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Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

George Floyd killer asks for new trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial.

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Arsene Wenger backs Zinedine Zidane for France job

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has thrown his weight behind Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, as a possible next strategist of the France national team.

West Ham vice-chairman: Refereeing in the Premier League worse than ever

Writing in her column in the Sun, Hammers vice-chairman Brady said: “The Stockley Park mob, blinking in front of an array of screens, may get more offsides right although, goodness knows, they often do so to the fury of people who don’t see any sense in arms or shirt sleeves being involved.

‘Drug trafficker’ nabbed at Lagos airport excretes 97 wraps of cocaine

A 47-year-old drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on national chairman, NWC

The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday, passed a vote of confidence on the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Niger Delta group supports Ijaw youths on demand for inauguration of NDDC board

The Niger Delta Peoples Forum has thrown its weight behind the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) over the demand for the inauguration of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar renews call for state of emergency on education

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has renewed his call for a state of emergency to be declared on the country’s education sector.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: ‘Forces of evil’ planning to release doctored video against me

Nigeria’s minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has said that there are plans by “forces of evil” to release doctored videos to further damage his reputation.
Edouard Mendy admits to experiencing a “difficult time” at Chelsea, with the Senegal international goalkeeper finding himself caught up in a collective dip that has delivered more managerial change.

Edouard Mendy: My mum cried when I got Marseille offer

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has recollected his journey to stardom, including how his mother let down tears of joy after finally securing a move to Marseille B.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Anambra election: APC warned against relying on federal might

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra, Chief Ekene Enefe, says the party has bright chances to win the Nov.6 governorship poll in the state but must work hard.

‘Illegal detention’: Court dismisses journalist’s N110 million suit against minister

A journalist and publisher of Power Steering magazine, Oga Uhia, has lost his N110 million fundamental rights enforcement suit he instituted against the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, and police authorities, following his last year’s detention at the instance of the minister.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

APC: President Buhari’ll soon deal with criminals, sponsors

The All Progressives Congress on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, will soon deal with those behind Nigeria’s growing insecurity.
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APC: We‘ll not allow Imo turn to a killing field

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday in Abuja, said it would not allow some persons and interests to turn Imo to a killing field.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC condemns attack on Imo governor’s home

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the attack by hoodlums on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

AUPCTRE backs JUSUN, ASUP strike actions, urges government to accede demands

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has thrown it weight behind the ongoing strike actions embarked upon by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Parliamentary Staff Union of Nigeria (PASAN) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), urging the Federal Government to urgently accede to the demands of the unions.

NDLEA seized N10 billion heroin, khat at Lagos, Kano airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano have intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over N10billion.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Official: Dennis Amachree not speaking for DSS on Isa Pantami

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS) has disowned reasons adduced for its alleged failure to reveal alleged link of Malam Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to terrorism before his confirmation as minister in 2019 adduced by one of its former officer, Dennis Amachree.
Jesse Lingard's third goal in four league games was initially disallowed for offside against Pablo Fornals.

Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles

England and Manchester United man Jesse Lingard has opened up on the extent of his mental health struggles in a revealing interview with new entertainment show Presenting.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate okays fresh $1.5 billion, €995 million loans

The senate has approved fresh external loans of $1.5bn and €995m for the federal government.

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Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Current NDDC structure incapable of developing South-South

Edo State’s Governor Godwin Obaseki has reiterated the call for the restructuring of the Niger Delta Development Commission, stressing that such would drive the development of the South-South region.

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A police officer uses pepper spray against demonstrators as they attempt to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day, during a nationwide "full closure" imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion, in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish police detain hundreds at lockdown May Day marches

Turkish police detained 212 demonstrators after scuffles broke out at May Day marches on Saturday amid a coronavirus-related curfew, according to the Istanbul governor’s office and Reuters witnesses.
Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday.

Fikayo Tomori’s AC Milan switch ‘in doubt’ after series of costly errors

Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori has nearly blown his chance of making his loan to AC Milan permanent, according to reports.
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Ogun council poll: OGSIEC releases timetable

The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) in its released timetable for the elections into the offices of Chairmen and Councillors in the twenty local government areas of the state, stated it will hold on Saturday 24 July, 2021.

JUSUN strike: NBA to engage relevant stakeholders

As the industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters its fifth week, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has resolved to engage relevant stakeholders on financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

Lagos: Seven die in auto crash on Lekki-Epe Express road

At least seven people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Lekki-Epe Express Road, Lagos.