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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.

Two killed as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were on Thursday feared dead at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State when armed robbers attacked a bullion van on the road.
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Reverend Callistus Onaga, has ordered all parishes in the diocese to immediately stop placing holy water at the entrances of the church.

Enugu: Catholic Bishop charges diocesans to pray for church vandals

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga has asked all parishes, Chaplaincies and religious houses in the diocese to pray for atonement and reparation of violet protesters, who destroyed the Bishop’s court and parts of the Holy Ghost diocese cathedral in Ogui Enugu, on Wednesday.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Minister: 28 states at risk of severe flooding

No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday.
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Nigeria: 1914 amalgamation has expired – APC chieftain

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mallam Muazu Magaji, has thrown his weight behind the unabated calls for the restructuring of Nigeria even as he insists that the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria has expired long ago.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

Boko Haram kill five soldiers, 25 others in Borno attacks

At least, five soldiers were reportedly killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday in Ajiri community, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.

Peloton recalls its treadmills following series of accidents

Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.
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.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos CP orders arrest of 13 leaders over Mile 12 crisis

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the arrest of 13 leaders of warring groups of Gengere Community, Mile 12, Ketu Area of Lagos.

Suspected herdsmen kill 19 people in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked some communities in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State and killed no fewer than 19 people, among them were children.
More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Rainstorm destroys houses, properties in Plateau communities

More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

NBA: Nigerian governors must respect constitution on judicial autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has insisted that the 36 state governors must respect what the 1999 Constitution stipulates on the contending issue of full autonomy for the judiciary.
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Insecurity: There will be no election in 2023 – APC chieftain

Former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa, has said that unless the current security situation in the country is addressed, Nigerians should not expected any election in 2023.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has thrown his weight behind the zoning formula which favours the south for the 2023 presidency.

May Day: Governor Masari lists gains of Katsina workers

Apart from various housing schemes for civil servants in the area, Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari, on Saturday listed various other programmes designed for workers.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has debunked reports circulating in the media that he’s currently living in abject poverty.

Emmanuel Eboue: I’m not poor and homeless

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has debunked reports circulating in the media that he’s currently living in abject poverty.

Mob set ‘kidnapper’s property’ ablaze in Kwara

An angry mob, mostly youths, on Friday set ablaze property of a suspected kidnapper, simply identified as Ramoni, in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

Senator Murray-Bruce: I’m working on solar-powered cars for Nigeria

The chairman of Silverbrd Entertainment Group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has revealed that he was working on a green revolution plan for Nigeria, where electric cars would be powered by solar energy in the absence of stable power supply in the country.

TUC to engage Lagos agency to address hazardous working environment

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has vowed to engage the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) to address issues bothering on hazards and other unsafe measures associated with some work environment both in the private and public sector in Lagos and beyond.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

JUSUN strike: Lagos judiciary workers begin partial resumption

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Lagos began partial opening of courts, three times a week.

ISWAP terrorists give Geidam residents with N20,000 each as ‘Ramadan gift’

Many families in Geidam town of Yobe State have received N20,000 each from Boko Haram fighters loyal to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to a report.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Mbaka: God is angry with President Buhari, he should resign

Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because God is angry with him.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Babangida Hussain, disclosed this at the ongoing 9th National Council on Land, Housing and Urban Development Meeting, holding in Jos, Plateau.

Official: Nigerian government implementing policies to make housing affordable

The Federal Government has stated that several unique programmes and policies are already being implemented to make housing affordable and accessible in the country.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos lawmakers urge President Buhari to rejig security architecture

Following incessant security challenges across Nigeria, members of the Lagos state House of Assembly have called on the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security architecture so as to address the spate of killings and violence in the country.

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Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez is on the list of targets to take charge at Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

Bundesliga side eye Real Madrid legend as next coach

The Bundesliga club have confirmed head coach Adi Hutter will move to Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2021/22 season to replace Marco Rose ahead of his exit to Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Manchester City, Chelsea linked with surprise move for Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.
Manchester United have started to devise a market strategy for the upcoming transfer window as the season approaches the final stage.

Report: Manchester United ready to offload four first-team players to fund summer spending

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to clear the decks to accommodate new arrivals, with United continually linked with some of Europe’s most exciting prospects.
Everton are thought to be weighing up a summer transfer bid for the Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

Everton weighing up a bid for Sander Berge

Everton are thought to be weighing up a summer transfer bid for the Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives from New Zealand after the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened overnight, following an extended border closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

New Zealand to resume Australia “travel bubble” as Sydney coronavirus threat eases

New Zealand will lift its partial suspension of a “travel bubble” with Australia from midnight on Sunday as fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney eased.

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government inaugurates school projects

Speaking at Akintan Junior Grammar School, Surulere, after inaugurating blocks of classrooms and other facilities in four public schools, the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, reiterated his commitment towards revitalising the education sector, providing conducive environment for teaching and learning across all schools within the state.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, wants ECOWAS court to declare NBC broadcasting code illegal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and twenty-four concerned Nigerians have sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “the arbitrary use of the NBC Act and broadcasting code to target, harass, sanction, and fine independent television and radio stations in Nigeria, and to restrict Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.”

2023: VON chief urges NGF chair to organise governors to unlock democracy in states

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising over the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri: It is dangerous to politicise security

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has cautioned against the politicisation of security issues, saying it would be inimical to the corporate existence of any country.

SEC denies recruitment exercise, disowns fake websites

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied conducting any recruitment exercise as being circulated in several websites and blogs purportedly associated to it.