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Wakili’s Arrest: Ibarapa Youths Protest At Governor’s Office, Demand Release Of OPC Members

  Some youths from the Ibarapa in Oyo State have protested the prolonged detention of some Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) members for their role in the arrest of Iskilu Wakili accused of violence against farmers and residents of Ibarapa. The youths who staged the protest at the Oyo State Government Secretariat in Ibadan, the state … Continue reading Wakili’s Arrest: Ibarapa Youths Protest At Governor’s Office, Demand Release Of OPC Members Read Full Story

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Politics

JUST IN: Buhari Receives New APC Members, Gbenga Daniel, Dimeji Bankole

  President Muhammadu Buhari has received newly defected All Progressives Congress (APC) members – Dimeji Bankole and Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel at the State House. They were accompanied by the Governor of Yobe State who is also the Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the APC, Jigawa, and Kebbi State governors … Continue reading JUST IN: Buhari Receives New APC Members, Gbenga Daniel, Dimeji Bankole Read Full Story

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Kaduna Abduction: Parents Protest, Give Govt 48-Hour Ultimatum To Rescue Students

  Parents of the 39 kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Federal Government and security agencies to facilitate the return of the abductees. They gave the ultimatum at a press briefing shortly before they staged a protest … Continue reading Kaduna Abduction: Parents Protest, Give Govt 48-Hour Ultimatum To Rescue Students Read Full Story

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Sports

Injured Pepe Out Of Portugal World Cup Qualifiers

  Pepe has withdrawn from Portugal’s first three upcoming World Cup qualifiers after suffering an injury in a league match for Porto, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said.  Sporting defender Luis Neto will take Pepe’s place in coach Fernando Santos’ squad, the FPF said in a statement on Sunday evening. Pepe was due to return to the Selecao … Continue reading Injured Pepe Out Of Portugal World Cup Qualifiers Read Full Story

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Sports

Chad Disqualified From Africa Cup Of Nations

  Chad were disqualified from 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Monday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said in a statement.  The move by the Cairo-based organisation follows the unexplained dissolution of the Chadian national football federation by the Sports Ministry in the Central African country. Chad were already bottom of qualifying Group … Continue reading Chad Disqualified From Africa Cup Of Nations Read Full Story

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World news

EU Approves Sanctions Over China, Myanmar Abuses

  EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday approved sanctions over abuses in China, Myanmar, and Russia, as the bloc expands measures targeting global rights breaches. The 27 nations are due to place four Chinese officials and one state-run entity on a blacklist over Beijing’s crackdown on the Uighur minority after ambassadors gave the … Continue reading EU Approves Sanctions Over China, Myanmar Abuses Read Full Story

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Zamfara Fire: Over 60 Shops Destroyed In TudunWada Market

  Properties worth millions of Naira and over 60 shops have been recorded destroyed following a Saturday midnight fire outbreak at the TudunWada Market, in Gusau, Zamfara State capital. The Chairman of the market, Lawali Bello told Channels Television that the inferno was caused by an electrical fault in one of the shops and it … Continue reading Zamfara Fire: Over 60 Shops Destroyed In TudunWada Market Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Paris Residents Flee As New COVID-19 Lockdown Looms

  Paris residents packed inter-city trains leaving the capital on Friday hours ahead of a new lockdown in the French capital imposed to combat a surge in coronavirus infections. The new restrictions, announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex late on Thursday, apply from midnight Friday to around a third of the country’s population affecting Paris … Continue reading Paris Residents Flee As New COVID-19 Lockdown Looms Read Full Story

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Sports

National Sports Festival: Minister Confirms New Date For Kick Off

  A new date has been confirmed for the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival to kick-off. The Ministers of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday confirmed April 2nd to April 14th as the new date. The Sports Minister made the announcement during a visit to the Edo State Government House in … Continue reading National Sports Festival: Minister Confirms New Date For Kick Off Read Full Story

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Pensioners Threaten Nationwide Protest, Give FG 21-Day Ultimatum

  Pensioners in Nigeria have threatened to embark on a nationwide protest giving the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum. The pensioners during a briefing at the nation’s capital, Abuja called on the Federal Government to implement the Consequential adjustment of pensions, arising from the implementation of the National minimum wage for Nigerian workers; hence they … Continue reading Pensioners Threaten Nationwide Protest, Give FG 21-Day Ultimatum Read Full Story

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Commercial Bus Drivers Kill LASTMA Officer, Beat Colleague To A Coma

  Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has condemned the murder of an officer of the agency, Obasu Segun Godwin and the assault on another officer, Adeniyi Hakeem, by a commercial bus driver and others at Anthony Area of Lagos State. General Manager of the Agency, Olajide Oduyoye, in a statement on Thursday said Godwin … Continue reading Commercial Bus Drivers Kill LASTMA Officer, Beat Colleague To A Coma Read Full Story

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Officer Shot Dead As Gunmen Attack, Burn Police Patrol Van In Anambra

  A police officer died of gunshot injuries on Thursday, following an attack on a police patrol team at Okacha Junction in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident, adding that another officer also sustained gunshot injuries during the attack. … Continue reading Officer Shot Dead As Gunmen Attack, Burn Police Patrol Van In Anambra Read Full Story

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30 Dead In Clashes Between Troops And Militia In East DR Congo

  Thirty people, including 11 civilians, have died in two days of fighting between government forces and a militia in the eastern DR Congo province of Ituri, the army said on Thursday. The area, located in the territory of Djugu, around 60 kilometres (35 miles) from Ituri’s capital Bunia, is rich in gold, and CODECO … Continue reading 30 Dead In Clashes Between Troops And Militia In East DR Congo Read Full Story

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World news

Putin Replies Biden’s ‘Killer’ Comment, Says It Takes One To Know One

  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked US President Joe Biden over his “killer” comment but said that Moscow would not sever ties with Washington over the spat. Speaking at an event marking seven years since Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Putin said Moscow would continue working with Washington but aimed a barb at the … Continue reading Putin Replies Biden’s ‘Killer’ Comment, Says It Takes One To Know One Read Full Story

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Osinbajo Proposes Public-Private Partnership As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructural deficit that the country is through Public-Private Partnership arrangements. The Vice-President disclosed this on Thursday at the virtual opening of a two-day retreat of the National Council on Privatisation & Commercialisation Act of 1999. “The only way to effectively address … Continue reading Osinbajo Proposes Public-Private Partnership As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit Read Full Story

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Politics

Imo North Senatorial Seat: Court Orders INEC To Issue Certificate Of Return To Ararume

  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to a certificate of return to Ifeanyi Ararume based on the result of December 5, 2020, Imo North Senatorial bye-election, having been declared as the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Justice Taiwo Taiwo who delivered the … Continue reading Imo North Senatorial Seat: Court Orders INEC To Issue Certificate Of Return To Ararume Read Full Story

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Politics

PDP Urges President Buhari, APC To Embark On Immediate Electoral Reform

  The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on immediate electoral reform that will guarantee free, fair, and transparent elections in 2023. National Chairman of the Party, Uche Secondus, disclosed this at a meeting held on Wednesday at PDP national … Continue reading PDP Urges President Buhari, APC To Embark On Immediate Electoral Reform Read Full Story

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Murder Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Police SWAT Arrest Three More Suspects

  Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of the former National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. The suspects were said to have been arrested by men of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team … Continue reading Murder Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Police SWAT Arrest Three More Suspects Read Full Story

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Niger Launches Power Station, Seeks To Ease Dependence On Nigeria’s Electricity

  Niger on Wednesday inaugurated an oil-fired power station in the capital Niamey, part of an initiative to ease its heavy dependence on energy from neighbouring country, Nigeria. The 89-megawatt facility is designed to provide backup for Niamey, the southern region of Dosso, and Tillaberi in the west in the event of a cut in … Continue reading Niger Launches Power Station, Seeks To Ease Dependence On Nigeria’s Electricity Read Full Story

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Kano Govt Confirms Four Dead, 284 Hospitalised Over ‘Strange Disease’

  Kano State Government has confirmed the death of four persons following the outbreak of a strange disease in about 10 Local Government Areas of the state. The State Commissioner of Health, Ibrahim Tsanyawa, told Channels Television that the index case of the disease drank from a borehole near a cemetery within the state capital. … Continue reading Kano Govt Confirms Four Dead, 284 Hospitalised Over ‘Strange Disease’ Read Full Story

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Ex-JAMB Registrar Professor Ojerinde Arrested Over Alleged N900m Fraud

  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. According to a statement signed on Wednesday by ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, the former JAMB Boss was … Continue reading Ex-JAMB Registrar Professor Ojerinde Arrested Over Alleged N900m Fraud Read Full Story

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World news

Biden Says He Agrees That Putin Is A ‘Killer’ 

  President Joe Biden said he agrees with the assessment that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is a “killer.” In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Wednesday, Biden said Putin would “pay a price” for trying to undermine his candidacy in the US 2020 election as alleged in a new US intelligence report. Asked … Continue reading Biden Says He Agrees That Putin Is A ‘Killer’  Read Full Story