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Popular US singer and rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has announced the change of his middle name.

Diddy changes middle name

Popular US singer and rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has announced the change of his middle name.
I’m Olivier Dubois. I’m French. I’m a journalist. I was kidnapped in Gao on April 8 by the JNIM (al Qaeda North Africa).

French journalist kidnapped in northern Mali appears in video

A French journalist kidnapped by Islamist militants in the northern Mali city of Gao last month has appeared in a video appealing to French authorities to do everything they can to free him.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Electricity consumers praise central bank for N120 billion power intervention

As a part effort to support and grow revenue of the power sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, last week disclosed that it has disbursed about N3.6 billion for procurement of pre-paid meters to stabilise the billing system in electricity consumption in Nigeria as part of its N120.2 billion investments in distribution companies, DisCos, for infrastructure capital expenditure.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

How CBN’s 120 billion intervention is pushing power sector growth – stakeholders

Stakeholders in the power sector have noted that the N120 billion investments by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, would improve power supply across the country especially in distribution infrastructure.

Ex-IGP: Loss of confidence in security pushing people to self-help

A former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Sir Mike Okiro, yesterday lamented that loss of confidence in the general security apparatus in the country was pushing people to think of alternative means of defending themselves.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) sits in the front row next to Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian president and new interim leader during the state funeral [Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via Reuters]

France shifts stance on Chad transition calling for civilian government

France on Tuesday moved away from backing a civilian-military transition in Chad calling for a civilian national unity government to be put in place to run its former colony until elections within 18 months
Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

FSG rejects £3 billion offer to sell Liverpool

The offer was made to FSG prior to the announcement on Sunday night that principal owner John W. Henry had been involved in talks to take Liverpool into the ill-fated European Super League, reports the Mirror.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League, UEFA condemn European Super League plans

According to various reports on Sunday, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all signed letters of consent to join a breakaway league involving other top European clubs, and a formal announcement could be made on Sunday evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer shot during abduction of Abuja residents passes on

Ambi John, the police inspector who sustained injuries during the abduction of some Abuja residents in the early hours of Tuesday, has passed on.

UN: French air strike killed 19 civilians at Mali wedding party

A French air strike in January killed 19 civilians and three armed men at a wedding in the remote desert of central Mali, United Nations investigators said on Tuesday, contradicting France’s account that only Islamist militants were hit.

Teenager jailed for stealing motorcycle

A Customary Court in Kafanchan on Wednesday sentenced a teenager, Isaac John, to three years’ imprisonment in a correctional facility for stealing a motorcycle.

My husband is poor, lazy – woman tells court

A nurse, Mrs Nwakanma Okafor, on Tuesday sought dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage to husband, John, in a Customary Court sitting at Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan on grounds that he was poor and lazy.
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Gunmen abduct catholic priest in Delta

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Rev. Fr. Harrison, the priest in charge of St. John’s Catholic Church, Obinomba in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has been named as the club's first technical director, with John Murtough promoted to the role of football director, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Man Utd appoint Darren Fletcher as club’s technical director

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has been named as the club's first technical director, with John Murtough promoted to the role of football director, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Hijab crisis: Students, parents decry continuous closure of schools

Parents and students of the 10 grant aided missionary schools closed down indefinitely by Kwara Government over Hijab controversy have bemoaned the continuous closure of the schools.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis urges Nigerian Christians to stop being tribalistic

Pope Francis, who took a swipe at churches that had opposed the appointment of Most Rev. Peter Okpalaeke as Bishop on the basis of his dialect, urged Christian communities in the country to act as true followers of Jesus Christ by showing love to all.
Demonstrators hold signs as they march for voting rights on Election Day in Graham, North Carolina, on November 3, 2020 [Jonathan Drake-Reuters]

Joe Biden signs order to promote US voting rights, access

United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans in several states have sought to impose more voting restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Media watchdog seeks German investigation of Saudi crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi death

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and several top officials of committing crimes against humanity in a criminal complaint filed in Germany.
Steven Gerrard says Rangers fans should stay away on Saturday despite the emotional pull of it being the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox tragedy that resulted in 66 fans dying.

Steven Gerrard lined up as Jurgen Klopp replacement at Liverpool

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future.
The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday for three North Korean computer programmers accused of conspiring to extort over $1.3 billion from banks and other businesses across the globe, as first reported by The Washington Post.

US announces charges against North Korean hackers for sweeping hacking scheme

The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday for three North Korean computer programmers accused of conspiring to extort over $1.3 billion from banks and other businesses across the globe, as first reported by The Washington Post.

Court sentences vendor to 12 strokes of cane for stealing yams

An Upper Area Court in Zuba, Abuja, on Friday, sentenced a vendor, Hashirmu Babangida, to 12 strokes of the cane for stealing yams worth N596,000.

Police commission promotes 20,356 senior police officers

The promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on January 25, 2021 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.

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DR Congo sentences 30 to death over clashes with police

Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday after a one-day trial for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital, judicial sources said.
FILE PHOTO - A soldier uses a mobile phone as he sit inside a military vehicle outside Myanmar's Central Bank during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels in northwest town

Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February.
FILE PHOTO- Matteo Salvini, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the far-right League Party, speaks as he launches campaigning for the European elections, in Milan, Italy April 8, 2019. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo-File Photo

Italy’s premier cannot pass promised reforms – rightist leader

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will not be able to enact key reforms demanded by the European Union because his unity government is too divided over the issues, rightist leader Matteo Salvini said on Saturday.
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CAN declares three-day prayer

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day prayer for the peace and unity of the country in the face of mounting insecurity.

Ebonyi housing commissioner passes on

Governor David Umahi on Saturday commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Celestine Okah, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.

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Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has dragged her colleague and Baba Ijesha supporter, Yomi Fabiyi, to court and sued him for N100 million for “defamatory publication.”

Baba Ijesha: Nollywood actress to sue Yomi Fabiyi for N100 million over ‘defamation’

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has dragged her colleague and Baba Ijesha supporter, Yomi Fabiyi, to court and sued him for N100 million for “defamatory publication.”

Tipper drivers protest in Ondo

Tipper drivers in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday blocked major roads in the town to protest the burning of their trucks by commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada riders.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos inaugurates classrooms in 20 council areas

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Friday in Lagos, said education remained the most veritable tool for wealth creation.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ex-Ekiti PDP chairman asks Ayo Fayose to stop cursing aspirants opposed to his ‘anointed...

Former chairman of Ekiti Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, has cautioned ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose to desist forthwith from raining curses on aspirants opposing his preferred governorship candidate for the 2022 poll, Chief Bisi Kolawole.
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,...