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Mali opposition supporters rally as France warns ruling junta

Supporters of Mali's M5 opposition movement staged a rally on Friday, with the group poised to join the government following the crisis-stricken country's second coup in nine months.

Anambra, FCT polls: INEC warns against conduct of sham party primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties to avoid the conduct of acrimonious and skewed primary elections in the forthcoming Anambra Guber and FCT Area Council elections.

Obadiah Mailafia: President Buhari failed woefully in economy, security, anti-corruption fight

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari failed woefully in managing the economy, the security challenges of the country as well as in his anti-graft fight.
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ASUU blames ex pro-chancellor for botched LASU VC selection process

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Lagos State University (LASU), has blamed the immediate past Pro-Chancellor and chairman of Governing Council of the institution, Professor Adebayo Ninalowo, for the bothed selection process of a new vice chancellor.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023: Kogi governor tackles ‘zoning’ advocates

Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday tackled those who have been insisting on observance of zoning for choosing the next president of Nigeria.
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21 Federal civil service directors fail permanent secretary exams

Twenty-one directors in the Federal Civil Service have failed the written examinations set for the appointment of the vacant permanent secretaries.

JAMB: 160,617 candidates wrote 2021 mock UTME

A total of 160,617 candidates have written the 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which took place on Thursday in 777 centres across the country.

Kingsley Moghalu: I will rescue Nigerians from hopelessness, poverty

Having contested and lost in the 2019 presidential elections, which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power for the second term, the former presidential candidate of Young People’s Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, yesterday declared his interest to contest again in the 2023 presidential election.
Presidential hopeful Cristiana Chamorro, who seeks to challenge longtime President Daniel Ortega in the national elections in November, leaves the Nicaragua Attorney General of the Republic office after the government announced a money laundering investigation against her, in Managua, Nicaragua May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Herrera

Nicaragua orders arrest of opposition leader, police enter home

Nicaraguan police entered the home of opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro on Wednesday after prosecutors sought her arrest for money laundering and other crimes, according to judicial authorities and television footage.
The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has disowned the former national Chairman of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze, describing him as an impostor who is hell bent at fomenting crisis in the party.

Lagos council poll: Action Alliance conducts primaries

The Action Alliance (AA) in Lagos State on Wednesday conducted its primary election to choose its chairmanship and councillorship flag-bearers in the forthcoming Local Government Election in the state.
Presidential candidate Isaac Herzog shakes hands with Yariv Levin, Speaker of the Knesset, during a special session of the Knesset whereby Israeli lawmakers elect a new president, at the plenum in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Former centre-left politician Isaac Herzog elected Israel’s president

Israel’s parliament on Wednesday elected former centre-left politician Isaac Herzog as the country’s president, a role that is largely ceremonial but also meant to promote unity among ethnic and religious groups.
Yair Lapid, head of the centrist Yesh Atid party, delivers a statement to the press before the party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem May 31, 2021. Debbie Hill-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Yair Lapid enlists Benny Gantz, moves closer to unseating Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's opposition leader moved closer to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday after agreeing terms with several parties, including one led by Defence Minister Benny Gantz, for a proposed new government, a spokesman said.
Pan African Parliament members gather in groups inside the house following its postponement in Midrand, Johannesburg on 1 June 2021.

Pan-African Parliament suspended indefinitely after days of chaos delays presidency vote

PAP Secretariat spokesperson Jeffrey Onganga confirmed the suspension. He said the suspension is indefinite and a date would be confirmed at a later stage. The session was supposed to run from 21 May to 4 June.
Liverpool have congratulated Steven Gerrard after the Rangers were confirmed Scottish Premiership champions.

Steven Gerrard considered for Everton job after Carlo Ancelotti’s departure

The Daily Star says the Everton board are considering appointing Liverpool icon Steven as their next permanent boss following the departure of Ancelotti who left for Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon.

NANS: Thousands of candidates may miss 2021 UTME

Kaduna State Chapter of the apex students union in the country, the National Association of Nigerian Students has raised concern that thousands of candidates may be disenfranchised from taking part in this year’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination due to hitches in their NIN/Profile code.

Kingsley Moghalu: Why I will run for president in 2023

Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has highlighted reasons he will contest in the 2023 presidential election.

Amnesty: Protesters deserve to be heard, not shot at

A global rights group, Amnesty International, has faulted the shooting of tear gas at the Convener of Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, during a rally in Abuja yesterday.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Supreme court victory: Comrade Oshiomhole congratulates Governor Obaseki

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, over his victory at the Supreme Court.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor: I have not anointed anybody to succeed me in 2023

Mr Wike, who vowed to resist “any cabal” within and outside the state from imposing his successor on the people, said his administration has built nine flyovers in two years and will award contract for the construction of a tenth one at Tank Junction, Rumukurushi in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (Right) and APC governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,

Edo election: Osagie Ize-Iyamu congratulates Godwin Obaseki over Supreme Court verdict

Chief Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the 2020 Governorship Election in Edo on Monday congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the Supreme Court.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Barr. Festus Daumiebi has dismissed insinuations of a rift between the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and the Governorship candidate of the party in the 2020 election Chief David Lyon.

Bayelsa APC chieftain: No rift between Timipre Sylva, David Lyon

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Barr. Festus Daumiebi has dismissed insinuations of a rift between the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and the Governorship candidate of the party in the 2020 election Chief David Lyon.

JAMB: No further extension of closing date for 2021 UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will no longer extend the closing date for candidates registering for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) applications.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

USAID awards $500K co-investment grant to boost agric in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced that it has awarded a $500,000 (N205 million) co-investment grant through its West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade hub) to PYXERA Global to boost Nigeria’s agricultural systems and food security pursuit.

JAMB 2021 UTME commences nationwide

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Saturday commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country, with first batch of candidates sitting for the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination.

Appeal Court upholds Ondo governor’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting ìn Akure Wednesday declared that the appeal filed by the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede, against the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal that upheld the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Oluwatotimi Akeredolu’, in the October 10, 2020 poll, lacked merit.

Togolese farmer attacks 16-year-old pastoralist in Kwara

A Togolese farmer based in Owode, Asa local government area of Kwara State, Kosi Salisu (45), has attacked a 16-year-old pastoralist, Umar Abdullahi, inflicting injuries on his head and stomach.