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1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

APC tasks new EFCC boss to be guided by President Buhari’s corruption stance

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the new chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, be guided by the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to tackle corruption in the polity.
Father Sergiy speaks to journalists outside Sredneuralsk monastery near Ekaterinburg in the Urals in June. Vladimir Podoksyonov-AP

Covid-denying Russian monk detained by police

A monk who described coronavirus restrictions as “Satan’s electronic camp” and urged followers to break lockdown has been arrested after Russian riot police raided his mountain monastery hideout.
President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors.

Joe Biden coronavirus appointee has cut ties with Facebook – transition team

President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors. But the Biden transition team confirmed that Zients liquidated his Facebook stock earlier this year and will retain no equity when he officially begins his White House role.
Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau speaks during a two-day summit of the C40 Cities initiative, a network of cities making plans to cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions along levels agreed upon in Paris two years ago, in Paris, France, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Barcelona mayor faces calls to quit over ‘insecurity’

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau is facing calls to quit over perceived insecurity in Spain's most-visited city as criticism after the assault of a US visitor sparked a very public insult by her tourism czar.

Delta PDP warns APC chair Adams Oshiomhole over comments, utterances

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State, has warned the new National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to watch his comments and utterances, especially as they concern Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalise recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalise cannabis, Reuters has reported.

UN recognises Aba women’s riot on World Women’s Day

The UN Women has recognised the Aba women’s riot of 1929 as a noteworthy women-led demonstration, which ignited the revolution in the defence of women’s rights in Nigeria.

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The Chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, yesterday declared his intention to vie for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State on the platform the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the party to give its ticket to someone with the capacity to win the election.

Anambra PDP guber aspirant calls for implementation of Southern governors resolutions

The top contender for the Anambra State governorship position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, has called for quick implementation of resolutions reached by the Southern governors at their recent summit in Asaba, Delta State.
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.

Dele Alli has thinly veiled dig at Jose Mourinho after Tottenham win vs Wolves

Tottenham star Dele Alli says he is enjoying his football under caretaker boss Ryan Mason.
Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Wes Morgan hints at leaving Leicester after FA Cup triumph

Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Fire guts INEC headquarters in Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu was on Sunday night gutted by fire barely one week after the office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Many Boko Haram commanders willing to surrender

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender and urged the federal government to use proper engagement to negotiate with the group.

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FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar junta imposes martial law in town

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, with protests almost daily against military rule across the country and ethnic militias stepping up attacks, overrunning military posts.
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.

One feared dead as gunmen attack filling station in Ondo

Suspected armed robbers on Saturday night attacked a popular filling station in Akure, the Ondo state capital and left one person dead.

Former military president urges Nigerian government to train, equip soldiers

Former head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), has called on the Federal Government to train and equip soldiers with modern weapons in order to tackle insecurity.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest suspects over murders in Osun

A statement by the State Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said that about 30 hoodlums at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, attacked the residence of Wakili Olayiwola in Ede, Osun, shooting sporadically into the house before setting a car ablaze.
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.

12 Muslim worshippers kidnapped during midnight prayers in Katsina

No fewer than twelve (12) Muslim worshippers have been abducted by bandits while observing Tahajjud at a mosque located in the outskirt of Jibiya town of Katsina State.