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NYCN urges President Buhari to ignore extremism allegation against Isa Pantami

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore religious extremism charges being made against the minister of communications and digital economy, Dr Ali Pantami.
Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.
FILE PHOTO - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 10, 2021. UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Handout via REUTERS

British premier lauds Chelsea, Manchester City’s ‘decision’ to quit Euro Super League

Boris Johnson has praised Chelsea and Manchester City for quitting the European Super League.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed Leeds United’s fearless approach under coach Marcelo Bielsa and warned his players of the unique challenges the Yorkshire outfit pose, unlike any other team in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Gary Neville over his Liverpool Super League rant

Jurgen Klopp launched an astonishing rant at Gary Neville for his comments about Liverpool’s European Super League plans.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Hansi Flick reveals he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season

Speaking to Sky Germany after Saturday’s victory over Wolfsburg, Flick confirmed he wants to terminate his contract with the Bundesliga champions and has communicated his decision to the club’s players and hierarchy.
After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.

Chrissy Teigen returns to Twitter three weeks after quitting

After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.
Big Brother Naija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke, has opened up concerning rumours that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Mercy Eke: No man is responsible for my success

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, the reality star said, “In this part of the world, people believe a man is behind the success of a woman, whether she is married or single. I work hard for everything I own today. When people say a man is behind these things, I find it appalling. However, it does not get to me anymore because what else would one say? It only shows that my success is visible.”
Tottenham Hotspur have just faced “an egg on your face” situation.

Tottenham bantered by their own sponsor in hilarious gaffe

In a lengthy article, they have detailed what the new sponsors can bring to the table –innovative colour matching technology that will be used to bring spaces throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lilywhite House and the Training Centre to life in club colours.

2023: PDP leaders on their way to APC – Tonye Princewill

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that several office-holders and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon dump the party for the APC.
American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is currently in the hospital and the prognosis is not good.

Tributes pour in for hip-hop legend DMX

The iconic US rapper DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, from the opposition Labour Party, said hospital beds in the capital would run out within the next few weeks because the spread of the virus was “out of control”

London mayor backs Wembley to host Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout

Anthony Joshua could face Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium after the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave his support to the fight being held at the venue.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police arrest ‘kidnapper’ who threatened to sell victim

A kidnap suspect who threatened to sell his 16-year-old victim has been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command.
Arsenal Women head coach Joe Montemurro will leave his role at the end of the current season.

Arsenal Women head coach to leave role at end of season

Montemurro guided the Gunners to their first Women's Super League title in seven years back in 2019, having won the Continental Cup a year earlier. As a result, he was named the WSL's Manager of the Year.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is amazed by Mohamed Salah's record with the club.

Former Roma boss, online fan clash over Mo Salah sale

Four years after Mohammed Salah was sold to Liverpool for £35m a die-hard Roma fan has hauled pebbles at the decision describing it as undue emphasis on money over quality.
After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

AFCONQ: Libya home match in seven years delights fans

After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.
Rodrygo looks set to be forced to play for the Real Madrid youth team due to the small quota of non-EU players allowed in squads. Getty - Contributor

Rodrygo hails idol Neymar as ‘an absolute genius’

Rodrygo is making a name for himself with Real Madrid and Brazil, but the 20-year-old remains in awe of those he idolised growing up and considers fellow countryman Neymar to be “an absolute genius”.
Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.

Keyshia Cole says she is retiring

Popular American singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole, says she’s retiring from music.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Federal high court redeployes judges nationwide

The Federal High Court has reshuffled its judges across its 36 divisions in the country.
Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, is happy seeing Dele Alli earn a fresh chance at Tottenham.

Crystal Palace boss encouraged by Dele Alli’s fresh chance at Tottenham

Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, is happy seeing Dele Alli earn a fresh chance at Tottenham.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Shola Shoretire regrets absence of fans in his debut vs Newcastle

Though still basking in the euphoria of his successful debut for Manchester United, Nigeria born Shola Shoretire has expressed regret that his big moment was showcased in an empty stadium.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Insecurity: Kaduna governor demands establishment of state police

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has lent his voice with national analysts calling for the devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 states in the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari approves appointment of 18 appeal court judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 18 Justices of the Court of Appeal.
Speaking in the aftermath of his well-received publicity stunt of placing a huge banner featuring his likeness 200 meters from the Santiago Bernabeu, Joan Laporta continued to detail his project should he be successful in becoming Barcelona president.

Barcelona supremo: European Super League a ‘necessity’

Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members.
The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.

Red Cross condemns ‘horrific’ sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Nollywood actor arrested for ‘defiling’ minor

The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Official: Dennis Amachree not speaking for DSS on Isa Pantami

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS) has disowned reasons adduced for its alleged failure to reveal alleged link of Malam Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to terrorism before his confirmation as minister in 2019 adduced by one of its former officer, Dennis Amachree.

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FILE PHOTO: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster receive Documentary BAFTA award for "My Octopus Teacher", during the 74th British Academy Film Awards in London, Britain, April 11, 2021. BAFTA/Handout via REUTERS

Human-octopus love story up for best documentary Oscar

Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach, that true story scores a best documentary nomination for this Sunday’s Oscars.

Dana Air laments cost of training indigenous pilots

The Gombe State government through Gombe Geographical Information System (GOGIS), has commenced clamping down on business premises in the state, over default in the payment of land rent.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

2023: Why Senator Tinubu should run for president

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu held his last political office in 2007 when he completed his tenure as the second civilian governor of Lagos State. That is 24 years ago. Yet, his name is more recurring in political, social and economic conversations than those of many politicians that are in government today.
A popular Nigeria comedienne, Ada Jesus, has died, BBC pidgin is reporting.

Popular comedienne Ada Jesus passes on

The entertainer, whose real name is Mmesoma Mercy Obi, died on Wednesday, after battling kidney disease for about a year.

Kidnap: Ekiti traditional council calls for troops’ deployment

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers on Friday called for the deployment of troops in the state following attacks and kidnap of royal fathers by gunmen.