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DHQ warns against obstructing vehicles conveying food from north to south

The defence headquarters has warned individuals who obstruct the movement of goods from one part of the country to the other to desist from such acts or face the wrath of the law.
FILE PHOTO - A closer view of an Iraq-Syria border crossing and buildings before airstrikes, seen in this February 3, 2021 handout satellite image provided by Maxar. Satellite image (copyright) 2021 Maxar Technologies-Handout via REUTERS

Iran: U.S. air strikes in Syria encourage terrorism in the region

Friday’s U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria encourage terrorism in the region, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said on Saturday.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling, vows to deal with criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Deal with criminals without resorting to ethnic profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that criminals who were terrorising the country should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. He reiterated that government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements who constitute threat to innocent citizens across the country.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Nasir El-Rufai: Northern governors committed to ending farmers-herders clashes

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said that northern governors are committed to putting an end to the farmers/herders clashes by coming up with a permanent solution that will put the issue to bed.
A journalist and a police officer take pictures of each other as people protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar: The revolution will be Facebook-lived

When he heard soldiers had taken power in Myanmar again, Thar Lon Zaung Htet hurried to the office of his news agency in Yangon, grabbed a few essentials and carefully locked up.
“A general lockdown will be imposed from 17-00 (1500 GMT) on Sunday for two weeks,” a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.

Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Iran, possible vaccine plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine plant in Israel, the two countries said.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Conference and the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abubakar Suleiman.

Speakers demand prosecution of perpetrators of Shasha market violence

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has called on relevant authorities to ensure the prosecution of the perpetrators of the recent crisis between Hausa traders and Yoruba community at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ijaw youths caution Nigerian government not to violate Police Act

The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Bauchi deputy speaker asks Benue governor to apologise to Bauchi people

Following the statement by the Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom describing his counterpart in Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed as a terrorist, the Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly (BAHA), Hon. Danlami Ahmed Kawule, who is also representing Zungur/Galambi Constituency has urged Ortom to apologise to the people of Bauchi State for making the alleged derogatory statement.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Senator Lawan: Nigerian government working to end insecurity in two months

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

NUT advises Borno government against mass sack of teachers

The Borno Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Jibrin Mohammed, has advised the State Government against mass sack of primary school teachers in the state.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: Non-Muslim soldiers attacking Muslim communities to trigger chaos

Islamic scholar Sheikh Gumi has alleged that non-Muslim soldiers launch attacks on communities in troubled northern states, leading bandits to seek vengeance by killing residents.
The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has called on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and ethnic militias to sheathe their swords and come to a roundtable for dialogue.

Institute calls on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, ethnic militias to embrace dialogue

The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has called on Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and ethnic militias to sheathe their swords and come to a roundtable for dialogue.
Jurgen Klopp says he has full confidence in world class goalkeeper Alisson despite costly errors in recent Premier League matches.

Liverpool boss: Alisson Becker knows he’s world class

The 28-year-old has faced scrutiny after two clearances resulted in goals for Manchester City as they beat the Reds 4-1. He slipped up again last week when he rushed out to clear the ball and missed, allowing Jamie Vardy to put Leicester in the lead as they went on to beat the reigning champions 3-1.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab 15-year-old student suspect for ‘attempted kidnap’ in Niger

The Niger Police Command has arrested 15 year-old Samaki Azozo, a student of Government Science School Izom, over alleged attempt to kidnap students of the school in Gurara Local Government Area.

Military presence: No cause for alarm in Orlu – Ohanaeze

The youth body of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) ably led by Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka as the national President, can authoritatively confirm, that contrary to viral media reports that the military deployed their jets and other hardware for an aerial bombardment in Orlu, there was no such incident today in the Imo state town.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Miyetti Allah hails Bauchi governor for standing by pastoralists

The leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association on Thursday hailed Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, for standing by pastoralists, describing him as an emerging leader.

Ex-Niger governor: Bad governance responsible for tension in Nigeria

A former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has blamed the heightened tension across the country on bad governance just as he also said that the recent clashes in some states are not ethnic cleansing.

General Abdulsalami: Nigeria may be heading for disintegration

A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has warned that Nigeria could disintegrate if the violence and other security challenges currently witnessed in many parts of the country are not curtailed.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: Nigeria’s insecurity, poverty getting out of control

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday held their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, at the Nigerian Airforce Conference Centre, Abuja, where they lamented the precarious state of insecurity and economic woes in the country.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

Niger rules out ransom for abductions at GSSS Kagara

Niger state government has ruled out paying any ransom for 42 students and staff abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kagara.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank plans to strengthen Naira, economy through $15 billion Dangote refinery

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has concluded plans to strengthen the Naira, and by extension the nation’s economy through the $15 billion Dangote Refinery.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City boss: Kun Aguero needs time to return to best form

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero needs time to rediscover his best form after a lengthy spell out and the Argentine will have to fight for his spot in the squad, manager Pep Guardiola said.
More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

UK coronavirus vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe’s fastest jab rollout

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has started the upgrade and migration of its customers to improve electricity service delivery within the entire South-East from Nov. 1.

EEDC: South-East customers not paying electricity bills

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has decried poor payment culture by its post-paid customers in the South-East despite the steady electricity supply improvement.
The decision not to award Manchester United a penalty against Chelsea after Callum Hudson-Odoi handled in the area prompted a confused reaction from Red Devils defender Luke Shaw.

Luke Shaw reveals what referee told Harry Maguire about awarding a penalty

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in no doubt his side should have been awarded a penalty, and claimed Attwell’s alleged comment to Maguire after the incident would not show the referee in a good light.

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Manchester City continued their Premier League title charge as they edged to a 20th straight win in all competitions with a 2-1 success over high-flying West Ham at Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City seal 20th straight win in a row with West Ham success

Manchester City continued their Premier League title charge as they edged to a 20th straight win in all competitions with a 2-1 success over high-flying West Ham at Etihad Stadium.

Arms deal corruption trial against South African ex-president to start in May

A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal will begin on May 17, a court said on Tuesday.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool’s top four Premier League ambition almost over

“You only have to look at the points. We are not too far off but it’s still a distance. We have to win as many games as possible and we will see at the end of the season, but its a challenge.”

Auditor-General indicts MDAs for improper spending of N105.66 billion

The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ijaw youths caution Nigerian government not to violate Police Act

The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.