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When the Lagos State Court of Appeal granted the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a post-conviction bail last week, on grounds of failing health, quite a number of people, particularly members of his congregation, were very happy with the news. This is because the televangelist’s previous bail applications were all turned down.

How love affair gone bad led to imprisonment of Prophet Israel Oladele

When the Lagos State Court of Appeal granted the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a post-conviction bail last week, on grounds of failing health, quite a number of people, particularly members of his congregation, were very happy with the news. This is because the televangelist’s previous bail applications were all turned down.
Canterbury Cathedral is holding a remembrance service for Prince Philip as the UK continues to observe a period of national mourning. The service is being livestreamed now on our website and is being led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is also set to lead Prince Philip’s funeral next Saturday.

Prince Philip: Special service to be held at Canterbury Cathedral

A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh is to be held in Canterbury Cathedral this morning as the UK observes a period of official mourning.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing their Order of the Garter robes, ride in an open-topped carriage to Windsor Castle following the Garter Ceremony, June 18, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Africa hit with delays in AstraZeneca vaccine supplies

Africa countries are facing potential delays to their vaccine rollouts because of global supply issues, according to both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC).
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ vaccine inequality

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries.
Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.

British coroner: Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was strangled in 2018

Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.
A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them..

Woman with world’s longest fingernails cuts them after keeping them for 29 years

A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP: Insecurity, bad economy causing irreparable damages to Nigeria

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye, has lamented that insecurity, bad economy and other myriads of problems bedevilling the country was causing irreversible damages to the Nigerian Nation.
The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

NIDCOM condoles with family of Richard Okorogheye

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of 19- year-old Richard Okorogheye in London as very sad and painful.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Coalition: President Buhari’s medical trip a violation of health act

The Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the UK as a violation of the National Health Act.
A rioter is seen near a burning car at the peace wall gate into Lanark Way as protests continue in Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 7, 2021. REUTERS-Jason Cairnduff

Northern Ireland government to meet as riots escalate

Northern Ireland’s devolved government will meet to be briefed on nightly outbreaks of street violence that escalated on Wednesday with sectarian clashes, continued attacks on

APC: Protest against President Buhari’s UK medical trip ill-motivated

The All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has described as ill-motivated and unnecessary protest by some Nigerians in the UK against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad.

IMF grants debt relief to 28 low-income countries

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT).
FILE PHOTO - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 10, 2021. UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Handout via REUTERS

British premier confirms return to pubs but sounds caution on travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week’s time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.

NMA: President Buhari’s effort in addressing doctors’ strike being sabotaged

The president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah, says some people are sabotaging the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

NARD president: Senator Ngige has lost touch with medicine

Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

Pyrates: President Buhari’s UK medical trip is embarrassing

The decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to travel to the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up is upsetting says the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity).
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free, according to security researcher Alon Gal. Insider said it verified several of the leaked records.

Methodist bishop: Igbo wasting time about 2023 presidency

The Bishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Onitsha Diocese, Rt Rev Livinus Onugha, has urged the Igbo to remove their minds from electing a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 ‘because the possibility is not there.’
Innocent Chukwuma

Civil Society leader Innocent Chukwuma passes on

“With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace,” announced Edetaen Ojo, a frontline freedom of expression advocate and executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, who was a friend of Chukwuma.
The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

Seven deaths in UK among AstraZeneca jab recipients after blood clots – medical regulator

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Minister: President Buhari has every right to visit his doctors

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to travel abroad for medical consultation.

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When the Lagos State Court of Appeal granted the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a post-conviction bail last week, on grounds of failing health, quite a number of people, particularly members of his congregation, were very happy with the news. This is because the televangelist’s previous bail applications were all turned down.

How love affair gone bad led to imprisonment of Prophet Israel Oladele

When the Lagos State Court of Appeal granted the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a post-conviction bail last week, on grounds of failing health, quite a number of people, particularly members of his congregation, were very happy with the news. This is because the televangelist’s previous bail applications were all turned down.
A demonstrator confronts police after an officer fatally shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

Police shooting of black man in Minneapolis sparks fresh protests

Protests broke out Sunday night after US police fatally shot a young Black man in a suburb of Minneapolis — where a former police officer is currently on trial for the murder of George Floyd.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Woman loses pregnancy after beating by police

A Port Harcourt housewife, Mrs Joy Godstime Ihunwo, has alleged that she lost her pregnancy after she was brutalized by officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers Police Command.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Atletico boss tells hobbling team to ‘resist’ in La Liga title push

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.

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Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing that the United States is “gravely concerned” about accounts last week by CNN and the BBC of a massacre in the region by Ethiopian forces.

U.S. looks into reports of atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The United States is looking into reports of human rights abuses and atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

US warns Nigerians over fake visa alert

“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos is warning Nigerians not to fall victims to the scam. It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim! If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and www.ustraveldocs.com/ng,” the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said

2023: Group vows to rescue Abia from ‘political locusts’

Ahead of the 2023 general election, a group known as Abia for Freedom Alliance (AFA), has vowed to rescue the state from the hands of those it referred to as “political locusts”.
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Amnesty: Brutal policing led to death of Nigerian protesters

Amnesty International (AI) has said that brutal policing by Nigerian security agents led to the death of many protesters in 2020.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

PDP celebrates Tom Ikimi at 77

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday in Benin, felicitated Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his 77th birthday.