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All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Oyo council poll: Ex-commissioner advises APC to challenge exclusion in court

Mr Bayo Ojo, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Oyo state, has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge its exclusion in the May 22 local government election.
The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

CDC: People vaccinated against coronavirus can go without masks indoors, outdoors

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO inaugurates appeal for purchase of oxygen, others in India

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday inaugurated ”Together for India” appeal to help fund the UN agency’s work in India, including the purchase of oxygen, personal protective equipment and medicines.
Gibril Massaquoi talks with his lawyer in Tampere, Finland from where he is listening to the hearing in his war crimes trial in Liberia via videolink. (Leslie Lumeh-New Narratives)

Sierra Leone: Typhoid delays Gibril Massaquoi war crimes hearings

The Finnish court trying Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi for war crimes allegedly committed in Liberia has delayed hearings by nearly two weeks because of acute illness of two of the four judges, including Presiding Judge Juhani Paiho.
Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game.

Joe Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic

Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

May Day: Kano governor extends teachers length of service

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has extended the length of service for all categories of teachers in Kano State from 35 to 40 years, and the retirement age from 60 to 65 years.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC opens bid for selection of auditors, tax consultants

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the opening of bids from interested local firms to participate in the tender process for the engagement of qualified and reputable auditors, and tax professionals.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE trains 286 persons on vocational skills in Ebonyi

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained 286 persons on Basic and Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS and A-NOAS) in Ebonyi.
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Legislative Council meeting debating a Beijing-backed electoral reform in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong passes immigration bill, raising alarm over ‘exit bans’

Hong Kong’s legislature passed on Wednesday a controversial immigration bill, which lawyers, diplomats and right groups fear will give authorities unlimited powers to prevent residents and others from entering or leaving the Chinese-ruled city.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it is working with relevant ministries departments and agencies for payment of N124 billion backlog of claims under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.

ITA, NEPC launch first e-lab training for agribusinesses in Nigeria

As part of commitment to boost trade relationships with Nigeria, the Italian Trade Agency, a governmental agency that supports the business development, partnerships and collaborations between Italian companies and their local counterparts, has launched the first E-Lab Innova in Nigeria.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo government approves N279.5 million for council polls, N1.2 billion for new governor’s lodge

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved the sum of N279.2 million for the production of ballot papers to be used for forthcoming local government election.
According to journalist Sergio Gonzalez, Lionel Messi is going to stay at Barcelona after this season. Following all the events of the presidential elections at the club, where Joan Laporta has returned as president after winning the elections.

Barcelona offer Leo Messi staggering pay packet

The Catalan giants are said to have offered the Argentine a staggered pay packet, an ambassador role after he retires and the signing of Erling Haaland this summer.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

European powers warn Iran over ‘dangerous’ uranium enrichment move

The European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, bringing the fissile material closer to bomb-grade, was contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 accord.
BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.

BUA Cement to sustain competitiveness with bond issuance

BUA Cement Plc says it will sustain competitiveness with the N115 billion Series Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond issue under the company’s maiden N200 billion bond issuance programme.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis listens to Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (not pictured) during a mass to mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 14, 2021. Tiziana Fabi-Pool via REUTERS

Pope urges IMF, World Bank to cut poor nations’ debts

Pope Francis yesterday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cut the debt burden of poor countries hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and give their governments a greater say in global-decision-making.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to shut Ikeja road for 15 months

Traffic on Adegbola Street will be diverted from Sunday 11th April, 2021 for 15 months to enable the construction of Ikeja overpass for the Red Line Project of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.
Health Canada has issued an advisory and asked distributors to recall masks sold with graphene or biographene in them over potential inhalation risks.

Canada issues recall for graphene masks amid health concerns

Graphene is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms and is considered a nanomaterial, meaning it is made of tiny particles, and is reported to have “antiviral and antibacterial properties,” the advisory says.
Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has enjoined the federaral government to complete the Koko-Oghoye road,Warri north local government area, adding that it should also revisit the gas industrial park-EPZ project in Ogidigben in the state.

Itsekiri nation unveils new Olu designate, announces passage of Ikenwoli

Itsekiri nation has formerly announced the passage of its monarch His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli at Ode Itsekiri, its ancestral home in Warri South local government area, Delta State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC state chairmen demand immediate conduct of congresses, convention

State chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday demanded an immediate conduct of the party’s congresses to pave the way for the national convention to usher in a new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC extends nationwide membership registration, revalidation exercise by 3 weeks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended its ongoing nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise by three weeks.
Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North chairman Abdelaziz al-Hilu and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir gesture after signing a declaration of principles between Sudanese Transitional government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

Sudan and rebel group sign agreement on separation of religion and state

The Sudanese government and a major rebel group from its southern Nuba Mountains on Sunday signed a document which paves the way for a final peace agreement by guaranteeing freedom of worship to all while separating religion and the state.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Reps: Nigeria loses $90.5 million annually to shoddy aviation concession deals

The House of Representatives says Nigeria is losing $90.5 million annually to shoddy concession deals in the aviation sector.

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Marko Arnautovic

West Ham boss won’t rule out re-signing Marko Arnautovic

Reports have surfaced linking forward Arnautovic, who thrived under Moyes during his first spell in charge of West Ham, with a return to the club.
VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

Karius has spent this season on loan with Union Berlin, though has spent the campaign largely on the bench. The goalkeeper has played 5 matches for the Berlin team and conceded 4 goals.
Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente, but with Los Rojiblancos demanding a minimum of €80m for the Spanish international, Arambarri is a much cheaper alternative.
Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.

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Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz an exceptional player ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

David Luiz to leave Arsenal at end of season

The Brazilian defender has spent the past two years at Emirates Stadium after joining from Chelsea in 2019 for £8 million ($11m).

Senator Na’Allah: Party interests may delay new Electoral Act bill passage

The much-awaited Amended Electoral Act can only be passed into law and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari before the next general elections in Nigeria if members of the National Assembly decide to place the nation above party’s interest in the determination of the provisions of the new Electoral Act.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

Tafsir: President Buhari prays for unity, peace

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday joined other Muslims for the closing session of the Tafsir at the State House Mosque.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski eyes Gerd Mueller record after hat-trick heroics

Bayern Munich may have wrapped up a record-breaking ninth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, but sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski still has one more historic target in his sights.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab five ‘pipeline vandals’ in Delta

The Police Command in Delta, on Wednesday apprehended five suspected pipeline vandals, according to its spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright.