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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.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor task NBA on professionalism, crusade against corruption

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the Nigerian Bar Association to always maintain professional standards and join in the crusade against corruption in order to bequeath a nation of achievers as well creator of wealth and entrepreneurship to the next generation.
Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare sets new African record at AFN Olympic Trials

Blessing Okagbare has set a new African record at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olympic Trials in Lagos.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Edo 2020: Bayelsa governor splashes N195 million on athletes

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, generously rewarded athletes that made the state proud at the National Sports Festival held in April this year in Edo State.
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WHO concerned over threat posed by e-waste to women, children

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the effect of soaring e-waste on the health of millions of children and women worldwide.
The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear its first testimony Monday, more than four months after a military coup ousted her government.

Junta trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader to hear first testimony

The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear its first testimony Monday, more than four months after a military coup ousted her government.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

West Ham boss David Moyes signs new contract

David Moyes has been rewarded for guiding West Ham to sixth place in the Premier League with a new three-year contract and says he is “really excited by the ambition” at the club.

Frenchman charged with espionage in Central African Republic

A French national has been charged with espionage in the Central African Republic, a month after he was arrested with a cache of weapons and ammunition at his home, the African nation's attorney general said on Wednesday.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua to face Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham stadium in September

Joshua was preparing for a title unification bout against Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia on August 14 but Fury was then ordered to face Deontay Wilder for a third time.

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation campaigns” against France that have targeted its officials, the armed forces ministry said.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Odumayo Adekuoroye, four other Nigerian wrestlers depart for Poland Open

Commonwealth Games Champion, Odumayo Adekuoroye, will lead four other Nigerian Wrestlers to Poland on Monday, 7 June, 2021 for a ranking series tournament in Warsaw tagged Poland Open.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Scrapping NYSC not in the best interest of Nigeria – coordinator

The Edo State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Abiodun Olubukola, has opined that scrapping of the Scheme would not be in the best interest of the country.
Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been given a five-year ban from athletics for breaking anti-doping rules.

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal gets five-year ban

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been given a five-year ban from athletics for breaking anti-doping rules.
Two weeks after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Cross River governor accuses external bodies of backing secessionist agenda

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, with an allegation that external bodies are fanning the embers of disunity in Nigeria “in order to sell their arms and ammunition in the event of crisis.”
Liverpool have been warned that Mohamed Salah will look to move on if “a better offer comes in”, with the Egyptian’s former coach not surprised by renewed talk of interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Mo Salah ‘wants’ to play for Egypt at Olympics

That’s according to Egypt’s Under-23 team coach Shawky Gharib, who claims the forward has confirmed he wants to represent his country in the Tokyo competition.
Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

In a flowing cream hijab, Karima M. Imam walks through her fields in scrubland in northern Nigeria as workers harvest a gnarled brown root that has turned gold since COVID struck: ginger.
Lorient forward Terem Moffi has celebrated his first hat-trick in Ligue 1.

Lorient boss lavishes praise on Super Eagles new boy Terem Moffi

Lorient manager Christophe Pelissier has heaped plaudits on Terem Moffi following the forward’s impressive debut campaign in the French top-flight.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Objective people know President Buhari has achieved much – aide

The Presidency on Friday said that as President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration clocked six years on Saturday, May 29, 2021, the milestone afforded the opportunity to reflect and recount the impact made and being made in different sectors of national life.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar junta leader says Aung San Suu Kyi will soon appear

Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy at home and would appear in court in a few days, in his first interview since overthrowing her in a Feb. 1 coup.
Head coach of the Nigeria women's team Randy Waldrum says he is 'extremely excited' over the Nigeria Football Federation's approval of his side's participation in the 2021 Turkish Women's Cup.

Super Falcons boss invites Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega , 23 others for summer series...

Nigeria’s Head Coach, Randy Waldrum has made a provisional list of 25 players for the upcoming Summer Series tour of the United States of America, where the nine-time African champions will play four-time world champions USA, Portugal and Jamaica.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

South-East: Afenifere faults Buhari’s shoot-at-sight order

The order which was given to the soldiers who are predominantly Northerners without first exploring the option of dialogue, the association maintained, had further fuelled the suspicion that President Buhari did not consider the life of another ethnic group sacred but that of Fulani, his kinsmen.
Sporting world is mourning the death of Olympic sprint legend Lee Evans.

Sporting world mourns death of Olympic icon Lee Evans

USA Track and Field confirmed the tragic news on Wednesday after reports that his family had started a fundraiser with hopes of bringing him back to the US from Nigeria – where he was coaching sprinters – to receive medical care following a stroke last week.

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The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Copa America: Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina progress

Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”

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Nollywood filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised an alarm concerning the whereabouts of his ex-wife and mother of his daughter, Mbong.

Nollywood filmmaker Jeta Amata alarmed over ‘disappearance’ of ex-wife

Nollywood filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised an alarm concerning the whereabouts of his ex-wife and mother of his daughter, Mbong.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Kidnappers release wives of Niger district head

The two wives of the District Head of Zungeru, Alhaji Alamu Madaki, who were abducted over a week ago have been released by their abductors.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara suspends two health officials over ‘mismanagement’

Kwara has suspended two senior officials from the Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result (SOML-PforR) over alleged mismanagement of N170 million.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Driver shot as woman, son are abducted in Nasarawa

Kidnappers have shot and injured a commercial driver, Abdullahi Abubakar, and abducted a woman and her three-year-old son on Monday evening on Ugya-Umaisha road in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State.
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Kebbi APC sacks chairman for ‘misappropriation of funds’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State has sacked its caretaker Chairman, Bala Sani Kangiwa, over crisis bothering on the misappropriation of funds released for the inauguration of the party’s wards and local government executives.