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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government uncovers 476 online sites set up to fight government

The Federal Government says it has uncover about 476 online publication sites dedicated to daily churning out of fake news to fight the government.
Mrs. Ada Charles Egwu, Chairman of Biase Local Government Area, has decried claims that some Fulani herdsmen have been killed by youths in the area.

Cross River council chair decries claims of herdsmen killing by youths

Mrs. Ada Charles Egwu, Chairman of Biase Local Government Area, has decried claims that some Fulani herdsmen have been killed by youths in the area.
Uganda said on Monday it had agreed with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to share intelligence and coordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east.

Uganda to share intelligence with Congo on Islamist rebels

Uganda said on Monday it had agreed with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to share intelligence and coordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker: Only 9% of military budget goes to capital purchases

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday said that based on appropriation records, about 91 per cent of current funding to the Armed Forces go on recurrent overhead, salaries and welfare, leaving only nine per cent for capital purchases.
A Palestinian firefighter participates in efforts to put out a fire at a sponge factory after it was hit by Israeli artillery shells, according to witnesses, in the northern Gaza Strip May 17, 2021. REUTERS-Ashraf Abu Amrah

Israel kills militant commander after Palestinian rocket fire, US calls for peace

Israel killed a senior Palestinian militant commander in heavy air strikes on Gaza on Monday and Islamist groups renewed rocket attacks on Israeli cities despite mounting international calls for a ceasefire.

Ex-COAS tasks governments to fight insecurity as they fought coronavirus

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika has urged the federal and state governments as well as Nigerians to fight insecurity in the way they fought Covid-19 and won the battle.
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Why Boko Haram terrorists have not been defeated

The military has managed to retake territory and dislodged the fighters from some of their hideouts. But a recent spike in deadly violence, focused in the north-east, where the Islamist group began its insurgency in 2009, has led many to ask what is at the root of the authorities’ failure.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury says he’ll fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in August

Tyson Fury has confirmed his all-British showdown with will take place in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 14.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he was in shock as Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored a 95th-minute winner at West Brom on Sunday.

Liverpool boss hails ‘unbelievable, insane’ Alisson Becker header

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was in shock as Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored a 95th-minute winner at West Brom on Sunday.
The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.

Security agencies urged to probe Banji Akintoye’s letter on ‘plans’ to attack Southwest

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.

Anglican bishop: President Buhari not sincere in tackling insecurity

The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Oru ,in Oru west council of Imo state, Rt Revd Geoffery Chukwunenye, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sincere about tackling insecurity in the country.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker dedicated his dramatic last-minute winner at West Brom to his late father.

Liverpool goalie Alisson Becker dedicates last-minute goal to late father

Just as the Liverpool’s Champions League chances looked virtually over, the Brazil international went up for a corner in the 94th minute and powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner to clinch a 2-1 win.
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.

Senator Anyanwu urges President Buhari to revisit Southeast commission bill

The former Senator who represented Imo East Senatorial district, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to assent to the South-East Development Commission’s Bill, SEDC, before him (Buhari) as one of the ways to respond to the call for national dialogue by the Southern governors.
Heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has revealed that he’s not in the good books of his wife Paris.

Tyson Fury admits he’s in his wife’s ‘bad books’

Heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has revealed that he’s not in the good books of his wife Paris.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: Southern governors’ decision on opening grazing, others irrevocable

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.
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.
Charles Oliveira, right, a veteran of the UFC since 2010, won the lightweight belt Saturday night in his first title shot. Josh Hedges-Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win UFC lightweight belt

Brazil’s Charles Oliveira rallied with brutal efficiency to knock out American Michael Chandler early in the second round at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas, on Saturday and be crowned new lightweight champion.
N'Golo Kante "cheats a lot", according to Paul Pogba, who has described the Chelsea star as a "smart kid" and a "cunning" player.

Paul Pogba: N’Golo Kante star is a ‘smart kid’ and a ‘cunning’ player

N'Golo Kante "cheats a lot", according to Paul Pogba, who has described the Chelsea star as a "smart kid" and a "cunning" player.
A demonstrator shows the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as U.S. makes appeal

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar's junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops backed by artillery, a member of the group said on Sunday.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

FA Cup fallout: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel frustrated in defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, revealed he was in “angry mode” after the surprise home loss to Arsenal suddenly put pressure on their top-four hopes in the Premier League – although the Champions League final against Manchester City could yet prove the most glittering safety net.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NGO: Synergy among service chiefs‘ll end banditry

Nigerians Advocates for Peace (NAP), a Non-govenmental Organisation, has advised the service chiefs to work together as the surest way in tackling banditry in the country.

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After acquiring a wild card invitation to feature at the Parma-hosted Emilia-Romagna Open, former world number one female tennis superstar Serena Williams found 17-year-old qualifier Lisa Pigato an easier opponent to overcome for her first victory in more than three months on Monday.

Teenage challenger loses first WTA tour match against Serena Williams

After acquiring a wild card invitation to feature at the Parma-hosted Emilia-Romagna Open, former world number one female tennis superstar Serena Williams found 17-year-old qualifier Lisa Pigato an easier opponent to overcome for her first victory in more than three months on Monday.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor: Nigeria is stronger than her challenges

Kogi State’s Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, political and traditional leaders across the country and all Nigerians on the occasion of the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers believes his side will hold on for a top four spot this season.

Brendan Rodgers confident FA Cup winners will seal Champions League spot

Brendan Rodgers says his Leicester players are ready to seize the opportunity of rounding off a wonderful season by qualifying for the Champions League to add to Saturday’s FA Cup triumph.

EFCC arrests former Kwara governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the immediate past governor of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, for questioning.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB president: Africa must finance large scale youth-led businesses

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on governments and private sectors in Africa to grow, finance and support large scale youth-led businesses in the continent.

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2. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

Serie A: Victor Osimhen will become top scorer next season – agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent William D’Avila has tipped the forward to emerge as the leading marksman in the Serie A next season.
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has hailed the season form of Bernd Leno.

Bernd Leno: I don’t want to leave Arsenal

Bernd Leno has insisted that he does not want to leave Arsenal while outlining his ambition to help the club reach the Champions League again.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Eid-el-Fitr: Sultan asks President Buhari, governors to end insecurity

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has uged government at all levels to come up with measures aimed at addressing the security challenges bedeviling the country.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Security chiefs get three weeks to curtail rising insecurity

The mandate to the security chiefs came against the backdrop of the rising cases of attacks by non-state actors on police and other agencies’ facilities as well as personnel, especially in the South-east.
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 governor: We’ll leave no stone unturned to unravel Ini Umoren’s killers

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has vowed to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the murder of the job-seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.