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Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi Hernandez snubs Barcelona return talk ahead of 2021-22 campaign

The ex Spanish international has been heavily linked with a spectacular return to the Camp Nou throughout the last 12 months, even prior to Koeman’s appointment as manager in August 2020.
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APC: PDP’s agitation for devolution of powers ‘political jamboree’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised the PDP Governors’ Forum over the latter’s agitation for devolution of more powers to states to enhance security across the country.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government moves to restore mangrove forests in Niger Delta

At the meeting, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, in his opening remarks, said: “Today’s meeting is a turning point for mangrove ecosystems in Ogoniland. Using the knowledge and experience of the experts assembled here today, together, we will be able to restore the mangroves and improve the lives of the Ogoni communities who are affected every day by the devastating pollution.”
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 16 ‘cultists’, recover firearms in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested 16 suspects, one female inclusive, for cultism and unlawful possession of firearms within two weeks.
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#EndSARS: Imo panel recommends 125 petitioners for compensation

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality has recommended various sums as compensation to 125 petitioners who complained about injustices meted on them by men of the police force.
The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has said the reason 47 million Nigerians still practice open defecation is because access to sanitary facilities have remained a mirage to a vast majority of its citizenry.

Nigerian government moves to restore mangrove ecosystems in Niger Delta

The federal government has disclosed that it has concluded a plan to restore mangrove ecosystems in Ogoniland and the rest of the Niger Delta region.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC parades 11 suspects for ‘theft’, ‘rape’ in Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ekiti Command, on Friday paraded 11 suspects for alleged theft, burglary, cyber bullying, rape and conspiracy.

Ex-Governor Mimiko backs Southern governors open grazing ban, restructuring

A former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has expressed his support to the resolutions arrived at by southern governors after a meeting held in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Tuesday.
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Official: No student was found dead in BUK campus

The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police: Jigawa records 35 rape cases in four months

The police n Jigawa State on Wednesday said they recorded 35 rape cases in the state between January and April this year.

‘Drug trafficker’ nabbed at Lagos airport excretes 97 wraps of cocaine

A 47-year-old drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the arrival of Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.

Bayern Munich supremo refutes claims of record-breaking fee for new manager

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has refuted suggestions that the deal to make Julian Nagelsmann the club's new manager could cost the German champions up to €25 million (£22m/$30m).
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes trailerload of codeine, tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command, on Monday intercepted a 40 feet container laden with 805 cartons of codeine, and 124 cartons of tramadol in Lagos.
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NDLEA seized N10 billion heroin, khat at Lagos, Kano airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano have intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over N10billion.
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.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest woman for ‘poisoning’ three-year-old stepson

The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 29-year-old woman, Nnenna Egwuagu, for the alleged murder of her three-year-old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest woman over ‘murder’ of stepson

The Police in Enugu State, have arrested one Nnenna Egwuagu, 29, for allegedly administering harmful substance on her three-year-old stepson.
Popular rap artiste, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf better known as CDQ, has described the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arresting him today as someone trying to “set me up.”

CDQ says of his arrest by NDLEA ‘a set-up’

Popular rap artiste, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf better known as CDQ, has described the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arresting him today as someone trying to “set me up.”
FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army arrests 12 suspects for drug peddling

The Nigerian Army, 4 Brigade, Benin, on Wednesday handed over 12 suspects arrested in connection with peddling illicit drug to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command.

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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.

Katsina judge kidnapped inside court

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the attackers broke into the court around 3pm on Tuesday and abducted the judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

James Ibori loot: Delta asks federal government to return recovered fund to state

Delta State Government on Tuesday reacted to receipt by the Nigerian government of the £4.2 million first tranche of the Ibori loot from the goverment of the United Kingdom.
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.

Kaduna strike: Northern governors call for calm

The Northern Governors Forum, has called for calm and dialogue between Kaduna State Government and organised labour, to resolve the ongoing warning strike by workers in the state.

Senator decries shortage of personnel in fighting security challenge

Sen. Kashim Shettima, Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, has urged the Federal Government to recruit additional security personnel towards tackling current security challenges in Nigeria.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government wades into NLC, Kaduna face-off

The Federal government yesterday waded into the national strike and picketing in Kaduna State by the two Labour Centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.

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The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP chief: No more spending on contracts

The interim administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has said the era of servicing contractors and their cronies is over in the programme.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio distances self from job seeker’s killers

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and his wife, Mrs Ekaete Akpabio, have threatened to sue an investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, for linking them with the killers of an Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

Oby Ezekwesili: I never said #BBOG was set up to bring ex-President Jonathan down

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged Nigerians to ignore a “malicious quote” attributed to her regarding the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

Israeli troops mass at Gaza border amid rocket fire, air strikes and clashes in...

Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk reject Lazio €25 million offer for Paul Onuachu

Belgian Pro League club Genk have turned down a €25m offer from Lazio for Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu, reports Completesports.com.