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Junaid Muhammad: President Buhari’s appointments not based on merit

A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Muhammad, says the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, was right to say that President Muhammadu Buhari, had been promoting nepotism in his appointments. He, however, said Kukah’s analysis was not right.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

WAFU B tourney: Golden Eaglets tackle Burkina Faso for final ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso on Friday (today) in the semi-final of the WAFU B tournament at the Stade De Kegue, Lome.

NCC says deadline for NIN registration has not changed

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says its January 19 and February 9, 2021 deadlines for all mobile phone subscribers to integrate their SIMs with their National Identification Numbers (NIN) or have their phone lines blocked, is still in force.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

2023 Presidency: Southwest speakers, top ex-lawmakers unite for Senator Tinubu

Current and former Speakers of various legislative houses in the south-western part of Nigeria have agreed to unite in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for 2023 presidency.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, attends the First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain January 13, 2021, where she delivered an update on the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Buchanan-REUTERS

Scottish nationalists set for record majority, boosting independence push

Scottish nationalists are on course to win a record majority in elections for Scotland’s devolved parliament that would start a new push for independence, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed.
Some 232 members of the House voted in favour of the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the assault on the Capitol, including 10 Republicans [House Television via AP Photo]

Donald Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week, marking the first time in US history that a president has been impeached twice.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens to go on strike over welfare

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) had earlier on Tuesday commenced a three-day nationwide protest over irregularities in Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) payments, non-payment of earned allowances, non-payment of arrears in minimum wage among other issues.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating in-form Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to go four points clear at the top.

Atletico Madrid extend La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to stride four points clear at the top of the standings.
The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

US okays first execution of a woman in decades

The US Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the first execution of a woman in decades — despite doubts about her mental state — after the government of President Donald Trump pushed for the application of the death penalty.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

Golden Eaglets qualify for WAFU U17 Cup semi finals

Nigeria reached the semi finals of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament ongoing in Lome, Togo on Tuesday evening after Group B pacesetters Cote d’Ivoire hammered the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 at the city’s Stade Municipal.
US President Donald Trump spoke to the press as he departed the White House on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Capital riot: My speech was totally appropriate – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said his speech before last week's deadly Capitol riot, when he urged his supporters to march on Congress, was "totally appropriate".

Wole Olanipekun writes INEC chairman over Cross River senatorial by-election

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged mischief of INEC in court cases on the just concluded by- election for Cross River North senatorial district.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

British court rules against FAAN over Lagos airport contract

A British appeal court has overturned an order that prevented a Nigerian construction company from enforcing parts of a $48 million arbitration award.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Tempo of insurgency war has changed

Military authorities said yesterday that the tempo of the insurgency war had changed, forcing insurgents to avoid direct confrontation with troops and instead focusing on attacking soft targets.

Former Ghana FA supremo admits wrongdoing during Fifa ban appeal

Former Ghana FA (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi admitted to having breached several codes of Fifa’s ethics when his appeal was heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
Konstantin Kosachyov, the chair of the Russian upper house’s foreign affairs committee, said the stunning events in the US capital showed that Washington had no right to lecture other countries on democracy.

American democracy ‘limping on both feet’ – Russian lawmaker

American democracy is “limping on both feet” after the storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, a senior Russian lawmaker said Thursday.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor wants quick prosecutions for violent offenders to deter crime

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has criticised both the judiciary and police in the state for not doing enough to ensure that perpetrators of violent crimes are brought to book.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun chief accuses Oyo governor’s aides for indulging hoodlums

The leadership of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun in Oyo State has complained that some aides of the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde often interfere in its activities at checking hooliganism in the state.

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FILE PHOTO - People wait in line at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing clinic at Mona Vale Hospital in the wake of a new outbreak in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, Australia, December 18, 2020. REUTERS-Loren Elliott-File Photo

Forty seven players quarantined after coronavirus cases on Australian Open flights

Forty-seven players have been forced into two weeks of hotel quarantine in Melbourne after three coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to the year’s first grand slam, the tournament organisers said on Saturday.
Electoral campaign posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hang on street light poles in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s Museveni heads for election win, rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni was heading for a resounding win in Uganda’s presidential election with nearly all votes counted on Saturday, although his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.

EFCC raises alarm over fake recruitment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has raised the alarm over fake EFCC recruitment form 2021 circulating in the social media, and warned the public that the Commission is currently not recruiting.
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon.

CAF holds executive committee meeting with FIFA supremo as guest

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon. As a special guest of honour, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, was in attendance during his maiden visit to Cameroon for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The interim President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Constant Omari, Friday, led a delegation of football officials that included FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to an audience with Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon.

Cameroon president meets CAF, FIFA presidents ahead of CHAN opener

The interim President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Constant Omari, Friday, led a delegation of football officials that included FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to an audience with Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon.