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A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Troops repel attacks on Muslims breaking Ramadan fast in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and Muslim faithful while breaking the Ramadan fast at Gajiram and Damasak towns in Borno State.
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 kidnap 13-year-old boy, demand N50 million ransom

Unknown gunmen in Nigerian Army Camouflage reportedly kidnapped a 13-year-old boy in Obada-Odo Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League.

Perry Groves libels two Arsenal players ‘liabilities’

Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe are “liabilities” without the ball and cost Arsenal in matches against the Big Six, says former Gunners forward Perry Groves.
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Gunmen kidnap five in Anambra, two rescued

Five persons were, on Saturday night, kidnapped by gunmen at the boundary area between Aguleri and Nando communities in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

French police arrest five women on suspicion of terrorism

The Police in France arrested five women suspected of planning a terror attack, legal sources said on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz an exceptional player ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

Arsenal confirm David Luiz has undergone surgery

The Brazilian defender missed the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday night due to an injury in his right knee, which the club revealed he had an operation on earlier on Sunday.
Innocent Chukwuma

Civil Society leader Innocent Chukwuma passes on

“With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace,” announced Edetaen Ojo, a frontline freedom of expression advocate and executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, who was a friend of Chukwuma.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Anambra cult clash: Three dead, wheelbarrow pusher killed by stray bullet

Three people have been reportedly killed as rival cult groups clashes in Awka, while a wheebarrrow pusher was also felled by a stray bullet fired a by soldier chasing after cultists.
Fire

Fire razes market in Yobe

Alhaji Ibrahim Faraja, one of the traders at the market, said items such as animal feed, food stuff, timber shades processing machines and cement worth millions of naira, were destroyed in the inferno.
6. Dillian Whyte put up an inspired performance of redemption to deal vengeance against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar when he dropped the Russian in the fourth round to regain the interim WBC heavyweight title.

Dillian Whyte floors Alexander Povetkin in round 4 of their rematch

In the rematch of the heavyweight division on Saturday night’s card, Dillian Whyte put up an inspired performance of redemption to deal vengeance against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar when he dropped the Russian in the fourth round to regain the interim WBC heavyweight title.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

One killed as KAROTA, tricycle operators clash in Kano

A commercial tricyclist was was killed on Saturday night in Kano as commercial tricyclists had a run down with officers of the Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA).
FILE PHOTO- Protesters run away from live rounds in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 20, 2021, in this still image from a social media video obtained by Reuters.

Myanmar protesters voice defiance as junta reminds of ‘external threats’

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their unflinching opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll at the hands of security forces as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing outside pressure to compromise
The Niger kidnapping came two months after hundreds of schoolboys were abducted in northwestern Katsina state then released days later following negotiations with the government. iStock

Over 600 schools shut in northern Nigeria over abduction scare

Also, barely three days after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, security agencies on Saturday rescued 307 pupils of Government Secondary Science School (GSSS) Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna from bandits who attempted to kidnap them from their school.
Pep Guardiola has backed Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City winger continued his poor run of penalties on Wednesday.

Raheem Sterling denies rumours of a rift with Pep Guardiola

Sterling was an unused substitute against Southampton last week and was then left out of the squad entirely for City’s victory over Fulham on Saturday night.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Inspector killed as gunmen raid police base in Bauchi

A police inspector identified as Muktar Ibrahim has been killed in Bauchi State.
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.

Six herders shot dead by gunmen in Osun

At least six herders were killed when gunmen raided a settlement in Wasinmi village, Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, on Saturday night.
Police are seen at the Great Chart Golf & Leisure Country Club, as the investigation into the disappearance of Sarah Everard continues, in Ashford, Britain, March 11, 2021. REUTERS-Paul Childs

London murder case triggers fear about women’s safety

Britain’s most senior police officer has sought to reassure women it is safe to walk the streets of London at night after one of her officers was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering a 33-year-old woman.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria records 269 new coronavirus infections

After reporting its lowest COVID-19 daily infection figure in seven months on Saturday, Nigeria recorded another relatively low number on Sunday with 269 new cases.
Security force officers hold shields in Nyaung-U, Myanmar, March 7, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media by Reuters.

Protests erupt across Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

An official from the party of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi died overnight in police custody, associates said, while protests were held in at least half a dozen cities in some of the most widespread action against the coup last month.
Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Coronavirus protocols infractions land 200 Cubana clubbers in police net

Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Fire razes over 15 shops in Edo market

Goods worth millions of naira were last Saturday night destroyed by fire, which razed a section of the Ikpoba Hill market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has debunked the insinuation that the invasion of a cow settlement at Alafara community Ologuneru area of Ibadan and fired some cows has nothing to do with Fulani-Yoruba clash.

CP: Cruelty on animal in Ibadan community has nothing to do with Yoruba/Fulani clash

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has debunked the insinuation that the invasion of a cow settlement at Alafara community Ologuneru area of Ibadan and fired some cows has nothing to do with Fulani/Yoruba clash.

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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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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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 female soldier, two others in Ibadan

Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have stormed Ibadan again, kidnapping three people.
“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.

Imo monarch, chiefs kidnapped after attending traditional wedding

There was palpable fear in Imo State on Wednesday night after gunmen kidnapped the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of the state, Eze Charles Iroegbu.

Nigerian Army begins show of force in Imo

The Nigerian Army on Thursday began show of force in Imo State.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Yinka Odumakin to be buried April 24 in Osun – family

The family of the late activist and Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, has announced a three-day funeral rites for the deceased.
Mozambique is sending a medical team to identify the bodies of 12 people beheaded during an Islamic State attack last month on the northern gas exploration hub of Palma, an army spokesperson said.

Mozambique: Army says 12 people were beheaded during insurgents’ attack

Mozambique is sending a medical team to identify the bodies of 12 people beheaded during an Islamic State attack last month on the northern gas exploration hub of Palma, an army spokesperson said.