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Manchester City advanced to the EFL Cup final following a 3-2 aggregate over Manchester United.

Five top games to watch in Europa League this week

The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged franchisees operating in the red meat value chain in the State to put in place necessary protocols in order to ensure that their meat is wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Lagos set to launch maiden Eko City farmers’ market

A new farmers’ market where Lagosians can buy fresh farm produce at farm gate prices will open at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) next Sunday.

Boko Haram: Chibok community targeted for ‘annihilation’ – residents

Members of the Chibok community, in war-ravaged Borno State, on Monday, said they were being targeted for ‘annihilation’ by the Boko Haram.
Liverpool are set to shatter their transfer record to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, according to the Sun.

Barcelona confirm Ousmane Dembélé hamstring tear

It has been confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé has a ‘complete tear’ of his right hamstring although Barcelona have refused to comment on just how long the Frenchman will be missing for.
Former Nigerian youth international Chidiebere Nwakali’s contract at Swedish club Kalmar FF has been terminated as a result of the midfielder returning late from Christmas break.

Chidiebere Nwakali sacked by Swedish club for returning late from Christmas break

Former Nigerian youth international Chidiebere Nwakali’s contract at Swedish club Kalmar FF has been terminated as a result of the midfielder returning late from Christmas break.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, in a group photograph with members of the Senate Press Corps who presented a birthday card to him on Monday, January 27, 2020 3

Senator Lawan : Security, PIB, electoral reforms matters topmost agenda in Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Monday that issues of security in the country, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and electoral reforms are topmost on the agenda of the Senate as the upper chamber reconvenes on Tuesday.
rice importation

Rice: Stakeholders call for extension of border closure, ABP

There were fears last August when the Federal Government announced the closure of borders in a bid to stem the influx of light arms, food products, including rice and poultry.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

Medical trips: House of Reps seek court approval for president, govs, other public office...

A bill to bar the President, Governors and other public office holders from traveling abroad for treatment without court approval, has been slated for second reading in the House of Representatives.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

Abia to partner NDLEA to fight drug trafficking

The Abia State government has pledged support for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to help combat the high use of illicit drugs in the state.
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the Court of Appeal Complex for the Asaba Division would be inaugurated on Feb. 3, 2020.

Governor Okowa: Asaba appeal court complex ready February 3

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the Court of Appeal Complex for the Asaba Division would be inaugurated on Feb. 3, 2020.
Lionel Messi's second-half strike ensured Quique Seitén marked his first game as Barcelona boss with a home win over Granada that moved them back to the summit of La Liga.

Barca president gives players watches valued at 10,000 euro

In spite of enduring one of the first starts to a season in the club’s history, Barcelona players were royally gifted by the club’s president.

Road accidents claim 31 lives in Ogun

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that no fewer than 31 persons died in various road accidents across the state during the Christmas and New year period.

Plateau youths sack chairman over financial recklessness, abuse of office

Youths in Plateau State, under the aegis of Plateau Youth Council, have sacked their Chairman, Dr. Jemchnag Fabong, over alleged abuse of office and gross misconduct.
Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay for up to eight weeks, after scans confirmed injured knee ligaments. 2

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar amid security fears

It is imperative that the Red Devils have a successful and uneventful winter break after playing through the busy Christmas and January periods with a skeleton squad. Players such as Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Dan James have each played 28, 27 and 23 games already this season and there are concerns over player burnout as the season progresses.
The bill sponsored by Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, provides that all dividends by any shareholder after 24 months of declaration by a public company and venture capital meant for investment is usually high risk or new business that also has high potentials shall be categorised as unclaimed dividends.

House of Reps moves to establish unclaimed dividends trust fund

As part of efforts aimed at strengthening the capital market, the House of Representatives on resumption from the Christmas and New Year recess is expected to commence debate on a bill which seeks to establish Unclaimed Dividends Trust Fund in the country.
Prince Charles has threatened to cut off Prince Harry’s cash flow if he and Meghan step away from the royal family completely, according to a new report.

Prince Charles threatens to cut off funding to Prince Harry and Meghan

Prince Charles has threatened to cut off Prince Harry’s cash flow if he and Meghan step away from the royal family completely, according to a new report.
Simon Lalong

Amotekun: Similar outfit coming soon in North – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said a similar security outfit to “Operation Amotekun” for the North was already in the works.
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director-CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.

President Buhari reverses suspension of NBET chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again overruled the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, over key decisions made in agencies under the ministry’s supervision.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.