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INEC expands Ogun polling units to 1,832

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State has disclosed that not less than 1,832 Polling Units have been created as additional voting centres to the 3,210 existing ones across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: We are battle-ready for hoodlums – police

The police in Ogun have warned hoodlums planning to attack stations in the state to shun such intentions in order not to face the wrath of the law.
3. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Presidency: President Buhari will keep Nigeria together

The Presidency has reacted to the Department of State Services (DSS) alert condemning the unsavoury statements by those they described as misguided elements who have continued to threaten the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of Nigeria.
2. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Presidency warns over ‘plot to overthrow’ President Buhari’s government

The Presidency on Tuesday warned that it will deal decisively with any group that does anything to undermine the democratically elected government in the country. even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.
Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has spoken to CNBC about his plans to buy Arsenal.

Stan Kroenke ‘put Arsenal up for sale for £1.7 billion’

Arsenal reportedly are up for sale despite the Kroenke family declaring they will not entertain any offers.

JUSUN leadership faults resumption notice by judiciary in Lagos

The National leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has decried the resumption notice by the Lagos State Judiciary from its ongoing nationwide strike.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

Sukuk bond: DMO seeks transaction advisers

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced openings for transaction advisers to organise Sukuk bonds in the Nigerian capital market.
Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League clubs face £130 million withdrawal fee

The nine European Super League clubs who withdrew from the competition are reportedly facing a £130 million withdrawal fee after pulling out of the project.
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.

Super League collapse: Fans have sent the strongest message football has ever seen – Arsenal...

Mikel Arteta says football fans have sent "the strongest message that has ever been sent" in response to the proposed European Super League.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are figuring out their future and whether they are going to stay married, according to two sources close to Kardashian West who spoke to CNN.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West file for joint custody of children

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are parting ways after seven years of staying married to each other.

2023: PDP leaders on their way to APC – Tonye Princewill

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that several office-holders and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon dump the party for the APC.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez re-elected as Real Madrid president for four more years

Florentino Perez, a man famed for his 'Galacticos' approach to transfer business, has been re-elected as Real Madrid president and will remain at the Blancos helm for another four years.

OPC: General Danbazau suffering from acute dementia

The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC) said the former Chief of Army staff and Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau is suffering from acute dementia and gradually losing touch with the realities of the moment.
Manchester United’s players are reportedly concerned over David de Gea‘s form following his disappointing display vs Chelsea.

Manchester United boss, David de Gea facing deterioration in relationship

Manchester United reportedly have a pretty big problem at their hands involving David de Gea, Dean Henderson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Group advises against converting Aba library to a motor park

The Aba Book Club, on Tuesday, pleaded with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to stop Aba South Local Government authorities from converting the Aba zonal library permanent site into a motor park.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor applauds NAHCON for introducing Hajj savings scheme

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON and Jaiz Bank that his administration will continue to work in partnership with them in order to enable the low income earners from the state reap the benefits of the newly introduced Hajj Savings Scheme.
Steven Gerrard is keen on keeping Leon Balogun at Rangers for next season after confirming that the Nigeria international is close to triggering an extension in his contract.

Leon Balogun reiterates commitment to Rangers

Nigeria international, Leon Balogun, has declared his intention to stay at Ibrox – the player is more than happy for the club to take up the additional year option that they have on his current contract.

SON proposes bilateral agreement to curb substandard goods

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stressed the need for bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other countries to address the influx of substandard goods into the country.
The Lagos State Police Command, Monday, rescued a day old boy at Oladejo street, Oko Oba area of the state at about 10.30pm.

Police rescue abandoned day-old baby in Lagos

According to the State Police PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, “A good Lagosian found the baby at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba Lagos on Monday at 10.20pm and informed the police operatives attached to Abattoir Division of the command.
7. The deputy speaker of the house of representatives, Idris Wase, has questioned the eligibility of Nigerians living abroad to submit petitions.

House of Reps deputy speaker justifies rejection of petition from Tiv people in US

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Wase has justified the rejection of petition from Tiv people in America, saying that he was guiding the sponsor of the petition on the proper procedure to adopt in presenting the said petition.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic.

How to watch the 2021 Grammys online

The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday March 14th, as awards show season continues apace despite the coronavirus pandemic. The show will honor the best music of 2020 and all the performers, producers, and behind-the-scenes people who made it happen

PDP Southwest congress: Bode George charges candidates on probity

Former deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has charged candidates vying for various positions in the forthcoming zonal congress of the party to thoroughly examine themselves, saying the party will never elect officers that would let it down.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Migrants protesting against the military junta in Myanmar hold pictures of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, during a candlelight vigil at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, March 28, 2021. REUTERS-Jorge Silva-File Photo

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities as junta targets education

More than 11,000 academics and other university staff opposed to Myanmar's ruling junta have been suspended after going on strike in protest against military rule, a teachers' group told Reuters.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard emerges as frontrunner for Crystal Palace job

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is reportedly the leading contender to take the Crystal Palace job this summer, with Roy Hodgson set to leave Selhurst Park.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police: Jigawa records 35 rape cases in four months

The police n Jigawa State on Wednesday said they recorded 35 rape cases in the state between January and April this year.