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36 states sue federal government, demand funding of state courts

The 36 states governors, through their respective Attorneys General and Commissioners for Justice, have dragged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, before the Supreme Court over the failure of the Federal Government to fund the courts in the country with recurrent expenditure since May 5, 2009.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that football has no priority right now amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Barcelona have no interest in Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger – report

Barcelona have no interest in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger despite reports he is an option for them this transfer window.

Ondo election: Court remands seven suspected political thugs in prison

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital has remanded seven suspected political thugs arrested in Ifon, Ose council area of the state during a political campaign for being in possession of unlawful firearms.
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NPopC: 57% of Nigerian children under-5 years don’t have birth certificates

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) observed on Monday in Awka, Anambra State capital, that the birth of about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under five years of age was not registered and, therefore, do not have birth certificates.

Polytechnic lecturer dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’

The Polytechnic, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has dismissed one of its lecturers for alleged sexual misconduct.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three arrested over cars theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects over the theft of two cars around the State capital, Yola.
Real Madrid are not interested in a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli according to reports from Diario AS.

Real Madrid snub move for Tottenham star

Real Madrid are not interested in a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli according to reports from Diario AS.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

CSO raised alarm over alleged ‘expenditure’ in NDDC

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has again raised alarm over alleged illegally expenditures in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 132 new virus infections

On Monday night, Nigeria recorded one its lowest coronavirus infection toll in nearly six months with 132 new cases and one death, authorities said.
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned the ruling All Progressive Congress against rigging the Edo and Ondo state elections fixed for September 19 and October 10 this year to avoid the wrath of God.

Edo, Ondo elections: PDP chair warns APC against rigging polls

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned the ruling All Progressive Congress against rigging the Edo and Ondo state elections fixed for September 19 and October 10 this year to avoid the wrath of God.
The coup in Mali was a direct result of the protests and mass marches that have been raging through the capital Bamako since 5 June. Getty Images

ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali's new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition government by 15 September.
Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.

Everton complete signing of James Rodríguez

Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.
6. All Progressives Congress chieftains including former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, on Saturday, arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Senator Tinubu, Bisi Akande in Ondo for Governor Akeredolu re-election rally — in pictures

All Progressives Congress chieftains including former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, on Saturday, arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for the flag-off rally of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu re-election campaign.
Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who spent last season on loan at AS Roma, is to stay with the Italian capital after both clubs agreed a permanent move, he announced on social media.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Roma permanently from Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who spent last season on loan at AS Roma, is to stay with the Italian capital after both clubs agreed a permanent move, he announced on social media.
In Montenegro, pollster CEMI forecast that the pro-Western Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of President Milo Djukanovic is narrowly ahead of the pro-Serbian and pro-Russian alliance For the Future of Montenegro after Sunday’s election.

Montenegrin election produces no clear winner

In Montenegro, pollster CEMI forecast that the pro-Western Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of President Milo Djukanovic is narrowly ahead of the pro-Serbian and pro-Russian alliance For the Future of Montenegro after Sunday’s parliamentary election.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Minister unveils plans to revive Obafemi Awolowo stadium

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C) walks with Mali's ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (R) at the Bamako-Senou International Airport September 18, 2013. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon-File Photo

Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional government immediately and hold elections within a year.
CHIEF Executive Officer, Polaris Bank, Tokunbo Abiru, has charged the bank’s newly hired employees on the need to be professional in the discharge of their responsibilities as a key ingredient for a successful banking career.

Polaris Bank chief Tokunbo Abiru retires

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, has announced his retirement from the service of Polaris Bank, effective August 31, 2020, having successfully completed his second two-year tenure at the helm of the Bank.

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Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Super Eagles now to play Algeria, Tunisia in October friendly games

Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria in October.
Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo, is currently in mourning as his father has died of colon cancer.

David Oyelowo’s father dies of colon cancer

The Selma actor took to his verified Instagram page to announce the death of his father. Eulogizing his father, the actor simply said, “My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely Daddy.”
Kwara United Football Club on Friday in Ilorin, unveiled 18 new players ahead of the 2018-2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Nine Kwara United players contract coronavirus

No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: What I told security agencies before Edo polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari empowers farmers, women in Kogi

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, through her pet project, ”Future Assured”, has empowered farmers and women in Kogi, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.