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Faure Gnassingbe

Six candidates to run against Togo president in February vote

Six candidates will run against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe in a presidential election next month, the Constitutional Court said Friday.
Angelina Teny, the head of the SPLM-IO Defence committee said the party will not participate in the transitional government scheduled for February 22 unless there is a compromise to have a contingent of protection forces deployed.

SPLM-IO leaders ask for UN protection ahead of unity government

South Sudan’s main opposition group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–In Opposition (SPLM-IO), is demanding the deployment of UN-mandated forces, before the formation of a transitional government of national unity due next month.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to attend parents burial February 14

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents slated for February 14, 2020.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City click into gear as they chase cup glory

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will not retain their Premier League title barring a spectacular Liverpool implosion, but the form book suggests the Catalan could still end up celebrating a trophy-laden season.
African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

2021 AFCON and 2022 World Cup qualifiers gets new date

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly set a new dates for the 2022 World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsans will miss Governor Dickson – commissioner

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, says Bayelsans will miss outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson as one of the best performing governors in the history of the state.
The trial of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha started today while he was admitted to bail.

SCUML has no record of Mompha’s company – official

The N32.9bn fraud trial of Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, continued on Wednesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos with an official of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, Mr Matthew Enu-Obun, testifying as the fourth prosecution witness.
The NEBE position was communicated during a dialogue organized by the Birtukan Mideksa-led board and relevant stakeholders on matters relating to the much anticipated polls.

Ethiopia elections body sets August 16 as tentative date for 2020 polls

The National Elections Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, has announced a tentative date for national elections. The outfit proposed that polls should be held August 16, 2020.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.
Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay for up to eight weeks, after scans confirmed injured knee ligaments. 2

Manchester United cancel trip to Qatar amid security fears

It is imperative that the Red Devils have a successful and uneventful winter break after playing through the busy Christmas and January periods with a skeleton squad. Players such as Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Dan James have each played 28, 27 and 23 games already this season and there are concerns over player burnout as the season progresses.

2020 UTME: Remita rolls out guidelines for issuance of e-pin for candidates nationwide

Prospective candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria can now easily purchase their Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ePINs using Remita, the leading electronic payment platform, in a fast and reliable manner.

Mother, daughter arraigned for imprisoning, rubbing pepper on grandchildren

A mother and daughter duo, Martina and Veronica Patrick, have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Choba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on a two-count charge of alleged unlawful imprisonment and rubbing of grinded pepper on the body of two of Martina’s grandchildren.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

NBBF: Fund won’t hinder D’Tigress

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has stated that the country’s female national team, the D’Tigress, would not suffer paucity of funds, as the team opens camp on February 1 in Serbia for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier championship taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from February 7 to 9.
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilde in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Boxing: Tyson Fury chasing knockout in Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury vowed to chase a knockout in next month’s eagerly anticipated rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, insisting he believes he has no chance of earning a victory on points in Las Vegas.

University lecturer, pastor in court for alleged fake news, others

A senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi, and one Pastor John Abiodun have been dragged to the High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital.

Akwa Ibom: We can’t spend our money on Calabar-Itu Road

Akwa Ibom State says that it has no obligation ploughing back the money refunded to it by the Federal Government for constructing federal roads in its domain to construct other federal roads.
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.

Governor Tambuwal, Ishaku, Ortom battle for PDP governors’ forum chairmanship

With the tenure of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, ending soon, together with his chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the battle to succeed him has begun to gain momentum. At least three governors from the North are gearing up to contest the position, when it becomes vacant. The occupant is expected to be a critical factor in the next presidential election in 2023.
Kolawole Taiwo

Appeal Court upholds ex-Lagos deputy speaker’s election into House of Reps

The Court of Appeal has upheld the election of the House of Representatives member, Hon. Taiwo Kolawole, representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in Lagos State.

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At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Troops overrun bandits, release kidnapped victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed in Zamfara has continued to close in on the bandits in the state.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Kane opens the door for possible Manchester United move

Manchester United have been put on alert as Harry Kane has admitted he would be prepared to leave Tottenham.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

Senator Melaye: President Buhari’s lockdown orders, outside his constitutional powers

Dino Melaye, former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Lagos governor reacts as President Buhari orders lockdown in three states

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has instructed that Nigerians, especially those residing in Lagos should abide by President Muhammadu Buhari’s orders.

Residents flee as one dies in pro-Juma’at riot in Katsina community

Kusada town in Katsina State was deserted on Sunday as many residents were reported to have fled to avoid being arrested in connection with Saturday’s riot during which one person lost his life while a police station, the divisional police officer official quarters and seven vehicles as well as 10 motorcycles were burnt.