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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.

25 ‘killed’ in attacks on Benue, Plateau communities

While 12 persons were killed in Sabon Layi village of Kuru community in Jos South Local Government Area, two others were killed in Zogu village of Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
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 14 in Plateau communities

It was learnt that while twelve people were killed in Sabon Layi Village, Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area, two other persons were killed in Zogu Village, Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of 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.
3. Captain Asisat Oshoala has said she is hugely proud of the Super Falcons after they fought back to draw 3-3 with Portugal in continuation of the Summer Series in Texas, USA.

Summer Series: Nigeria force Portugal to 3-3 draw

A stoppage time goal scored by Atlectico Madrid midfielder, Rasheedat Ajibade in the 90+5 minutes was what Nigeria’s Super Falcons needed to force Portugal to 3-3 draw in both country’s second matches of the Summer Series at BBVA Stadium in Houston, United States (US) in the wee hours of Monday.
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni was sworn in Wednesday for his sixth term as president, as police surrounded the home of his main opposition rival who decried the inauguration as a "sham".

Uganda re-imposes lockdown to beat back coronavirus case surge

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday re-imposed a strict lockdown that included the closure of schools and the suspension of inter-district travel to help beat back a surge in Covid-19 cases in the East African country.
4. Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.

Odion Ighalo ends maiden season in Saudi Arabia as Al Shabab’s joint-second top-scorer

Odion Ighalo scored two goals as Al Shabab ended their 2020-21 Saudi Professional League season with a 3-0 victory over Al Wehda on Sunday night.
Streets in Umuahia the Abia State capital are virtually empty and deserted as residents remain indoors in total compliance with the sit-at-home order given by the leadership of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to mark this year’s Biafra Day.

IPOB sit-at-home: Umuahia streets, markets deserted as residents stay indoors

Streets in Umuahia the Abia State capital are virtually empty and deserted as residents remain indoors in total compliance with the sit-at-home order given by the leadership of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to mark this year’s Biafra Day.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records 30 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria saw a further decline in coronavirus cases on Sunday as the country looks forward to receiving more vaccine doses to put the pandemic completely at bay.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill Ahmed Gulak’s killers in shoot-out, recover arms, vehicles

Police in Imo State Sunday night said the killers of former presidential adviser, Ahmed Gulak, had been killed in a shoot-out.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB sit-at-home: Security beefed up in Asaba

Security agencies have beefed up security in Asaba, the Delta State capital, following the hoisting of Biafra flags in some parts of the capital city.
Former Golden Eaglets midfielder Akinkunmi Amoo was in action as Hammarby won the Swedish Cup following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Hacken on Sunday night.

Ex-Golden Eaglets star wins Swedish club with Hammarby

Former Golden Eaglets midfielder Akinkunmi Amoo was in action as Hammarby won the Swedish Cup following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Hacken on Sunday night.
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

Group urges Igbos to protect INEC facilities in South-East

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an election monitoring group, has called on Igbos to protect facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the South-East from arsonists.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still assessing the extent of damage on its State Office in Anambra after some hoodlums set the facility ablaze on Sunday.

Centre decries burning of INEC offices

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy has decried the incessant cases of burning of offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission across the nation, describing it as a dangerous trend which could impede the process of organizing the November 6, Anambra State governorship election.

Anambra election: INEC loses 50% of non-sensitive materials in fire attacks

Fifty per cent of non-sensitive materials for November 6 Anambra governorship election has been lost, following attacks on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office by hoodlums.
Seven people were arrested as thousands of fans gathered despite a coronavirus curfew to celebrate Lille’s Ligue 1 title, the prefecture of the Nord region said on Monday.

Ligue 1: Police arrest seven in Lille title celebrations

Seven people were arrested as thousands of fans gathered despite a coronavirus curfew to celebrate Lille’s Ligue 1 title, the prefecture of the Nord region said on Monday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap Oyo APC youth leader’s wife

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the wife of the youth leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo state chapter, Mr Areokuta Salawu, Mrs Arikeade Oni-Salawu.
Myanmar's powerful military has taken control of the country in a coup and declared a state of emergency, following the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government leaders in early morning raids Monday.

Myanmar deposed leader defiant in first comments since coup

Detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday voiced defiance in her first public comments since being held in a coup, vowing her ousted political party would “exist as long as the people exist.”
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 burn INEC office, attack police station in Anambra

The Police in Anambra State have confirmed attacks on the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Police B’Division in Awka, the State capital on Sunday night.
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe onstage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 16 in Hollywood, Florida.

Miss Mexico emerges Miss Universe 2021

Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida, after fellow contestant Miss Myanmar used her stage time to draw attention to the bloody military coup in her country.
Poll workers sort through and count the votes after polls closed during the elections for governors, mayors, councillors and constitutional assembly members to draft a new constitution to replace Chile's charter, in Valparaiso, Chile, May 16, 2021.

Chile’s government in shock loss as voters pick independents to draft constitution

Chile’s center-right ruling coalition suffered a shock loss on Sunday night after failing to secure a critical one-third of seats in the body that will draft the country’s new constitution.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records seven new coronavirus infections

In continuation of a steady run of low figures that began almost three months ago, Nigeria on Sunday recorded seven new COVID-19 infections in two states.

Fire guts INEC headquarters in Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu was on Sunday night gutted by fire barely one week after the office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.

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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.
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England centre-half Harry Maguire has claimed that the Three Lions are now a better side than the squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018.

Euro 2020: Harry Maguire could play against Croatia – England boss

Harry Maguire could play for England in their opening Euro 2020 clash with 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia on Sunday although manager Gareth Southgate says it “is a longshot.”
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House moves to include youths, PWDs in political appointment

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking an amendment to sections 147, 151, 192 and 196 of the 1999 constitution, to provide for the inclusion of young persons and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in political and other appointments in Nigeria.

Five burnt to death in Ogun tanker explosion

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.
Ashley Young could be set to extend his stay at Italian champions Inter Milan.

Ashley Young undergoing medicals after agreeing terms with Aston Villa

Ashley Young is undergoing a medical with Aston Villa having agreed personal terms to join his former club on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
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Kebbi APC sacks chairman for ‘misappropriation of funds’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State has sacked its caretaker Chairman, Bala Sani Kangiwa, over crisis bothering on the misappropriation of funds released for the inauguration of the party’s wards and local government executives.