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FILE PHOTO - Lebanon's President Michel Aoun speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon October 21, 2020. Dalati Nohra-Handout via REUTERS

EU warns Lebanon’s leaders of sanctions over ‘home-made’ crisis

The European Union’s foreign policy chief told Lebanon’s leaders on Saturday they were to blame for the country’s political and economic crisis and some could face sanctions if they continue to obstruct steps to form a new government and implement reform.
Borussia Dortmund’s local newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten are reliable when it comes to the transfer market, and they are claiming there’s been movement in the Jadon Sancho race.

Borussia Dortmund considering Manchester United’s bid for Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund’s local newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten are reliable when it comes to the transfer market, and they are claiming there’s been movement in the Jadon Sancho race.
The twists and turns keep coming for Barcelona in the contract renewal saga of winger Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman has been very non-committal about his future of late, leading to plenty of debate within the Blaugrana sphere about his continuity.

Barcelona star to leave on a free transfer next summer – report

The twists and turns keep coming for Barcelona in the contract renewal saga of winger Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman has been very non-committal about his future of late, leading to plenty of debate within the Blaugrana sphere about his continuity.
L-R: Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Senator Walid Jubril, Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi O. Ibani and Hon. Marcus Nle Ejii during the inauguration of Community Secondary School, Eteo, Eleme LGA on Friday.

Rivers governor praises youths for resisting secessionist agitators

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commended youths in Eleme parts of the for resisting attempts by some persons with secessionist agenda to use their community as a base for their activities.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Unity schools old students condemn Kebbi abduction

Former students of unity schools across the country, under the aegis of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), have decried Thursday’s attack on the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State during which scores of students and teachers were abducted by bandits.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

Remittance: It is impunity for NNPC to ignore extant laws – PDP governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, has said it is impunity for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to remit money to the federation account as stipulated by the constitution.

Official: Akwa Ibom spends N10 billion on erosion control

The Akwa Ibom Government said it has spent N10 billion on erosion control projects in the state in the last nine months.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.
Dino Melaye

Senator Melaye, car dealer biker over N14.5 million unpaid balance for Mercedes Benz

Senator Dino Melaye has threatened to take legal action after he was accused by a car dealer of N14.5 million debt for a Mercedes Benz he bought in 2018.
Arsenal don’t have an agreement to let Hector Bellerin go yet, but Unai Emery is a huge admirer and Villarreal are looking at a deal for him.

Unai Emery ‘huge admirer’ of Hector Bellerin as Villarreal pursue deal

James Benge reports that there’s still no agreement with any interested parties to sign Hector Bellerin just yet. Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla are among the teams looking at a deal for him at the moment.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Coalition places booty on IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

A coalition of 75 northern groups under the aegis of Northern Consensus Movement, NCM, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, of masterminding series of attacks against northern interests in the East and placed a N100 million booty on the head of the supreme leader of the secessionist outfits, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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FAO reiterates support to Nigerian government’s efforts to tackle food insecurity

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to support the Federal Government‘s efforts to ensure food sufficiency.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House member laments abduction of teachers, students in Kebbi

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ngaski/Shanga/Yawuri Federal Constituency in Kebbi State, Hon. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, has lamented recurring cases of abduction of his constituents by bandits.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC going after money launderers in real estate sector – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission would be going all out to investigate money laundering in the real estate sector.
Mele Kyari,

NNPC boss: Rising oil prices will create problems for Nigeria

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has warned that rather than being a positive development, the rising prices of crude oil in the international market could cause major challenges for resource-dependent nations like Nigeria.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Paulo Fonseca to Tottenham off as Gennaro Gattuso emerges new target

Paulo Fonseca’s move to Tottenham is off, with Gennaro Gattuso the new target as Spurs’ search for a manager took another dramatic twist on Thursday.
The member representing Yauri-Shanga-Ngaski federal constituency of Kebbi state, Yusuf Tanko Sununu, has disclosed that, bandits are continuously having a field day, killing, maiming and kidnapping people in his constituency.

House member: Bandits having a field day in Kebbi

The member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski federal constituency of Kebbi state, Yusuf Tanko Sununu has disclosed that, bandits are continuously having a field day, killing, maiming and kidnapping people in his constituency.
Napoli and Lazio have submitted proposals to Sead Kolasinac for a summer transfer, with Arsenal looking for €4m to sell.

Napoli, Lazio submit proposals to Sead Kolasinac

Napoli and Lazio have submitted proposals to Sead Kolasinac for a summer transfer, with Arsenal looking for €4m to sell.

Experts: Rising poverty will worsen Nigeria’s economic instability, insecurity

Economic experts have warned that the rising poverty level in Nigeria would have more adverse impacts on the economy and further worsen the security challenges in the country.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

Malabu: Italy probes prosecutors for ‘hiding’ documents

The Italian justice ministry has ordered an inquiry into the conduct of two prosecutors in the long-running OPL245 corruption case involving energy groups Eni and Shell in Nigeria.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers to send anti-open grazing law to state assembly

Rivers State Goverment has promised to give the ban on open grazing in the state a legal backing by sending the required bill to the House of Assembly.
The Police on Wednesday paraded suspects involved in the murder of one Josephine Oche, a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

Police parade ‘killer-lover’ of NSCDC woman in Abuja

The Police on Wednesday paraded suspects involved in the murder of one Josephine Oche, a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Lagos election: Police on trail of APC council chairmanship aspirant over fake certificate

Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) is currently trailing a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaja Kafayat Layeni, for allegedly presenting a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate at the just concluded party’s local government chairmanship primaries in Lagos.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man remanded for ‘killing’ his mother

The police in Lagos on Friday brought to court 37-year-old Fatai Adegbesan, for allegedly clubbing his mother to death with a plank.
The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Nigeria, Jon Tong Chol, has said the country and its ruling party share certain things in common with Nigeria and its ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ambassador: North Korean government, party share many things in common with Nigeria government, APC

The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Nigeria, Jon Tong Chol, has said the country and its ruling party share certain things in common with Nigeria and its ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank faults Nigeria’s foreign exchange management system

“Significant spreads between the official, the IEFX, and the parallel exchange rate persisted throughout 2020 and as of April 2021, the spread between the official and the IEFX rate was estimated at 8% and between the IEFX and the parallel rate, reached 18% (the spread between the official and the parallel rate was 27%),” the World Bank added.

NCAA cautions pilots over hazardous weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has cautioned all pilots over “severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations especially now that rain is here.”