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Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.

Former Germany star labels Cristiano Ronaldo a fool

Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.

Coalition: Lauretta Onochie’s nomination unconstitutional

A coalition of civil society groups has petitioned the Senate opposing the appointment of a Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
David Oyedepo

Bishop Oyedepo: We must deal with social media monster

President, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has urged the government and well-meaning Nigerians to deal with the monster of social media.
Lagos based entreprenuer Ogechi Egemonu opens the Twitter app on a smart phone at her office in Lagos, Nigeria June 10, 2021. REUTERS-Seun Sanni

Nigeria’s Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

Lagos-based entrepreneur Ogechi Egemonu was selling more than 500,000 naira ($1,219) worth of watches, shoes and handbags on Twitter per week.
Henri Marie Dondra was named prime minister in the decree read out on national radio, which takes effect immediately.

Central African Republic names new prime minister after government resigns

A new Central African Republic prime minister was named by presidential decree Friday, the day after the government resigned as the impoverished country struggles with a rebellion and a bust-up with its traditional ally France.
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: Why Twitter, other platforms must register to operate in Nigeria

The Federal Government says its directive that Over the Top (OTT) and social media platforms operating in the country must register and obtain license to operate is in conformity with global trend.
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: Nigeria, Twitter need each other

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Friday reacted to the recent suspension of Twitter operations in the country.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor sacks media aide, appoints replacement

Governor Muhammed Badaru of Jigawa State has sacked his Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, Bello Zaki, and appointed Habibu Kila as his replacement.
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria has rescinded its decision on the suspension of one of its members, Adams Kehinde, as it reinstated the actor.

TAMPAN lifts suspension on Adams Kehinde

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria has rescinded its decision on the suspension of one of its members, Adams Kehinde, as it reinstated the actor.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi urges President Buhari to be mature in accepting criticisms

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Saturday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to be mature in accepting criticisms.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka denies campaigning for Yoruba Nation on social media

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has denied involvement in any agitation for a Yoruba state on any WhatsApp or other social media platforms.
Presidential hopeful Cristiana Chamorro, who seeks to challenge longtime President Daniel Ortega in the national elections in November, leaves the Nicaragua Attorney General of the Republic office after the government announced a money laundering investigation against her, in Managua, Nicaragua May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Herrera

Nicaragua orders arrest of opposition leader, police enter home

Nicaraguan police entered the home of opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro on Wednesday after prosecutors sought her arrest for money laundering and other crimes, according to judicial authorities and television footage.
FILE PHOTO - A person sits in a toy car with children at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China June 1, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China’s new three-child policy draws scepticism, cost questions

China’s decision to allow families to have up to three children was met with scepticism on Tuesday, with doubts expressed on social media whether it would make much difference, and calls for details on what promised “supportive measures” will include.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - AFP PHOTO - POOL - ABIR SULTAN

Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal challenge to rival’s PM bid is spurned

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party on Tuesday challenged the legality of a bid by a rival rightist to head a new Israeli government, but the last-gasp attempt at extending his leadership was rejected by President Reuven Rivlin.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

FCT Police deny firing teargas at Omoyele Sowore

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) say they have no record indicating that Omoyele Sowore, an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, was shot in Abuja on Monday.
A Ryanair aircraft, which was carrying Belarusian opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich and diverted to Belarus, where authorities detained him, lands at Vilnius Airport in Vilnius, Lithuania May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

Belarus faces sanctions over ‘state piracy’, airlines to shun it

Several airlines said on Monday they would avoid Belarusian airspace after Belarus scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair jetliner and arrest a dissident journalist in an act denounced by Western powers as “state piracy”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

Presidency: President Buhari needed 48 hours clearance to attend burial of COAS, others

The Presidency has explained that President Muhammad Buhari needed clearance to be able to physically attend the burial of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers in Abuja on Saturday
Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has warned that people should stop accusing pastors of stealing money, to avoid God’s wrath.

Bishop Oyedepo: Excessive use of social media ‘kills’ destiny

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, David Oyedepo, has warned youth against the excessive use of social media.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Ministry: Why we are constructing mosque in Borno

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the approval for the construction of a Friday mosque in Borno was to meet the demand of a displaced community.
Embattled former son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Gimba Kumo, has stated that he was never invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, before he was declared wanted for alleged misappropriation of $65m while he was Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN.

Gimba Kumo: ICPC declared me wanted without inviting me

Embattled former son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Gimba Kumo, has stated that he was never invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, before he was declared wanted for alleged misappropriation of $65m while he was Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Lagos government to move burnt court to Ikoyi

The Lagos State Government is to move the Igbosere High Court which was razed in October 2020 during the #EndSARS protest to a property located in Ikoyi.

Cleric: Internet too powerful to be kept with children

Pastor Olayide Babatunde of the Glorious and Divine Calling Ministry in Ayobo, Lagos, has called on parents to regulate internet use by their children as a strategy to curb sexual assault.

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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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Mikel Obi promises to inspire after appointment as youth ambassador

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has promised to inspire athletes in Nigeria to realize their goals after being appointed Youth Ambassador by the federal government.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government will complete second Niger Bridge next year

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed that construction of the Second Niger Bridge would be completed next year.
FILE PHOTO - FILE PHOTO- A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo-File Photo

North Korea prioritises bilateral relations with Nigeria – envoy

The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Nigeria, Mr. Chi Tun Chon Hu, has said that his government prioritises developing bilateral ties with Nigeria.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Coalition places booty on IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

A coalition of 75 northern groups under the aegis of Northern Consensus Movement, NCM, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, of masterminding series of attacks against northern interests in the East and placed a N100 million booty on the head of the supreme leader of the secessionist outfits, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA boss: At least 10 million Nigerians are addicted to Indian hemp

The chairman/chief executive officer of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gen Buba Marwa (retd), has said at least about 10.6 millions Nigerians are addicted to cannabis consumption saying the trend of drug abuse in the country was highly worrisome.