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Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Femi Falana: APC has perfected plans to rule nigeria indefinitely

Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years, Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely.
FILE PHOTO- Naftali Bennett, Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Menahem Kahana-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s parliamentary coalition ends Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years reign as prime minister

A disparate anti-Netanyahu parliamentary coalition on Sunday ousted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to elect right-wing leader Naftali Bennett as a replacement.
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HIV/AIDS: Agency commences screening in Kwara border communities

The Kwara AIDS Control Agency (KWASACA) has commenced HIV/AIDS screening and sensitisation at Eruku in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state’s border.
Fulani herdsmen

Osun to give herdsmen identity cards

Osun government has announced plans to have Fulani-Bororo herdsmen issued with ID cards as part of its data capturing and profiling of herders in the state.
The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks permanent residency for some immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let immigrants who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally, siding with President Joe Biden's administration.
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Eric Adams: Nigeria’s endorsement, boost to my mayoral victory

Eric Adams, a leading New York City Mayoral candidate, has praised the Nigerian community for endorsing him, and expressed the hope that the gesture will increase his chances of emerging victorious in the November election.
The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija has revealed that members of a team involved in racketeering of Nigerian passport based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States has been apprehended.

Envoy: Nigerian passport racketeer syndicate in US busted

The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija has revealed that members of a team involved in racketeering of Nigerian passport based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States has been apprehended.
As part of its ongoing effort to revitalise the growth of SME’s in the Health Sector, Polaris Bank has announced the introduction of a new Polaris Health Sector Loan bundle to support the growth of the sector.

Polaris launches ‘digital bank’ allowing customers virtual control

According to the bank, the new digital bank is set to grow its market share, targeting a new generation of digital natives and immigrants who are socially and financially aware of innovations in self-service and stress-free transactions.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

PIB: US expresses interest in passage of bill

The United States of America has declared its interest in the passage of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in order to provide a clear roadmap for the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector as well as stakeholders.

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.

Ondo NUJ tasks Immigration Service on insecurity, passport

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has appealed to the Federal Government to adequately fund the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to boost its performance.
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Legislative Council meeting debating a Beijing-backed electoral reform in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong passes immigration bill, raising alarm over ‘exit bans’

Hong Kong’s legislature passed on Wednesday a controversial immigration bill, which lawyers, diplomats and right groups fear will give authorities unlimited powers to prevent residents and others from entering or leaving the Chinese-ruled city.
French police forces conduct a search at the house of a Tunisian man who stabbed to death a female police employee at a police station in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris, on April 23, 2021 French prosectors opened a terror probe after a woman working for the police was stabbed to death in Rambouillet, a well-heeled usually peaceful commuter town about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Paris. The attack revived the trauma of a spate of deadly attacks last year in France blamed on Islamist radicals. Bertrand GUAY / AFP

Three held after police worker stabbed to death near Paris

French investigators were on Saturday questioning three people linked to a Tunisian man who stabbed a police employee to death near Paris in a suspected Islamist attack.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM: 100 Illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast

More than 100 illegal immigrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the Libyan coast, Eugenio Ambrosi, Chief of Staff of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), announced later Thursday.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-chairmen Tino Chrupalla (L) and Joerg Meuthen (R) speak with AfD’s deputy leader Beatrix von Storch (C) during a congress of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland) party in Dresden, eastern Germany, on April 10, 2021. – Members of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany gather for a party congress in Dresden this weekend, despite coronavirus restrictions, to finalise their strategy ahead of the general election on September 26, 2021. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)

Germany’s divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM: 4,500 irregular migrants in Libya detention

Libya has become a preferred point of departure for thousands of immigrants who attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach European shores to escape the insecurity and chaos plaguing Libya since the fall of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi 2011.

U.S. prioritises applications of Nigerians seeking residency

The United States government says it has contacted rejected immigrants and is prioritising processing their pending visa applications affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump.
Tunisia's coastguard on Thursday retrieved the bodies of 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after their boat capsized at sea, a spokesperson for the defence ministry said.

IOM: Over 4,000 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast so far in 2021

A total of 4,129 illegal migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya so far in 2021, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said late on Monday.
Buba Marwa

NDLEA chief to commission drug rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa, will on Friday (March 19) commission a newly built multi-purpose Clinic and rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
FILE PHOTO - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta gestures during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, February 12, 2014. REUTERS-Remo Casilli

Former Italian premier takes helm of fractious Democrats

Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta urged the Democratic Party (PD) to end infighting and come together before the next national election as he took up the leadership of the troubled centre-left group on Sunday.

China urges Australia to close offshore detention centres

China on Friday said it was “deeply concerned” by what it described as the Australian government’s operation of offshore detention centres, and it called for the sites to be closed immediately.
U.S. President Joe Biden waves while boarding Air Force One. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

Joe Biden to raise current US refugee cap from historic lows

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise the refugee cap for the current fiscal year to 62,500, a sharp increase from the 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump, two people familiar with the move told Reuters on Friday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Major banks and airlines were among businesses hit by a fresh global online outage Thursday, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.

Major Australian banks, US airlines hit by website outage

Major banks and airlines were among businesses hit by a fresh global online outage Thursday, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
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Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has passed a vote of confidence in its 2019 governorship candidate, Sen. Ayogu Eze, for being a blessing to the party since he joined the party.
The American boxer, Deontay Wilder, who secured the arbitration decision that set aside the unification bout between the top British heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, has labelled his opponent Fury a “coward.”

Deontay Wilder says he is from Edo

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder, stunned fans globally after he revealed on Saturday he had traced his roots to Edo State.
BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.

BBNaija: Dorathy lambasts Wathoni over ‘relationship’ with Ozo

BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers to send anti-open grazing law to state assembly

Rivers State Goverment has promised to give the ban on open grazing in the state a legal backing by sending the required bill to the House of Assembly.