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Myanmar anti-junta militia vow to take on army in a major city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay resulting in at least two casualties, according to members of the group and media reports.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria’s solid minerals revenue increases to N79.9 billion

Nigeria recorded an increase in revenue from its solid minerals sector in 2019 as it earned N79.96bn from the industry during the period, data released on Sunday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative showed.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria realised N79.96 billion from solid minerals in 2019

A 2019 audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that Nigeria earned N79.96 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2019. The figure, which represents accruals to the federation and other subnational entities, shows a 15% increase when compared to the N69.47 billion recorded in 2018.
Christian Eriksen is carried off after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match with Finland in Copenhagen. Friedemann Vogel-Reuters

How German emergency doctor saved Christian Eriksen after cardiac arrest

A German emergency doctor has described how he dashed from the stands to help Christian Eriksen after the Denmark midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark match against Finland at the ongoing Euro 2020 Championship.
The Nigerian Ports Authority has blacklisted six truck parks for non-compliance with the guidelines for the electronic call-up system, according to a report.

NPA blacklists six truck parks over call-up system

The Nigerian Ports Authority has blacklisted six truck parks for non-compliance with the guidelines for the electronic call-up system, according to a report.
To avert the looming food crisis that this might cause, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ernest Umakhihe, who declared the council opened, said the country’s agricultural policies would be reviewed.

Nigerian government, states review agric policies, programmes

Federal and state government officials from the ministries of agriculture have commenced the review of policies and programmes of Nigeria’s agricultural sector to avert the looming food crisis that could arise from insecurity on farmlands.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has begun training agricultural extension officers in Akure, the Ondo State capital on the protection of children from exploitation, hazards, and risks in the Nigerian agriculture sector.

ILO elects Nigeria as regular member of governing board

ILO has elected Nigeria as a regular member of its Governing Board.
Johnson & Johnson's single dose COVID-19 shot is the fourth to be endorsed for use in the EU after vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Moderna.

Aspen: Johnson & Johnson to send S.Africa more than 300,000 vaccine doses

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will export more ready-to-administer COVID-19 vaccines to South Africa beyond the 300,000 doses already pledged, the CEO of Aspen Pharmacare said on Monday.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.

Edo deputy governor: Godfatherism bane of Nigeria’s democracy

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP assures protesters of police protection, appeals for calm

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered men of the Nigeria Police force to protect protesters in the state, while also suing for peaceful demonstration.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

COVID-19: Hard choices made by Nigeria responsible for successful impact – President Buhari

The president, who addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, was referring to some measures, including travel restrictions across the states of the federation and beyond, compulsory use of nose masks, hand washing protocols and other relevant protocols instituted to limit spread of the virus.
Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

EFCC: Top government officials involved in illicit financial flows

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused Nigerian leaders and top government officials of aiding the Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) activities in the country.

NEXIM bank to address dearth of bankable projects

Managing Director, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Abubakar Abba Bello, has said that the bank is set to address the dearth of bankable projects and to increase flow of funds to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The head of Spanish refereeing, Carlos Velasco Carballo, gave a class to all the Spain players ahead of the Euros. This was requested by Roberto Rosetti, head of refereeing for UEFA.

Euro 2020: Spain players get advice from head of Spanish referees

The head of Spanish refereeing, Carlos Velasco Carballo, gave a class to all the Spain players ahead of the Euros. This was requested by Roberto Rosetti, head of refereeing for UEFA. Officials have been told to clamp down on diving, protests and offensive gestures.

NIPC remits N5.4 billion to Nigerian government in five years

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission says it has remitted a total of N5.36 billion into the consolidated revenue fund from 2016 to the first quarter of 2021.
An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo May 22, 2021. Picture taken May 22, 2021. REUTERS

Second volcano erupts in eastern DRC

A second volcano has erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National Park, close to the Nyiragongo volcano.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari seeks international support for peaceful transition in Chad

At the summit, Mr Buhari called on: “development partners and countries particularly France, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia; the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union, as well as other friendly and partner nations to support the transition framework put in place by Chad’s Transition Military Council led by General Mahamat Idris Deby.”
1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari: Chadian crisis may compound insecurity in Nigeria, others

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.
The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Sunday said he foresees a massive protest that will shut down Nigeria.

Primate Ayodele names PDP governors planning to defect to APC

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed the governors that are planning to decamp to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.

Two ‘Bandits’ burnt to death in Niger

Few hours after 11 persons were kidnapped at Gauraka in the Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State, two suspected kidnappers were allegedly burnt alive by a mob in Madalla area of Suleja LGA of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Niger: Protesters set police station ablaze over bandit attack

The police station at Gauraka in the Tafa local government of Niger state has been vandalized and set ablaze by protesters.

Two ‘bandits’ set ablaze in Niger

Few hours after 11 persons were kidnapped at Gauraka in the Tafa local government of Niger state, two suspected kidnappers were burnt alive by a mob in Madalla area of Suleja Local Government of the state.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo assures OPS of improved business climate

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the federal government will continue to interact and engage with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the country, with a view to improving the Nigeria’s business climate, knowing fully that the sector is the real engine room of growth and development.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez rules out Premier League return

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Troops Kill 26 terrorists in North-east

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed 26 insurgents in the North-east as the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, yesterday ordered troops on the frontline to sustain the momentum of attacks on insurgents.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate resumes plenary amid leaking roof

The Senate on Tuesday resumed plenary after a 10-day recess to mark the second anniversary of the ninth National Assembly.
Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations

The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate coronavirus vaccinations on the continent, the Washington-based lender said.

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Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution.

Senior lawyer: Nigeria doesn’t need a new constitution

Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution, but continuous amendment of the existing Constitution, citing American Constitution that has been in use for more than 200 years without being replaced, but amended.
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.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Kebbi: Rescue operation still on for kidnapped students

Rescue operation is still on for the kidnapped students and teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.
Sergio Ramos has suffered a fresh injury setback at Real Madrid and now faces a race against time to figure for the club again as his contract runs down.

Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid this summer

Ramos, 35, is out of contract at Real this summer, and had been expected to sign a new deal.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis joins Watford from Club Brugge

Emmanuel Dennis has ended a rather difficult time at Belgian champions Club Brugge with a transfer to the Premier League with newly promoted Watford.