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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor, deputy, others take second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Saturday took the second dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at an event at the Government House to flag off the second round of the vaccination in the state.
Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training after the striker posted a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus.

La Liga: Atletico boss urges Luis Suarez to come out of slump

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called on out-of-form striker Luis Suarez to use his experience in decisive moments to fire his side to the LaLiga title.
A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.

Ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris urges Nigerians to support police

A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

House minority leader empowers 350 constituents with generators, freezers, motorcycles, tricycles

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Saturday in Asaba flagged off the distribution and presentation of empowerment items sponsored by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu.
FILE PHOTO - A soldier uses a mobile phone as he sit inside a military vehicle outside Myanmar's Central Bank during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels as armed resistance grows

Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February
Pope Francis meets U.S. climate envoy John Kerry at the Vatican May 15, 2021 Vatican Media-Handout via REUTERS

U.S. envoy wants pope to attend climate conference, sway debate

Pope Francis has the moral authority to sway public opinion over global warming and might attend the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry said on Saturday
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 governor: We’ll leave no stone unturned to unravel Ini Umoren’s killers

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has vowed to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the murder of the job-seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.
Greenfield University

Greenfield: Parents panic as abductors of Kaduna students cut contact

Parents of the remaining 16 abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State, have been thrown into further confusion, following the decision of the kidnappers to cut further communications with them.
In a conversation with Adebola Sanni, co-founder, Infibranches Technologies and the Group Head, Business Development & Partnerships at Swifta Systems and Services, she highlighted the growing awareness about the transformative power of fin-tech and how if properly harnessed can help address both problems of financial inclusion and the more pressing sustainability challenges in the area of affordable and reliable power supply needed to drive the growth of local economies.

Sustaining economic empowerment through financial inclusion, energy access

Financial inclusion and provision of sustainable energy is at a turning point in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. With a population of over 200 million, about 50 per cent of the total population live in rural areas, and only 39 per cent of those living in rural communities have access to electricity. This is in addition to over 40 per cent of the entire population who are financially excluded or underserved.
Greenfield University

Greenfield: Parents of kidnapped students beg Nigerian government to pay N160 million ransom

Parents of the remaining 16 kidnapped students and three staff of Greenfield University Kaduna have bagged the Federal Government to pay N160 million ransom for the release of their children.
The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks and killing of policemen and security agents in parts of the country.

Senator Dickson condemns attacks on police formations

The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks and killing of policemen and security agents in parts of the country.

Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly

Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday, killing 13 people including three children, local health officials said, as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.
Nigerian singer, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, better known as Peruzzi, says he believes in God but had not been to church since meeting Davido four years ago.

Peruzzi: I haven’t been to church for four years now

Nigerian singer, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, better known as Peruzzi, says he believes in God but had not been to church since meeting Davido four years ago.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC kicks against removal of petrol subsidy

The Nigerian Labour Congress on Thursday insisted that petrol subsidy must not be removed and that it would not shift grounds on this position until Nigeria’s refineries were fixed.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: Three refineries processed no crude in January

Latest operations report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation indicates that Nigeria’s refineries under the management of NNPC could not refine a drop of crude oil amid concerns by the Nigeria Labour Congress over the comatose state of the facilities.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari urged to be serious about security challenges

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called on President Muhammad Buhari to show more seriousness over the worsening security challenges facing Nigerians in order to douse the tension across the country.

Senator Al-Makura: Persistent insecurity hinders development

Senator Representing Nasarawa South at the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has said that the persistent security situation is responsible for the underdevelopment of the state and the country at large.
Hope Uzodinma

Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor urges Muslims to spare some time for the needy

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday asked Muslims in the country to use the opportunity of the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, to assist the needy in society.
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has revealed how eight persons, out of scores arrested over breach of COVID-19 protocols in the state tested positive of the virus. Chairman of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on his mission and vision, at the agency’s headquarters, Oshodi, stressed that the task of the agency is to enforce rules and regulations, warning that enforcement is not friendly.

Lagos clears shanties, illegal squatters at Iganmu under-bridge

Three days after the removal notice served occupants of Iganmu under-bridge, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) on Thursday brought down all illegal structures and abandoned vehicles that have occupied the space for long.
Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX inks satellite connectivity deal with Google Cloud

Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit. SpaceX will install Starlink terminals at Google’s cloud data centers around the world, aiming to utilize the cloud for Starlink customers and enabling Google to use the satellite network’s speedy internet for its enterprise cloud customers.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Senator Ndume tackles Southern governors, rejects ban on open grazing

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has faulted the decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle.

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West Ham boss won’t rule out re-signing Marko Arnautovic

Reports have surfaced linking forward Arnautovic, who thrived under Moyes during his first spell in charge of West Ham, with a return to the club.
VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

Karius has spent this season on loan with Union Berlin, though has spent the campaign largely on the bench. The goalkeeper has played 5 matches for the Berlin team and conceded 4 goals.
Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente, but with Los Rojiblancos demanding a minimum of €80m for the Spanish international, Arambarri is a much cheaper alternative.
Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.

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Ondo university student commits suicide

Public Relations Officer of the university, Victor Akinpelumi, confirmed the incident but did not go into details.

Rainstorm wrecks havoc in Zamfara

Heavy rainfall on Friday, wreaked havoc in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, forcing residents to abandon their homes and businesses.

Sadiq Khan wins second term as London mayor

Sadiq Khan has been re-elected London mayor as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections.

NASFAT shocked over Pastor Adeboye son’s demise

The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content.

Anambra: Police confirm discovery of truck loaded with ammunition

Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content.