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The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS summons Father Mbaka to Abuja

There appears to be more trouble coming the way of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, as he has been summoned to Abuja for interrogation by operatives of the Department of State Services.
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Lawyer criticises Nigerian government’s plan to prosecute Twitter users

Constitutional lawyer Dr Kayode Ajulo has criticised the planned prosecution of Twitter users by the federal government, saying that such a move has no basis in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Customs reads riot act to smugglers, dubious importers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has sounded a note of warning to die hard smugglers and unscrupulous importers to engage in legitimate business only or have themselves to blame.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia government threatens indefinite closure of Aba market over traders’ unrest

Abia State Government has issued a stern warning to traders at the popular Ngwa Road Market Aba, threatening to shut down the market indefinitely if they continued to disrupt the ongoing renovation of the market.

Customs intercepts fake drugs at Lagos port

The Comptroller-general, Strike Force Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has said that it intercepted unregistered and fake drugs imported into the country through the nation’s seaport.
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.

Ondo government denies adopting Oodua anthem

The Ondo State government has denied adopting Oodua anthem, saying that the indigenous anthem adopted by the state was distinct from Oodua anthem.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB president: Africa must finance large scale youth-led businesses

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on governments and private sectors in Africa to grow, finance and support large scale youth-led businesses in the continent.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom university receives N327 million monthly allocation

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

2023: Rotation of power key to Nigeria’s unity, peace – Shehu Sani

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, said the federal government should not use force but justice, equity and fairness to achieve unity and peace.
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Lagos council poll: New APC nomination fee outrageous – group

The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such criticisms is coming from the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group within the party.
The Nigeria Police Force on Monday paraded some suspected kidnappers and robbers apprehended in different states at the SARS office in Abuja.

Report: Non-state actors in possession of five million weapons

A report prepared by a research and consultancy group, Beacon Consulting Ltd., a member of ASIS International, world’s largest association for security management professionals, has shown that of the 6.5 million small arms and light weapons circulating in Nigeria, 5 million are in the possession of non-state actors while 568,000 are in the hands of law enforcement agencies.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate passes amended AMCON bill, empowers agency to seize debtors’ assets

The Senate Wednesday passed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Amendment bill after considering the report of its Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions.

Former Afenifere scribe calls for reconciliation of Yoruba political groups

Former General Secretary of Afenifere Ayo Opadokun has called on all serious-minded political groups in Yorubaland to bury their differences, make room for reconciliation and close ranks to be able to confront the many challenges the country currently faces.
Co-chairman of the Council, Rev. Pandang Yamsat in an address, tagged “Government and religion on trial in Plateau State” said even though the Governor Simon Lalong administration has gone extra mile in the area of peaceful coexistence, it is on trial by the Plateau public Court.

Plateau religious leaders unite against insecurity

Plateau State Inter-Religious Council (IRC) have promised to unite against banditry, kidnapping and any issue that would evaluate insecurity in the state.
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Barcelona are not good enough to win the Champions League this season.

Arsene Wenger: Europe wants to destroy Premier League

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed attempts to launch a Super League breakaway.
He is Mr Lamido Yuguda whose appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter sent to the Senate on Tuesday requesting the confirmation of Yuguda as the Director General of the Commission.

SEC tasks capital market operators on KYC update

Capital Market Operators have been reminded of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s directives on update of investors’ Know Your Customer information which it said is still in effect.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL backs Senate decision to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

SEC: Capital market operators get deadline to renew licences

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has given Capital Market Operators, CMO, April 30, 2021, as deadline to renew their operation licences.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana a non-issue

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has countered the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the decision of Twitter to cite the headquarters of its African operations in Ghana.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Imo attacks: I’ve left Governor Uzodinma in the court of public opinion – Senator...

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said he has chosen to remain silent over the allegations leveled against him that he sponsored the recent attacks on some federal government establishment in the state.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Nigerian senate summons ex-FMBN boss over contract

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has summoned a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Gimba Yau Kumo, to appear before it to explain the rationale behind the alleged irregular award of N3bn when he was at the helms of the affairs of the bank.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

MTNN lifts trading on NGX by 0.15 percent

Trading activities on the Nigerian Exchange rebounded on Wednesday with a gain of 0.15 per cent due to interest in MTN Nigeria Communications (MTNN).
Ukraine’s players were kicking themselves after their stirring comeback against the Netherlands counted for nothing following a 3-2 defeat but coach Andriy Shevchenko was proud of his side and optimistic for the rest of their Euro 2020 campaign.

Euro 2020: Ukraine feel pride, frustration as comeback falls short

Ukraine’s players were kicking themselves after their stirring comeback against the Netherlands counted for nothing following a 3-2 defeat but coach Andriy Shevchenko was proud of his side and optimistic for the rest of their Euro 2020 campaign.
Nigeria Police

Security operatives take over Asaba, Agbor over ‘jihadist’ threat

Following the expiration of the 72-hour ultimatum on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, by faceless Fulani Jihadists handed to the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to backtrack on his support for the ban on open grazing across southern states, security operatives have taken strategic positions in the twin towns to avert any eventuality.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest seven ‘kidnappers’ in Kaduna

The spokesman of the command, Mohammad Jalige, disclosed this at a news briefing on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters in Kaduna.
Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.

Juventus eye move for Liverpool target Youri Tielemans

Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.