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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles boss submits list of 35 players to NFF

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has submitted a list of 35 players to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the upcoming international friendly games in Austria in June.
Bayern Munich on Saturday confirmed media reports they are in talks with RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as a possible replacement for David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

Dayot Upamecano reveals he wanted to sign for Manchester United

Dayot Upamecano has admitted that he wanted to link up with Manchester United at the age of 17, but was talked out of a move by his parents and is now Bayern Munich-bound.
Migrants from the reception centre board the Asso Trenta ship to be taken to the quarantine ship NGV Azzurra, in Lampedusa, Italy May 11, 2021. REUTERS-Antonio Parrinello

Austria snubs EU plea to accept Lampedusa migrants

Austria on Tuesday rejected a plea for other European Union countries to accept migrants from Italy, following a surge in arrivals on Lampedusa that seems likely to expose deep-seated divisions across the bloc over migration.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Senegal in talks with Super Eagles for friendly next month

Media reports have suggested that Senegal are in talks with Nigeria for a friendly next month in Austria following the postponement of 2022 World Cup qualifiers across Africa.
FILE PHOTO: Union and Scotland flags fly over buildings in central Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, March 30, 2021. Picture taken March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland’s feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

For candidate Angus Robertson, helping his Scottish National Party win a majority in May 6 elections would be a dream come true. Beyond that lies a far bigger prize - another referendum and the prospect of breaking from the United Kingdom.
Ex-international and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan head coach, Edith Agoye, has revealed that his search for survival as a kid pushed him into football.

Edith Agoye: Hardship pushed me into football

Ex-international and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan head coach, Edith Agoye, has revealed that his search for survival as a kid pushed him into football.

The South West presidential hopefuls

Most of the politicians whose names have been mentioned in connection with Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential election, either as a hopeful or an aspirant would readily tell you it is too early to talk about the next election. Don’t buy that.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA boss: Why we’re going after illicit drugs’ production labs

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has justified the agency’s offensive action against illicit drugs’ production laboratories and farms.
Police officers stand outside a hotel, where a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission or Iran nuclear deal will be held, in Vienna, Austria, April 15, 2021. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks to resume amid strains over enrichment move, Natanz attack

Iran and global powers will resume talks on Thursday to rescue the 2015 nuclear deal in an effort potentially complicated by Tehran’s decision to ramp up uranium enrichment and what it called Israeli sabotage at a nuclear site.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

European powers warn Iran over ‘dangerous’ uranium enrichment move

The European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, bringing the fissile material closer to bomb-grade, was contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 accord.
FILE PHOTO: Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East. U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi and the Iranian delegation (L-R) meet during a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool/File Photo

U.S, Iran to go to Vienna for indirect nuclear deal talks – sources

Officials from Tehran and Washington will travel to Vienna next week as part of efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers, though they will not hold direct talks, diplomats said on Friday.
It was an epoch-making day when Stephanie Frappart reached another historic landmark in her professional career as a referee by becoming the first woman to ever officiate a men’s World Cup qualifying match, when she handled the whistle on Saturday.

French lady referee becomes first female to officiate men’s World Cup qualifier

was an epoch-making day when Stephanie Frappart reached another historic landmark in her professional career as a referee by becoming the first woman to ever officiate a men’s World Cup qualifying match, when she handled the whistle on Saturday.
Joachim Low is to bring an end to his 15-year spell as Germany boss later this year and Xavi has tipped him to take charge of Barcelona.

Xavi: Joachim Low would suit Barcelona

Joachim Low is to bring an end to his 15-year spell as Germany boss later this year and Xavi has tipped him to take charge of Barcelona.

Nigerian senate moves to end racketeering of passports abroad

It therefore mandated its relevant committees to engage Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, Comptroller General of Immigration and Nigeria’s foreign missions to introduce measures for Nigerians abroad to renew their passports without difficulty.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Nigerian senate wants travel passport documents renewable abroad via post

These are some of the resolutions the lawmakers took on Wednesday after they deliberated a motion on the “urgent need to remove the difficulty faced by Nigerians outside of the shores of Nigeria in renewing their Passport” sponsored by Matthew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo South).
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba sets cut-off mark wants either Real Madrid or Barcelona

After going throw basketful of offers, Nigeria born Austria international David Alaba has narrowed his potential destination to Spain with two rival clubs in mind Real Madrid and Barcelona.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine disrupts vaccination campaigns

The spate of concerns over COVID-19 vaccines and the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, in particular, is fast constituting a threat to vaccination campaign plans globally.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer - Sean Gallup-Getty Images

Germany extends border controls by two-week as virus cases rise

Germany has extended controls along its borders to the Czech Republic and the Austrian region, Tyrol, in an attempt to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) mutations.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Suspension of AstraZeneca worsens as WHO reviews vaccine data

“This does not necessarily mean these events are linked to COVID-19 vaccination, but it’s routine practice to investigate them, and it shows that the surveillance system works and that effective controls are in place,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPHCDA: AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has reassured Nigerians that the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 is safe.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

Italy’s Piedmont region temporarily suspends AstraZeneca shots

Italy’s northern region of Piedmont said on Sunday said it would temporarily suspend AstraZeneca coronavirus shots after a teacher from the town of Biella died following his vaccination on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and syringes are seen in front of a displayed EU flag in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

EU defends vaccine distribution as nations complain it is uneven

The European Commission on Saturday defended its policy of distributing COVID-19 vaccines evenly in the bloc after Austria and five other member states complained that doses were not allocated equally

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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.

Why our victims died in captivity – suspects

Suspected kidnappers apprehended by the Police in Benue State have attributed the deaths of some of their victims while in captivity to their inability to survive trauma.
Hope Uzodinma

Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor assures residents of safety

The governor, who spoke at Government House at the occasion commemorating this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, said that his administration had put all safety measures in place to ensure that nobody living in the state was harmed.
Nigerian soldiers stand at the ready at the headquarters of the 120th Battalion in Goniri, Yobe State, in Nigeria's restive northeast. (Audu Marte, AFP)

Ondo: Military, police destroy ‘criminal camp’

Combined security operatives on Friday embarked on a show of force in some riverine communities of Ondo State during which they destroyed a suspected criminal camp at Asere in Ese-Odo Local Government Area.
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Sallah: CAN urges Nigerians to have hope in God

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kano State chapter, Reverend Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, has urged Nigerians to have hope in God and not give up on issues bedevilling the country.
Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX inks satellite connectivity deal with Google Cloud

Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit. SpaceX will install Starlink terminals at Google’s cloud data centers around the world, aiming to utilize the cloud for Starlink customers and enabling Google to use the satellite network’s speedy internet for its enterprise cloud customers.

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This was part of a press release signed by MURIC’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to journalists on Tuesday.

MURIC: Nigeria needs to recruit more policemen, soldiers

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to recruit more policemen, soldiers and other security agents as a means of bringing the spate of insecurity to a halt.
Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

Kelechi Nwakali wins Alcorcon Player of the Month award

Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said he was highly delighted with the 2-1 victory over Manchester United, adding that they almost lost the Premier League match in the first half on Saturday.

Chelsea boss: I’m highly delighted, impressed by our performance

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said he was highly delighted with the 2-1 victory over Manchester United, adding that they almost lost the Premier League match in the first half on Saturday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian to build 1.5 million housing units with subsidised cement prices

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief seeks second term

The current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has laid out his case for a second, five-year term to the Member States.