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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Driver shot as woman, son are abducted in Nasarawa

Kidnappers have shot and injured a commercial driver, Abdullahi Abubakar, and abducted a woman and her three-year-old son on Monday evening on Ugya-Umaisha road in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State.
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Osun 2022: I foresee one vote going for N50,000 – Anglican bishop

The Diocesan Bishop of Ijesa North Anglican Diocese, Right Rev. Isaac Oluyamo, has decried the spate of vote-buying in Nigeria.
Pope Francis arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope says Canada school discovery painful, but stops short of apology

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect for the rights and cultures of native peoples.

Archbishop Kaigama predicts famine in Nigeria

Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has predicted that there will be famine in Nigeria because of the rising insecurity across the country, particularly farmer/herders clashes which has prevented farmers from visiting their farms for the purposes of planting or harvest.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

#EndSARS: Three out of 99 bodies examined after were from Lekki – pathologist

John Obafunwa, consultant pathologist to the Lagos state government, says out of a total of 99 bodies examined for autopsy after the #EndSARS protests, three were from Lekki.

Anambra election: Industrialist cautions against irregularities in APGA primaries

Ahead of June 23, 2021 All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) primary election in Anambra State, an industrialist and party stake holder in Umuchu ward 1&2, Chief Remigius Nnamezie Ibe, has cautioned All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State to shun any act of irregularities during the forthcoming primary election of the party.
Pope Francis arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Canada school discovery

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and culture of native peoples.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2021. Sputnik-Vladimir Smirnov-Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian president calls U.S. ransomware allegations an attempt to stir pre-summit trouble

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that suggestions the Russian state was linked to high profile ransomware attacks in the United States were absurd and an attempt to stir trouble ahead of his summit this month with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Ghana boss Charles Kwabla Akonnor has held talks with captain Andre Ayew and striker Jordan Ayew in the United Kingdom concerning the coach's plans for the national team.

Ghana: Three players receive late call ups for international friendlies

Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor has handed late call ups to three players to join the team ahead of the international friendly games this month.
Andrei Pivovarov, chief of Open Russia opposition group, attends a forum of independent members of municipal councils in Moscow, Russia March 13, 2021. Kommersant Photo-Alexander Miridonov via REUTERS

Russia detains prominent opposition politician in widening crackdown

Dmitry Gudkov, a prominent opposition politician and former parliamentarian, was detained by Russian law enforcement officials on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported, part of a broader crackdown on Kremlin critics.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Governor Makinde: We have tackled poverty, unemployment in Oyo

The governor, who stated this during a special thanksgiving service to commemorate his second year in office, held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, also promised to provide more equipment for security agencies.

Archbishop Kaigama: It’s futile struggle to Christianize or islamize Nigeria

Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, has asked some Nigerians who are dreaming or championing the cause of Christianization or islamization of Nigeria to bury such dream, and join the voyage of strengthening the peace and unity of Nigeria.
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments to address the issues of welfare of their members across the country.

Resident doctors extend strike ultimatum by two weeks for federal government, states to act

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments to address the issues of welfare of their members across the country.
Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen scored in the second half to give Al Ahly of Egypt a 2-0 win over Renaissance Berkane of Morocco in the CAF Super Cup match on Friday, and a 21st African title.

Ahly defeat Berkane in Super Cup to claim 21st African title

Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen scored in the second half to give Al Ahly of Egypt a 2-0 win over Renaissance Berkane of Morocco in the CAF Super Cup match on Friday, and a 21st African title.
The Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Responsibility (SACA) has faulted the Nigerian government and multinational oil companies operating in the Niger-Delta over health hazards associated with exploitation and exploration activities.

NGO: Oil spills killed 16,000 Niger-Delta babies in a year

The Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Responsibility (SACA) has faulted the Nigerian government and multinational oil companies operating in the Niger-Delta over health hazards associated with exploitation and exploration activities.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya unmoved in latest FIFA world rankings

Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are unmoved according to May’s rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association on Thursday.

Badagry residents: Indiscriminate parking of trucks on expressway causing accidents

Some residents of Badagry in Lagos State on Thursday decried what they called indiscriminate parking of some trucks on Lagos – Badagry Expressway.
England manager Gareth Southgate is worried the country's top players could be burnt out by next year's rescheduled European Championships.

Euro 2020: No room for WAGs in England team hotel

Coach Gareth Southgate has revealed that England’s WAGs and families will be banned from the team hotel for the duration of Euro 2020.
In a statement issued in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, Kalkaba Malboum, President of the Confederation of African Athletics and Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development of Nigeria-Lagos was chosen to host the crème de la crème of African athletics in an event that will serve as the last qualifying event for African athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Lagos emerges as new host for African Athletics Championships

Nigeria is set to become the first country ever to host two consecutive editions of the African Senior Athletics Championship. This follows the confirmation of Lagos as host of the 22nd edition of the biennial continental Athletics meet.
People take part in a march calling for justice for those killed by police officers, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., May 24, 2021. REUTERS-Nicholas Pfosi

George Floyd’s family urges U.S. police reform on anniversary of his death

Members of George Floyd’s family spoke with U.S. lawmakers before a scheduled meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging them to pass police reform legislation in Floyd’s name on the anniversary of his death in Minneapolis.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Akwa Ibom governor: Coconut refinery to create ‘thousands of jobs’

A coconut refining factory in Akwa Ibom State will create 1,300 direct jobs when completed in September, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said.
The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has identified the battle for supremacy of churches along denominational lines as the bane of Christian growth in the country.

Bayelsa deputy governor: Battle for denominational supremacy, bane of Christian growth in Nigeria

The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has identified the battle for supremacy of churches along denominational lines as the bane of Christian growth in the country.

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Security operatives take over Asaba, Agbor over ‘jihadist’ threat

Following the expiration of the 72-hour ultimatum on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, by faceless Fulani Jihadists handed to the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to backtrack on his support for the ban on open grazing across southern states, security operatives have taken strategic positions in the twin towns to avert any eventuality.
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 assistant stadium manager in Plateau

Gunmen, on Tuesday, invaded the old Township Stadium in Jos, Plateau State otherwise known as Rwang Pam stadium and shot dead an Assistant Stadium Manager, Isa Garuba.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government launches special vigilante corps

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has launched the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC).

APGA sacks factional chairmen, six others

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has sacked the two factional Chairmen of the party, Chief Victor Ike Oye and Chief Edozie Njoku.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Driver shot as woman, son are abducted in Nasarawa

Kidnappers have shot and injured a commercial driver, Abdullahi Abubakar, and abducted a woman and her three-year-old son on Monday evening on Ugya-Umaisha road in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State.

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The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor tackles former political office holders

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has blamed former political office holders in the state for keeping quiet in the face of the attacks by unknown gunmen and the deteriorating security in the state.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Suspected herders kill 12 in Plateau community

No fewer than 12 persons were reportedly killed on Sunday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kushe community and in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.
Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

Euro 2020: Jorginho sees same hunger in Italy as Chelsea

Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Nigerian states unveil plans to implement financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary

States have unveiled strategies to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) to ensure financial autonomy for the legislature and judiciary.