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The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP vows to improve public safety

There were echoes of war in the South East before he was appointed the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The situation was such that policemen went about their lawful duties in mufti.

DSO: Nigerians may pay N50, 000 for set-top-box-broadcast – stakeholders

Ahead of the federal government’s restart of the digital switch over (DSO) programme, stakeholders in the Nigerian broadcasting industry have warned that Nigerians may have to pay as high as N50,000 for a Set-Top-Box (STB), the device needed to convert analogue television signal to digital.
Paul Pogba says it’s a joy to play alongside Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes: Paul Pogba and I can still improve

Fernandes was asked in a Q&A with United fans, published by the club’s in-house media, how he gets on with Pogba on and off the pitch at Old Trafford.

NBTE scribe tasks leaders on being fair, just

The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Bugaje, has urged leaders to be fair and just in the discharge of their responsibilities.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

2023: Pro-Tinubu campaigners are volunteers – coordinator

National Coordinator of Tinubu 2023 (T23), an umbrella body for various pro-Tinubu groups, Dr. Oladipupo Okeyomi, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not sponsoring any group to campaign for his presidential ambition.
Chelsea legend Petr Cech was forced to intervene as tensions threatened to boil over during a European Super League protest outside Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans block team bus in Super League protest

Chelsea legend Petr Cech was forced to intervene as tensions threatened to boil over during a European Super League protest outside Stamford Bridge.
Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

Fans unite to slam European Super League as ‘ultimate betrayal’

Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham are all involved in the new league, alongside Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League fans’ groups unite to condemn Super League

Fans of the Premier League clubs named as part of the breakaway Super League launched on Sunday have joined forces to condemn the move with Chelsea’s Supporters’ Trust describing it as the “ultimate betrayal”.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s masterful undoing of Pep Guardiola’s dream of four championships

A lot had been made of the dreamy unprecedented pursuit of a quadruple of trophies this season by English Premier League champions-elect Manchester City that the term “unprecedented” came to qualify their every win in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign, as they kept the dream alive with one victory after another.

Senator Faseyi commends PDP reconciliation committee over successful South-west congress

The Senator representing Ekiti North in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Duro Faseyi, has commended the National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for its role in the recently concluded South West Zonal Congress of the party.

Mozambique army says town attacked by fighters is now secure

The town in northern Mozambique that ISIL (ISIS)-linked fighters attacked late last month is now secure after the military killed a significant number of fighters and cleared one final area, an army spokesman and a provincial official said.

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.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Easter: Nigerians‘ll triumph over agents of disunity, insecurity – Ebonyi governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has stressed the need for oneness among Nigerians, noting that upholding the unity of the nation will conquer every form of disunity.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Easter: Senator Omo-Agege preaches tolerance, peaceful co-existence

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but it was pushed back and order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before a handover of power.
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Ogun governor restates commitment to complete roads abandoned by predecessor

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, at the weekend, reiterated his administration’s commitment to complete road projects awarded but abandoned by the immediate past administration.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: Decision to allow hijab use taken in good faith

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says his government took the decision allowing the use of hijab in public schools in good faith.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

New tests could halve time it takes to detect COVID-19 variants

A new technology that can rapidly detect whether a positive COVID-19 test sample contains a known variant has been trailed by the British Government.

Yoruba leaders: We won’t cede our land for ranching

Prominent Yoruba leaders, including the Aare-Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, vowed not to cede any land in the South- West for cattle ranching.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly: Impeached deputy speaker, lawmaker behind EFCC petition on alleged N2.4 million fraud

The Ondo state House of Assembly has fingered the impeached deputy speaker Rt Hon Iroju Ogundeji and one other lawmaker as the petitioners of the phony N2.4 m fraud in the assembly.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

Six challenges facing new African football chief

New Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe inherits a troubled organisation. AFP Sport lists six of the challenges he faces following his election on Friday:

Anambra election: Governor Obiano’s successor’ll inherit heavy loan burden – PDP aspirant

Valentine Ozigbo is a governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. He is the immediate past President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Transcorp Plc.

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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 Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police dismiss explosives in Oshodi market fire

Hours after Lagos Emergency Management Agency said its investigation showed some for of explosive or accelerant was used in the fire which gutted Oshodi Market, police has ruled out any explosive being involved in the incident.

DELSU matriculates 9,461 new intakes for 2020/2021 session

Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, on Saturday, matriculated 9,461 students who were offered provisional admission to various departments of the institution.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor appoints cleaner as senior aide

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has announced the appointment of Peter Aliyu, a cleaner, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sanitation.

UTME: JAMB debunks rumours of recruitment of invigilators

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has refuted rumours making the rounds that the Board is recruiting invigilators for its forthcoming 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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NCP: North-Central doesn’t need chairmanship, but Presidency

The North Central Patriot (NCP) on Monday said that the region doesn’t need the position of chairmanship but presidency.
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Zamfara APC doles out 400 cattle to members for Sallah

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has commenced distribution of 400 cattle to its members for Sallah celebration.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP Baba commends media role in the society

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has commended the role played by journalists in the country’s quest to battle the dreaded COVID-19 saying just like the security personnel, some journalists too paid the supreme price in the course of carrying out their duties.
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Peter Obi: Years of leadership failure responsible for insecurity

Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Peter Obi, has lamented the current nationwide insecurity, warning that unless drastic action is taken to contain it, the situation would degenerate into anarchy.
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Senate president, House speaker, others attend National Assembly APC caucus meeting

A meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Caucus in the National Assembly is ongoing at the Senate wing of the Assembly.