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Woman seeks divorce over husband’s drunkenness, refusal to pray

A woman, Hassana Angyan, on Tuesday begged a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court to dissolve her marriage to Shuaibu Abdullahi over his drunkenness, refusal to pray and battery. Angyan told the court that she got married to Mr Abdullahi 30 years ago under Islamic Law. The marriage produced six children.…

Zuber's equalizer for Switzerland against Brazil

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed…

Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter flying to Moscow for World Cup

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, will fly to Moscow on Tuesday, his spokesman told Reuters. Blatter plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and watch Portugal play Morocco in a World Cup match, the spokesman said. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, is currently serving a…

Taliban Militants

Taliban kills Afghanistan security forces days after ceasefire

Two days after the end of a three-day ceasefire, Taliban attacks in two checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province have left at least nine members of the country’s security forces dead, officials said Tuesday. Provincial councillors Aminullah Ayaddin and Amruddin Wali told dpa that Taliban militants stormed two security checkposts…

Japan’s royal family visits Russia first time since 1916

Japan’s Princess Takamado was seen by a Reuters witness in the Russian city of Saransk, where she will watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup later on Tuesday. She is the first member of Japan’s royal family to visit Russia since 1916, the Kyodo news agency reported.…

Harry Kane Goal (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Two refugees killed in Uganda clash while watching World Cup

The police said two South Sudan refugees were killed in an ethnic clash while watching a World Cup football match on television at Tika Zone, Rhion Refugee Settlement. Josephine Angucia, police spokesperson for the West Nile region, said in a statement that two Dinka tribesmen were killed in clashes with…

Tariff War: China replies U.S. on new Trump threat

China will fight back firmly with “qualitative” and “quantitative” measures if the U.S. publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods, the commerce ministry said, accusing the U.S. of initiating a trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 per cent tariff on $200…

Trump and Kim

Kim Jong Un visits Beijing, likely to brief Xi on meeting with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise. This is Mr Kim’s third trip to…

Trump threatens additional $200 billion in tariffs on China

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods in a revenge trade row with China. Mr Trump threatened that the 10 tariffs would come into effect if China “refuses to change its practices." Mr Trump, in a statement, said “this…

Scene of the bomb explosion

U.S. mourns victims of Damboa attacks in Borno

The U.S. has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the attacks on Saturday night in Damboa, Borno in North Eastern Nigeria by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists. The U.S., in a statement by Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said it stood firm with Nigeria in…

UN slams U.S. border policy separating migrant children, parents

The UN has described as ‘unconscionable’, the U.S. border policy of forcibly separating migrant children from parents. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, defended the rights of migrant and refugee children. The UN chief did not, however, single out the U.S. but made…

Plane carrying Saudi football team develops engine fault mid-air

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said on Monday its national football team landed safely in the Russian city of Rostov. This came after what it described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines of the plane flying the team to the Russian city. Videos shared on social…

WHO tags video game addiction ‘mental disorder’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual released on Monday. The UN health agency said video game addiction should now officially read ‘gaming disorder’. “For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern…

Over 500,000 people killed annually by small arms – UN study

More than 500,000 people are killed annually by revolvers, pistols, assault rifles, machine guns and other similar weapons, a new UN report, ‘Small Arms Survey’, has found. UN Chef de Cabinet Maria Viotti said the small arms and light weapons, which ended up on battlefields or urban streets and elsewhere,…

Rains

NiMet predicts rain in Lagos, Abuja, others Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted possible thunderstorms over the central cities of the country, including Abuja, Jos, Lafia, Minna, Bida, Makurdi, Lafia and Ibi later in the day on Tuesday. Other cities listed are Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Jalingo and Mambilla Plateau, Ilorin and Ibbi in Taraba. NiMet’s Weather…

Gov Wike

Wike swears in 23 new council chairmen, charges them on accountability

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has charged the 23 newly elected council chairmen to prudently utilise council funds to pay workers’ salaries and fight insecurity in their areas. Mr Wike gave the charge on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital while swearing in the chairmen who emerged victorious…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Photo credit: thewillnigeria.com)

Abia targets N1 billion IGR

Chief Udochukwu Ogbonna, the Executive Chairman, Abia Board of Internal Revenue, has said that the agency is targeting to make N1 billion internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by 2019. Mr Ogbonna said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Umuahia, the state capital. He…

Scene of the bomb explosion

UN condoles with Nigeria over Borno attacks

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday night attacks in Damboa, Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid el-Fitr celebrations. The UN chief expressed his condolences to the affected families and to the Government and people of Nigeria and wished those injured a swift recovery. According to reports,…

Map of Italy

1500 Nigerians in Italian prisons – Envoy

The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Mr Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said the number was huge. “In Italy we have about 1500 Nigerians in jail for…

Permanent Voter Cards

353,262 registrants yet to collect PVCs in Ekiti – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) said on Monday a total of 563, 051 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) have been collected by registered voters in Ekiti State, 27 days to the governorship election. The election holds on July 14. Spokesperson of the commission in the state, Taiwo Gbadegesin, told News…

Zamfara governor directs traditional rulers to file detailed reports on security

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has directed the 17 emirs in the state to immediately file detailed reports on the security situation in their domains. The governor said on Monday while receiving Sallah homage from the emirs of Kaura-Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Zurmi, that the emirs should immediately convene stakeholders…

J-10 Jet fighter. [Photo: Airforce Technology]

Air Force begins aerial bombardment of Zamfara bandits

The Nigerian Air Force commenced aerial bombardments on Monday, in a joint military offensive to end the banditry in Zamfara communities. The Commander of the 207 Quick Response Group of the air force, Caleb Olayera, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Gusau. He was speaking after taking delivery…

Nigerians lineup to board BRT buses used to illustrate the story

One killed in Lagos cult clash

A deadly clash by two rival cult groups has resulted to the death of an unidentified man at Alapere in Ketu, near Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) crime correspondent learnt that the incident took place at Modupe Street, off Kazeem Street in Alapere late on June 17. A…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Sallah: 11 die in Katsina road accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youth lost their lives in a road accident Sunday night while celebrating Sallah. Godwin Ngueku, the Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Katsina. Mr…

Nigeria begins pilot project for information system to support economy

Anthony Uwa, Head of Implementation, Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), says the Federal Government is committed to the implementation of the project as it commences the pilot phase in FCT. Mr Uwa told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the Federal Government and the service…