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Mario Mandzukic is a free agent after the Croatian forward confirmed he has terminated his contract with Al-Duhail.

Mario Mandzukic terminates Al-Duhail contract

Mario Mandzukic is a free agent after the Croatian forward confirmed he has terminated his contract with Al-Duhail.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – president

Algeria is waiting for an apology for France’s colonial occupation of the North African country, the president said, expressing hope that Emmanuel Macron would build on recent conciliatory overtures.
Rasheedat Ajibade played an outstanding role in Avaldsnes’s 1-0 victory over Roa in their Norwegian Toppserien game on Saturday.

Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade makes scoring Norwegian Toppserien start for Avaldsnes

Rasheedat Ajibade opened her Norwegian Toppserien campaign on a fine note as she was on target in Avaldsnes' 5-2 triumph over Lyn Football on Saturday.
James Milner admits that he could have pushed for a move away from Liverpool when asked to play at left-back throughout the 2016-17 campaign

James Milner admits he could’ve walked out on Liverpool

James Milner admits that he could have pushed for a move away from Liverpool when asked to play at left-back throughout the 2016-17 campaign, but the 34-year-old has never shirked a challenge and is now a Champions League and Premier League title winner at Anfield.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: I earned more as a professor than as minister

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his “salaries and allowances” as a serving minister are lesser compared to what he earned as an academic at the International University Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office and ECOWAS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on response to COVID-19 in West African countries.

UNESCO, ECOWAS sign MoU on coronavirus response

The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office and ECOWAS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on response to COVID-19 in West African countries.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2020 Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp wearing a face mask comes out for the warm up during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England. – The delay to Liverpool’s title celebrations caused by the coronavirus was just the latest twist in the tale of the Reds’ 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England. A stunning run of 26 wins and one draw from their opening 27 games of the Premier League season ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men were champions-elect long before football was shut down in March. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp: I would never compare myself with Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish, Bill Shankly

Jurgen Klopp says he would never compare himself with Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish and Bill Shankly, despite winning the Premier League and Champions League.
Antoine Griezmann was limited to a brief cameo on Tuesday as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw in a match that could prove vital to the LaLiga title race.

Antoine Griezmann ‘a caricature of himself’ in toxic Barcelona environment – former coach

Antoine Griezmann has become "a caricature of himself" at Barcelona, where his former Real Sociedad boss, Martin Lasarte, feels a toxic environment is taking its toll.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Group counters AGF Malami on treatment of whistleblowers

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has restated its call for a honest implementation of the federal government’s whistleblower blower policy as a way of ensuring the success of the war against corruption.
FIFA

Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ‘internet fraudster’ over $8.5m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned one Ikenna Onwuzuruike, also known as Jeff Sikora, before Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Juventus have opened negotiations to sign highly-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres this summer, report Onda Cero.

Juventus open talks to sign Valencia star

Torres has enjoyed an excellent campaign at Los Che but his contract expires in the summer of 2021 and his future is now said to be in doubt.

Nigerian government to engage 1,000 unskilled workers per local council between October, December

The Federal Government says it will recruit 1,000 itinerant, unskilled workers in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGA), in the country from October to December for roads rehabilitation, construction, sanitation, among others.
Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

Nigerians speak on experiences, lessons of coronavirus

Some Nigerians on Monday, spoke on their experiences and lessons of COVID-19, which though unforgettable and painful, were life-changing and helped them make better decisions.
Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) received about 100 complaints between the time of inauguration of the Patients’ Bill of Rights (PBoR) in July 2018 and December 2019.

FCCPC: Patients’ right bill opened Nigerians to better health services

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) received about 100 complaints between the time of inauguration of the Patients’ Bill of Rights (PBoR) in July 2018 and December 2019.
The Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, has denied the report that the polytechnic was planning to retire staffers who had turned 60 years old in December 2019.

Rector: We’re not sacking any staff

The Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, has denied the report that the polytechnic was planning to retire staffers who had turned 60 years old in December 2019.

Namibian boy teaches Chinese language to youngsters

Porterico Van Wyk, a 13-year-old Namibian boy, is a great believer in the importance of learning different languages. For the past few weeks, Van Wyk has been teaching other youngsters how to speak Chinese.
Britain’s death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

Coronavirus death toll hits 494,337

The United States is the worst-hit country with 125,039 deaths from 2,467,837 cases. At least 670,809 people have been declared recovered.

Recent Stories

NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.