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PDP salutes Senator Ekweremadu at 59

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated a former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremmadu, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, describing as an exceptionally patriotic Nigerian.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that he is “following” his Norwegian compatriot and prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland.

Oliver Kahn rules Bayern Munich out of race to sign Erling Haaland in summer...

Haaland has established himself as one of the most prolific frontmen in Europe since joining Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, and is attracting attention from a number of top clubs heading into the summer transfer window.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the designer of the National Flag, Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

President Buhari felicitates with Nigerian flag designer Michael Akinkunmu at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the designer of the National Flag, Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

Gani Adams: God‘ll not forgive President Buhari if Nigeria goes to war

Adams raised the alarm yesterday at his 51st birthday Thanksgiving programme held at the Saviour Ministries C & S Worldwide, Alausa, Lagos, while expressing worry at the growing spate of insecurity across the country.
Mason Greenwood became Manchester United's highest scoring teenager in the Premier League with his goal against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Mason Greenwood becomes all-time top scoring Manchester United teenager in Premier League

Mason Greenwood became Manchester United's highest scoring teenager in the Premier League with his goal against Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti governor hails deputy at 77

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, on the occasion of his 77th birthday, saying that the Deputy Governor has consistently proven to be a reliable ally, astute technocrat, and illustrious statesman.
Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

Mason Greenwood sets new Manchester United record

Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has felicitated with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo on his 50th coronation anniversary.

Alaafin: Bandits, kidnappers now have monopoly of violence

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, expressed displeasure over the dimension insecurity has taken in Nigeria even as he insisted that bandits and kidnappers now have monopoly of violence.
China's former international football captain Zhang Enhua, who became a cult hero during a spell with unfashionable Grimsby Town in England, has died of heart problems after his 48th birthday celebrations, reports said Friday.

China football legend dead after 48th birthday celebrations

China's former international football captain Zhang Enhua, who became a cult hero during a spell with unfashionable Grimsby Town in England, has died of heart problems after his 48th birthday celebrations, reports said Friday.
A chieftain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Hon Bola Ilori, has identified lack of quality education as the major cause of insecurity in Nigeria.

APC chieftain: Poor education cause of insecurity in Nigeria

A chieftain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Hon Bola Ilori, has identified lack of quality education as the major cause of insecurity in Nigeria.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor: My strength lies with the people

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Friday said his strength lies with God and the people of Benue state who have always been his pillar and supported his political endeavors.
A popular Nigeria comedienne, Ada Jesus, has died, BBC pidgin is reporting.

Popular comedienne Ada Jesus passes on

The entertainer, whose real name is Mmesoma Mercy Obi, died on Wednesday, after battling kidney disease for about a year.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor celebrates ECWA president at 58, lauds his reelection

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has congratulated the President of Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Baba Panya over his re-election for another term as well as his appointment as the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bingham University.
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem atrocities committed by officers as he decried the unit’s proliferation.

President Buhari felicitates with PSC chair Musiliu Smith at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, on his 75th birthday.
For posting a nude photo with her son on social media, a Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, will be spending three months in prison, a court in Ghana ruled on Friday.

Ghanaian actress convicted over viral nude photo with son

For posting a nude photo with her son on social media, a Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, will be spending three months in prison, a court in Ghana ruled on Friday.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
Wardens stand outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Molly Darlington

UK queen has to step into debate over Philip’s funeral outfits – media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms, media reported on Thursday.
Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Niger Delta: IYC demands return of Tompolo’s property

Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have asked the federal government to retun all property seized from ex-militant leader High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, commonly known as “Tompolo”.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

PDP celebrates Tom Ikimi at 77

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Britain March 16, 2021. REUTERS-Peter Cziborra

Prince Philip was the gruff figure at heart of Britain’s monarchy

A blunt-speaking naval officer who as Queen Elizabeth’s dutiful consort helped modernise the British monarchy, Prince Philip might be best remembered for his gruff public persona.
Norwegian police said on Friday they have fined Prime Minister Erna Solberg for breaking COVID-19 social distancing rules when organising a family gathering to celebrate her birthday.

Norway prime minister fined by police over virus rules violation

Norwegian police said on Friday they have fined Prime Minister Erna Solberg for breaking COVID-19 social distancing rules when organising a family gathering to celebrate her birthday.

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Kwara governor: I will continue to embark on people-oriented investment

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says his administration will continue to embark on people-oriented investments that will be of benefit and reward to the people of the state.
The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.

Lagos: Police rescue another abandoned one-month-old baby

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun: Five ‘gunmen’ arrested after killing two

Five suspected gunmen have been arrested after they launched an attack on a residence around Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State where they killed two persons.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Jorge Mendes rubbishes Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sporting Lisbon return links

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NBS: Nollywood produces 416 movies in Q1, 2021

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Israeli seurity forces advance amid clashes with Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI - AFP)

Israel boosts security forces ahead of tense night in Jerusalem

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

INEC expands Ogun polling units to 1,832

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State has disclosed that not less than 1,832 Polling Units have been created as additional voting centres to the 3,210 existing ones across the state.

Bayelsa government tasks contractors on timely projects completion

Mr Ebiye Tarabina, Chairman, Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation in Bayelsa, has urged contractors handling ongoing government projects in the state to intensify efforts to meet completion deadlines.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan president announces new parliament

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir announced a new parliament on Monday including lawmakers from opposing sides of the country's civil war as part of a 2018 peace accord, state television reported.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

ACF expresses shock, sadness over ex-CDS Dogonyaro’s demise

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Lt General Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, saying he was one of Nigeria’s best military officers.