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Edo guber: Mike Igini slams N1 billion libel suit on APC campaign

Akwa-Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, is demanding N1 billion damages from the All Progressives Congress (APC) media campaign chairman in Edo State, John Mayaki, for alleged defamation of character.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South African rand stronger after Ramaphosa announces lockdown easing

The South African rand began the week stronger on Monday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a sweeping removal of lockdown restrictions over the weekend.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Barcelona monitoring Pep Guardiola’s situation at Manchester City

Barca's board will meet on Monday when they're expected to sack coach Quique Setien after Friday's disastrous Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich.

MASSOB: Any Miyetti Allah vigilante in Igbo land‘ll be dismantled

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, has countered the utterance made by the leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Abdullahi Bodejo, that their vigilante outfit is already existing in the 36 States of the federation.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Abductors of 60-year-old Rivers woman demand N16 million ransom

Gunmen have kidnapped a 60-year-old woman, Mrs. Nyieda Kpeenu, from her residence in Nweol community in Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the people of the state for their cooperation and support in the national effort against the COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

Kebbi constructs 25km 18th Century ancient Gwandu emirate road to Argungu

The road, newsmen gathered that, it was used during the reign of Gwandu’s jihadists of 18th century and has been abandoned as mere path from Falili village/Dandema to Argungu town, by previous administration before Bagudu’s administration approved its construction after it’s was recommended.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Bonny residents in Rivers raise alarm over flood surge

Residents of the Bonny Island raised the alarm of the ravaging flood yesterday, and called on Rivers government to, as a matter of urgency, come to their aid and save the Island from extinction by the surging flood.

Group asks Nigeria to enforce tobacco control regulations now

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the federal government to enforce the Tobacco Control Regulations without any further delay, following the gazetting of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu keeps security agencies in doubt on attending parents funeral

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has kept Nigerian security agencies in doubt on whether or not he would attend his parents funeral ceremony.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC, Anglical Church bicker over evacuation from temporary site in Anambra

The squabble between the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State and the Anglican Diocese on the Niger over the Umunya temporary orientation camp and the alleged confiscation of the scheme’s property by the church is far from being over.

Borno NBA threatens showdown with police over lawyer’s detention

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Borno State have threatened a showdown with the police over the detention of a fellow member, an action the lawyers have described as “unlawful”.

Two suspected homosexuals escape lynch mob

Two men suspected to be involved in homosexual activities were on Friday rescued from an angry mob that nearly lynched them for what was described as a “sinful and abominable act.”

World Peace Day: NGO, NUJ call for end to Taraba crisis

As the world marks international day for peace today, the DEPHEE Peace and Community Development Initiative, an NGO, and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the government and warring factions in Taraba State to end the ongoing communal clashes between the Jukun and Tiv in the southern part of the state.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Pressure on equities as investors lose N200 billion

Sustained sell-offs in highly capitalised stocks trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) was the theme this week as investors lost a total of N200 billion Week-on-Week.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government commences construction work on Redeem Church road

Ebonyi State government has commenced construction work on a 150-metre road leading to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gate of Heaven Parish, at the Nkaliki area of Abakaliki, the state capital.

Robbers invade police barracks in Delta

Residents of the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State, have raised the alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Nigerian stocks slump further

The Nigerian stock market took another round of pummelling following the weak state of the economy and as a result of the N157 billion shaved off from the market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Week-on-Week (W-o-W).

Robbers attack police barrack in Delta

Residents of the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State have raised alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times.

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Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The Ikeja Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) will hold a session on onion farming in the quest to boost the cultivation and production of the commodity in the country, especially in the Southwest.

Ikeja Chamber organizes training on onion farming

The Ikeja Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) will hold a session on onion farming in the quest to boost the cultivation and production of the commodity in the country, especially in the Southwest.
RB Leipzig striker Alexander Sorloth admits he was able to chat with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of this week's Champions League tie.

RB Leipzig striker reveals chat with Manchester United boss

RB Leipzig striker Alexander Sorloth admits he was able to chat with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of this week's Champions League tie.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

2023: Group seeks court to compel Nasir El-Rufai to contest

The Nassiriya Organization in 21 states of the federation has dragged governor Nasiru El-Rufai to High court in Kaduna seeking the court to compel him to accept their request for him to join the presidential in 2023.
Members of the judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the police and soldiers in Lagos toured the Lekki tollgate plaza where the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 and found at least five spent bullets in the drainage around the area.

#EndSARS: NDM calls for transparent investigation

The Nigerian Diaspora Movement has called for a transparent inquiry into acts of police brutality. This is as judicial panels are being set up in many states of the Federation to look into the allegations of injustice against the Nigerian people, especially by the now disbanded SARS police unit.