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Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available for foreigners in the country.

Immigration chief: We’ll limit jobs available to foreigners so Nigerians can get more

The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available to foreigners in the country.
Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, is ready to adjust and play in different roles to justify himself under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Callum Hudson-Odoi warned against playing for Ghana

Charles Taylor has advised Callum Hudson-Odoi to continue playing for England despite strong interest from Ghana.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor urges Canada to demand quick passage of electoral act

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the Canadian Government to appeal to the Nigerian Government and the National Assembly to expedite action on the timely passage of the National Electoral Act into law.
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Tokyo Olympic trials: Senegal, Ivory Coast arrive Lagos for invitational relays

Two out of the seven countries confirmed for the invitational relays scheduled as part of Nigeria’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic trials have arrived Lagos for the event.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti government debunks soldiers protest over unpaid allowances

Ekiti State government yesterday debunks reports being circulated in some online media platforms that some Nigerian soldiers said to have been newly recruited into the Nigeria Army staged a protest in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital over non-payment of their allowances.
France coach Didier Deschamps was happy with his team’s commitment in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Germany at Euro 2020 but said the world champions must look to retain possession better through the rest of the tournament.

France coach happy with team spirit but sees room for improvement

France coach Didier Deschamps was happy with his team’s commitment in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Germany at Euro 2020 but said the world champions must look to retain possession better through the rest of the tournament.
Portugal will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a clash against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday (today).

Euro 2020: Portugal seek perfect start vs Hungary

A Selecao will be determined to make a strong start on Tuesday considering the strength of Group F, but Hungary are now a team to be taken extremely seriously at this level of football.
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Euro 2020: Steve Clarke insists Scotland not under pressure to face Czech

Ahead of today’s Euro 2020 encounter against the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Monday, Scotland manager, Steve Clarke wants his players to balance the excitement without letting the pressure of the occasion get to them.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian lawyers differ on higher pay for judicial officers

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Wednesday expressed divergent views on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad ‘s proposal to review salaries of Judicial Officers, every four years.
Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, is ready to adjust and play in different roles to justify himself under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Ghana intensify chase for Chelsea winger with presidential intervention

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bolstered their quest to convince Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to switch his international allegiance from England.

Chidozie Awaziem: Super Eagles ready for Cameroon test

Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem insists the team is battle ready for Tuesday’s (today) international friendly against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
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CAN tells Imo opposition leaders to calm down

The Imo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has waded into the insecurity challenges in the state, urging opposition leaders and other political players to sheath their swords in the interest of the peace.
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Ekiti monarch urges federal government to complete PTF projects at FUOYE

The Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, has appealed to the Federal Government to complete all the outstanding Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) projects at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE). Ademolaju made the appeal in Oye-Ekiti...
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.

Minister solicits military protection for rail projects

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has called on the Nigerian Army to provide security protection for the workers on Kaduna-Kano, Kano-Maradi and Maiduguri-Port Harcourt rail lines projects that will begin soon.
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Governor Ganduje: Bandits are grouping in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has raised an alarm over alleged grouping of bandits in Falgore forest in Kano, calling on the military to take urgent action against the gathering.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

NCPC chief: Journalists play critical role in peace, stability of Nigeria

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, has expressed delight over the critical role of journalists in the peace and stability of Nigeria
Senegal's Edouard Mendy will become Africa's first goalkeeper to win a Champions League title, in its current form, if Chelsea beat Manchester City. Berengui-DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Edouard Mendy: Chelsea played ‘perfect game’ against Manchester City

Edouard Mendy has labelled N'Golo Kante "a complete player" and "indispensable" for Chelsea, while claiming that the Blues played the "perfect game" to defeat Manchester City in the Champions League final.

Ex-EFCC chair seeks partnership with NDLEA

A non-governmental organisation founded by former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Farida Waziri, has solicited the support of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in checking drug abuse and trafficking.

Foreign portfolio investors pressure external reserves

Nigeria’s external reserves fell by 1.7 per cent, month-on-month (MoM) to $34.27 billion in May, the lowest level since May last year.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Constitution review: Bauchi governor pleads for the creation of Katagum state

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has pleaded with the House of Representatives’ committee on the Zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution to consider the agitations for the creation of Katagum state, out of the present Bauchi state.

SEC to assist mining ministry in commodities exchange

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed its preparedness to assist the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in resolving some of the challenges faced in the solid minerals sector through commodities exchanges.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to build a secondary school for the Police in the State. He made the promise on Saturday while receiving delegation of the Police Wives Association of Nigeria (POWA) led by its President and Wife of the Inspector General of Police, Hajia Hajara Alkali, during a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina. The Governor who received Hajia Alkali and her entourage in the company of the Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said government will continue to support Lagos Police Command and officers’ wives in the State.

Lagos governor promises build police secondary school

He made the promise on Saturday while receiving delegation of the Police Wives Association of Nigeria (POWA) led by its President and Wife of the Inspector General of Police, Hajia Hajara Alkali, during a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina.

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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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NCC set to review licence structure for telecoms operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has commenced a review of existing licence structure for telecoms operators in the country.

Court remands 19-year-old for ‘armed robbery’

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 19-year-old man, Jacob Utambe, charged with with armed robbery be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.

Netherlands coach: Barcelona move will give Depay ‘something extra’

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer is hopeful Memphis Depay’s Euro 2020 form will be positively impacted after the confirmation the striker will play for Barcelona next season.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari names team to engage with Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari meets minister, chief of staff over insecurity in South East

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend met with the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige at Aso Rock over the escalating insecurity in the South East.