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SON seizes N600 million substandard tyres, laments absence at port

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has made seizures of substandard tyres worth N600 million, just as it lamented its absence at the nation’s ports.
Indonesian Navy's ships are seen at the Tanjung Wangi port as the search continues for the missing KRI Nanggala-402 submarine in Banyuwangi, East Java Province Indonesia, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Sunken missing Indonesian submarine found cracked open by rescuers

A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, deep in the Bali Sea, army and navy officials said on Sunday, as the president sent condolences to relatives of the 53 crew.
Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s former President and Africa's richest woman, sits for a portrait during a Reuters interview in London, Britain, January 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Angola made her Africa’s richest woman, but the tide has turned

A year after Angolan authorities cracked down on her multibillion-dollar business empire, Africa’s once-richest woman is watching it crumble.
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome: Isa Pantami can be prosecuted for terrorism

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has faulted the federal government’s position on whether Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, can be prosecuted for terrorism.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

Eni to increase oil, gas stake in Nigeria, others

Italian firm, Eni, is considering more oil and gas operations in Nigeria and other West Africa and the Middle East countries to help reduce debt.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

Fuel queues: IPMAN calls for N148.18 official price enforcement

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Wednesday reiterated the need for enforcement of official price of N148.18 in order to ensure availability of premium motor spirit, otherwise known as petrol.

China’s Chifeng Jilong walks away from deal to buy Ghana gold mine

China’s Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining on Monday cancelled an agreement to buy the Bibiani gold mine in Ghana, saying it had not received timely information from the seller about the termination of the mining...
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP asks President Buhari to sack Isa Pantami for ‘sympathy for terrorists’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, for his alleged sympathy for terrorist organisations, including the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League fans’ groups unite to condemn Super League

Fans of the Premier League clubs named as part of the breakaway Super League launched on Sunday have joined forces to condemn the move with Chelsea’s Supporters’ Trust describing it as the “ultimate betrayal”.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

PDP charges DSS to invite minister Isa Pantami for questioning

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Department of State Services, DSS, to immediately invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning over alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.

Trafigura to buy Sonangol’s Puma Energy stake for $600 million

Global commodities trader Trafigura has agreed to buy Angolan state oil giant Sonangol’s 31.78% stake in Puma Energy for $600 million.
For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.

Report: Ronald Koeman asks Barcelona president to wait on transfer decisions about players

In a press conference that was relayed by SPORT, Ronald Koeman has asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about signing or offloading certain players.
The 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, has expressed the Church’s confidence in the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Anglican Primate expresses confidence in Enugu governor’s leadership qualities

The 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, has expressed the Church’s confidence in the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Imo attacks: President Buhari orders security agencies to go after perpetrators of anarchy

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all security and intelligence agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of all the perpetrators of the deadly attacks on both the Imo state Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri on Monday morning.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari condemns ‘terrorist’ attacks in Owerri

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism.

NMA apologises to Nigerians, patients over resident doctors strike

Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has apologised to Nigerians, especially patients at various government hospitals, over the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

Easter: Nigeria now a killing field – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel.
FILE PHOTO - Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata February 3, 2015. REUTERS-Rupak De Chowdhuri-File Photo

India wields oil ‘weapon’ to cut dependence on Saudi

When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East - days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts - it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps.

Ekiti reduces stake in Wema Bank

Ekiti State, one of the shareholders of Wema Bank Plc, has reduced its stake in the bank by 666.670 million from 1.191 billion shares. Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun, and Osun States are shareholders in Wema Bank. While Oyo, Osun, and Ogun held 666.670 million or 1.73 per cent each, Ekiti held 1.191 billion or 3.09 per cent as at December 31, 2019.
Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has declared that Nigeria won’t underrate Benin Republic when both side clash in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Saturday.

Vehicular movement restricted as Super Eagles host Crocodiles in Lagos

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has issued travel advisory restricting vehicular movement ahead of the Super Eagles final Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash against Crocodiles of Lesotho.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki floors ADP, others at tribunal

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Monday floored the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Iboi Emmanuel, at the Edo state governorship election petition tribunal as a petition brought against him and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was dismissed.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido-File Photo

IMF: Nigeria’s economy recovering from coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian economy has started gradual recovery from the negative effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN election committee ready to conduct credible polls – chair

The Electoral Committee Chairman, Prince Jambright B.T Sumanu said his committee is ready to conduct a credible 2021 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) election in Kebbi state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 42 ‘criminals’ in Nasarawa

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested 44 suspects for various criminal offences in the state within the last two months.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

MTNN lifts trading on NGX by 0.15 percent

Trading activities on the Nigerian Exchange rebounded on Wednesday with a gain of 0.15 per cent due to interest in MTN Nigeria Communications (MTNN).
FILE PHOTO- Naftali Bennett, Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Menahem Kahana-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Knesset set to vote on new government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year hold on power was set to end on Sunday when parliament votes on a new government, ushering in an administration that has pledged to heal a nation bitterly divided over his departure.