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Ten years after Anders Breivik attacks, survivors seek to confront far-right extremism

Nearly 10 years after Anders Behring Breivik tried to kill her on the Norwegian island of Utoeya, Astrid Hoem is back there to explain to a group of teenagers how she ran for her life and hid in a beach cove while Breivik murdered others around her.
Anthony Joshua is gearing-up for his era-defining Tyson Fury showdown with a bullish attitude, insisting he’s prepared for ‘torture’ during training for the clash.

Anthony Joshua: I’m ready for whatever pain or torture to beat Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua is gearing-up for his era-defining Tyson Fury showdown with a bullish attitude, insisting he’s prepared for ‘torture’ during training for the clash.
Mbazulike Amaechi, First Republic Minister of Aviation, has cautioned people of the Southeast against seeking political powers to develop the region.

Mbazulike Amechi: There’s plan to exterminate Ndigbo

Nationalist and first Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, yesterday, warned Ndigbo to be at alert, saying there is a grand plan to wipe Ndigbo out of Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Foreigners living in Nigeria can register, obtain NIN

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Friday said that foreigners living in Nigeria could freely register and obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
Customers queue outside AbouThai shop, founded by pro-democracy activist Mike Lam, who is facing charges under the city's contentious national security law, in Hong Kong, China April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Jessie Pang

Hong Kong shop founded by pro-democracy activist raided over content labelling

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they had seized nearly 9,000 Thai cleaning products suspected to have wrong labelling from a shop founded by a pro-democracy activist facing charges under the city’s contentious national security law.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook to label coronavirus vaccine posts

The social media company, which lawmakers and researchers have criticised for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said in a blog post that measures were now in place to check that.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Group urges public to disregard Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘self-serving platform’ IPOB

Concerned Igbo Professionals have urged the public to disregard Kanu’s Self-serving platform, Ipob , saying that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who recently changed the registration status of the proscribed group in the United Kingdom (UK), had vindicated their consistent position that the fugitive was using the platform to achieve personal and selfish desires.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling, vows to deal with criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
FILE PHOTO - Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018.REUTERS-Thomas Peter-File Photo

Dutch parliament: China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying that the treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country.
Russian police and officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) today raided the homes of several Jehovah’s Witnesses in Moscow, in an ongoing crackdown.

Russia invades homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russian police and officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) today raided the homes of several Jehovah’s Witnesses in Moscow, in an ongoing crackdown.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Nasir El-Rufai: Nigerian governors must defend citizens’ rights to live anywhere in the country

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the unlawful eviction of Nigerians from parts of the country and challenged state governors to stop the trend.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC calls for dialogue over tribal clashes

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for dialogue over tribal clashes in Oyo State and appealed to the Federal Government to apply caution in handling the fragile situation.
Novak Djokovic has described his longtime rival, Andy Murray, as a “warrior” and says he is “inspired” by the former world No.1’s journey back from a career-threatening injury.

Novak Djokovic counters negative reception of his suggestions to Tennis Australia

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has come out in defense of the suggestions he made to Tennis Australia about improving quarantine conditions, which brought him some public condemnation and accusations from some of his own professional tennis colleagues.
Manchester City are more than a match for Real Madrid but they must be wary of Karim Benzema's threat in the final third, says Joleon Lescott.

Didier Deschamps: I will never forget Karim Benzema’s racism accusations

The following month, he was arrested by French police following an investigation into an attempt to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. It was confirmed this month that the 33-year-old will stand trial on charges related to the plot, though he denies any wrongdoing.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has accused his players of lacking ‘ambition’ after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jose Mourinho kicks against postponement of Fulham clash

The Premier League’s handling of the postponement of Fulham’s match at Tottenham Hotspur due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the West London club was ‘unprofessional’ and could have been handled better, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

46 Prominent Nigerians demand resignation of service chiefs

Forty-six prominent Nigerians, including senior lawyers, clerics, businessmen, members drawn from the academia and various other professionals Thursday demanded an end to the prevailing insecurity in the country, starting with the resignation of all the service chiefs.
The lawyers also advised experts and advocates against the implementation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country on the various legal options available to challenge such implementations.

Nigerian lawyers speak on gaps in biosafety law

The lawyers also advised experts and advocates against the implementation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country on the various legal options available to challenge such implementations.
The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

U.S. closer to removing Chinese firms from Wall Street

The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Bahrain’s imports from Israel will not be subject to distinctions between products made within Israel and those from illegal settlements in occupied territory, the Bahraini trade minister has said, drawing a rebuke from Palestinians.

Bahrain open to imports from illegal Israeli settlements

Bahrain’s imports from Israel will not be subject to distinctions between products made within Israel and those from illegal settlements in occupied territory, the Bahraini trade minister has said, drawing a rebuke from Palestinians.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 1, 2017 Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court on in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump in a tweet announced on November 25, 2020, he has pardoned his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.
Donald Trump and retired General Michael Flynn during the 2016 election campaign

Donald Trump pardons aide who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.

#EndSARS promoters seek redress in court over blocked bank accounts

No fewer than 16 #EndSARS campaigners have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reverse a temporary restraining order placed on their accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

‘Kidnappers’ shoot hotel worker, abduct four in Ekiti

It was gathered that about 30 kidnappers who rode on motorbikes to the hotel around 9:30 p.m. shot and whisked away a staff of the hotel alongside unidentified three persons.
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: Bandits ready for disarmament, peace

Prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, on Tuesday disclosed that the bandits terrorising the country had shown a readiness to lay down their arms and embrace peace.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons camp bubbles with 17 players in

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum is upbeat ahead of the start of the Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series, following the arrival Tuesday of no fewer than 16 players at team’s Marriot Marquis in Houston, Texas.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Abubakar Malami’s NGOs execute 236 water projects in Kebbi

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Chika Malami (SAN), Non Governmental Organizations, have executed 236 boreholes in some rural communities which are in need of water across the 21 local government areas in Kebbi State.

General Gowon: NYSC has contributed more to national development than other organisations

Former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has stated that the NYSC has contributed to national development more than any other organisation in the country.