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Riot police officers get on a police vehicle during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests

An envoy for Myanmar’s ousted government called on the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup on Friday, as police cracked down on anti-junta protesters with rubber bullets and stun grenades.

Deadlock in SEC case as Oando appeals court ruling

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 in a ruling presided over by Justice Giwa Ogunbanjo at the Federal High Court, Abuja, the judge declined jurisdiction to hear suits brought by Oando PLC and its directors against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The judge stated that the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST) would be the appropriate forum to hear the matter.

Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra introduces coronavirus mobile testing

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, said on Thursday that the government, through its Ministry of Health, has introduced more aggressive measures, including mobile testing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Sportswear giants battle to sign Marcus Rashford in multimillion sponsorship deal

Two sportswear giants are battling it out to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford in what would be a multi-million pound sponsorship deal.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Youth group, NANS condemn ‘attack’ on Senator Okorocha

A coalition of Nigerian Youth for Democracy and Good Governance (CNYDGG) in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone C has condemned what it called an attack on Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha by agents of the Imo State government, saying the federal lawmaker does not deserve such treatment.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos government shuts 16 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs, and Unwholesome Processed Foods on Tuesday shut 16 illegal, substandard, and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores, and premises in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. The...
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Senator Lawan: Nigerian government working to end insecurity in two months

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.
4. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Marcus Rashford lauds Manchester United youth development as Shola Shoretire debuts

Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to debutant Shola Shoretire after the teenager made his first senior appearance for Manchester United on Sunday, saying the club’s willingness to hand youth stars opportunities was “in our DNA”.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo 2023: Why we adopted Governor Makinde for second term – PDP stakeholders

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogbomoso Zone have risen in defence of their decision to adopt Governor Seyi Makinde for a second term in office, declaring that the governor has firmly positioned Ogbomoso’s economy on the global pedestal.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Umuada Igbo: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala inspires younger generation

A body of Igbo women in Nigeria and diaspora, Umuada Igbo, has hailed the appointment of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from March 1, 2021.
Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.

Libyan interior minister escapes shooting attack on motorcade in Tripoli

Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.
A woman leaves a shoe store as Israel reopens swathes of its economy, while it continues to lift restrictions of a national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jerusalem February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israel’s coronavirus vaccination pass opens fast track to normal life

Israel reopened swathes of its economy including malls and leisure facilities on Sunday, with the government saying the start of a return to routine was enabled by COVID-19 vaccines administered to almost half the population.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty Office probes fraudulent contractors

The office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has launched a probe into fraudulent activities of some contractors and vendors engaged by the scheme to train and empower ex-agitators.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor asks federal government to grant state police, resource control to states

As part of efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on federal government to devolve power by granting governors resource control, state police and a decentralised judiciary.

Senator Okorocha: Governor Uzodimma can’t rename my university

Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday, said it would be contemptuous for Governor Hope Uzodimma and Imo State House of Assembly to rename the Eastern Palm University.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Nigeria rebounds from recession with 0.11% GDP growth

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigeria’s GDP grew by 0.11 per cent in Quarter Four (Q4) 2020, from the 6.11 per cent contraction in Q3, signalling a gradual recovery from recession.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

WHO involves coronavirus survivors to sensitise public

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with Kwara Government, has inaugurated the “COVID-19 Survivors’’ initiative to sensitise people in the state that the disease is real.
FILE PHOTO - A pro-democracy demonstrator takes part in a lunchtime protest against the national security law, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, China July 6, 2020. REUTERS-Joyce Zhou-File Photo

The Times: Nearly 5,000 Hong Kong citizens sign up for new UK visa

Nearly 5,000 Hong Kong citizens have applied to live, work and study in the United Kingdom under a new visa scheme which opens up a path to British citizenship for people fleeing China’s crackdown in the former colony, The Times newspaper reported.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Farmers-herders crisis: Middle-belt leaders asks Benue governor to stop harassing President Buhari

Middle-belt leaders under the aegis of Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG), have cautioned Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, to desist from harassing President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering crisis between farmers and herders.

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Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors condemn Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

The Northern States Governors Forum on Friday condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted, saying enough is enough.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano set to design metro transport master plan

The Kano state Executive Council has approved the constitution of a committee, to design a Strategic Metropolitan Transport Master Plan, in order to regulate the transport system in the metropolis.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Shiek Gumi: Bandits I met not behind Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

A prominent Islamic cleric, Shiek Ahmad Gumi, says the abduction of schoolgirls in Zamfara was not carried out by bandits he met with recently.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: We didn’t attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied attempting to arrest Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Benfica (Image- ARIS MESSINIS-AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal boss discusses how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang overcame ‘difficult moments’ to rediscover best form

Mikel Arteta has discussed how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has overcome ‘difficult moments’ to rediscover his best form in recent weeks.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

African swine fever detected in South Africa’s Western Cape

South Africa’s Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the provincial head of agriculture said.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 48 suspects over armed robbery, kidnapping other criminal offences

The Nigeria Police says it has arrested 48 suspects in connection with kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, cattle rustling, cyber crimes, unlawful possession of prohibited weapons and other related offences in the country.

NAF: Seven personnel killed in KingAir aircraft crash

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has confirmed that seven of its personnel died in the KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed on Sunday, in Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bauchi: Police nab ‘ritualist’ over death of children

The police in Bauchi state have arrested a suspected ritualist over the killing of a child and recovered 26 pairs of children’s clothing in his house in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at BBC Broadcasting House in London, Britain December 13, 2020. REUTERS-Simon Dawson

UK: Shooting of protesters in Myanmar ‘beyond the pale’

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the shooting of protesters in Myanmar is "beyond the pale".