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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 foils Boko Haram’s attempt to capture Borno community

Troops of the Nigerian Armed forces on Sunday foiled attempts by Boko Haram to take over Dikwa, headquarters of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA warns clubs over participation in breakaway Super League

Europe’s football ruling body UEFA is set to approve sweeping Champions League reforms on Monday and has issued a stern warning to clubs amid a latest Super League threat.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Delta APC rejects result of Isoko North by-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the result of April 10, Isoko North Constituency by-election in Delta, describing it as a charade and not true reflection of the process.

Ramadan: Church donates food items to needy Muslims

The Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry on Tuesday donated foodstuffs to Muslims in Rigasa area of of Kaduna.
Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director for defence information, DHQ

DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.
The Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Jumat Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, has stated that the spate of insecurity and other social maladies bedeviling the country stemmed from disunity and collapse of institutions and values.

Cleric: Disunity, others responsible for insecurity in Nigeria

The Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Jumat Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, has stated that the spate of insecurity and other social maladies bedeviling the country stemmed from disunity and collapse of institutions and values.
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.

Lille clash ‘important but not decisive’ – PSG coach

Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA removes 30 percent cap on spectators ahead of Euro 2020

UEFA announced on Wednesday it had ended its 30-percent spectator limit in stadiums, potentially allowing host nations to choose their own restrictions at this summer's continent-wide European Championship.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor defends demolition of opposition members’ property

Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has justified the demolition of the properties of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu and that of Professor Julius Ihonvbere, former secretary to the state government (SSG) and Mike Itemuagbon, sports promoter, saying that the Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) of the properties were revoked alongside that of his own (Obaseki’s).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

Top U.S., Chinese diplomats clash at start of first talks of Biden Presidency

The first high-level U.S.-China talks of President Joe Biden administration got to a fiery start with both sides rebuking others’ policies in a rare public display that underscored the level of bilateral tension.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

Ireland halts AstraZeneca vaccine

Ireland on Sunday became the latest country to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns about patients developing post-jab blood clots, as nations across the world sought to step up their Covid-19 immunisation drives.

5,000 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon

Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon due to Boko Haram insurgency began returning to their homeland on Monday in a voluntary repatriation process, an official said.
Chelsea have shown an interest in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann for a summer transfer.

Chelsea boss: Champions League not my priority

On the eve of his side’s last-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid, his answer as to whether Chelsea’s Champions League campaign will take precedence this season was perhaps surprising.

Senator Ekweremadu: Decentralised policing will solve nation’s security challenges

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stressed that decentralised policing remained the way out of the mounting security challenges facing the country.
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit- Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James close to emerging fifth-ever billionaire sportsman

LeBron James is reportedly set to become the fifth-ever billionaire sportsman in the coming weeks.
Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus.

Fulham star tests positive for coronavirus

The Serbia international was not part of Scott Parker’s squad which won 2-0 against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has tested positive for Covid-19, but his condition is gradually improving as he receives treatment in a German hospital, the presidency said on Tuesday.

Algerian president returns from Germany after post-coronavirus surgery

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned home Friday after a one-month stay in Germany for surgery following post-Covid-19 complications in his foot, state television said.
United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

UN, US condemn Myanmar coup

The United Nations and the American government have condemned the coup in Myanmar and called for a return to constitutional and democratic order in the Southeast Asian country.
Myanmar's powerful military has taken control of the country in a coup and declared a state of emergency, following the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government leaders in early morning raids Monday.

Military coup in Myanmar as soldiers detain Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia January 31, 2021. REUTERS-Yuri Maltsev

Russia detains over 1,000 at protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Police detained more than 1,000 people and broke up rallies in Moscow and across Russia on Sunday as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets to protest his jailing, despite biting cold and the threat of arrest.
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia January 31, 2021. REUTERS-Yuri Maltsev

Russian police detain over 450 at protests against jailed Kremlin critic Navalny’s jailing

Police detained more than 450 people at rallies in Siberia and Russia’s Far East on Sunday as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets to protest his jailing, despite biting cold and the threat of arrest.
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia January 31, 2021. REUTERS-Yuri Maltsev

Russians join protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Navalny despite crackdown

Supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets in Siberia and the Russian Far East on Sunday for a second straight weekend despite a sweeping crackdown on

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Fans of the YBNL boss, Olamide, are in a frenzy mood as the artiste has announced the release of a new work of art about eight months after he released his last project, Carpe Diem.

Olamide announces new album release

Fans of the YBNL boss, Olamide, are in a frenzy mood as the artiste has announced the release of a new work of art about eight months after he released his last project, Carpe Diem.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Kano Pillars unveil Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.
Uche Maduagwu

Nollywood actor: I lied about my gay status

Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, on Monday, shocked and surprised his fans when he announced that he lied about himself being a gay.

200 homes destroyed in Taraba windstorm

A windstorm has destroyed more than 200 homes and properties worth millions of naira in the towns of Wukari and Donga in Taraba on Wednesday.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary Mohammed Sanusi

NFF scribe, director bag FIFA certificates

General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, and the Director of Finance and Administration, Mr Charity Kadiri, have both bagged FIFA Certificate of Attendance upon the successful completion of Football Executive Programme that lasted nearly one year.