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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.

National Sports Festival will rebirth Edo’s sporting heritage – deputy governor

Edo State deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, says the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ is essentially an opportunity to relaunch the state’s rich sporting heritage.
Arta Solar, the Djibouti club captained by former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, suffered a humiliating 9-1 CAF Confederation Cup defeat on Friday by Al Mokawloon Al Arab in Egypt.

Alex Song proud to win league title in Djibouti

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Alex Song, has said he was proud and happy to have helped Arta/Solar 7 win the 2020-21 Djibouti Premier League title.

2023: PDP, APC battle for the soul of Ebonyi

Since the country returned to civilian rule on May, 29,1999, Ebonyi state has remained under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until the incumbent governor, David Umahi, defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.

Edo 2020: Governor Obaseki receives festival torch amidst fanfare

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

CAN: Osun governor’s education policy review reduces tension

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) Osun State chapter has lauded Governor Gboyega Oyetola for the careful review of the education policy of the previous administration which has drastically reduced tension in public schools.
Former Nigeria Football Federation technical director Kashimawo Laloko has ripped into the performances of the country’s national teams in 2019, saying they “achieved nothing in football”.

Minister, BAFA eulogise late Pius Laloko

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare and Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) joined Nigerians all over the world in mourning the death of the erstwhile technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Pius Kashimawo Laloko.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

NYCN salutes Asiwaju Tinubu at 69

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has celebrated Sen. Bola Tinubu on his 69 birthday, calling on him to support Nigerian youths in realising their political ambitions.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Conference and the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abubakar Suleiman.

Conference of speakers advocates community policing

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria on Saturday decried the spate of insecurity in Nigeria even as they advocated for community policing as a way out of the current security challenges bedeviling the country.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor meets World Bank official to transform health sector

The Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, says his administration is determined to change the ugly narrative of the poor state of the health sector in the State, to breathe fresh air on all health facilities in Adamawa State.

Tokyo Olympics: NBBF ready to deploy war chest

As the men and women’s national teams prepare for a busy 2021, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has vowed not to spare any effort in getting the best out of the teams.
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 passes bill to establish agricultural development fund

The bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund and matters connected therewith, 2020, is sponsored by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West).
Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association (FCT FA), Mohammed Muktar, has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.

FCT FA chair tasks coaches on grassroots talent hunt

Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association, (FCT FA) Mohammed Muktar has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.
Mari Osaka, the sister of Australian Open champion Naomi, has announced her sad retirement from tennis at the age of 24.

Naomi Osaka’s sister Mari retires from tennis

Mari Osaka, the elder sister of four-time major-winner Naomi Osaka, has retired from tennis at the age of 24, explaining “it was a journey which I didn’t enjoy”.
The Kwara Government, on Tuesday night, received its own consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Cross River: We’ve received 50,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines – official

No fewer than 50, 840 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday arrived Calabar, the Cross River State capital to assist health workers tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic which has killed many around the globe.

Minister presents NITDA with employee-centric condition, scheme of service

The minister of communications and digital economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has officially presented President Muhammadu Buhari’s approved for the first ever Employee-centric Condition of Service and Scheme of Service to the Governing Board and management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
FILE PHOTO - Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

Fuel price hike looms as crude oil hits $71 per barrel

There will be more money for the 2021 budget implementation as the crude oil price on Monday hit $71/ barrel which doubles the $30 benchmark.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government to host national social protection policy review webinar

The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in conjunction with other international development partners is set to host an enlightenment webinar session billed to enable stakeholders effectively understand the provisions of the National Social Protection Policy and make their input in the planned process for its review.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.
The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Lagos commissioner urges intending Hajj pilgrims to take coronavirus vaccines

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi has urged the Intending Pilgrims for 2021 Hajj exercise to endeavor to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

IPMAN surveillance team battles product thieves, adulterators in Delta

There’s palpable fear in Delta State as the Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro-led Sector ‘C’ Command of the Surveillance Team of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Delta State battles oil thieves, product adulterators, impostors, who have allegedly established themselves in the oil-rich state.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

WTT: Quadri Aruna progresses to second round

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna remains the only surviving African player at the first official World Table Tennis (WTT) Tournament taking place in Doha after he defeated Indian national champion Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-8) to berth in the second round of the men’s singles.

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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.

Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
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Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers council election

The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.
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 passes bill to establish national food reserve agency

The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

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FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
Subject to the ratification by the General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, Kenya’s Emmanuel Naibei has emerged as the new champion of the World Athletics Silver Label race.

Kenyan, Ethiopian win Lagos City Marathon again

Subject to the ratification by the General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, Kenya’s Emmanuel Naibei has emerged as the new champion of the World Athletics Silver Label race.

Group condemns military invasion of Benue communities

A group known as Shangev-Tiev Assembly (STA) has condemned the military invasion of parts of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State in which many lives have allegedly been lost and several property destroyed.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia governor assures resident doctors of resolution of outstanding issues

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that his administration will provide the needed funds for accreditation of Departments at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, ABSUTH, study the Act of the National Association of Resident Doctors for domestication as well as maintain regular payment of salaries of resident doctors in the state.
Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Fulham have little reason to complain about being told to play a Premier League game at short notice as his opposite number Scott Parker called the scheduling “scandalous”.

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