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A woman shows a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

EU preparing sanctions on Myanmar military businesses

The European Union is preparing to widen its sanctions on Myanmar’s armed forces to target businesses they run, in protest at the Feb. 1 military coup, according to diplomats and two internal documents seen by Reuters.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term, in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021. REUTERS-Maxim Shemetov-File Photo

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities over Russia’s attempt to kill opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, senior Biden administration officials said.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
China’s new rules governing school disciplinary methods came into force on Monday, banning physical punishment and verbal abuse in primary and secondary schools.

China outlaws corporal punishment, verbal abuse in schools

Educators are prohibited from carrying out disciplinary procedures that would inflict direct physical pain on students, according to the trialed regulations released by the Ministry of Education last December.

Court issues criminal summons against Shell, 7 others over ‘oil theft’

A judge of an Upper Area Court in Abuja, Gambo Garba, on Thursday issued a criminal summons against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria and seven of its top executives over alleged stealing of 16 million barrels of crude oil through the use of a fraudulent and unapproved metering system.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC begins impoundment of rickety vehicles nationwide

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate impoundment, arrest and prosecution of owners of rickety vehicles nationwide.

Carpenter stabs ‘Suya’ seller a year after breaking off his teeth

A Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 32-year-old carpenter, Sadaam Ibrahim, to 12 months imprisonment for stabbing a ‘suya’ seller.
Speaker, Niger State House Of Assembly, Barrister Abdullahi Bawa Wuse

Niger assembly to legislate stiffer punishment for informants to bandits – speaker

The Niger state House of Assembly says it would amend the law relating to kidnapping, to provide for stiffer punishment to people who serve as informants to bandits in the state.
Mason Mount preserved Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten record as the Chelsea midfielder equalised from the penalty spot to earn a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday.

Mason Mount penalty extends Tuchel’s unbeaten start at Chelsea

Tuchel's side trailed to a first half goal from Japan star Takumi Minamino at St Mary's. Mount came to the rescue as he won and converted the second half spot-kick that extended Tuchel's unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions since he replaced the sacked Frank Lampard in January.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps urges police to conduct investigation over Shasha crisis

The House of Representatives has called on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation into the recent violence that erupted in Sasa, Ibadan, Oyo State, to allow for prosecution and punishment of those who instigated and participated in the killings and destruction of property.

Labourer receives 12 strokes of cane for stealing phone in Kaduna

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 23-year-old labourer, Shehu Abbas, be given 12 strokes of cane for stealing a Tecno phone valued at 56,000.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, is seen inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 16, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny back in court for slander trial

Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed this month for almost three years for parole violations he said were trumped up. The West has condemned the case and is discussing possible sanctions on Russia.

Bangladesh court sentences five to death for killing U.S. blogger

A court in Bangladesh sentenced to death five members of an Islamist militant group on Tuesday for killing a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism six years ago
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps consider bill to ban journalists without media degree

The house of representatives is seeking to raise the minimum qualification for journalists in the country to bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma (HND) in journalism or other related courses.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: PDP seeks prosecution of Kano APC chair over hate speech

“Attack and punish anybody you see trying to steal votes during the election in 2023. Take stiffer action into your hands and nothing will be done. I have ordered you to punish anybody seen before ballots boxes trying to rig the election, this is my punishment, and nothing will happen.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kano APC chairman asks supporters to reserve their ‘weapons’ for 2023

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, has directed all their party supporters in the state to reserve their weapons against 2023 elections to attack anyone that attempts to rig elections there and then.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Man bags three months imprisonment for stealing generator

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old Mason, Timothy David, to three months imprisonment for stealing generator.
Edinson Cavani has been suspended for Uruguay’s upcoming games against Argentina and Bolivia as a result of his horror tackle on Richarlison last November.

Edinson Cavani gets two-match ban for horror tackle

Edinson Cavani has been suspended for Uruguay’s upcoming games against Argentina and Bolivia as a result of his horror tackle on Richarlison last November.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Alex Iwobi: Everton must stop Bruno Fernandes for chance to secure victory over Manchester...

Alex Iwobi revealed Everton must do all it takes to stop rampant Bruno Fernandes, for a chance to secure victory over Manchester United in Saturday’s Premier League game.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Ajax’s Andre Onana to appeal one year suspension for doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

Police laud Lagos assembly for taking ‘bold step’ to curb cultism

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), on Tuesday, commended Lagos House of Assembly for taking `bold step’ to curb the menace of cultism and other vices in the state.

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Uche Secondus: No one is leaving PDP in Southwest

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has disclosed that no one is leaving the party in the Southwest region of the country.
Speeding up Italy’s vaccination campaign will enable the country to overcome the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Monday, adding that his government would do whatever was necessary to protect lives.

Speeding up vaccinations will lead Italy out of crisis – premier

Speeding up Italy’s vaccination campaign will enable the country to overcome the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Monday, adding that his government would do whatever was necessary to protect lives.

IWD: TUC seeks end to gender violence against women

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged women to take advantage of the International Women’s Day (IWD) to challenge all forms of inequalities perpetrated against them.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano to set up bureau to rehabilitate drug addicts

The Kano State Government says it has concluded plans for the establishment of a Drug Abuse Management Bureau to enhance the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the state.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

OAGF, JTB collaborate on PAYE remittances

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) and the Joint Tax Board (JTB) are to establish a Joint Reconciliation Team to reconcile variation observed in the monthly PAYE tax remittances.

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The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA empowers people living with disabilities with ICT training

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.

Odia Ofeimun: President Buhari pursuing ethnic agenda

Renowned poet, author, and publisher, Odia Ofeimun has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of flagrantly abandoning his political party in pursuit of ethnic agenda.
Former Governor of Bauchi State and erstwhile National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, has returned to the PDP.

Ex-Bauchi governor Adamu Mu’azu returns to PDP

Adamu Muazu, nicknamed the ‘Game Changer’ at the height of his powers as PDP Chairman, saw the party through the 2015 general election in which its presidential candidate and
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged youths in Agege and Lagos in general embrace peace and avoid thuggery.

Senator Tinubu urges Nigerians to continue to keep faith with APC

National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has hailed the incumbent Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for laudable achievements and putting the state on the path to progress.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Official: 3.8 million farmers benefit from CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says 3.8 million farmers have so far benefited from its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).