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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.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

Terrorists attack two army bases in Borno, 8 killed

Nigerian jihadists have attacked two army bases in the restive northeast, overrunning one camp and killing at least eight people, military sources said on Sunday.

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.

Insecurity: PDP women leader urges Nigerians to stop the blame game, secession plan

A Kogi State People’s Democratic party women leader, Princess Grace Iye Adejoh, has called on both the federal government and all Nigerians to stop the current blame game on the festering insecurity of lives and property in the country saying rather all hands must be on deck to confront the enemies of the country frontally.
A general view shows number 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British premier’s apartment refurbishment triggers investigation

Britain’s Electoral Commission began an investigation on Wednesday into the refurbishment of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street apartment, saying there were grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his visit to a farm in Wrexham, Wales, Britain April 26, 2021. Paul Ellis/Pool via REUTERS

British premier faces formal probe over funding of apartment renovation

Britain’s electoral commission opened a formal investigation into the financing of the refurbishment of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street apartment, saying there were grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief ‘realistic’ as Cyprus talks open in Geneva

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is being “realistic” about the prospect of progress during key talks on reunifying Cyprus, and urged Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties to “be creative” in their approach.
Civilians flee following gunfire between factions within Somalia's security forces near KM4 in Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia April 26, 2021. REUTERS-Feisal Omar

Residents of Somalia’s capital flee amid splits within security forces

Residents of the Somali capital Mogadishu fled neighbourhoods on Tuesday fearing renewed clashes between rival factions in the security forces, who have split in a dispute over an extension to the president’s term.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA ready to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus more harshly than the rest...

Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, has spoken of the harsh punishments set to be doled out to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, founding members of the rebel Super League who are yet to withdraw themselves from the seemingly-doomed project.

House probes ExxonMobil, others over alleged unfair treatment of indigenous workers

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday mandated its Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, to investigate the management of ExxonMobil, NAPIMS and NCMB on their alleged maltreatment of indigenous service providers.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

Joshua Kimmich welcomes David Alaba move to Real Madrid

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has welcomed his team-mate David Alaba's reported move to Real Madrid, saying Los Blancos are a logical next step for the Austrian.
Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.

Lesotho premier faces ouster after ruling party break-up

After barely a year in office, the Lesotho prime minister's future hung in the balance on Wednesday after an overnight split of his ruling party risked upsetting the parliamentary majority he needs to stay in power.
Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma is considering his International future, with Nigeria keen to secure his services.

Bournemouth star refuses rule out playing for Super Eagles

Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma is considering his International future, with Nigeria keen to secure his services.
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has reportedly got himself into hot water after he was ‘charged with seven driving offences’.

Former Arsenal star charged with seven driving offences

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has reportedly got himself into hot water after he was ‘charged with seven driving offences’.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCT residents to pay for street parking from May 1

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Rebel attack in northern Chad ‘under control’ – government

The situation in northern Chad is now "completely under control" after rebels entered the area on Sunday, the day of the country's presidential election, the government said.
Boko Haram - ISWAP - ISIS - Islamic State

ISWAP attack aid facilities in Nigeria

Islamic State-linked jihadists in Nigeria attacked humanitarian facilities in the restive north-eastern town of Damasak, aid workers told AFP on Saturday.
Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau-File Photo

Chad’s Idriss Deby: I know in advance that I will win

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, an ally of Western nations in the fight against Islamist militants, is poised to extend his three-decade rule in Sunday’s election despite mounting signs of popular discontent with his leadership.
A rioter is seen near a burning car at the peace wall gate into Lanark Way as protests continue in Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 7, 2021. REUTERS-Jason Cairnduff

Northern Ireland government to meet as riots escalate

Northern Ireland’s devolved government will meet to be briefed on nightly outbreaks of street violence that escalated on Wednesday with sectarian clashes, continued attacks on
“It is the first drop of rain. Thank God, we are able to supply the first batch of corona vaccine,” interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh said in a tweet.

Libya premier hails coronavirus vaccine delivery as “first drop of rain”

More than 100,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Sunday, Libya’s ministry of health said, the first shipment to reach the country
Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.

Taiwan mourns after deadliest train disaster in decades

Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.
FILE PHOTO: Marijuana leaves are pictured while people protest against the cannabis legalization bill approved by Mexico's Senate as a way to a market that would benefit big companies, outside Congress building in Mexico City, Mexico, November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

New York state legislators vote to legalise marijuana

New York legislators have voted to legalise adult-use cannabis, thereby enabling the second-largest recreational marijuana market.

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2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.
Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Nigerian fintech companies secured most investments in Africa – report

Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss: We can’t let protests distract us with season on line

Whatever the scale or shape of fan protests outside Emirates Stadium tonight, Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal side to focus on the job at hand.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urges more commitment to NIN registration

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.

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CSOs urge dialogue on national cohesion to save Nigeria from imminent collapse

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Nigeria vaccinates 1,222,109 persons

A total of 1,222,109 eligible Nigerians have so far received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka says Nigerian governors of shying away from responsibilities, insisting that they have not fully utilized the powers allotted to them. Chidoka said this on Saturday at The Platform, a programme organized by The Covenant Nation.

Ex-minister: State governments running away from responsibilities

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, says Nigerian governors of shying away from responsibilities, insisting that they have not fully utilized the powers allotted to them. Chidoka said this on Saturday at The Platform, a programme organized by The Covenant Nation.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury frustrated by delay to bout vs Anthony Joshua

WBC champion Tyson Fury is said to be “frustrated” about the delay in announcing a confirmed date for his fight against Anthony Joshua.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 43 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria’s daily count of COVID-19 cases stayed on the low side on Saturday — with 43 new infections confirmed in six states and the federal capital territory (FCT).