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Pope Francis arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Canada school discovery

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and culture of native peoples.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister: It’ll take Nigeria 50 years to recover from civil war

Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has warned Nigerians from war mongering, insisting that any war would take the country 50 years to recover from its consequences.

Senator Wamakko: South East, South-South leaders tacitly support secessionists

Former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has accused South East and South-South leaders of giving tacit support to secessionists in the two regions.

WFP: More than 20% in Sudan face acute hunger

The World Food Program is warning that 21% of Sudan’s 40 million population faces acute hunger and will need emergency assistance between June and September, when food stocks are lowest.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Minister: Yoruba nation agitators are foolish

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday said those leading and supporting agitation for the Yoruba Nation are foolish saying “they should consider the consequences of war.”
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Nigerian government assures parents of security in unity colleges as 77, 000 sit for...

The Federal Government has assured parents of adequate security in the 110 unity schools across the country, saying the colleges are more secured than most schools.

Northern group holds protest in Abuja, demands referendum

A group of women under the aegis of the Amalgamation of Northern Women Associations, on Saturday, demanded a referendum to allow Biafran agitators to chose whether or not to remain in Nigeria.
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NDLEA seizes Tramadol, Diazepam capsules meant for insurgents

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it seized 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam in Lagos meant for delivery to insurgents in Borno.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis arrives to lead Holy Rosary prayer in Vatican gardens to end the month of May, at the Vatican, May 31, 2021. Filippo Monteforte-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope meets Canadian cardinals after indigenous school scandal

Pope Francis met with both Vatican-based Canadian cardinals on Saturday as their country reels from the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former school for indigenous students run by the Catholic Church.

Chinese scientists developing inhalable coronavirus vaccine

Chinese state media report that scientists are developing an inhalable, fine-mist COVID-19 vaccine. The Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccine for expanded clinical trials and is applying for emergency use of the vaccine.
The suspects have been identified as Linus Owalo, Godswill Steven and Chinasa Orji.

Ex-soldiers: We trained 4,400 IPOB militias after Nnamdi Kanu promised us rank of General...

Operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team have arrested three dismissed soldiers, who allegedly partook in the training of 4,400 members of the Eastern Security Network for the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada May 25, 2021. REUTERS-Blair Gable

Canada’s premier blasts Catholic Church for ignoring role in indigenous schools

The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its role in running many of Canada's residential schools for indigenous children, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school.

NAPTAN: We want security in our schools

Chief Adeolu Ogunbanjo, the Deputy National President of National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), says there is need for the government to improve security in schools across the country.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Minister calls for the protection of women children

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has acknowledged the good work of International Federation of women Lawyers (FIDA) in tackling the problems of women and children in the areas of abuse and manipulation of human right.
Looking for ways to assist malnourished children in Katsina State, the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zakiyya Aminu Masari, has donated 130 bags of locally made Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to mothers and caregivers of children under five years to tackle malnutrition in the state.

Katsina governor’s wife donates therapeutic food to malnourished children

Looking for ways to assist malnourished children in Katsina State, the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zakiyya Aminu Masari, has donated 130 bags of locally made Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to mothers and caregivers of children under five years to tackle malnutrition in the state.

French police dismantle migrant camp housing hundreds in Calais

French police dismantled a makeshift migrant camp in the northern port of Calais on Friday, removing hundreds of people in one of biggest operations of its kind in recent months.
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UNICEF takes down controversial ‘children and pornography’ report

UNICEF took down the unsettling report and then republished an edited version on its website a few days after publication. The initial report claimed that children are unaffected when they viewed sexually explicated material.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP presents N6.5 million cheque to 14 families of deceased policemen in Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali, has presented cheques worth N6.5 million to 14 families of deceased policemen who lost their lives in the line of duty in Kaduna State.

Kogi monarch performs groundbreaking of 3,200-capacity mosque

The Ohimegye Igu Koton karfe, His Royal Majesty, Alh. Abdulrazaq Sani Isakoto, has performed the historical laying of the foundation stone of a 3,200 capacity Central Mosque (Masjid) of Igu Kingdom.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

General Ibrahim: NYSC responsible for many marriages in Nigeria

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, says corps members are part of the national defence policy of Nigeria and can be mobilised for war if need be.
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UNICEF Report: Preventing children from watching porn infringes on their human rights

A report published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that pornography may not always be harmful to children. And preventing children from watching porn may violate their human rights based on extensive interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Acute malnutrition hits 7,271 children in Katsina

The Executive Secretary of the Katsina State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Shamsudeen Yahaya, Thursday said 7,271 out of 1.2 million children in the state are suffering from acute malnutrition.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

MOMAN hopeful PIB will lead to free market for industry players

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) yesterda said it was optimistic that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would lead to free market for players in the industry.
Zimbabwe wants to ban forex auctions because of black-market concerns. Officials are concerned traders are selling foreign currency at inflated prices. Dan Kitwood-Getty Images)

Zimbabwe to ban firms from forex auctions over ‘rampant abuse’

Zimbabwe has threatened to ban traders from the country's foreign-exchange auction platform for exploiting the gap between black-market and official currency prices.

Drama as protesters disagree over venue in Osun

There was a mild drama in Osogbo after participants in the Democracy Day protest expressed a preference for different venues.
The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.

Report: Nigerian government loses 50% vehicle import duty, levies to smugglers

The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.
France forward Karim Benzema, who sustained a knee injury during a friendly on Tuesday, is expected to take part in his team’s Euro 2020 Group F opener against Germany, the French federation (FFF) said on Thursday.

France: Karim Benzema should be fit to face Germany in Euros

France forward Karim Benzema, who sustained a knee injury during a friendly on Tuesday, is expected to take part in his team’s Euro 2020 Group F opener against Germany, the French federation (FFF) said on Thursday.