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Light illuminates Mount Everest, during sunset in Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest region, November 30, 2015. REUTERS-Navesh Chitrakar-File Photo

China to create ‘line of separation’ at Everest summit on coronavirus fears

China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from COVID-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill, Melinda Gates separated before divorce announcement – court documents

The divorce announcement of world’s billionaire couple, Bill and Melinda Gates is probably the most shocking news of the year.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates to end marriage after 27 years

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

NBA: Nigerian governors must respect constitution on judicial autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has insisted that the 36 state governors must respect what the 1999 Constitution stipulates on the contending issue of full autonomy for the judiciary.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa okays advocacy for local government financial autonomy

The Bayelsa State Government says that it is one of the few states in the country where other arms of government function independently, including the local government system.

Kebbi: NBA, JUSUN, PASAN protest over judiciary, legislative autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Kebbi state chapters, have staged a peaceful protest in the state over autonomy of judiciary and legislative arms of government.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Nigerian government’s town hall meeting recommends state police

The town hall meeting on national security organised by the Federal Government has recommended that state police be adopted with the backing of the National Assembly and State Houses of assembly.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

JUSUN strike: I will endorse governors’ forum decision – Kano governor

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, says he will accept whatever decision is taken by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on the demand by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigerian government set to salvage poverty endemic in LGAs

The Federal Government has lamented the high level of poverty in the local government areas in the country, saying government will generate resources to salvage the situation.
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.

Minister: Secession not the way out

Thee Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was working hard to improve national security and prevent all secession tendencies.

NBA threatens protest in support of financial autonomy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has threatened to join the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Report: Power supply to improve on declining water constraints

Nigerians are expected to enjoy improved power supply in the coming weeks owing to the return of the rainy season and the resultant decline in water constraints suffered by hydro power plants, a report by the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) has predicted.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nobody can stop Bishop Kukah from speaking against bad governance

Emeritus, Catholicolic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Monday, said that nobody can stop the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, from speaking against bad governance in the country.

Ikeja Electric: Why metering of customers is slow

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc said that it had metered only some 24,000 customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NNMP) of the Federal Government flagged off in October 2020.

DPR: Market forces should determine gas prices

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has advocated that market forces should be allowed to determine gas prices to guarantee the security of supply and demand of the commodity.
Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North chairman Abdelaziz al-Hilu and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir gesture after signing a declaration of principles between Sudanese Transitional government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

Sudan and rebel group sign agreement on separation of religion and state

The Sudanese government and a major rebel group from its southern Nuba Mountains on Sunday signed a document which paves the way for a final peace agreement by guaranteeing freedom of worship to all while separating religion and the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

2023: Akwa Ibom groups drum support for Senator Tinubu

Stakeholders across political divides are beginning to mobilize support for the candidacy of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) to succeed President Muhammadu Bihari.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Attempt to forcefully remove me darkest moment in our democratic journey

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the failed attempt to remove him as President of the eighth senate as the darkest moment in Nigeria’s democratic journey. Saraki stated this last week in Uyo in his speech as guest speaker at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Retreat.

My wife is a serial adulterer – man tells court

An artist, Adebowale Ajibade, on Thursday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 21-year-old union to his estranged wife, Motunrayo, on alleged serial adultery.
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.

Parliamentary workers begin indefinite nationwide strike

Workers under the umbrella body of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have commenced an indefinite strike across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Ogun State House of Assembly

Workers shut Ogun Assembly over non-implementation of financial autonomy

Legislative activities were grounded at the Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday as the state chapter of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) joined their counterparts nationwide on an indefinite strike.

My husband is poor, lazy – woman tells court

A nurse, Mrs Nwakanma Okafor, on Tuesday sought dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage to husband, John, in a Customary Court sitting at Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan on grounds that he was poor and lazy.

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The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria to begin administering second dose of coronavirus vaccine jabs

Nigeria will begin administering the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians who received the first shots.
9. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, security heads in close-door meeting in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has enjoined the federaral government to complete the Koko-Oghoye road,Warri north local government area, adding that it should also revisit the gas industrial park-EPZ project in Ogidigben in the state.

Warri begin final rites for deceased monarch, coronation process for successor

Olu of Warri-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, son of the late Atuwatse II, the kingdom’s 19th monarch, has began a 90-day compulsory seclusion.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

INEC introduces part online registration for new voters from June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unfolded plans for online continuous voter registration for the 2023 general elections.
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: How troops, police foiled bandits’ attack on mosque in Kastina

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops and men of the Nigeria Police Force repelled an attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

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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 kill policemen, 12 cows in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have reportedly killed two policemen and razed a police station at Mkpatak, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.

Peloton recalls its treadmills following series of accidents

Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.

Ex-Anambra governor: God has already approved Igbo presidency

The former civilian Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has stated categorically that God has already approved the emergence of the much desired president of Igbo extraction otherwise known as Igbo presidency.

JUSUN: Strike won’t be called off until demands on financial autonomy are met

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) says the nationwide strike will not be called off until a concrete resolution is reached on financial autonomy
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Report: Hansi Flick has agreed German national team deal

Hansi Flick, who is stepping down as Bayern Munich coach at the end of this season, will take over the German national team after this summer’s Euro, a German newspaper reported on Monday.