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The newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has listed security and education as well as guaranteeing a robust economic growth for the Igbo people as some of the immediate priorities of the socio-cultural organisation.

Ohanaeze invites ESN, MASSOB, others for peace talk

As Ohanaeze Ndigbo embarks on its peace and reconciliation assignment as recently directed by the South-East Governors and Igbo leaders, it has invited members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN and Movement for the actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, to be part of the peace process.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has compared the founding Super League clubs to flat-earth believers and Monty Python characters while insisting everyone will be held responsible for the proposed breakaway.

Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus to get most severe punishments – UEFA

The creation of the European Super League has sent shockwaves across football. After lots of pressure and criticism, the large majority of clubs decided to withdraw and the project is up in the air.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister gives deadline to clear backlog of passport applications to Diaspora Nigerians

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, says he is committed to clearing the backlog of passport applications and issuance latest May 31, emphasising that the Nigerian passport is the strongest instrument of Sovereignty, Nationality and Citizenship.

Group: Nigeria should re-evaluate Chinese loans

Transforming Uplifting and Reforming Nigeria (TURN) which is committed to the socio-economic well-being of Nigeria has expressed its concern about the indebtedness of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the People’s Republic of China. The organization is worried also about what it called “the reported enslaving terms of conditions which Nigeria agreed to in order to secure the loans.”

World Igbo Congress rejects Ebubeagu, urges support for ESN

The World Igbo Congress has rejected the security outfit codenamed Ebubeagu which was recently set up by governors of the South-East region.
The head of Cuba’s Communist Party, Raul Castro, has announced that he would be relinquishing his position.

Raul Castro steps aside as Cuba’s communist party leader

His retirement will be ending an era of formal Socialist leadership that began with his elder brother, Fidel Castro, and the country’s 1959 Revolution that saw the overthrowing of the dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about jobs and the economy at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden set to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Rebel attack in northern Chad ‘under control’ – government

The situation in northern Chad is now "completely under control" after rebels entered the area on Sunday, the day of the country's presidential election, the government said.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Report: Joe Biden pressed to label foreign hate groups ‘terrorists’

President Joe Biden’s administration is being pressed by Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin to consider designating white supremacist groups overseas as foreign terrorists subject to US government actions as the US continues to reckon with domestic extremism after the January 6 far-right insurrection attempt, the Reuters news agency reports.
Jordan's Prince Hamza has pledged to disobey military orders to not communicate with the outside world after he was put under house arrest, in an audio recording released on Monday.

UN rights office voices concern over arrests in Jordan

The United Nations human rights office has said that it was unclear whether Jordan’s Prince Hamzah remains under de facto house arrest and voiced concern at what it called a lack of transparency surrounding at least 16 detentions.

Edo mechanic village to create 1,000 direct jobs – investors

No fewer than 1,000 direct jobs are expected to be created from the Mechanic Village, being constructed in Sabongida community, Owan West Local Government Area, of Edo.

5,000 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon

Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon due to Boko Haram insurgency began returning to their homeland on Monday in a voluntary repatriation process, an official said.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts to LeBron James criticism

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to criticism from LeBron James, insisting that "athletes unite the world, politics divides the world".
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as 'the best player in history'.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Brazil legend Ronaldo ‘the best player in history’

Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the World Cup winner ahead of Milan's Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, while putting him ahead of modern-day greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time list of top players.
Twelve police officers have been arrested in Mexico following the discovery of 19 charred corpses near the U.S. border, Tamaulipas Attorney General, Irving Barrios, said on Tuesday.

12 police officers arrested in Mexico after 19 corpses found

Twelve police officers have been arrested in Mexico following the discovery of 19 charred corpses near the U.S. border, Tamaulipas Attorney General, Irving Barrios, said on Tuesday.
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya poses with the Sakharov Prize, European Union's annual human rights award, during a ceremony at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 16, 2020. John Thys-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Lithuanian president nominates Belarus opposition leader for Nobel prize – sources

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has nominated Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for the Nobel Peace Prize, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

Coronavirus restrictions may stop players from honouring national calls

Football players across the world may be restricted by Covid-19 rules to honour their countries during international engagements.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil completes Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.
Jurgen Klopp said Monday that he has been blown away by the standards Liverpool have set at the start of their Premier League title defence after coming from behind to beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield.

Jens Lehmann: Jurgen Klopp is wanted in Bundesliga

Arsenal hero Jens Lehmann can see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp returning to the Bundesliga.
The flags of Morocco, Israel, and the United States flutter from the cockpit of an El Al airplane that landed in Morocco's capital Rabat for the first Israel-Morocco direct commercial flight on December 22, 2020 - US EMBASSY IN MOROCCO-AFP-File

Moroccan Jews await commercial flights to Israel

"We Moroccan Jews, did not have this possibility in our minds to return, but now it exists. His Majesty paved the way. It is a true revolution but the impact will not be seen until much later when we come out of this pandemic," said Fanny Mergui, a saleswoman.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, will take place later this year in an effort to heal longstanding internal divisions.

Palestinians announce first elections in 15 years

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, will take place later this year in an effort to heal longstanding internal divisions.

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2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.
Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Nigerian fintech companies secured most investments in Africa – report

Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss: We can’t let protests distract us with season on line

Whatever the scale or shape of fan protests outside Emirates Stadium tonight, Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal side to focus on the job at hand.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urges more commitment to NIN registration

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.

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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday.

Fikayo Tomori’s AC Milan switch ‘in doubt’ after series of costly errors

Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori has nearly blown his chance of making his loan to AC Milan permanent, according to reports.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran’s supreme leader criticises foreign minister over leaked remarks

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday criticised its foreign minister, who said in a leaked interview that the elite Revolutionary Guards had more influence in foreign affairs and Tehran's nuclear dossier than him.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Jose Mourinho: Why I accepted to coach Roma

The 58-year-old returns to Serie A ahead of 2021-22 with 25 major trophies in his luggage so far. The former FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur coach has accepted a three-year contract and will succeed Paulo Fonseca after the season.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: Everyone connected with Iniobong Umoren’s death will be punished

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has assured that everyone who had a hand in the death of 26-year-old Miss Iniobong Umoren who was allegedly abducted, raped, and murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan would receive adequate punishment according to law.