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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APC, PDP on collision course in Ebonyi

It appears that the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party are both on a collision course in Ebonyi State over the alleged abduction of a lawyer and former Coordinator of the Amuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, Amos Ogbonnaya.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: We’ll give presidential ticket to Senator Tinubu in Yoruba nation

Yoruba socio-cultural activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has stated that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will be given presidential ticket when Yoruba Nation becomes a reality.
FILE PHOTO - A man takes a picture as the body of one of the victims of a boat accident is being retrieved from the boat in Kebbi, Nigeria May 27, 2021. Nema-Handout via REUTERS

Boat mishap: Death toll hits 76 as Kebbi moves to review extant maritime laws

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says his administration will review the extant maritime laws to prevent further loss of lives and properties.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland won’t push for summer transfer away from Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland has vowed to respect Borussia Dortmund's wishes when it comes to any decision on his future, with the Norwegian frontman not about to push for a move in the summer transfer window.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday rendered account of stewardship of his administration in the last two years, saying that his administration has delivered on the THEMES developmental agenda as promised the electorate.

Lagos governor renders account of two years’ stewardship

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday rendered account of stewardship of his administration in the last two years, saying that his administration has delivered on the THEMES developmental agenda as promised the electorate.
Live footage of the meeting to debate on electoral reform bill is seen on the screens inside a control room at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China 26 May, 2021. REUTERS-Lam Yik

Hong Kong passes sweeping pro-China election rules, reduces public’s voting power

Hong Kong’s legislature approved the biggest overhaul of its political system in the quarter century since British rule on Thursday, in a decisive step to assert Beijing’s authority over

‘Patriots rule Hong Kong’ as sweeping pro-Beijing electoral rules passed

Hong Kong’s legislature approved the biggest overhaul of its political system in the quarter century since British rule on Thursday, in a decisive step to assert Beijing’s authority over the autonomous city.

CBN governor urges bandits to drop arms, embrace anchor borrowers’ programme

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday appealed to bandits and others involved in unlawful activities to drop their arms and embrace the central bank’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool-File Photo

Belarus’s forced landing of Lithuania-bound Ryanair plane sparks outrage

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania to land on Sunday in Minsk, where a Belarusian opposition activist on board was detained, prompting international condemnation.
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool-File Photo

Belarus forces Ryanair plane bound for Vilnius to land, infuriating Lithuania

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a Ryanair flight headed for Lithuania and carrying a young opposition blogger to land in Belarus on Sunday and detained him on arrival, prompting Lithuania to call for a NATO response.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor wants oil giants to see Ijaw nation as partners

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged the new leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) to build linkages at home and abroad in order to successfully address the Ijaw nation’s challenges.
Nuno Espirito Santo has taken Wolves to stunning heights and it’s not surprising that he has been linked with a handful of high-profile jobs.

Wolves confirm Nuno Espirito Santo to step down this summer

Nuno’s four-season spell with Wolves will come to an end following the club’s final fixture of the Premier League season against Manchester United this weekend, the Portuguese coach having enjoyed an impressive reign that has included promotion from the Championship and Europa League qualification.
Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm whether Gini Wijnaldum is set to play his final game for Liverpool this weekend, but insisted the midfielder’s commitment to the Reds cannot be questioned.

Liverpool boss refuses to confirm Gini Wijnaldum’s departure

Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm whether Gini Wijnaldum is set to play his final game for Liverpool this weekend, but insisted the midfielder’s commitment to the Reds cannot be questioned.

Abia: Many feared dead in fatal crash along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway

A fatal accident involving two commuter buses in Ihie, Ugwunagbo Council Area of Abia State, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, has reportedly claimed several lives, with others injured.
Harry Kane has bemoaned Tottenham's inability to hold on to results this season after they were pegged back for a point by Newcastle at St James' Park in the Premier League.

Harry Kane breaks transfer silence to confirm Tottenham exit plan

Harry Kane has put his desire to leave Tottenham on record following widespread reports the striker has asked to depart the north London club.
FILE PHOTO- A Scottish flag flies next to British Union Jack flag outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, April 24, 2019. REUTERS-Russell Cheyne

British government to target money in Scotland to counter independence drive

As the Scottish National Party (SNP) pushes for a second referendum after a repeat election victory this month, Macklin believes economic recovery is the real priority, especially for the fortunes of her struggling Scottish home town of Kilmarnock.

Agbekoya: Why we may join agitations for Yoruba Nation

The Agbekoya Hunters and Farmers Society, a foremost professional group of farmers and hunters in the southwest region of Nigeria created in 1939, has given reasons why its members may join in the agitations for the creation of a Yoruba Republic.
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.
Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.

Jamie Vardy targets more silverware with Leicester

Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.
Cloudflare’s new data loss prevention offering adds zero trust controls to the organization’s data, regardless of where that information is stored.

Cloudflare launches new security key-based replacement for CAPTCHA

Cloudflare, which you may know as a provider of DNS services or the company telling you why the website you clicked on won’t load, wants to replace the “madness” of CAPTCHAs across the web with an entirely new system.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

SERAP urges National Assembly to probe fresh ‘missing’ N4.1 billion funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to probe fresh allegations of missing N4.1 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly as documented in the 2016 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Nigeria Police

Security operatives take over Asaba, Agbor over ‘jihadist’ threat

Following the expiration of the 72-hour ultimatum on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, by faceless Fulani Jihadists handed to the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to backtrack on his support for the ban on open grazing across southern states, security operatives have taken strategic positions in the twin towns to avert any eventuality.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque-Pool-File Photo

Canada’s premier says he discussed border with Joe Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor charges cleric released by ISWAP to remain strong

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has expressed excitement over the release of Rev. Polycarb Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), who was abducted by insurgents (ISWAP) October 2020, urging him to remain strong and use his ordeal to encourage and motivate the people towards trusting God and having respect for humanity.
Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson misses qualifying for Olympics

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara suspends two health officials over ‘mismanagement’

Kwara has suspended two senior officials from the Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result (SOML-PforR) over alleged mismanagement of N170 million.