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All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

NYCN salutes Asiwaju Tinubu at 69

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has celebrated Sen. Bola Tinubu on his 69 birthday, calling on him to support Nigerian youths in realising their political ambitions.
The former Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, attacked ex-Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha with a walking stick.

Imo traditional ruler beats Senator Okorocha with walking stick inside airplane

Some feisty drama played out at the business class section of Air Peace, at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
6. Dillian Whyte put up an inspired performance of redemption to deal vengeance against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar when he dropped the Russian in the fourth round to regain the interim WBC heavyweight title.

Dillian Whyte floors Alexander Povetkin in round 4 of their rematch

In the rematch of the heavyweight division on Saturday night’s card, Dillian Whyte put up an inspired performance of redemption to deal vengeance against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar when he dropped the Russian in the fourth round to regain the interim WBC heavyweight title.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Manchester United legendary boss reveals biggest regret in 26 years at Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the biggest regret of his 26-year reign at Manchester United.
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Ebonyi PDP chairman, others join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, yesterday suffered a major setback as its embattled chairman, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Ex-PDP chair, state excos, former chairmen of LGAs, 171 others defect to APC in...

The embattled and former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi State, Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi and the State Executive Committee of the Party, Saturday decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State.
Interpol has issued a notice to police forces around the world about various scams that have sprung up which take advantage of the Corronavirus (COVID-19).

Interpol: Fake coronavirus vaccines are being sold online

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has warned against the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines online.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts. REUTERS-Eddie Keogh-File Photo

Villarreal boss admits Spain ambitions

He said, “When you are a coach you like even the youth. At a professional level it is a greater recognition and in the National Team it is something very exclusive.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government to establish micro enterprises in 774 local council areas

Dr George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, on Wednesday said that micro enterprises will be established in the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the country.

2023: PDP to establish technical committee on panel’s report on zoning

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to set up a technical committee to review the report of the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed’s, committee, which recommended that the 2023 presidential ticket of the party should be thrown open to the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Archbishop Kaigama: Why treasury looting persists in Nigeria

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said the reason why treasury looting still thrived in the country was because Nigerians were not yet prepared to clamour for positive change.
Legendary Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the Premier League, on current form.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw admits he gave up hope on England recall

Luke Shaw admits he had given up hope of returning to the England squad before his dramatic return to form at Manchester United this season.
Amaju Pinnick

The many parts of Amaju Pinnick

Let me join all Nigerians to congratulate Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick, the current President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for his amazing victory at last week’s elections for a seat on the exalted Executive Committee of FIFA.
Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates in 2003.

Roman Abramovich defends ‘pragmatic’ Chelsea’s ruthless managerial strategy

Roman Abramovich has given a rare insight into Chelsea’s approach to managers under his stewardship that many consider to be ruthless, describing the club as “pragmatic”.
Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-spoken, Muslim woman thrust from the obscure role of vice president to become Tanzania’s first female leader after John Magufuli’s sudden death.

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan to make history as first female president

Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-spoken, Muslim woman thrust from the obscure role of vice president to become Tanzania’s first female leader after John Magufuli’s sudden death.
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho netted the only goal of the game to put Leicester through to the fiifth round of the FA Cup after a 1-0 win on Saturday, January 25, at Brentford.

Jamie Vardy congratulates Kelechi Iheanacho after netting hat-trick against Sheffield United

Jamie Vardy has sent congratulatory message to strike partner Kelechi Iheanacho following his hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

China denies mulling near-$1 billion fine for Alibaba in monopoly case

China denied on Friday it was planning to hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a fine of almost $1 billion for allegedly flouting monopoly rules, as authorities put the screws on the firm as part of a crackdown on the technology sector.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Anthony Joshua: I am ‘looking past’ Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua has revealed he is ‘looking past’ Tyson Fury and believes his rival will consider retiring after their blockbuster £200million showdown this summer.
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Chika Ekeji, as Executive, Strategy and Transformation as part of plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.

MTN Group appoints new executive to drive strategic repositioning

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Chika Ekeji, as Executive, Strategy and Transformation as part of plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China tightens Hong Kong grip, sets modest GDP target as parliament begins

China moved to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system on Friday in a further blow to democracy in the city and unexpectedly set an economic growth target for this year, albeit a modest one, as it kicked off its annual session of parliament
Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.

FUTA lecturer wins AU scientific award

Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (middle); Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo (left) and former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (right) at the inauguration of Rumuogba flyover on Tuesday.

Rivers governor reacts as critics fault design of new bridge after truck accident

Critics are subjecting the Okoro-nu-Odu overhead bridge commissioned for use on Monday in Port Harcourt by Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, to scrutiny after the fall of a heavy duty truck that was trying to make a turn under it.

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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Sporadic shootings have been reported in Ward 8, Bomu Town in Gokana Local Government, Ogoniland, in the ongoing local government election in Rivers State.

Security agencies prevent plans to disrupt Rivers council poll

Andoni local government area of Rivers recorded peaceful poll in the Saturday council poll as security agencies stop plans by unknown persons to disrupt the process.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Arsenal boss: Why I’ve played Bukayo Saka in multiple positions

Arteta has praised the 19-year-old’s ability to make decisions on the pitch and concedes he deliberately mixed up his positions.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG offers solution for economic recovery

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG has advised the federal government to retool its economic policy to overcome present economic challenges.
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N60 billion mint: PDP demands sack of finance minister

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the sack of Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, over what it described as an attempt to mislead Nigerians.

South Korean leader: Public consensus needed for granting pardon to 2 jailed ex-presidents

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday reaffirmed his prudent approach toward the issue of whether to grant special pardons to two imprisoned former presidents, Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye.