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The head of Cuba’s Communist Party, Raul Castro, has announced that he would be relinquishing his position.

Raul Castro steps aside as Cuba’s communist party leader

His retirement will be ending an era of formal Socialist leadership that began with his elder brother, Fidel Castro, and the country’s 1959 Revolution that saw the overthrowing of the dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Peru’s Congress on Friday voted to ban former president Martin Vizcarra, implicated in a scandal over Covid-19 vaccinations, from holding public office for 10 years.

Peru’s ex-president banned from public office

Peru’s Congress on Friday voted to ban former president Martin Vizcarra, implicated in a scandal over Covid-19 vaccinations, from holding public office for 10 years.

Nigerian government threatens to sanction expatriates over Train 7 gas project

The federal government on Friday said it would sanction erring expatriates for failure to open operational bases in Bonny Island, Rivers, for the Train 7 Gas Project.

Kwara reiterates commitment to ease of doing business

The Kwara Government has restated its commitment to creating a business-friendly environment for economic growth and development in the state.
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Twitter chooses Ghana as its African headquarters, explains why

Twitter has officially announced its decision to base its African headquarters in Ghana. The social media company is already looking to fill 12 positions in the West African country but will hold off on opening a physical office until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Minister: Rail transportation awakening giant to help run government

Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, on Tuesday described the rail mode of transportation as the awakening giant that would run government.
The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, stated this in Ibadan at the opening of a three-day training workshop for Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

Ekiti government expresses commitment to promoting peaceful coexistence in the state

The Ekiti State Government has said it is committed to creating an enabling environment for intervention of donor agencies towards improving the well-being of the people of the 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.

SEC warns Nigerian fintechs against trading foreign stocks

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned unregistered investment-tech platforms to desist from offering foreign securities to Nigerians.
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: We have critical security situation in South-East, South-South

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, says there are critical security situation in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones of the country.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Bayelsa oil, gas park to create 2,000 jobs

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.
A letter signed by the Secretary General of the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, said ordered the justice minister to investigate the management of funds allocated to the fight against a pandemic that has so far killed more than 850 Cameroonians.

Cameroon to probe ’embezzlement’ of coronavirus funds

Campaign group Human Rights Watch raised concern last month about what it called the “scant transparency” in the management of funds, although transparency was a pre-condition for getting loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tackle the pandemic.
Chairman of NEF and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023, while those that would be voted for must have the socio-economic development plans for the northerners irrespective of tribe and religion.

Northern elders: 2023 not business as usual

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that 2023 would not be business as usual because Northerners have learnt their lessons at great cost and would only vote for people that cared for them.
The video of Kevin De Bruyne’s supposed assist against Arsenal has gone viral after the Manchester City superstar equaled Thierry Henry’s Premier League record.

Manchester City confirm Kevin De Bruyne contract extension

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new two-year extension to his contract, keeping the midfielder at the Etihad until 2025.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Peter Powell-REUTERS

Bruno Fernandes: Manchester United ‘made for trophies’, semis not enough

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his side are “made to win trophies” and has urged them to hurdle the semifinal barrier in cup competitions to finally get their hands on the silverware which they all crave.
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: Storm kept VP Osinbajo away from NSF official opening

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo missed the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin due to the storm at the city’s airport, Edo’s Gov Godwin Obaseki said on Tuesday.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Kano airport resumes international flights

The Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) has resumed international flights, one year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane flying into Zambia accidentally landed at an airport that is still under construction, a government official said on Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines pilot lands at wrong Zambia airport

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane flying into Zambia accidentally landed at an airport that is still under construction, a government official said on Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, looks as his corruption trial resumes, at Jerusalem's District Court April 5, 2021. Abir Sultan-Pool via REUTERS

Corruption trial: Israeli premier’s favours were ‘currency’ – prosecutor

Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as “currency” on Monday at the opening of a corruption trial which, along with an inconclusive election, has clouded his prospects of remaining in office.
A person shows a painted Easter egg with a sign reading Spring Revolution following the protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar April 3, 2021 in this picture obtained by Reuters from social media.

Easter eggs a symbol of defiance for Myanmar protesters

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar inscribed messages of protest on Easter eggs on Sunday while thousands of others were back on the streets, denouncing a Feb. 1 coup and facing off with the security forces who shot and killed two men.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor remains role model in Nigeria – group

A socio-political and non-governmental group, Young Professionals for Good Governance, has lauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration in Oyo State, describing him as a role model in Nigeria in general and the Southwest in particular.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Nigeria moved out of recession earlier than expected

In its latest Africa Pulse Report for April 2021 titled, ‘COVID-19 and the Future of Work in Africa: Emerging Trends in Digital Technology Adoption’, the bank said Nigeria’s oil sector weakened in the fourth quarter of 2020 despite an increase in oil prices.

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Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss: We can still catch Manchester City in title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United can still catch rivals Manchester City in this season’s Premier League title race as ‘stranger things have happened’ in football.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate summons NICON, AIICO, others over N17 billion pension fund

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts yesterday summoned NICON Insurance Plc, AIICO Insurance and other insurance companies over their reported failure to remit N17.4 billion Pension Fund to Pension Transactional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
The Referee for yesterday’s match, Gil Manzano, has been facing a lot of criticism after his controversial decisions in yesterday’s El Clásico. The Spanish referee was not the first choice to officiate the very important tie. He was a replacement for Mateu Lahoz, who had to withdraw because of a muscle injury.

El Clasico: Gerard Pique dragged away by Barça delegate to avoid sanctions

The Referee for yesterday’s match, Gil Manzano, has been facing a lot of criticism after his controversial decisions in yesterday’s El Clásico. The Spanish referee was not the first choice to officiate the very important tie. He was a replacement for Mateu Lahoz, who had to withdraw because of a muscle injury.
BEVERLY HILLS, April 11, (THEWILL) – The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jude Ogbimi, has been declared winner of the Isoko North Constituency bye-election, conducted on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Delta governor’s ex-aide wins state assembly bye-election

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jude Ogbimi, has been declared winner of the Isoko North Constituency bye-election, conducted on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
At least eight people were dead after a shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, late on Thursday, according to police.

Eight killed in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

At least eight people were dead after a shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, late on Thursday, according to police.

Doyin Okupe: It’s time for national summit on insecurity

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said now is the time for Nigeria to have a national summit to profer solutions to insecurity in the country.