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Chinese mining company accused of drilling in burial ground in Zimbabwe

A Chinese-owned mining company denied on Tuesday it had drilled holes in a burial site in Zimbabwe, after local people complained about what they viewed as the desecration of graves.

Economist: Dishonesty remains Nigeria’s topmost challenge

Former lecturer, economist and business woman, Maimuna Ahman Pategi, has claimed that apart from bad leadership, criminality and other social vices bedevilling the Nigerian society, dishonesty is topmost as 99.9percent of the populace are guilty of it.
Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, has urged Muslim faithful to stay away from any kind of sin that could keep them away from God, especially during the period of the Ramadan.

Ramadan: Popular cleric urges Muslims to shun sins

Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, has urged Muslim faithful to stay away from any kind of sin that could keep them away from God, especially during the period of the Ramadan.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Group asks minister to resign over ‘betrayal’ of Niger Delta

A platform for one of the ethnic groups in Rivers, the Ikwerre People’s Congress, IPC, has asked the Minister of Petroleum (State) Mr. Timipre Sylva to resign over his claims that the International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria cannot relocate their headquarters to Niger Delta because of insecurity.
People walk next to a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this handout image provided by Taiwan's National Fire Agency. Taiwan's National Fire Agency-Handout via REUTERS

Taiwan releases train crash suspect on bond, prosecutors to appeal

A Taiwan court on Saturday released on bond the manager of a construction site whose truck authorities believe caused a train accident that killed at least 50 people, but prosecutors vowed to appeal, as family members mourned the dead at the crash site.
Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.

Taiwan mourns after deadliest train disaster in decades

Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.

Foundation uncovers additional 51 ‘TB’ cases in Benue

Fifty-One (51) persons of the 609 sample screened taking for Tuberculosis in Benue State which marked the 2021 Word TB day, during the Community Outreach have shown to have symptoms associated with Tuberculosis.
Malek Salem al-Mejae, who says he lost his leg in the 2011 revolution, takes a group photograph with his friends as he prepares for his wedding in Misrata, Libya February 4, 2021. Picture taken February 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ayman Al-Sahili

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising.
Police have been attempting to crackdown on Mexico's fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation.

18 bags full of hacked-up body parts found by police in Mexico

Eighteen plastic bags full of hacked-up body parts have been found by police on the outskirts of a city in Mexico.
The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has criticised the overdependence on importation in Nigeria.

NAFDAC seals factory for ‘revalidating’ expired products

In a bid to rid the country of unwholesome foods and other consumables as well as safeguard the health of the Nigerian populace, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a food manufacturing company over alleged revalidation of expired curry and thyme spices.

Afenifere: President Buhari protecting only Fulani interests

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the directive of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu asking unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state government reserves within seven days.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere blasts Presidency for ‘supporting’ Fulani herders

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, lampooned the Presidency for faulting the 7 days ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate all forest reserves in Ondo State.

Road accident claims 15 lives in Borno

About 15 persons have been sent to their early graves in a fatal motor accident involving two buses along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road on Friday.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

2021: Nigerians deserve rest of mind – CAN

The Christain Association of Nigeria has urged governments across all levels to rise “gallantly” to address Nigeria’s security and socio-economic challenges.
Yekini Nabena

Impeachment: ‘Factional’ PDP Reps caucus dancing on the graves of crime victims – APC

The APC was reacting to an impeachment call by the PDP caucus in the House against President Muhammadu Buhari over his poor handling of the nation’s security challenges.
FILE PHOTO: Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark November 9, 2020. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark

Mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at fur farms in Denmark have resurfaced from mass graves this week, prompting complaints from residents about possible health risks.
Adegboyega Oyetola

#EndSARS: Osun judicial panel holds first sitting

The Osun State Judicial Panel of Inquiry looking into cases of police brutality and other human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units held its first sitting Thursday.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Official: No evidence of cholera outbreak in Oyo community

The Commissioner for Health in Oyo State, Dr Bashir Bello, says there is no evidence to back recent claims of a cholera outbreak in Lagun Village of the Lagelu Local Government Area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.

Coronavirus: Iran arrests footballer over Instagram posts

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested Iranian football player Mohammad Mokhtari for criticising the authorities’ handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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A Tanzanian PhD student, Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, died in India on April 26 of Covid-19 complications.

Tanzanian student dies of coronavirus in India

A Tanzanian PhD student, Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, died in India on April 26 of Covid-19 complications.
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m.

EFCC arrests bank staff for ‘N34 million fraud’

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m (Thirty-four Million Naira).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC assures will continue to meet financial obligations to FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that the revenue projection contained in the letter to the Accountant General of the Federation being cited in the media pertains only to the Federation revenue stream being managed by the Corporation and not a reflection of the overall financial performance of the Corporation.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Investment in agric will curb youth restiveness

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Federal Government to invest sufficiently in agriculture as a strategy to curb youth restiveness in the country.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN: Nigerian teachers becoming more competitive globally

Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says Nigerian teachers are currently becoming more competitive globally.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari meets security chiefs over rising insecurity

In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.
The Akwa Ibom State Government on Wednesday inaugurated its own airline, Ibom Air.

Passengers protest against Ibom Air at Lagos airport

In a viral amateur video obtained by newsmen, the passengers were seen shouting and hurling abusive words at the members of staff of the airline at Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MM2) counter.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Bello: Boko Haram has hoisted flag in Niger village

A dangerous dimension has been introduced to the bandit attacks in Niger state as Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Monday said Boko Haram terrorists had hoisted the terror group’s flag in Kaure village, in Shiroro local government area of the state.
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Dangote Cement gets N22.3 billion tax credit for road construction

The tax credit certificates are for the construction of Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota road in Lagos and the Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road connecting Kogi and Kwara states.
FILE PHOTO: Software professionals assisting municipal authorities work on their terminals inside a "war room" focused on tracking the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike office in Bengaluru, India July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nivedita Bhattacharjee/File Photo

War-rooms and oxygen: India’s IT companies scramble to handle coronavirus surge

India’s giant IT firms in Bengaluru and other cities have set up COVID-19 “war-rooms” as they scramble to source oxygen, medicine and hospital beds for infected workers and maintain backroom operations for the world’s biggest financial firms.