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Sunday Oliseh celebrates his winning goal against Spain during Nigeria’s 3-2 victory at the 1998 World Cup. Grigory Dukor-Reuters

Yakubu Aiyegbeni: Sunday Oliseh greater than Mikel Obi as defensive midfielder

Erstwhile Nigeria international striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni says former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, was a better defensive midfielder during his playing days than fellow ex-Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps kicks as minister shuns human trafficking probe

The House of Representatives has condemned the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, of shunning its invitations on the investigation of trafficking of persons out of Nigeria.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Why government’ll not hands-off downstream oil sector

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Sunday, insisted that it would continue to regulate the downstream petroleum industry, irrespective of the recent deregulation of the sector, to prevent petroleum products marketers from exploiting consumers and also to enforce the appropriate laws guiding the industry.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UCTH: Cross River not coronavirus free

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) said a patient has tested positive to coronavirus in the facility despite the fact that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has not announced any confirmed case of COVID-19 in the South-South state.

Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.
Dominic Cummings seen running from 10 Downing Street shortly after it was announced that Boris Johnson had coronavirus.

British minister resigns over Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation on Tuesday over the controversy surrounding top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown.

Anambra: Tension brews as two communities tussle for primogenitor

The people of Agukwu Nri, the acclaimed custodians of the Igbo culture and their Enugwu Ukwu brothers appear set to stir up controversy over which of the two communities is the progenitor.

Group warns mischief makers not to taint Senator Abaribe’s character

The Igbo Renaissance Forum (IRF) has warned mischief makers to stay clear and not taint the character of the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Antonio Cassano: Sex before match my biggest motivation

Most football manager will tell you that sex before match could affect the result of the match as the player or players are likely to be weak after burning energies under the sheets.
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Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas.

Actors Guild to review Elisha Abbo’s appointment as patron

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) says it will hold a stakeholders meeting to address the controversy that trailed the recent appointment of Elisha Abbo, a senator, as one of its patrons.

Coronavirus: Nigerian found dead in his Italy home

Okunuga Olumide Saraku, a 64-year-old Nigerian, has been found dead in his home in Modena, Italy, where he lived alone. Okunuga, a native of Ikenne in Ogun State and the president of Egbe Omo Yoruba in Emilia Romagna region, was found dead at about 11:00a.m. on Tuesday at his home. There are suspicions that he may have died of coronavirus infection, a disease that has ravaged Italy in the past few weeks.
Barely 24 hours after he appointed him as a member of the Board of Kaduna State investment agency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday gave the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi another key appointment.

Kano government denies banishing former Emir Sanusi

Controversy now trails the banishing of the former Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhamad Sanusi, as the Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar, has denied that the State Government ordered the banishment of the former Emir.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s security forces underpaid, overstretched

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again waded into the controversy surrounding the right of regions to establish internal security outfits, saying that they were necessary because the nation’s military and paramilitary forces are overstretched and underpaid.

Man raises alarm over missing son after summon by local vigilante

Controversy has been stirred by an alarm raised by one Chief Emmanuel Anyina, alleging that his son, Amos Amadi, disappeared after he honoured an invitation by the Community Development Committee, CDC, Chairman of the Community, Chikwere Ogbuogor, the ONELGA Security and Peace Advisory Committee, OSPAC, Vigilante Commander, Alexander Omezuruike, to denounce cultism.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Charges against Omoyele Sowore a mockery of justice

SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Controversies over alleged raid of Ebonyi governor’s Abuja residence

Controversy is brewing over the identity of the security agency responsible for the alleged raid on Abuja residence of Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi; the Chairman, South East Governors Forum.

Presidency explains why ministers must go through Chief of Staff, SGF

The Presidency on Saturday cleared the air on the responsibilities of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and that of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.