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Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: President Buhari can’t unite Nigeria

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he doesn’t believe Nigerian unity is attainable under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari due to its systemic failure.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

NHRC lauds NASS for bill on 111 special additional seats for women

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commended the National Assembly (NASS) for proposing a law for the constitutional amendment of 111 special additional seats for women in the two chambers of the NASS.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu – the eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and his more recently deceased regent queen – has been designated heir to the monarchy amid a turbulent succession battle.

Prince Misizulu named next Zulu king amid family feud

The eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor to the throne, amid a bitter family feud.
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EFCC denies offering N1 million reward for arrest of ‘Yahoo Boys’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday denied offering N1 million to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of cybercrime suspects, widely referred to as ‘Yahoo Boys’.

2023: NULGE threatens to mobilise against PDP over bill

President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Hakeem Ambali, has threatened to mobilise Nigerians to vote against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, if it fails to call its member Solomon Bob that sponsored the bill to delist local governments from the constitution to order.
A professor of medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gregory Erhabor, on Wednesday said that asthma affects about 339 million people annually with over 500,000 hospitalisations and about 400,000 deaths across the globe.

World Asthma Day: 339 million people affected globally – expert

A professor of medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gregory Erhabor, on Wednesday said that asthma affects about 339 million people annually with over 500,000 hospitalisations and about 400,000 deaths across the globe.
FILE PHOTO: Protestors demonstrate outside the home of Tucson's Mayor Regina Romero in opposition to the new mask mandate to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Cheney Orr

Over half of people in democracies feel freedoms overly curbed in coronavirus crisis –...

Fifty-eight percent of people living in the world’s democracies are satisfied with the response of their government to the COVID-19 pandemic though over half believe their freedoms have been overly restricted, a survey published on Wednesday found.
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 demands end to retrenchment of workers

Senate has promised to strengthen labour institutions in the country to stop the indiscriminate firing and retrenchment of workers.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister: Nigerian government overfunded military operations in Northeast

Federal government yesterday said it has overfunded “Operation Lafiya Dole” which is fighting insurgency in the North East zone.
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 bill seeking to raise Appeal Court justices by 60

The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to make each division of the Court of Appeal have a minimum of six justices per time, for effective justice delivery.
Norwich City have clinched the Championship title on Saturday after coming from behind to defeat Reading 4-1 at Carrow Road.

Norwich City seal Championship title finally at Carrow Road

Daniel Farke’s dominant side had already sealed an immediate return to the Premier League with five matches to spare on April 17 and are now celebrating winning the second division for the second time in only three seasons.

PDP: President Buhari incapable of securing Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has chided the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over its handling of the security challenges bedeviling the country in the past few years.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor: APC will not rule beyond 2023

Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde has declared that the bad governance and maladministration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not extend beyond 2023.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

JUSUN strike: Lagos judiciary workers begin partial resumption

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Lagos began partial opening of courts, three times a week.
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.
Ogun state governor Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan to pray against the world pandemic coronavirus.

Prince Abiodun: I may end up in pulpit after eight years as governor

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun suggested on Wednesday that he might end up as a pastor after serving eight years in office as governor.

Kwara Assembly decries influx of destitute to Ilorin

Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday urged the state government to liaise with the heads of security agencies in the state to check the influx of destitute into Ilorin, the state capital.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Electoral Act: CSOs storm National Assembly to seek inclusion of e-voting

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday, seeking the inclusion of electronic voting in the Electoral Act.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Liverpool announce pre-tax losses of £46 million

Liverpool have announced pre-tax losses of £46 million ($64m) as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear at Anfield.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British politicians.

Hong Kong leader issues warning to territory’s top legal body

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned that the government could intervene in the Bar Association, the territory’s top legal body after its chief criticised the jailing of pro-democracy politicians earlier this month.
Newcastle United have hit out at Liverpool Football Club after rescuing a draw against the Reds in the final seconds of this afternoon’s matchday-opening Premier League clash.

Newcastle troll Liverpool with eight-word tweet after rescuing draw

Newcastle United have hit out at Liverpool Football Club after rescuing a draw against the Reds in the final seconds of this afternoon’s matchday-opening Premier League clash.
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.

Sheik Gumi: Banditry now war situation

Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has urged the Nigerian government to take his advice and grant amnesty to bandits for them to lay down their arms.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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 abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
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Catholic bishops: Every part of Nigeria is bleeding

The Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province weekend, rose from an emergency meeting in Owerri, expressing deep worry that every part of the country is bleeding, as the level of insecurity escalates.
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.

Rivers: Gunmen attack police stations, kill seven policemen

At least seven policemen were killed by rampaging gunmen during attacks in seven police stations in Rivers State on Friday evening, according to a report.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he has been hospitalised after contracting malaria while on international duty.

Arsenal skipper apologises to fans for poor season

“We struggled to find our rhythm in the first half and didn’t give Villarreal enough problems,” he wrote in the Gunners’ official matchday programme.