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Kim K. not happy she failed baby bar exam 

American reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, is not happy she failed the baby bar exam a second time. Kim who is passionate about becoming a lawyer, spoke about her struggles to pass her first-year law exam, during an emotional season finale of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK)’. The reality TV star filed for divorce from Kanye West in February, after seven years of marriage.

Twitter doesn't need to have office in Nigeria to pay taxes - Andy Obuoforibo

Policy analyst Andy Obuoforibo says Twitter does not need to have an office in Nigeria to pay taxes. Now this comes as Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed insists that one of the conditions to suspend the ban would see Twitter registering and paying taxes in Nigeria. But speaking on our sister station Nigeria Info’s “Hard Fact”, Obuoforibo insists that there is already an existing framework to ensure Twitter pays taxes.

NANS pull out of June 12 nationwide protests

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has pulled out of the June 12 nationwide protests. Its reason is over safety concerns and fears that politicians may hijack the protests. 
The association has also dissociated itself from what it calls “secessionist campaigns” and the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaigns, which are allegedly scheduled for tomorrow as well. 
Meanwhile, June 12th is Democracy Day and the government has declared Monday a public holiday to commemorate the event which falls on the weekend.

School abduction reported again in Kaduna

Another school abduction has been reported in Kaduna.
This time, students and lecturers were taken during the invasion of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria on Thursday night.
The number of abducted students is yet to be ascertained.
One student died from gunshot wounds sustained during the raid.
Public Relations Officer of the school, Abdallah Shehu, confirmed the incident without giving further details.

Nigeria records 45 new infections from Covid-19

The death-toll  from the coronavirus has remained at 2,117 for more than two days as Nigeria recorded 45 new infections from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, on Friday, noted that the new cases were recorded in five states. 
The NCDC noted that the country had so far tested more than 2.18 million persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced in February 27, 2021.
The agency said the total number of infections in the country is slightly above 167,000, while more than 163,000 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Burna Boy receives Grammy Award plaque

Afrobeat singer, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy, has received the plaque for his Best Global Music Album - Twice as Tall - at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
The singer made the announcement on Instagram, with photos and a video clip holding the plaque.
Burna left a footnote in the post he made on the Gram where he thanked God, adding that he's a product of sacrifice.

Super Falcons suffer 0-1 defeat to Jamaica

The Super Falcons have lost their first game at the ongoing Four-nation tournament in the United States after a 0-1 defeat to Jamaica.
Deneisha Blackwood got the only goal of the game in the 51st minute at the BBVA stadium in Houston..
The match is the first time the Super Falcons will play Jamaica's Reggae Girlz.
Nigeria's next game will be against Portugal on Sunday before a clash against world champions, U.S on June 16.

Buhari gives directives regarding upward review of Police salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has given directives for the upward review of Police salaries and benefits.
The President made the disclosure during a one-day visit to Lagos where he inaugurated various projects.
President Buhari also commended the leadership of the police for their efforts and reforms being implemented in the area of police pensions.
He also charged the Inspector General of Police to leave no stone unturned in the rebuilding of the morale of his officers and men.

FG declares Monday, June 14 as a public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government.
The minister congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts to ensure a united and prosperous nation.

2 former heads of state join meeting on pressing issues of national unity, security

Two former heads of state were also involved in issues of national security on Thursday. 
Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalaam Abubakar joined some traditional and religious leaders for an exploratory meeting on pressing issues of national unity, security, economic revitalisation, peace and integration in the nation's capital, Abuja. 
The closed-door meeting, which lasted about nine hours, was also attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, the Ooni of Ife, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, among other eminent personalities.
At the end of the meeting, former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, told reporters that a communique on the outcome will be issued shortly.