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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 discharges committees over failure to meet deadline for reports presentation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, in compliance with standing order of the House, has discharged several ad hoc committees set up to carry out various tasks, for failing to present their reports which was due at the end of April.

Kaduna: Blind retirees seek payment of entitlements

Nigerian Association for the Blind, Kaduna State chapter has appealed to the state government to as a matter of urgency pay the entitlements of their recently retired members to ease their suffering.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

APC tasks new EFCC boss to be guided by President Buhari’s corruption stance

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the new chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, be guided by the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to tackle corruption in the polity.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran accuses France of fuelling ‘extremism’

Iran on Monday accused France of fuelling “extremism” after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to never give in to Islamic radicals and defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.

Tory Lanez: I didn’t shoot Megan Thee Stallion

Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.

Blind association moves against street begging in Adamawa

Adamawa Chapter of Nigeria Association of the Blind, says it is working plans to discourage streets begging among its members in the state.
Former Manchester United star Daley Blind collapsed while playing for Ajax in a friendly last night. Getty Images

Daley Blind collapses during Ajax, Hertha friendly

Ajax’s Daley Blind collapsed during a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, raising fears over his career following his diagnosis with a heart condition last year.
14. Menna's parents and grandparents had made their home among the graves of the City of the Dead, the oldest necropolis in the Muslim world.

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a sprawling cemetery.
Netflix will roll out new parental control features globally in the coming months. Ryan Anson-AFP-Getty Images

Netflix gains 15.8 million subscribers in three months

The world’s largest streaming service gained 15.8 million paying customers from January through March, bringing its global total to 182.9 million. Netflix had predicted it would add 7 million during the period.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC warns corps members against peddling fake news

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, warned Corps members against peddling fake news especially in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal government urged to establish national disability commission

The National Association of the Blind, FCT chapter, on Monday urged the Federal Government to establish the National Disability Commission as prescribed by the law.
Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.

Five-time Paralympic gold medalist killed in road collision

Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.
Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”

In Cuba, the blind also enjoy movies

Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”
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Lagos CJ Opeyemi Oke bows out of office Thursday

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, will on Thursday retire from service, four days before attaining the statutory 65 years retirement age.

Sickle cell law: Priests, Parents risk imprisonment in Anambra

Anambra State House of Assembly, has enacted a law to control and eradicate Sickle cell anemia in the state.

NCC to prosecute institutions, schools that use pirated books

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Tuesday vowed to prosecute institutions and schools that use pirated books.
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Election: Blind, lepers to use guides at polling booths – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the blind, lepers and other people living with disability will be allowed to go to the polling booths with their guides during the elections.

NGO wants governments to consider people with disabilities in policy making processes

An NGO, Speaking Fingers Network, has called on the three tiers of government to be conscious and sensitive to the plights of People with Disabilities (PWDs) in the society.

JAMB exempts blind, deaf, prison inmates, others from post-UTME test

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has exempted blind, deaf candidates and prison inmates from writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test to be conducted by various institutions.

Anambra govt initiates computer training programme for blind, deaf, dumb

The Anambra State government is organizing a computer training and capacity building programme for virtually impaired and hearing challenged persons across the State.

Men less likely to access HIV treatment, more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses...

On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.

I’ll give hope to physically-challenged in Nasarawa – Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said that his administration was determined and committed to prove to the people that physical-disability is not a barrier to a willing soul. The governor even described himself a disabled person.

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The village of Gorey Harbour and Mont Orgueil castle are seen in Jersey in this March 1, 2008 file photo.-Toby Melville

UK sends two navy boats to Jersey after France threatens blockade

Britain is sending two navy patrol boats to the British Channel Island of Jersey after France suggested it could cut power supplies to the island if its fishermen are not granted full access to UK fishing waters under post-Brexit trading terms.
Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo government resigns as veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso starts fourth term

The Republic of Congo's government has resigned, public television announced on Thursday, a procedural move three weeks after the central African nation's veteran leader began a new term as president.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 30 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Kwara

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested 30 internet fraud suspects, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, Kwara State.
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Bayelsa APC crisis deepens as faction opens parallel secretariat

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State yesterday took a deeper dimension with the Hon Ebierien Fala Itubor-led faction opening a new secretariat in the state capital.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands.

Mino Raiola hints at Erling Haaland sale by Borussia Dortmund this summer

Mino Raiola has suggested Borussia Dortmund may be tempted to sell Erling Haaland this summer.
The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.

Coronavirus: Third shot needed to boost immunity – BioNTech co-founder

The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.
”Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “his powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures he has taken.”

EU releases last tranche of $14.5 million to assist Nigeria rollout coronavirus vaccine

The European Union has said $14. 5 million out of the €50 million promised to the Federal Government to assist in the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine would be released this week.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Fresh fighting between Chad rebels, government forces

Government troops and rebels clashed on Thursday in a region of western Chad where president Idriss Deby Itno was killed earlier this month, a spokesperson said.
Representative Tunji Ajuloopin (APC-Kwara) has commended youths and hunters for assisting in the arrest of suspected kidnappers in his constituency.

Federal lawmaker renews call for state police as youths, hunters arrest ‘kidnap kingpin’

Representative Tunji Ajuloopin (APC-Kwara) has commended youths and hunters for assisting in the arrest of suspected kidnappers in his constituency.