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ICC sentences former Ugandan child soldier to 25 years in prison

The International Criminal Court has sentenced Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ sentenced to 25 years in jail by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo announces ‘state of siege’ in two provinces

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a "state of siege" late Friday in two provinces in the east of the country wracked by violence from armed groups and civilian massacres.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 114, 934 people across the country between January and March for diverse traffic offences.

One dies, several others injured as bus plunges into river in Kwara

One person died and several others injured in an accident involving an 18-seater bus which plunged into a river along Eyenkorin area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

NBC: Channels TV apologises for breach of broadcasting code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday said Channels Television has apologised over its infraction of the broadcasting code.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

IPOB interview: We didn’t suspend Channels TV – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it only warned Channels TV and did not suspend the station’s operations over the broadcast of an interview with a leader of an outlawed group, IPOB.
Israel Adesanya

UFC star Israel Adesanya tenders apology after ‘rape’ comment

UFC star Israel Adesanya has apologized to fellow fighter Kevin Holland after he came under attack for his rape comment.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House summons COAS, CBN governor over arms purchase

The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on Arms and Ammunition has summoned the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it and clarify issues and as well as account for the monies released for the purchase of arms by the Nigerian Army.
Brighton boss Graham Potter admits he's feeling the pressure as they risk being sucked back into the bottom three.

Brighton boss admits feeling pressure ahead of Southampton clash

Brighton boss Graham Potter admits he's feeling the pressure as they risk being sucked back into the bottom three.

Bayelsa Assembly backs labour position on minimum wage law

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has thrown its weight behind the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) opposition to the move by the House of Representatives to scuttle the minimum wage law.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist remark

Britain’s monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG records 95% success in non-physical PUTME – VC

The University of Lagos says its current non-physical Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) has achieved 95 per cent success as against reports in some quarters that it was unreliable and inefficient.

IMF: Nigeria’s economic outlook remains challenging

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that Nigeria’s outlook remains challenging and charged the federal government to urgently undertake policy adjustments.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of South Africa has announced that it will reduce convicted killer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence after it emerged that its judgment failed to consider the 506 days that he had already served for the murder of girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius will be eligible for parole in March 2023

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of South Africa has announced that it will reduce convicted killer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence after it emerged that its judgment failed to consider the 506 days that he had already served for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
FILE PHOTO: impeachment managers Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Diana DeGette (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Stacey Plaskett (D-US Virgin Islands AT-Large), Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) deliver an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on accusations of inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Donald Trump lawyers to file pretrial documents with U.S. Senate in preview of impeachment...

Former President Donald Trump faces a deadline on Tuesday to respond to the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment charging him with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to supporters before last month’s deadly assault on the Capitol.
Elon Musk is calling for regulation on organizations developing advanced artificial intelligence, including his companies.

SpaceX announces first ‘all-civilian’ mission to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is planning to send its first “all-civilian” crew to space at the end of 2021 in a charity-focused mission commanded by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. The company said in a press release it’ll pick three people to ride alongside Isaacman to orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

Bayelsa deputy governor leads peace committee to visit disputed land

The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni/Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, addressing stakeholders during a meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state, on Monday at Government House Jos.

Plateau governor urges judges to be firm while handling kidnapping, rape cases

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau on Friday urged judges in the state to be firm while handling cases involving kidnapping and rape.

Herdsman remanded for attempted murder

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a cattle rearer, Muhammed Bello, who allegedly attempted to kill one Ibrahim Muhammed in Kwara.
The President, Vision Africa International and the Co-Chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government against further borrowing from both international and national financial organisations in order not to mortgage the future of the country’s children.

Bishop Onuoha cautions Nigerian government against borrowing, mortgaging children’s future

The President, Vision Africa International and the Co-Chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government against further borrowing from both international and national financial organisations in order not to mortgage the future of the country’s children.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said Sunday he felt foolish for giving Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen permission to travel home for Christmas with the forward testing positive for coronavirus on his return.

Victor Osimhen faces Napoli sanctions for breaching coronavirus rules in Nigeria

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said Sunday he felt foolish for giving Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen permission to travel home for Christmas with the forward testing positive for coronavirus on his return.

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FILE PHOTO- Matteo Salvini, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the far-right League Party, speaks as he launches campaigning for the European elections, in Milan, Italy April 8, 2019. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo-File Photo

Italy’s premier cannot pass promised reforms – rightist leader

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will not be able to enact key reforms demanded by the European Union because his unity government is too divided over the issues, rightist leader Matteo Salvini said on Saturday.
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CAN declares three-day prayer

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day prayer for the peace and unity of the country in the face of mounting insecurity.

Ebonyi housing commissioner passes on

Governor David Umahi on Saturday commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Celestine Okah, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi: APC, PDP bicker over abduction of opposition chieftain

The kidnap of Amos Ogbonnaya, of a former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by hoodlums, on Thursday evening, has continued to generate mixed reactions from various segments of the state.
Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe

President Buhari greets Obi of Onitsha at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe on the occasion of his 80th birthday, commending the royal father’s unwavering dedication to Nigeria’s unity and development.

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane ready to walk away from Real Madrid

But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
9. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun captures 4-man kidnap syndicate in Ondo

Officers of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, have arrested a four-man kidnap syndicate in Akure, the state capital.
Deng Ming (C), deputy director of China's National Narcotics Control Commission attends a news conference in Beijing, China May 11, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China moves to regulate all synthetic cannabinoids

China will become the world’s first country to regulate all synthetic cannabinoid substances, in a bid to get ahead of new variations whose chemical properties are not yet subject to regulation, the country’s drugs control office said on Tuesday.
The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.

Nigerian travellers to UK listed for isolation, testing in new rules

The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Nigeria issues N110 billion first telco bond

MTN Nigeria says it has successfully completed the issuance of N110 billion fixed rate bond due in 2028, under its N200 billion bond issuance programme.