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FILE PHOTO - Armin Laschet, head of conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, gives a statement following a meeting with his party's leadership at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany March 29, 2021. Tobias Schwarz-Pool via REUTERS

Merkel’s party chief wants quick decision on chancellor candidate as pressure mounts

The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

NHRC to probe petition against CCT chairman for ‘assault’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has vowed to probe the petition accusing the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, of assaulting a security guard at an Abuja plaza.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki denies rejecting President Buhari’s $1 billion request for arms purchase

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied a claim that the 8th Senate he led rejected request of $1 billion from President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase arms to fight insecurity in the country.
Solicitor General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Adedayo Toba Apata, SAN, (Dayo Apata).

Ministry: N5.3 billion judgment debt payment followed due process

The Ministry of Justice has denied the payment of N5.3billion judgment debt without due process, saying the disbursement of the fund followed laid down procedure.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kaduna NLC condemns mass sack of council workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Kaduna has condemned the mass sack of workers in the state’s public service.

UCH Ibadan delivers first IVF triplets

THE University College Hospital, Ibadan, yesterday took delivery of the first In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, triplets.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC condemns mass sack of council workers in Kaduna

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council, has condemned the mass sack of workers in the state public service.
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.

RULAAC: Appointment of new IGP did not follow due process

The reaction has begun to trail the appointment of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, as the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre, RULAAC, has described it as illegal.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Official: Borno Government issues 1,000 certificates of occupancy

The Executive Secretary of Borno Geographic Information Service (BOGIS), Mr Adam Bababe, says the Gov. Babagana Zulum administration has signed and issued about 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os) in one year.
Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has said that he expects Patrice Motsepe to win “35 to 40” of the 54 votes in the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) presidential election on March 12.

Amaju Pinnick faults Ayiri Emami’s position on emergence of new Warri monarch

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, yesterday faulted the position of the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, on the emergence of new Olu of Warri, who succeeded the late monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz an exceptional player ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

Arsenal confirm David Luiz has undergone surgery

The Brazilian defender missed the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday night due to an injury in his right knee, which the club revealed he had an operation on earlier on Sunday.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister: Nigerian government faithful to agreement with doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has substantially met the demands of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and faulted the rejection of the Memorandum of Action signed Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite workers embark on protests, shut down mall indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely.
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

LASU visitation panel calls for memoranda

The special visitation panel constituted to resolve the impasse in the selection of a substantive Vice-Chancellor for the Lagos State University (LASU) has called for memoranda.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor stops Nawfia Igweship election

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has halted a purported election in Nawfia community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, allegedly planned to elect a successor to Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo.

Commodities trading: SEC issues new rules on warehousing, collateral management

In a bid to ensure a vibrant commodities trading ecosystem, which would in turn boost foreign exchange earnings for the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new rules covering warehousing and collateral management, among others.
FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18.

FIFA may hammer Mexico over anti-gay chant

FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Adewale Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, making him the first Nigerian-American to hold the powerful job.

U.S. Senate confirms Wally Adeyemo as deputy treasury secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Adewale Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, making him the first Nigerian-American to hold the powerful job.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

ECOWAS parliament speaker pleads for prompt payment of community levy

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis, has pleaded for prompt payment of Community Levy by Member States to finance projects across the sub-region.
University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks

University of Aberdeen to return Benin bronze

University of Aberdeen approves the repatriation of bronze sculpture depicting an Oba (king) of Benin with return to happen within weeks
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen: President Buhari removed me as CJN because of Atiku Abubakar

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen (rtd) on Friday broke the silence on why the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government unceremoniously removed him from office in 2019.

Justice Onnoghen: Why I was sacked as CJN

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, stressed that Nigeria as a nation may not record any meaningful achievement in life until they are able to free the nation’s judiciary from the stronghold of politicians.

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Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Mino Raiola wants Erling Haaland to be 1st £1 millon-a-week player

Mino Raiola is determined to make Erling Haaland the first £1 million-a-week player.
Training nurse Sari Roos prepares a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to teach her air bubble technique in Laakso hospital in Helsinki, Finland March 11, 2021. Picture taken March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

Israeli study: South African coronavirus variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.
The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

Five killed in Ondo auto crash, robbery attack

No fewer than five lost their lives in Ondo State on Sunday in two separate incidents of a robbery attack and a road accident.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing their Order of the Garter robes, ride in an open-topped carriage to Windsor Castle following the Garter Ceremony, June 18, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua could face Francis Ngannou

Anthony Joshua could go up against UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring, according to Eddie Hearn.

Imo attacks: IGP deploys mobile police, special team

Additional units of mobile police and other tactical squads have been deployed to Imo to shore up security in the wake of multiple attacks on a police command headquarters and prison in Owerri.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Zamfara governor’s remarks over ‘southern attacks’ irresponsible, unfortunate

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has said a recent comment by the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, that Southerners should stop attacking Northerners in their area else the North would retaliate was irresponsible and unfortunate.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attends a joint news conference after the 2+2 Meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

US defence chief in Israel amid Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has arrived in Israel on the first visit by a senior representative of President Joe Biden’s administration, whose stance on Iran has worried Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.