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Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.

10 feared killed as tornado hits China

Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Explosion of deaths from infectious diseases looms in Africa over coronavirus

African countries are at potential risk of suffering an explosion of deaths from malaria, measles, and other infectious diseases as a result of the surging COVID-19 cases
Japan's vaccination programme chief Taro Kono attends a news conference on the country's preparations to begin vaccinating health workers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2021. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Japan vaccine chief blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive

Japan's COVID-19 vaccine chief has blamed a rigid drug approval system for a slow inoculation campaign that is relying on only one approved shot, as a fourth wave of infections raises worries amid preparations for the Summer Olympics.

Intersociety: 1,470 Nigerian Christians ‘killed’ in four months

A rights group, International Society for Civil Rights and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has alleged that a total of 1,460 Christians have been killed in Nigeria between January and April.

PDP: Robbery attempt in Aso Rock shows President Buhari can’t secure Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party says the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock on Monday shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Coronavirus: FCT minister restricts Eid prayers to Juma’at mosques

In the wake of the renewed onslaught against the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Capital Territory, FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has banned congregational prayers at the National Eid ground in Abuja, restricting all Eid-il-Fitr prayers to neighbourhood Juma’at Mosques.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers extends curfew in 23 council areas over insecurity

Rivers State Government has extended the night curfew across the 23 local government areas of the state from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., with effect from today (Tuesday), in order to stem dastardly attacks on security formations in the State.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hit out at the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as his side went down 3-1 on Sunday.

Aston Villa boss slams ‘pathetic’ decision to award Manchester United penalty

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hit out at the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as his side went down 3-1 on Sunday.

Gani Adams: God‘ll not forgive President Buhari if Nigeria goes to war

Adams raised the alarm yesterday at his 51st birthday Thanksgiving programme held at the Saviour Ministries C & S Worldwide, Alausa, Lagos, while expressing worry at the growing spate of insecurity across the country.

Rector: Contractors demanding payments for abandoned projects in Maritime Academy

Contractors handling abandoned projects at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) have written to the management of the school, demanding payments for work not completed, the school management revealed over the weekend during a press briefing held in Lagos.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: We can’t succumb to secessionist agenda

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that his state will not be cowed into secessionist agenda.
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.

Nyesom Wike: Nasir El-Rufai is reaping evil he planned against Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday attacked Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saying he is reaping the evil he planned against Rivers.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: APC has taken Nigeria back by 50 years

Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the country 50 years back owing to its “abysmal performance”.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: Our kind of politics will one day fail us

Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday, Umahi said the trend of venturing into politics without another means of livelihood is not sustainable.
Eden Hazard has been branded unprofessional by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was not smart for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Eden Hazard savaged by Thibaut Courtois’ father for laughing with Chelsea stars

Eden Hazard has been branded "unprofessional" by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was "not smart" for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.
Hope Uzodinma

PDP: Imo governor’s stance on state police exposes his sympathy for bandits

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said the frenzy by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, against demands by the party other well-meaning Nigerians for the establishment of state police, has exposed his sympathy for terrorists and bandits who are killing, kidnapping innocent Nigerians.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Paolo Di Canio refuses to apologise for Jose Mourinho ‘worst of the worst’ comments

Former Serie A star Paolo Di Canio, now working as a pundit for Italian television, has refused to apologise for comments made in a leaked WhatsApp audio sent to a friend in which he referred to Jose Mourinho as the “worst of the worst”.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Donald Trump

Former President Donald of the United States is in global news again. And it is also for a negative reason! His ban by Facebook which happened on 7 January 2021, a day after his ‘storm troopers’ invaded the US Capitol in Washington, was, today, 5 May, upheld by the social medium’s oversight board.

Senator Sani calls for adequate security to check kidnapping in schools

A former lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, has called for adequate security around schools in the country to check the spate of kidnapping.
Romelu Lukaku has claimed that he would fight to the death for Antonio Conte while hailing the Inter boss following the team's 2020-21 Scudetto triumph.

Romelu Lukaku hails Inter boss after Serie A title triumph

Romelu Lukaku has claimed that he would "fight to the death" for Antonio Conte while hailing the Inter boss following the team's 2020-21 Scudetto triumph.

School reopens in South Sudan after more than year of closure

School reopened on Monday in South Sudan after closure for more than one year due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

NCP: North-Central doesn’t need chairmanship, but Presidency

The North Central Patriot (NCP) on Monday said that the region doesn’t need the position of chairmanship but presidency.

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Saturday reiterated the state’s commitment to enforce the ban on open grazing of cattle in the state.

Abia governor: We will enforce ban on open grazing

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Saturday reiterated the state’s commitment to enforce the ban on open grazing of cattle in the state.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”

Zinedine Zidane leaving Real Madrid

With two games left to wrap up the season, Zinedine Zidane has already told the Real Madrid first-team squad that he will leave the club and won’t stay on as coach for next year.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

SERAP urges National Assembly to probe fresh ‘missing’ N4.1 billion funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to probe fresh allegations of missing N4.1 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly as documented in the 2016 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
Super Eagles player Wilfred Ndidi has celebrated his FA Cup title win by dedicating the victory to his daughter, Jaina.

Wilfred Ndidi: FA Cup win ‘perfect birthday gift to my daughter’

Super Eagles player Wilfred Ndidi has celebrated his FA Cup title win by dedicating the victory to his daughter, Jaina.
The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has said the reason 47 million Nigerians still practice open defecation is because access to sanitary facilities have remained a mirage to a vast majority of its citizenry.

Nigerian government moves to restore mangrove ecosystems in Niger Delta

The federal government has disclosed that it has concluded a plan to restore mangrove ecosystems in Ogoniland and the rest of the Niger Delta region.

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The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, made the disclosure at a meeting with the state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abodunrin, in Abeokuta.

Screening begins as 21,000 battle for 5,000 Ogun teaching slots

No fewer than 21,000 applicants are jostling for 5,000 casual teachers’ slots under the ongoing recruitment organised by the Ogun State Government tagged Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: We are battle-ready for hoodlums – police

The police in Ogun have warned hoodlums planning to attack stations in the state to shun such intentions in order not to face the wrath of the law.
West Bromich Albion manager Sam Allardyce bemoaned his side’s lack of efficiency in front of goal as he suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Premier League for the first time after a 3-1 loss at Arsenal.

Big Sam rues lack of firepower as West Brom go down

West Bromich Albion manager Sam Allardyce bemoaned his side’s lack of efficiency in front of goal as he suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Premier League for the first time after a 3-1 loss at Arsenal.
Gbenga Omotoso

Official: Lagos government has completed more than 1097 school projects

The Lagos State Government has completed more than 1,097 school projects covering 970 schools across the State, just as it has also ensured the upgrade and rehabilitation of 322 dilapidated public schools and the furnishing of Primary Schools with 87,000 dual composite unit of chairs and desks in two years.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

Southern governors meet, urge President Buhari to address Nigerians

Worried by the rising rate of insecurity, Southern Governors, Tuesday, met in Asaba, the Delta State capital and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the spate of insecurity in the country.