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Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Bayern Munich win ninth successive Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich have been crowned Bundesliga champions for a ninth successive season, with Hansi Flick set to bow out with another title under his belt.
After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.

Chrissy Teigen returns to Twitter three weeks after quitting

After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.
Barely one week after it was presented by Governor Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the 2020 Budget of N530,813,357,619.00 for the sustained development of the state.

Rivers Assembly confirms new chief judge

This followed a letter forwarded to the House by the Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, and read during the Tuesday’s plenary requesting it to screen and confirm the nominee as the Chief Judge of the state.
Ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Suez Canal reopens after stranded ship is freed

Traffic has resumed in Egypt’s Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews.
Ever Given Ship stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week has been refloated and the canal open for international trade.

Ever Given ship finally refloated in Suez Canal

The Ever Given ship was successfully turned by an Egyptian crew in the Suez Canal early Monday morning, after it was stuck for nearly a week, according to canal authorities.
A giant container ship grounded in the Suez Canal could be freed by the start of next week if heavier tugboats, dredging and a high tide succeed in dislodging it, a Dutch firm working to free the vessel said.

Salvager hopes to free ship blocking Suez Canal by start of next week

A giant container ship grounded in the Suez Canal could be freed by the start of next week if heavier tugboats, dredging and a high tide succeed in dislodging it, a Dutch firm working to free the vessel said.
FILE PHOTO - Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 26, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany-File Photo

Ship stuck in the Suez Canal unleashes flood of Internet jokes

A giant ship has blocked the famous Suez Canal but opened up a torrent of memes and gifs lampooning the hapless container carrier, which has been jammed in the waterway since Tuesday.
Jamal Musiala is “very proud” to have made his senior debut for Germany, with the 18-year-old playmaker stepping off the bench in a 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Iceland.

Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala makes Germany debut

Jamal Musiala is “very proud” to have made his senior debut for Germany, with the 18-year-old playmaker stepping off the bench in a 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Iceland.
Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.

Keyshia Cole says she is retiring

Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden: New York governor should resign if sexual misconduct allegation confirmed

U.S. President Joe Biden told ABC News that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign if allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted women were confirmed by an ongoing investigation.
Wayne Rooney has backed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to build on his impressive start with England, believing the Everton forward deserved an opportunity at international level ahead of Tammy Abraham.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin learning to feed off the criticism

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on course for his best ever season in the Premier League and the 23-year-old said proving his critics wrong has been a big motivation.
Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.

Toni Payne grabs two assists in Sevilla victory vs Valencia

Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 21- Mesut Özil (67) of Fenerbahce gestures after his team lost the Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Goztepe in Istanbul, Turkey on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Serhat Cagdas-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil’s misery continues at Fenerbahce despite Arsenal exit

The Gunners got their top earner off the books after he was frozen out for the previous 10 months – while Ozil was free to join the club he grew up supporting, and Fenerbahce in turn landed a player they hoped would inspire them to the Super Lig title.
4. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Marcus Rashford lauds Manchester United youth development as Shola Shoretire debuts

Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to debutant Shola Shoretire after the teenager made his first senior appearance for Manchester United on Sunday, saying the club’s willingness to hand youth stars opportunities was “in our DNA”.
Around 2am on Wednesday, armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Nigerian government may swap kidnaped Kagara schoolchildren for arrested bandits

In a bid to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, abducted by bandits during the week, there are indications that the Federal Government may consider releasing arrested bandits in exchange for the schoolchildren.
A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.

Group backs nomination of ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.
Former Lagos State governor from 1979 to 1983, Lateef Kayode Jakande, has passed on.

South-West PDP mourns Lateef Jakande’s demise

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has described the death of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande as the “demise of the last of the real Awoist among the so-called Awo-cap-wearing progressives.”
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Corruption level in Edo healthcare system alarming, unacceptable

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has decried the level of corruption in the state’s healthcare system, describing it as a deliberate act to run down the system.
Newly-promoted La Liga club Mallorca have signed Baba Rahman on a season-long loan from Chelsea after he penned a one-year extension with the Premier League club.

Chelsea loan out Ghana’s Baba Rahman to PAOK

Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba has left Chelsea for Greek side PAOK, the English side have announced.
Thomas Tuchel makes his presence felt at Stamford Bridge during his first game as Chelsea manager. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Guardian

Glen Johnson: Thomas Tuchel filling hottest seat in world football

Thomas Tuchel is filling the “hottest seat in world football” at Chelsea, says Glen Johnson, with the German set to find that his “biggest challenge” at Stamford Bridge is piecing together a settled starting XI.
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.

Insecurity: Sokoto governor asks service chiefs to resign

Due to the increasing spate of insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on service chiefs to honourably resign their appointment if President Muhammadu Buhari refuses to relieve them of their job.

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NASFAT shocked over Pastor Adeboye son’s demise

The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigerian Immigration shortlists 6,105 candidates out of 45,323 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment.

Minister inaugurate panel to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Hadiza Bala Usman.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority caucus wants EFCC to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called for the involvement of the Economic and other Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s alleged N165bn non-remittance and other allegations.
“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.

Katsina: 30 persons rescued as bandits kidnap 40 worshipers

Thirty persons out of 40 worshippers kidnapped from Kwata village in Katsina State in the wee hours of Monday, have been rescued from their abductors by security operatives.

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Refinery rehabilitation: NNPC tasks contractor on project completion

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) has tasked the Contractor rehabilitating the Port Harcourt Refineries Companies (PHRC) to ensure completion of the project at the estimated time frame.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government welcomes ECOWAS court judgment dismissing SERAP’s case

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday welcomed an ECOWAS Court judgment dismissing a case filed by the trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government.

Cardinal Onaiyekan, others express concern over insecurity, poverty in Nigeria

A Catholic Cardinal, John Onaiyekan, and other Christian clerics have expressed concern over insecurity in the country, urging political office holders to assist government to tackle the menace.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to launch 500 new buses next week

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to introduce 500 small new buses to the state by next week Thursday in a bid to provide alternatives to local motorcycles.
But, in the news that will likely devastate large sections of the United fanbase, Joel and Avram Glazer seem set to stay.

Glazer family unmoved by protests against Manchester United ownership

Glazer family won’t be moved by the protests against their Manchester United ownership on Sunday.