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Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister cautions travel agencies against trafficking, smuggling

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has cautioned travel agencies never to engage in trafficking and smuggling.
World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday.

World 100m champion suspended for two years

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday.

Foundation trains NIS, NAPTIP, Police on strategies to fight traffickers

The International Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) on Tuesday began a three-day training for officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on strategies to fight human trafficking.
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Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.

CAF approves revised calendar for Interclubs competitions

Confederation of Africa Football Emergency Committee has approved the revised calendar for the Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.

Edo: NIS issues 22,650 passports in six months

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Edo Command, said on Saturday that it issued not less than 22,650 passports between January and June.

NIS issues 6,097 passports in Edo

The Edo Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said it issued 6,097 international passports to applicants in the first quarter of 2019.

Carlo Ancelotti unhappy with Hungarian referee for Liverpool game

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said Tuesday he was surprised by the choice of Hungarian Viktor Kassai to referee the Champions League Group C game against Liverpool in Naples.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 18, 2018 Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members and sympathizers at Varkert Bazar cultural center of Budapest. With his fierce rhetoric and anti-immigration measures, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has alarmed critics at home and in Europe, while bolstering his populist domestic support and attracting far-right fans internationally. Orban, 55, defends his government's record in Strasbourg on September 11, 2018, ahead of a European Parliament vote on a report that says Hungary presents a risk of a "breach" of basic EU values. / AFP PHOTO / Attila KISBENEDEK

Eight years of controversy under Hungary’s Viktor Orban

With his fierce rhetoric and anti-immigration measures, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has alarmed critics at home and in Europe, while bolstering his populist domestic support and attracting far-right fans internationally.
Jim Ratcliffe

UK’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe forced out of the shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain’s richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Russia to retaliate US sanctions over nerve agent attack

Russia will decide on retaliatory measures to US sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Why killings of farmers in Plateau won’t stop

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam, said the killings by herdsmen in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State would not end until Federal Government resolve the question of land grabbing and indiscriminate grazing in the areas.

Suspected herdsmen kill 120 in Plateau communities

For several hours on Saturday, suspected armed herders opened fire on villagers in some communities in Plateau State, killing over 100 people.
Dr. Soja Bewarang is the current Chairman, Plateau Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

CAN: Fresh Plateau killings a genocide

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the fresh killings in Plateau state as a genocide.

Somaliland issues fatwa banning female genital mutilation

Somaliland has issued a “fatwa”, or religious edict, banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), paving the way for the breakaway region to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice.

Somali court sentences man to death for October bombing

A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death in connection with the October bombing in the capital that killed more than 500 people.

US airstrike kills 4 al-Shabab members in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group.

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A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.

Former minister endorses Akwa Ibom government’s International worship centre

A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel. to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.
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Ogun governor approves OOUTH’s renovation

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, would soon receive a facelift, as rehabilitation work would soon commence in the hospital.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara abduction: Parents commend Niger government over victims’ release

Parents of the abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger, have commended the State Government for securing the release of the students and other victims.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

OYC: Nothing must happen to Sunday Igboho

Yoruba youths under the aegis of Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, weekend warned that nothing must happen to the freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

Dangote Group pays N500,000 to each family of students killed in crash

Dangote Group of Companies has paid N500,000 to each family of the eight students killed on Jan. 23 when one of its trucks lost control at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.

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Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

PSG demand answer on Kylian Mbappe future before Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly want Kylian Mbappe’s future resolved before their Champions League last-16 second leg with Barcelona on March 10.
FILE PHOTO - Two women walk down Regent Street, one of London's main shopping streets, as Britain continues its third COVID-19 lockdown, in London, Britain, January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Coombs

Coronavirus data will determine how quickly UK emerges from lockdown – health secretary

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government will need to analyse the data as it slowly unlocks from the national COVID-19 lockdown because it is wary of the impact virus variants from Brazil and South Africa could have.

Man castrates self to curb his libido

A man has cut off parts of his genitals in Benue State to curb his insatiable appetite for female flesh, The Nation learnt.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

‘Cultists’ kill bricklayer in Delta

Suspected cultists have shot dead a bricklayer at Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State.
For allegedly leading unauthorized entry into a sealed property and unleash of mayhem, former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the operatives of the Police command.

Police confirm Senator Okorocha’s arrest

The Imo state police command has confirmed that it moved former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, to its custody to explain why he led violent breaking into the government sealed Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road in Owerri.