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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ignore the rumour that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra are plotting to attack Lagos. “The constant and periodic dangerous insinuations, rumour, gossips, and callous statements that Ndigbo in Lagos or any part of Yoruba land contemplate to instigate violence in Lagos or any part of Yoruba land is not true,” said Ohaneze. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, George Obiozor, stated this during a courtesy visit to Mr Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, on Thursday.

Ohanaeze: No plot to attack Lagos

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ignore the rumour that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra are plotting to attack Lagos.

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.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: Shoot at sight order to soldiers on Igbo youth a call for another...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has frowned against the ‘shoot at sight’ order given to the Nigerian soldiers on how to engage the Igbo youths in South East Region.

Cleric: Nigeria needs to regulate access to misguided information on internet

An Islamic scholar and Judge of the Shari’a Court of Appeal, Kwara State, Abdur Raheem Ahmad Sayi, at the weekend, called on the federal government to to regulate access to misguided information on the internet, particularly those capable of fuelling security and religious crises in the country.

South Sudan’s president dissolves parliament

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, paving the way for the appointment of MPs from opposing sides in the country’s five-year civil war.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye breaks silence on son’s death

General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday night broke his silence after the demise of his son, Dare Adeboye.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor orders residents to submit illegal weapons to police

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called on Ondo residents to turn in illegal weapons in their possession and threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who cannot contain the activities of cultists in their domain.

Ondo governor threatens to sanction traditional rulers over cult activities

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who is unable to contain the activities of cultists in his domain.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the Army will soon move against separatist agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo.

General Attahiru: We’ll enhance reforms of Nigeria Army to address emerging security threats

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms of the Army to address emerging security threats and resource troops as well as improve the capacities of Army personnel for complex operations.
Police secures a building after Germany banned the Islamic organisation Ansaar International in Duesseldorf, Germany, May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Erol Dogrudogan

Germany bans Islamic group Ansaar, suspected of financing terrorism

Germany is banning Islamic organisation Ansaar International, which it says has financed terrorism around the world, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army chief reiterates military’s commitment to addressing security threats

As part of efforts to enhance and strengthen the nation’s security architecture, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms in the military to address security threats, as well as improve the capacities of its personnel in complex operations.

World Press Freedom Day: NUJ hails Katsina governor, security agencies

The Katsina State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended Governor Aminu Bello Masari over what the union describes as the government’s “friendly disposition towards journalists” in the state and for “the moral, legal and institutional support it provides journalists to practise the profession in a free and conducive atmosphere.”
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

Press Freedom Day: NBC tasks journalists on ethics

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged journalists across the globe to adhere strictly to ethics of the profession as World celebrated Press Freedom Day.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: Group stages rally in Kano, says minister not terrorist

The African Youth Assembly For Peace, in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society Groups, has staged a rally declaring support for the stance taken by the Nigerian government following a row accusing the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, of abetting terrorism in the past and called for his sack.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

British premier faces more questions over personal spending

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced more allegations on Sunday about his expenditure on the refurbishment of his apartment and on childcare for his young son, which his foreign minister dismissed as baseless gossip.

Somali elections to hold as president drops term extension

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo on Saturday reopened talks to hold elections as soon as possible, a move welcomed by the opposition and raising the spectre of further deadly violence.

PDP governors, national caucus chide federal government over insecurity

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have again reiterated their stand on the need for the federal government and the National Assembly to fast track the modification of the relevant portions of the 1999 Constitution on national security and the Electoral Act.
A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, on Saturday said state governors have continuously flouted court orders adding that “constitutionally irresponsibility” is one of the reasons the country’s judiciary is on its knees.

Olisa Agbakoba: Nigerian governors have paralysed judiciary

A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, on Saturday said state governors have continuously flouted court orders adding that “constitutionally irresponsibility” is one of the reasons the country’s judiciary is...

PDP: President Buhari incapable of securing Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has chided the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over its handling of the security challenges bedeviling the country in the past few years.
The Bishop of the Egba Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. Emmanuel Adekunle, has described the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the country as clueless, which has further thrown the nation into abyss of insecurity and economic woes.

Anglican bishop: President Buhari-led government clueless, deepens nation’s woes

The Bishop of the Egba Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. Emmanuel Adekunle, has described the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the country as clueless, which has further thrown the nation into abyss of insecurity and economic woes.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in Calabar at the end of a four-day training of relevant agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the management of GBV.

Official: Cross River will no longer compromise on issues of GBV

The Cross River Government has vowed that it will no long compromise on issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Rita Ayim, said this on Friday in...
Ondo State Government has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the community to curb the spread of Lassa fever.

Nigeria records 50 Lassa fever-related deaths as infections soar

At least 50 persons have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria, even as the country is still grappling with the scourging COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

NFF owes Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr six months salary

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has not been paid his wages by the Nigeria Football Federation for six months.

PCN seals 424 pharmacies, medicine shops in Abuja

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 424 premises, comprising 99 pharmacies and 325 patent medicine shops, during an enforcement exercise in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kobe Bryant’s daughter wears hall-of-fame jacket for late dad’s induction

One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Enugu: 88-year-old woman, 24 others raped in three months

No fewer than 25 rape cases were recorded in Enugu State from January to March 2021, the Centre Manager, Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Tamar SARC), Mrs Evelyn Onah, said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ondo: Man arrested for ‘stealing’ human hair

A 70 year old man, Micheal Omolayo, suspected to be a ritualist has been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital for allegedly packing human hair in large quantity at a barber’s shop.

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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.

Police recover stolen car within three hours in Ebonyi

The Police in Ebonyi on Monday said it recovered a car that was snatched from its owner at gunpoint within three hours of the incident.

INEC creates 1,374 new polling units in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 1,374 new polling units in Akwa Ibom State, bringing the total polling units in the state to 4,354.

Portugal signs deal to help Mozambique to fight insurgencies

Portugal and Mozambique signed a new military cooperation accord on Monday to help the poor African nation confront a growing jihadist threat by beefing up training, notably of special forces.
FILE PHOTO- Taiwan Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Joanne Ou speaks at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS-Ben Blanchard

Taiwan says China is ‘maliciously’ blocking it from WHO

Taiwan accused China on Tuesday of “maliciously” blocking its access to the World Health Organization (WHO) and putting politics above people’s well-being, after Beijing signalled it would not allow the island to attend a major WHO meeting.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: I believe in one Nigeria

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he believes in one Nigeria.