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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.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Poultry association to seek CBN’s intervention on maize procurement

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, has expressed its readiness to seek the CBN’s intervention in procuring maize, so as to reduce the cost of poultry feed in the country.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP charges police officers to keep up with modern policing techniques

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to keep themselves abreast of techniques and strategies of modern policing.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arrested for ‘beheading’ woman in Calabar

A young man identified as Christian Edem Eyo in Mbukpa, Calabar South, is reported to have beheaded one of his aunts, identified as Mrs Uduak.
FILE PHOTO - Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, talks to his lawyer Gatera Gashabana inside the courtroom in Kigali, Rwanda February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Clement Uwiringiyimana-File Photo

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero never joined rebels – co-accused

Paul Rusesabagina, the ex-hotelier immortalised in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, never belonged to a rebel group that sought to overthrow President Paul Kagame, one of the former rebels accused with him of terrorism told a court on Wednesday.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Official: Presidency has no Input in media bills before National Assembly

The Presidency has washed its hands off the current attempt by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, a move media stakeholders have condemned as an attempt to gag the press.
Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo

Anambra election: Chukwuma Soludo suspended by APGA faction

The Internal crisis within the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) reached feverish pitch on Wednesday after the Chief Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee faction of the party announced the suspension of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo, for alleged anti-party activities.
Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses told AFP Wednesday.

Dozens hit in Ethiopia market airstrike in ongoing unrest in the Tigray region

Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses told AFP Wednesday.

Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to 15

Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death toll to 15, police sources said on Wednesday.
Catalan leader Jordi Cuixart reacts in front of the Lledoners prison after the Spanish government announced a pardon for those who participated in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, near Barcelona, Spain, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail

The nine Catalan separatist leaders who were convicted for their role in a failed 2017 bid for the region's independence from Spain walked out of prison on Wednesday after the central government granted them pardons.
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 to review expulsion of university student accused of insulting governor

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the expulsion of a final year student in a university who was accused of making “derogatory remark” on Facebook against the governor.
FILE PHOTO - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (not pictured), in Rome, Italy, June 22, 2021. REUTERS-Remo Casilli

EU to take steps against Hungary over anti-LGBT bill

The European Commission will take action against Hungary over planned new restrictions on LGBT rights, the head of the bloc’s executive said on Wednesday, saying they violated fundamental EU values.
Catalan leader Jordi Cuixart holds a banner in front of the Lledoners prison after the Spanish government announced a pardon for those who participated in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, near Barcelona, Spain, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spain to separatists: Pardons not a step towards Catalan referendum

Spain's government said on Wednesday that pardons granted to nine jailed Catalan separatists leaders did not mean it was prepared to discuss a referendum on independence for the region
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Banditry: Nigeria is fighting a tribal war – Sheikh Gumi

Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi, has declared that Nigerian is fighting a tribal war, insisting there must be amnesty for bandits if they must quit the forests.
Papers showing I love Apple Daily are placed inside the headquarters of the Apple Daily newspaper and its publisher Next Digital in Hong Kong, China June 23, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily to print last edition on Thursday

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily said it will print its last edition on Thursday, after a tumultuous year in which it was raided by police and its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Jigawa man foils kidnap attempt by fake NDLEA operatives

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested three kidnap suspects in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state, the command spokesperson, ASP Lawan Shiisu, has said.
Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.

Official: 38 countries have ratified AfCFTA agreement

Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Boko Haram: Borno faces famine from threat to farmers – governor

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday says famine is imminent in the state unless its farmers can return to their farms.
Spain coach Luis Enrique rued missed chances from his side in their 0-0 European Championship draw with Sweden on Monday, insisting he will not be changing his style of play despite getting off to a disappointing start in the tournament.

Euro 2020: Spain tackle Slovakia for round of 16 spot as Sweden face Poland

Spain are at risk of a shock early exit from Euro 2020 on the last day of the group match on Wednesday as they face Slovakia in Seville.
People walk on Parliament Hill the morning after the federal election in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS-Patrick Doyle

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

Canada's House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of its election platform in 2019.

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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.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram tests putting suggested posts ahead of friends’

Instagram says reception to its “suggested posts” feature has been so positive that it’s launching a new test: this time, suggested posts will be mixed throughout your primary feed, sometimes ahead of photos and videos from people you follow.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Poultry association to seek CBN’s intervention on maize procurement

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, has expressed its readiness to seek the CBN’s intervention in procuring maize, so as to reduce the cost of poultry feed in the country.

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World Sickle Cell Day: KESCA steps up effort to empower members in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Sickle Cell Association (KESCA) has commenced preparations to empower it members to be economically independent as part of efforts to make life comfortable for the over 2,000 members of the association in the state.
Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain, foremost among them the recent launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.

UN lauds Nigeria’s leading role in securing Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations (UN) has commended Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will continue to support the country and the region.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Insecurity in Nigeria hasn’t hindered development

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that his administration has fearlessly tackled insecurity headlong in the State and created an enabling climate for smooth delivery of quality development projects.
FILE PHOTO - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Paul Kagame: Talks underway with investors to make coronavirus vaccines in Africa

Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa are in talks with investors to start the production of coronavirus vaccines in Africa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Monday.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez: I’ve no regret joining Atletico Madrid

Suarez scored the goal that won Atletico Madrid the La Liga title, just a year after he was sold by rival FC Barcelona because he was “too old.”