Ex-police officer, Kim Potter arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death

The former Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop has been arrested in connection with his death. Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul, officials said on Wednesday, April 14. Read Full Story

Queen Elizabeth bans military uniform for royals at Prince Philip’s funeral following debate about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew can wear uniforms

Queen Elizabeth II has ordered that no royal should wear a military uniform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Prince Harry had faced the humiliating prospect of being the only senior male in the royal family who won’t wear the military uniform after losing his honorary ranks. Harry, 36, was stripped of his three military titles when he quit royal duty with his wife Meghan. Read Full Story

United States launches $3million food security challenge in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge. With this challenge, USAID will offer $3million in funding and technical assistance to youth-led companies and mid-stage companies (those having an existing customer base of more than 1,000 people) in Nigeria in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria’s agri-food systems. Read Full Story

Obaseki’s Claim On Printing Of N60bn Is Untrue, Says Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning Zainab Ahmed has debunked claims by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki that the Central Bank of Nigeria printed an additional N50 Billion to 60 Billion to make up for state allocations. The Minister said this on Wednesday at a briefing after the 41st virtual Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the State House. Read Full Story

Chibok Abduction: Release Of Schoolgirls Is Work In Progress, Says Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, reiterated its commitment to securing the release of the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, saying rescue efforts is a work in progress and reassured parents and all concerned citizens that the safe return of the students “remain constantly on the minds of government as they are always on the minds of their parents.” Read Full Story

2023: APC debunks ‘fake’ zoning list, says party focused on delivering mandate

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, has on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed as fake, a list in circulation purporting to be the resolution of the party on the zoning arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Read Full Story

Fayose: how Southwest PDP congress poll was rigged

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday described the recent Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress as a scam. He alleged that the congress held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was rigged. Fayose alluded to intimidation, manipulation, violence, and vote counting discrepancies, which he attributed to the Collation Officer, Senator Chris Anyanwu. Read Full Story

PDP Mobilises Tambuwal, Obaseki, Saraki to Stop Ayade’s Planned Defection

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mobilized Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the party’s reconciliation committee headed by a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to persuade the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, to rethink plans to defect from the main opposition party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Read Full Story

EFCC arrests ex-A’Ibom commissioner over N1.4bn fraud, keeps Okorocha

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko. Nwoko, an alleged accomplice in the N1.4bn money laundering charge against Paul Usoro, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association had been at large for over two years. Read Full Story

States face cash crunch, salaries swallow revenues, Federal Govt seeks more funds

Two top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari regime on Wednesday indicated that the country urgently needed more funds to run the government and provide basic amenities for Nigerians. Although the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with the State House correspondents faulted a claim by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed between N50bn and N60bn in March, she said there was a need to improve revenue to run the government. Read Full Story