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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Ramadan: Sultan asks Muslims to look out for moon Monday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki denies rejecting President Buhari’s $1 billion request for arms purchase

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied a claim that the 8th Senate he led rejected request of $1 billion from President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase arms to fight insecurity in the country.
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.

One killed, 10 abducted in attack on Niger community

One person was killed and 10 others kidnapped yesterday in a broad daylight invasion of Gurmana Community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Rio de Janeiro was reversing restrictions in place for two weeks, reopening restaurants and bars, though the city's famed beaches remained closed [Ricardo Moraes-Reuters]

Fresh coronavirus lockdowns worldwide as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews have been imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine rollouts were hampered by shortages and fears of side effects.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

IGP, police commanders brainstorm on fresh strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones.

Easter: FRSC apprehends 5,630 offenders, impounds 3,205 vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it covered 1, 575 routes, impounded 3,205 vehicles, and apprehended 5,630 offenders for committing 6,880 offences during the Easter special patrol from March 31 to April 7.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government fingers insecurity as trigger for rising secessionist agitations

The federal government yesterday stated that the general state of insecurity in the country has triggered a rising call for secession as well as politicisation of ethnic and religious differences.

Coalition clarifies misinformation on FADAMA project

A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Kaduna college student: How we regained freedom from bandits

One of the kidnapped students of the 39 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Mando in Igabi Local Government Area, Francis Paul, has narrated how five of them regained freedom.
Internally displaced people from Palma gather in the Pemba Sports centre to receive humanitarian aid. Alfredo Zuniga

UN warns Tanzania not to reject people fleeing Mozambique

United Nations teams have received “worrying” reports that Tanzania has rejected over 1 000 people seeking refuge from an attack on a town in northern Mozambique by ISIL-affiliated fighters, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

Triple injury boost for Chelsea ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have been handed a huge fitness boost ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto.
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.

Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriates in Osun, shoot guards

Osun state Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of two Chinese expatriates, Zhao Juan, 33, and one Wen, 50 at a mining site in the state.
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

WTO: Coronavirus vaccines best stimulus for world economy

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reiterated that a rapid global and equitable vaccine roll-out would be the best stimulus for a strong and sustained economic recovery for the global economy.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Imo attacks: IPOB building armoury to actualise Biafra – ex-police chief

Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.
At least 80 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana’s capital Accra since Friday, prompting investigations by the authorities.

Dozens of dolphins wash up dead on Ghana beaches

At least 80 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana’s capital Accra since Friday, prompting investigations by the authorities.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation.

2023: Only youth creativity will reset the nation – Kogi commissioner

The Kogi State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, says the 2023 Presidency will be about harnessing Youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian Nation. Engr Ohere made the disclosure during his...

Imo attacks: IGP deploys mobile police, special team

Additional units of mobile police and other tactical squads have been deployed to Imo to shore up security in the wake of multiple attacks on a police command headquarters and prison in Owerri.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Barcelona continue to push for Erling Haaland’s signing despite the complicated situation

According to ESPN, the newly elected Barcelona board will continue it’s pursuit to sign Erling Haaland. However, reportedly the club acknowledges the fact that financial conditions of the club might impede a possible deal.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

Owerri jail invasion: NCoS probes escape of 1,844 inmates

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has launched a probe into Monday’s gun attack on the Owerri Custodial Centre which led to the forceful release of 1, 844 inmates.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Police blames IPOB for Owerri attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State to strengthen security in the State and prevent further attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the State.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Consultants overwhelmed as resident doctors’ strike persists

Consultants have taken over the provision of skeletal services to patients following the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which enters the fifth day today.
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

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free, according to security researcher Alon Gal. Insider said it verified several of the leaked records.

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A demonstrator confronts police after an officer fatally shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

Police shooting of black man in Minneapolis sparks fresh protests

Protests broke out Sunday night after US police fatally shot a young Black man in a suburb of Minneapolis — where a former police officer is currently on trial for the murder of George Floyd.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Woman loses pregnancy after beating by police

A Port Harcourt housewife, Mrs Joy Godstime Ihunwo, has alleged that she lost her pregnancy after she was brutalized by officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers Police Command.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Atletico boss tells hobbling team to ‘resist’ in La Liga title push

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.

North West group backs call for restructuring, others

The Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), North West Zone, at the weekend joined calls for the restructuring of the country.

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1 .Steven Gerrard has revealed what new signing and Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will add to Glasgow Rangers.

Leon Balogun extends Rangers contract

Nigeria defender Leon Balogun has extended his contract with Scottish Premiership club Rangers until the summer of 2022.

Killings: Hold South East governors responsible – SERG

A pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure group, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has accused governors of the South East states of playing politics with the lives and property of Ndigbo for not taking decisive actions to prevent the takeover of Igbo forests by criminal elements.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nobody can stop Bishop Kukah from speaking against bad governance

Emeritus, Catholicolic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Monday, said that nobody can stop the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, from speaking against bad governance in the country.

‘Assault’: Why CCT chairman should resign – CSO

A Civil Society Organisation, One Love Foundation, OLF, Tuesday, called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, over the alleged assault of a private guard at one of the plazas in Abuja.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan abolishes Israel boycott law – cabinet

Sudan's cabinet approved a bill Tuesday abolishing a 1958 law on boycotting Israel, after Khartoum and the Jewish state struck a deal to normalise ties.