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UN decries Boko Haram attack on three international aid partners’ facilities in Borno community

The United Nations has decried the incessant attacks by Boko Haram in the North-east, stating that three international aid partners’ facilities were directly targeted and set ablaze on Saturday by the terrorist group in Damasak, Borno State.

UN: Around $1 billion needed for Nigeria humanitarian crisis

The United Nations estimated Tuesday that around $1 billion were needed to respond to the humanitarian crisis in northeast, where 5.1 million people are at risk of acute hunger.
This compelled the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Mr. Edward Kallon, to suspend all air expedition in the area for a week.

UN condemns Boko Haram attack on Dikwa

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the attacks by Boko Haram against civilians and aid facilities in Dikwa, Borno State.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian insurgents take northeast government stronghold of Dikwa

Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

CIBN urges banks to strengthen cyber-security

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has urged the banks to strengthen their cyber-security architecture in order to prevent attacks by fraudsters.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

UN: Over 110 people killed in attack on Borno rice field

United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.

UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.

ICPC uncovers N5.17 billion fraud in education, agric ministries

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered diversion of part of the N2.67 billion payments made to some Federal Colleges for school feeding during lockdown.

UN donates ambulances to Lagos, restates solidarity with Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) system in Nigeria has donated three ambulances to the Lagos State Government as part of its support aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Fulham boss willing to lead relegated side’s promotion bid

Fulham joined West Brom and Sheffield United in being relegated from the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Burnley on Monday.
Migrants rest at a reception centre after arriving on the southern island of Lampedusa, Italy May 11, 2021. REUTERS-Antonio Parrinello

Italy to ask EU to pay Libya to stop migrant departures – newspaper

Italy's government is set to ask the European Union to pay Libya to stop migrant boats leaving its coast, newspaper la Repubblica reported on Tuesday.
A boat cruises on Ebrie lagoon during daily power cuts in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Power generation woes in Ivory Coast and Ghana hit industry and neighbours

A drop in electricity generation in Ivory Coast and Ghana has left households and businesses fuming as well as cutting power supplies to neighbouring West African countries Mali and Burkina Faso, officials said.
Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has joined Spanish Segunda club CD Alcorcon on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Kelechi Nwakali denies plan to dump Nigeria

“Dear fellow Nigerians, contrary to reports circulating in the media, I remain committed to serving my country. It is always an honour to wear the green and white of Nigeria and it is my dream to continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria to begin administering second dose of coronavirus vaccine jabs

Nigeria will begin administering the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians who received the first shots.

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Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

Union Berlin boss provides update on Taiwo Awoniyi injury

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is moving closer to full fitness following a short spell on the sidelines.

‘Assault’: Senate Committee gives CCT chief two weeks to defend himself

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition against him.
8. The Rivers State Government has launched a new security outfit to help maintain security in the oil-rich state. The security outfit, called C4i, was launched on Thursday in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Rivers governor: Where’s ammunition purchased with $1 billion withdrawn from ECA?

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has asked the federal government to account for the $1 billion taken from the excess crude account (ECA) to purchase ammunition for the military.
Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.

Super Eagles star Kevin Akpoguma relishes scoring first Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma has revealed his delight after ending his long wait for his first Bundesliga goal in their 4-2 win over Schalke 04 on Saturday.
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Arsenal, Tottenham to compete for Maurizio Sarri

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly compete for former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri this summer.