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Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe onstage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 16 in Hollywood, Florida.

Miss Mexico emerges Miss Universe 2021

Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida, after fellow contestant Miss Myanmar used her stage time to draw attention to the bloody military coup in her country.
The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State, Michael Odogwu Elue on Sunday, urged journalists to always be on the side of truth.

Catholic bishop urges journalists to be on the side of truth

The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State, Michael Odogwu Elue on Sunday, urged journalists to always be on the side of truth.
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.

NFF hails coach development programmes

The Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations (FCAAN), which is due to commence a seven-day “C” Course Programme in the Ondo State capital, Akure, on Sunday, where no fewer than 100 football coaches are expected to receive essential training, has received high praise from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Dr Ikenna Onwuegbula, the Orator of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said that late Reggae Music Legend Bob Marley inspired and liberated millions of people across the globe with his musics.

UNN orator: Bob Marley inspired, liberated millions across the globe with music

Dr Ikenna Onwuegbula, the Orator of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said that late Reggae Music Legend Bob Marley inspired and liberated millions of people across the globe with his musics.
Hope Uzodinma

Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor urges Muslims to spare some time for the needy

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday asked Muslims in the country to use the opportunity of the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, to assist the needy in society.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP: Nigeria’s security challenges not insurmountable

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, has acknowledged the security ecosystem Nigeria is currently battling with, assuring, however, that they are not insurmountable.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: I’m delightful seeing Christians breaking fast, extending gifts to Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight that Eid festival will continue to bring with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst Muslims and Christians as witnessed during the fasting period.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

NSCIA: Ramadan fast continues, Sallah holds Thursday

The NSCIA said: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.
SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.

SpaceX plans to launch satellite internet service in Nigeria

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.
FILE PHOTO - Representations of virtual currency bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

New digital currency exchange unveiled in Lagos

A new mobile app that allows instant exchange of crypto currency with the naira and other currencies in the globe has debuted in Lagos, courtesy of Tradefada Nigeria Limited.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Stakeholders praise Adamawa governor over positive healthcare initiatives

As the world marks International Nurses Week, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has been praised for initiatives to recruit nurses, build hospitals across the geo-political zones in the state and for policies that has changed the general atmosphere of healthcare delivery in the state.
Founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, better known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has warned those who criticise men of God to desist.

Pastor Chris declares two days prayers, fasting over insecurity

Irked by the spate of insecurity besetting the country, the founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has declared two days of prayers and fasting.
FILE PHOTO - Stickers that are given to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 12, 2021. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

How the U.S. locked up vaccine materials other nations urgently need

To fight the pandemic at home, the United States gave its own vaccine manufacturers priority access to American-made materials needed to make the shots.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Donald Trump

Former President Donald of the United States is in global news again. And it is also for a negative reason! His ban by Facebook which happened on 7 January 2021, a day after his ‘storm troopers’ invaded the US Capitol in Washington, was, today, 5 May, upheld by the social medium’s oversight board.
A professor of medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gregory Erhabor, on Wednesday said that asthma affects about 339 million people annually with over 500,000 hospitalisations and about 400,000 deaths across the globe.

World Asthma Day: 339 million people affected globally – expert

A professor of medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gregory Erhabor, on Wednesday said that asthma affects about 339 million people annually with over 500,000 hospitalisations and about 400,000 deaths across the globe.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA: No genetically-modified beans or fruits on sale in Nigeria

The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has said there is no genetically modified beans or fruits on sale in Nigerian market.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

Press Freedom Day: NBC tasks journalists on ethics

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged journalists across the globe to adhere strictly to ethics of the profession as World celebrated Press Freedom Day.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
Governor Abiodun arriving for the May Day Celebration in Abeokuta

May Day: Ogun governor begs JUSUN, PASAN, others to end strike

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and other aggrieved association of workers currently on strike to return to work in the interest of the Nigerians and the economy of the country.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Deputy senate president hails Nigerian workers

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has felicitated with the Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2021 International Workers’ Day.
The management of Edo University, Iyamho, has announced the commencement of activities marking the 2nd graduation ceremony of the University.

Edo University gets MBBS clinical accreditation

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has approved clinical accreditation for the Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) programme for Edo State University, Uzairue.

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According to sources, the 32 years old dismissed soldier, whose name was given as Livinus Owalum-Barnabas, was arrested on Sunday, at Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT by men of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Former Nigerian soldier who trains ESN militants arrested in Abuja

The police have arrested a dismissed army lance corporal allegedly responsible for training and recruiting people into the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the outlawed pro-Biafra group, IPOB, according to a report.
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.
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna paralysed as NLC begins warning strike

Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer created history at Manchester United on Thursday night after the Red Devils knocked out Roma and qualified for this season’s Europa League final.

Manchester United boss: Fans will give us ‘extra lift’ in final few games

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the return of fans will give Manchester United an "extra lift" in their final few games of the season.
It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.

Real Madrid boss denies locker-room exit announcement

It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.

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FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

World Bank: Coronavirus reduced remittance to Nigeria by 28% in 2020

The bank also said remittance flows fell for sub-Saharan Africa by 12.5 per cent, according to its Migration and Development Brief 33 Phase 11, ‘COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens,’ published on Thursday.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Group accuses Kwara government of fraud in school renovation project

A Kwara-based civic group advocating for accountability and transparency in governance, Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), has accused the state government of inflating the cost of renovating Government High School, Ilorin by over N40.5 million.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor: It’s time to seek God’s face on insecurity

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said it’s time for Nigerians to pray and seek God’s face on the issue of insecurity ravaging the country.
A fisherman looks the fish tank aboard the Boulogne-sur-Mer based trawler Nicolas Jeremy in the North Sea, off the coast of northern France, December 8, 2020. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

France to hold up EU-UK financial services deal over fisheries – source

Paris has said it will delay a European Union financial services deal with Britain until Prime Minister Boris Johnson grants European fishermen fair access to UK waters, a source familiar with the French move said on Wednesday.
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.

Electoral Act: Group to protest at national assembly, 36 states

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Democratic and Electoral Space says it is planning a protest march to the National Assembly and 36 states in Nigeria on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.