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UEFA are threatening to move the final of Euro 2020 from Wembley to Budapest, unless the UK government waive quarantine rules for 2,500 travelling officials.

UEFA threaten to move Euro 2020 final from Wembley

UEFA are threatening to move the final of Euro 2020 from Wembley to Budapest, unless the UK government waive quarantine rules for 2,500 travelling officials.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Wanted Rivers ‘gang leader’ accuses PDP leaders of plot to eliminate him

A suspected gang leader, popularly known as General Kumasi declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike over involvement in killing and criminal activities in Ahoada West local government area of Rivers State has blamed politician for his ordeal.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor places price on head of two gang leaders

Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a price on the head of two dreaded criminal gang leaders, VIP and Comasi, terrorising communities in Rivers.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has disclosed that kidnap suspects who sustained fatal injuries during an exchange of gunfire with a team of Rapid Response Squad, RRS Operatives in Asaba have died.

Delta bye-election: Police deploy 2,016 personnel

The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali has deployed 2,016 personnel for Saturday’s bye-election in Isoko North Constituency of the state House of Assembly.
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8,000 policemen to monitor Delta council polls

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali, has disclosed that a total of 8,384 police personnel would be deployed for various security duties for the March 6, 2021, local government elections in the state.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.
MTV Base has postponed the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Kampala 2021 Music Awards.

MAMA Kampala 2021 postponed over coronavirus

This, according to the organizers, is due to the concerns they have about the current health and safety challenges both on the continent and globally that significantly jeopardizes the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.
A still image taken from video footage shows law enforcement officers speaking with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before leading him away at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Reuters TV

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny held in infamous Moscow jail

Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday after flying back to Russia for the first time after being poisoned with a nerve agent, is spending his days under strict control in a VIP cell inside one of Moscow’s most infamous jails.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kaduna: Police arrest organizers of ‘sex party’

Men of the Kaduna State police Command have arrested some youths suspected to be the organizers of the aborted maiden edition of a Kaduna sex party.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Reports of extravagant party dent Neymar’s improving image

The Paris Saint-Germain striker's entourage vigorously denies reports in Brazilian media, but the silence of the player, normally active on social media, speaks for itself.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

Nigeria pilgrims’ll travel from Jos airport to Israel – NCPC chief

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam said the 2020 Nigeria pilgrims will be airlifted from the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos to Israel.
India’s first major elections during the coronavirus pandemic began on Wednesday in the eastern state of Bihar, with social distancing and temperature checks outside election booths.

India holds major regional elections amid pandemic challenges

India’s first major elections during the coronavirus pandemic began on Wednesday in the eastern state of Bihar, with social distancing and temperature checks outside election booths.
Supporters, at 10-15am, defiled social distancing rules as Governor Godwin Obaseki and wife arrived Polling Unit in Benin to vote.

Edo election: I’m disappointed in INEC – Governor Obaseki

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed disappointment at the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the state.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has commenced the construction of secondary school projects in riverine communities in the state with a view to provide standard environment for teaching and learning.

Cross River governor commences construction of school projects in riverine communities

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has commenced the construction of secondary school projects in riverine communities in the state with a view to provide standard environment for teaching and learning.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government threatens sanctions over violation of airport coronavirus protocols

The probe, government said, involving Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, is with a view to sanctioning violators if it is established that they indeed violated the rules, or apologise to them should the result of the investigations exonerate them.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

FAAN berates former Zamfara governor for violating airport protocols

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday condemned the conduct of a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) said that two patients admitted to the hospital tested positive to COVID-19 disease.

Tension in Rivers as three VIPs die in five days

Health workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days.
L-R: Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Director of Airport Operations, FAAN; Capt. Murktar Muye; Station Manager, South Africa Embassy; Mrs. Joy Onyeadi and others, during an on-the-spot assessment of Coronavirus screening procedure at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor insists VIPs must be screened at airports

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, made a surprise appearance at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) to personally assess how the response team stationed at the Lagos air border are screening inbound passengers for the coronavirus.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Awe residents eagerly expecting Sanusi at Jumat Service

Though they are aware of his presence in their community, most residents of Awe, the rustic town of about 90 kilometres south of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, where Muhammadu Sanusi, the former Emir of Kano was banished to have not set their eyes on him.

Plateau SUBEB opens bid for 130 projects

The Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Friday opened bid for the award of contracts for the execution of 130 projects accross the 17 local government areas of the state.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived at the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for a one-day working visit.

VP Osinbajo commissions flyover in Kano

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived at the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for a one-day working visit.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a school Supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, (47), to 60 years’ imprisonment for defiling a toddler.

Teenager to court: I was abducted, raped by traditional healer

A teenager (name withheld) on Tuesday narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, how she was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a traditional healer who was to treat her ailing father.
Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran’s president-elect backs nuclear talks, rules out meeting Joe Biden

President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday backed talks between Iran and six world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal but flatly rejected meeting U.S. President Joe Biden, even if Washington removed all sanctions.
One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

Nigerian troops rescue more FGC Yauri students, staff

Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully rescued three more students and one staffer of the Federal Government College, Yauri, Kebbi State.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.
Hungary players salute the fans at a packed-out Puskas Arena. Tibor Illyes-EPA

UEFA probes discrimination at Hungary’s Euro 2020 matches

UEFA is investigating “potential discriminatory incidents” during Hungary’s European Championship matches against Portugal and France at the Puskas Arena, European football’s governing body said on Sunday.