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[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Attempt to forcefully remove me darkest moment in our democratic journey

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the failed attempt to remove him as President of the eighth senate as the darkest moment in Nigeria’s democratic journey. Saraki stated this last week in Uyo in his speech as guest speaker at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Retreat.

2023: Cracks in PDP as governors disagree over committee’s report on zoning

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly at loggerhead over the recommendations by the Bala Mohammed-led committee that the 2023 presidential ticket of the party should be thrown open to all regions.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor inaugurates integrated financial management information system

The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday inaugurated the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) to strengthen the financial management of the state’s treasury.
“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.

CSOs oppose government’s ‘payment’ of ransom to bandits, kidnappers

As Nigerians continue to grapple with a high level of insecurity, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, on Friday, opposed alleged payment of ransom by the government to bandits and kidnappers to free victims.
Bishop Wale Oke, Founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been elected the new National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

Insecurity: President Buhari’s silence too loud, disturbing – PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being silent in the face of the deteriorating security situation in the country.

PDP tackles APC over boast to stay beyond 32 years in office

Governor Mai Mala Buni, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has envisioned an APC-led government beyond eight terms, which would ensure unfettered implementation of the party’s manifestoes and improvement of the welfare of the people.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has launched legal action for defamation over the book Putin's People.

Chelsea owner takes legal action over ‘Putin’s People’ book

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has launched legal action for defamation over the book Putin's People.
Anthony Joshua will have ‘another blackout’ and get stopped by Tyson Fury in their £200million showdown.

Mike Tyson’s ex-coach predicts Anthony Joshua’s defeat

That is according to legendary trainer Teddy Atlas, who feels Fury could expose Joshua similarly to how Andy Ruiz Jr did in the sole defeat of his professional career.

2023 presidency: It’s North-East turn – Group

Group, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad Vanguard (BAM-V) floated in Kaduna at the weekend, said it is the turn of the North-east to produce Nigerian president come 2023.
Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.

Champions League: Jurgen Klopp backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat Liverpool’s ‘Miracle of Istanbul’

Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.
Marco Verratti has expressed his belief that Neymar is Paris Saint-Germain's most important player.

Marco Verratti: Neymar is PSG’s most important player

Neymar became the world's most expensive player when he joined PSG from Barcelona for €222 million (£191m/$265m) in 2017, but has been hampered by series of niggling injuries.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

AU confers governace awards on Sokoto governor

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights.
Hugo Lloris will not return to training for Tottenham before the end of this calendar year, the club have announced.

Tottenham skipper blasts teammates over Europa League poor show

Tottenham captain, Hugo Lloris, blasted his teammates after their dismal Europa League elimination at the hands of a rampant Dinamo Zagreb.
John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle both to Tanzanians and the world.

President Buhari Mourns Tanzania’s John Magufuli

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Tanzania over the demise of President John Pombe Magufuli.
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.

Anthony Joshua warned to prepare for ‘two Furys’ in mega-fight

Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward has warned that Anthony Joshua will have to train for two different versions of the Gypsy King ahead of the mouthwatering upcoming bout between the two British heavyweights.
Former heavyweight champion David Haye predicted that Anthony Joshua will knock out Tyson Fury ahead of their title bout.

David Haye predicts knockout win for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

The lucrative bout – which is being described as arguably the biggest of all time – moved a step closer to becoming reality earlier this week after Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that both men have “put pen to paper” on a two-fight deal.
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Grammys: Nigeria’s president congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, whose entry won the “Best Global Music Album” category in the 2021 Grammy awards, saying he has made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognise.
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 talks summer transfer plans

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been talking about the potential of the club needing to bring in another striker this summer, after his side fired blanks again.
Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has charged the people of Edo State to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after the September 19 governorship election in the state.

President Buhari felicitates with ex-PFN leader Felix Omobude at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, on his 75th birthday.

Anambra election: Governor Obiano’s successor’ll inherit heavy loan burden – PDP aspirant

Valentine Ozigbo is a governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. He is the immediate past President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Transcorp Plc.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Western countries call on Russia at UN rights body to release Navalny

Dozens of countries including the United States called on Russia on Friday to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny saying his imprisonment was unlawful and demanding an investigation into his poisoning last year.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister: Capital market key to economic growth of nations

Speaking at the Securities and Exchange Commission yearly Budget Seminar with the theme “Financing Nigeria’s Budget and Infrastructure Deficits through the Capital Market” held virtually Thursday, the minister said, “experiences have shown that the Nigerian capital market has been quite supportive in providing the necssary funds needed to finance government’s needs”.

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Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.

Ryan Mason dedicates first Tottenham win to Ugo Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager, Ryan Mason, has decided his first win in charge to former coach Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away four years ago.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police charge 331 suspects to courts in two months

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 332 suspects have been charged to courts in the last two months.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG president replaces Juventus supremo as ECA chairman

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been appointed as the new European Club Association chairman, replacing Andrea Agnelli in the wake of the Juventus executive's departure.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.

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Ex-Anambra governor: How an Igbo can be president in 2023

An Ohaneze Ndigbo chieftain and former Governor of Anambra’ State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that only Igbo can derail the Presidential dream of the Southeast in 2023. He noted that God has endorsed the plan and it enjoys support from other regions in the country.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a statement in support of a church that is challenging the state of Virginia’s ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

Church unveils platform to advance national discourse

The men’s league of the Christ Church, Port-Harcourt (CCPH) has formally unveiled a platform – “Forum” with the mandate of addressing critical issues of national interest.
William Troost-Ekong is in buoyant mood following Watford’s impressive 1-0 away win against Norwich City on Tuesday.

William Troost-Ekong celebrates as Watford take big step towards Premier League promotion

Xisco Munoz’s side bounced back from a shock defeat at neighbours Luton in the best possible fashion as Dan Gosling’s second-half goal earned them a priceless victory.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

Damasak attack: EU calls for safe passage of people caught in web of violence

The European Union (EU) has called on all parties in the ongoing North-east crisis to allow people caught in violence to move freely to safe places and facilitate unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief for civilians in need.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.