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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing their Order of the Garter robes, ride in an open-topped carriage to Windsor Castle following the Garter Ceremony, June 18, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor stops United Igbo community meeting

The Rivers Government on Friday asked security agencies to stop a general meeting of United Igbo Community scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of State

Mozambique appeals for support in dealing with insurgents after attack on Palma

Mozambique has told the international community what support it needs to deal with an Islamic State-linked insurgency, but for reasons of sovereignty it will tackle some aspects of the problem unassisted, its president said on Wednesday.

Mozambique army says town attacked by insurgents is now secure

The town in northern Mozambique that was attacked by Islamic State-linked insurgents in late March is now secure after the military killed a “significant number” of militants and cleared one final area, an army spokesman said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

67 Security agents killed in Southeast, South-South in 3 months

No fewer than 67 security agents, comprising the police, Navy and prison wardens, have been killed by gunmen in the South East and South South since December last year.

Mozambique army claims militants killed in battle

Mozambique's military said on Sunday a "significant" number of militants had been killed during a battle over a key northern town and gas hub captured by the Islamic State (ISIS) last month.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor: Killing of security operatives portend danger

Worried by the increasing spate of insecurity which has resulted in the death of many security operatives in Anambra State in recent time, Governor Willie Obiano warned, yesterday, that the development portends great danger.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor: I will not abandon families of slain policemen

Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, has assured the families of the policemen killed during an attack on Prof Charles Soludo that government would not abandon them.
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 governor: We rely on the leadership of Jesus Christ in our administration

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has attributed the successes of his administration on his strict reliance on the leadership of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare: Those opposing restructuring are enemies of Nigeria

Serving overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, said that those opposing the restructuring of Nigeria, are enemies of the country.
Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 4, 2021. Filippo Monteforte-Pool via REUTERS

Easter message: Pope slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

UK sanctions Chris Oyakhilome over ‘harmful sermon’ on coronavirus, 5G network

Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £125,000 on Loveworld Limited after a programme broadcast on its religious service Loveworld Television Network featured inaccurate and potentially harmful claims about the Coronavirus without providing adequate protection for viewers.
Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

More than 90 killed in Myanmar in one of bloodiest days of protests

Security forces killed more than 90 people across Myanmar on Saturday in one of the bloodiest days of protests since a military coup last month, news reports and witnesses said.
Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

More than 60 protesters killed in Myanmar on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 64 people - including a young boy - on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, even as the ruling junta’s leader said the military would protect the people and strive for democracy.
Demonstrators hold flags as they sit on motorcycles during a protest in Launglone, Dawei district, Myanmar March 26, 2021. Dawei Watch via REUTERS

Sixteen protesters killed in Myanmar on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 16 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor: We’re creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has stated that his administration will continue to create an enabling environment for all business owners to thrive in the state.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: Decision to allow hijab use taken in good faith

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says his government took the decision allowing the use of hijab in public schools in good faith.
President of EL-Buba Outreach Ministries, Prophet Isa El-Buba, has said there are demonic Fulani sent to destroy Nigeria, urging the Church to intensify prayers and speak with one voice.

Prophet el-Buba: There are demonic Fulani sent to destroy Nigeria

His words: “I don’t have anything against the Fulani because I am one myself. My grandmother is Fulani. I have Fulani blood in my veins. But I can tell you that there are demonic Fulani who have been sent to destroy this country. There are sane Fulani. But I am saying there are demonic Fulani who have been sent to destroy Nigeria.”
FILE PHOTO - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 10, 2021. UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Handout via REUTERS

Russian envoy says UK nuclear arms plan is illegal

Russia’s ambassador to Britain has accused the UK government of breaking its international treaty commitments with a plan to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal and said the political relationship between Moscow and London is “nearly dead”.

Iran releases footage of Revolutionary Guards ‘missile city’ base

A report on state TV described the base as a “missile city” and showed rows of what looked like missiles in a depot with cement walls. It did not give any details on its location.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania denies President Magufuli sick with coronavirus

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, two officials said on Friday, after reports that he had been flown to Kenya and then India in a critical condition with COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari deploys 6,000 soldiers to Zamfara to restore peace

The Federal Government has approved the deployment of additional 6000 Soldiers to Zamfara in an effort to bring lasting peace to the state.

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A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Firm offers solution to gridlock, port congestion

A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Mino Raiola wants Erling Haaland to be 1st £1 millon-a-week player

Mino Raiola is determined to make Erling Haaland the first £1 million-a-week player.
Training nurse Sari Roos prepares a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to teach her air bubble technique in Laakso hospital in Helsinki, Finland March 11, 2021. Picture taken March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

Israeli study: South African coronavirus variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.
The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

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Lagos agency gives building occupants seven-day evacuation notice

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has cordoned off a distressed three-storey building in Oshodi with a seven-day evacuation ultimatum on traders and residents to save lives.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Amnesty: Russia may be ‘slowly’ killing Alexey Navalny

Alexey Navalny, the prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is imprisoned in conditions that amount to torture and may slowly be killing him, human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook converts Menlo Park headquarters into vaccination site

Reuters reports that the company would be joining the government effort to speed up the vaccination drive in the United States.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

2023: Asiwaju Tinubu deserves to be president – Afenifere leader

The former leader of the socio-political group, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Peter Powell-REUTERS

Bruno Fernandes: Manchester United ‘made for trophies’, semis not enough

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his side are “made to win trophies” and has urged them to hurdle the semifinal barrier in cup competitions to finally get their hands on the silverware which they all crave.