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Latest news in Nigeria, April 21 2024: Top 10 headlines for Sunday

By Lawrence Agbo
April 21, 2024

Welcome to the AllNews Morning roundup! Check out today's top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for Sunday, April 21, 2024, on www.allnews.ng and stay updated on local and global news.

Army troops eliminate terrorists in Borno, Nasarawa, recover weapons

The Nigerian Army revealed on Saturday that its troops successfully undertook clearing and search operations in Borno and Nasarawa States, resulting in the deaths of terrorists and the seizure of weaponry.

In a statement released on its X handle on Saturday, the Army stated that the operations were carried out on April 19 in coordination with hybrid forces in Kana Village, Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, and areas of Nasarawa State. Read more here.


FA Cup: Chelsea must improve, cut gap to Man City — Pochettino

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino cut a frustrated figure on Saturday evening as he reflected on his team's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the semifinals of the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.


Bernardo Silva's 84th-minute goal delivered the blow to the Blues and ensures City will face either Manchester United or Coventry City in the final. Read more here.

President Tinubu reacts as Tunde Onakoya breaks chess Guinness record

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya for setting a new world record and demonstrating Nigeria's persistence, self-belief, and innovation on a worldwide scale.

In a press statement published today (Saturday) by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu stated that Onakoya set a new Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon by playing for more than 58 hours and winning every game. Read more here.

NNPP chieftain credits Kwankwaso for party's prominence

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano State, Malam Hisham Habib has credited the entry of the national leader and presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 elections, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, with propelling the party into prominence more than ever before.

As a former Kano State chairman of the party, Habib, who has been both a member and a witness to the party's activities before and after Kwankwaso's arrival with his supporters, expressed his discontent with the statements attributed to the party's founder. Read more here.


Nigerian found guilty in US for $12m online fraud scheme

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has announced that Oluseun Omole, a Nigerian residing in Texas, has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud American citizens through online schemes.

In a statement issued by the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District, Williams revealed that Omole was involved in a consumer electronics scam, resulting in defrauding citizens of goods valued at over $12 million. Read more here.

Alake backs Oyo govt's plans to obtain mining licenses

The Nigeria Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake has backed plans by the Oyo State government to obtain mining licenses.

While reiterating the Ministry’s support for sub-national entities in the country to develop the sector, the Minister emphasised that cooperation with states will develop the mining industry value-chain and promote value addition for maximum beneficiation to host communities. Read more here.

Arsenal beat Wolves, back at Premier League summit

Leandro Trossard and Martin Ordegaard were the scorers as Arsenal romped to a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers Saturday evening to climb back to the top of the Premier League.


Mikel Arteta's side smarting from their Champions League elimination midweek took advantage of Manchester City's FA Cup commitments to temporarily reassert leadership at the top of the table. Read more here.

EFCC commences investigation into 11 oil thieves, vessel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the commencement of an investigation into 11 suspected oil thieves and one vessel, MT SAISNIL II, apprehended by the Nigerian Navy.

Dele Oyewole, spokesperson for the commission, confirmed this development in a statement released on Saturday. Read more here.

Gunmen abduct RCCG clergyman, others in Oyo

On Thursday, kidnappers targeted Pastor Olugbenga Olawore of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) along with other passengers in a 14-seater commercial bus travelling from Ipapo town in Oyo State to Lagos State.

Pastor Olawore, who recently mourned the loss of his mother in February, currently serves at RCCG, Heavens Gate Parish, Lagos Province 73, situated along Agbara-Lusada Road, Ogun State. Read more here.

Mike Tyson's infamous 'bite fight' wins poll for most shocking sporting moment in history

Mike Tyson's infamous ear bite of Evander Holyfield in the June 28, 1997, world heavyweight boxing classic renamed 'the bite fight' has been voted by Britons in a survey highlighting the five sport's shocking moments in history.

The survey comes ahead of Tyson's July 18  fight against YouTuber Jake Paul, his return to the boxing ring after nearly four years ago. Read more here.

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