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The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Cleric urges Ndigbo to forgive President Buhari’s ‘dot-in-circle’ remarks

The ministerial leader of the World Zionist Union in Southeast Nigeria, Prophet, Godfrey Gbujie, has called on Ndigbo to forgive the recent scathing remark of ‘a dot in a circle’ made against by President Muhammadu Buhari in a TV interview.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Kidnappers release wives of Niger district head

The two wives of the District Head of Zungeru, Alhaji Alamu Madaki, who were abducted over a week ago have been released by their abductors.
Annkio Briggs

Annkio Briggs: President Buhari’s ‘dot in a circle’ comment attempt to divide South-south, South-east

The social critic and human rights activist, Annkio Briggs, says the “dot in a circle” comment by President Muhammadu Buhari is an attempt to divide the people of the south-east and the south-south.

Interviewing President Buhari

I have been privileged to interview quite a number of world leaders in the course of my journalism career. These include President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan etc. not to talk of holding the microphone across the world in the presence of countless Presidents in my then capacity as President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson
AC Milan are thinking about making Simon Kjaer their captain, after a groundswell of backing following his heroics in helping save Christian Eriksen’s life.

AC Milan to make Simon Kjaer captain after helping to save Christian Eriksen

AC Milan are thinking about making Simon Kjaer their captain, after a groundswell of backing following his heroics in helping save Christian Eriksen’s life.
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed to the field late in the first half of his team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 on Saturday in Copenhagen.

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch vs Finland

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed to the field late in the first half of his team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 on Saturday in Copenhagen.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari approves more personnel, salary increase for police force

He stated that the removal of service chiefs and the appointment of officers, who have been at the theatre of operation and command the respect of fellow soldiers will ease the insecurity in the country.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: Security agents have my orders to be ruthless with bandits, criminals

When we came in, we closed the borders with Benin Republic, Niger Republic. We stopped smuggling and we asked Nigerians to grow what they would eat and eat what they would grow.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari insists on treating IPOB ‘in the language they understand’

President Muhammadu Buhari has again restated that his government would treat members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the language that they understand.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill two ‘kidnappers’ in military uniform

The anti-crime patrol team of the police command in Kogi says it has eliminated two members of a suspected five-man kidnapping gang in a shootout on the Ajaokuta highway.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi governor vows more tough measures against bandits

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said that his administration would take tough measures against bandits who are frequently attacking the people of the state.

The death of Ahmed Gulak

The cold-blooded murder of Hon. Ahmed Gulak, former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly, former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, former national co-ordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) and former Governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is yet another tragic indication of the crisis of insecurity that Nigeria faces.
Alberto Moreno wasted little time in taunting Manchester United after Villarreal's Europa League final win over the Red Devils, with the former Liverpool defender belting out "You'll Never Walk Alone" during wild celebrations.

Alberto Moreno taunts Manchester United with Liverpool song after Europa League triumph

Alberto Moreno wasted little time in taunting Manchester United after Villarreal's Europa League final win over the Red Devils, with the former Liverpool defender belting out "You'll Never Walk Alone" during wild celebrations.
Dele Alli, who recently split up with 23 year-old model Ruby Mae, seems to have got a new girlfriend. 'The Sun' has published images of the footballer together with a girl in a London bar.

Bamidele Alli caught kissing Pep Guardiola’s daughter

Dele Alli, who recently split up with 23 year-old model Ruby Mae, seems to have got a new girlfriend. 'The Sun' has published images of the footballer together with a girl in a London bar.

Airtel Nigeria names new chief

Airtel Networks Limited (Nigeria), a subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of Airtel Nigeria with effect from August 1.
The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, gave the advice in a telephone chat.

Catholic bishop: Violence, bloodletting must stop

Nigerians have been advised to constantly remember that violence and bloodletting cannot solve the nation’s problems.
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrives as he attends the ASEAN leaders' summit at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat building in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021. Courtesy of Muchlis Jr/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Southeast Asian leaders discuss Myanmar crisis with junta chief

Southeast Asian leaders began a crisis meeting on Myanmar on Saturday aiming to persuade Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who led the military takeover that sparked turmoil in his country, to forge a path to end the violence.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Former Ondo deputy governor asks governor to face state affairs, promises to return vehicles

Immediate past Deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, has challenged Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to focus on find solutions to series of serious problems facing the state rather engaging in frivolities.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

2023: Delta governor cautions journalists against promoting ethnic politics

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has urged journalists across the country not to promote ethnicity in view of subtle campaigns ahead of the 2023 general electons.

Former FIFA supremo vows not to appeal ban

Former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said he will not appeal against the ban imposed on him last month, claiming the members of the world governing body’s ethics committee are “biased”.

House to hold valedictory session for deceased member Ossy Prestige

The House of Representatives, will on April 15, hold a valedictory session for the late member representing Aba North /Aba South federal constituency of Abia State, Hon. Ossy Prestige.

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The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Copa America: Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina progress

Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”

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NUT: Kebbi shuts seven schools indefinitely adjudged as unsafe

No fewer than seven schools in Kebbi State had been shutdown indefinitely in the aftermath of the attack on Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, by suspected bandits, according to Alhaji Isah Arzika, State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)

Mining society to probe cause of soot in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society says it will launch a scientific investigation on the cause of carbon emissions called soot in Port Harcourt and its environs.
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.

Imo ex-commissioner, lawmaker’s houses burnt down, gateman killed

The arsonists also allegedly torched the ancestral home of the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Charles Akaolisa, in the same area.

Coalition: Lauretta Onochie’s nomination unconstitutional

A coalition of civil society groups has petitioned the Senate opposing the appointment of a Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden pointedly asks Vladimir Putin about cyberattacks at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements