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Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests three over ‘currency counterfeiting’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigations into the alleged case of conspiracy and currency counterfeiting levelled against three suspects.
Members of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) are mourning the death of TB Joshua.

Members, residents mourn TB Joshua’s demise

A crowd of mourners has milled around the Lagos, Ikotun international headquarters of Synagogue Church of Nations (SCOAN) following the demise of its founder, Prophet TB Joshua.
American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and an unknown man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week.

American rapper charged for attempted murder

American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and an unknown man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Black massacre: Joe Biden outlines efforts to combat racial inequality in US

U.S. President Joe Biden, has outlined new efforts to combat racial inequality in America, saying he mourned one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history, the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

FRSC: 90% of trucks in Nigeria over 30 years

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 90 per cent of trucks in the country are over 30 years.
Football fans clashed with police last night ahead of the Champions League final as officers enforced a 10.30pm bar closure due to Covid-19 measures.

Manchester City, Chelsea fans clash with police ahead of Champions League final

Football fans clashed with police last night ahead of the Champions League final as officers enforced a 10.30pm bar closure due to Covid-19 measures.
Shocking images show brawls between Man City and Chelsea fans as they gather in Porto ahead of the Champions League final.

Brawling Chelsea, Manchester City fans clash in shameful scenes in Porto

Shocking images show brawls between Man City and Chelsea fans as they gather in Porto ahead of the Champions League final.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Kwara government urged to prosecute Senator Saraki, others indicted in assets probe

The panel investigating the unlawful sale and disposal of government-owned assets in Kwara State has recommended the prosecution of two former governors, Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, and others indicted in its report.

Suspended NPA chief threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

Suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman, says she will take legal action against Sahara Reporters if it does not stop its relentless campaign of calumny against her person.
FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the evening in front of a bar after the Hungarian government allowed the reopening of outdoor terraces, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Budapest, Hungary, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary to lift most coronavirus curbs – premier

Hungary will lift most remaining COVID-19 curbs, including a night-time curfew, as soon as the number of those vaccinated reaches 5 million this weekend, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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 asks FCT councils to suspend illegal taxes on businesses

The House of Representatives has declared illegal, levies being imposed on businesses by area councils in the Federal Capital Territory, ordering the task forces to suspend their activities.

Osun: ‘Yahoo boys’ stage protest, block major roads

Some irate youths, suspected to be fraudulent “yahoo boys,” on Tuesday morning barricaded the Lameco area, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The Jigawa State Hisbah Command said it had confiscated 308 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.

Hisbah confiscates bottles of beer in Jigawa hotel

The Jigawa State Hisbah Command said it had confiscated 308 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

Police: IPOB planning to attack Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said there are plans by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to attack ‘soft spots’ in the state.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.

Police: We’re investigating threats by IPOB, Oodua Republic agitators in Lagos

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.
An Israeli border policeman scuffles with a Palestinian protester during clashes amid ongoing tension ahead of an upcoming court hearing in an Israeli-Palestinian land-ownership dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Clashes in Jerusalem ahead of court case on Palestinians’ eviction

The troubles erupt after the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, when Jewish settlers, guarded by Israeli police, and Palestinians trade abuse on the streets of East Jerusalem.

Kano Hisbah board sacks top official for luring housewife to hotel

The Kano State Hisbah Board yesterday sacked a top official allegedly found with a married woman in a hotel room in the Sabon Gari area of the state.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Poland tightens quarantine rules after cases of Indian coronavirus variant

People travelling to Poland from Brazil, India and South Africa will have to quarantine, the Polish health minister said on Tuesday, as he announced cases of a COVID-19 variant first detected in India in the Warsaw and Katowice areas.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Official: Lagos on alert to prevent third wave of coronavirus

The Lagos State government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.
Manchester United fans protest outside Old Trafford

Manchester United could lose points against Liverpool after Old Trafford protests

Manchester United could face punishment from the FA and Premier League over protests at the stadium ahead of their game against Liverpool on Sunday.

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Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
‘Sky Sport’ journalist Gianluca di Marzio reports that PSG have completed their deal for Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. They will pay 70 million euros for the player, who will earn a salary of 8 million euros a year as well as potentially another two in bonuses.

PSG complete Achraf Hakimi deal, official announcement imminent

‘Sky Sport’ journalist Gianluca di Marzio reports that PSG have completed their deal for Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. They will pay 70 million euros for the player, who will earn a salary of 8 million euros a year as well as potentially another two in bonuses.
Jadon Sancho is ‘confident’ of sealing a move to Manchester United this summer as the Premier League side work on a deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger.

Manchester United moves to seal deal on Jadon Sancho

English Premier League side Manchester United have made progress in their attempt to reach a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the Old Trafford-wanted Englishman Jadon Sancho, who is currently playing for the national team in the ongoing Euros 2020 competition.

CAF releases interclub competition details for next season

The continental Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has released the 2021/22 interclub season schedule which details the information relating to the list of countries that are allowed to enter two clubs in the 2021/22 campaign.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN chief: Lagos ready for open athletics championships

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa as well as the Chairman of the Lagos State Athletics Association (LAA), Solomon Alao are both optimistic ahead of Thursday’s Lagos Open Athletics Championship.

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Saudi Arabia donates 23 ventilators to Nigeria

Saudi Arabia has handed over 23 ventilators worth $1 million to the Nigerian government to combat COVID-19.
"The Central African armed forces attacked the outpost of Sourou in Chad on Sunday morning … killed a Chad soldier, injured five and kidnapped five others who were then executed in Mbang on the Central African Republic side," Chad's Foreign Minister Cherif Mahamat Zene said in a statement.

Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers

The Chad government on Monday accused the Central African Republic (CAR) of killing six of its soldiers in an attack on an outpost in the south of the country.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari meets minister, chief of staff over insecurity in South East

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend met with the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige at Aso Rock over the escalating insecurity in the South East.
Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Adedayo Adewole, made the disclosure while inspecting some of the ploughed lands, located in Ife South Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday.

Food sufficiency: Osun government to allocate 1000 hectares of land to farmers

Osun state government says it has set aside 1000 hectares of land for farming to boost food sufficiency and make the state the food basket of South-West zone.

Appeal Court upholds Ondo governor’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting ìn Akure Wednesday declared that the appeal filed by the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede, against the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal that upheld the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Oluwatotimi Akeredolu’, in the October 10, 2020 poll, lacked merit.