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Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

President Buhari to attend African Finance summit in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit.
Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.

Economists evaluate Nigeria-China currency swap

Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Anglican Bishop: Criticisms against open grazing ban selfish, primitive

The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Oru in Imo State, Rt. Rev. Godffrey Chukwunenye has hit out at those criticising the southern governors’ ban on open grazing and support for restructuring, saying that such criticisms were selfish and primitive.
FILE PHOTO- Matteo Salvini, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the far-right League Party, speaks as he launches campaigning for the European elections, in Milan, Italy April 8, 2019. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo-File Photo

Italy’s premier cannot pass promised reforms – rightist leader

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will not be able to enact key reforms demanded by the European Union because his unity government is too divided over the issues, rightist leader Matteo Salvini said on Saturday.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Imo governor buys more Innoson vehicles for security

Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has acquired another fleet of vehicles produced by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM), Nnewi, a reputable Nigerian brand.
Brazil coach Tite recalled 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves on Friday for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay on 4 and 8 June.

Qatar 2022: Dani Alves rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil coach Tite recalled 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves on Friday for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay on 4 and 8 June.

WHO cautions on excessive speed to reduce road accidents

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday cautioned drivers on excessive speed to reduce road accidents globally.
Jeffrey Feltman speaks during a news conference in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

U.S. concerned about increasing political, ethnic polarization in Ethiopia

The United States is deeply concerned about increasing political and ethnic polarization throughout Ethiopia, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, adding that Washington will work with allies to secure a ceasefire in the Tigray region, provide assistance and hold human rights abusers accountable.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO chief: Second year of pandemic to be ‘far more deadly’

“We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference, adding: “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents, but right now I urge them to reconsider and to instead donate vaccines to Covax.”
Aymeric Laporte was the unlikely hero as Manchester City saw off a resilient Tottenham to lift the Carabao Cup for the fourth consecutive season.

FIFA approves Aymeric Laporte’s switch from France to Spain

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has had his switch in nationality from France to Spain approved by Fifa.
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari meets with Chadian interim president

Although the agenda of the meeting between the two leaders, which began at about 11.18am was not made public, it may not be unconnected with the need for countries sharing boundaries in the Sahel region to find a permanent solution to the menace of terrorism and arms proliferation threatening the peace and security of the region.

Nigerian farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability

Some concerned parties in the agriculture sector have appealed to the federal government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank: Foreign sponsors driving major projects in Nigeria

A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.
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

Coronavirus lab leak theory cannot be ruled out – scientists

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

World Bank: Coronavirus reduced remittance to Nigeria by 28% in 2020

The bank also said remittance flows fell for sub-Saharan Africa by 12.5 per cent, according to its Migration and Development Brief 33 Phase 11, ‘COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens,’ published on Thursday.
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Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor urges Muslims to spare some time for the needy

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday asked Muslims in the country to use the opportunity of the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, to assist the needy in society.

UK, US, France, others to support Boko Haram victims with £276 million

The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
National Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, has said the British government must properly define the type of help it would offer Nigeria to stem the worrisome security situation in the country.

PANDEF backs IGP’s directive on suspension of personnel escorting VIPs

The Apex socio-cultural organisation of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has backed the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ag Usman Akali Baba, on the suspension of police personnel from escorting VIPs, in the South-East, and some South-South states.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Explosion of deaths from infectious diseases looms in Africa over coronavirus

African countries are at potential risk of suffering an explosion of deaths from malaria, measles, and other infectious diseases as a result of the surging COVID-19 cases
1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Nigerian government urged to arrest sponsors of terrorism, secessionist agitators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has urged the Federal Government to fast track naming and the arrest of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.

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The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has attributed the success of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the quality of its leadership.

Kano government clears emir over construction of shops around Eid prayer ground

The Government of Kano State has cleared the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, of any wrongdoing in the construction of commercial shops around the Eid prayer ground at Kofarmata area of the state.

Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.
Juan Cuadrado celebrates with teammates after scoring Juve's second goal. Getty

Seria A: Juventus end Inter’s 20-match unbeaten run

Juan Cuadrado scored twice, including a late penalty, as Juventus beat Inter Milan 3-2 to keep their Champions League hopes alive on Saturday in a game in which both teams finished a man down.
Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Kannywood actress: General Babangida was my boyfriend

Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.
A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.

Ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris urges Nigerians to support police

A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.

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Eleven killed as bomb blows up a bus in Afghanistan – officials

A bomb has blown up a bus in Afghanistan killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, officials said on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly blasts that has come as foreign forces withdraw.
Eberechi Eze was on target for Crystal Palace in their Premier League win over Sheffield United at the Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Crystal Palace boss: Eberechi Eze will get better, can cope with media spotlight

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has demanded that Eberechi Eze be given time to develop his talent even as he is confident he can deal with media hype around him.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that operations would continue at the ports in spite of the two-week lockdown of Lagos State to contain spread of COVID-19.

NPA: I didn’t exempt Dangote Group from statutory charges – suspended chief

Hadiza Bala Usman, the suspended managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says the agency under her leadership did not exempt Dangote Group from paying statutory charges at the Onne Ports, Rivers state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

Niger government, Labour ministry disown ASUSS

The plan by secondary school teachers to float a different organisation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) may have hit the rocks following the rejection of the plan by both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Niger State Government.
Southampton have confirmed that Arsenal and AC Milan target Ryan Bertrand will leave the club for free this summer.

Southampton confirm Arsenal target to leave club on free transfer

Bertrand has spent the last six years of his career on Southampton's books, scoring eight goals in 240 appearances, but he will walk through the St Mary's exit doors at the end of the 2020-21 season after failing to reach an extension agreement with the club.