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UBEC to collaborate with NCPND on children with disability

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, is to partner with the National Commission for persons with disabilities, NCPND, to improve the access and inclusion of basic education of children with disabilities.
A Palestinian firefighter participates in efforts to put out a fire at a sponge factory after it was hit by Israeli artillery shells, according to witnesses, in the northern Gaza Strip May 17, 2021. REUTERS-Ashraf Abu Amrah

Israel kills militant commander after Palestinian rocket fire, US calls for peace

Israel killed a senior Palestinian militant commander in heavy air strikes on Gaza on Monday and Islamist groups renewed rocket attacks on Israeli cities despite mounting international calls for a ceasefire.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Nigerian government’s shoot-on-sight order impedes negotiation with bandits

Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, cleric and a major negotiator in the release of abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, has said that the Federal Government’s shoot on sight order has been impeding negotiation to have the bandits lay down arms, even though he admitted that no ransom was paid for the release of the students.
Smoke and flames rise above a building during Israeli air strikes, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 17, 2021. REUTERS-Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel pounds Gaza as fighting enters second week

Israel bombed what it said were underground tunnels used by Hamas and Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages at Israeli cities as fighting spilled into a second week on Monday amid mounting international calls for a ceasefire.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Many Boko Haram commanders willing to surrender

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender and urged the federal government to use proper engagement to negotiate with the group.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiekh Gumi hosts freed Kadua college students

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday organised a reception in honour of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry, Afaka, Kaduna, who were recently freed by bandits.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar urges governors to convene national summit to save Nigeria

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku last night called on Nigerian Governors to stop waiting on the federal government to make changes that may not happen anytime soon to solve the myriad of problems bedevilling the country.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government orders schools resumption

Kano State government directed on Sunday that pupils and students should return to school on Monday, May 17 since the Eid el-Fitri holiday is over.
Palestinian demonstrators look at burning tires during a protest over tension in Jerusalem and Israel-Gaza escalation, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 16, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israel air strikes kill 42 Palestinians, rockets fired from Gaza

An Israeli air strike in Gaza destroyed several homes on Sunday, killing 42 Palestinians, including 10 children, health officials said, as militants fired rockets at Israel with no end in sight to seven days of fighting.

Senator Okorocha asks police to release two political allies

The former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday called on the Imo state commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, to release two of his political allies, Mr Ojukwu Ukonu and Mr Casmir Ugbo, who were arrested by the Anti-kidnapping department of the police.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan says he won’t use political power to punish people

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said in Benin on Sunday that he never believed in the use of temporary political office to punish people.
Heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has revealed that he’s not in the good books of his wife Paris.

Tyson Fury admits he’s in his wife’s ‘bad books’

Heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has revealed that he’s not in the good books of his wife Paris.
A member of the Palestinian Civil Defense works at a site hit by an Israeli airstrike on Rafah, amid the escalating flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence. (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Egypt opens Rafah crossing early for Palestinian travellers – sources

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing a day earlier than planned to allow the passage from Gaza of students, people needing medical treatment and other humanitarian cases, two sources at the border told Reuters on Sunday.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Afaka students were never sexually molested by bandits – parents

Disturbed by the news that freed Afaka students were sexually molested while in captivity, parents of the students have said that none of the 37 kidnapped (now freed) Afaka students was sexually or homosexually molested by the bandits.
Police in Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a midwife reportedly mishandled a woman in labour and the baby’s head was pulled off.

Why some babies cry at night – paediatrician

The issue of babies crying at night which makes parents sleepless has been worrisome to many people, especially when the baby is the first.
Nollywood actress and Director General of Lagos-based film house, ROK Studios, Mary Njoku, has stated that women are humans and not robots.

Nollywood actress: Women are not robots

Nollywood actress and Director General of Lagos-based film house, ROK Studios, Mary Njoku has stated that women are humans and not robots.
A general view of a damaged building at the site of Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 16, 2021. REUTERS-Mohammed Salem

Israel air strikes kill 26 Palestinians, rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli air strikes killed 26 Palestinians, including eight children, in Gaza early on Sunday, Gaza health officials said, and rockets were fired into Israel as hostilities stretched into a seventh day
A demonstrator shows the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as U.S. makes appeal

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar's junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops backed by artillery, a member of the group said on Sunday.

PEAC: Nigeria lost $10.3 billion to armed insurgency in 2020

The activities of banditry, Boko Haram insurgency, farmers-herdsmen conflict, separatist agitation and organised violent groups, among others, cost the federation a whopping sum of $10.3 billion in 2020, the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has disclosed.
Gbenga Omotoso

Official: Lagos government’s investment in education paying off

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s investment in the education sector has begun to yield positive result.
Streaks of light are seen from Ashkelon as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, May 15, 2021. REUTERS-Amir Cohen

Gaza conflict rages as Israeli premier says air strikes will continue

Israel pounded Gaza on Saturday, destroying a tower block that housed news media organisations, while Palestinian rocket salvoes hit Tel Aviv.
The streets of London are filled with pro-Palestinian protestors carrying flags and signs (Credits- PA)

Thousands march in London ‘Free Palestine’ protest

Thousands of protesters have marched to the Israeli embassy in London to seek immediate action by the government to end the brutal violence against Palestinians in the Gaza conflict.

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Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors to meet Wednesday over financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

Governors of the 36 states are scheduled to hold a teleconference on Wednesday to deliberate on the executive order 10 which grants financial autonomy to the state legislature and judiciary.
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who was detained by police for alleged sexual assault has been granted bail.

Baba Ijesha granted bail

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who was detained by police for alleged sexual assault has been granted bail.
Bournemouth earned a slender advantage in their Championship play-off semifinal against Brentford as Arnaut Danjuma sealed a 1-0 win in the first leg on Monday.

Bournemouth earn playoff advantage against Brentford

Bournemouth earned a slender advantage in their Championship play-off semifinal against Brentford as Arnaut Danjuma sealed a 1-0 win in the first leg on Monday.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Monday named a 33-man squad for a pre-Euro 2020 friendly with San Marino after signing a new deal with the national team that runs until June 2026.

Italy boss names pre-Euro 2020 friendly squad

Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Monday named a 33-man squad for a pre-Euro 2020 friendly with San Marino after signing a new deal with the national team that runs until June 2026.
Real Madrid have dropped to fourth place in the UEFA rankings according to a report in Diario AS.

Real Madrid set to axe 10 stars in summer

And there is likely to be no shortage of interest in some of the stars, many who have commanded multi-million pound fees.

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Despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apple will keep its mandatory mask policy in place at its US retail stores for the time being, Bloomberg reported.

Apple to ‘continue to require masks in its US retail stores’

Despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apple will keep its mandatory mask policy in place at its US retail stores for the time being, Bloomberg reported.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue seven kidnap victims in Edo

The Edo State Police Command and vigilante group on Monday rescued seven Kidnapped victims while three of the suspected abductors who engaged the police in a fierce gun duel were killed in Ahor, Benin.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Sergio Aguero to get just over half his Manchester City salary at Barcelona

Barcelona have reportedly assured the signing of Sergio Aguero for the 2021-22 season. In order to sign for Barca, the Argentine has had to considerably reduce his salary. 'The Sun' talks of a 40% reduction compared to what he gets right now at Man City.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Thailand reports new daily record of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections

Thailand hit a new daily record with the discovery of nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Kaduna strike: We were forced to shut down – TCN

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) declared a five-day warning strike with effect from May 16, 2021 in Kaduna State over sack of workers. To this end electricity supply to the state was disrupted on the morning of Sunday when the state started experiencing darkness.