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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received a former Head of State retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari meets General Abdulsalami at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received a former Head of State retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar at the State House, Abuja.
The Emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman II, has promised continued support for the Yobe State government and security agencies to defeat terrorists and other criminal elements in the state and the Northeast region.

Yobe emir: Nigeria’s security challenges surmountable

The Emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman II, has promised continued support for the Yobe State government and security agencies to defeat terrorists and other criminal elements in the state and the Northeast region. Alhaji...
FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un addresses the first short course for chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released March 7, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea missile launch tests Joe Biden, alarms Japan ahead of Olympics

North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday, underscoring the country’s weapons advancements, fueling tension ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and ramping up pressure on the new Biden administration.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Four arraigned in court over alleged unlawful assembly, public disorder in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command Tuesday arraigned 4 members of the State Tipper Drivers Union in court over alleged unlawful assembly and intent to cause public disorder.

Hijab: Tension in Ilorin as hoodlums attack school

There was tension in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday as violence erupted when hoodlums, suspected to be Muslim youths, invaded C&S College, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin, with cutlass and dane guns. The students of the college were also chased away.
A sign reading 'EU hands off Ulster' is seen affixed to a lamp post in the Port of Larne, Northern Ireland, March 6, 2021. REUTERS-Clodagh Kilcoyne

Brexit reality stokes fears for the peace in Northern Ireland

The deep anger among some pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland over post-Brexit trade barriers that cut it off from the rest of the United Kingdom is emblazoned along the road from Belfast to the mainly Protestant port town of Larne.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.

Primate Ayodele issues strong warnings to African presidents

The prophecy follows the death of former Tanzanian President, John Magufuli who was pronounced dead after an Illness, paving the way for Samia Suluhu-Hassan his vice to be sworn-in as the new President of the country.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

Top U.S., Chinese diplomats clash at start of first talks of Biden Presidency

The first high-level U.S.-China talks of President Joe Biden administration got to a fiery start with both sides rebuking others’ policies in a rare public display that underscored the level of bilateral tension.
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction on the river Nile. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Sudan gets initial approval for mediation in dam dispute

Sudan said Thursday it had received initial approval for international mediation in Khartoum’s and Cairo’s decade-long dispute with upstream Ethiopia over its controversial Blue Nile mega-dam project.

Firm, workers flee site as illegal miners invade Edo community

There is tension at Dagbala in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, following the invasion of the sleepy town by over 1,000 miners excavating for gold with suspicious licenses.
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Tension mounts over appointment of Anambra ousted market leader

Tension is gradually brewing at Bridge-Head Market, Onitsha over the appointment of Mr. Sunday Obinzeou as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the market.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Mitigating the herder and farmer contentions in Nigeria

The herder-farmer dispute has taken on acute and violent dimensions. It has cost too many innocent lives while destroying the property and livelihoods of many others. It has also aggravated ethnic sentiment and political tension. Despite the efforts of some of those in positions of high responsibility and public trust, the crisis has not significantly abated.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu speaks on herders-farmers’ crisis, says they’re all victims

One of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (AAPC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, spoke for the first time on the lingering herders/farmers crisis, saying the two classes of people were victims of circumstances and therefore needed help.
Sheffield United will not be distracted by talks of securing a top-four finish with their attention focused solely on Thursday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Tuesday.

Sheffield United part company with manager Chris Wilder

Sheffield United have confirmed the departure of manager Chris Wilder in a decision the club affirms was made by mutual consent between the two parties involved.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: No petrol price increase until Nigerian government meets with labour

The federal government yesterday strongly pushed back on insinuations that it had increased the pump price of petrol from N162 to N212.61 per litre.

Tension in Edo community over new traditional head

Tension has mounted in Iguobazuwa, the administrative headquarters of Ovia South West local government area of Edo State following a dispute over occupant of the traditional stool.
Top public relations official for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has stepped down, the government says on Monday.

Japan’s premier to be first foreign leader to meet Joe Biden at White House

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will meet the US President Joe Biden in Washington in the first half of April, Tokyo said on Friday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm abduction of 2 students, 1 staff in Edo school

Gunmen on Wednesday night abducted some students and staff of the National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eikiti CP: Report me to higher authorities if i’m not handling herders’ menace properly

The Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, has disclosed that Ekiti residents can report him to higher police authorities if he was seen not be handling cases involving herdsmen infringements on rights of the locals properly.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government shuts all public secondary schools

The education ministry had earlier had an emergency consultative meeting with the leadership of Association of the Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Association of Model Islamic Schools (AMIS), Executive Chairman, Niger State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB), heads of education agencies and other stakeholders of the education sector in the State.

Senator Okorocha meets VP Osinbajo over feud with Governor Uzodinma

The former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha Wednesday took the feud between him and Governor Hope Uzodinma to the Presidency.

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President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari kicks as bandits kill 50 persons in Zamfara communities

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State, warning that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”
Leganes will listen to offers for Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer.

Kenneth Omeruo: Leganes won’t give up on promotion fight

Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo insists the club will keep pushing for a return to LaLiga, reports Completesports.com.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Man Utd ‘make contact with Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent over return this summer’

Manchester United have been in touch with Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent over a return to the Premier League for the player, according to reports in Italy.
Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury is reportedly on course to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.

Tyson Fury confirms Anthony Joshua bout will be in July

Addressing Arum’s comments during an interview with talkSPORT, Hearn said: “Yeah that was a comment made by Bob Arum. You can’t really tell Bob what to say and what not to say. I’m keeping quiet on the matter.

Pension review: FEPPPAN pulls out of protest

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has directed its members not to participate in the planned mass action called by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to protest the implementation of minimum pension.

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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.

Enugu CP condemns brutality against police personnel

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mohammad Aliyu, has condemned all forms of brutality against the police, and described the menace as bad narratives against the force.
Lagos State has moved to deepen the culture of accountability and transparency in the expenditure of appropriated public funds, with the signing of a bill by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, establishing an anti-corruption commission in the State.

Lagos to establish anti-corruption agency

Lagos State has moved to deepen the culture of accountability and transparency in the expenditure of appropriated public funds, with the signing of a bill by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, establishing an anti-corruption commission in the State.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP celebrates victory in Rivers council polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday celebrated the party’s sweeping victory in the election that took place in the 23 local government areas and 319 wards in Rivers State.
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has reportedly got himself into hot water after he was ‘charged with seven driving offences’.

Former Arsenal star charged with seven driving offences

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has reportedly got himself into hot water after he was ‘charged with seven driving offences’.
Chelsea legend Petr Cech was forced to intervene as tensions threatened to boil over during a European Super League protest outside Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans block team bus in Super League protest

Chelsea legend Petr Cech was forced to intervene as tensions threatened to boil over during a European Super League protest outside Stamford Bridge.