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Man castrates self to curb his libido

A man has cut off parts of his genitals in Benue State to curb his insatiable appetite for female flesh, The Nation learnt.
US President Donald Trump again urged Americans to vote for him as the nation goes to the polls today to decide the next American President between himself and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

US unemployment rate declines to 6.9% in October

The US unemployment rate declined a full point to 6.9 per cent in October, the Labour Department said Friday, a greater-than-expected fall ahead of this week’s presidential election which remains undecided.
Donald Trump, challenger Joe Biden and their top surrogates barreled through crucial states in the industrial Midwest and coastal southeast on Saturday, pressing closing arguments in a frantic sprint days ahead of the US presidential election.

US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden hit key states on final weekend

Donald Trump, challenger Joe Biden and their top surrogates barreled through crucial states in the industrial Midwest and coastal southeast on Saturday, pressing closing arguments in a frantic sprint days ahead of the US presidential election.
Rivers Police Command says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, perpetrated the violence in parts of the State under the guise of #EndSARS.

#EndSARS: Young moms appeal to youths to shun violence, embrace dialogue

Young Moms Support Initiative, an NGO, on Friday called on youths to shun violence and embrace dialogue as they press home their demands.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps probe minister, alleged missing N100 billion NEDC funds

The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Dollar falls as yuan leads charge in risk-on trades

The dollar fell against most currencies on Thursday as a rally in riskier assets such as global equities and commodities put a dent in safe-haven demand for the United States currency.
Jyoti Kumari rode a bicycle with her father, Mohan Paswan, sitting on the pillion and holding their belongings from Gurugram city, near New Delhi, to their village in the northeastern state of Bihar, local media reported.

Indian girl cycles injured dad 1,200km, offered national team trial

A 15-year-old girl who pedalled her injured migrant-worker father more than a thousand kilometres across India after a coronavirus lockdown left them destitute has been invited to try out for the national cycling team.
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NIDO flays Nigerian government’s directive on payment of N297,600 by stranded nationals in Thailand

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Thailand, has described the directive by the federal government that stranded Nigerians in Thailand must pay the sum of N297,600 for their quarantine, isolation, accommodation centres or hotels before their departure as insensitive and harsh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka settlement, outside Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2020.

Coronavirus upends Vladimir Putin’s political agenda in Russia

A nationwide vote on April 22 was supposed to finalize sweeping constitutional reforms that would allow him to stay in power until 2036, if he wished. But after the coronavirus spread in Russia, that plebiscite had to be postponed — an action so abrupt that billboards promoting it already had been erected in Moscow and other big cities.
In the wake of the Day One of the 14-day- lockdown in Ogun State, two young men believed to be members of two rival cult groups have been reported dead during a supposed supremacy clash between them in Ifo community of the state.

Coronavirus lockdown: Two die in Ogun community

In the wake of the Day One of the 14-day-lockdown in Ogun State, two young men believed to be members of two rival cult groups have been reported dead during a supposed supremacy clash between them in Ifo community of the state.
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.

South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

South Sudan's president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country's civil war.

World Bank: 87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report.

Former Lagos commissioner begs governor to regulate, not ban okada

Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, a Commissioner for Home Affairs in Lagos State under the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, has appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu not to ban commercial motorcycle operators (okada) and tricycle (keke) in the state.

Jimi Agbaje condemns outright ban on okada, tricycles, urges regulation

Jimi Agbaje, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday said the outright ban on okada and tricycles in some parts of Lagos state is not the solution to accidents and insecurity which is the primary concern of the state government.

Court remands nine jobless men for ‘gunpoint robberies’

The defendants are: Musa Akeem, 24; Abbey Macdonald, 25; Collins Ikechukwu, 23; Uche John, 31; Bolanle Olamide, 21; Benjamin Okafor, 33; Sylvester Anyebe, 23; Godwin Ani, 23, and Omo Mezie, 22.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana urges support for federal government on war against corruption

Rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, has urged religious leaders and all Nigerians to join the federal government in ridding the country of corruption.
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National, Houses of Assembly urged to raise funds for flood victims

The Anambra State Chairman of Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Vincent Ezekwueme, has urged National and State Houses of Assembly to raise funds for victims of flood disasters across the country.
The Police in Lagos said they have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap of the Director of Fire Service, Lagos, Rasaki Musibau and six others.

Suspects: We took N5 million ransom to free Lagos Fire director

Two suspects allegedly involved in the recent kidnap of Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr. Rasaki Musibau, and six others, had confessed collecting N5m ransom before releasing them.

Fire razes market, destroys 350 shops in Katsina

A fire outbreak weekend razed about 350 shops and stalls at a market in Funtua in Funtua Local Government of Katsina State, destroying goods and property worth N350 million.

NGO donates empowerment items to Kogi youths

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Princess Falade Ademujimi Iyalode Youth and Women Empowerment Programme (PFAIYWEP), has empowered 42 youths and many women in Kogi State.

N-Power: Governor Bello commends federal government for recruiting 7,425 Kogi indigenes

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commended the Federal Government for recruiting 7,425 unemployed graduates from the state into the second batch of the N-Power programme.

Local gold miners in Niger seek attention of government

The Association of Gold Miners (Zone one) in Chanchaga Local Government area of Niger has appealed to the state government to organise the local miners professionally.

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Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Wes Morgan hints at leaving Leicester after FA Cup triumph

Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Fire guts INEC headquarters in Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu was on Sunday night gutted by fire barely one week after the office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Many Boko Haram commanders willing to surrender

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender and urged the federal government to use proper engagement to negotiate with the group.
Paris St Germain clung on to their hopes of winning a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title with a 4-0 home win against 10-man Stade de Reims as Lille’s lead was cut to a single point with one game remaining on Sunday.

Ligue 1: PSG cling on to title hopes as leaders Lille held

Paris St Germain clung on to their hopes of winning a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title with a 4-0 home win against 10-man Stade de Reims as Lille’s lead was cut to a single point with one game remaining on Sunday.

Edwin Clark cautions against agitation for Nigeria’s break-up

An elder statesman and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has cautioned against calls for secession in some parts of the country.

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The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NGX Group to launch stock market campaign

The Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc is set to launch a campaign to project its new positioning and commitment to the African financial markets.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Delta: Man apprehended for stabbing 15-year old girl

A middle-aged man has been arrested by the Police in Asaba, the Delta State capital for allegedly stabbing a 15-year old girl, Omelagu Chidinma at the neck region, below her lower jaw for reportedly refusing his love advances.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Yahaya Bello’s posters flood Bauchi

Posters of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for President come 2023 have flooded parts of Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital, and Misau, Katagum towns on Sunday.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government extends work-from-home directive for workers till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.

Super Eagles boss releases provisional squad for Cameroon friendly in Austria

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has drawn up a provisional squad list of 31 players for Nigeria’s international friendly game against 2021 AFCON hosts the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.