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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.

Police confirms attack on farmer in Oyo

Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan has reacted to the recent attack on a retired school principal named Ojedokun Modede in Igangan area, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.
Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lewis Hamilton disqualified for track violations in Bahrain

Less than a week after winning the season opening Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, the Mercedes AMG F1 racing team’s British record race driver Sir Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified for certain breaches he engaged in during the race.

Judiciary: CAN lies can’t quench light of Islam – NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, on Tuesday, criticised the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for its outcry and claim that the recent shortlisting of 13 Muslims for 20 Justices for the Appeal Court positions was an attempt to Islamic the judiciary.
Renowned South East sociopolitical group, the Save Enugu Group (SEG) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to Enugu State House of Assembly to kill a bill seeking for a law to provide life pension for former governors and deputy governors of Enugu State.

Enugu Assembly steps down ex-governor’s life pension bill

Enugu State House of Assembly has stepped down the controversial Life Pension Bill for former governors, their deputies and spouses. The House also said it cannot be swayed by public criticism of its proceedings.
The legislation is being discussed in Parliament this week, just days after officers from London’s Metropolitan Police physically restrained attendees who protested the death of Sarah Everard.

British government pushing new law that could prevent protests

The UK government is discussing a bill to give the police and ministers new powers that could potentially limit the ability of citizens to protest.
A mourner sits in front of a memorial site at the Clapham Common Bandstand, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nichols

UK police must explain themselves over unrest at vigil to mourn woman’s murder –...

London’s police force must explain its actions against people gathered at a vigil to mark the killing of a 33-year-old woman, home office minister Victoria Atkins said on Sunday, after an outcry over images of mourners being dragged away by officers.
The member representing Ikwuano constituency in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Stanley Nwabuisi, has said 28 of his constituents have allegedly been killed by attackers from neighboring communities in Akwa Ibom State.

Boundary crisis: 28 of my constituents killed by Akwa Ibom invaders – Abia lawmaker

The member representing Ikwuano constituency in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Stanley Nwabuisi, has said 28 of his constituents have allegedly been killed by attackers from neighboring communities in Akwa Ibom State.

Suspected cultists shoot one in Delta

Barely a week after security forces were deployed to Sapele town in Sapele local government area of Delta State, to forestall incessant killing from suspected cult group, gunmen have shot another man today, Monday.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirl: Our abductors were young boys, they wanted to ‘touch us’

One of the victims of last Friday’s abduction of Zamfara State Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
3. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirls: Our abductors threatened to kill, fry and eat us

One of the victims of last Friday’s Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, abduction, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
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 suspends NURTW, RTEAN, orders unions to vacate motor parks

Ondo State Government has suspended both the National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW, and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerians will benefit from N37 billion allocated for National Assembly renovation

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says despite the recent outcry on the huge sum of money allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly, Nigerians stand to gain from it.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have right to defend themselves

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, has said that Fulani herdsmen have the constitutional right to defend themselves, but not with AK-47.
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WhatsApp explains what happens if user do not accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp has detailed what will happen to users who don’t accept its new privacy policy in an FAQ on its website. Starting May 15th, its functionality will become more limited, and users will no longer be able to send or read messages from the app. They’ll still be able to receive calls and notifications, but this will only be possible for a “short time.” Speaking to TechCrunch, the company confirmed this period will last a few weeks.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 80-year-old woman for ‘kidnapping children for rituals’

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested an 80-year-old woman and her accomplice for allegedly abducting children and pounding them in mortars to make charms for politicians and businessmen.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Minister: Nigerian government paid no ransom for release of Kankara, Dapchi children

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that no ransom was paid for the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigerian government won’t pay ransom to kidnappers of Kagara schoolchildren, staff

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the Federal Government is not going to pay ransom to secure the release of the abducted pupils and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.
Japan’s Olympics minister, Seiko Hashimoto, is in line to lead the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, just over five months before the delayed Games are due to open, according to media reports.

Japan Olympics minister to accept job as head of Tokyo 2020

Japan’s Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, a woman who has competed in seven Olympic Games, said on Thursday she had resigned from cabinet in preparation for becoming the next Tokyo 2020 president, after the previous chief quit due to sexist comments.

Ondo government asks residents to reject hike in taxi fare

Also, Commercial Drivers operating under Road Transport Employeers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) have rejected the hike in transport fares in Akure metropolis and other parts of the state pitching them against the NURTW.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido

IMF: Nigerian economy at ‘critical juncture’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said the Nigerian economy is at a critical juncture, having been weakened by falling per capita income, double-digit inflation, limited buffers, significant governance vulnerabilities, and the global pandemic.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Crypto ban’s to protect Nigerians, financial system

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said its decision to ban the use of cryptocurrencies in the country is to protect Nigerians and the nation’s financial system from the illegal nature of such currencies and the inherent risks associated with them.
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Amazon will pay $61.7 million to Flex drivers after wage theft allegations

Amazon will pay $61.7 million to Flex drivers to settle allegations of stolen tips, after an extensive investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission.

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FILE PHOTO - A farmer carries a sack of grass as he walks near the fenced border between India-Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi-File Photo

UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan – diplomat

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship
The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.

Nigerian armed forces college to award master’s degree in security studies

The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.
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

US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports.
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BUA refinery set for ground-breaking this year

The ground-breaking of the proposed 200,000 barrels per day BUA Refinery will hold later this year, even as the BUA Group and Axens of France signed a progress acknowledgement statement on the project in Lagos yesterday.
Arsenal’s Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, says he wants to leave Europe and play for Boca Juniors.

Lucas Torreira tells Arsenal to loan him to Boca Juniors

The 25-year-old has been out on loan with Atletico Madrid for the 2020-21 campaign but has been used sparingly by Diego Simeone's side, with most of his appearances having come off the bench.

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On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.

UFC president confirms trilogy bout between Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.
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DSS alerted Imo governor, police three times before attacks – ex-director

A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has said the secret police alerted the Nigeria Police Force and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, at least three times before Monday attacks in the state.

EFCC arrests Senator Okorocha for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arrested the former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, over alleged money laundering.
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.

Robbers kill two guards in Ondo

Two security guards working at A.A. Rano filling station, Customs Junction, Ondo Road, Akure, were on Sunday found dead following an attack by armed robbers.
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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Imo

Newsmen gathered that the priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, was abducted around 7:00 am at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State along Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road.