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Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Muhammadu Sanusi: I am the leader of Tijjaniya in Nigeria

Former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi has revealed he was confirmed the Khalifa of Tijjaniya in Nigeria by Sheikh Mahy Ibrahim Nyass, when he paid him a visit in Senegal on Monday.

Borno elders: People in government sabotaging security agencies

The Dean, Borno Elders Forum, Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, has insisted that some people in government were sabotaging the nation’s security agencies.
From Left. Representative of Chief Imam of Ikeja, Alhaji Abdulrahman Kewulere; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Abdulahi Jebe; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Anafiu Elegushi; Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola and Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheik Sulaiman Abou-Nolla during the Lagos State Government 2021 Pre-Ramadan Prayer at Lagos House Ikeja, April 13, 2021.

Ramadan: Lagos governor urges clerics to pray for peace in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, called on Islamic clerics to pray for peace to reign in the country, noting the nation is currently shaking.
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.
“A general lockdown will be imposed from 17-00 (1500 GMT) on Sunday for two weeks,” a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.

Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Iran, possible vaccine plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine plant in Israel, the two countries said.
Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.

Libyan interior minister escapes shooting attack on motorcade in Tripoli

Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.
He was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo.

New CDS, service chiefs visit Maiduguri

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, on Sunday paid his first operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri.
The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.

Qatar inaugurates fourth stadium for the 2022 World Cup

The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.
The President, Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri, said the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army has failed to crush the precarious security challenges orchestrated by bandits and Boko Haram in the North East.

Boko Haram: Nigerian government, army has fail citizens – COCIN president

The President, Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri, said the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army has failed to crush the precarious security challenges orchestrated by bandits and Boko Haram in the North East.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran condemns Israel-UAE deal as ‘strategic stupidity’

Iran on Friday strongly condemned an agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalise ties, blasting it as an act of “strategic stupidity” that would only strengthen the Tehran-backed “axis of resistance”.

Court revokes bail of teenager who allegedly beat up soldier

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, revoked the bail it gave a teenager, Zubairu, who allegedly assaulted a soldier, Yusuf, attached to the Bauchi State Command.
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IAAF tips Ese Brume for World Athletics Championships medal

The International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has tagged Nigeria’s Ese Brume as one of the medal contenders at the 2019 World Athletics Championships which begins on Friday in Doha, Qatar.
Super Eagles winger Moses Simon enjoyed a memorable start to his career with Nantes by scoring the winning goal in the side’s 2-1 away win against Amiens at the Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne on Saturday night.

Moses Simon scores winner in Nantes’ Ligue 1 debut over Amiens — video

Nantes welcome Montpellier to Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau in their game before the first international break of the 2019-20 season
A ‘vagina-shaped’ football stadium has been unveiled in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Qatar World Cup ‘vagina stadium’ revealed

The Al Wakrah stadium was designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid and will host matches up to the quarter-finals.

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane ready to walk away from Real Madrid

But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.

Novak Djokovic beats Alejandro Fokina to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.

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WhatsApp’s explanation of what “limited functionality” will mean for users.

WhatsApp relaxes deadline for accepting its new privacy policy

In a new statement posted on its website, WhatsApp says users won’t lose any functionality if they fail to accept its new privacy policy by May 15th. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update,” the FAQ now reads.

UTME: JAMB parades 50-year-old, one other over impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Friday, paraded a 50-year old man arrested over impersonation in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, registration.
At a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, the Commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, said that the command also recovered 200 rustled cows following its steadfastness in crime fighting.

CP: Four operatives sustained injuries in Imo gun battle

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Friday, said that no security operative lost his life when combined security men engaged hoodlums in a gun duel in Orlu on Thursday night.

NOA sensitises Oyo residents ahead of council election

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation of residents of some local government areas in Oyo State, ahead of the May 22 council elections.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Senator Ndume tackles Southern governors, rejects ban on open grazing

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has faulted the decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle.