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Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Official: Tanzania to offer alternative education for school dropouts including pregnant girls

Secondary school drop-outs in Tanzania will be offered the opportunity to resume studies in alternative colleges, the government said on Tuesday, part of a shift away from a disputed policy under which pregnant girls were expelled from school.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Mrs. Chidi Ekwueme Onyemelukwe, has stated that ambiguity in the Nigerian Constitution is aiding the abuse of local government system in the country.

Anambra election: PDP aspirant explains abuse of local council system

A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Mrs. Chidi Ekwueme Onyemelukwe, has stated that ambiguity in the Nigerian Constitution is aiding the abuse of local government system in the country.
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.

Cardinal Okogie: Nigeria has become a failed state

Cardinal Anthony Okogie, Emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Wednesday, lamented the state of the nation, saying Nigeria has virtually become a failed state.
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U.N. finds no evidence of Islamic State control over Congo militia

United Nations experts said on Wednesday they had been unable to find evidence of direct support by Islamic State for an Islamist militia in eastern Congo, which was blacklisted in March by Washington as a terrorist group.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

PANDEF: President Buhari lacks power to impose open grazing on states

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum has again warned the Federal Government and groups such as the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, against conduct and utterances capable of making the already bad security situation in Nigeria worse than it is.
L-R: Dr. Simon B. Harry, Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination, National Bureau of Statistics; Dr Amarakoon Bandara, Senior Economic Advisor at UNDP; H.E. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; Mr. Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria; Engr. Ahmad Kawu, Secretary of Programme, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; and Hon. Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, Kogi State Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, at the Launch in Abuja

Nigeria launches SDGs Implementation Plan 2020-2030

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) has launched the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Plan 2020-2030, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Having advocated for peace, unity and development in his country, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has resolved to invite Prophet TB Joshua into the country to hold prayers with his people.

Between T.B. Joshua and Kris Okotie

“Africans do not celebrate great men. They rather take delight in celebrating mediocre men. Africans happily destroy great men and if possible look for their mistakes to nail them. So sad that they destroyed Prophet T.B. Joshua on a daily basis. Finally he has left them and what he was doing, they can’t do! Evil continent!” — Prophet (Dr.) Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Glorious Wave Church International, Accra, Ghana.

Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Joe Biden to Britain: Don’t imperil Northern Irish peace

U.S. President Joe Biden will bring a grave Brexit warning to his first meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Prevent a row with the European Union from imperilling the delicate peace in Northern Ireland.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers government threatens to acquire disputed land in Ogoni over crisis

Rivers State Government has threatened to acquire a disputed land between Bomu and Lewe communities in Ogoni, if they fail to end their communal war.

Al Jazeera denounces Israeli assault and arrest of its journalist

Al Jazeera News Channel’s journalist Givara Budeiri was arrested in a brutal manner by Israeli occupation forces while covering demonstrations in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
EU's Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, World Bank President David Malpass, Italy's Finance Minister Daniele Franco, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Canada's Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann, Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso pose for a family photo during the G7 finance ministers meeting at Lancaster House in London, Britain, June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

G7 backs making climate risk disclosure mandatory

Group of Seven (G7) rich countries backed moves to force banks and companies to disclose their exposure to climate-related risks on Saturday, a measure seen as vital to efforts to safeguard the financial system from climate change shocks.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority caucus: Suspension of Twitter provocative, obnoxious

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives on Saturday described as provocative, obnoxious and unjustifiable, the decision of the federal government to suspend the operation of twitter in the country.
FILE PHOTO - An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-File Photo

EU official sees Iran nuclear deal at next round of talks

The European Union envoy coordinating talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal said on Wednesday he believed a deal would be struck at the next round of talks starting next week, but other senior diplomats said "the most difficult decisions lie ahead."

Shoprite sells Nigerian business after struggling with disruptions, repatriation of money

Shoprite, Africa’s largest food retailer, has sold its Nigerian operations to local investors 16 years after it opened its first outlet in the continent’s most populous country.

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.

Uncertainty in Cross River PDP after Governor Ayade’s defection

In Cross River State, Governor Ben Ayade’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress has continued to generate reactions across the state.

Nigerian embassy in Paris denies allegation of extortion

The Nigerian Embassy in Paris, France has denied allegations that it treats Nigerians with disdain and also extorts money from them.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid.

Chelsea boss confirms Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante are fit for Champions League final

N'Golo Kante has recovered from a thigh problem that he sustained against Leicester, while Edouard Mendy has avoided serious injury after colliding with the goal post against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF: £4.2 million James Ibori loot not been returned to Delta

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, Wednesday clarified that the recovered £4.2m Ibori loot has not been returned to Delta State.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
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.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.

Barcelona star suffers injury blow during France’s draw vs Hungary

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers to send anti-open grazing law to state assembly

Rivers State Goverment has promised to give the ban on open grazing in the state a legal backing by sending the required bill to the House of Assembly.
Gianluigi Buffon has said he rejected ‘two opportunities to even win the Champions League’ so that he could help Parma come back into Serie A and hasn’t lost hope of a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

Gianluigi Buffon: Why I turned down Champions League for Parma

Gianluigi Buffon has said he rejected ‘two opportunities to even win the Champions League’ so that he could help Parma come back into Serie A and hasn’t lost hope of a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

World Sickle Cell Day: KESCA steps up effort to empower members in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Sickle Cell Association (KESCA) has commenced preparations to empower it members to be economically independent as part of efforts to make life comfortable for the over 2,000 members of the association in the state.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

Hajj cancellation: MURIC appeals to Muslims to remain strong in faith

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to Muslims who had planned to perform the 2021 Hajj to remain strong in faith as their dreams will be realised as soon as COVID-19 recedes.