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insecurity: BMO cautions political elite

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has appealed to the political elite to refrain from making reckless and unhelpful comments in the face of the current security challenge in the country.
Reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has formally launched her campaign to run for governor of California.

Caitlyn Jenner: Transgender athletes born male should not play on girls’ sports teams

Caitlyn Jenner has said that transgender athletes who were born male should not be allowed to compete in girls’ sports teams.

AMAC chairman denies sponsoring a protest against APC leadership

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has denied sponsoring a protest against the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s chairmanship primary election.
FILE PHOTO: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

US Senators urge Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters
Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.

Turkish lira dips to near record low on rate cut, US concerns

Turkey’s lira has edged lower in early trading, adding to a recent slide and nearing an all-time low as a chill settled on relations with the United States and after the new central bank chief signalled that interest rate hikes would harm the economy.
Reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has formally launched her campaign to run for governor of California.

Caitlyn Jenner announces bid for California governor

A recall election in the state could be confirmed this month after a petition against current governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, reached the number required to trigger a vote.

Presidency brushes off secessionists’ threats, says no need for confab

The Presidency yesterday shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.
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.

APC: Governor Wike is too vindictive, uncaring

The All Progressives Congress (APC), said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has proven without any iota of doubt that he is very vindictive and uncaring in his service as the number one citizen.
FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

PDP congratulates former minister Tom Ikimi at 77

The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated elder statesman, former minister of Foreign Affairs, and member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tom Ikimi, as he attains the age of 77 years.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Kogi governor urged to drop presidential ambition for party chairmanship

Ahead of the 2023 general election, a support group within the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has asked Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to drop his presidential ambition and support calls to zone the national chairmanship of the party to the North Central geopolitical zone.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Wisconsin governor: Donald Trump must pay for ‘haphazard’ voting lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the will of the state’s 3.3 million voters was so weak and time-consuming that he and his lawyers should be punished for squandering taxpayer resources, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said in a federal court filing.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor: Senator Tinubu a true democrat, large-hearted politician

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has described the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu as a true democrat and large-hearted politician who sacrificed a lot for Nigeria.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for an urgent review of the revenue formula of the country.

Senator Folarin felicitates with Asiwaju Tinubu at 69

The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Oloye Teslim Folarin, has joined other eminent Nigerians to felicitate former Lagos State governor and national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who turns 69 years today.
Hundreds of Cubans took to Havana’s famous seaside drive on Sunday in a colorful caravan of cars, motorcycles and bicycles to demand the United States lift its 60-year-old embargo on the Caribbean island nation.

Cubans stage caravan to protest U.S. trade embargo, sanctions

Hundreds of Cubans took to Havana’s famous seaside drive on Sunday in a colorful caravan of cars, motorcycles and bicycles to demand the United States lift its 60-year-old embargo on the Caribbean island nation
FILE PHOTO - A Reddit mascot is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California April 15, 2014. REUTERS-Robert Galbraith

Mozilla, Reddit, and Vimeo urge FCC to bring back net neutrality

Tech companies like Mozilla, Reddit, and Vimeo called on the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to reinstate the net neutrality rules repealed by the Trump administration.
View of a Microsoft logo on March 10, 2021, in New York. John Smith-VIEWpress via Getty

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in U.S. cyber funding despite security shortcomings

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of Covid relief funds destined for U.S. cybersecurity defenders, sources told Reuters, angering some lawmakers who don’t want to increase funding for a company whose software was recently at the heart of two big hacks.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, July 13, 2020. (MIKE SEGAR - REUTERS)

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi react to Andrew Cuomo sex scandals

U.S. President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reacted to the spiralling sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
A founding member of the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) and later Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Muhammadu Dauda Dangalan has died after a protracted illness.

Kano elder statesman Dauda Dangalan passes on after illness

A founding member of the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) and later Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Muhammadu Dauda Dangalan has died after a protracted illness. Hundreds of sympathisers attended the funeral prayers held at his...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Speaker Gbajabiamila celebrates VP Osinbajo at 64

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has felicitated with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as he clocks 64 on March 8.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

Donald Trump says he predicts ‘energy disaster’ for America

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Police handover 27 abducted students to Kaduna college

The Police, on Friday, handed over the 27 freed students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka, to officials of the school.
American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.

American actress Tawny Kitaen dies at 59

American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.
FILE PHOTO - A Sinopharm sign is seen at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China, September 5, 2020. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

WHO approves China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor urges residents to intensify prayers to end insecurity

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged residents of the state to continue praying, as it remain the best option for promoting peace in the nation as a whole.

Ohanaeze: Igbos have so much in Lagos, can’t think of attacking it

Reacting to the said intelligent reports that members of IPOB are planning to unleash mayhem in some parts of Lagos State, Chief Everest Ozonweke the secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos reassured that “Ndigbo are not violent people nor are we known with act of violence.