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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Governor Tambuwal adviser’s son detained over rape video circulation

The son of the Special Adviser to the Sokoto State Governor on Social Investment, Alhaji Hayatu Tafida, has been detained by the police.
British actor Henry Cavill has expressed his interest in becoming the next James Bond now that the role is open after Daniel Craig finished his last Bond movie.

Henry Cavill: I would love to play James Bond

British actor Henry Cavill has expressed his interest in becoming the next James Bond now that the role is open after Daniel Craig finished his last Bond movie.

CSCS sensitizes financial market stakeholders on cyber-security

Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Nigeria’s capital market infrastructure, is ramping up its cyber-security advocacy as it sensitizes financial market participants on rising rate of cybercrime.
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 government denies taking $359 million loan from AfDB

Plateau State government has denied the allegation of taking $350m African Development Bank, AfDB loan saying such allegation is frivolous as the government only took $11.2 million of which, 70% of the amount is being committed to infrastructure, 20% to capacity building and 10% for project management.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

House of Reps meet NLC, TUC over planned strike

The House of Representatives has waded into the crisis between the Federal Government and the organised labour over the recent hikes in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff.
Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo, is currently in mourning as his father has died of colon cancer.

David Oyelowo’s father dies of colon cancer

The Selma actor took to his verified Instagram page to announce the death of his father. Eulogizing his father, the actor simply said, “My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely Daddy.”
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Nigeria receives ‘smart testing booths’ for virus sample collection from Korea

The Federal Government has received three (3) Smart Walk-through testing Booths for COVID-19 sample collection, donated by the Republic of Korea to fast-track the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF warns against neglect of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
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NPopC: 57% of Nigerian children under-5 years don’t have birth certificates

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) observed on Monday in Awka, Anambra State capital, that the birth of about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under five years of age was not registered and, therefore, do not have birth certificates.

Edo election: ADP commends voters for defying intimidation, electing their choice candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has commended the Edo State electorates, for their doggedness in defending their State from intruders, who planned to play god, by instructing them on who not to vote for.
The products come in different brands. They include Air Doctor, Virus Buster, and Personal Air Sanitiser. They also come in different colours such as red, green and blue, newsmen can report.

NAFDAC disowns Air Doctor, other ‘virus blockers’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has disowned Air Doctor and other products that are marketed as capable of blocking COVID-19 from infecting the wearers.

Motorists decry deplorable roads in Southern Kaduna

Motorists and other road users in Jema’a, Sanga, Kaura and Jaba Local Government Areas in the South of Kaduna State, have decried the deplorable state of roads in their locality.
Frank Lampard says he regrets the language he used during his touchline row with Jurgen Klopp during Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Frank Lampard insists he has ‘respect’ for Jurgen Klopp despite jibes

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he has “huge respect” for Jurgen Klopp despite his stormy relationship with the Liverpool boss.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Brazilian government backing Neymar in racism row

Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.
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Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.

Rangers boss expects Leon Balogun to be ready for Europa clash with Gilbratar

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.

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In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

#EndSARS: Enugu government imposes curfew in three local councils

Following the escalation of the #EndSARS protests in Enugu, the Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has imposed 24-hour curfew in Enugu metropolis, made up of three local government councils.

Hoodlums vandalise FRSC Lagos office – official

Some hoodlums on Wednesday stormed the Lagos Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ojodu where they vandalised and set ablaze several patrol vehicles.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the warm up before the match as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dave Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Pep Guardiola hopes to lure Eric Garcia into staying at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola hopes he can convince Eric Garcia to stay at Manchester City after handing the Spain international a start in Wednesday’s Champions League victory over Porto.
Daniel Obi-Enadhuze has narrated how his elder brother, Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze, was killed.

#EndSARS: Thugs killed my brother – Daniel Obi-Enadhuze

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel, younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at Makinde police barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

#EndSARS: Abia governor appeals to youths to sheathe sword

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has called on the protesting youths in the state to sheathe their swords and allow the government time to redress their grievances.