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Airtel Nigeria names new chief

Airtel Networks Limited (Nigeria), a subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of Airtel Nigeria with effect from August 1.

Qatar 2022: CAF set to delay African World Cup qualifiers

Next month’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers for Africa are set to be delayed because a host of stadiums lack Confederation of African Football approval, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Euro 2020 squad lists to be increased to 26 players

UEFA has confirmed that teams competing in this year's delayed Euro 2020 tournament will be allowed to select a 26-man squad instead of the usual 23.

Nigeria Football Supporters Club inaugurates musical equipment

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has inaugurated musical equipment to enable it adequately support the country’s national teams at international and local competitions.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA ready to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus more harshly than the rest...

Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, has spoken of the harsh punishments set to be doled out to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, founding members of the rebel Super League who are yet to withdraw themselves from the seemingly-doomed project.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo pledges support for UNILAG alumni, FCT

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pledged the support of the federal government for positive initiatives from all stakeholders in the Nigeria project.

PDP constitutes Northwest caretaker committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted the North West Zonal Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the party in the zone.
Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

UEFA exco member: Super League clubs will be thrown out of Champions League

Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid could be kicked out of this season's Champions League this week, according to the Danish FA chairman Jesper Moller.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA set to announce UCL reforms, decide on Euro 2020 hosts

UEFA is expected to formalise radical reforms to the format of the Champions League at a key meeting of its executive committee on Monday which could also see some cities removed as hosts of the delayed Euro 2020.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN national body steps in as Ebonyi crisis deepens, sets up new caretaker body

The National Executive of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, led by its President, Sir Honor Sirawo, has again waded into the crisis rocking the Ebonyi State chapter of the association.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors demand devolution of powers, restructuring

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Friday and demanded the devolution of power and restructuring of the country, Channels Television has reported.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

PDP governors urges President Buhari to stem ethnic, religious tension

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of utmost urgency, stem the tide of endless ethnic and religious tension spreading like wildfire in the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

PANDEF mourns demise of Yinka Odumakin

The Apex socio-cultural organisation of the South-South geopolitical zone, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed sadness over the demise of late Yinka Odumakin who died on April 3, 2021, from COVID-19 complications.

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA removes 30 percent cap on spectators ahead of Euro 2020

UEFA announced on Wednesday it had ended its 30-percent spectator limit in stadiums, potentially allowing host nations to choose their own restrictions at this summer's continent-wide European Championship.
Ghana boss Charles Kwabla Akonnor has held talks with captain Andre Ayew and striker Jordan Ayew in the United Kingdom concerning the coach's plans for the national team.

Ghana FA supremo: I trust CK Akonnor

Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku has denied having any rift with head coach of the Black Stars, CK Akonnor.
Amaju Pinnick

The many parts of Amaju Pinnick

Let me join all Nigerians to congratulate Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick, the current President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for his amazing victory at last week’s elections for a seat on the exalted Executive Committee of FIFA.

2023: PDP’s big betrayal of Ndigbo

Also, one of the cardinal reasons advertised by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for leaving the PDP was his claim that the party had no good plans for the South East region come 2023. Not long ago, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State alleged that members of the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP were more interested in perpetuating themselves in office than ensuring victory for the party in 2023.
Caf president Dr Patrice Motsepe and Safa president Danny Jordaan face the press at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 16 2021. Lefty Shivambu-Gallo Images

CAF president: AFCON will be kept every two years

Motsepe met the press on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa for a first speech in his native country since his election.

Ebonyi PDP warns members against anti-party activities

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend warned members of the party in Ebonyi state to desist from indulging in anti-party activities as the party will not tolerate such misdemeanor.

Court sacks Ebonyi PDP caretaker committee

A Federal High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Wednesday sacked the State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee led by Fred Udogu,
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC membership registration exercise in Kwara a sham – caretaker committee

Members of the Caretaker Executive Committee of the All Progressives congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state, describing it as a sham.

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Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police dismiss explosives in Oshodi market fire

Hours after Lagos Emergency Management Agency said its investigation showed some for of explosive or accelerant was used in the fire which gutted Oshodi Market, police has ruled out any explosive being involved in the incident.

DELSU matriculates 9,461 new intakes for 2020/2021 session

Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, on Saturday, matriculated 9,461 students who were offered provisional admission to various departments of the institution.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor appoints cleaner as senior aide

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has announced the appointment of Peter Aliyu, a cleaner, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sanitation.

UTME: JAMB debunks rumours of recruitment of invigilators

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has refuted rumours making the rounds that the Board is recruiting invigilators for its forthcoming 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Team Nigeria Women’s 4x100m relay team provisionally qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

If the qualification window for the Tokyo Olympics were to be shut today, Nigeria will have the women’s 4x100m relay team battling for one of the three medals on offer at the Games.
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.
Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology said this on Thursday at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop on STI Policy Design and Review Processes- Recent Advances and Methodologies in Abuja.

May Day: Minister donates bus to staff union

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, on Saturday, donated a 28- seater bus to the ministry’s staff union.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

‘Serial rapist’ in police net for raping, killing job seeker

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced the arrest of a 20-year-old serial rapist Uduak Akpan for raping, killing and burrying a job seeker, Inniobong Umoren.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on monthly salary

The Lagos State Government says it has placed 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary for six months.