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President Joe Biden’s administration is being pressed by Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin to consider designating white supremacist groups overseas as foreign terrorists subject to US government actions as the US continues to reckon with domestic extremism after the January 6 far-right insurrection attempt, the Reuters news agency reports.
A group known as Shangev-Tiev Assembly (STA) has condemned the military invasion of parts of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State in which many lives have allegedly been lost and several property destroyed.
Pope Francis yesterday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cut the debt burden of poor countries hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and give their governments a greater say in global-decision-making.
A left-wing party that opposes a large rare earth mining project has become the biggest in parliament after securing more than a third of votes in a snap election.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, described as cowardly, Monday’s attacks by gunmen on Owerri Correctional Center and the Imo State Police Command.
Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says terrorists and kidnappers are now demanding ransom in cryptocurrency.
The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army based in Kaduna says that the ongoing inter-brigade sports competition for its corporal and below officers is to enhance their proficiency in fighting insecurity in the country.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has described as ill-motivated and unnecessary protest by some Nigerians in the UK against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad.
World Bank president David Malpass says G-20 countries may extend debt service suspension till December.
Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Nigerians not to allow those he described as a few mischief mongers to destroy the country’s unity.
The World Health Organisation, WHO has joined the growing list of health bodies warning against the use of the generic anti-parasite drug ivermectin in patients with COVID-19 except for clinical trials, because of a lack of data demonstrating its benefits.
The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, unveiled the Gender Policy for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to promote gender mainstreaming in the nation’s armed forces.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State government obtained from the Federal Government, including N90,720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 cases in the state.”
The European Union (EU) has revealed that it will soon remove Ghana from the list of Money laundering and terrorist financing countries.
Facebook froze the page of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro for violating its policy against spreading COVID-19 misinformation, Reuters reported. Maduro has promoted a “miracle” remedy that he claims will cure the coronavirus, but those claims have not been supported by the medical community.
A coalition has petitioned the Lagos State House of Assembly on the high cost of (COVID-19 tests in private laboratories in Lagos State.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says data from more than 80 countries show 21 per cent reduction in Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian Air Force War College (AFWC) Màkurdi has commenced the training of its top Officers on Air Rank Leadership to meet its constitutional role of ensuring the territorial integrity of Nigeria, in Màkurdi the Benue State Capital.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna. Jalige said that on April 9 at about 1525hours, gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars.
The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most ‘media-friendly’ in the North-West.
The Referee for yesterday’s match, Gil Manzano, has been facing a lot of criticism after his controversial decisions in yesterday’s El Clásico. The Spanish referee was not the first choice to officiate the very important tie. He was a replacement for Mateu Lahoz, who had to withdraw because of a muscle injury.
The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon.
The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has hailed the federal government’s decision to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt refinery.
Joachim Loew will remain Germany coach at Euro 2020 despite last week’s latest humiliating defeat, the president of the German FA (DFB) declared on Tuesday.
The Federal Government has delivered 16,900 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Kogi State.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has described his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a man of strong character and conviction who is determined to carry on despite the daunting security challenges in his domain.
As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global programme intended to help them are blocked until as late as June.