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Anthony Joshua is wasting no time when it comes to getting back into the swing of a full training regime, after his recent activation of the rematch clause to meet Andy Ruiz Jr in the ring once again.

Chris McGinn applauds Anthony Joshua’s visit to HTTA

Nigerian-British Boxer Anthony Joshua’s recent visit to the training ground Help The Talent Academy in Lagos as a mark of solidarity has earned commendations from Chris McGinn.

Dosu Joseph backs Olayinka Oni’s nomination

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has applauded the exploits of the special assistant on football affairs to the Lagos State Governor, Olayinka Oni, for his dedication to grassroot football development.

Police arrest woman who locked orphan in dog cage

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman for allegedly flogging and locking a 10-year-old orphan in a kennel.

Police arrest woman for locking orphan in kennel

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman for allegedly flogging and locking a 10-year-old orphan in a kennel.

Femi Falana: We’ll challenge Omoyele Sowore’s detention order

Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who is Omoyele Sowore’s lawyer, indicated to newsmen on Thursday, that he would file an application to challenge the order by a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

Herdsmen menace/banditry: Lagos, Benue, Ebonyi, five others to acquire drones

There are strong indications that no fewer than nine states will soon acquire remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and other devices as part of measures to tackle kidnapping and killing in their states.
Frank Mba

Police direct firm to drop charges on emergency app

The police have directed Vigiscope Nigeria Ltd. to expunge the payment options attached to the Emergency Crime Reportage app.

Catholic priest shot dead in Enugu

A Catholic priest of Enugu Diocese, Reverend Fr. Paul Offu has been reportedly shot dead by unidentified gunmen.

MTN lifts partial ban on calls from Glo network

This came after a breakdown in mobile communication between 46.6 million Globacom subscribers and MTN network users, which lasted more than five days. This cost both companies a huge loss in revenue.

Dangote dedicates 53% of refinery capacity to petrol

The Dangote Group says upon completion of its refinery, it will dedicate 53 per cent of the capacity to the production of petrol. This translates to dedicating 344,500 barrels of its projected 650,000 barrels per day refining capacity to the production of petrol.

Presidency: Police, army now have right to take whatever action against Shi’ites, like Ipob

The Presidency says with the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, security agencies now have the power to take “any necessary action” against the Shi’ite group as was done to the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu.

$1.8 billion underpayment: DPR disowns Mobil’s deal with federal government over three oil blocs’...

The Department of Petroleum Resources has dissociated itself from an alleged Federal Government’s deal with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil) clearing the company to pay $665m instead of $2.5bn for the renewal fees for three oil blocs in 2009.

WAEC withholds 180,205 WASSCE results

The West African Examination Council has disclosed that, of the 1,590,173 candidates who registered and sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 180,205 candidates currently have their results withheld.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo: South-West troop deployment an option, not a promise

There were indications on Thursday that the military had yet to get an order on the deployment of troops in the South-West to tackle killer herdsmen.
Enugu, Nigeria

Petroleum dealers shutdown fuel stations in Enugu

Travellers were stranded in Enugu State on Wednesday following the shutdown of all fuel stations including Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation mega stations.

Presidential panel summons NNPC boss over ExxonMobil underpayment

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Gunmen invade UI female hostel, injure two students

Armed robbers on Friday morning invaded female hostel of the Obafemi Awolowo hall, University of Ibadan and carted away valuables.
Abdullahi Sule

Nasarawa: We’re fully in support of Ruga settlements

Nasarawa State government has said that it is fully in support of the Federal Government initiative to establish Ruga settlements in the state.

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We’ll build a stronger unity in Delta South PDP – chairman

The new leadership of the Delta South chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has visited the Senior Political Adviser to the Governor, Chief Solomon Funkekeme with a promise to build a stronger unity among party members in the senatorial district.
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Tribunal dismisses PDP’s petition against Senator Uba Sani’s election

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Saturday dismissed the petition of Lawal Adamu against the election of a senator, Uba Sani, for lack of evidence.
Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.

G7 protesters throw stones, French police respond with tear gas

Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.

Youths stop police from arresting ‘killer-parents’ in Ondo

Youths in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, yesterday, allegedly prevented detectives from the state police command from arresting the parents of the four-year-old girl, said to have been beaten to death by them for being a witch.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korean leader oversees test of ‘super-large rocket launcher’

Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” North Korean state media reported on Sunday after the country conducted its seventh missile launch in under a month.