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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.

Catholic Church seeks Nigerian government’s partnership to tackle climate change

The Catholic Bishop of the Abuja archdiocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the federal government to collaborate with the church to ensure a clean and healthy environment for Nigerians.
Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.

Former Germany star labels Cristiano Ronaldo a fool

Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.
Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain, foremost among them the recent launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.

UN lauds Nigeria’s leading role in securing Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations (UN) has commended Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will continue to support the country and the region.

Group advocates death penalty for looters of public funds

The Ndigbo Unity Forum worldwide, a non-governmental organisation, has advocated the death penalty for looters of public funds to eradicate the current spate of corruption in the country.
BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.

BBNaija: Dorathy lambasts Wathoni over ‘relationship’ with Ozo

BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU threatens another strike over non-payment of salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on an industrial action if the 13 months’ salaries of over 1,000 of its members across the country were not paid.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Cleric urges Ndigbo to forgive President Buhari’s ‘dot-in-circle’ remarks

The ministerial leader of the World Zionist Union in Southeast Nigeria, Prophet, Godfrey Gbujie, has called on Ndigbo to forgive the recent scathing remark of ‘a dot in a circle’ made against by President Muhammadu Buhari in a TV interview.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor unveils website to showcase achievements

The Kogi State government has launched an e-compendium, a special website to showcase the achievements, projects, news, and events of Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration.
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday explained why its Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, could not personally appear before a National Assembly (NASS) Joint Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

Dakuku Peterside: Nigerian youths need level playing field

The former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, says Nigeria does not need to reserve seats for women and youths at the national assembly.
APGA National Chairman Ozonkpu Victor Oye (Middle) and flanked by APC National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe (right) and National Chairman Allied People’s Movement, Yusuf Mamman Dantalle (left) at the 2nd Consultative Meeting between INEC and National Chairmen of Political Parties at the commission’s headquarters, Abuja

APGA conflict: Victor Oye recognised as authentic party chair by INEC

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozonkpu Victor Ike-Oye, was on Thursday given recognition as the authentic leader of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“The actions taken by the Chinese government have caused serious harm to the Australian wine industry,” Trade Minister Dan Tehan said at a press conference announcing the decision to lodge a formal dispute with the WTO.

Australia takes China to WTO over wine duties

Australia will take China before the World Trade Organization over Beijing’s imposition of crippling tariffs on Australian wine exports, it announced Saturday, in the latest sign of worsening tensions between the two countries.

Seyi Akinwunmi: NFF to begin prosecution of violent fans soon

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will soon begin prosecution of fans exhibiting hooliganism at match venues.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
UEFA on Thursday said that France defender Benjamin Pavard did "not lose consciousness" when he fell on his head during his team's Euro 2020 win over Germany.

UEFA: France’s Benjamin Pavard didn’t ‘lose consciousness’

Pavard said he was "a bit knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds" after challenging for the ball with Robin Gosens during France's 1-0 win on Tuesday. But UEFA said the report it received from the French team doctor suggested that was not the case.
A convicted Spanish cannibal who killed his mother, ate parts of her body and fed some of her to his dog has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Spanish man kills mother, eats her remains

28-year-old Alberto Sánchez Gómez was arrested after the police found body parts around his mother’s home. Some of these parts were found stored in plastic containers. According to him, his bizarre actions were a result of a psychotic episode.
Niran Adedokun

Who says Buhari is not in full control?

Last week, and in commemoration of the second year of his second term, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted interviews to two Nigerian television channels in quick succession.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government laments desertification

The federal government has lamented that desert encroachment is having a great toll on the nation as it has severely affected states which produce over 95 per cent of Nigeria’s livestock population.
The Director of the Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, gave the assurance when he briefed journalists on the ongoing operations across the country.

DHQ: We’re giving criminals close marking to restore peace

ABUJA – The Nigerian Military high Command, on Thursday, said that no criminal elements would escape its ongoing nationwide operations, to restore the peace, as troops were giving them close marking to either arrest or eliminate them.

Anambra election: Obiora Agbasimalo emerges Labour Party candidate

The technocrat turned politician was unanimously elected at the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, made this known to pressmen.
Copies of Next Digital's Apple Daily newspapers are seen at a newsstand in Hong Kong, China May 17, 2021. REUTERS-Lam Yik

HK’s Apple Daily newsroom raided by 500 officers over national security law

Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters' computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Thursday, the first case in which authorities have cited media articles as potentially violating the national security law.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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Portugal will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a clash against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday (today).

Euro 2020: Portugal seek perfect start vs Hungary

A Selecao will be determined to make a strong start on Tuesday considering the strength of Group F, but Hungary are now a team to be taken extremely seriously at this level of football.
As a result, the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited All-Share Index (ASI) rose 0.7 per cent to close at 39,170.95, just as market capitalisation rose N150.8 billion to close higher at N20.4 trillion.

NGX suspends trading in GTBank shares ahead of holdco transition

The Nigerian Exchange has halted trading in the shares of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc, as the bank moves to its transition to a holding company.

UTME candidates laud JAMB for hitch-free CBT

Some candidates and centre officials for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have lauded the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for the hitch-free conduct of the examination.

INEC releases time-table for Ekiti, Osun elections

Determined to remove every obstacles on its way to conduct free, fair and credible elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja announced the dates for the conduct of two off- season elections in Ekiti and Osun states billed for 2022.
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has showered encomium on herself alongside every father in the world in celebration of Father’s Day.

Nollywood’s single mum Mercy Aigbe celebrates herself on Father’s Day

The actress and mother of two took to Instagram saying that men not taking responsibility for their children should not bother celebrating the anniversary because they did not deserve it.