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Sallah: Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has pardoned 17 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state.

Katsina youths decry NPA chief’s suspension

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change, has condemned the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, describing it as unlawful and unconstitutional.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Fitr: Police deploy 4,500 personnel in Nasarawa

The Police Command in Nasarawa says it has deployed 4,500 personnel to ensure hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

PDP: Robbery attempt in Aso Rock shows President Buhari can’t secure Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party says the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock on Monday shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

EU says willing to give AstraZeneca more time for vaccine deliveries

The European Union is willing to see its COVID-19 vaccine contract with AstraZeneca fulfilled three months later than agreed, providing the company delivers 120 million doses by the end of June, a lawyer representing the bloc said on Tuesday.

Ohanaeze: Igbos have so much in Lagos, can’t think of attacking it

Reacting to the said intelligent reports that members of IPOB are planning to unleash mayhem in some parts of Lagos State, Chief Everest Ozonweke the secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos reassured that “Ndigbo are not violent people nor are we known with act of violence.
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Nigerian government, governors table revenue-sharing model to end financial autonomy dispute

The federal government and governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed on a revenue-sharing formula to resolve the raging dispute over the full implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries and legislatures.
Japanese infectious disease specialist Atsuo Hamada wants to see the Olympics happen in Tokyo this summer, but admits if they were being held anywhere else, he’d probably support a cancellation.

Petition to cancel Tokyo Olympics receives 200,000 signatures online

A petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic has received more than 200,000 signatures in two days.
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

UEFA confirm sanctions after nine clubs renounce Super League

AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will have 5% of their European competition revenue withheld for one season – following their roles in the breakaway league.

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister underperforming political parties.
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 voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
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 lauds military, security operatives for rescuing kidnapped student

Governor Simon Lalong has lauded the military for rescuing, Mr Kelvin Eze, a student of the King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police warn against unlawful gathering, protest in Osun

The Police Command in Osun has warned residents in the state against any unlawful gathering or protest over the rising cases of insecurity and food prices.
Manchester United fans protest outside Old Trafford

Manchester United release official club statement over Sunday protests

The Red Devils were due to play Liverpool in the Premier League, but protestors eventually entering the stadium pre-game caused the game to be postponed.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, wants ECOWAS court to declare NBC broadcasting code illegal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and twenty-four concerned Nigerians have sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “the arbitrary use of the NBC Act and broadcasting code to target, harass, sanction, and fine independent television and radio stations in Nigeria, and to restrict Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.”
FILE PHOTO - Apple logo is seen on the Apple store at The Marche Saint Germain in Paris, France July 15, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

EU accuses Apple of App Store antitrust violations after Spotify complaint

The European Commission is issuing antitrust charges against Apple over concerns about the company’s App Store practices. The Commission has found that Apple has broken EU competition rules with its App Store policies, following an initial complaint from Spotify back in 2019.
Mauritanian's former president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Thursday said he was being persecuted in an inquiry for alleged corruption, but ruled out fleeing abroad.

Mauritanian ex-president lashes out over corruption probe

Mauritanian's former president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Thursday said he was being persecuted in an inquiry for alleged corruption, but ruled out fleeing abroad.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

IPC: NBC’s threat on Channels TV unacceptable

The International Press Centre (IPC) has rejected the decision of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction Channels Television for interviewing the spokesman of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), during the broadcast of its ‘Politics Today’ programme on Sunday April 25, 2021.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

NBC: Channels TV apologises for breach of broadcasting code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday said Channels Television has apologised over its infraction of the broadcasting code.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

WAMELA threatens legal action against Nigerian government over Channels TV ‘suspension’

The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC donates multi million naira science equipment to 46 secondary schools in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated science equipment to some selected schools in the Niger Delta region.
Bukola Saraki

Eid-El-Fitri: Senator Saraki greets Muslims, urges prayer for Nigeria

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and across the world on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting and the consequent Eid-El-Fitri festival.
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola: Don’t compare Premier League tie with Champions League final

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.
Light illuminates Mount Everest, during sunset in Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest region, November 30, 2015. REUTERS-Navesh Chitrakar-File Photo

Marco Alonso: Sergio Aguero’s flop gave us another life

“In the second half, we were playing great and controlling the game. We had our chances, even a disallowed goal, so of course we believed. The team is doing great and we need to keep working hard because the best is still to come.”
Ejike Mbaka

Father Mbaka clears DSS of his predicament, gets one month suspension

Controversial Catholic Church preacher and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has absolved the Department of State Services (DSS) from his supposed disappearance.