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Court remands policeman for ‘killing’ teenager

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the remand of a policeman, Johnson Samanja, accused of shooting a 19-year-old boy to death in October last year.
Pope Francis meets Abdullah Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy whose dead body was found washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015, in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Vatican Media-Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets father of drowned Syrian boy

Pope Francis on Sunday met the father of Alan Kurdi, the boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach six years ago became an image of the suffering of Syrians trying to escape war.
FILE PHOTO - Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, clash with security forces in Dakar, Senegal, March 5, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra-File Photo

Senegal shuts schools amid violent unrest

Schools in Senegal will shut until March 15, the education ministry said on Sunday, after days of violent protests that have paralyzed parts of the capital Dakar and are expected to continue next week.

Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones – Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said on Sunday that it destroyed 10 armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia, state television channels reported.

Two men remanded over alleged kidnapping of five-year-old boy

The Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Kamolideen Baale, 28, and Tunde Tawa, 26, over the alleged kidnapping of their neighbour’s five-year-old boy.
Humaira Mustapha, whose 2 daughters were kidnapped by gunmen at the Government Girls Secondary School, cries at her home, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls.

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.
José Mourinho felt compelled to apologise to Eric Dier after substituting him after just 29 minutes of Tottenham’s 4-2 Champions League win over Olympiakos, which ensured the club’s qualification for the last 16 of the competition.

Tottenham ace denies Jose Mourinho’s confidence crisis claim

Tottenham defender Eric Dier has rejected Jose Mourinho’s claim that he is suffering from a dramatic loss of confidence.
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

‘Baby factory’ discovered in Russia, four arrested

The woman was artificially inseminated in Cambodia, gave birth in Russia in April 2020 and left her baby with the men, according to officials, who said she returned to Kazakhstan and received 13,000 dollars for the sale of the boy.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign man for ‘abducting’ four-year-old boy

The Police in Osun, on Thursday, arraigned a 38-year-old man, Odedoyin Idowu, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 4-year-old boy.
Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli says the club is not expecting Victor Osimhen to return to action again this year.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles boss hopes Victor Osimhen will be fit for Nigeria games

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr is hoping Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will be fit enough to feature for his side in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Rangers Boss Steven Gerrard was full of praise for Joe Aribo after he put in another strong performance against Dundee United in the Sottish topflight.

Joe Aribo: I had to put in extra training to make a difference

The Nigerian international produced a spectacular seventh goal of his campaign to assist the Rangers ’ push closer to the title with a convincing victory over Dundee United.
Kylian Mbappé has told Paris Saint-Germain he intends to leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 season.

How Chelsea turned down Kylian Mbappe at 13

Kylian Mbappe could easily have joined Chelsea for free if the club had been more adventurous but he was turned down at the age of 13.
FILE PHOTO - A man walks by near a cellular tower in the municipality of Guadalupe, Mexico July 6, 2020. REUTERS-Daniel Becerril

Kidnap capital Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

A plan by Mexican lawmakers to put millions of cell phone users’ data in a biometric registry, billed as a tool to fight kidnapping and extortion, has sparked a backlash from telecoms companies and rights groups who warn it could lead to stolen data and higher costs.
Real Sociedad winger Adnan Januzaj says he has nothing to prove to Manchester United ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash.

Adnan Januzaj: I’ve nothing to prove to Manchester United

Januzaj shot to wonderkid status after breaking into David Moyes’ side during the 2013-14 season aged 18, but Louis van Gaal’s appointment a year later saw the Belgian’s momentum stall, before he finally jetted to Spain in 2017.

Driver in court for allegedly causing death of 8-year-old boy

A 29-year-old driver, Chidi Ebena, who allegedly drove in a reckless manner and caused the death of an eight-year-old boy, on Thursday, appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.

Envy led my wife to poison her step-son – husband

Before the unfortunate incident, the family was living harmoniously. Mariam, who is a senior wife, from Benin in Edo State came to participate in the younger wife’s graduation ceremony after completing her apprenticeship in hairdressing.
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Juventus identify Cristiano Ronaldo qualities in Folarin Balogun

Italian giants Juventus say they have identified some qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo in Nigeria born Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun.
After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.

Super Eagles star comes under fire over performance in Russia

After a bright start, Chidera Ejuke has now come under heavy fire at Russian club CSKA Moscow with an agent branding him “a complete failure”.
Rangers new boy Nnamdi Ofoborh says he can’t wait to get a crack at the Champions League with Steven Gerrard’s side next season.

Nnamdi Oforboh reveals Rangers Champions League dream

Rangers are on the verge of clinching their first league title in a decade which means Ofoborh and his new team-mates will have crucial Champions League qualifiers to look forward to in July.

Imo polytechnic students battle landlord, caretaker over death of colleague

Students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo state, have intensified moves to shut down Ezinwanne lodge, after a first year student of building technology, Anthony Chinweotito Emmanuel, was alleged to have been beaten by his caretaker, one Daniel Okufuwa, into coma and subsequently died in the hospital after five days.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Djibril Cisse: I see Kylian Mbappe at Liverpool

Kylian Mbappe can turn Liverpool into "the best team in the world" according to Djibril Cisse, who thinks the Paris Saint-Germain star could easily end up joining the Reds.
West Ham boss David Moyes won't rule out a permanent deal for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.

West Ham boss won’t rule out permanent deal for Jesse Lingard

West Ham boss David Moyes won't rule out a permanent deal for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.

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MacKenzie Scott has married Dan Jewett.

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife gets remarried to children’s teacher

Mackenzie Scott, former wife of American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher, Dan Jewett, at her children’s school.
A woman shows a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

EU preparing sanctions on Myanmar military businesses

The European Union is preparing to widen its sanctions on Myanmar’s armed forces to target businesses they run, in protest at the Feb. 1 military coup, according to diplomats and two internal documents seen by Reuters.
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NADDC partners Coscharis, Solidworks on software for automotive design

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) collaborates Coscharis Ttechnologies limited, distribution channel partners of Dassault Systemes Solidworks, a software firm to train 18 youths from the southeast on software for automotive design.
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, says he stands by the call for a Christian president to emerge in 2023.

Lokoja-Abuja Road: Shame of a Nation – CAN president

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Ayokunle, has slammed the federal government for its inability to complete the 200km Abuja-Lokoja highway that has been under construction since 15 years ago.
Cataract has been identified as the leading cause of blindness in Taraba state.

Ophthalmologist: Cataract leading cause of blindness in Taraba

An Ophthalmologist who practices in the state, Dr. Gideon Avar, spoke Monday, at the grand opening of a private eye treatment facility, Nobis VIP eye clinic, in Jalingo, the state capital.

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Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, convicted Komolafe Ololade Olajide and Olaniyi Joshua Omobolaji for fraudulent impersonation.

Two fraudsters convicted, forfeit luxury cars in Abeokuta

Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, convicted Komolafe Ololade Olajide and Olaniyi Joshua Omobolaji for fraudulent impersonation.
Tiger Woods is “in good spirits” after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Report: Tiger Woods told cops he didn’t remember driving

Tiger Woods told responding deputies to his single-vehicle crash last week that he did not know how the accident happened and didn’t remember driving, USA Today reported Thursday.

Gunmen abduct travellers in Osun

Two unidentified travellers in Osun State have been kidnapped in Wasinmi, on the Ife-Ibadan expressway.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court justice dies few days to retirement

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, is dead. He died few days to his retirement from the bench of the apex court.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace resumes Accra flights March 15, set for Ilorin services

The spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this, stated that the Lagos-Accra flight will depart daily at 07:00hrs while the Accra-Lagos flight will depart at 07:40hrs.