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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: We’ll take fight against corruption to next level

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said he would take fight against corruption to the next level.
FILE PHOTO - Incoming World Trade Organization President (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview with Reuters in Potomac, Maryland, U.S., February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

WTO chief: ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ to stop abduction of students

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday expressed hope that the ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ will help stop the incessant abduction of students across Nigeria.

Olisa Metuh tasks Igbo elders, political leaders on IPOB agitation

Former national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh has urged elders and elected leaders from the South East to work out ways and means of addressing the IPOB issue.
Mr Dapo Lam-Adesina, a former member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State, on Thursday, left the African Democratic Congress for the All Progressives Congress.

Dapo Lam-Adesina: Why I returned to APC

Mr Dapo Lam-Adesina, a former member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State, on Thursday, left the African Democratic Congress for the All Progressives Congress.
Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale “towards end of career” – agent

Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.
Former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel has been officially received into the All Progressives Congress (APC) by state Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Governors Abiodun, Ganduje, Akeredolu, others receive Gbenga Daniel into APC

Supported by governors of Ondo, Kebbi, Kano and Niger states, Rotimi Akeredolu, Atiku Bagudu Abdullahi Ganduje and Abubakar Sanni Bello, respectively, Abiodun received Daniel, a one-time Director-General of the 2019 Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, into the party Tuesday night at his Asoludero Court residence in Sagamu.
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‘I should not be crucified for dumping PDP’

The Transition Committee Chairman of Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, has said he should not be crucified by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Enugu governor hailed over peaceful co-existence with Northern community

The Emir of Bichi, Dr. Nasiru Ado Bayero, has expressed gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the peace the Northern community has been enjoying in the state, under his administration.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Why we returned schools to missions

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday disclosed that his administration decided to return schools to missions and original owners in order to restore moral value in schools and arrest the activities of “profiteers and undisciplined” elements in the system.
Here is a list of winners at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place on Sunday in Los Angeles.

2020 Grammy: Full list of winners

Lizzo also won three prizes — best pop solo performance, best urban contemporary album and best traditional R&B performance.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
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Beyonce drops another surprise album

Beyonce, the queen of surprise and so much else, has again dropped a record with no warning: a live album to go with an upcoming Netflix documentary on her performance at Coachella last year.
The cast and crew of Bohemian Rhapsody Valérie Macon-AFP-Getty Images

Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody win big at 2019 Golden Globes

Green Book was the biggest winner at the 2019 Golden Globes award, taking home plaques in the best comedy, best supporting actor and best screenplay categories.

Golden Globes 2019: Black Panther, A Star Is Born, others make nomination list

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out today in Beverly Hills.

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ leads pack for Golden Globes

Hollywood’s A-listers will hit the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy start to the entertainment industry’s awards season, with popular music romance “A Star Is Born” the overwhelming favorite for top honours.

President Buhari: We’ve done more with less resources in three years

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is delivering on promises with clear-cut targets, prudent management of resources and a deliberate policy to plug wastage and pilfering of government resources.

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Ebonyi governor: We are fighting two wars in South East

The Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said the people of the zone are fighting two separate wars.
Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.

Super Eagles’ Kevin Akpoguma scores first-ever Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.
American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.

American actress Tawny Kitaen dies at 59

American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.
Commissioner for Education, Bernard Ikegwuoha, who disclosed this in a statement, said that any student that had registered for the 2021 WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Examinations and does not have or possess verifiable evidence of BECE certificate, will not be allowed to sit for the 2021 WAEC/NECO/NABTEB.

Imo government bars non holders of junior school certificate from sitting for SSCE

Imo State Government has barred students not holding the Junior Secondary School Certificate from sitting for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSCE.

New computer village developer raises alarm over activities of miscreants

To ensure timely completion of work at the Gatankowa ICT Village relocation site, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd has called on the Lagos State Government to evacuate illegal occupants from the site.

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Fire Service: Kano loses 12 lives, N17.6 million property in April

The Kano State Fire Service says 12 lives were lost and property worth N17.6 million were destroyed in fire incidents recorded in the state in April.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

ICG: Nigeria’s herder-farmer conflict could escalate if NLTP fails

Nigeria’s herder-farmer conflict could escalate to wider violence if federal and state governments fail to implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.
People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

India's coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states.
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 urges journalists to use press freedom responsibly

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, observed globally every May 3, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his commitment to freedom of the press even as he urged media professionals to wield the freedom responsibly, and without licentiousness.
The management of Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), has finally reeled out reasons the institute is progressing.

PTI commences free three months ICT training for 57 youths

Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, Delta state has flagged off a three months training programme on computer competence for 57 youths drawn from 24 Urhobo kingdoms in the state.