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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

General Yahaya debunks ‘bad blood’ among service chiefs

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Tuesday denied reports that the service chiefs are failing to achieve their task of curbing the worsening insecurity in the country, due to lack of synergy among them.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police averts bloody clash between traditionalists, construction workers in Ondo

A mild drama played out in Akure, the Ondo state capital today as a group of traditional worshippers reportedly disrupted construction work at the site of a Federal Housing project.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker: Only 9% of military budget goes to capital purchases

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday said that based on appropriation records, about 91 per cent of current funding to the Armed Forces go on recurrent overhead, salaries and welfare, leaving only nine per cent for capital purchases.
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 government paying lip service to payment of gratuities, entitlements – retirees

Retired Living and next of kin of late primary School teachers in Akwa Ibom State have expressed concern that the state government has been paying lip service to the payment of their gratuities and entitlement over the years.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House meets US officials over rising insecurity

The House of Representatives on Wednesday had constructive engagements with the US Department of State to review the relationship between both countries with specific regards on how to tackle the debilitating security situation in the country.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House assures armed forces of improved funding

The House of Representatives has pledged support for the armed forces via approval of additional resources, toward achieving success in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other related security challenges.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, Thursday said the insinuation that disparity exits among the security agencies in Nigeria is unfounded.

Defence chief seeks more legislative support for armed forces

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has solicited the support and trust of the National Assembly for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies in their task of defending the nation against adversaries.
MTV Base has postponed the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Kampala 2021 Music Awards.

MAMA Kampala 2021 postponed over coronavirus

This, according to the organizers, is due to the concerns they have about the current health and safety challenges both on the continent and globally that significantly jeopardizes the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arraign man for illegally distributing NIN form

A 47-year-old man, Ibrahim Issa, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for unlawfully distributing the National Identification Number (NIN) forms to applicants.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
A Michigan judge Cynthia Stephens has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that vote count in the state be halted.

US election: Michigan judge dismisses Donald Trump’s lawsuit to halt vote count

A Michigan judge Cynthia Stephens has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that vote count in the state be halted.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
The Joe Biden campaign is taking over a popular Instagram account from a teen supporter, who built a huge following over their summer break.

Joe Biden campaign enlists teen’s Instagram account for online organizing

The Joe Biden campaign is taking over a popular Instagram account from a teen supporter, who built a huge following over their summer break. Formerly a fan account, @VoteJoe account will now serve as the campaign’s primary point of grassroots outreach on Instagram, supplementing Biden’s personal account.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.
President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States election in November, after a previous delay due to COVID-19 concerns, CNN reported.

Donald Trump postpones G7 Summit until after US election

President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States election in November, after a previous delay due to COVID-19 concerns, CNN reported.
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NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against 25-year-old man

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, filed a one-count charge of drug trafficking, against a 25-year-old man, Joshua Benson, in a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Lagos PDP woman leader passes on

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, on Friday, announced the death of its Woman Leader, Mrs. Oluwashola Oladeinbo.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 94 in Lagos over attacks on residents

Ninety-four people, including two suspected armed robbers, who were caught in the act, have been arrested by the police in Lagos State during operations to stem the tide of rising robbery attacks in the state.

Five suspects arrested for ‘hijacking’ Taxify car

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested five persons in connection with the hijacking of a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki.
Code of Conduct Tribunal Sitting in Abuja

CCT: Bayelsa speaker, clerk, three others to be prosecuted

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says the Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson, and four other serving and former staff of the assembly will be arraigned in the court on May 22.

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Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Kebbi school attack: More than 80 students, 5 teachers abducted, policeman killed

Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police, residents and a teacher said.
Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.

Jay-Z files lawsuit against Hip-Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion in likeness dispute

Jay-Z is suing Jonathan Mannion in a lawsuit concerning the use of his likeness in photographs sold and used by the hip-hop photographer, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents.
Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook, has spoken out against the practice of side-loading apps onto iPhones in an interview with Brut America.

Tim Cook: Android has more malware than iOS

One of the best things about Android compared to iOS is the greater level of control users are given, with side-loading of apps being one of the biggest benefits.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank faults Nigeria’s foreign exchange management system

“Significant spreads between the official, the IEFX, and the parallel exchange rate persisted throughout 2020 and as of April 2021, the spread between the official and the IEFX rate was estimated at 8% and between the IEFX and the parallel rate, reached 18% (the spread between the official and the parallel rate was 27%),” the World Bank added.
“They merit our attention and support, not just with humanitarian aid, but in finding solutions to their plight,’’ UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said.

UN: Record number of people displaced in 2020 than ever

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide in 2020 than ever before.

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MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity

MTN’s service in Nigeria could be disrupted as a result of rising insecurity in different parts of the country, the local unit of South Africa’s telecoms group said on Tuesday.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

25 ‘killed’ in attacks on Benue, Plateau communities

While 12 persons were killed in Sabon Layi village of Kuru community in Jos South Local Government Area, two others were killed in Zogu village of Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
Tonobock Okowa, chairman of Delta State Athletics Association, has been elected President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Tonobock Okowa emerges new AFN president

Okowa who was the sole candidate for the position of President polled 41 votes (three voided) and was duly returned as the president of the AFN by the chairman of the of the AFN Electoral Commission, Mr Elias Gora, former General Secretary of the Nigeria Olympics Committee and former World Athletics lecturer and course director.
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UN: UK aid cuts likely to cause thousands of needless deaths

Millions of people risk death and disability as Britain shuts down a major aid programme targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the World Health Organization said.
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia September 26, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the U.N. Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia’s plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said after a foreign ministers’ meeting.g