Brazil Olympians to take anti-racism training

For the first time, Brazilians representing their country at the Olympics will undergo anti-racism training, in a bid to deal with a deep-rooted problem that has sometimes stained the world of sport. The Brazilian Olympic Committee launched the 30-hour online course this week, which will be mandatory for all 650 athletes, coaches, doctors, nutritionists, officials and other members of the country’s delegation to the Tokyo Games in July and August. Read Full Story

‘Drop your presidential bid, go for APC chairmanship’

Leader of the All Progressives Congress Council in the North-Central, Kassim Muhammad, has urged Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to drop his alleged presidential ambition to allow the zoning of the party’s chairmanship to the geopolitical zone. Muhammad, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, urged the national leadership of the APC to zone the ruling party’s chairmanship to the North-Central. Read Full Story

Imo attacks: You are too hasty in your decision, summon aggrieved parties – Ibegbu tells Buhari

Chuks Ibegbu, a former spokesman of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on President Buhari-led federal government to summon leaders of all agitating groups and discuss with them how to unite the nation. Ibegbu, who spoke during an interview on Thursday, also asked the government to give express orders to Fulani herders to stop terrorizing innocent Nigerians. Read Full Story

Decentralise police, power, judiciary now, El-Rufai tells FG

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has re-echoed his call for the establishment of state police, devolution of power to the component units and decentralization of the judicial system to tackle the exigencies of present times because Nigeria is at war with criminal and divisive elements bent on bringing the country to its knees. Read Full Story

Edo State and Ministry of Sports’ dispute over money mars ongoing 20th National Sports Festival

After a slew of delays, the 20th National Sports Festival finally kicked off on Friday, April 2, 2021, with a colorful opening ceremony at the renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. However, a disagreement between the host Edo State and the Ministry of Youth and Sports threatened to dim the enthusiasm around the game as the feedback from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) was that the games would be shut down at 12 pm on Thursday, April 8, because the state had not received any financial support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Read Full Story

Aisha is Presidency’s Voice of Conscience, Says Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has described the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, as a woman of deep convictions and feelings for what she believes in, saying she is the voice of conscience in the presidency. This is just as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) also described the president’s wife as an unusual first lady. Read Full Story

Imo govt, Okorocha clash over attacks

The Imo State government yesterday accused former Governor Rochas Okorocha of being behind Monday’s attacks on the police command headquarters and the correctional center. But the former governor urged Governor Hope Uzodimma to stop politicizing security matters. Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District, said Uzodimma should rather seek his counsel on how to deal with criminality. Read Full Story

Less Than 2% Of World’s COVID-19 Vaccines Administered In Africa – WHO

Less than two percent of the 690 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far globally have been in Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The United Nations health agency decried the situation where most of the African countries received vaccines only five weeks ago and in small quantities. Read Full Story

Beijing overtakes New York City as City with most billionaires in the world after bouncing back from Covid-19

Beijing now has more billionaires than any other city in the world after bouncing back quickly from Covid-19, according to the Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires List. The Chinese capital added 33 billionaires last year and now hosts 100, said the business magazine. This narrowly beats New York City, which hosts 99 and has previously held the top spot for seven years running. Read Full Story

APAPA BLOCKADE: Police, LATSMA pass buck over scuttling of e-Call Up system

THE relevant traffic agencies responsible for restoring sanity on the Apapa Oshodi expressway, yesterday, engaged in buck-passing over an alleged conspiracy to scuttle the electronic Call-Up system, as the gridlock worsened. Some truckers expressed displeasure over the misconduct of security personnel deployed to engender sanity in the traffic experienced in Apapa and environs by thwarting the current efforts. Read Full Story