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The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

NAF jets bombard bandits’ camp, kill 135 in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters said the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed several stronghold belonging to bandits and other criminals and killed 135 of them in an air raid conducted in Kastina and Zamfara states between May 20-22.
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Edo APC leaders vow to replace Governor Obaseki during primaries

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have vowed to replace the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during the primary election of the party, saying no amount of blackmail and intimidation would cow them into submission.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki accuses Adams Oshiomhole of violating coronavirus rules

The Edo State Government has said that the state’s former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has continued to violate directives to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and cause crisis in the state by organizing political gatherings through the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM).
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Edo completes 30-bed health facility

The Edo State Government, on Thursday in Benin, said it had completed a 30-bed facility, with 15 ventilators and other important equipment to treat COVID-19 patients in the state.

DSS seizes 1,207 bags of rice, others in Adamawa

In its move to ensure the success of federal government’s diversification of Nigeria’s economy from oil to agriculture based, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS) initiated a robust anti-smuggling drive.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari’s speech on coronavirus pandemic — full text

From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria converts youth service camps, stadia to isolation centres

The Federal Government says four stadia in the country will be used as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Military destroy over 40 bandit camps, rescue 22 kidnap victims in Zamfara

No fewer than 40 bandits camps were destroyed by a coordinated military operation around Sunke and Bagega general area in Anka local government area of Zamfara.
Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia.

French cardinal resigns over failure to report ‘sex abuse’ case

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who failed to report an alleged pedophile priest, the Catholic Church in Lyon said Friday.

Edo development rests on Adams Oshiomhole’s foundation – APC aspirant

Hon. Omo Osagie, former Oredo Local Government Chairman, on Tuesday said that governors would perform in Edo State because of the good foundation laid by former governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as yet to be identified thugs set ablaze the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area.

Edo APC crisis: Adams Oshiomhole’s rally venue set ablaze

The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as yet to be identified thugs set ablaze the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area.

Edo guber: Anselm Ojezua inaugurates membership mobilization committee

Ahead of the governorship election in Edo state later this year, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday inaugurated a mobilisation committee for the membership drive.
This is the first time Sonny Bill Williams has publicly voiced his opposition to China’s treatment of the Uyghur people. Alex Pantling-Getty Images

Rugby superstar attacks China over muslim Uighurs

New Zealand rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams followed Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in criticising China’s treatment of its Uighur minority Monday, while lamenting that some had chosen money over “humanity”.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Edo governor to launch oil palm initiative

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has concluded plans to launch the Edo Oil Palm Initiative, with the state’s donation of 51 hectares of land to kickstart the scheme.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: We’ll continue to pursue peace

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to explore all avenue in resolving the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Governor Obaseki: We’ll continue to work for Edo people

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that his government will continue to deliver on the mandate of building a total society that caters to the collective needs for the greatest number of people in the state.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

‘Daughters of Chibok’ screens at 76th Venice Film Festival

‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

UNIMAID don knocks federal government’s rehabilitation programme for Northeast

Professor Ibrahim Umara of the University of Maiduguri has criticized the federal government’s rehabilitation and resettlement agenda for the northeast, describing it as Eurocentric ideology not applicable to the northeast situation.

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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano clarifies on ongoing work at Sani Abatcha isolation centre

Kano State Government on Tuesday said the delay in the early completion of the Sani Abacha Stadium (SAS) Isolation Centre was necessitated by the review of the project initial plan.
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UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.

Nnamdi Kanu: No sit-at home for Biafrans from 27th to 30th of May

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday advised Biafrans to dedicate three days to pray for her fallen heroes.
The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' historical cooperation, the foreign ministry said.

Tanzania summons US official over coronavirus warning

The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' "historical cooperation", the foreign ministry said.
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has declared he doesn’t care what anyone says, willing he has the belief of his team-mates, manager and fans after scoring a brace in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round.

Manchester United manager gives update on Odion Ighalo’s future

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said no agreement has been reached between United and Shanghai Shenhua over Odion Ighalo’s loan extension.