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Anambra election: PDP screens 10 aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Anambra governorship election on Monday screened 10 of the 16 aspirants seeking the party’s ticket.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Politics: Winners take all syndrome dangerous – ex-President Jonathan

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that winners take all syndrome in politics has made the Nigerian political environment a very tough and dangerous option.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury-time winner rescues Liverpool against Villa

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.
Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.

2023: PDP leaders have resolved not to repeat mistakes of 2015 – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Saturday said the Governors and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have revolved that they would not repeat the mistakes of 2015 that cost the party the leadership in the country.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: It’s easier to meet bandits than President Buhari

According to Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of Northern Elders’ Forum, Gumi told stakeholders in the region that he had made fruitless efforts to meet with the president over the rising insecurity.
Solicitor General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Adedayo Toba Apata, SAN, (Dayo Apata).

Ministry: N5.3 billion judgment debt payment followed due process

The Ministry of Justice has denied the payment of N5.3billion judgment debt without due process, saying the disbursement of the fund followed laid down procedure.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Britain March 16, 2021. REUTERS-Peter Cziborra

Prince Philip was the gruff figure at heart of Britain’s monarchy

A blunt-speaking naval officer who as Queen Elizabeth’s dutiful consort helped modernise the British monarchy, Prince Philip might be best remembered for his gruff public persona.
Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.

Nigerian duo hope to turn local spirit into premium brand

Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.
Nigerian international Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague of the Czech first League were able to hold English Premier League opponents Arsenal when Prague’s Tomas Holes scored in stoppage time to deny Nicolas Pepe the glory of a late winner. The leveller earned visitors Prague a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture.

Slavia Prague force Arsenal to a late-goal draw

Nigerian international Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague of the Czech first League were able to hold English Premier League opponents Arsenal when Prague’s Tomas Holes scored in stoppage time to deny Nicolas Pepe the glory of a late winner. The leveller earned visitors Prague a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Alex Ekwueme’s daughter: I’m in Anambra guber race to make a difference

Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage

Google today open-sourced Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls. The code and demo, which are available on GitHub, compress raw audio down to 3 kilobits per second for “quality that compares favorably to other codecs,” Google says.
Senator representing Kwara South at the National Assembly, Lola Ashiru, yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has surmounted its leadership crisis.

Senator Ashiru: Kwara APC has surmounted its leadership crisis

Senator representing Kwara South at the National Assembly, Lola Ashiru yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has surmounted its leadership crisis.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

kano governor: APC has not graduated to the ‘next level’

Seven years after the alliance by various political parties to form the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the party is yet to be a unified platform.

Bode George: Ayodele Fayose a ‘complete infra dig’ not worthy of my response

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday said he will not dignify Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state with a response over his recent interview.

2023: APC lacks presidential material – PDP

National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-South Zone, Chief Dan Orbih, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate in its fold worthy of winning a presidential election in Nigeria in 2023.

Presidency: Bishop Kukah’s Easter message ungodly

The Presidency, on Sunday in Abuja, described as ungodly attempt by Bishop Matthew Kukah to politicise the nation’s security challenges and the hijab saga in Kwara in his 2021 Easter homily.

Ayo Fayose: Ex-President Obasanjo sent Bode George to jail because of PDP national chairmanship...

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state on Sunday revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo masterminded the incarceration of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over tussle for the party’s national chairmanship position.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer has issued a warning to Mino Raiola regarding the latter’s efforts to force Paul Pogba’s Old Trafford departure, per the Daily Express.

Manchester United boss warns Mino Raiola over Paul Pogba future

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer has issued a warning to Mino Raiola regarding the latter’s efforts to force Paul Pogba’s Old Trafford departure, per the Daily Express.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month to resolve their long-running dispute over the Addis Ababa’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said.

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC

A new round of African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan has begun aimed at resolving a years-long dispute over a massive dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile, a main tributary of the Nile river.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor preaches peace, harmony at Easter

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to citizens of the state to embrace common humanity and uphold obligations for peace and harmony in their respective communities.

ACF eulogizes late Yinka Odumakin

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has described late Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, as a person who had held to his views strongly in defense of the Yoruba course.
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.

Lille clash ‘important but not decisive’ – PSG coach

Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said Saturday’s top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash against Lille would be important but not decisive as the season nears its end.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands.

Barca prioritise Erling Haaland over Leo Messi renewal

At the moment. Barca are working on two plans. The first is to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland. The second is to renew Leo Messi's contract. According to 'The Sun', that is their order of priorities.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Serie A club Lazio Interested In Paul Onuachu

The 26-year-old was linked with a move to French club Olympic Lyon in January but the Ligue 1 club instead signed Algeria forward Islam Slimani from Leicester City.
Doctors are predicting that Netherlands defender Daley Blind will recover from injury and be ready for the European Championship, coach Frank de Boer said.

Dutch coach: Daley Blind likely to be back for Euro 2020

Doctors are predicting that Netherlands defender Daley Blind will recover from injury and be ready for the European Championship, coach Frank de Boer said.
Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison and Rodrigo were all on target as a rampant Leeds United trounced hapless Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday.

Leeds turn on the style in win at Burnley

Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison and Rodrigo were all on target as a rampant Leeds United trounced hapless Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday.

JAMB extends UTME, DE registration by two weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has extended the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and the Direct Entry, DE, registration by two weeks.

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Nigerian government appoints new coordinator for NG-CARES support unit

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Sallah: Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has pardoned 17 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: I believe in united Nigeria, not secession

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday declared his belief in a united Nigeria and condemned calls for secession by some groups in the country.

Minister urges women to sustain legacies left by late Senator Alhassan

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called on Nigerian women to sustain and build on the political and empowerment legacies established left by late Aisha Alhassan.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has issued an apology for his penalty miss against Chelsea.

Manchester City boss reacts to Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss vs Chelsea

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday.