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target=_blank rel=noopener>Odumakin: A patriot is gone – Igini
By Sunday Ani The Akwa-Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has joined the human rights community as well as other well meaning Nigerians to mourn the death of Yinka Odumakin. In a statement signed by Igini and made available to the Daily Sun, he described the late Odumakin as a patriot, saying the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Easter: Esan group gives succour to less privileged in Uromi
From Tony Osauzo, Benin A group, Uromi Like Minds Initiatives (ULMI), yesterday, in the spirit of Easter celebration, donated assorted food items to less privileged individuals and groups in Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State. Chairman of the group, Sylvester Abumere Ekpen, said it made the donation as
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Federal, States must make more efforts in tackling banditry – Rev Pam
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) and Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam said Federal and States Government need to make more commitment in tackling banditry kidnapping and other criminalities in the country. He expressed Joy that the country under President Muhammadu Buhari is
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Odumakin lived, died for a better Nigeria – Nwodo
From Jude Chinedu, Enugu The national coordinator, Southern and Middle Belt Leadership Forum (SMBLF), Chief Nnia Nwodo, has described the late spokesman of Pan Yoruba body, the Afenifere, Chief Yinka Odumakin, as a man who dedicated his life for a better Nigeria. Chief Nwodo who is the immediate past President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ekiti CAN preaches peace, tolerance among religious groups at Easter
From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ekiti State chapter, has felicitated with Christians in the state on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, emphasized the need for continual tolerance and peace among all religious adherents in the state. In a Easter message made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>El-rufai orders arrest, prosecution of anyone caught negotiating with bandits on his behalf
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-rufai has ordered the arrest, prosecution of anyone caught negotiating with bandits on behalf of his government. In a statement by his Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the governor made it clear that there is no intermediaries appointed by him to negotiate with
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Digital technologies efficient in sustaining social, economic development – CPN president
By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos The President and Chairman of the Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), Professor Charles Uwadia, has disclosed that digital technologies have proven to be efficient in sustaining social and economic developments. According to him, during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital technologies played an indispensable role in sustaining social and economic
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Niger Insecurity: Bandits sack Allawa Community, rustle several cattle, sheep
From John Adams, Minna With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen. The gunmen who were said to be numbering about 100, arrived the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Igbo wasting time about 2023 presidency – Bishop Onugha
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi The Bishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Onitsha Diocese, Rt Rev Livinus Onugha, has urged the Igbo to remove their minds from electing a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 ‘because the possibility is not there.’ The bishop, in his Easter message, questioned why Igbos could be sincerely allowed to produce a
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Odumakin championed good governance – Afolabi-Akiyode
From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Dr Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode, has commiserated with the family of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesperson of pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, who died on Saturday of COVID-19 complications, describing him as activist who championed good governance. Afolabi-Akyode, in a statement, prayed for God to grant him eternal
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target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Saints fight back to beat Burnley
Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley and claim a crucial three points in the battle for Premier League survival. The two sides came into the game level on 33 points and Burnley charged in front in a thrilling first half at a sunny St Mary’s Stadium, reports Reuters. Chris Wood fired
target=_blank rel=noopener>Taiwan minister accepts responsibility for train crash as questions mount
Taiwan’s transport minister said on Sunday he would not shirk his responsibility for a deadly train crash even as his resignation offer was rejected amid growing questions over safety lapses that could have contributed to the disaster. In the island’s worst rail accident in seven decades, 51 people have been confirmed dead after a
target=_blank rel=noopener>US administers 161.7m doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC
…stops AstraZeneca vaccine production The United States has administered 161,688,422 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 207,866,645 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The tally is for Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson’S vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, the agency said.
target=_blank rel=noopener>France sees further rise in COVID-19 intensive care patients
France reported on Saturday that 5,273 people were in intensive care units (ICU) for COVID-19, a rise of 19 from the previous day, as the country entered its third national lockdown to help combat the pandemic. The government had been trying to keep the lid on new COVID cases with curfews and regional measures
target=_blank rel=noopener>Cubans stage caravan to protest US trade embargo, sanctions
Hundreds of Cubans took to Havana’s famous seaside drive on Sunday in a colorful caravan of cars, motorcycles and bicycles to demand the United States lift its 60-year-old embargo on the Caribbean island nation. The caravan was part of a weekend of small protests and caravans in more than 50 cities around the
target=_blank rel=noopener>France cuts economic growth forecast to 5% amid lockdown
The French economy will expand by 5% in 2021, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview, as a third lockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a downward revision in the previous government forecast for 6% growth. The new forecast was prudent, Le Maire said in comments published on
target=_blank rel=noopener>Facebook data on more than 500m accounts found online
Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is, reports
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Liverpool defeat shocks Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted he was “in shock” after his side were outclassed in a 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. Arteta’s side barely laid a glove on the visitors and were undone by two second-half goals by Diogo Jota and one by Mohamed Salah, although the margin
target=_blank rel=noopener>Euro roundup: Neymar sees red as Lille beat PSG while Bayern sink Leipzig
*Real Madrid warm up for Liverpool with win over Eibar *Goretzka hits Bayern winner; Frankfurt beat Dortmund Lille leapfrogged Paris St-Germain to grab the lead in Ligue 1 on Saturday after Jonathan David found the back of the net in a 1-0 win over the French champions, who had Neymar sent off in the last minute. The Canada
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Liverpool brush aside Arsenal to boost top-four hopes
*Man City four wins from title with win at Leicester *Jagielka own goal gives Leeds win over Sheff Utd *Sensational West Brom humble Chelsea Portugal forward Diogo Jota came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool claimed a third successive away win with a comfortable victory against lacklustre Arsenal. Liverpool hemmed the Gunners into
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