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Myanmar anti-junta militia vow to take on army in a major city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay resulting in at least two casualties, according to members of the group and media reports.

Asset declaration: Bankers’ union calls for time extension

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to extend the recent deadline given to bank executives on the submission of their asset declaration forms.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Kebbi school attack: More than 80 students, 5 teachers abducted, policeman killed

Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police, residents and a teacher said.
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.

Policeman killed, students abducted in attack on Nigerian school

Gunmen killed a police officer and abducted five teachers and an unknown number of students on Thursday from a school in the north western Nigerian state of Kebbi, police and local residents said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

June 12: We won’t allow #EndSARS experience – Police

Ondo State Police Command has said that it will not fold its arms and watch any protest, under whatever guise, in the state to degenerate to the #EndSARS mayhem.

NUJ condemns attack on journalists by DSS, police in Abuja

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja Council, on Thursday condemned the attack on a chief correspondent with the PUNCH Newspapers, Friday Olokor, by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services and Police, describing it as reprehensible.
“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.

Niger: 20 feared dead as bandits kidnap kingmaker, wives

Twenty people have been reported dead as bandits again attacked Zungeru and neighbouring communities in Niger State on Friday.
“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.

Bandits demand N110 million for release of abducted Niger school pupils

Bandits who abducted pupils of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina town in Rafi Local Government of Niger State have made contact with the management of the institution. The bandits contacted the school headmaster,...

The death of Ahmed Gulak

The cold-blooded murder of Hon. Ahmed Gulak, former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly, former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, former national co-ordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) and former Governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is yet another tragic indication of the crisis of insecurity that Nigeria faces.
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 attack immigration office in Abia

The Nigeria Immigration Service head office located in the Ubakala axis of Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway was reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.
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Abducted Kaduna university students regain freedom after 40 days in captivity

Fourteen of the remaining 17 abducted students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna have been released after 40 days in captivity.
“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.

Many feared dead as bandits invade Niger community

Many people were feared dead when bandits yesterday morning invaded some communities in the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.
FILE PHOTO - A wing of a plane of Belavia company is seen over clouds near Minsk, Belarus, July 19, 2016. REUTERS-Gleb Garanich

Belarusian plane turns back after warning about French airspace

A Belarusian passenger plane flying from Minsk to Barcelona turned back on Wednesday, data from website Flightradar24 showed, after Poland said it may not be able to enter French airspace.
An information board showing international arrivals is pictured at Vilnius Airport, in Vilnius, Lithuania May 23, 2021. REUTERS-Andrius Sytas

Airlines re-route to avoid Belarus, opposition says journalist beaten

Airlines re-routed flights to avoid Belarus’s airspace on Tuesday and Belarusian planes faced a possible ban from Europe, as international outrage mounted over Minsk forcing down a jetliner and arresting a dissident journalist on board.
PSG has recently been bandied around as a possible destination for Sergio Ramos. According to 'AS', Thomas Tüchel has been following the Madrid captain since last summer.

Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Luis Enrique confirmed on Monday that defenders Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente and Cesar Azpilicueta had been chosen instead.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Kaduna plane crash: President Buhari speaks with deceased army chief’s wife

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday put a call across to the wife of the late Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru to commiserate with her on the shocking death of her husband.
The Air Force plane crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military personnel has received the attention of Nigeria’s Northern neighbour, Niger, with its President Mohamed Bazoum calling President Muhammadu Buhari on phone to commiserate with him.

Kaduna air crash: Nigerien president commiserates with Nigeria

The Air Force plane crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military personnel has received the attention of Nigeria’s Northern neighbour, Niger, with its President Mohamed Bazoum calling President Muhammadu Buhari on phone to commiserate with him.
“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.

Bandits kill eight farmers in Zamfara village

A farmer, Mohammed Sani, who narrowly escaped death told newsmen on the telephone that, the bandits invaded the farmlands around 9am on Saturday when the farmers were busy clearing their farms.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

US president hails Gaza ceasefire agreement between Israel, Hamas

U.S. President Joe Biden has applauded a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and emphasised the U.S. will continue to support Israel militarily.
Deputy Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has officially defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) following the defection of Gov. Ben Ayade.

Governor Ayade’s defection has crippled PDP in Cross River – deputy speaker

Deputy Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has officially defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) following the defection of Gov. Ben Ayade. Bassey told newsmen in a telephone interview on Thursday in...
Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercept rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon May 19, 2021 REUTERS- Amir Cohen

Hamas official predicts ceasefire soon in Israel-Gaza conflict

A senior Hamas official predicted a ceasefire within days in the Israel-Gaza conflict, after U.S. President Joe Biden urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a “de-escalation” in the fighting.
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system fires to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, southern Israel May 19, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israeli premier, Gaza militants vow to fight on as Biden urges ‘de-escalation’

Israel and Gaza militants vowed to keep fighting after U.S. President Joe Biden urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a “de-escalation” on Wednesday on the path to a ceasefire in the 10-day conflict.

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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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FILE PHOTO- A passerby wearing a protective face mask walks past a screen showing the logo of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Tokyo 2020 set to make decision on fans as public viewing events scrapped

A decision over whether spectators will be allowed to attend the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo is set to be made on Monday (June 21).
Private jet owners risk having their airplanes impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service if they fail to verify their documents before July 6, 2021 when a month grace period would have expired.

Nigeria customs to impound unverified private jets by July 6

Private jet owners risk having their airplanes impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service if they fail to verify their documents before July 6, 2021 when a month grace period would have expired.
While Italy dominated most of the game, they only managed to score once in the first half through Matteo Pessina despite Wales being reduced to 10 men when Ethan Ampadu was sent off after 55 minutes.

Euro 2020: Italy continue perfect form with win vs Wales

Italy continued their perfect run in the European Championship with a 1-0 win against 10-man Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
A 32-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his friend following a quarrel between the two at a funeral in Akyem-Nkwanta, a suburb of Akyem-Oda in the Eastern region.

Man stabs friend to death at a funeral

A 32-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his friend following a quarrel between the two at a funeral in Akyem-Nkwanta, a suburb of Akyem-Oda in the Eastern region.
Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Nigerian lawyer sues government for N510 million over Twitter ban

Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.