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American rapper, Kanye West, announces partnership with Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi as the director of ‘Yeezy Gap’.

Kanye West partners Nigerian designer

American rapper, Kanye West, announces partnership with Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi as the director of ‘Yeezy Gap’.
Samuel Eto'o has asserted unity across the Inter Milan organisation was the secret to their treble triumph during the 2009-10 season.

Samuel Eto’o: Unity the ‘secret’ of Inter Milan treble triumph

Samuel Eto'o has asserted unity across the Inter Milan organisation was the secret to their treble triumph during the 2009-10 season.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
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Nigerian government appoints Ali Baba, Segun Arinze, others into coronavirus committee

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of comedian Ali Baba, Segun Arinze and others into a committee of creative industry stakeholders to advise the Federal Government on the best way to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria grants two-month licence fee waiver to broadcast stations

The Federal Government has granted a two-month licence fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in the country as part of measures to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the broadcast industry.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts. REUTERS-Anton Vaganov-File Photo

Roberto Martinez to stay in charge of Belgium until next World Cup – reports

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has extended his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending weeks of speculation about a new deal, Belgian media reported on Saturday.
Veteran filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.

Kunle Afolayan’s new movie ‘Citation’ gets release date

Veteran filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.

Rocket Internet dumps Jumia, sells 11 percent stake

German tech investor Rocket Internet said on Thursday it had sold its stake in African ecommerce company Jumia, which has seen its shares steadily fall since they listed last April on Wall Street.
Fashion house, Gucci, has cancelled its Cruise 2021 show due to the ongoing Corona virus (covid-19) outbreak.

Gucci cancels fashion cruise due to rising coronavirus concerns

Newsmen reports that the Italian fashion house confirmed its decision to cancel the show which was due to take place on May 18, in a statement.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria approves N7 billion to support creative industry

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government through Bank of Industry (BoI) has approved facility of about seven billion naira under its creative industry group.
Naomi Osaka of Japan serves during a practice session ahead of the Australia Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 18, 2020. (Photo by William WEST - AFP)

Naomi Osaka vows to block out negatives after ‘toughest year’

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said Saturday that 2019 was the “toughest year of my life” after the Japanese ploughed through several coaches and suffered a major dip in form.
Godwin Obaseki

2020: Edo governor earmarks N6 billion for community development projects

The Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said his administration will commit N6 billion for the execution of development programmes across the 24 constituencies in Edo State.

Federal government to establish community museums to boost tourism – minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism.

Cleric urges Christians to lead exemplary lives

A cleric, Rev. Charles Ngugu, has called on Christians to live exemplary lives based on the teachings of the Holy Bible.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.

Adesola Adeduntan: First Bank drives economic development with FirstGem

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.
The Duchess of Sussex has stepped out in many incredible outfits this year and her style efforts have clearly paid off, as she has been named 2019’s most influential dresser by Lyst Index.

Meghan Markle overtakes Kylie Jenner as Queen of Style

The Duchess of Sussex has stepped out in many incredible outfits this year and her style efforts have clearly paid off, as she has been named 2019’s most influential dresser by Lyst Index.
Mercy Eke, winner of the 2019 Big Brother Naija, says tattoos on her body were important as they were symbols of her desire to achieve her dreams.

BBNaija: Tattoos on my body represent life desires – Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke, winner of the 2019 Big Brother Naija, says tattoos on her body were important as they were symbols of her desire to achieve her dreams.

Ancient Afro-Brazilian building turns tourist hub in Lagos

An ancient Afro-Brazilian building located in Onikan area of Lagos State has been converted to a tourist hub and renamed `Loving Lagos’ by a tourism enthusiast, Mr Lawon Adams.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PSC approves promotion of over 6,000 police officers

According to Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head, Press and Public Relations at PSC, the promotions “were one of the highpoints of the 8th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which spanned a period of three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020. It was presided over by the PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.”

FIFA U-20/U-17: CAF set to announce African qualifiers new dates

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to announce a revised date for the remaining qualifying matches of the 2021 FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cup slated for January to March of next year.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP alleges plot to ‘derail’ Edo guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to use the trio of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable to secure financing. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.
Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Villa clash

Liverpool have again urged their supporters to avoid mass gatherings in the city and to celebrate their Premier League triumph safely at home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, chief executive Peter Moore said on Friday.