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Greece has sent a letter of complaint to the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin, over the name being used by the North Macedonia team on their national soccer jersey during Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Greece expresses anger over North Macedonia’s jersey

Greece has sent a letter of complaint to the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin, over the name being used by the North Macedonia team on their national soccer jersey during Euro 2020.
Google’s philanthropy arm Google.org has pledged $25 million to empower women and girls in Africa.

Google union pushes company to drop deadnames from ID badges

The Alphabet Workers Union launched a campaign Tuesday to push Google to allow employees to use their chosen names on ID badges. The move comes after Phares Lee, a transgender man who works at a Google data center in South Carolina and is employed by security subcontracting firm G4S, asked to have his deadname removed from his badge and was denied.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Tunde Bakare: Youth to blame for Nigeria’s headaches

The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, CGCC, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that youth, once entrusted with power, were responsible for the present state of Nigeria.
Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell

Ex-US envoy: British museum holds over 700 pieces of Benin bronzes

The British Museum, the world’s first national public museum, currently holds 700 pieces of the Benin Bronzes collection, more than any other museum and other institutions globally, a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. John Campbell has said.
Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.

Inter fans celebrate Serie A title victory

Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel backs Chelsea to make ‘right decisions’ amid Super League fury

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists his club will make the "right decisions" over their role in the controversial breakaway European Super League.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC demands reversal of mass sack of Kaduna workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.
Inter Milan, one of the giants of not only Italian but also European football have this morning released their new club badge, after teasing that they would on social media over the last few days. The release coincides with the clubs 113th birthday.

Inter Milan launch new club badge

Inter Milan, one of the giants of not only Italian but also European football have this morning released their new club badge, after teasing that they would on social media over the last few days. The release coincides with the clubs 113th birthday.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang

China sanctions US, Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row

China announced sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body Saturday over their criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, but Washington said the tit-for-tat measure would only intensify the spotlight on Xinjiang.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun targets new Rangers contract, strives for more silverware

Leon Balogun is looking forward to signing a contract extension at Rangers even as he targets more silverware with the club.
Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes planning on spending ‘many years’ at Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes has completed 12 months of service at Manchester United and says he is planning on spending “many years” at Old Trafford.
Cesar Azpilicueta scored the first goal of the Thomas Tuchel era and forgotten man Marcos Alonso produced a stunning finish as dominant Chelsea earned a 2-0 win against toothless Burnley on Sunday.

Chelsea register first win of Thomas Tuchel era against Burnley

Cesar Azpilicueta scored the first goal of the Thomas Tuchel era and forgotten man Marcos Alonso produced a stunning finish as dominant Chelsea earned a 2-0 win against toothless Burnley on Sunday.
Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa, has expressed sympathy for sacked Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard.

Leeds boss sympathises with axed Frank Lampard

Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa, has expressed sympathy for sacked Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka: Bishop Kukah’s comments not to denigrate Islam

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said no part of the comment made by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, against President Muhammadu Buhari denigrated Islam.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank expands trade finance intermediary initiative

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it increased its Trade Finance Intermediaries (TFIs) to more than 65 in 30 African countries in 2020 with more to be approved in 2021.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP condemns killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in the strongest terms, the gruesome beheading of 43 innocent farmers by insurgents in Zabarmari, Borno state.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
SoundCloud is trying to make sure people can tell who’s an authentic artist by rolling out verified badges, the company announced today.

SoundCloud rolls out verified badges to top artists

SoundCloud is trying to make sure people can tell who’s an authentic artist by rolling out verified badges, the company announced today.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor orders students to pay compulsory N3,700 ‘donation’

The Ogun State Government has ordered parents and guardians of students in its Public Secondary Schools/Technical Colleges to pay compulsory donation of N3,700 when school resumes for the 2019.2020 academic session.
Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA chief because I refused to stay in the...

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.
Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez

Reports: Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez threatens to sack Segio Ramos

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had a fierce argument with club President Florentino Perez in the team’s dressing room after Tuesday’s 4-1 home defeat by Ajax Amsterdam.

Man Utd, Spurs seek FA Cup success as last chance for silverware

Manchester United head into Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur needing to keep their hopes of silverware alive to save their season.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United, and has urged people to criticise him for his bad performance, not his hairstyle.

Paul Pogba breaks silence on his Manchester United future, responds to PSG link

French midfielder Paul Pogba has said that Manchester United have yet to make a concrete contract proposal to him.
Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has explained why his team suffered a shock defeat to Jamaica, at the four-nation Summer Series tournament in the United States.

Summer Series: Super Falcons coach admits it will be tough vs Portugal

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has said he expects a difficult game against Portugal, who he described as “excellent” despite their loss to hosts USA in the Summer Series.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank, AU collaborate to deploy coronavirus vaccines for 400 million Africans

The World Bank and the African Union’s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) say they will work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans.
Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was one of the first people to congratulate him on his move to Barcelona – but the Manchester City legend does not know whether the pair will play together at Camp Nou.

Eric Garcia: Sergio Aguero can score goals for Barcelona

Aguero, who recently joined Barcelona this summer, scored 260 goals for Man City during a decade in the Premier League, including the title-clinching goal when they won the English top-flight in 2011-12 for the first time in 44 years.
Tottenham are close to appointing Paulo Fonseca as their new manager, according to The Athletic.

Report: Tottenham close to appointing Paulo Fonseca as new manager

It’s understood that the 48-year-old has been strongly recommended by incoming general manager Fabio Paratici – who is joining from Juventus and also likely to be confirmed over the weekend.