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APC chieftain asks President Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Otunba Olusegun Agbalajobi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently declare a state of emergency on security in the country.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle to contain blaze on South Africa’s Table Mountain

South African emergency workers have started evacuating three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town city as a wildfire fanned by strong winds continues to burn out of control along Table Mountain, city officials said on Monday.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Table Mountain wildfire threatens South African university

A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate on Sunday, as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze and firefighters used helicopters to water-bomb the area.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

PDP governors urges President Buhari to stem ethnic, religious tension

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of utmost urgency, stem the tide of endless ethnic and religious tension spreading like wildfire in the country.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp dismisses rumours he will quit Liverpool

Suggestions had spread like wildfire on Merseyside over the weekend that Klopp was set to resign as manager following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester, a result which leaves the reigning champions on a run of just two wins from nine Premier League matches.
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa says every Ghanaian should ignore any comments and unverified information spreading like wildfire.

Ghana election: Ignore rumours of election irregularities – EC

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa says every Ghanaian should ignore any comments and unverified information spreading like wildfire.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Minister mocks CNN over clarification of ‘massacre’ tweet

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has excoriated Cable News Network (CNN) for exhibiting panic over its reports on the Lekki Toll Gate incident by seeking to clarify its tweet some 35 days later where it denied it never attributed the death toll of 38 to Amnesty International.
Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup - Getty Images

Mayor of Naples wants to name stadium after Diego Maradona

The passing of Maradona shocked the whole world. Europe is undoubtedly the most hit place by the death of the ex-Napoli number 10, the city that could name the stadium after the Argentine.
A wildfire has killed two people west of the Algerian capital, the emergency services said Saturday, one of a spate of seasonal blazes to hit the north African country.

Wildfire kills two in Algeria

A wildfire has killed two people west of the Algerian capital, the emergency services said Saturday, one of a spate of seasonal blazes to hit the north African country.
Anthony Van Dyck- the Derby winner has sadly died after breaking down in the Melbourne Cup. Mark Cranham

Melbourne Cup horse dies after mid-race breakdown

English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck was euthanised Tuesday after breaking down during the Melbourne Cup, the seventh horse since 2013 to die at the race.
A rare lightning storm crackles in Santa Cruz, California, on Sunday morning. Shmuel Thaler-AP

Massive wildfire spawns fire tornadoes in Northern California

A massive wildfire in Northern California spawned rotating columns of flames Saturday, prompting forecasters to issue a rare fire-related tornado warning.
Enyimba Theophilus Afelokhai

NPFL: Enyimba goalkeeper backs club owners decision

Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Affelokhai has backed the suggestion of the Club Owners on ending the league and declaring continental representatives for the country.
Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.
Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape: Biodun Fatoyinbo accuses Timi, Busola Dakolo of conspiracy, falsehood

Embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has launched a fightback over allegations that he raped celebrity photographer Mrs. Busola Dakolo some 16 years ago.
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One killed, two injured as firefighting helicopter crashes

A South Korean firefighting helicopter crashed into a river in Seoul on Saturday, killing one and injuring two others on board, rescue authorities said.
Finding out the gender of his new baby was supposed to be one of the most exciting days of Dennis Dickey’s life – it quickly turned out to be “one of the worst.”

US gender reveal party ends in massive wildfire

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! But for an off-duty border patrol officer in the US state of Arizona, it ended up being a massive wildfire sparked by a gender reveal party that went awry.
A man mourns during a vigil for victims of the Camp fire at First Christian Church in Chico, California on November 18, 2018. (Photo by Josh Edelson - AFP)

Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire

The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said, after a vigil to honour the victims.
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Number of people missing in California fire jumps to over 1,000

The number of people listed as missing in a northern California wildfire jumped past 1,000 as searchers found the remains of eight more victims on the eve of President Donald Trump’s trip to witness the devastation.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Gunmen kidnap UNIJOS lecturer in Plateau

It was gathered that Ella, with the Department of Theatre Arts in the institution, was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday by gunmen who attacked his residence located at Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state

ISWAP says Boko Haram leader is dead

Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) said in an audio recording obtained by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s GDP to grow by $3 billion on import reduction

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who, at the weekend, advocated for import substitution, noted that the importation of petroleum products alone makes up about 25 per cent of annual imports aside from other products that are high import.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arrested for ‘killing’, ‘butchering’ lady for ritual

The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, while parading the suspect on Friday, said Oyeduntan and his friend, identified as Akin known as O-clumsy (Alupaida) beheaded the yet-to-be identified lady at the quarry area of Apomu.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari: I will ensure security, welfare of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.