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Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister: National sports festival a tool for national unity

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, believed the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival has lived up to expectation in forging ‘national unity and discovery of talents’.
Ferran Torres has backed Manchester City to make a quick recovery from the 2-1 defeat to Leeds on Saturday.

Ferran Torres: Manchester City will not dwell on Leeds shock defeat

Ferran Torres has backed Manchester City to make a quick recovery from the 2-1 defeat to Leeds on Saturday.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Zamfara governor’s remarks over ‘southern attacks’ irresponsible, unfortunate

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has said a recent comment by the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, that Southerners should stop attacking Northerners in their area else the North would retaliate was irresponsible and unfortunate.
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.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.

Ghana skipper equals record as Swansea City beat Millwall

Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.
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.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian lawyers warned against unethical conduct in arbitration

The President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (ICIArb), Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN) has warned lawyers against engaging in unethical conduct in the practice of arbitration.
Crystal Palace’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi (R) shoots to score their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)

Everton blow late lead against Crystal Palace

Everton’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League were dented by Michy Batshuayi’s 86th minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Monday.
Mings made amends by teeing up substitute Trezeguet to slot home from the edge of the box.

Aston Villa sink Fulham in Premier League clash

Fulham looked set to move out of the drop zone when Aleksandar Mitrovic pounced on a loose pass back by Tyrone Mings to score his first league goal since September on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the sanctions against International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that were imposed seven months ago by his predecessor, former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Five-star WBA thrash Chelsea to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.
Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.

Kelechi Nwakali scores first Alcorcon goal as Umar extends scoring streak

Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.
Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu strikes helped the Super Eagles to end the Afcon campaign unbeaten and finished at the top of the Group L table with 14 points.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles beat Crocodiles to end campaign unbeaten

Nigeria ended the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 3-0 victory over Lesotho at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, John Effiong Etim, on Friday revealed how Point of Sale (PoS) scammers operate.

EFCC warn POS operators over illegal cash transaction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recently warned operators of Mobile Money and Banks Agents otherwise known as POS operators over illegal cash transactions
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

AFCONQ: How Super Eagles trained under darkness in head of Benin tie – head...

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has revealed his side trained under darkness and had to rely on the moon on their arrival in Porto-Novo.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has predicted a victory for Tyson Fury in the scheduled bout against Anthony Joshua scheduled for later in the year.

Mike Tyson predicts Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight, gives reasons

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has predicted a victory for Tyson Fury in the scheduled bout against Anthony Joshua scheduled for later in the year.
Cloudflare’s new data loss prevention offering adds zero trust controls to the organization’s data, regardless of where that information is stored.

Cloudflare DLP brings zero trust to corporate network data

Cloudflare’s new data loss prevention offering adds zero trust controls to the organization’s data, regardless of where that information is stored.
Princess Aderonke Adedoja, the founder of Aderonke Ramat Adedoja Foundation (ARA), says chances of a woman, emerging as president of Nigeria in the next decade, is a possibility.

Princess Adedoja: Female Nigerian president possible in the next decade

Princess Aderonke Adedoja, the founder of Aderonke Ramat Adedoja Foundation (ARA), says chances of a woman, emerging as president of Nigeria in the next decade, is a possibility.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea a team to be feared in Champions League

Thomas Tuchel believes his new-look Chelsea boast the “edge and glue” to become genuine Champions League title contenders.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea are the team to beat in Champions League

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said nobody will want to play Chelsea in the next round of the Champions League after they beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate.

Boundary dispute: Enugu, Ebonyi agree to live in peace

Relative peace seems to have returned to the disputed boundary communities of Ishielu Isi-uzo, Ishielu/Nkanu-East, Onicha/Nkanu East, Ohaozara/Aninri, Ohaozara/Nkanu East, Ivo/Aniniri, Ivo/Awgu of Ebonyi and Enugu States, following strong commitment from both sides of the divide to live together.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is working to crash the price of cooking gas in the country.

Abakaliki residents lament high cost of cooking gas

A cross-section of Abakaliki residents has urged the Federal Government and Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agencies to urgently address the rising cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) known as cooking gas.

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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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

NSF: Media deserves better working conditions – SWAN

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has advised Nigeria’s sports authorities to always consider and treat the media as a key player in the development and promotion of sports.

Lagos agency gives building occupants seven-day evacuation notice

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has cordoned off a distressed three-storey building in Oshodi with a seven-day evacuation ultimatum on traders and residents to save lives.
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.

JAMB scraps use of email for UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.

Strike: JUSUN chairman lauds workers compliance in Kaduna

The Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Kaduna State chapter, Murtala Aminu, has commended judiciary workers for their understanding and compliance with the ongoing industrial action by the union.