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The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

#EndSARS: Ekiti victims awarded N3 million in damages

The Ekiti #EndSARS Panel of Inquiry has recommended payment of over N3.07 million compensation to shop owners in Odua Textile building, whose goods were looted during the protest in Ado-Ekiti in October 2020.

ABSU kidnap: Only one student left with hoodlums – official

After search and rescue efforts for the kidnapped Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) students, the state government has confirmed that only one student is left with the hoodlums.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong lauds NAF for establishing search, rescue base in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong has commended the Nigerian Airforce for establishing a search and rescue base in Plateau State.
Ex-international Victor Ikpeba is delighted with the nominations of Super Eagles trio,Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi among the 30-man shortlisted for the coveted 2019 CAF African Footballer of the year award.

Super Eagles boss urged to begin search for Wilfred Ndidi’s replacement

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, former Nigerian midfielder, Emmanuel Amuneke has advised Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to search for a player that can be a perfect replacement for Wilfred Ndidi in the senior national team.
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Abducted Kogi council boss regains freedom

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the release of the abducted Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area, Pius Kolawole.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

Akwa Ibom governor: Killers of Ini Umoren will not go unpunished

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said everyone involved in the death of 26-year-old Miss Iniobong Umoren will be punished according to laws of the land. Umoren was allegedly abducted, raped and murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: Everyone connected with Iniobong Umoren’s death will be punished

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has assured that everyone who had a hand in the death of 26-year-old Miss Iniobong Umoren who was allegedly abducted, raped, and murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan would receive adequate punishment according to law.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

13-year-old female help hangs self in Calabar

A thirteen-year old girl, simply identified as Nseobong, on Sunday evening hung herself beside her home at Diamond Hill, Calabar.

2023: VON chief urges NGF chair to organise governors to unlock democracy in states

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising over the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

What could have been another breakthrough for gunmen who abducted 15 farmers while working on a farm in Donga local government area of Taraba state on Saturday, was however averted by youths of Suntai and adjoining villages in Donga who mobilised and rescued the farmers from their abductors.
“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.

Plateau: Abducted mission school student regains freedom

The abducted student of Kings School, otherwise known as Capro Secondary Mission School located at Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State have regained their freedom, the military authorities have confirmed.

Segun Adeniyi: Devolution of power alone can’t solve Nigeria’s problems

The chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Olusegun Adeniyi, says devolution of power is not the only solution to Nigeria’s problems.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two ‘bandits’, recover 137 cows

The Police Command in Kaduna on Friday says it has arrested two suspected bandits following an operation in Zaria.
A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel on Friday, blackening the country’s largest Covid-era gathering.

Israeli premier visits stampede site, orders probe

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Friday announced a full investigation into the stampede at a Jewish religious festival in northern Israel that left dozens dead.
Spanish airforce personnel carry the coffins with the bodies of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile and Irish ONG chief Rory Young, killed in eastern Burkina Faso, after arriving in the Torrejon de Ardoz air base on 30 April, 2021. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Bodies of Europeans killed in Burkina Faso repatriated

The bodies of two Spanish journalists and an Irish wildlife activist killed during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso were repatriated early on Friday aboard a military plane.
Erik ten Hag was asked about the Super League plans on Wednesday and he did not mince his words.

Erik Ten Hag signs extended contract as Ajax manager

Erik Ten Hag has signed a new deal as manager of Ajax, in what looks like a fresh blow to Tottenham in their search for a new boss.

Ekiti cult clash: 6 dead, several wounded, 45 arrested

Ikere-Ekiti, reputed to be home to the largest numbers of professors in Ekiti State, is also the second-largest town in Ekiti State, with a population of 147, 355 (2006 census), second only to Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital, has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons.
Madhuriben S Parmar reacts with an oxygen mask on as she speaks to her family on a video call while lying in an ambulance waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indians rush for coronavirus vaccines as death toll passes 200,000

Indians struggled to register online for a mass vaccination drive set to begin at the weekend as the country’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen.

2023: Group wants Senator Buhari to join Oyo guber race

As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google adding coronavirus-related information to searches for travel

Google has unveiled new tools to help people planning their first post-vaccination vacations, as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements still vary widely among domestic and international travel destinations.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ondo cult clash: Police arrest 20 suspects

The Ondo State Police Command said on Friday that it had arrested no fewer than 20 persons in connection with the cult clash that occurred in Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.
Kelechi Iheanacho tonight fired Leicester City to the England FA Cup Final for the first time in 52 years.

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho in contention for more Premier League awards

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for the Premier League League Player and Goal of the Month awards for April.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep concern over the ‘mercilessness of some Nigerians’ to the course and development of the country.

President Buhari: Some citizens are mercilessly against Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep concern over the ‘mercilessness of some Nigerians’ to the course and development of the country.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Official: Ebonyi to offer amnesty to repentant bandits

The Ebonyi Government says it will offer amnesty to bandits and other criminals terrorising the state but willing to repent and lay down their arms for peace.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Bologna boss: It will be hard for Jose Mourinho at AS Roma

“I am happy because [his return] is a good thing for Italian football. He has charisma and personality, but Roma can be challenging. We’ll see what happens,” Mihajlovic said at a press conference.

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure...
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension of Azman Air operations.

NCAA lifts Azman Air’s suspension

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension of Azman Air operations.

Bishop Kukah: It’s cheaper to stay together as a nation

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, seemed to knock out secessionist calls on Saturday when he said the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria.
Greater Manchester Police [GMP] have revealed two of its officers were injured in the protests at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Police officer sustains ‘slash wound to face’ in Old Trafford protests

Greater Manchester Police [GMP] have revealed two of its officers were injured in the protests at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ondo governor threatens to sanction traditional rulers over cult activities

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who is unable to contain the activities of cultists in his domain.