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A foremost lawyer and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, has warned against the division of Nigeria.

Lateef Okunnu: Ethnicity must not divide us

A foremost lawyer and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, has warned against the division of Nigeria.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania’s new president lifts media ban

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday she would lift a ban on all media in the country, a radical shift from a press crackdown implemented by her late predecessor John Magufuli.
Veteran Nollywood actress, director, and producer, Ayo Adesanya has revealed that she has never dated anyone in the movie industry.

Ayo Adesanya: I brought my baby’s father into movie industry

Veteran Nollywood actress, director, and producer, Ayo Adesanya has revealed that she has never dated anyone in the movie industry.
A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Germany: Myanmar could face civil war

Myanmar could face civil war in the wake of the military coup in the south-east Asian country, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on Sunday.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC, allies agree to ease oil production curbs

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, known as OPEC+, yesterday resolved to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May till July.

World leaders call for new international pandemic treaty

Twenty-five world leaders have thrown their weight behind a proposal from European Council President Charles Michel to draw up a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media charged not to celebrate criminals, criminality

The role of the media in fostering national unity, cohesion and curbing insecurity came under spotlight in Minna, Niger State weekend, during the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) state chapter press week where most participants harped on the need for the media to stop celebrating criminals and criminality.
The National President of the Association of Southeast Town Unions, ASETU, Emeka Diwe, on Sunday said that the Southeast region should come up with a neighborhood watch and Forest guard laws to stop the continued killings by killer herdsmen.

ASETU: We need neighborhood, forest guard laws in Igboland to end killings

The National President of the Association of Southeast Town Unions, ASETU, Emeka Diwe, on Sunday said that the Southeast region should come up with a neighborhood watch and Forest guard laws to stop the continued killings by killer herdsmen.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip

Myanmar on Thursday faced growing isolation with increasingly limited internet services and its last private newspaper ceasing publication as the military built its case against ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s ‘Bulldozer’ president and coronavirus sceptic dies

Tanzania's President John Magufuli, admired by followers for his hostility to corruption and waste but regarded by foes as an irascible authoritarian intolerant of dissent and sceptical about Covid-19, has died aged 61.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chief tasks officers to intensify war against illicit drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd). has charged men and officers of the agency to intensify the fight against drug abuse and trafficking so as to rid the country of hard drugs.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Report: U.S. highest arms suppliers, Saudi Arabia top importer

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister: We are ‘silently’ preparing for Tokyo Olympics

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, on Sunday in Akure said Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympics had been “silently” preparing for the Games.
Popular Ghananian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has opened up that she once battled depression. Ibrahim made this known when she spoke to The Punch on Saturday.

Juliet Ibrahim: I once suffered depression

“By telling my stories, it is my intention to uplift readers and remind them that despite the many challenges experienced, there truly is always light at the end of the tunnel.”
FILE PHOTO - A man watches a video on his mobile phone as he commutes by a suburban train in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2016. REUTERS-Shailesh Andrade

India’s digital media regulation sparks fears of curbs on press freedom

India’s new oversight of digital news platforms is drawing protest from the media industry and activists who fear the rules will curb press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.
Police are seen at the Great Chart Golf & Leisure Country Club, as the investigation into the disappearance of Sarah Everard continues, in Ashford, Britain, March 11, 2021. REUTERS-Paul Childs

London murder case triggers fear about women’s safety

Britain’s most senior police officer has sought to reassure women it is safe to walk the streets of London at night after one of her officers was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering a 33-year-old woman.

Chevron: We’ll not respond to enquiries about false recruitment, others

The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has affirmed that it will not respond to enquiries about fraudulent advertisements and job offers or contract awards.
Thomas Markle appears on Good Morning Britain. He said he had not spoken to his daughter since her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. ITV-Rex-Shutterstock

Meghan’s father suggests she exaggerated royal racism

Meghan Markle’s estranged father on Tuesday suggested that his daughter exaggerated racism in the British royal family during her interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

NDAN appeals to media owners, government for life insurance

The Newspaper Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has appealed to proprietors of media houses and government to collaborate on enabling environment and life insurance for vendors, decrying unfair treatment to them.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina uncovered monumental fraud as pension boss – witness tells court

Ngozika Ihuoma, first defence witness (DW1), on Monday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that Abdulrasheed Maina, uncovered monumental fraud when he was the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).

Chukwuma Soludo: I received 19 threats during banking consolidation era

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, at the weekend in Awka, narrated how he received 19 written threats on his life following his decision to embark on banking consolidation in Nigeria in 2004 when he became the boss of the nation’s apex bank.

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The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported 32 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Borno.

UNFPA provides marginalised communities with SRHR information

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, through its Youth Participatory Platform, YPP, has empowered girls in marginalized communities with sexual reproductive health Information and Services.
The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Mr. Uchenna Orji, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said given Governor Dave Umahi’s pedigree, he would be the best candidate for the job.

Ebonyi commissioner: South-east needs consensus candidate to win presidency

The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPHCDA: Nigeria inoculates 1.04 million residents with first dose of coronavirus vaccine

One month into the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Nigeria, a total of 1,043,737 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose pf the vaccine, representing 51.9 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

Kano consumer protection agency seizes N1 billion fake drugs

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC), has seized over N1 billion worth of fake drugs and unwholesome foods across the state in the past three months of the year.

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PDP: Imo attacks show Governor Uzodinma’s failure

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said that the Monday attacks on Owerri Correctional Center and the state Police Command headquarters in Owerri were indications that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, had failed.
Antonio Conte was unceremoniously ushered through the exits at Chelsea in 2018, but the Italian remains keen on returning to the Premier League at some point.

Antonio Conte silences critics with ‘4-2-4’ Inter

Antonio Conte has hit back at those who accused him of using catenaccio tactics at Inter, pointing out this is a ‘4-2-4’ system.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor tackles finance minister, insists Nigeria government printed N60 billion

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.
Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House to resolve parliamentary staff pending issues soon

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the pending issues raised by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, National Assembly chapter, will soon be resolved.