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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 activates police salary increase, promises citizens-led policing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday pledged to bequeath ”a citizens-led policing system” to the nation, declaring that his administration demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in Nigeria.
Hungary’s fans created a deafening wall of noise as their team walked around the new Puskas Arena on Saturday to receive the applause after their gritty 1-1 draw against world champions France.

Euro 2020: Hungarian fans in raptures after holding France to draw

Hungary’s fans created a deafening wall of noise as their team walked around the new Puskas Arena on Saturday to receive the applause after their gritty 1-1 draw against world champions France.
Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezekiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.

Senator Dimka: Nigeria attending great feat despite challenges

Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Senator representing Plateau Central, Senator Hezakiah Ayuba Dimka has expressed hope that despite the security challenges the country is grappling with, nation has achieved unity in diversity.
Jose Mourinho was unable to help Harry Kane end his wait for major silverware at Tottenham, with the Portuguese expecting that barren run to work as added motivation for the England captain at Euro 2020.

Jose Mourinho sees Tottenham failings inspiring Harry Kane as England skipper eyes Euro 2020...

Jose Mourinho was unable to help Harry Kane end his wait for major silverware at Tottenham, with the Portuguese expecting that barren run to work as added motivation for the England captain at Euro 2020.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF worries over misinformation on activities

The Nigeria Football Federation has charged its Media and Publicity Committee to confront the menace of misinformation on the organization’s activities and promote and project the countless positive developments in Nigeria Football on a daily basis.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

CAS: NAF gets approval to conduct residency training programme

The West African College of Physicians has given the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Medical Service, Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos, the approval to conduct Residency Training Programmes for its doctors.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

PDP passes vote of confidence in Bauchi governor

Garba Doya, a PDP chieftain in Bauchi, said, ”It is a clear departure from the past in the area of physical infrastructure and other benchmarks. We commend the Governor Mohammed-led administration for sustaining peace and harmony in the state.
Kemi, the baby mama of popular Nigerian singer, Lyta, has once more taken to her social media account to berate the singer for turning his back on their son just to sleep with another woman.

Lyta denied his own son just to have sex with new woman – baby...

Kemi, the baby mama of popular Nigerian singer, Lyta, has once more taken to her social media account to berate the singer for turning his back on their son just to sleep with another woman.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Timi Frank: General Yahaya’s appointment as army chief violates constitution

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has condemned in strong terms the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff (CAS).
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.

CSOs tasked to engage National Assembly on constitution amendment

Former President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Constitutional lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has urged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to amend some critical aspects of the 1999 Constitution like the exclusive list to reduce the scale of functions, powers and resources of the federal government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister charges diplomats to change the narratives about Nigeria

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, yesterday, charged officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to change the narratives about the country. Onyeama stated this during the opening of a three-day induction programme for...
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

Mahamat Idris Deby Itno: How my father died in battle

It is an uncommon development in modern days for a sitting President to die on the battlefield. But that was what happened in the Republic of Chad recently.
The tabloid claims that former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is willing to wait for a Premier League job as he thinks he has proved himself since taking the Blades to a top-ten finish in his first season in the top-flight.

Chris Wilder eyeing potential Newcastle United move

The Magpies supporters are not keen on his style of play, and given the quality of some of the players they have, they believe the squad would be punching above their weight with an attacking manager in the dugout.
A tight French title race culminates Sunday with table toppers Lille a win away from dethroning Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain as champions.

Ligue 1: Lille ready to knock PSG off perch in tense French finale

A tight French title race culminates Sunday with table toppers Lille a win away from dethroning Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain as champions.
Microsoft Teams users in Europe are reporting major issues accessing the service today, at a time when millions of people are relying on technology to help them work and study remotely.

Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling

Microsoft is launching the personal version of Microsoft Teams today. After previewing the service nearly a year ago, Microsoft Teams is now available for free personal use amongst friends and families. The service itself is almost identical to the Microsoft Teams that businesses use, and it will allow people to chat, video call, and share calendars, locations, and files easily.

Ebonyi housing commissioner passes on

Governor David Umahi on Saturday commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Celestine Okah, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday was their own fault and a “wake-up call” ahead of a huge end to the season.

Chelsea boss: Arsenal defeat a wake-up call

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday was their own fault and a “wake-up call” ahead of a huge end to the season.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Paolo Di Canio refuses to apologise for Jose Mourinho ‘worst of the worst’ comments

Former Serie A star Paolo Di Canio, now working as a pundit for Italian television, has refused to apologise for comments made in a leaked WhatsApp audio sent to a friend in which he referred to Jose Mourinho as the “worst of the worst”.

West Ham vice-chairman: Refereeing in the Premier League worse than ever

Writing in her column in the Sun, Hammers vice-chairman Brady said: “The Stockley Park mob, blinking in front of an array of screens, may get more offsides right although, goodness knows, they often do so to the fury of people who don’t see any sense in arms or shirt sleeves being involved.
Guinness Nigeria Plc has appointed Omobola Johnson, a former minister of communication and technology, chair of its board of directors.

Guinness Nigeria appoints ex-minister new board chair

Guinness Nigeria Plc has appointed Omobola Johnson, a former minister of communication and technology, chair of its board of directors.
People gather inside Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Ministry: At least 82 die in Baghdad coronavirus hospital fire

A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at a hospital in Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

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Abduction: Nigerian government mulls ‘communication architecture’ for unity schools

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday said the federal government was considering greater security measures to ensure that cases of abduction are...
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

Military high command meets retired officers on South-West insecurity

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has met with retired senior military officers in the South-West to discuss ways out of the current security challenges in the country.
Niran Adedokun

IPOB is not Nigeria’s problem

Last week, an incredible development occurred wherein 75 organisations from northern Nigeria placed a N100m bounty on fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
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: National Assembly to support INEC to delineate electoral constituencies

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its bid to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Official: Kano governor lauds army for securing Falgore forest, flash points

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has applauded the efforts of troops of 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army for securing Falgore forest and other notorious forests in the state.

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Senate committee commends SIIFZ on investment initiative, others

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, has commended the board and management of Snake Island Integrated Free Zone (SIIFZ) for their improvement and the huge investments in the Zone, particularly SIIFZ’s contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) by supporting one Single Free Zone Authority.
One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

One kidnapped student dead, seven rescued in Kebbi – army

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers.
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia June 26, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via REUTERS

Sudan asks U.N. Security Council to meet over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

Sudan asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to meet and discuss a dispute over a giant dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, a government statement said.
Popular media personality, Denrele Edun, has opened up on how his sister, who is a teacher, was recently sacked from her work place after she was discovered to be related to him.

Denrele: Sometimes my sister denies knowing me

Media personality, Denrele Edun, has said his blood sister, sometimes, denies being related to him for reasons best known to her.
Holland captain Wijnaldum was on the scoresheet on their opening Euro 2020 game against Ukraine. Pool via REUTERS-Olaf Kraak

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent reveals how PSG beat Barcelona to his signature

Georginio Wijnaldum spent a while being one of Barcelona's main priorities. However, PSG eventually overtook the Catalan side in the race for his signature. His agent Humphry Nijman revealed in his podcast 'Here we go' how the French side managed to secure his signing in the final moments.