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APC chieftain: Senator Sheriff used his empire to handpick Kashim Shettima as Borno governor...

A chieftain in the All Progressive Congress (APC) and a former law maker in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Dr Kassim Mohammad Kassim, has recalled how former Borno Governor Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff installed his successor, Senator Kashim Shettima in 2011.
Oscar De La Hoya is planning to call out long-time rival and former opponent Floyd Mayweather after his comeback fight against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, set for September this year.

Oscar De La Hoya planning to call out Mayweather for mega-fight

Oscar De La Hoya is planning to call out long-time rival and former opponent Floyd Mayweather after his comeback fight against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, set for September this year.
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Lagos council poll: AAC to contest only three councillorship seats – chairman

The African Action Congress (AAC) on Tuesday said it would contest only three councillorship seats in two local government councils at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.

Lagos polls: Accord to contest in 12 council areas of strength come July 24

Accord Party plans to contest only in 12 local government councils and 37 local council development areas at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.

Former Germany star labels Cristiano Ronaldo a fool

Former Germany midfield star Dietmar Hamann has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo “a fool” for his audacious piece of skill in Portugal’s 4-2 loss im Munich on Saturday.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the first weekly cabinet meeting of his new government in Jerusalem June 20, 2021. Emmanuel Dunand-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Naftali Bennett warns against nuclear talks with Iran’s ‘hangmen regime’

Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal.
Iran's outgoing President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speak to the media after their meeting in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Hardline judge wins landslide in Iran presidential vote amid low turnout

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured a landslide victory on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.

Benue 2023: Senator Gemade declares intention to contest for governor

Senator Barnabas Gemade has formally informed the people of Jechira about his intention to contest the Benue gubernatorial election come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Anambra election: APC screening committee clears 14 aspirants, submits report

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Screening Committee has screened and cleared all the 14 Anambra State governorship aspirants ahead of the party’s primary scheduled for July 26.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Anambra election: APGA clears ex-central bank boss, three other aspirants for guber primaries

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has cleared a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and three other aspirants to contest for its primary election scheduled for June 23.
Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz is being backed to overcome the “nonsense” criticism that continues to be aimed in his direction, with former Bayer Leverkusen team-mate Jonathan Tah expecting the Germany international to come good.

Klaus Fischer: Kai Havertz ‘not comfortable’ as false nine at Chelsea

Chelsea have been warned by former Germany striker Klaus Fischer that Kai Havertz "doesn't feel comfortable" filling a false nine role, but the Blues' club-record £70 million ($99m) star is still being backed to shine in English football.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a news conference at the end of the G7 summit, at Cornwall Airport Newquay, Britain, June 13, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden suggests Russia might be weaker than it seems

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that “autocrat” Vladimir Putin was right to say that relations were at their lowest point in years though he suggested that Russia might be weaker than it seemed and that Moscow had overreached in the Middle East.
FILE PHOTO: The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

G7 chides China on rights, demands coronavirus origins investigation

Group of Seven leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in its Xinjiang region, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy and demanded a full and thorough investigation of the origins of the coronavirus in China.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN election committee ready to conduct credible polls – chair

The Electoral Committee Chairman, Prince Jambright B.T Sumanu said his committee is ready to conduct a credible 2021 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) election in Kebbi state.

PDP: OGSIEC plotting to shut us out of Ogun council poll

The Ogun chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC, Barr. Babatunde Osibodu, of meddling in the affairs of the party.
Ghana coach Charles Akonnor has taken the positives from their 1-0 defeat to Morocco in Tuesday’s international match.

Ghana coach takes positives from Morocco defeat

A second half howler by Kotoko goalkeeper Razak Abalora led to defender Jawad El Yamiq scoring the only goal as the Atlas Lions won the tight contest in Rabat.
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Anambra election: APC sets-up seven-member screening committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a seven-member committee to screen aspirants jostling for its ticket in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Bill to deregister zero-seat parties passes first reading at House of Reps

The Bill titled, “A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Strengthen Political Parties Structures in Nigeria; and for Related Matters,” it is sponsored by Hon. Oberuakpefe Anthony Afe.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

2023: Northern youths urge Senator Saraki to contest Presidency

Scores of youths under the aegis of ‘Saraki is coming’, drawn from many states in Northern Nigeria, Sunday, took to the streets in Kano, calling on immediate past Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to contest the 2023 Presidential election.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, did not knock out Logan Paul but easily controlled their eight-round exhibition fight that turned a meme bout into a bankable pay-per-view spectacle. Cliff Hawkins-Getty Images

Fans demand refunds from PPV purses after Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul bout

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul’s respective cuts of the pay-per-view buys for their clash could take a drastic hit following the crash of Showtime’s streaming app.

NGOs play for charity, seek funds to sponsor 100 girls’ education

No fewer than three Non-governmental organizations (NGO) yesterday played for charity in a football tournament as they geared to take 100 girl children to school.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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 vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa increase by 52 percent

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says every region has countries facing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, with cases in Africa on rapid increase.

Spotify acquires podcast discovery specialists Podz

Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose technology generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced.

Femi Falana: No national law on grazing routes

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, and the Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, have opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to reclaim land for open grazing, saying there is no national law on open grazing.
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.

Nigerian legislature, press urged to kill two media-gag bills

The National Assembly has been urged to kill two Bills currently being considered and reportedly aimed at curtailing Press Freedom in the country.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua to Deontay Wilder: I pity you and your one hand, you ll...

Nigeria born British pugilist Anthony Joshua has addressed challenger Deontay Wilder in the language he expects him to understand, noting that going to war with just one weapon is like shooting oneself on the leg.