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Prof. Placid Njoku says he has not resigned as Deputy Governor of Imo.

Imo deputy govornor: I’ve not resigned

This is contained in a statement by Njoku’s Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma in Owerri on Thursday.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, NDDC Chairman

Senator Ndoma-Egba concedes Cross River APC leadership to Governor Ayade

Former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has debunked a report in some online mediums where he was said to have declared that he remains the leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, regardless of Governor Ben Ayade’s defection to the party.
It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.

Real Madrid boss denies locker-room exit announcement

It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

‘Coronavirus restriction’: Nigerian government quoted out of context – minister

The federal government on Tuesday denied media reports that it has “introduced or re-introduced’’ new restrictions on COVID-19.

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.
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 president: My relationship with Yobe governor cordial

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said his relationship with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, remained cordial.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCTA debunks ‘schools’ closure’

The Education Secretariat of FCT Administration has debunked reports that schools in the Bwari Area Council have been closed due to the fear of the residents that the area might have been infiltrated by bandits after sighting trucks loaded with strangers in the communities bordering Kaduna State on Wednesday.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab wears a protective mask during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels, Belgium April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Pool

Britain: G7 to consider mechanism to counter Russian ‘propaganda’

The Group of Seven richest countries will look at a proposal to build a rapid response mechanism to counter Russian "propaganda" and disinformation, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Reuters.

Country hard, scatter scatter… Jaga Jaga

“Can you speak English? I don’t get your drift. All these your what’s gwan, and yeah, yeah, I hope you have not gone to take your thing again. If you want to engage me in a conversation, then speak straight English and stop saying yeah, yeah….”
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Isa Pantami: House of Reps’ll never support terrorism, sponsors – spokesman

Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Kalu, last night declared that the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila will never support terrorism or its supporters.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

PDP governors tackle APC colleagues over attack on Godwin Obaseki

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have defended their colleague, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, over his comment that the federal government printed N60 billion to top up the March Federation Allocation, saying that the governor merely offered a piece of informed advice.
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.

APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki over allegation of currency printing

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion in March.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Babangida Aliyu a pathetic fellow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

N60 billion mint: APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts to LeBron James criticism

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to criticism from LeBron James, insisting that "athletes unite the world, politics divides the world".
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose.
Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will us part of it to win souls. He urges members of the church to be incurable soul winners; and so is he.

Pastor Adeboye dissociates from prayer points against Fulani herdsmen

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has dissociated himself from recent prayer points targeted against Fulani herdsmen and attributed to him on social media.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate trial

The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump by 57-43 in his second impeachment trial which ended on Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army refutes reports of killing of soldiers in Borno

The Nigerian Army has refuted some media reports that five soldiers were killed and others abducted by insurgents during repair of an electricity facility along Maiduguri-Damaturu road on Monday.

Ondo election: PDP, candidate close case at tribunal

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, and his party, on Wednesday, closed their cases at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state.
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.

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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

Jack Grealish's stock in the footballing world has been on the rise for quite some time now.
BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.
Staff members of Apple Daily and its publisher Next Digital pose with the final edition of Apple Daily at its headquarters in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.
A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.

Commercial motorcyclist abandons wife at Lagos hospital after giving birth to twins

A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.

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Nigeria’s naira gains at official market

Naira gained against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday at the official market, a day after a major slip at the official and parallel markets.
FILE PHOTO - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, looks on during a joint news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in Kabul, Afghanistan February 29, 2020.REUTERS-Mohammad Ismail-File Photo

Afghan president replaces security ministers as Taliban advance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani replaced two top ministers charged with managing the country’s faltering security Saturday, as the Taliban pressed on with their campaign to capture new territory in fierce battles with government forces.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst phone stealing syndicate, recover 44 assorted handsets

Operatives of Safer Highway of the Delta State Police Command have arrested two suspected members of a syndicate that specialises in robbing residents of their handsets.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will soon prevail over the current security challenges facing it.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will soon overcome security challenges

He anchored his optimism on various efforts by the federal government to tackle insecurity, including the recent supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly for approval for the procurement of military hardware for the use of the military and other security agencies.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the first weekly cabinet meeting of his new government in Jerusalem June 20, 2021. Emmanuel Dunand-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Naftali Bennett warns against nuclear talks with Iran’s ‘hangmen regime’

Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal.