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Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern Nigeria states to submit anti-grazing bills to state assemblies

Indications have it that the Southern Governors’ Forum has directed state houses of assembly in the South to enact law backing the ban on open grazing.
The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Appeal court upturns Youth Party’s deregistration

The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits displace 16,000 households in Kebbi

Humanitarian crisis looms in Kebbi state as 16,000 households displaced in Zuru emirate following the spate of banditry in the last six months.

2023: INEC may approve 176,996 polling centres for elections

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may approve up to 176,996 polling centres across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as part of the ongoing expansion and verification of polling centres ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Federal Government has been asked to commence the dredging of the River Niger and also step up measures to mitigate flood menace and save over twenty thousand families who have been sacked by flood menace in Anambra State.

Nigerian governors urged to treat flooding with seriousness they give political rallies

The director-general of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Clement Nze, says many states are not taking steps to prevent flooding.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Petition to postpone or cancel Tokyo Olympics nears 300,000 signatures

A petition titled ‘Cancel the Tokyo Olympics to protect our lives’ has almost garnered 300,000 signatures as Tokyo citizens urge the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Games or cancel it outrightly.

Bode George: Nigeria now headless, wobbling

Former Military Administrator of Ondo state, Chief Olabode George, has lamented the growing wave of insecurity in the country, calling for drastic measures to drag Nigeria from the brinks, saying the country is currently headless and wobbling.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government pledges to save abducted Kaduna university students from execution

The federal government yesterday expressed its commitment to do all it could to save the remaining 16 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, whose abductors have threatened to kill for the delay in ransoming them.
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Subsidy: NNPC faces more pressure as Bonny Light rises by 150 percent

There are indications that the Federal Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC would be under more pressure to fund Nigeria’s petrol under-recovery or subsidy as the price of Bonny Light rises to $65 per barrel in May 2021.
The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.

Coronavirus: Third shot needed to boost immunity – BioNTech co-founder

The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.
FILE PHOTO: The grounds are prepared for mass cremation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in New Delhi, India, April 28, 2021. Picture taken on April 28, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock

India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots

Former Afenifere scribe calls for reconciliation of Yoruba political groups

Former General Secretary of Afenifere Ayo Opadokun has called on all serious-minded political groups in Yorubaland to bury their differences, make room for reconciliation and close ranks to be able to confront the many challenges the country currently faces.

PDP: Imo attacks show Governor Uzodinma’s failure

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said that the Monday attacks on Owerri Correctional Center and the state Police Command headquarters in Owerri were indications that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, had failed.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun thanked the Rangers fans for the way they have welcomed him to the club.

Leon Balogun may consider post Rangers Bundesliga offers

There are strong indications that Super Eagles and Rangers defender Leon Balogun may head back to Germany after his contract with the Scottish Premier league champions.
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Nigeria loses N45 billion, jobs to ban on new SIM cards

Since the suspension of new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card sales and registration by telecom operators on December 9, 2021, the country has been recording its negative impact on socio-economic activities as over N45 billion might have so far been lost.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor lauds military troops for intervention during terror ambush

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has commended military troops for their courage and gallantry during an ambush on state officials by Boko Haram at the weekend.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Boko Haram: Borno governor salutes military, lists gains by troops in Gwoza

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

House deputy minority leader condemns Ebonyi killings, attack on ex-CBN governor

The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the killing of citizens in Egedegede community of Ebonyi State by suspected herdsmen, and the attack on former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chukwuma Soludo, by gunmen in Isuofia, Anambra State, in which three policemen were killed.

Dozens dead after Islamic State attack near Total’s Mozambique project

Dozens of people were said to have been killed in a raid by Islamist militants in Mozambique, as an upsurge of violence threatens billions of dollars worth of energy projects in one of Africa’s poorest nations.

Festus Keyamo: APC is in charge of Nigeria because of Asiwaju Tinubu

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t be in control if its National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had bowed to pressure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government raises the alarm over intercepted Africa-bound fake coronavirus vaccines

The federal government has raised the alarm over a case of 3,000 doses of fake Covid-19 vaccines to be exported to Africa but intercepted in China.

Rotimi Amaechi: Nigeria’s destiny can only be actualised through unity

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has stressed that the destiny of Nigeria can best actualised in the context of one indivisible and united nation.

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Former Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Capital (NNPC Capital), Rev Godwin Okonkwo, has joined the Anambra State governorship race.

Anambra election: Former NNPC chief joins race

Former Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Capital (NNPC Capital), Rev Godwin Okonkwo, has joined the Anambra State governorship race.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.

Ivorian premier hospitalised with severe fatigue in France

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.
Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.

Five villagers killed in Niger Eid attack

Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.
Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is favoured to replace Neil Lennon as manager of deposed Scottish champions Celtic with talks at an advanced stage, according to media reports on Friday.

Ex-Bournemouth boss set to take over at Celtic

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is close to getting the top job at Celtic. The Scottish giants are on the lookout for a manager to replace Neil Lennon.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles boss submits list of 35 players to NFF

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has submitted a list of 35 players to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the upcoming international friendly games in Austria in June.

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A woman surrounded by her relatives receives oxygen support for free at a Gurudwara (Sikh temple), amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ghaziabad, India, May 6, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India coronavirus cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for national lockdown

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous country.
Asisat Oshoala and her Barcelona teammates have been crowned champions of the Spanish women’s league.

Barcelona crowned Spanish Women’s League Champions

Barcelona were confirmed champions after they defeated Granadilla Tenerife 1-0 away, while title rivals Levante could only draw 1-1 away to Espanyol.
FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

WTO chief: U.S. support for coronavirus patent waiver will push WTO talks

A United States’ proposal to discuss waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines will intensify talks on the issue within the World Trade Organisation, the WTO director general said on Friday
The Imo state police command, yesterday said that it has arrested two suspected inmates of Owerri Correctional Center, believed to be among the over 1,800 inmates who escaped when the “unknown gunmen” attacked the Correctional facility last month.

Two Imo ‘prison inmates’ arrested with AK47 rifle

The Imo state police command, yesterday said that it has arrested two suspected inmates of Owerri Correctional Center, believed to be among the over 1,800 inmates who escaped when the “unknown gunmen” attacked the Correctional facility last month.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP demands minister, NPA chief’s sacking, prosecution

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the immediate sacking, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman.