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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos commences construction of rail line to Marina

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has commenced work on the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line project from Agbado to Marina.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCT residents to pay for street parking from May 1

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has reiterated the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to provide jobs for the teeming youths of the Niger Delta, stating that gainful employment will solve the problems facing the region.

Minister: President Buhari is committed to providing jobs for Niger Delta youths

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has reiterated the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to provide jobs for the teeming youths of the Niger Delta, stating that gainful employment will solve the problems facing the region.
Nigerian international Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague of the Czech first League were able to hold English Premier League opponents Arsenal when Prague’s Tomas Holes scored in stoppage time to deny Nicolas Pepe the glory of a late winner. The leveller earned visitors Prague a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture.

Slavia Prague force Arsenal to a late-goal draw

Nigerian international Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague of the Czech first League were able to hold English Premier League opponents Arsenal when Prague’s Tomas Holes scored in stoppage time to deny Nicolas Pepe the glory of a late winner. The leveller earned visitors Prague a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture.
Arta Solar, the Djibouti club captained by former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, suffered a humiliating 9-1 CAF Confederation Cup defeat on Friday by Al Mokawloon Al Arab in Egypt.

Alex Song proud to win league title in Djibouti

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Alex Song, has said he was proud and happy to have helped Arta/Solar 7 win the 2020-21 Djibouti Premier League title.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has held talks with his squad for the lack of goals being scored this season.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City won’t sit back and defend in Dortmund

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola knew their Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund would be no walk in the park, despite the recent form of both clubs, so he was pleased to come out of Tuesday’s first leg with a 2-1 advantage.

A2Justice calls for removal of CCT chairman over assault on security guard

The justice sector watchdog, Access to Justice has called on the presidency to immediately remove Mr. Danladi Umar from office as the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), following his recent assault on a security guard in Abuja.
Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.

Late goal sees Tottenham held at Newcastle

Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.
Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has declared that Nigeria won’t underrate Benin Republic when both side clash in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Saturday.

Vehicular movement restricted as Super Eagles host Crocodiles in Lagos

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has issued travel advisory restricting vehicular movement ahead of the Super Eagles final Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash against Crocodiles of Lesotho.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland.

WCQ: Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka withdraw from England squad with injuries

The Three Lions got the road to Qatar off to a straightforward start against San Marino on Thursday, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a brace in a comprehensive 5-0 Wembley win.
In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Tony Uranta, issued after the meeting, UNDEDSS said the decision would remain until the 2016 16 point demand laid directly before President Mohammadu Buhari is urgently and comprehensively met as promised by the president at a parley held in Aso Villa with representatives of the group and Niger Delta Leaders.

NNSG: Insecurity issues threatening Nigeria’s existence

The Nigeria National Summit Group, NNSG, yesterday, warned that the insecurity problem threatening Nigeria as a country must be resolved.
Manchester United are taking a close look at Barcelona superkid Ilaix Moriba.

Manchester United considering deal for Barcelona superkid

The Daily Express says United have expressed a keen interest in signing Ilaix. The 18-year-old has impressed for the Catalan club when called upon, providing three goal contributions in four La Liga appearances since the beginning of the campaign.
Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.

Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo

Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.
Mr. Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, a 45-year old petitioner who appeared before the Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Extra Judicial Killings.

Ogun petitioner: How Police crippled me over N100

Mr. Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, a 45-year old petitioner who appeared before the Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Extra Judicial Killings on Monday has recounted how he met the disaster of his life which crippled and dashed his hope of naturally impregnating a lady.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC impounds 1,250 rickety vehicles in three weeks

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it impounded 1,250 rickety vehicles in Osun, Oyo and Ondo States within three weeks.

Rivers State: The rise of politics and fall of reason

The Rivers State people should not be victims of naked, primordial politics by a governor who is more of an absolute monarch than a facilitator of development. Their interests should be of utmost importance to their leaders. The game of politics should not be taken too far – to the extent that it begins to undermine development.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: President Buhari’s rail projects deliberate attempt at job creation

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says President Muhammadu Buhari’s major aim for investing in rail construction all over the country is to create employment for Nigerian youths.
People mourn at 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 face backlash after dragging mourners from vigil for murdered woman

London’s police force which dragged mourners from a vigil for a woman whose suspected killer is a police officer faced a backlash from the public and politicians on Sunday, with the government demanding it account for its actions.
FILE PHOTO - A herd of elephants walk past a watering hole in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, October 14, 2014. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

IUCN: Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nature conservation efforts, cutting park and anti-poaching patrols in more than half of Africa’s protected sites, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Thursday.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace disagrees with AIB, as bureau commences investigation into punctured tyre incident

Air Peace airline yesterday expressed disagreement with Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, statement that it has commenced investigation into ”burst tyre on landing” incident involving the airline aircraft at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Monday night.

AIB commences investigation into Air Peace incident involving Boeing jetliner

According to the Bureau in an official statement issued Wednesday, signed by the agency’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Tunji Oketunbi, they have been notified of the incident and has also commenced investigation into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-300 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BUQ operated by Air Peace Airline, which occurred around 9:31pm (Local Time) on 8th March, 2021.
“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.

Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger

No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early hours of yesterday by bandits, who invaded Jangaru village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANNM)

Nurses embark on strike in Ogun over ‘kidnap’ of members

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun Council, has embarked on strike over the kidnapping of its members and insecurity in the state.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti: Group begins tracking of Governor Fayemi’s achievements

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) under the aegis of “Reformers of Africa”, has emphasized the importance of accountability and transparency in governance.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man kills chief Imam for ‘sleeping with wife’ in Niger

A 35-year-old man, Umaru Jibrin, has stabbed the Chief Imam of Enagi town, Alhaji Attahiru Alhassan, to death for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his wives, Aisha Umar.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
People observe flowers outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 11, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nicholls

Snow in Windsor as Queen Elizabeth ponders ‘huge void’ after death of Prince Philip

A spring snow storm struck Windsor Castle on Monday where Queen Elizabeth pondered the huge void left by the death of Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years.