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EU okays €44 billion Italian recapitalisation scheme for virus-hit companies

EU competition regulators on Thursday gave the green light to a 44-billion-euro (51.9 billion dollars) Italian recapitalisation scheme for virus-hit large companies.
Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.

Primate Ositelu: God’ll terminate coronavirus next year

Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria becoming failed, badly divided nation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that Nigeria is gradually becoming a failed state and a basket case and poverty capital of the world due to the recent mismanagement of Nigeria’s diversity

Ghali Na’Abba: I’ll support South East presidency if …

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, on Tuesday said that the South-East should select their best and present them for selection in the 2023 Presidential race.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Proposed constitutional review, waste of resources – Northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described proposed Constitutional review by the National Assembly as a waste of resources and energy.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Ghana: Closure of Nigerians’ shops xenophobic – Senate minority leader

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has accused Ghana’ of targeting Nigerians.

CSO condemns ‘death sentence’ on musician by Sharia court in Kano

A Pro-Democracy and Human Rights Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Concerned Nigerians, on Wednesday, condemned alleged death sentence on a musician based in Kano, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by an Upper Sharia Court setting in Kano, for allegedly blaspheming against Prophet Mohammed.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.

2023: Arewa youths root for Southern president

Nigerian youths of northern extraction have canvassed for the emergence of a southern president and kicked against the position canvassed by Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari that the country should embrace competence in determining her next President in 2023 instead of resorting to zoning.

Peter Esele: Edo Central agenda realisable in APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Mr Peter Esele, has said that the Edo Central Senatorial District agenda would be realised only in an APC government.
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has been using Whatsapp to send his players workout plans whilst Italy is in lock-down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gennaro Gattuso: I’ll only mark Lionel Messi in my dreams or on PlayStation

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is now thinking about his side’s UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg match against Barcelona at Camp Nou after rounding off their 2019/20 Serie A campaign.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Manchester City’s Eric García to return to Barcelona

Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Northern governors condemn attack on Governor Zulum’s convoy

Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible.

2023: Akwa Ibom leaders move to support Igbo Presidency, insist on restructuring

Akwa Ibom Leader Vanguard has stressed the need for Nigeria to zone the presidential seat for 2023 to South East forsake equity and political inclusiveness, in order to achieve the much-needed peace and development in the country.
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has condemned the killing of five aid workers by the Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists.

Centre condemns execution of NGO workers, use of landmines by Boko Haram

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has condemned the killing of five aid workers by the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

Ogun isolation centre doctors join strike

Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State who are working at the Covid-19 treatment and isolation centre in the state have joined their colleagues in the ongoing industrial action.

2023 Presidency: Southeast PDP chairmen tackle Senator Suswam

The Forum of Southeast chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has vehemently rejected the statement credited to a former governor of Benue state, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to the effect that the national body of the party has zoned the 2023 presidential ticket to the northern part of the country.

Minister receives compliance report for concession of four airports, seeks FEC approval

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirka, has received the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano International airports.

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9- 25 a.m.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the election in his polling unit.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Wolves attacker Diogo Jota in a deal worth a reported €45m.

Jurgen Klopp: Why Liverpool pushed to complete Diogo Jota signing

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed why the Reds pushed hard to sign Diogo Jota from Wolve after completing a £45 million ($58m) deal on Saturday.
Special Adviser to Edo State Governor, Crusoe Osagie, has said that “there is deliberate election manipulation in areas where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, is popular.”

Edo election: Gunfire at lawmaker’s ward, thug smashes car

There were sporadic gunshots at Uneme-Nekhua, Ward 1, Unit 9, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, where the Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, representing the constituency, Hon Peter Akpatason, voted Saturday.
Tottenham have officially completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilón.

Tottenham complete signing of Sergio Reguilón

Tottenham have officially completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilón.
The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said it is too early to assess the success of the election as the much-awaited Edo state Governorship Election

Edo election: Deputy governor wins polling unit

The Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has won his polling unit by 401 votes as against the All Progressives Congress’s 148 votes, in Saturday’s election.