
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.

Kano government arrests 500 beggars

The Kano State government says it has arrested 500 beggars for allegedly violating the law that bans street begging in the state.

Bishop Kukah urges clerics to go beyond sermons in fight for justice, peace

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah has asked church leaders to go beyond delivering sermons and issuing multiple statements in their fight for justice, peace, and reconciliation in the nation.
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NSCDC: CSOs urge Buhari to recall Abdullahi Gana, fault attempts to malign him

A coalition of anti-corruption groups in the country, the Global Alliance against Graft GAG has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu to serve out his term as Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Neymar: I am motivated by victories not defeats

In the coming days, Neymar will end a rocky few months with some good news: a new four-year Paris Saint-Germain contract worth hundreds of millions, tying him to a place where he finally seems content.
FILE PHOTO - Police officers stand by port security as a lorry drives in at the entrance to the Port of Larne, Northern Ireland, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS-Phil Noble

Irish premier condemns ‘sinister’ intimidation as EU pulls Northern Irish port staff

Ireland’s prime minister on Tuesday condemned the intimidation of officials carrying out post-Brexit checks at Northern Irish ports as a “very sinister and ugly development”.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

NCDC: 75 Nigerian health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government denies report of funds transfer to governor’s company

Ebonyi State Government has described allegations of nepotism and fraud against Governor Dave Umahi as false and calculated attempt to malign his character by his enemies.
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.

Nigeria faults TI’s corruption perception index rating

The Federal Government has said Nigeria’s low rating in the 2020 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) does not truly reflect the great strides by the country in its fight against corruption.

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Nigeria Customs says border area extensive, porous; receives three scanners

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that the porous and extensive border area requiring security coverage was the reason for the spate of smuggling and arms proliferation in the country.
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Six escape death in Osun auto-crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday, said no fewer than six persons escaped death in an accident that occurred on Osogbo-Gbongan expressway.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Kano Hisbah moves against street hawking, begins arrest soon

Kano State Hisbah Command has begun awareness against street begging in Kano metropolis, ahead of evacuation of hawkers, to curb immorality and instill sanity.
A member of the House of Representatives, Yuguda Hassan-Kila, is dead.

House of Reps member Yuguda Hassan-Kila passes on

A media aide to Jigawa governor, Auwal Sankara, confirmed the death of the federal lawmaker to newsmen. He said he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor promises more dividends of democracy during second term

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he will give more dividends of democracy to the people of the state during his second term in office.

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10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Nigeria records 240 new coronavirus infections, total now 155,657

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 240 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 155,657.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS chief: NSE’s demutualisation will strengthen investor confidence

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Alhaji Muhammad Nami, has said the demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will promote access to diverse investment opportunities and strengthen investors’ confidence in the capital market.
The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

Court halts ex-HOS Winifred Oyo-Ita ‘s ‘N570m fraud’ trial indefinitely

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday adjourned indefinitely the corruption trial of former Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, and others over abuse of court process by the prosecution.
The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, and released in Port Harcourt, urged ex-agitators to take innovation and entrepreneurship seriously.

Amnesty office introduces new training model for ex-agitators

The Presidential Amnesty Programme office has introduced new training package for ex-militants under the amnesty scheme.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Media watchdog seeks German investigation of Saudi crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi death

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and several top officials of committing crimes against humanity in a criminal complaint filed in Germany.