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The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari meets minister, chief of staff over insecurity in South East

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend met with the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige at Aso Rock over the escalating insecurity in the South East.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria realised N79.96 billion from solid minerals in 2019

A 2019 audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that Nigeria earned N79.96 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2019. The figure, which represents accruals to the federation and other subnational entities, shows a 15% increase when compared to the N69.47 billion recorded in 2018.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria generated $34.22 billion from oil industry in 2019

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) yesterday disclosed that the country earned a total sum of $34.22 billion from the oil and gas sector in 2019, an increase of 4.88 per cent over the $32.63 billion revenue netted from the sector in 2018.
A supporter holds a poster of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo during the preparation of his return after being acquitted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, at his party's headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast June 16, 2021. The poster reads "With your return, the Ivorians are hoping for a real reconciliation". REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast: Police fire teargas as crowds mass to welcome back ousted president Laurent...

Police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of Ivory Coast’s ousted president Laurent Gbagbo as crowds massed to welcome him home on Thursday from 10 years of exile.
A supporter holds a poster of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo during the preparation of his return after being acquitted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, at his party's headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast June 16, 2021. The poster reads "With your return, the Ivorians are hoping for a real reconciliation". REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast’s former president flies home after decade in exile

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo boarded a flight in Brussels on Thursday to return home for the first time since he was ousted from power in 2011 and sent to The Hague for war crimes charges of which he was later acquitted.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

CDHR calls for release of abducted Ebonyi children

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has urged the police and sister agencies to secure the unconditional release of the seven Ebonyi children abducted by suspected hoodlums at Enyigba community.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: Nigerian government hasn’t captured Plateau in housing units resettlement

Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, said Federal Government is yet to consider Plateau State on the 500 housing units constructing for for destroyed communities in North East due to Insecurity.
The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Sunday expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East.

UK to support Nigeria’s efforts to restore peace in Northeast

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Sunday expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East.
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 urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

The Nigerian Army has urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace.

PDP: OGSIEC plotting to shut us out of Ogun council poll

The Ogun chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC, Barr. Babatunde Osibodu, of meddling in the affairs of the party.
A Palestinian child stands amidst the rubble of buildings, destroyed by Israeli strikes, in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on 21 May 2021. Emmanuel Dunando / AFP

Egypt eyes Gaza reconstruction to boost regional clout

Egypt is banking on a $500-million Gaza reconstruction project to shore up its influence in the Middle East, capitalising on clout it garnered by brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N5.6 billion for the establishment of oxygen production plants in each of the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory.

President Buhari urged to establish truth, reconciliation commission

A presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has called on President Muhammedu Buhari to, as a matter of national emergency, establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as first step to stabilise Nigeria and begin the process of national healing and reconciliation.

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation campaigns” against France that have targeted its officials, the armed forces ministry said.
Pope Francis arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope says Canada school discovery painful, but stops short of apology

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect for the rights and cultures of native peoples.
Pope Francis arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Canada school discovery

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and culture of native peoples.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Mali strongman meets former Tuareg rebels

Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita met former Tuareg rebels on Wednesday, officials said, amid political uncertainty after the second coup in nine months in the fragile Sahel state.
FILE PHOTO - Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands February 6, 2020, Netherlands February 6, 2020. Jerry Lampen-Pool via REUTERS

Ivory Coast in talks over Laurent Gbagbo return

Ivory Coast's government was to meet with the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo on Wednesday for talks on what his supporters have announced as his impending return.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region.

President Buhari appoints Babagana Kingibe as Lake Chad region special envoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region.

JAMB: No further extension of closing date for 2021 UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will no longer extend the closing date for candidates registering for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) applications.
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Zamfara governor: Some forces frustrating government security effort

The Zamfara State Government, Saturday, said that some forces are bent on frustrating the efforts at addressing the security challenges in the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: President Buhari’s executive order on state legislature, judiciary autonomy unnecessary

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said President Muhammadu Buhari was overreaching himself on the Executive Order 10 that gave directive on the implementation of judicial and legislative autonomies for states.
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 asks NNPC to provide evidence of remittances into federation account

The house of representatives committee on finance has asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to submit details of revenue remittances into the consolidation federation account.

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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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1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit in Accra today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Pastor kills, buries wife in Akwa Ibom

The incident happened at a village called Ikot Ataku, Okon, in Eket Local Government Area. The pastor has been identified as Chris Enoch, the founder of Omega Word Global Ministries.
Members of Israeli forces gather near the scene of a security incident near Hizma checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian woman shot after attacking Israeli troops – army

Israeli troops shot a Palestinian motorist on Wednesday who tried to ram them in the occupied West Bank and then brandished a knife, the Israeli military said.
Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.

Everton fans hang anti-Benitez banners outside Goodison Park

Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.
French gendarmes in Redon where they intervened to stop an overnight rave that violated France’s Covid-19 curfew. June 19, 2021. Loic Venance, AFP

Many injured as French police invade social event

Five police officers were injured overnight in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one partygoer losing a hand in the clashes.