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President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president urges support for Lebanon

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has urged the international community to stand by the people of Lebanon following the August 4 deadly explosions in Beirut.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. REUTERS-Juan Medina-File Photo

Former Real Madrid chief expects club to send Gareth Bale out on loan

Real Madrid may consider sending Welsh forward Gareth Bale out on loan and pay part of his salary to end the agony for both the player and the club amid their rift, the Spanish team’s former president Ramon Calderon said.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Garba Shehu: Mamman Daura qualifies as elder statesman

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has defended comments attributed to the president’s nephew, Mamman Daura, saying he (Daura) is qualified as an elder statesmen.
Nathan Ake

Bournemouth ‘accept €45 million offer’ from Manchester City for Nathan Ake

Pep Guardiola’s side have been in the market for a new central defender for a year now, and were close to signing Harry Maguire from Leicester 12 months ago.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume faults amnesty for Boko Haram fighters

The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has condemned the idea of granting amnesty to repentant Boko Haram fighters, saying that many of the fighters granted amnesty have taken back to terrorism.
Nnia Nwodo

2023: Ohanaeze replies Mamman Daura, insists on rotation

The President-General of Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, on Wednesday, described as unfortunate, comments credited to Mamman Daura that the choice of who becomes Nigeria’s President in 2023 should be based on competence and not “turn-by-turn”.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I’d pick competence over zoning

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence on the vexed issue of zoning and rotation of the nation’s presidency, arguing that competence, not geography should determine the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I don’t dictate to President Buhari

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence, saying he had never imposed his decision on the President.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

No Premier League games on free-to-air channels’ next season

Premier League matches ‘will not be televised live on free-to-air channels’ next season despite fans being locked out of stadiums for the first few weeks.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: We’ve attained 92% in goats loan to women

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says his government has recorded 92% success in its empowerment initiative involving giving out goats as soft loan to women in the state.
Alan Shearer has backed Mason Greenwood to beat his Premier League scoring record while describing the Manchester United striker as a potential superstar.

Alan Shearer: Mason Greenwood a potential superstar

Alan Shearer has backed Mason Greenwood to beat his Premier League scoring record while describing the Manchester United striker as a "potential superstar".
Watford manager Nigel Pearson reacts during the Premier League match against West Ham United July 17, 2020. REUTERS-Richard Heathcote

LMA chief says clubs must give managers time after Nigel Pearson sacking

League Managers Association (LMA) Chief Executive Richard Bevan said it was disappointing that Premier League strugglers Watford sacked their manager Nigel Pearson and called on clubs to show more patience.
Award-winning Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Nigerian selected for prestigious international writing programme

Award-winning Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Super Eagles legend Austin Okocha reveals biggest regret

Legendary Nigerian midfielder Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha says he regrets not winning the CAF African Footballer of the Year award.
Liverpool ended a 30-year wait for the English title as they were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday, triggering jubilant scenes as fans ignored social-distancing to celebrate uproariously.

Liverpool reveal ‘unique’ plan for Premier League Trophy presentation

No fans will be in attendance for the historic occasion but Liverpool appear to be building a podium in the famous Kop stand for the presentation to take place, while it’s being rumoured that a lights show and pyrotechnics will also be utilised.
Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass that of China by 2100, a new study suggests.

Nigeria’s population to overtake China’s by 2100 – study

China, which is currently the most populous nation in the world, is expected to peak at 1.4 billion in four years time before nearly halving to 732 million by 2100 while India will become the world’s most populous nation.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates Airlines to cut 9,000 jobs

Emirates Airlines has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report on Saturday.
(FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN - AFP.

Official: Video of sex in UN official car deeply disturbing

The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel.

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette said he was flattered by rumoured interest from Barcelona as he added to mounting speculation a transfer away from Emirates Stadium could be in the offing.

Juventus offer Arsenal Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa for Alexandre Lacazette

Serie A giants Juventus will reportedly offer Arsenal a choice of Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette.
Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.

Barack Obama: Kamala Harris more than prepared for VP job

Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.
Kwara United have completed the signing of former Super Eagles goalie Dele Aiyenugba ahead of the 2020-21 Nigerian Professional Football League season.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper reveals reason for returning to the NPFL

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba says he’s delighted to return to the Nigeria Professional football league years after leaving for Europe.
The Lagos State Government regulations for ride-hailing services such as Bolt and Uber will take effect on August 20.

Lagos to begin operational enforcement on Bolt, Uber, taxis on August 20

The Lagos State Government regulations for ride-hailing services such as Bolt and Uber will take effect on August 20.
Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

US Monastir’s Anthony Okpotu bags brace vs CS Hammam

Former Lobi forward Anthony Okpotu netted a brace in US Monastir’s 3-1 win over CS Hammam in Tunisian Ligue one clash on Tuesday evening.