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Minister inaugurate panel to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Hadiza Bala Usman.

Cleric blames President Buhari over worsening security situation

The Ecclesiastical Justice Forum, EJF, has said that insecurity was getting worse in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration is directly antithetical to the lofty ideals of democracy.

FUOYE vice chancellor: I didn’t sack ex-registrar

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, on Sunday said that he did not terminate the appointment of Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, the former registrar of the university.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the arrival of Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.

Bayern Munich supremo refutes claims of record-breaking fee for new manager

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has refuted suggestions that the deal to make Julian Nagelsmann the club's new manager could cost the German champions up to €25 million (£22m/$30m).
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 17, 2019 an activist backing the depenalization of abortion reacts after the Ecuadorean Congress voted against the decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape, outside the Congress building in Quito. – Ecuador’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion in cases of rape on April 28, 2021, the country’s human rights ombudsman announced, a major step in Catholic-majority Latin America where termination of pregnancy is largely taboo. (Photo by Rodrigo BUENDIA / AFP)

Ecuador court decriminalizes abortion in rape cases

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, the country’s human rights ombudsman announced, a major step in Catholic-majority Latin America where termination of pregnancy is largely taboo.

House probes ExxonMobil, others over alleged unfair treatment of indigenous workers

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday mandated its Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, to investigate the management of ExxonMobil, NAPIMS and NCMB on their alleged maltreatment of indigenous service providers.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano schools’ food suppliers want governor to settle N1.3 billion outstanding debt

Suppliers of food items to public boarding schools in Kano State have appealed to the state government to urgently settle the over N1.3billion outstanding debt.

China’s Chifeng Jilong walks away from deal to buy Ghana gold mine

China’s Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining on Monday cancelled an agreement to buy the Bibiani gold mine in Ghana, saying it had not received timely information from the seller about the termination of the mining...

Appeal Court reinstates members of dissolved Edo law review commission

The Benin Division of the Court of Appeal ‎has nullified the dissolution of the ‎Edo State Law Review Commission 13 years after it was ‎dissolved for failure to follow due process. The Commission was dissolved...
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor: I hate hearing about abandoned projects

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that he hates hearing about abandoned projects and would strive to complete all projects he initiated and some inherited ones before leaving office.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor sacks Lobi Stars vice-chairman

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has sacked Mike Idoko, the Vice-Chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi, an official said on Thursday.
Galatasaray has announced the termination of Younes Belhanda’s contract for making statements that ‘damaged the image of the club’.

Galatasaray terminate Morocco midfielder Younes Belhanda’s contract

Galatasaray has announced the termination of Younes Belhanda’s contract for making statements that ‘damaged the image of the club’.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

ITF denies wrongful appointments, marginalization of Muslims

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has decried what it described as orchestrated efforts to malign, impugn and whip up negative sentiments against the agency and its functionaries through outright lies and calculated misinformation.

Court dismisses NUT’s suit against Kaduna governor over competency test

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has dismissed the case between the Nigerian Union of Teachers and Governor Nasir El Rufai for lacking in merit and substance.

Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.
Newly-promoted La Liga club Mallorca have signed Baba Rahman on a season-long loan from Chelsea after he penned a one-year extension with the Premier League club.

Chelsea loan out Ghana’s Baba Rahman to PAOK

Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba has left Chelsea for Greek side PAOK, the English side have announced.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government to commence procurement process for highway concessions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that with the receipt of the Certificate of Compliance, the Federal Government is to officially commence the procurement process for the highway concessions under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI).
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal can exclusively report.

Falcons striker Ini Umotong joins Lewes from Vaxjo

FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal reports.
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, believes Mesut Ozil is still an excellent passer of the football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil set to join Fenerbahce

Ozil was not registered in Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January with his Gunners deal expiring in the summer.
Parler, which claims it had more than 12 million users before being shut out by large service providers, styles itself as a 'free-speech' space and has been favoured by supporters of US President Donald Trump [Gabby Jones-Bloomberg]

Parler chief says social app may not return

Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by prominent service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
Former GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical executive Moncef Slaoui, who will serve as chief adviser on the effort to find a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a coronavirus disease response event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

Operation Warp Speed chief resigns at Joe Biden team’s request

Operation Warp Speed chief advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden team under a plan that would see him stay in the role for a month to help with the transition, according to two people familiar with the situation.

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NAS warns against extra-judicial killing, harassment in South-East, South-South

As security agents comb the South-East and South-South regions for suspected criminal elements over attacks and killings of security personnel, the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has warned against extra-judicial killings and harassment of innocent Nigerians.
Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.

Jay-Z, Tina Turner among 2021 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters and Todd Rundgren round out the elite group of performers selected for induction into the rock pantheon, which in recent years has made efforts to broaden its acceptance of genre and honor more artists who aren’t white men.

Anambra election: PDP sets up screening appeal panel

The Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of its members to serve on the screening appeal panel for the 2021 Anambra gubernatorial primaries.

Six die as gas cylinder explodes at Abeokuta in Ogun

No fewer than six persons, including an infant, were on Wednesday confirmed dead when a refrigerator gas cylinder exploded in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Coronavirus: Lagos receives another 57,000 vaccine doses

Lagos State has received another batch of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Federal government, the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has disclosed.

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INEC expands Ogun polling units to 1,832

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State has disclosed that not less than 1,832 Polling Units have been created as additional voting centres to the 3,210 existing ones across the state.
A full-page ad by magazine publisher Takarajimasha, with message reading 'No vaccine, no medication. Are we supposed to fight with bamboo spears? If things continue as they are, politics are going to kill us,' is seen on a newspaper in Tokyo, Japan May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan’s coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

Technical problems derailed Japan's coronavirus vaccination booking system on Wednesday, compounding frustration over the government's handling of new outbreaks of infections and an inoculation drive that critics say has been woefully slow.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Nigerian military arrests 10 ‘terrorists’ in Kano

At least 10 suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly arrested by troops of the 3rd Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Kano.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA reintegrates nine Super League clubs

Nine of the 12 Super League teams have confirmed their commitment to UEFA and renounced the plan to form a new competition, but face financial penalties from European football's governing body.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the European Union’s (EU) investments in Nigeria’s growth, describing the regional union as Nigeria largest trading partner. The President spoke yesterday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in a farewell audience, the Ambassador/Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ketil Karlsen.

President Buhari lauds EU for trade, support to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the European Union’s (EU) investments in Nigeria’s growth, describing the regional union as Nigeria largest trading partner.