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Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
Papers showing I love Apple Daily are placed inside the headquarters of the Apple Daily newspaper and its publisher Next Digital in Hong Kong, China June 23, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily to print last edition on Thursday

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily said it will print its last edition on Thursday, after a tumultuous year in which it was raided by police and its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law.
Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.

Euro 2020: Bayern respond to UEFA rainbow rejection

Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.
Algeria international and Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez showed his romantic side as he proposed to his fiancee Taylor Ward.

Riyad Mahrez: Manchester City star proposes to girlfriend with £400K ring

Algeria international and Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez showed his romantic side as he proposed to his fiancee Taylor Ward.
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.

Governor Wike: Insecurity in Nigeria hasn’t hindered development

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that his administration has fearlessly tackled insecurity headlong in the State and created an enabling climate for smooth delivery of quality development projects.
Afghan Commando forces are seen at the site of a battle field where they clash with the Taliban insurgent in Kunduz province, Afghanistan June 22, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Taliban launch major offensives in northern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents have conducted a wave of offensives in Afghanistan's north in recent days, moving beyond their southern strongholds as international forces withdraw.
Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.

Myanmar anti-junta militia vow to take on army in a major city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay resulting in at least two casualties, according to members of the group and media reports.
FILE PHOTO - Pro-democracy activist Owen Chow speaks at a news conference after pre-election in Hong Kong, China July 15, 2020. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong court grants bail to activist charged under security law – media

Hong Kong’s High Court on Tuesday approved bail for a pro-democracy activist who is among 47 charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under a sweeping national security law Beijing imposed on its freest city last year, the city’s public broadcaster RTHK reported.
Pep Guardiola has praised Gabriel Jesus for downing Real Madrid in the Champions League, insisting the Manchester City striker was the man of these two games.

​Manchester City ready to offer Gabriel Jesus in exchange for N’Golo Kane

Manchester City are ready to offer striker Gabriel Jesus in part exchange for Tottenham star, Harry Kane.
The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives - a move that critics say undermines the city's status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens grip

Closure looms for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily after raids

The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives - a move that critics say undermines the city's status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens its grip.
Harry Kane holds the key to England’s bid to end 55 years of hurt as Gareth Southgate’s side start their Euro 2020 campaign with a revenge mission against Croatia on Sunday.

Manchester City make opening bid for Harry Kane

Manchester City have made an opening bid for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed.
Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital, his office said Monday.

Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda to be buried on July 7

Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda will be buried on 7 July, three weeks after he died aged 97, the presidency announced on Monday.
Phil Foden's performances at international level have been adversely affected by his style of play at Manchester City according to Wayne Rooney, who insists that the England star is not a dribbler.

Euro 2020: Phil Foden hits back at Gareth Southgate’s critics

Phil Foden has defended Gareth Southgate after the England manager was criticised for his side’s spluttering start at Euro 2020.
Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy simply won't bend.

Man City to put in 100 million pound bid for Harry Kane after the...

Pep Guardiola is clear that he wants Harry Kane in his attack. Man City, according to the 'Daily Star', are prepared to put in a final bid. There will be no more. Tottenham will have to decide whether they take it or leave it. Man City are planning to offer Spurs 100 million pounds for the striker after the Euros.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a ceremony marking the National Security Education Day in Hong Kong, China April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Lam Yik

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong seeking closer integration with mainland China

Hong Kong's strategy to strengthen the city's global financial hub status is through greater integration with mainland China, now that Beijing has helped restore "stability" in the city, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Sunday
Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month. Rodwell Khomazana lost his nose, left eye, most of his upper lip, bits of his forehead and other parts of his face when he was attacked during a nighttime church service outside Harare on 2 May.

South African surgeons to reconstruct face of nine-year-old boy after hyena attack

Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month.
Long queues formed outside an NHS vaccination clinic at West Ham’s London Stadium in Stratford, east London (PA)

Thousands receive coronavirus jab at London stadium

Thousands of east Londoners received their first COVID-19 jab at a special pop-up NHS Vaccination Clinic at London Stadium on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO- Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas

Libya’s strongman closes border with Algeria

Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country.
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday.

Namibia seeks developers for 25 megawatt solar PV plant

Namibia is seeking developers to build a 25 megawatt solar-power facility to source energy for its capital, Windhoek, and help counter an electricity shortage.
Phil Foden's performances at international level have been adversely affected by his style of play at Manchester City according to Wayne Rooney, who insists that the England star is not a dribbler.

Wayne Rooney: Phil Foden’s international performances affected by Manchester City style

Phil Foden's performances at international level have been adversely affected by his style of play at Manchester City according to Wayne Rooney, who insists that the England star "is not a dribbler".

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.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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 vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said that it will commence the payment of its verified contractors by Friday, after meeting with some of the representatives of the aggrieved businessmen.

FHA demolishes over 500 ‘illegal’ makeshift shops in FESTAC town

As part of its drive to sustain the demolition of illegal structures in FESTAC Town in the ongoing clean-up operation in the area, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has said it would continue the exercise having reportedly demolished over 500 stalls and makeshift shops.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: I am not coach of NPFL stars vs Mexico

Gernot Rohr has said he will not be the coach to lead out the NPFL stars who will take on Mexico in a friendly early next month in the USA.

Ondo election judgment: PDP accuses appeal court of withholding certified true copies

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State Chapter, has decried deliberate delay by the Court of Appeal in making the Certified True Copies of the judgment on Ondo governorship election available.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo restates Nigerian government’s commitment to growth of MSMEs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to give prioritize attention to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) especially those creating jobs for Nigerians.
“They merit our attention and support, not just with humanitarian aid, but in finding solutions to their plight,’’ UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said.

UN: Record number of people displaced in 2020 than ever

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide in 2020 than ever before.