US Defense Secretary Urges ‘Immediate’ Ukraine Ceasefire In Call With Russian Counterpart

  US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine Friday in talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, but their first call since the war began resolved no immediate issues, the Pentagon said. Shoigu spoke with Austin at the Pentagon chief’s request for about an hour, their first direct discussion since February 18, six … Continue reading US Defense Secretary Urges ‘Immediate’ Ukraine Ceasefire In Call With Russian Counterpart

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Turkey Opposes NATO Membership For Finland, Sweden

  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey did not have a “positive opinion” on Finland and Sweden joining NATO, throwing up a potential obstacle for the nations’ membership bid.  The leader of NATO-member Turkey spoke ahead of expected confirmations from the Nordic nations on Sunday that they will apply to join the Western … Continue reading Turkey Opposes NATO Membership For Finland, Sweden

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Violence Clouds Jerusalem Funeral Of Al Jazeera Journalist

  Thousands of people packed Jerusalem’s tense Old City on Friday for the burial of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, after Israeli police stormed the start of the funeral procession. Television footage showed pallbearers struggling to stop Abu Akleh’s coffin from falling to the ground as baton-wielding police officers charged towards them, grabbing … Continue reading Violence Clouds Jerusalem Funeral Of Al Jazeera Journalist

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Deborah Samuel’s Killing: Tambuwal Meets Muslim Leaders, Bishop Kukah

  Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has met with a broad spectrum of Muslim leaders in the state to deliberate on the way to maintain peace and harmony amongst its citizens after a female student was killed on Thursday. He has also met with Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah among others. This … Continue reading Deborah Samuel’s Killing: Tambuwal Meets Muslim Leaders, Bishop Kukah

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Rivers Court Remands Lawmaker Granted Bail By Federal Court

  The prosecution of Mr Farah Dagogo for allegedly sponsoring cultism in Rivers State has taken a new twist, as a State High Court on Friday remanded him in a correctional centre. He was remanded by the court on Friday, a day after a Federal High Court on Thursday ordered that he should be released … Continue reading Rivers Court Remands Lawmaker Granted Bail By Federal Court

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Uzodimma, Buni Submit APC Presidential Forms For Senate President Lawan

  Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni on Friday submitted the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade also submitted his presidential forms at the APC secretariat in Abuja. READ ALSO: Don’t Take High Profile Defections To NNPP … Continue reading Uzodimma, Buni Submit APC Presidential Forms For Senate President Lawan

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UPDATED: Ngige Withdraws From Presidential Race

  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has withdrawn from the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. He announced his withdrawal from the contest in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ngige’s announcement followed a valedictory session held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital, … Continue reading UPDATED: Ngige Withdraws From Presidential Race

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Ronaldo, Mane Missing As EPL Unveils Player of The Season Nominees

  EA SPORTS on Friday unveiled nominees for the 2021/2022 Premier League Player of the Season award and surprising exclusions were Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s forward Sadio Mane. Ronaldo, who won the Premier League Player of the Month for April, and Mane – a key man in Liverpool’s quadruple-chasing side – did not … Continue reading Ronaldo, Mane Missing As EPL Unveils Player of The Season Nominees

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Buhari Condemns Deborah’s Killing In Sokoto, Calls For Impartial Investigation

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condemned the resort to self-help by a mob, resulting in violence, destruction, and killing of Miss Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State. Samuel, a second-year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was killed on Thursday following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the prophet of Islam. … Continue reading Buhari Condemns Deborah’s Killing In Sokoto, Calls For Impartial Investigation

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PDP Congratulates Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu At 60

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, as he marked his 60th birthday. PDP’s felicitation was contained in a statement on Friday signed by the party’s spokesman, Honourable Debo Ologunagba. “Senator Ekweremadu is a brilliant lawyer, resourceful administrator, seasoned legislator, and down-to-earth democrat who remains … Continue reading PDP Congratulates Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu At 60

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