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An ex-BB9ja housemate, Nina Onyenobi aka Nina Ivy, has been stripped of her brand ambassador deal with Mav Herbals, a butt enlargement brand, after going public with her Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure.

Nina Ivy stripped of brand endorsement over contract breach

An ex-BB9ja housemate, Nina Onyenobi aka Nina Ivy, has been stripped of her brand ambassador deal with Mav Herbals, a butt enlargement brand, after going public with her Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly considers bill criminalising illegal organ harvesting

A bill to ‘regulate’ human organs harvesting and transplantation has scaled its second reading in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month. Rodwell Khomazana lost his nose, left eye, most of his upper lip, bits of his forehead and other parts of his face when he was attacked during a nighttime church service outside Harare on 2 May.

South African surgeons to reconstruct face of nine-year-old boy after hyena attack

Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month.

Victor Oye: I’m still APGA’s national chairman

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, has denied media reports that he has been sacked by the party.

Expert advises couples to try mediation before divorce

A mediation advocate, Valentino Buoro, says mediation has helped to resolve many broken marriages that were on the verge of divorce.

Constitution review: Wukari indigenes seek creation of Kwararrafa state

Stakeholders from the former Wukari Federation Native Authority in Taraba State have demanded the creation of a new state to be called Kwararrafa State.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC to announce new polling units next week – chair

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to announce a comprehensive list of its new polling units across Nigeria next week.

INEC deploys fire engine to tackle arsonists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed a state-of-the-art fire engine as a way of tackling arson and fire outbreaks at its facilities.

Ogun council poll: APC members reject alleged imposition of candidates

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State have raised alarm over alleged imposition of candidates ahead of July 24, 2021 local government elections in the state.
Marcus Rashford has avoided any serious injury to his ankle after being forced off early against Manchester City.

Manchester United ‘fear’ Marcus Rashford will miss start of next season

Manchester United are worried Marcus Rashford will miss the start of next season because the England star faces surgery after Euro 2020.

Ogun council polls: APC members reject imposition of candidates, demand governor’s intervention

Some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State have appealed to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to immediately save the party from imminent crisis.
There were concerns over Kevin De Bruyne's availability for Euro 2020, but Roberto Martinez has confirmed Belgium's talisman will be fit.

Belgium boss confirms Kevin De Bruyne will be fit for Euro 2020

Roberto Martinez has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne will be fit for Euro 2020, albeit the Belgium star may not be able to feature in the opening game. Martinez had been confident his talisman would be available for the tournament despite a facial injury suffered in Manchester City's Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA chief: No genetically modified fish in Nigerian market

The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says there are no genetically modified fish and animals yet in the Nigerian market.

NANS: Thousands of candidates may miss 2021 UTME

Kaduna State Chapter of the apex students union in the country, the National Association of Nigerian Students has raised concern that thousands of candidates may be disenfranchised from taking part in this year’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination due to hitches in their NIN/Profile code.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: Why we’ve not auctioned N14 billion properties seized from ex-oil minister

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the commission is yet to auction assets and property recovered from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, due to “administrative exigencies.”

Kaduna assemblyman pays 60 students JAMB fees

Mr Ali Kalat, member representing Jema’a constituency, Kaduna State House of Assembly has paid the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) fees of 60 students.
The Warri Council of Kingmakers has announced that Prince Tsola Emiko will be crowned and formally installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Warri announces date to crown new monarch

The Warri Council of Kingmakers has announced that Prince Tsola Emiko will be crowned and formally installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
England manager Gareth Southgate is worried the country's top players could be burnt out by next year's rescheduled European Championships.

Euro 2020: England manager to name provisional squad

Gareth Southgate will name a provisional England squad of more than 26 players for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament on Tuesday before trimming that number down on 1 June.

Official: 51 persons injured in Kano tanker explosion

At least 51 persons sustained injuries late Saturday after a fuel tanker exploded in Kano.
8. Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba

Nigerian government renews commitment to reforming police, rebuilding citizens’ trust

Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Finance, Budget, and National Planning, has renewed Federal Government commitment to reform the Police as well as rebuilding the trust between the police and the citizens.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House approves presidential transition bill

The House of Representatives has passed the procedure and ceremony for transition and assumption of the Office of the President, and Vice-President-elect for second reading.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House mulls timeframe for appointment of ministers by president

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed for second reading, a bill seeking to provide a framework for transition of power.

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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.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Angola won their third successive Handball Championship title with a 25-15 win over hosts Cameroon in Yaounde on Friday.

Angola beat Cameroon to retain African women’s handball crown

Angola won their third successive Handball Championship title with a 25-15 win over hosts Cameroon in Yaounde on Friday.
Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises.

World Sickle Cell Day: ‘Bone marrow transplant best option for sickle cell patients treatment’

Dr Taiwo Aderemi, Community coordinator, Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) in Nigeria , has called on Nigerian Government and all the federal and state teaching hospitals in the country to give more attention to people living with sickle cell disease by investing in research and facility to do bone marrow transplant in Nigeria and to make same available and assessable to every sickle cell patients in the country.
Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic will wait until the last moment before finalising his European Championship squad and sees Sunday’s friendly against the United States as a chance for fringe players to make a last bid for selection.

Euro 2020: Swiss coach confident of last-16 spot despite tough travel

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic is confident his side have done enough to reach the last 16 at Euro 2020 after a 3-1 win over Turkey on Sunday but he criticised the long distances his side have had to travel during the tournament.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo: We are committed to reducing maternal mortality – official

The Oyo State Government has restated its commitment towards the reduction of matenal morality rate in the state.