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Christian clerics join Muslims in interfaith-Ramadan-Iftar breakfast

Speaking during the Iftar breakfast, Leader of the team, General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru, said for the past 11 years, he has been joining top Nigerian Islamic scholars in breaking interfaith Ramadan Iftar breakfast to promote religious tolerance across the 36 states of Nigeria, Niger Republic and other neighbouring countries.
Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, has shared her thoughts concerning what friendship should be all about.

Toyin Abraham: None of us is really perfect

Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, has shared her thoughts concerning what friendship should be all about.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing their Order of the Garter robes, ride in an open-topped carriage to Windsor Castle following the Garter Ceremony, June 18, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

India donates 100,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines to Nigeria

The High Commission of India in Nigeria, in a statement by Vipul Mesariya of its Political and Information Section, said the 100,000 doses of vaccines, manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing facility, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Mumbai on 26 March 2021 at 1200 hrs.
30. Prince Clem Ikanade Agba said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Easter: Minister urges spirit of love for country, neighbours

Mr Clem Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love for country and good neighbourliness as Christians celebrate Easter.
Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has been flirting with a heavyweight pugilist, Anthony Joshua and he may end up in his camp as a sparring partner.

Floyd Mayweather set to join Anthony Joshua’s training team

Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has been flirting with a heavyweight pugilist, Anthony Joshua and he may end up in his camp as a sparring partner.

Delta: APC a party of illiterate, disrespectful drifters – PDP

The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland.

WCQ: Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka withdraw from England squad with injuries

The Three Lions got the road to Qatar off to a straightforward start against San Marino on Thursday, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a brace in a comprehensive 5-0 Wembley win.
The French government on Wednesday expressed willingness to offer the Nigerian Navy its full cooperation, to tackle piracy and other forms of insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. France Defence Attaché to Nigeria, Nicolas Rambaud, made this known when he met with officials of the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic School (NNHS) in Port Harcourt.

France offers Nigerian Navy support to secure Gulf of Guinea

The French government on Wednesday expressed willingness to offer the Nigerian Navy its full cooperation, to tackle piracy and other forms of insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. France Defence Attaché to Nigeria, Nicolas Rambaud,...
FILE PHOTO: Workers in hazmat suits disinfect boxes of Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after unloading them from a Chinese military aircraft at Villamor Air Base in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Philippines receives first batch of coronavirus vaccine doses donated by China

The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national inoculation campaign.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Benin stormwater project: Group accuses Edo governor of premeditated plot to indict Comrade Oshiomhole,...

A Civil Society Organisation in Edo State, Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of orchestrating a plot to indict former Governor Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of State of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, using his planned probe of the Benin stormwater project.
China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to making vaccines global public goods, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

China to aid 19 more African nations with coronavirus vaccines – foreign ministry

China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to making vaccines global public goods, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.
Femi Fani--Kayode

The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia stepped down after President Alberto Fernandez called on him to quit in the wake of the scandal.

Argentina minister resigns over vaccine line-jumping

Argentina’s health minister resigned late Friday after it emerged that friends of his had been able to skip the line for a Covid-19 vaccination.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Buhari lauds Chinese support for Nigeria

The president, in a letter dated January 28, 2021, addressed to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China, expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far and thanked China for its support in defence matters and infrastructural development of Nigeria, among others.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to thank China for its support to Nigeria in defence matters and infrastructural development of the nation.

President Buhari lauds Chinese support for Nigeria in defence matters

The president, in a letter dated January 28, 2021, addressed to the Chinese President Xi Jinping to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China, expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far and thanked China for its support in defence matters and infrastructural development of Nigeria, among others.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare urges President Buhari to tackle insecurity

Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has thrown his weight behind the calls for a ban on open grazing of cattle and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the insecurity in the country.
Former member representing Igalamela/Odolu State Constituency and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee in Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, on Friday, filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, for nominating Barrister Abdul Wahab Mohammed for the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Ex-Kogi assemblymen: Why I dumped PDP for APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State caught a big fish in it’s net on Thursday. That day a former two-time member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Elder Friday Sani Makama, announced his defection to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Scheme allows Hong Kong residents with a BNO passport to live and work in the UK with a pathway to citizenship after five years.

Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers

A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on Sunday as the city’s former colonial master opens its doors to those wanting to escape China’s crackdown on dissent.
FILE PHOTO - The Lai family, who are emigrating to Scotland, wave goodbye to their friends who are seeing them off before their departure at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

UK offers Hong Kong residents a route to citizenship, angering China

Britain on Friday hailed a new visa offering Hong Kong citizens a route to citizenship after China’s crackdown but Beijing said it would no longer recognise special British passports offered to residents of the former colony.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari says the international community must unite to defeat terrorism, corruption, COVID-19 and other challenges confronting the world.

President Buhari seeks international support to fight terrorism, corruption, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday canvassed for collective international efforts to frontally confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other common challenges affecting the globe.
British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, has hired Manchester City star Sergio Aguero to host Spanish lessons for children.

Report: Barcelona interested in signing Sergio Aguero in the summer

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer, according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

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Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.

House member donates school buildings, ultra-modern town hall to constituents

Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigerian government’s efforts on road projects in Southwest deserve commendation – road users

Some motorists and commuters in the South-West zone of the country have commended the Federal Government for its strides in infrastructural development, particularly in the areas of road construction and rehabilitation.

Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.

Delta 2023: PDP guber ticket hasn’t been zoned – Ijaw group

As politicians strategise over the next general elections, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG), an emerging political organisation in Delta State, has said that the state’s governorship ticket has not been zoned or reserved to any senatorial district.

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano: Police arrest 154 suspects for armed robbery, others

The Police Command in Kano State says it arrested 154 suspects for armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.
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2023: APC stakeholders sensitise rivers residents on membership revalidation

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State yesterday started the sensitisation of indigenes and residents of the state on participation in the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the party.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor urges monarchs to give titles to only credible Nigerians

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised traditional rulers in the country to give titles to only people of impeccable character.

South West PDP lauds Ayo Fayose group over decision to unite party

The South West Zone of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commended former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose over his decision and that of his Eddy Olafeso group to unite aggrieved party men and women in the region, and for prevailing on Dr Eddy Olafeso and other candidates that contested in the just concluded PDP South West Congress held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, from challenging the outcome of the congress in court.

Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police boss

Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander who was