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NDLEA establishes strike force to fight drug cartels, syndicates

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has established a strike force division within the agency to effectively take on drug cartels and syndicates.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor declares ‘no victor, no vanquished’ as tribunal dismisses election petition

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwatotimi Akeredolu, yesterday declared that there was ‘no victor and no vanquished,’ as the Election Petition Tribunal, that looked into complaints that emanated from the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election in the state, dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny goes on hunger strike over lack of medical care

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny declared a hunger strike on Wednesday in an attempt to force the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and both legs
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari: Shoot-on-sight order on possessors of AK-47 rifles stands

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday emphasised that security chiefs had received marching orders to go harder on criminals, including shooting on sight of anyone found illegally with AK-47s.
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NSA: Nigeria has firepower to end insurgency without mercenaries

The federal government yesterday ruled out hiring mercenaries to fight the insurgency war, saying the country has enough personnel and resources to fight insecurity, especially with the reform of the armed forces by President Muhammadu Buhari.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar soldiers from the 77th light infantry division walk along a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks

Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.
Top public relations official for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has stepped down, the government says on Monday.

Japanese premier’s aide quits amid wining, dining scandal

Top public relations official for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has stepped down, the government says on Monday.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

Nigeria: Abducted students, others will be released unhurt – official

The Federal Government has assured that it will secure the release of students of the Government Science College Kagara Niger State and their teachers abducted on Wednesday unhurt.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a law on state genome registration, which will come into effect in January 2023, said the country’s justice ministry Thursday.

Uzbek president signs law on genome registration

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a law on state genome registration, which will come into effect in January 2023, said the country’s justice ministry Thursday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

AU chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya

South Africa president and African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the signing of a complete countrywide and permanent ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya.
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SERAP writes President Buhari over ‘controversial’ CAMA law

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to “urgently rescind your assent to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020, [CAMA 2020], and to send the legislation back to the National Assembly to address its fundamental flaws, including by deleting the repressive provisions of the Act, particularly sections 839, 842, 843, 844 and 850 contained in Part F of the Act, and any other similar provisions.”
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has sworn in a cabinet of 25 ministers as well as 39 powerful state ministers, after a landslide victory at last week’s parliamentary election, officials said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka swears in new cabinet, state ministers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has sworn in a cabinet of 25 ministers as well as 39 powerful state ministers, after a landslide victory at last week’s parliamentary election, officials said on Wednesday.

No plot to block opposition in Edo, Ondo guber polls – APC governors

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has said there is no plot to block or stifle opposition in the September 19 and October 10 governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
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Ondo guber: AAC vows to sue INEC for replacing party’s deputy governor’s name

The African Action Congress (AAC) said it would take legal action against Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for replacing the name of its Ondo deputy governorship candidate with an unknown one.
Law enforcement officers pull open a back door at the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas [Mark Felix - AFP]

US-China ties fray as Beijing’s Houston consulate shuts down

A group of men have forced open a door at the Chinese consulate in Houston, United States, and entered the diplomatic mission shortly after staff there vacated the premises on the orders of the US government.
“Those who see China as systematic rival or as a potentially hostile state have got it all wrong, they have chosen the wrong target and they are heading in the wrong direction,” Amb. Liu Xiaoming told the Centre for European Reform.

China says those who see China as hostile are wrong

China’s envoy to Britain on Wednesday said those who see China as a hostile state have got it all wrong and cautioned European Union states not to interfere in China’s domestic affairs over Hong Kong.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday accused the European Parliament of “interference”, after lawmakers called on the Commission to introduce measures to prevent conflict of interest.

Czech premier slams EU ‘interference’ over subsidy misuse

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday accused the European Parliament of “interference”, after lawmakers called on the Commission to introduce measures to prevent conflict of interest.

JNI calls for resignation of security personnel, urges government to take decisive action

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the resignation of erring security personnel over the rise in insecurity in the country.
The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

President Buhari reconstitutes NBET board

President Muhammadu Buhari has reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc (NBET).

Kenya demands probe as plane crash kills six over Somalia

Kenya’s foreign ministry Tuesday called for a swift investigation after a humanitarian plane helping the fight against coronavirus crashed in Somalia in “unclear” circumstances, killing all six people onboard.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Ekiti monarch writes Oyo governor, flays Alaafin for ‘undue interference’

The chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi has cautioned the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi against meddling in the internal crisis of the Obas in Ekiti.
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PDP warns Speaker Gbajabiamila over Kingsley Chinda, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, against imposing any sanction on Kingsley Chinda, the leadership of the party’s caucus in the green chamber.

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Police arrest suspects over murders in Osun

A statement by the State Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said that about 30 hoodlums at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, attacked the residence of Wakili Olayiwola in Ede, Osun, shooting sporadically into the house before setting a car ablaze.
Barcelona are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann, less than one year after signing him from Atletico Madrid, according to Sport.

Report: Barcelona open to selling Antoine Griezmann for the right price

Italian Sky Sports journalist Matteo Moretto has proclaimed that Barcelona are willing to sell French superstar Antoine Griezmann in the summer if they were to receive an adequate offer, in order to try and ease the pressure on their accounts.

Oyo council polls: OYSIEC to refund nomination fees to candidates

Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), has expressed its readiness to refund the sum of N50,000 for Councillorship candidates and N250,000 for Chairmanship candidates as stated on Time-Table and guidelines released for local government council elections, coming up in the state.
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Official: Lagos government has completed more than 1097 school projects

The Lagos State Government has completed more than 1,097 school projects covering 970 schools across the State, just as it has also ensured the upgrade and rehabilitation of 322 dilapidated public schools and the furnishing of Primary Schools with 87,000 dual composite unit of chairs and desks in two years.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: We’ll leave no stone unturned to unravel Ini Umoren’s killers

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has vowed to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the murder of the job-seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.

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A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday explained that the station, named Mike Okiro Police Station, located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market was not burnt down.

Official: Umuahia police station not burnt

Following the reports of the burning down of the popular Ubani Market in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State on Sunday, May 9, 2021,...
The Government has approved fans to return to La Liga and Segunda matches from this weekend. Valencia, Levante, Elche, Villarreal, Celta Vigo, Castellon, Cartagena, Lugo and Mallorca are the beneficiaries.

La Liga: Fans to return to selected matches

The Government has approved fans to return to La Liga and Segunda matches from this weekend. Valencia, Levante, Elche, Villarreal, Celta Vigo, Castellon, Cartagena, Lugo and Mallorca are the beneficiaries.

Edo governor may clash with PDP over appointments, party structures

The Edo Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be poised for a showdown with Governor Godwin Obaseki over his alleged plan to dissolve the party executive at all levels in the state.
4. The deputy speaker of the house of representatives, Idris Wase, has questioned the eligibility of Nigerians living abroad to submit petitions.

House deputy speaker: Ex-CDS Joshua Dogonyaro committed soldier

Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, on Friday said that the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro, was a committed soldier, who believed in Nigeria and her ability to attain greatness.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies supplying arms to bandits, terrorists

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday denied reports that it was supplying arms to armed bandits and terrorists.