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Kaduna: Thugs attack NLC protesters

“They came in car and started throwing stones on the workers protesting. People started running but the workers were able to chase them away,” an eye witness told newsmen.
Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala believes winning the Uefa Women's Champions League will inspire other young girls in Africa to chase their dreams.

Super Falcons skipper hopes Women’s Champions League triumph will inspire girls in Africa

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala believes winning the Uefa Women's Champions League will inspire other young girls in Africa to chase their dreams.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Rotimi Amaechi: Curfew in Rivers a result of Nyesom Wike’s failure

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, and the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, have disagreed over the security challenge in the state.
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FUOYE suspends another official over ‘misconduct’

Barely two weeks after the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) sacked its Registrar, the institution has suspended the Bursar, Bolatito Akande, over alleged misconduct.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police dismiss explosives in Oshodi market fire

Hours after Lagos Emergency Management Agency said its investigation showed some for of explosive or accelerant was used in the fire which gutted Oshodi Market, police has ruled out any explosive being involved in the incident.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

IPMAN arrests four trucks with ‘stolen’ petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has arrested four trucks laden with stolen Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.

Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

What could have been another breakthrough for gunmen who abducted 15 farmers while working on a farm in Donga local government area of Taraba state on Saturday, was however averted by youths of Suntai and adjoining villages in Donga who mobilised and rescued the farmers from their abductors.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kaduna: Police rescue kidnapped pastor, wife, others

The Kaduna State Police Command in separate operations said it had rescued eight kidnapped victims, including a pastor, his wife, four children, and two other travellers in the state.
Six Chadian soldiers were killed near the Libyan border and in the southern Lake Chad region where Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists have stepped up attacks, two provincial officials said Saturday.

Jihadists kill 12 soldiers in Chad

Fighting between the army and jihadists in the Lake Chad region on Tuesday left at least 12 Chadians dead, a provincial governor told AFP.
In another development, the Police operatives attached to Orile Division of the Command on Friday, at 9 am, accosted and arrested one Udu Augustine, male, 39, of No 15, Ishola Street, Magogo, Yaba-Lagos, at Orile Bus Stop.

Suspected armed robber, fake policeman arrested in Lagos

The Police operatives attached to Itire Division of Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Samuel Ayooluwa, male, 24, of no fixed address, at No 54, Olatilewa Street by Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos State.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA chief: We‘ll go after supermarkets, confectionery selling drugged cookies

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will go after owners and operators of supermarkets and confectionery selling cookies, biscuits and other products laced with illicit substances.
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is in self-isolation following a contact with an individual positive for Covid-19, the club has confirmed.

Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde in self-isolation after close contact with coronavirus sufferer

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is in self-isolation following a contact with an individual positive for Covid-19, the club has confirmed.
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, insists the player’s agent.

Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva has no buy-out clause at Eintracht Frankfurt –...

Rumours had suggested the Portuguese international, who has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would be free to leave the Bundesliga club if a rival met a €30m (£26m/$36m) release fee.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Real Madrid boss: Lionel Messi needs to stay in Barcelona

Ahead of this weekend El Clasico clash that could help decide the title race, Zinedine Zidane has said that he hopes Lionel Messi stays at Barcelona, saying his presence is good for La Liga.
Chelsea could make a surprise move to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan if they fail to land Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland this summer, The Telegraph claims.

Romelu Lukaku breaks Ronaldo de Lima’s Inter Milan record

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku broke the record of Brazilian legend, Ronaldo after firing Inter Milan eight points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Bologna.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two killed as police rescues six kidnap victims in Delta

Police in the Delta State command have confirmed the killing of the driver and female passenger of Toyota Sienna bus by kidnappers armed with AK47 along Okutolo Warri-Sapele Road, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Security guards caught vandalising installations at Warri refinery

The police in Delta State on Thursday said three persons have been arrested for allegedly vandalising armored cables and other electrical installations at the Warri Refinery and Petro-Chemical Company in the state.

Akwa Ibom, Abia border crisis claims seven lives

No fewer than seven indigenes of Ikpanya clan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been reportedly killed after days of attacks launched by assailants from Ugbo community, Arochukwu in Abia State
Rodrygo looks set to be forced to play for the Real Madrid youth team due to the small quota of non-EU players allowed in squads. Getty - Contributor

Rodrygo hails idol Neymar as ‘an absolute genius’

Rodrygo is making a name for himself with Real Madrid and Brazil, but the 20-year-old remains in awe of those he idolised growing up and considers fellow countryman Neymar to be “an absolute genius”.
Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye says he’s ready for the Afcon qualifiers against Sierra Leone and hopes to be between the sticks for the game.

Super Eagles goalie claims top clubs in England, Italy, Belgium join Ajax in chase...

Super Eagles No 1 goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has claimed top clubs in England, Italy and Belgium have joined Ajax Amsterdam in the chase to sign him from Sparta Rotterdam.

Jungle justice: Angry mob sets suspected thief ablaze in Delta market

An Angry mob at about 12:30pm on Monday set a suspected thief ablaze at the popular McCaiver market in Warri, Delta State, newsmen can report.
Pep Guardiola says he may not be able to give Sergio Aguero much time on the pitch before his contract is due to end as Manchester City chase an unprecedented quadruple.

Sergio Aguero struggling to get on Manchester City teamsheet as contract runs down

Pep Guardiola says he may not be able to give Sergio Aguero much time on the pitch before his contract is due to end as Manchester City chase an unprecedented quadruple.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government wades into NLC, Kaduna face-off

The Federal government yesterday waded into the national strike and picketing in Kaduna State by the two Labour Centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.
Carlo Ancelotti insists a European Super League ‘cannot happen’ and believes a relaxing of Financial Fair Play rules ‘could be a good step’.

Everton boss: I need fresh wingers

Ancelotti complained after losing to Leeds that his squad lacked the players capable of playing as he wants.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN begs judiciary workers to call off strike in nation’s interest

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has urged Judiciary workers in the country to end the over 40 days strike action in “the interest of the nation.
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has made himself unavailable for the Euro 2020 finals with the Germany squad to be announced Wednesday.

Euro 2020: Marco Reus makes himself unavailable for Germany

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has made himself unavailable for the Euro 2020 finals with the Germany squad to be announced Wednesday.

Namibia issues travel documents to gay couple’s children

Namibia on Tuesday issued emergency travel documents to the twin daughters of a gay couple who have been battling to take them home following their birth to a surrogate in South Africa, one of the fathers told Reuters.

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has vowed to ensure peace in all troubled areas in the country.

IGP: Nigeria’s security challenges not insurmountable

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, has acknowledged the security ecosystem Nigeria is currently battling with, assuring, however, that they are not insurmountable.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) taps hands with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their quarter final match of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on May 15, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

Novak Djokovic survives Stefanos Tsitsipas scare to advance to Rome semi-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic survived a three-set battle with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas over two days in their rain-delayed quarter-finals to advance to the Italian Open semi-finals on Saturday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Four suspects arrested over attack on Imo police station

The Imo state police command on Friday said that it had arrested four suspects in connection with the razing of Okigwe South Area Police Command Headquarters.

NCDMB holds STIC regional finals

The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has held its Southern/Eastern Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC), at the board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota’s foot injury is not as bad as first feared and the striker has an outside chance of playing in the club’s final game of the season, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.

Liverpool boss: Diogo Jota injury not as bad as feared

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota’s foot injury is not as bad as first feared and the striker has an outside chance of playing in the club’s final game of the season, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.