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CBN governor: CACOVID’s relief support hits N25 billion

The efforts by the private sector Coalition Against Covid-19 led to the provision of N25bn relief materials to affected households, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: APC has taken Nigeria back by 50 years

Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the country 50 years back owing to its “abysmal performance”.
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.

Coup d’etat: Roberts Clark owes Nigerians apology, should be charged for treason – Comrade...

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Roberts Clark, should not only apologise to Nigerians but also be charged for treason for calling for military to takeover in Nigeria.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Bologna boss: It will be hard for Jose Mourinho at AS Roma

“I am happy because [his return] is a good thing for Italian football. He has charisma and personality, but Roma can be challenging. We’ll see what happens,” Mihajlovic said at a press conference.
Manchester United executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has promised the board will become “better listeners” in light of recent supporter protests.

Joel Glazer writes open letter to Manchester United supporters

Last weekend’s Premier League clash with Liverpool had to be postponed due to protests in and around Old Trafford against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club and their recent involvement in plans for a European Super League.
WhatsApp’s explanation of what “limited functionality” will mean for users.

WhatsApp relaxes deadline for accepting its new privacy policy

In a new statement posted on its website, WhatsApp says users won’t lose any functionality if they fail to accept its new privacy policy by May 15th. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update,” the FAQ now reads.
Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.

Voters flock to British premier’s party as Labour loses northeast stronghold

Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.
Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, has said it is against military takeover of any kind. In a statement, National Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Jare Ajayi, described military intervention in government as a curse.

Afenifere: We’ll not support military takeover

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, has said it is against military takeover of any kind.

Maritime stakeholders back suspension of NPA boss

Some maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Friday, backed the Federal Government’s suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), saying it had the right to hire and fire anyone in its establishment.
The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.

NIS rescues 33 human trafficking victims in Katsina border communities

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move

Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong lauds NAF for establishing search, rescue base in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong has commended the Nigerian Airforce for establishing a search and rescue base in Plateau State.
Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.

Arsenal set for complete overhauling, close in on £43 million move

Arsenal are set for a busy summer in the transfer market as Mikel Arteta looks to better the Gunners’ underwhelming season this time out, and the north London side are being linked several names.
Jill Mortimer of Conservative Party waits at Mill House Leisure Centre as ballots are being counted, in Hartlepool, Britain May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Lee Smith

British premier’s party sweeps to victory in bellwether election

Britain's ruling Conservative Party won a new seat in parliament on Friday, sweeping aside the incumbent Labour Party with a victory in the northern English town of Hartlepool that tightens its grip on traditional Labour-voting areas.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.
"The security forces are thoroughly sweeping the operational area. Most of the prisoners are in the hands of the gendarmerie (police) and are being well-treated. The enemy is fleeing," Defence Minister Brahim Daoud Yaya told a news conference.

Chad rebels ‘fleeing’ – defence minister

Rebels who launched an offensive in northern Chad, sparking clashes that claimed the life of veteran president Idriss Deby Itno, are in flight, the country's new defence minister said on Thursday.
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.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House asks federal government to suspend upcoming census exercise

Following the ravaging insecurity in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government to suspend the upcoming census exercise until security improved.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Popular US singer and rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has announced the change of his middle name.

Diddy changes middle name

Popular US singer and rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has announced the change of his middle name.
The Vice Chancellor (V-C) of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Wednesday said that his administration would be targeting to complete 100 projects in its first 100 days in office.

FUOYE vice chancellor promises to deliver 100 projects in first 100 days in office

The Vice Chancellor (V-C) of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Wednesday said that his administration would be targeting to complete 100 projects in its first 100 days in office.

Nigerian farmers urged to do cluster farming, hire security

A United Nations consultant, Dr. Patrick Tolani has called on farmers in Southwest to embark on cluster farming to check herders from grazing on their farms.

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FILE PHOTO - Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan, inspects a guard of honour by the Kenya Defence Forces at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Tanzanian president ditches predecessor’s rejection of masks

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Friday stressed the importance of face masks in fighting COVID-19, ditching one of the most controversial policies of her late coronavirus-sceptic predecessor.
FILE PHOTO - Stickers that are given to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 12, 2021. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

How the U.S. locked up vaccine materials other nations urgently need

To fight the pandemic at home, the United States gave its own vaccine manufacturers priority access to American-made materials needed to make the shots.

WCQ: Ghana wary of South Africa after Hugo Broos appointment

Veteran Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong believes South Africa's Bafana Bafana will be a hard nut to crack for the Black Stars following the former's appointment of renowned Belgian coach Hugo Broos as tactician.
A demonstrator takes part in a protest demanding government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequalities in the health and education systems, in Bogota, Colombia May 6, 2021. REUTERS-Luisa Gonzalez-File Photo

Cuba protests diplomat’s expulsion from Colombia amid protests

Communist-run Cuba called in Colombia's ambassador on Friday to protest the expulsion of one of its diplomats from the Andean country amid a wave of violent protests against its right-wing government.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: My relationship with Yobe governor cordial

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said his relationship with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, remained cordial.

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab wears a protective mask during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels, Belgium April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Pool

Britain: G7 to consider mechanism to counter Russian ‘propaganda’

The Group of Seven richest countries will look at a proposal to build a rapid response mechanism to counter Russian "propaganda" and disinformation, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Reuters.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA: No genetically-modified beans or fruits on sale in Nigeria

The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has said there is no genetically modified beans or fruits on sale in Nigerian market.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Anambra election: APC has not anointed any aspirant – caretaker committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Ndi Anambra, party members and stakeholders to discard the speculation that the national leadership of the party has anointed an aspirant to emerge the party’s standard-bearers for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.
FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa’s coronavirus inoculation drive

When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
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.

Two killed as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were on Thursday feared dead at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State when armed robbers attacked a bullion van on the road.