Home Topics Exception

Exception

FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Athens, Greece, October 26, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas-File Photo

Kremlin blames EU for demise of its Russia ties

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday blamed the European Union for its deteriorating relations with Russia and accused the bloc of systematically destroying mechanisms for cooperation.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia journalists warn against police harassment of traditional rulers

Abia Media Forum, a body of media men from Abia State have condemned as double standard, the penchant of the State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede who it accused of demeaning traditional institutions in the state and humiliating traditional rulers that she invites to state headquarter at will.
NDLEA

North-east federal lawmakers assure NDLEA of support

Members of the House of Representatives from the North East zone have assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, of their support in its efforts to rid the nation of illicit drugs. They gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the new Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd.), in Abuja.
A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups.

US Border agents can search phones freely under new circuit court ruling

A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups. First Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch declared that both basic and “advanced” searches, which include reviewing and copying data without a warrant, fall within “permissible constitutional grounds” at the American border.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC membership registration exercise in Kwara a sham – caretaker committee

Members of the Caretaker Executive Committee of the All Progressives congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state, describing it as a sham.
“Impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement.

WMO: Global temperatures to rise above normal

UN climate experts said on Tuesday warned that temperatures in almost all parts of the world will likely rise between now and April despite the cooling influence of the latest La Niña weather phenomenon, which has passed its peak.
Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a statue of former President George Washington, before the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Al Drago

US Senate votes to continue with Donald Trump impeachment

The US Senate has found that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, allowing full proceedings to begin.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

CNG: We didn’t disagree with Sheik Gumi on amnesty for bandits

Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has dismissed media report that it disagreed with Sheik Ahmed Gumi’s call for bandits to be granted amnesty.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a businessman-turned-politician, has been chosen as Libya’s new interim prime minister following lengthy United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at ending a decade of conflict in the North African country.

Libya’s new interim premier urges reconstruction of war-torn country

Libya's new interim Prime Minister, 61-year-old engineer Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, promised to be "ready to listen to and work with all Libyans" and called for the "reconstruction of the country" during his first televised address on Saturday.

Bishop Kukah urges clerics to go beyond sermons in fight for justice, peace

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah has asked church leaders to go beyond delivering sermons and issuing multiple statements in their fight for justice, peace, and reconciliation in the nation.
As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.

Bobi Wine and the Old African Brew

After the presidential election in Uganda, it dawned on me that there are two people in the country who don’t fear President Yoweri Museveni: One is his tailor, and the other is his political rival, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, famously called Bobi Wine.
The Speaker Jigawa State House of Assembly, Idris Garba, has announced the tenure extension of local government councils chairmen from two to three years consecutively.

Jigawa assembly extends tenure of councils’ chairmen

The Speaker Jigawa State House of Assembly, Idris Garba, has announced the tenure extension of local government councils chairmen from two to three years consecutively.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

NGF: Nigeria to get 140 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 2021, 2022

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have disclosed that the country will take delivery of 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover 40 percent of the nation’s population this year, while another 60 million doses were being planned for 2022.
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 storms Ogun, vows to sack ‘killer herdsmen’

A Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho yesterday stormed some parts of Ogun State and vowed to flush out killer herdsmen in the troubled areas in the state.
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Alexei Navalny, WHO, Greta Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, has been re-elected for a rare third five-year term, state media reported on Sunday, cementing his position as one of the country’s longest-serving leaders for decades.

Vietnam ruling Communist Party chief re-elected for third term – state media

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, has been re-elected for a rare third five-year term, state media reported on Sunday, cementing his position as one of the country’s longest-serving leaders for decades.
French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a screen as he attends by video conference a round table for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

Coronavirus: France closes borders to people outside European Union

France on Friday decided to close its borders to people outside the European Union (EU) due to continued high Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have escaped additional punishments following their clash during the Coppa Italia quarter-final between AC Milan and Inter on Tuesday night.

Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic escape additional punishment following Milan derby clash

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have escaped additional punishments following their clash during the Coppa Italia quarter-final between AC Milan and Inter on Tuesday night.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has conceded that West Brom deserved a 1-1 draw in the Premier League match at Anfield on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp pockets £6.7 million-a-year on ads, sponsorship

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp carts home £16m from his efforts at the Anfield but you will be wrong if you think that is all he lives on.
A key group of WTO ambassadors has proposed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the next head of the World Trade Organization, a WTO spokesman said on Wednesday, but the United States said it could not endorse her.

Coronavirus: Travel remains the most affected sector in service – WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has noted that travel remains the most affected service sector, down 68% globally compared with the same period of 2019 in tehbw3ake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Niger Delta youths, agitators rebuff MEND’s ultimatum to NDDC, minister

Youths and agitators in Niger-Delta have kicked against the seven-day ultimatum by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger-Delta, MEND, to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godwill Akpabio and Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the issuance of deployment letter to youths employed by the interventionist agency.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

ACON: Buba Marwa’s NDLEA appointment among President Buhari’s best

African Council on Narcotics, ACON, has lauded the appointment of former military administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier General (retd) Buba Marwa, as the Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, describing it as among the best appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Recent Stories

Fitch revises Nigeria’s 2021 GDP forecast to 1.6%

It pointed out that rising oil exports would be the main growth driver for the country in 2021, while consumer spending and business investment were likely to be subdued because of persistently high inflation and the slow rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi women farmers decry poor budgetary allocation to agriculture

The Kogi chapter of Small Scale Women farmers Organization in Nigeria, SWOFON, has decried the six percent budgetary allocation for agriculture in the 2021 budget approved by Governor Yahaya Bello
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with Bernardo Silva. László Balogh-AP

Rio Ferdinand: Only Bayern Munich, PSG can stop Manchester City from winning Champions League

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that the only two teams that can stop Manchester City from winning the UEFA Champions League are Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Attack on Abia police station: Eight suspects arrested, four killed

The Police Command in Abia has killed four suspects and arrested eight others over the attack on the Abayi Police Station in the early hours of Tuesday in Abia.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

18 killed as dozens of bandits neutralised in Kaduna

Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.

Most Popular

Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Peak Milk renews relationship with NFF as official sponsor of Super Eagles

Peak became the Official Milk of the Super Eagles prior to the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals in France, where the Eagles reached the Round of 16 with spectacular wins over Spain and Bulgaria. France ’98 remains the only FIFA World Cup finals that Nigeria has made the Round of 16 ahead of her last game of the group phase.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
The Board of Lagos-based Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) FC is on the verge of announcing a replacement for its former Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu.

MFM appoint new interim head coach

The management of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football (MFM) Club has confirmed the appointment of Olalekan Gabriel as the interim head coach of the modest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NHIS to extend health insurance to corps members

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, announced on Sunday that the company has developed a framework to extend health insurance to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
World number three Simona Halep has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open, organisers of the WTA event announced on Tuesday.

Simona Halep pulls out of Qatar Open

World number three Simona Halep has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open, organisers of the WTA event announced on Tuesday.