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Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.

Fernandinho backs Manchester City to recover from FA Cup loss

Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor: We’ll fulfil all our promises

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of the state that his government would fulfil all promises made during his second term electioneering campaign. Obaseki said the state had commenced the process for the drafting of a 30-year development plan to provide the government with necessary tools, guidelines and milestones for development planning.
Desire Oparanozie scored the opening second-half goal to earn Dijon a 3-1 comeback win against Fleury 91 in Saturday's D1 Arkema encounter.

Desire Oparanozie scores for Dijon against Stade Reims

Desire Oparanozie was on the scoresheet despite Dijon bowing 2-1 to Stade Reims in Saturday’s French D1 Arkema encounter.
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.
The head of Cuba’s Communist Party, Raul Castro, has announced that he would be relinquishing his position.

Raul Castro steps aside as Cuba’s communist party leader

His retirement will be ending an era of formal Socialist leadership that began with his elder brother, Fidel Castro, and the country’s 1959 Revolution that saw the overthrowing of the dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to go head to head with Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane this summer.

Chelsea to rival Manchester United for Real Madrid star

Chelsea are reportedly preparing to go head to head with Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane this summer.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea squad could have a say on summer transfers

“I spoke to a conductor in Germany and he told me that once in his orchestra he had to find a new musician,” Tuchel said, according to the Star. “He picks three maybe that he likes as a replacement, but the final decision is made through the orchestra. We had a long discussion about this.
Tottenham face an anxious wait to discover whether Harry Kane will be fit for the Carabao Cup final after the striker limped out of the 2-2 draw at Everton with a foot injury.

Tottenham face anxious wait after Harry Kane injury

Tottenham Hotspur face an anxious wait to discover the severity of Harry Kane’s ankle injury after he hobbled off after scoring twice in a 2-2 Premier League draw away to Everton on Friday.
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.
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.

Barcelona boss: Copa del Rey final should not affect my future

Ronald Koeman has said he finds it “strange” that his future as Barcelona coach is being linked to the result of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Garba Lawal: Kano Pillars should not expect too much from Ahmed Musa

Former Nigerian midfielder, Garba Lawal, has appealed to Kano Pillars not to expect too much from Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice was recently being circulated on some social media platforms.

Senator Tinubu reacts to ‘Jagaba rice’ distributed in northern Nigeria

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.

EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

SANs, PDP chieftain warn Zamfara governor against planned defection

Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have warned Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State, over his alleged plans to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Twitter: APC lacks understanding of governance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the declaration by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the by-passing of Nigeria by Twitter to cite its African Headquarters in Ghana as “a non-issue” is a confirmation that the ruling party has little or no understanding of governance.

PDP Southwest Congress: Why I conceded defeat – Eddy Olafeso

A Chairmanship candidate of the South West Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Eddy Olafeso, has said that he decided to concede defeat in the last week election to give peace a chance in the region.
Merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of the Nigerian nation, Minister of Defence, Major General Salihu Magashi (rtd), said on Monday.

Defence minister reacts to soldiers’ killing in Benue

The Minister of Defence, Retired General Bashir Salihi Magashi, on Thursday, said that the Nigerian Armed Forces are deeply saddened and disappointed by the killing of soldiers in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Maritime workers shut down Lagos port terminal

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Thursday shut down the premises of AP Moller Terminals (APMT) at the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa, over an alleged breach of local content law.
The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Mr. Uchenna Orji, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said given Governor Dave Umahi’s pedigree, he would be the best candidate for the job.

Ebonyi commissioner: South-east needs consensus candidate to win presidency

The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.
Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and Neymar showed his class on Tuesday night after Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at Bayern Munich’s expense.

Neymar opens up on controversial celebration

After the final whistle, Neymar was captured celebrating euphorically right in front of Bayern’s Kimmich, who had been vocal about his side’s ability to potentially overcome PSG ahead of the second leg despite their first-leg defeat, but the Brazil star has since insisted he was not trying to mock his opponent.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House accedes to JUSUN’s demand on independence of judiciary

House of Representatives yesterday agreed with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on the need to guarantee the independence of the judiciary to enable the courts to function effectively without external interferences.
Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation is the latest development in years of upheaval at the firm, which only won back its spot on the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange earlier this year after restructuring.

Toshiba chief resigns as buyout offer stirs turmoil

Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids.

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Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss: We can still catch Manchester City in title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United can still catch rivals Manchester City in this season’s Premier League title race as ‘stranger things have happened’ in football.

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Online drugstore, consultation debuts in FCT

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, will now have access to online drug shopping and information services as Aligs Pharmacy & Stores is set to change the narrative of easy and fast access to drugs.

Nigerian government threatens to sanction expatriates over Train 7 gas project

The federal government on Friday said it would sanction erring expatriates for failure to open operational bases in Bonny Island, Rivers, for the Train 7 Gas Project.

Nigerian bank alerts residents on cybersecurity

First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., is sensitising indivduals and businesses with useful information on protection to avoid cyberattack in today’s digital age.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN tells banks to get on its central credit management platform

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has mandated all development finance institutions (DFIs), microfinance banks (MFBs), primary mortgage banks (PMBs) and finance companies (FCs) operating in the country to enrol on its credit risk management system (CRMS).

NITDA calls for entries for creativity, innovation challenge

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called on Nigerians to submit entries for an challenge to commemorate the 2021 World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID).