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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carries a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, in New Delhi, India, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian hospitals turn away patients in coronavirus ‘tsunami’

Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive day.
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits to get admitted outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India’s daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record as hospitals buckle

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day, as overwhelmed hospitals in the densely-populated country begged for oxygen supplies.
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 asks Nigerian government to end Ebonyi killings

The Senate has asked the federal government and the Ebonyi State Government to put appropriate measures in place to forestall further attacks in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Igbo group: President Buhari the main reason Nigeria unsafe

An Igbo group has heaped all the blame for the security crisis in Nigeria on President Muhammad Buhari, saying his policy of sectionalism, nepotism , aloofness and support for killer herdsmen bred the crisis.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack another Imo police station, kidnap one, injure others

Fear continues to pervade the atmosphere in Imo State as gunmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Easter: Enugu governor preaches peace, faith in God

On this year’s occasion of Easter, Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called on all Nigerians to take advantage of the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ to advance peace and commit themselves to God, in faith and in practice.

IPOB: No amount of threat can make us disband ESN

The Indigenous People of Biafra has told the Nigerian Navy that no amount of threat will make it disband the Eastern Security Network.

Festus Keyamo: APC is in charge of Nigeria because of Asiwaju Tinubu

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t be in control if its National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had bowed to pressure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Suspected herdsmen kill father, son, nephew in Edo

Three indigenes of Ezhionum community, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State, a father, his son and nephew, were Sunday, reportedly shot dead by rampaging herdsmen along a road to a farm reserve land in Oghonogbo, a nearby village in Edo State.

Ooni unveils ‘herbal remedy’ for coronavirus

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has unveiled a series of traditional medicines, made from local herbs, that boost the human’s immune system against infectious diseases, including the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: Non-Muslim soldiers attacking Muslim communities to trigger chaos

Islamic scholar Sheikh Gumi has alleged that non-Muslim soldiers launch attacks on communities in troubled northern states, leading bandits to seek vengeance by killing residents.
Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

Orlu military raid: ‘Second Nigeria/Biafra war has begun’ – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the Thursday military raid of Orlu and Orsu Local Government Areas of Imo State marked the beginning of the second Nigeria/Biafra war.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP vows to resist #EndSARS protest

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has said the command will vehemently resist any form of EndSARS protest as being planned by some groups of people.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor asks President Buhari to rein in herdsmen before they drag Nigeria into...

Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in rampaging herdsmen now causing trouble everywhere before they drag Nigeria into another civil war.

NANS urges Nigerian government to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist group

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South West zone has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the Miyetti Allah Castle Breeders Association Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist group.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka: Bishop Kukah’s comments not to denigrate Islam

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said no part of the comment made by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, against President Muhammadu Buhari denigrated Islam.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police desert duty posts after three officers killed in Ebonyi

Apparently troubled by the recent attacks meted out on policemen on duty at various divisions in the State, Policemen seem to have deserted their duty posts and their popular checkpoints in Ebonyi State.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election win

The US Congress, on Thursday, certified Joe Biden as the next US president and deal a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence in the seat of American democracy.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) signs on to the Pennsylvania objection in the House Chamber. WIN MCNAMEE-GETTY IMAGES

Electoral vote objections delay Joe Biden certification in US Congress

Republican lawmakers early Thursday objected to counting Pennsylvania’s electors, further delaying the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory after the House and Senate rejected an earlier challenge to his win in Arizona.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Cultists kill two in Delta community

No fewer than two persons have been killed on the eve of New year in a cult war believed to be retaliatory between members of rival cult groups in the Sapele local government area of Delta State.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during downsized New Year's Eve celebrations due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS-Loren Elliott

Fireworks explode over empty streets as 2020 slinks away into history

The Sydney Opera House fireworks soared into the sky, but the harbour below was empty as a ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that will not be missed.

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COAS: Defeating emerging security threats requires attitude change

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has stated that for the military to defeat the current and emerging threats, they need to have change of attitude.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.

Police: We’re investigating threats by IPOB, Oodua Republic agitators in Lagos

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Northern Elders Forum asks National Assembly to impeach President Buhari

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has called for the President to be impeached for failing to solve Nigeria’s security problems.
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Anambra government pledges commitment to emergency medical care

The Anambra Government has pledged its commitment to prompt, effective and efficient emergency medical services and care to residents.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

IPMAN arrests four trucks with ‘stolen’ petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has arrested four trucks laden with stolen Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.

Four killed in Ebonyi auto crash

Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on Monday evening.

PDP hails suspension of three council chairmen by Lagos Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Lagos House of Assembly (LAHA) over the suspension of three council chairmen in the state.
Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

Mason Greenwood sets new Manchester United record

Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.