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Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Paul Pogba reveals club behind his success as footballer

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus taught him the real basics of football as a professional.

NULGE: Local council police panacea to Nigeria’s insecurity challenges

The President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Olatunji Ambali, has said that the establishment of Local Government Police is the only panacea to the problem of insecurity in the country.

Foundation helps five widows to establish their businesses

Givers Supportive Foundation founder, Ambassador Ologbenla Babatunde Smith, has given cash to five widowed to enable them establish their businesses and in turn provide for their respective families and themselves.
In his opening remark, Chairman, HEDA Resource Centre, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said corruption remains a teething problem in Nigeria with grave consequences on political stability, poverty, lack of jobs, growing wave of violence and extremism urging Nigerians to work in unity to tackle corruption headlong.

Anti-graft group: Nigeria loses over N100 billion yearly to tax fraud

In his opening remark, Chairman, HEDA Resource Centre, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said corruption remains a teething problem in Nigeria with grave consequences on political stability, poverty, lack of jobs, growing wave of violence and extremism urging Nigerians to work in unity to tackle corruption headlong.
1. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Sunday in Lagos at the inauguration of the Dash Me Store, an outfit of the Dash Me Foundation founded by the immediate past Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

VP Osinbajo: How grassroots planning helped our social investment programmes

One factor responsible for the impactful implementation of the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration over the years is the realization that you can’t reach Nigerians if you don’t have a plan for the grassroots, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

General Babangida pledges support for Niger NUJ

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has assured the new executives of the Niger chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) of his full support in order to achieve their set objectives.
The newspaper 'Sport', on its front page this Tuesday, points out that FC Barcelona has ruled out a sale of Antoine Griezmann, even though the Frenchman is not going through a good time. The club is confident that he can turn it around.

Barcelona’s wage bill cuts, offloading of Antoine Griezmann

The transfer news has picked up steam with the summer transfer window officially open and one side that is entering a phase of reorganisation that could potentially see a different squad from the one that completed the 2020/2021 season is La Liga side Barcelona.
This was part of a press release signed by MURIC’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to journalists on Tuesday.

MURIC to CAN: You are free to use canon law

The Muslim Rights Concern says it has no objection to the request by the Bauchi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria for the creation of Ecclesiastical courts for Christians in the state.
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 warns MDAs against rejecting corps members

The Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state against rejecting National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members posted to their establishment.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Power generation falls to 3,223MW as gas shortage persists

Power supply in Nigeria continued to struggle as grid generation fell to 3,223 mega watts as at 2pm on Sunday, as gas supply shortage to power plants showed no sign of abating.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Experts laud CBN financial discipline in power sector, decry poor service

Energy experts have described the financial discipline introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the electricity industry as a result-oriented and driver of transparency in revenue collection in the sector.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Nigerian government suspends marriage registrar over negligence of duties

The Federal Government on Friday said it has instituted disciplinary action against the Registrar of Benin Marriage Registry, Ozuruonye Chukwuma, over negligence of duties.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

CAS: NAF gets approval to conduct residency training programme

The West African College of Physicians has given the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Medical Service, Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos, the approval to conduct Residency Training Programmes for its doctors.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two Kano police officers get N1 million reward for rejecting bribe

The duo of Inspector Garba Rabo attached to the Command’s Department of Operations and Jamilu Buhari attached to Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KCPC) were rewarded by Nigerians in the diaspora under the aegis of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Zone 2 Command Onikan Lagos, Nigeria, France Chapter.
After losing two previous games in two different competitions to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea late this season, football analysts believed the tactician that was Pep Guardiola would have recognised the fault lines, effected the right winning strategy, plugged the loopholes and plotted an effective counter to Tuchel’s tactics by crafting a path through the impregnable fortress of the Blues backline.

How Thomas Tuchel won the tactical superiority over Pep Guardiola

After losing two previous games in two different competitions to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea late this season, football analysts believed the tactician that was Pep Guardiola would have recognised the fault lines, effected the right winning strategy, plugged the loopholes and plotted an effective counter to Tuchel’s tactics by crafting a path through the impregnable fortress of the Blues backline.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Akwa Ibom governor: God won’t allow a failure to succeed me

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said that God will not allow a failure to succeed him in the forthcoming elections.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor marks sixth-year in office, tasks residents on qualitative successor

Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has prayed against a successor who would take the state backwards after he would hand over in 2023.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Timi Frank: General Yahaya’s appointment as army chief violates constitution

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has condemned in strong terms the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff (CAS).

UNILAG pro-chancellor: Evil times are behind us

Lanre Tejuoso, the newly-appointed Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, University of Lagos, has prayed God to prevent any further crisis in the university.
Ace Magashule

South Africa’s ANC to probe top official for ‘divisive behaviour’

South Africa’s governing African National Congress said it will look into the behaviour of its already suspended general secretary, Ace Magashule, after he and two other party members aimed veiled insults at ANC leaders last week
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Lagos council poll: APC chairmanship aspirant steps down

Wuraola Agbajeola-Owolabi, a leading All Progressives Congress female aspirant for Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area chairmanship seat, has stepped down over party supremacy.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP mourn’s late COAS, others

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has condoled with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Armed Forces, families and friends of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, other military officers and crew, who died in an unfortunate air-mishap while on national assignment on Friday, 21st May, 2021.

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Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
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Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal: APC will slip into oblivion in two years

Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State, is currently playing host to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors all over Nigeria.
During the press conference ahead of Italy’s clash against Wales tomorrow, Roberto Mancini shared his thoughts on the rumours linking Donnarumma with PSG. He stated that it would be ‘a good choice’ for the goalkeeper.

Italy coach: Gigio Donnarumma joining PSG would be ‘a good choice’

Gigio Donnarumma is currently on international duty with Italy as the first-choice goalkeeper in the squad, hoping to go all the way this summer. Meanwhile, his agent Mino Raiola is working on his future.
Eden Hazard has been branded unprofessional by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was not smart for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Eden Hazard: I won’t leave Real Madrid as a failure

Eden Hazard has insisted that he won't leave Real Madrid "as a failure" and says he's determined to show that he's "made for" the Blancos in 2021-22.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his idol, with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as an example to follow.

Diogo Jota: Cristiano Ronaldo was my idol

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his "idol", with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as "an example to follow".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Charles Michel, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a group photo at the G7 summit, in Carbis Bay, Britain, June 11, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

British premier: G7 summit a chance to learn coronavirus lessons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the other leaders of the world’s most advanced economies on Friday that their G7 summit was a chance to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they do not repeat the errors made during it.