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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Nigerian banks slash dollar-cash deposits to $5,000 monthly

Nigerian banks have reduced the amount of United States dollars customers can pay into their domiciliary accounts from the previous $10,000 to $5,000 monthly.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA: Istanbul to keep Champions League final despite all-English clash

Uefa remain committed to staging the Champions League final in Istanbul despite growing calls for it to be moved to the UK.
Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.

Nigerian duo hope to turn local spirit into premium brand

Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.

Nsukka council boss: No gun duel between Nigerian Army, ESN in my LGA

The chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Barr. Ibeziako Ugwueze, Saturday debunked social media reports alleging that there was gun duel between personnel of Nigeria Army and a team of Eastern Security Network, ESN, in his local government on Thursday.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos launches LMS e-portal for workers’ training

Lagos State Government has launched the Learning Management System (LMS), an e-portal for the training of civil servants for effective service delivery.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Why kidnappers are targeting schools in northern Nigeria – analyst

A university don, leadership expert and analyst, Dr Ahmed Adamu, has said the motive behind the frequent attacks on schools and abduction of students is that bandits have become desperate to engage with the government.

Rivers State: The rise of politics and fall of reason

The Rivers State people should not be victims of naked, primordial politics by a governor who is more of an absolute monarch than a facilitator of development. Their interests should be of utmost importance to their leaders. The game of politics should not be taken too far – to the extent that it begins to undermine development.
Iranian enthusiasts see bitcoin as a hedge against devaluations of the rial and as a way to circumnavigate United States sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy [File: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg]

Iran cracks down on crypto exchanges

Iranian officials are cracking down on the use of cryptocurrencies in the country again, with crypto exchanges becoming the latest target of official efforts to control the burgeoning industry.
The Premier League has written to clubs in order to ask for suggestions on how to improve VAR, with the use of the technology becoming an increasingly controversial topic.

Premier League asks clubs for suggestions on how to improve VAR

The Premier League has written to clubs in order to ask for suggestions on how to improve VAR, with the use of the technology becoming an increasingly controversial topic.

Diaspora community to invest in tomato, ginger farming in seven states

A diaspora group plans to invest in tomato and chilli/pepper, ginger, leather and garment agricultural value chain in Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Abia states.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: 2,636 active coronavirus cases under home-based care

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says there are 2,636 active COVID-19 cases being managed under the state ‘Home Based Care’.

Man castrates self to curb his libido

A man has cut off parts of his genitals in Benue State to curb his insatiable appetite for female flesh, The Nation learnt.
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins from extinction.

Conservationists makes case for preservation of pangolins

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins from extinction.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lagos PDP slams governor over arrest, ‘humiliation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest, humiliation and trial of #OccupyLekki protesters yesterday, as a sad reminder of what Nigerians went through in the hands of military dictators.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

UK study finds new symptoms related to coronavirus

Chills, loss of appetite, headache and muscle aches are among a new set of symptoms related to COVID-19, experts at Imperial College London said on Wednesday in a report.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has been explicit in her embrace of conspiracy theories, which have included claiming that a number of school shootings were staged and calling for the executions of Democrats. The New York Times

Top US House Republican won’t punish QAnon backer, triggering vote

The top US House Republican on Wednesday refused to punish QAnon-backing congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, snubbing a growing chorus of calls to remove the controversial lawmaker from two committees over her incendiary rhetoric.

Stakeholders to block states from proposed pension funded infrastructure fund

As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.

Nigerians advised to take yellow fever vaccines to prevent death

A medical practitioner, Dr Arinzechukwu Ogbu, told Nigerians on Thursday to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever, to stay alive.
Professor Remi Raii, poet, scholar and former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Prof. Raji: How I recovered from coronavirus

According to the Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, when he had some feverish symptoms on 10 December 2020, he had thought it was a mere “anatomical disturbance that Paracetamol could banish easily overnight.” But little did he know that he had contracted the dreaded coronavirus.

Senator Ojudu: My battle with coronavirus

Ojudu, in a piece tiled ‘My Journey To COVIDOM’ posted on his Facebook wall, said his travail with the virus happened after a decision to travel to Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State to attend the funeral of the father of a close friend in December last year.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC seeks $1 billion funding to revive PHC refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is currently shopping for $1 billion to revamp Nigeria’s biggest refinery located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Paul Pogba (left) celebrates scoring his stunning equaliser (Julian Finney-PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba still determined to succeed at Manchester United

Paul Pogba is not trying to force his way out of Manchester United amid growing speculation over his future and the France midfielder still has the desire to play for the Premier League club, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

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The Chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, yesterday declared his intention to vie for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State on the platform the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the party to give its ticket to someone with the capacity to win the election.

Anambra PDP guber aspirant calls for implementation of Southern governors resolutions

The top contender for the Anambra State governorship position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, has called for quick implementation of resolutions reached by the Southern governors at their recent summit in Asaba, Delta State.
Dele Alli, who recently split up with 23 year-old model Ruby Mae, seems to have got a new girlfriend. 'The Sun' has published images of the footballer together with a girl in a London bar.

Dele Alli has thinly veiled dig at Jose Mourinho after Tottenham win vs Wolves

Tottenham star Dele Alli says he is enjoying his football under caretaker boss Ryan Mason.
Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Wes Morgan hints at leaving Leicester after FA Cup triumph

Leicester City veteran Wes Morgan admits winning the FA Cup may be the ideal way to say goodbye to the club.

Fire guts INEC headquarters in Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu was on Sunday night gutted by fire barely one week after the office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Many Boko Haram commanders willing to surrender

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender and urged the federal government to use proper engagement to negotiate with the group.

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FILE PHOTO - A health worker administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Naples, Italy, January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Ciro De Luca

Italian study shows coronavirus infections, deaths plummeting after jabs

COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Italian research published on Saturday.
The Biafra Nations League, BNL have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.

Biafra group: We will not allow foreign vessels through Bakassi Peninsula anymore

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.
Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted to hospital

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital overnight, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a real threat to their oppositions.

Kelechi Iheanacho battles Jamie Vardy for Leicester City Goal of the Month award

The 24-year-old dominates the nine-goal shortlist as his efforts against West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace are up for the monthly accolade.
Michael Essien

Michael Essien: Chelsea will win FA Cup final against Leicester

Michael Essien has backed his former club Chelsea to win their ninth FA Cup trophy this weekend by beating Leicester City in the final.