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Otunba Runsewe: 1,600 Plateau indigenes benefit from NAFEST free skill acquisition

Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST’s free skill acquisition programme.
The Caf Champions League final as well as the semi-final second leg encounter between Zamalek and Raja Casablanca have been postponed until further notice, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed on Thursday.

CAF Champions League final to be played behind closed doors

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have both shown great interest in the Total CAF Champions League final between two of Egypt’s biggest clubs Zamalek SC and Al Ahly SC.
Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro Fusion superstar, Burna Boy, has released his much anticipated fifth studio album, titled ‘Twice as tall’.

Nigerians excited as Burna Boy bags second Grammy nomination

Nigerian music superstar, Burna Boy has for the second time in a row, bagged a Grammy Award nomination. In the nomination list for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards released yesterday, the self-acclaimed African giant got a nomination with his new album, ‘Twice As Tall’.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Governor Okowa: Orere bridge to be constructed in 2021

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state government will embark on the construction of the Orere bridge in Ughelli South Council Area in 2021.

Bolaji Abdullahi: Entrepreneurship cannot solve Nigeria’s problems

Speaking on entrepreneurship and the role of governance, Abdullahi said entrepreneurship is an “escapist method” disseminated by an “irresponsible” government to delegate its responsibilities.
Copies of former President Barack Obama's memoir A Promised Land are displayed for sale at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City on November 17, 2020. JAMIE MCCARTHY-GETTY

Barack Obama breaks first-day presidential memoir sales record, sells 890,000 copies

Former US President Barack Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land, is set to become the bestselling presidential memoir in modern history, recording a first-day sale of nearly 890,000 copies.
After 70 years at Melwood, Liverpool are at their incredible new AXA Training Centre for the first time on Tuesday.

Liverpool show off stunning new training ground

After 70 years at Melwood, Liverpool are at their incredible new AXA Training Centre for the first time on Tuesday.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden, says it is not his place or incumbent President Donald Trump’s place to declare the winner of Tuesday election.

Joe Biden’s possible India links spark genealogical frenzy

Already bursting with pride at Kamala Harris’s ancestry, India has now started digging up potential local roots for US President-elect Joe Biden.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sunday Dare: I’m excited contact sports is back

Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has expressed excitement with the coming of full house contact sports.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun thanked the Rangers fans for the way they have welcomed him to the club.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers 8-0 trouncing of Hamilton

Leon Balogun has expressed excitement with his return as a starter for Glasgow Rangers on Sunday.

#EndSARS: Lagos Chamber reschedules international trade fair

Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General of LCCI, said that the fair which was scheduled to hold from Nov.5 to Nov. 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for between Dec. 4 to Dec. 13, 2020 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos; both physically and virtually simultaneously.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

MKO Abiola’s children freed from detention

Two sons of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 election, Moshood Abiola, have been freed after being detained by the police for 13 days.
Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses supporters after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020. REUTERS-Eldson Chagara-File Photo

Malawi’s election cheer dampened by coronavirus surge

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday ordered his inauguration ceremony be scaled down amid a surge of coronavirus cases, dampening excitement around his election win.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham opens up on rebuilding confidence after Super Cup penalty miss

Tammy Abraham has opened his heart about the racist abuse that pushed him to his lowest point in football.
Barcelona are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann, less than one year after signing him from Atletico Madrid, according to Sport.

Barcelona begin Manchester United swap deal talks ahead of summer transfer window

Barcelona are holding internal talks about possibly swapping players with Manchester United and Juventus this summer, it has been claimed.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Tokyo Games moved to 2021 as ‘light at end of pandemic tunnel’

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
President Buhari today received Akin Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the State House - 23rd April 2019 4

President Buhari fetes AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina on 60th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday, February 6, 2020, extending good wishes and prayers of Nigerians for longer life and greater heights.
Podgy unified heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, wants to cut 10lbs from his 19st 1lb frame before he faces Anthony Joshua again.

Andy Ruiz: I’m going to do everything that’s possible to win

Heavyweight World Champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, has promised to do everything possible to win the re-match bout with the British boxer, Anthony Joshua.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to pray for peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military air strikes knock out more terrorists’ hideouts in Borno

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has knocked out more hideouts of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, killing scores in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.

CAFCC: Rivers United fall to 2-1 defeat vs Futuro Kings

Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.