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A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.

Iker Casillas suffers new ‘heart attack’

Legendary Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has suffered a new suspected heart attack that landed him in the emergency room.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure during a stakeholders meeting on conversion of polling units, on...
People protest in Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar May 2, 2021, in this still image from a video obtained by Reuters.

Seven reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to ‘shake the world’

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.
Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt.

Myanmar protesters raise voices to ‘shake the world’; four killed – reports

Protesters in Myanmar turned out in their thousands on Sunday, marching to oppose military rule more than three months after a coup, and security forces responded with gunfire in at least three places, killing four people, media reported.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran identifies suspect behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran on Saturday named a man it wants arrested in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran's state television on Saturday identified a man it said was behind a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant.
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.

Ogun doctor, nurse released as gunmen abduct another health worker

The doctor and the nurse abducted last week Wednesday by gunmen on the Abeokuta-Imeko Road have been released on Monday night.
The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, (NIRSAL PLC) has facilitated over N148 billion in finance and investments for agriculture and agribusiness.

NIRSAL debunks corruption allegation over handling of ABP, threatens litigation

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending has debunked reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria has suspended further disbursements to the agency over allegations of corruption in its handling of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrower’s Programme.
Denmark yesterday joined Norway and other European national teams in a growing movement protesting against the treatment of migrant workers involved in building venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar human rights protests spread across World Cup qualifiers

Denmark yesterday joined Norway and other European national teams in a growing movement protesting against the treatment of migrant workers involved in building venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Manchester United legendary boss reveals biggest regret in 26 years at Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the biggest regret of his 26-year reign at Manchester United.

Nude pictures: AGF takes over trial of ex-Imo governor

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday, took over the case-file of former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, who is facing trial over an allegation that he threatened to release a nude photograph of an Abuja based woman, Mrs Chinyere Amuchienwa.
On the wall of St. Joseph’s Church hangs a black-and-white photograph with a caption remembering when the Italian parish of Seriate gave 270 people emergency “hospitality” last year - coffins of the dead from COVID-19, sometimes up to 40 at a time.

Italian priest recalls coronavirus ‘nightmare’ of coffin-filled church

On the wall of St. Joseph’s Church hangs a black-and-white photograph with a caption remembering when the Italian parish of Seriate gave 270 people emergency “hospitality” last year - coffins of the dead from COVID-19, sometimes up to 40 at a time.
A general view shows Champhai town in India's northeastern state of Mizoram near the India's Myanmar border March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Devjyot Ghoshal

Some Myanmar police say fled to India after refusing orders

When Tha Peng was ordered to shoot at protesters with his submachine gun to disperse them in the Myanmar town of Khampat on Feb. 27, the police lance corporal said he refused.
Refilwe Ledwaba, a pilot training young African women to become aircraft and drone pilots, poses for a photograph at the Grand Central airport in Midrand, South Africa February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s first female Black helicopter pilot teaches others to bust the glass ceiling

South Africa’s first Black female helicopter pilot Refilwe Ledwaba has some words of advice for anyone who fears discrimination will prevent them from achieving their dreams.
Security force officers hold shields in Nyaung-U, Myanmar, March 7, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media by Reuters.

Protests erupt across Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

An official from the party of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi died overnight in police custody, associates said, while protests were held in at least half a dozen cities in some of the most widespread action against the coup last month.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay German N63.6 million, $10,000 for ‘illegal detention’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year.

Algeria riots after activist jailed

Unrest broke out late on Sunday in a southern Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website reported.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Armed group denies killing Italian ambassador in Congo

An armed group in eastern Congo, accused by the government of carrying out an ambush on a United Nations convoy in which Italy’s ambassador and two other people were killed, has denied any involvement in the attack.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Can this grandmother save the world?

As the World Trade Organisation formally announced the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General this week, a Swiss newspaper received her with a disgraceful headline: “This Grandmother will become the boss of the WTO,” with her photograph under the headline. The headline sparked an outrage, forcing the editors to modify their position: “This 66-year-old Nigerian will head WTO.”

2020 UTME: We’ll spend N100 million to prosecute impersonators – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would spend not less than N100 million on the prosecution of 200 out of the over 400 persons involved in impersonation in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
A former Arsenal academy player Tyrell Robinson has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two naked 14-year-olds the same night, reports Mirror.

Former Arsenal player jailed for having sex with 14-year-old

A former Arsenal academy player Tyrell Robinson has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two naked 14-year-olds the same night, reports Mirror.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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NCC educates telecoms consumers on rights, obligations

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has educated Nigerians on their rights and obligations in their day to day dealings with network operators.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
The Nigeria Police Force on Monday paraded some suspected kidnappers and robbers apprehended in different states at the SARS office in Abuja.

Report: Non-state actors in possession of five million weapons

A report prepared by a research and consultancy group, Beacon Consulting Ltd., a member of ASIS International, world’s largest association for security management professionals, has shown that of the 6.5 million small arms and light weapons circulating in Nigeria, 5 million are in the possession of non-state actors while 568,000 are in the hands of law enforcement agencies.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.