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2023: Insecurity can’t stop S/East from producing president – Sen. Ogba

The Peoples Democratic Party Senator representing Ebonyi Central, Obinna Ogba has said that recent killings in Ebonyi and other southeastern states will not deter the zone from producing the next President for the country.

Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned Western powers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs.

Police chase away bandits, recover stolen goats, motorcycles in Katsina

Police operatives on Tuesday repelled bandit attacks in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Police arrest 4 kidnap suspects, recover cash, guns in Adamawa

The Police Command in Adamawa has apprehended four suspected kidnappers who reside in Garwayel Village of Hong Local Government Area of the state.

Rights commission receives 276 cases in Kano

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, says it has received 276 cases from January to March, 2021 in Kano State.

Oduduwa Republic: What will be the fate of Yoruba Muslims, MURIC asks Igboho, others

The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, has expressed concern over the fate of Yoruba Muslims if South-western Nigeria ceded to form Odudua Republic.

Comedian Ada Jesus dies after kidney failure

Nigerian comedienne Ada Jesus has died following a kidney ailment and her fallout with popular preacher Chukwuemeka Odumejeje.

Reigning Mrs World resigns, as first runner up takes over

The international Mrs. World Inc. Organisation, says it has accepted the resignation of 2020 Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, a Sri Lankan national, after she decided to hand over her crown.

COVID-19: Indian govt waives import duty on antiviral drug

India’s federal government on Wednesday announced that it had waived the import duty on Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral drug, to provide affordable medical care...

Germany welcomes July date for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

The German military is planning a more rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan than previously planned, the Defence Ministry informed parliament said on Wednesday, according to information received by dpa.

COVID-19: China administers over 200m vaccine doses

China has administered more than 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses nationwide, a health official told a news conference on Wednesday.

Typhoon’s toll hits 7 in Philippines as missing shipmates found dead

Four crew members of a cargo ship that ran aground amid a typhoon in the Philippines were found dead on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the cyclone to seven, officials said.

7 wounded in Afghan car bomb – Official

At least six members of the Afghan security forces and one civilian were wounded in an explosion in Kabul, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Pro-Navalny protesters to hit streets across Russia

Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand that he receive life-saving medical care.

South Korea moves to pardon to 2 jailed ex-presidents

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday reaffirmed his prudent approach toward the issue of whether to grant special pardons to two imprisoned former presidents, Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye.

COVID-19: India records 2,020 deaths in single day

India has recorded 2,020 COVID-19-related deaths in a single day, as the country continued its attempts to control the latest wave of the pandemic...

Of EFCC’s negligence and Ganduje/Tinubu’s hunting of journalists, by Mohammed Yakubu

Before whipping the compromised EFCC for its myopic anti-corruption crusade, torchlighligting the cruelty and threats meted on Nigerian journalists (Jaafaar Jaafar and Ayoola Babalola)...

Saudi Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno, Yobe...

Petrol queues: Kyari briefs Buhari, says scarcity will end in hours’ time

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queue across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.

Lagos Airport security returns lost bag containing N2.35m to passenger

The Aviation Security, AVSEC, personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal two, MMA2, has returned a bag containing N2.35 million and other vital documents to Uyo-bound passenger, George Etuk.

Every Nigerian will have access to safe COVID-19 vaccines, FG assures

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of access to safe coronavirus vaccines to stem the pandemic.

UN rights experts demand proof of life for captured Dubai princess

UN human rights experts on Tuesday demanded proof of life and clear information on the whereabouts of Princess Latifa, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler,...

South Korean Embassy in Indonesia shuts down over virus concerns

The South Korean Embassy in Indonesia has shut down temporarily after the ambassador tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, on Tuesday.

Obaseki pays N1.5m medical bills for 3 albinos

The Edo Government has released N1.5 million to offset the medical bills of three Persons with Albinism, PWA, suffering from skin cancer in the state.

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