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Germany bans Salafist Muslim group

Berlin’s senate department for interior affairs on Thursday said it had banned a “jihad-salafist” association Jama’atu Berlin, also known as Tauhid Berlin, and that police had undertaken the raids, without giving further details.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen lost consciousness during Atalanta-Napoli and was rushed to the hospital, but according to Sky Sport the Napoli striker is now alert.

Victor Osimhen likens his unconscious 30 minutes to a brain reset

Osimhen was discharged to return to Naples on Monday after spending the night under observation at a hospital in Bergamo following an alarming collapse towards the end of the club’s 4-2 Serie A defeat by Atalanta on Sunday.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer assures Shola Shoretire more playing time

Ole Gunner Solskjaer has promised exciting youngster Shola Shoretire more playing time provided he keeps improving.
Brendan Rodgers on the touchline during Leicester City's win over Chelsea (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers the ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur

Despite the early season talk of a potential title challenge for Spurs, the season has gone somewhat sour in recent months. Mourinho’s side racked up 24 points from their opening 11 games, but have since picked up just 12 from the following 12 games – winning just three league games since Christmas, and losing four of their last five top-flight outings.
FILE PHOTO - A man, wearing a protective face mask, rides his scooter in a local market in Nice amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Eric Gaillard

French city of Nice asks tourists to stay away amid coronavirus surge

The mayor of Nice in southern France called on Sunday for a weekend lockdown in the area to reduce the flow of tourists as it battles a sharp spike in coronavirus infections to triple the national rate.
Rio Ferdinand admits the sacrifices he was forced to make during his Manchester United career meant he couldn’t be there for his children “75 per cent of the time”.

Rio Ferdinand admits Manchester United commitment affected family ties

Rio Ferdinand admits the sacrifices he was forced to make during his Manchester United career meant he couldn’t be there for his children “75 per cent of the time”.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps set to amend ACJA, Armed Forces Act, others

The bills are tilted (Administration of Criminal Justice Act. (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1186); Armed Forces Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1187) and Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1188).
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate receives President Buhari’s request to confirm service chiefs

The Senate yesterday read a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate for the confirmation of the appointment of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and service chiefs.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate: We will ensure proper utilisation of coronavirus funds

The Senate on Tuesday pledged to ensure that all funds approved by the National Assembly to tackle COVID-19 pandemic are properly utilised by the federal government.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Inter-tribal conflict: Leaders must unite against criminality – Senate

The Senate has called on all leaders across the country to come together in unison against criminality following the activities of bandits and kidnappers, as well as resist the antics of divisive elements bent on instigating inter-ethnic tensions across the country.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps resume, adjourn plenary in honour of deceased colleague

He said that though there were many announcements including a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the House about the appointment of the new Service Chiefs, the parliament would still not be sitting.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate to debate herders, farmers’ clash this week

The recurring incidents of herders, farmers’ clashes in some parts of the country will receive the attention of the Senate as it reconvenes from its Christmas break this week.
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Timi Frank asks Senate to reject ex-service chiefs’ nomination

As the National Assembly resumes plenary on Tuesday after a long Christmas break, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has asked the Senate not to confirm the nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari of the erstwhile service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
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John Terry: How I sacrificed my Chelsea place for Nathan Ake

Aston Villa number two coach, John Terry, has revealed how he gave up his place at Chelsea so Nathan Ake for him to get a first-team shot.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Liverpool willing to sacrifice Mo Salah for Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.
Newcastle Coach Steve Bruce attributed his sides surprise 2-0 defeat of Everton to fitness of his boys and their readiness to go the extra mile. His boys according to him are not only fit but indeed healthy.

Steve Bruce hopes fit Newcastle can maintain the tempo

Newcastle Coach Steve Bruce attributed his sides surprise 2-0 defeat of Everton to fitness of his boys and their readiness to go the extra mile. His boys according to him are not only fit but indeed healthy.
New Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel aka Mr T & T may have to work very hard to warm himself into the hearts of some Blue fans still lamenting over sacking of Frank Lampard.

Angry Chelsea fans hang a banner reading ‘Circus continues’

New Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel aka Mr T & T may have to work very hard to warm himself into the hearts of some Blue fans still lamenting over sacking of Frank Lampard.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has explained his angry outburst at RB Leipzig fitness coach Daniel Behlau after Tuesday’s night Champions League semi-final in Lisbon.

Thomas Tuchel agrees to take over as Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel has agreed to take over as Chelsea boss – and will be in charge for Wednesday night’s game against Wolves.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Nigeria’s National Assembly postpones resumption

The National Assembly management has postponed the scheduled resumption of lawmakers from January 26 to February 9.
Former FIFA president, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, was in an induced coma for a week after he had a successful heart surgery in December. The news was made public by the Blatter family who have come together to help as he recovers.

Sepp Blatter spent a week in induced coma – daughter

Former FIFA president, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, was in an induced coma for a week after he had a successful heart surgery in December. The news was made public by the Blatter family who have come together to help as he recovers.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Napoli star Victor Osimhen recovers from coronavirus

Osimhen, 22, is also expected to start individual training on Saturday following a shoulder injury according to Sky Sport Italia.

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FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an event at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York City, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS-Bria Webb-File Photo

Aung San Suu Kyi troubles worsen as court files fresh charges

She was previously charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management law, connected with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and a violation of import and export laws for possession of walkie talkies.

Charles Idahosa backs Edo governor’s probe of N30 billion stormwater project

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa, has advised a former governor; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to panic over moves by the Edo State government to probe the N30 billion Edo stormwater project.

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61 percent

The Australian National University’s Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA) recorded just over $780m (A$1bn ; £550m) in investment.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

PDP, Femi Falana condemn arrest of Kano governor’s ex-aide by DSS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the arrest of Salisu Tanko-Yakasai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) shortly after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter.

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A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

Group calls for total clampdown on IPOB

Concerned Igbo elders have called on relevant authorities to deal decisively with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying the current level of force being deployed may not be enough to curb their violent excesses.
Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Aisha Yesufu: President Buhari incompetent, clueless

In an interview with Channels Television, Yusufu was asked of her take on Buhari’s statement on how the government at the federal level will handle the situation and the ongoing measures being taken to tackle the issues involving insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, Yesufu said she makes absolutely nothing of the President’s statement because he says one thing and the opposite happens.

MSF mobile clinics provides healthcare services in Borno despite insecurity

Médecins Sans Frontieres MSF teams are providing healthcare services to residents living in the remote areas of Borno State in spite of the insecurity in the region.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.
FILE PHOTO - Employees work on a drilling machine production line at a factory in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China November 14, 2018. REUTERS-Stringer

Official: China factory activity grows at slowest pace in nine months

Factory activity in China grew at the slowest pace in nine months in February, as business operations slowed over the country’s Lunar New Year holiday, according to official data released Sunday.