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N10 billion ‘scam’: PDP national chairman demands N1 billion, retraction

Following this week’s allegation of financial fraud to the tune of N10 billion made against Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Kassim Afegbua, the former, Thursday, demanded a retraction of the story and payment of N1 billion in damages from Afegbua.
Auwal Daudawa, the little-known bandit leader in Zamfara State, who shot to prominence after masterminding the abduction of over 300 students in neighbouring Katsina State has gone back to the trenches, less than three months after his celebrated repentance.

Kankara abduction mastermind returns to forest

Auwal Daudawa, the little-known bandit leader in Zamfara State, who shot to prominence after masterminding the abduction of over 300 students in neighbouring Katsina State has gone back to the trenches, less than three months after his celebrated repentance.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta governor: Nigeria in trouble due to dwindling economy, worsening insecurity

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that Nigeria was in troubled times with dwindling economy occasioned by various factors, including worsening insecurity across the nation.
A popular Nigeria comedienne, Ada Jesus, has died, BBC pidgin is reporting.

Popular comedienne Ada Jesus passes on

The entertainer, whose real name is Mmesoma Mercy Obi, died on Wednesday, after battling kidney disease for about a year.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo feels Adama Traore is returning to his very best form.

Wolves boss Nuno: Adama Traore returning to his very best

Traore has returned to prominence as of late, grabbing a sublime assist in the defeat to West Ham before his dramatic winner at Fulham last time out.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Conference and the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abubakar Suleiman.

Constitution Review: State speakers demand higher representation

Chairman of Conference of Speakers in Nigeria Legislatures, and Bauchi State Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, has appealed to the National Assembly to give prominence to State Assemblies in the ongoing review process of the 1999 constitution.
Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro Fusion superstar, Burna Boy, has released his much anticipated fifth studio album, titled ‘Twice as tall’.

Burna Boy’s album now on No 1 spot on Apple Music

Shortly after Burna Boy’s album “Twice as tall” won the Grammy, it has shot to the number 1 spot in the top albums in Nigeria category of Apple music streaming platform.
Barcelona starlet Pedri has been handed a maiden call-up to the Spain national team for this month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

WCQ: Barcelona starlet gets maiden Spain call-up

Barcelona starlet Pedri has been handed a maiden call-up to the Spain national team for this month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The remains of the late actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Abubakar Daba, have been interred according to Islamic rites.

Nollywood veteran Sadiq Daba laid to rest in Lagos

Daba later became a regular feature on the Nigerian Television Authority stations before returning to film prominence after featuring in Kunle Afolayan’s “October 1” movie, where he played Inspector Waziri, a role that won him an Africa Academy Movie Award.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Convicted former French president likely to escape jail time

A French court found former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who led France and strode the world stage for five years
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, wearing a protective face mask, arrives for the verdict in his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, at Paris courthouse, France, March 1, 2021. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes

Former French president convicted of corruption, handed prison sentence

A French court found former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who led France and strode the world stage for five years.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Sunday Igboho: I will not support illegality – Ondo governor

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State stated that Sunday Adeyemi “Igboho” is a child of circumstance and he will never support anyone taking laws into their hands.
Senegalese international Cheikhou Kouyate is optimistic that Eberechi Eze will soon find his feet in the Premier League.

Eberechi Eze: Ronaldinho inspired my style of football

The youngster’s performances since rising to prominence at QPR suggest he has found the right balance while Palace have quickly witnessed his knack for scoring spectacular goals, with all three of his efforts so far in the special category.
Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights campaigners, has been released after more than 1,000 days in prison for what critics have described as politically-motivated charges.

Saudi women’s rights activist freed after 1,000 days in prison on ‘spurious’ charges

Her sister Lina posted the news on Twitter with a screenshot of a smiling Loujian speaking to her via video call but warned that while she was out of jail she was still not fully "free".
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.

UN experts: North Korea stole $300 million in crypto to fund nukes

North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, a confidential UN report said.
A nurse show the three-finger salute as she takes part in a protest against the military coup and to demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Monks, nurses join nationwide protests against Myanmar coup

Police fired a water cannon at protesters in the Myanmar capital on Monday as tens of thousands of people joined a third day of nationwide demonstrations against the military’s removal of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi a week ago.
Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu passes on

Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.
Larry King, whose CNN “Larry King Live” made him a household name, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with COIVD-19, according to multiple reports. (Patrick T. Fallon - Bloomberg)

Nigerian celebrities mourn late ace broadcaster Larry King

The celebrities took to their Instagram handles to pay tribute and mourn the ace broadcaster who had contributed immensely to American Journalism.

Russia detains dozens of Alexei Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
FILE PHOTO - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane before the departure for the Russian capital Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Polina Ivanova

Russia: Alexei Navalny’s supporters head to protests despite looming crackdown

Supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were preparing to rally in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday even as authorities vowed a crackdown on protesters.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning a January offer to sign former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

Marseille reject approach from Diego Costa

Diario AS cite a report from La Provence that claims that tentative conversations had taken place between the two but the striker’s salary – said to have been €8m per year at Atleti – had proven prohibitive and the French club discontinued their interest.

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Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.

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.

NCC: 5G will positively impact Nigeria’s digital economy

The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has stated that the full deployment of 5G technology in the country would have positive impact on Nigeria’s digital economy.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Over 1.2 million vaccinated against coronavirus in two months

Nigeria has vaccinated 1,266,742 persons against COVID-19, two months after nationwide rollout commenced on March 5.
An aerial view of Konkola mine project north of the capital Lusaka, Zambia, file. REUTERS/SALIM HENRY

Zambia denies report it shuttered Konkola Copper Mines

Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has not been temporarily or permanently shuttered, the state-appointed provisional liquidator of the copper mine previously owned by Vedanta Resources said on Wednesday, denying a Bloomberg report.

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2023: Kebbi youth coalition wants zoning jettison, demands credible candidates

A group of Kebbi Youths under the aegis of Coalition for Better Kebbi State, has urged the elders in the state to drop the ideal of zoning political position, rather, they should allow credible candidates with merits to lead the state in 2023.
Primate of the African Church, Julius Abbe, has challenged President Mohammadu Buhari to resign honourably and give way to someone who has solutions to the myriads of problems facing Nigeria as a nation.

Primate asks President Buhari to resign over security challenges

Primate of the African Church, Julius Abbe has challenged President Mohammadu Buhari to resign honourably and give way to someone who has solutions to the myriads of problems facing Nigeria as a nation.
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May Day: NLC urges Abia government to clear salary, pension arrears

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abia State chapter, has charged the state government to clear the outstanding salaries of workers in the parastatals and agencies.
Leia Se, 26, and her boyfriend, YouTube star Josh Paler Lin, sparked an uproar in April after they posted an Instagram video showing her shopping on the Indonesian resort island with a painted facial mask.

Russian woman deported for painting face as face mask

A Russian woman was deported from Bali on Wednesday for violating (COVID-19) rules after she had entered a supermarket with her face painted to look like she was wearing a mask.
Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo-Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.

Eight dead, 36 injured as truck falls off bridge in Osun

Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.