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Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge finds aggravating factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Katsina youths decry NPA chief’s suspension

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change, has condemned the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, describing it as unlawful and unconstitutional.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu community rejects new monarch, seeks government’s intervention

The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State is far from over as several members of the community have disowned an igweship election reportedly held recently.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senate fixes dates for zonal hearings on constitution review

The Senate has said its planned zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution, would hold from May 26 to 27.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The brother of Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Shenbari, who was killed amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, reacts as mourners carry his body during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Hamas and Israel exchange fire as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages into Israel from Gaza for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli warplanes struck the enclave in a deepening conflict in which at least 26 people in Gaza and two in Israel have been killed.
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has revealed.

Barcelona reach agreement to sign Eric Garcia from Manchester City

Garcia will move to Camp Nou on a free transfer when his current contract at City expires at the end of June.
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Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted to hospital

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital overnight, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Deregistration: INEC misleading public on Supreme Court’s judgment – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, NEC, of misleading the public over the judgment of the Supreme Court on Friday, May 7, 2021, which upheld the deregistration of National Unity Party, NUP.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, has stressed that despite myriad of problems facing Nigeria, the country will remain one indivisible entity.

Senator Na’Allah: Nigeria will remain one despite challenges

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, has stressed that despite myriad of problems facing Nigeria, the country will remain one indivisible entity.

Senator Na’Allah: Party interests may delay new Electoral Act bill passage

The much-awaited Amended Electoral Act can only be passed into law and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari before the next general elections in Nigeria if members of the National Assembly decide to place the nation above party’s interest in the determination of the provisions of the new Electoral Act.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Knesset (Israel's parliament) in Jerusalem, December 22, 2020. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via REUTERS

Israel plays for time on flashpoint Jerusalem evictions

Israel's attorney-general secured a deferment on Sunday of a court hearing on planned evictions of Palestinians in Jerusalem, a session that had threatened to stoke more violence in the holy city and heighten international concern.
An Israeli policeman gestures as others aim their weapons during clashes with Palestinians a at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Jerusalem tensions high as thousands head to Al-Aqsa after clashes

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli seurity forces advance amid clashes with Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI - AFP)

Israel boosts security forces ahead of tense night in Jerusalem

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
From 4.00 a.m. on Saturday (0300 GMT), anyone arriving from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba will have to self-isolate for 14 days, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted.

UK ‘open’ to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban

Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the UK government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

Nigerian editors denounce NBC fines as punitive

The Nigerian Guild of Editors rejects the N5m (five million Naira) fine imposed on Channels Television and Inspiration FM by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, for alleged infractions.
Israeli seurity forces advance amid clashes with Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI - AFP)

New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘terror’ over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Turkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing “terror” on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his visit to a farm in Wrexham, Wales, Britain April 26, 2021. Paul Ellis/Pool via REUTERS

British premier begs UEFA to hold Champions League final in England

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made a plea to UEFA to hold this season’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea in England.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urges Nigerian government stop blackmailing critics

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has urged the federal government to address the insecurity ravaging the country rather than spending time trying to blackmail anyone who criticises the present administration.
New revelations have emerged that JPMorgan Chase & Co was warned by its compliance team over the “great risk” of corruption just days before it made the last of three transfers that totaled $875 million to a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete.

JPMorgan memo warned $875m payment to Dan Etete was graft risk

New revelations have emerged that JPMorgan Chase & Co was warned by its compliance team over the “great risk” of corruption just days before it made the last of three transfers that totaled $875 million to a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House summons NNPC, Addax, others over ‘irregularities’ in oil sector

The House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the revocation and award of oil mining leases (OML), has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Addax Petroleum Company Limited and Santex Nigeria Limited two-week ultimatum to appear before it and explain alleged irregularities in the corporations.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
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.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Unilorin boosts security across campus

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches.

INEC to create 3,148 new polling units in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said it will convert the 3,148 Voting Points (VPs) in Kano State to full-fledged Polling Units (PUs).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Shiite protesters stab police officer to death in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said one of its officers, ASP Ezekiel Adama, was on Friday stabbed to death during a violent protest in Abuja.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
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.