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Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Armed group denies killing Italian ambassador in Congo

An armed group in eastern Congo, accused by the government of carrying out an ambush on a United Nations convoy in which Italy’s ambassador and two other people were killed, has denied any involvement in the attack.
Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his coaccused at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt - AFP

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ goes on trial amid global calls for release

Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the hit movie "Hotel Rwanda," went on trial on Wednesday on charges including terrorism that drew international calls for his release.

Killer of Uganda mountain gorilla sentenced to 11 years in prison

A court in southwestern Uganda has sentenced a man to 11 years in jail after he was found guilty of killing a mountain gorilla and other wildlife in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Soldiers in Virunga national park, which has a reputation as one of the most dangerous conservation projects in the world. Daniel McCabe-PR

DR Congo again blames Hutu rebels for ranger massacre

DR Congo on Monday reiterated its accusation that Rwandan rebels in the east of the country killed 12 rangers and five others at the world-famous Virunga national park.

Uganda plans museum on Idi Amin’s atrocities to attract tourists

In its plan to attract tourists, the Uganda government is building a war museum to showcase the darkest moments from its history, including the atrocities of former President, late Idi Amin.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC boss urges journalists to continue to be patriotic despite challenges

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 World Press Freedom Day, WPFD, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Monday, lauded the Nigerian press for exhibiting a high level of professionalism in the face of mounting challenges and harassment.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor urges young Nigerians not to lose hope in Nigeria

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged Nigerian youth not to be discouraged following the many challenges facing the nation but rather “have hope for a brighter future for the nation.”
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

May Day: Atiku Abubakar laments workers’ plight

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday decried what he called the persistent and frightening economic decimation of the Nigerian working class in the face of economic hardship and poor living conditions.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN vows to eliminate quacks from teaching profession

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has vowed to eliminate quacks camouflaging as professional teachers, hence its efforts to regulate the teaching profession and prevent it from being open to unqualified persons.
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Senate president, House speaker, others attend National Assembly APC caucus meeting

A meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Caucus in the National Assembly is ongoing at the Senate wing of the Assembly.