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Mother absconds with N3 million donation meant for daughter’s tumor surgery

A woman (name withheld) has absconded with N3million donation meant for her daughter’s brain tumor surgery, a situation that eventually led to the poor girl’s death on Tuesday morning.
“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.

Gunmen kill expatriate, two policemen, abduct two other expatriates in Benue

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly killed three people including an expatriate and two policemen in Ukum Local Government area of Benue State.

Protests spread in Benin as president readies for re-election bid

Opponents of Benin’s President Patrice Talon protested in several cities and towns on Monday night and Tuesday morning, denouncing his decision to stand for re-election next week.

At least 7 killed on military patrol in eastern Burkina Faso

At least three police officers and four members of a government-backed civilian militia were killed while on patrol in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, government and security sources said on Tuesday.
Ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Suez Canal reopens after stranded ship is freed

Traffic has resumed in Egypt’s Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews.
MARCH 26, 2021 - Maxar's WorldView-2 collected new high-resolution satellite imagery of the Suez canal and the container ship (EVER GIVEN) that remains stuck in the canal north of the city of Suez, Egypt.

Egyptian authorities say ‘human error’ may be to blame for the Suez crash

Egyptian authorities suggest the Ever Given ship running aground on Tuesday morning could be due to "human error," according to MailOnline.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Fire incident reported at Nigerian Army HQ in Abuja

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement said the incident which happened at about 10.15a.m. was as a result of minor electrical fault in one of the offices.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: Repentant bandits negotiated release of abducted schoolgirls, no ransom paid

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said repentant bandits negotiated the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls and that no ransom was paid.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: How abducted schoolgirls were released

“Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe,”, Mutawalle tweeted to announce the release of the schoolgirls Tuesday morning.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnapped Ilorin truck owner

The police in Kwara State said they have secured the release of a 46-year-old truck owner, Musa Atere, who was kidnapped in Ilorin on Tuesday morning.
Tianwen-1’s first image of Mars, captured Feb. 5. China National Space Administration

China becomes latest country to reach Mars with Tianwen-1 probe

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully rolled into Mars orbit Wednesday morning, the China National Space Administration confirmed. The probe’s arrival makes China the sixth space-faring power to reach the planet. It’s also the second country this month to celebrate its first Mars mission, arriving a day after the UAE’s Hope orbiter entered Martian orbit Tuesday morning.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senate aspirant during the Cross River North by-election which held in December 2020, Dr Mary Iji, has passed on.

PDP senate aspirant dies in Cross River

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senate aspirant during the Cross River North by-election which held in December 2020, Dr Mary Iji, has passed on.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm release of kidnapped father of Bwari council chair, 2 others

The Police on Monday in Abuja confirmed the release of Mr John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, Mr John Gabaya, and two others who were kidnapped on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba’s brother warns Manchester United to sell him

Manchester United must ‘sell Paul Pogba now’ or they will lose him for free, according to the midfielder’s brother Mathias, The Sun reports.

Drivers barricade Cross River highway over alleged extortion by police, FRSC personnel

Commercial drivers under the aegis of Inter-City drivers Union on Tuesday morning barricaded the busy Calabar Ikom highway to register their protest over alleged extortion by police and Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Cross River State.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quick Ibarapa, Oyo State.

Sunday Igboho: I lost properties worth N50 million in inferno

Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has estimated the damage and loss suffered in the early Tuesday morning fire at his residence at Soka, Ibadan, at N50million.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa wears a protective face mask as he has his temperature taken upon his arrival for the burial ceremony of Zimbabwe's agriculture minister, Perrance Shiri, at the National Heroes Acre on 31 July 2020, in Harare.

Zimbabwe sees new record high daily coronavirus deaths

Zimbabwe recorded 70 more COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 1,075 under a second wave of the pandemic that has spawned a spike in deaths and infections.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning.

Market fire: Rivers governor donates N500 million to Sokoto government

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning.
Residents of Kano State on Tuesday woke up to sad news of the demise of a Chairman-elect, Alhaji Ali Namadi, Bebeji Local government area, days after he won the election.

Newly-elected Kano council chairman elected passes on

Residents of Kano State on Tuesday woke up to sad news of the demise of a Chairman-elect, Alhaji Ali Namadi, Bebeji Local government area, days after he won the election.

Akwa Ibom PDP chairman passes on

Mr Ekpenyong died on Monday in Uyo, an official of the Akwa Ibom government who did not want his name mentioned, told newsmen, Tuesday morning.
Sidik Mia, 56, tested positive late last week and was isolating at home with mild symptoms.

Two Malawi ministers die of coronavirus

Sidik Mia, 56, tested positive late last week and was isolating at home with mild symptoms.
Mozambican forces clashed with suspected Islamist insurgents who staged their closest attack yet to a Total SE liquefied natural gas (LNG) project since Islamic State began claiming responsibility for violence in the region last year, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Mozambique insurgents stage closest attack yet to Total’s liquefied natural gas site

Mozambican forces clashed with suspected Islamist insurgents who staged their closest attack yet to a Total SE liquefied natural gas (LNG) project since Islamic State began claiming responsibility for violence in the region last year, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government appoints governing councils, heads of some education agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of persons into key establishments in the education sector.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
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.

20 killed in reprisal attacks in Zamfara

At least 20 persons were killed on Thursday and Friday in reprisal attacks between vigilante group and bandits in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Wardens stand outside Windsor castle, after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Molly Darlington

UK queen has to step into debate over Philip’s funeral outfits – media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms, media reported on Thursday.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: States, FCT generate N1.31 trillion as IGR in 2020

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says.