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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian not too impressive performance in Sunday’s 0-0 away draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kelechi Iheanacho suspended for Leicester vs Slavia Prague return fixture

Kelechi Iheanacho will play no part in Leicester City’s Europa League return fixture against Slavia Prague next week due to suspension.
Mike Dean has asked not to officiate a Premier League game this weekend after receiving abuse and death threats on social media after handing out two controversial red cards.

Premier League referee gets death threats after issuing red card

Top referee, Mike Dean, has reportedly received threats against his life following the 0-0 draw between Fulham and West Ham this weekend.
West Ham have appealed against the red card shown to midfielder Tomas Soucek during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Fulham.

West Ham appeals Tomas Soucek red card awaits response

Soucek was controversially sent off by referee Mike Dean after his elbow made contact with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s face as the pair prepared for a West Ham free-kick.
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PIB: Presidency wades in, reconciles warring host communities

Determined to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the Niger Delta, the Presidency has waded in to resolve the misunderstanding between two factions of the oil and gas host communities, which led to exchange of blows during the public hearing organized by the House of Representatives on the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB.
1. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Nigeria records 1,398 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria recorded 1,398 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as active cases being managed across isolation and treatment centres in the country rose to 20,062.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in rally Sunday in Garden City during a campaign stop for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo-Stephen B. Morton)

Kamala Harris: Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia a ‘bold abuse of power’

In his latest effort to challenge results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden, Trump – in an hour-long Saturday phone call – pressured Georgia’s top elections official to “find” nearly 12,000 votes needed to flip the state in his favour, according to recordings published on Sunday by the Washington Post.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,074 new coronavirus infections

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Lagos reported 642 cases of the new infections, the highest number of daily infections to be recorded by the State since the virus incursion into the country on 27 February, 2020.
Rangers’ English defender James Tavernier runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group D football match between Rangers and Standard Liege at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on December 3, 2020.ANDY BUCHANAN - POOL - AFP

James Tavernier shines as Rangers sink Dundee Utd

Rangers captain James Tavernier produced an influential display as the Scottish Premiership leaders won 2-1 at Dundee United on Sunday.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government raises alarm over new wave of coronavirus

Following the spike in cases of COVID-19 in many countries around the world and the sharp increase in the number of cases in Nigeria, the Ekiti State Government has advised residents in the State to henceforth adhere strictly to all laid down protocols to prevent a resurgence of the disease in the State.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli lack big game mentality

Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 100 new virus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 100 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total cases to 55,005.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigerian reports 138 new virus cases, total infections now 53,865

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,865.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Masks ‘no silver bullet’ for ending coronavirus pandemic

“There is no black or white answer, and no silver bullet. Masks alone cannot stop the #COVID19 pandemic. Countries must continue to find, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact.”
British-Nigerian rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama. The award has a cash prize of £25,000.

British-Nigerian rapper wins £25,000 Mercury Prize

British-Nigerian rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama. The award has a cash prize of £25,000.

Canada Senate passes bill legalising recreational marijuana

Canada’s Senate passed a bill Thursday legalising recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq March 5, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS

Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance

Pope Francis, beginning the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnap victims, nab robbery suspect in Delta

Operatives of the Delta Police Command have rescued two kidnap victims who are members of a popular church in Delta from their abductors.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage in London on March 4, 2021. (Photo by NEIL HALL - POOL - AFP)

Tottenham skipper praises Dele Alli

It appeared the England international would move from the north London side during the January transfer window having beeb sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen to take Alli to Paris Saint-Germain on loan.
There have been numerous reports that APC chieftain and former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is being hospitalised in Paris, France, after coming down with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Senator Tinubu praises Lagos governor ‘for not letting us down’

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has praised the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for putting the state on the path to progress.
Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

Koeman ‘fed up’ with future questions at Barcelona as Xavi, Mikel Arteta talk lingers

Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

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Estate firm denies paying Fulani to acquire arms

Akintayo Adaralagbe, the Managing Director/CEO of the Abuja-based firm, while reacting to allegations that a video of him paying Fulani was to encourage them to buy weapons was false but a payment to compensate over 52 families who had settled, for over 30 years, on a land the company bought at Phase 24 in Luge, Abuja.
Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Chelsea boss warns stars he may block them from playing international games

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has echoed the concerns of several other high-profile managers as he discussed the potential problems associated with players leaving on international duty in March.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 479 new coronavirus infections

Based on the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, there was a 33 percent rise in the single-day count.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Angry Zamfara residents protest abduction of 317 schoolgirls

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village.
The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership.

U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria on security cooperation

The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two countries.