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Abducted ABSU student set free

The last of three Abia State University Ututu (ABSU) students held hostage by abductors was set free Saturday evening.

Senator Alhassan to be laid to rest Sunday

The remains of Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba would be laid to rest tomorrow, Sunday, her family has said.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.

EU sceptical on vaccine waiver, but ready to discuss proposal

The European Union is sceptical about the usefulness of waiving patent rights to COVID-19 vaccines as a way to fight the pandemic, but is ready to discuss a concrete proposal, the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Saturday.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Rivers: Gunmen attack police stations, kill seven policemen

At least seven policemen were killed by rampaging gunmen during attacks in seven police stations in Rivers State on Friday evening, according to a report.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu – the eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and his more recently deceased regent queen – has been designated heir to the monarchy amid a turbulent succession battle.

Prince Misizulu named next Zulu king amid family feud

The eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor to the throne, amid a bitter family feud.
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.
Manchester United have started to devise a market strategy for the upcoming transfer window as the season approaches the final stage.

Report: Manchester United ready to offload four first-team players to fund summer spending

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to clear the decks to accommodate new arrivals, with United continually linked with some of Europe’s most exciting prospects.

Unilorin boosts security across campus

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

More Nigeria students kidnapped in fresh attack

An unknown number of university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania’s president visits Kenya to repair strained ties

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a two-day trip to thaw relations between the neighbours, after years of disputes over trade and border issues.

Four killed in Ebonyi auto crash

Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on Monday evening.
Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City squad are "on fire" in training as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola talks tough ahead Manchester City vs PSG cracker at Etihad

There was a striking moment inside Schalke’s Veltins-Arena a little over two years ago. It was nearing midnight in Gelsenkirchen and Manchester City’s players looked shattered as they filed out on to the team coach.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for abducted Kogi council boss

The Kogi State Government has assured the family of abducted chairman of Yagba West local government council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, of its commitment to ensure his release.

Teenage girl goes missing in Delta

A 13-year-old girl, Treasure Ofuya, has been reported missing in Jakpa Road, Uvwie council area of Delta state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Unknown gunmen kill top Kogi official

A Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Board, Hon. Adebayo Solomon (Akeweje), was on Saturday evening killed by bandits along Yagba–Ilorin Road in Kogi State.

Somali elections to hold as president drops term extension

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo on Saturday reopened talks to hold elections as soon as possible, a move welcomed by the opposition and raising the spectre of further deadly violence.
A 40-year-old Nigerian man, Tunde Fadayomi, has been stabbed to death in London, in the presence of his son.

Nigerian man stabbed to death in son’s presence in London

A 40-year-old Nigerian man, Tunde Fadayomi, has been stabbed to death in London, in the presence of his son.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss predicts Raul Jimenez return before end of season

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez could make a return from his six-month injury lay-off before the end of the current Premier League season, says manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
FILE PHOTO: A man runs past Jacaranda trees covered in purple petals amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nairobi, Kenya October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan president lifts coronavirus lockdown imposed last month

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lifted the COVID-19 lockdown he imposed last month, allowing for a reopening of bars and restaurants, religious services and schools,

French Muslims mark Ramadan under lockdown

For the second year in a row, Lalla Aicha Moujahid is marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan under COVID-19 conditions -- which means talking to her daughters via video call, instead of breaking the fast together in the same room.
A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel on Friday, blackening the country’s largest Covid-era gathering.

U.S. citizens among those killed in Israeli festival disaster

A number of U.S. citizens are among the dozens killed or injured in a stampede at a Jewish religious festival in Israel, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson said on Saturday.

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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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PDP demands minister’s sack over ‘lootings’ in NPA, NDDC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded the immediate sack, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, over the recent alleged looting of over N165billions in the agency.

UFC star Conor McGregor named world’s richest athlete ahead Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

The Irish UFC star made a gigantic £106 million ($150 million) from his recent sale of whiskey brand Proper 12 to Proximo Spirits, as well as £15.5 million ($22 million) from his sporting endeavors.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos inaugurates classrooms in 20 council areas

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Friday in Lagos, said education remained the most veritable tool for wealth creation.
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday clarified that its Armoured Fighting vehicle which caught fire and exploded in Damaturu on Monday, thereby causing panic and led to residents scampering for their lives was a result of electrical failure.

Nigerian government plans more military assets deployment in South-East, South-South

The federal government has concluded plans to deploy more military assets, including troops, intelligence personnel and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to the South-east and South-south, investigation has revealed.
Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has joined Spanish Segunda club CD Alcorcon on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Kelechi Nwakali denies plan to dump Nigeria

“Dear fellow Nigerians, contrary to reports circulating in the media, I remain committed to serving my country. It is always an honour to wear the green and white of Nigeria and it is my dream to continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.