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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Omar Sobhani-File Photo

Joe Biden to meet with Afghan president as violence surges

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge in fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban across the country.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria realised N79.96 billion from solid minerals in 2019

A 2019 audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that Nigeria earned N79.96 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2019. The figure, which represents accruals to the federation and other subnational entities, shows a 15% increase when compared to the N69.47 billion recorded in 2018.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari: Restructuring advocates cannot win elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said no government will cede its authority to the people that are not elected, saying those calling for restructuring, secession are not only naive but are also, mischievously dangerous.
Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy simply won't bend.

Man City to put in 100 million pound bid for Harry Kane after the...

Pep Guardiola is clear that he wants Harry Kane in his attack. Man City, according to the 'Daily Star', are prepared to put in a final bid. There will be no more. Tottenham will have to decide whether they take it or leave it. Man City are planning to offer Spurs 100 million pounds for the striker after the Euros.
Nigeria’s imports from China are rising exponentially, compared to other major trading partners, including Europe, Asia and America, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.

Nigeria’s imports from China soar, exceed other major trading partners

Nigeria’s imports from China are rising exponentially, compared to other major trading partners, including Europe, Asia and America, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.

Thomas Partey set to change jersey number at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is set to get a new squad number ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.
Former Arsenal star, Ashley Cole, has revealed why he’s impressed with left-back Kieran Tierney’s style of play.

Kieran Tierney close to new five-year Arsenal deal

The Isle of Man-born left-back has been a key figure for the Gunners since his arrival in 2019, impressing across successive campaigns for Mikel Arteta's side.
A fountain in Leipzig, Germany on June 18, 2021 - Photo by Sebastian Willnow-picture alliance via Getty Images

Earth trapping heat at an alarming new rate – study

To figure out how much heat the earth was trapping, researchers looked at NASA satellite measurements that tracked how much of the Sun’s energy was entering Earth’s atmosphere and how much was being bounced back into space. They compared this with data from NOAA buoys that tracked ocean temperatures — which gives them an idea of how much heat is getting absorbed into the ocean.
Italy is reintroducing a five-day quarantine on arrivals from Britain after a spike in coronavirus cases there, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced on Friday.

Italy re-imposes quarantine on arrivals from Britain

Italy is reintroducing a five-day quarantine on arrivals from Britain after a spike in coronavirus cases there, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced on Friday.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria generated $34.22 billion from oil industry in 2019

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) yesterday disclosed that the country earned a total sum of $34.22 billion from the oil and gas sector in 2019, an increase of 4.88 per cent over the $32.63 billion revenue netted from the sector in 2018.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

Police: 127 ‘traffic robbers’ arrested in Lagos

Muyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, said that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state as part of the efforts of the Police command in combating traffic robbery.
Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson misses qualifying for Olympics

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.

Experts: Rising poverty will worsen Nigeria’s economic instability, insecurity

Economic experts have warned that the rising poverty level in Nigeria would have more adverse impacts on the economy and further worsen the security challenges in the country.
Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system.

Facebook to start displaying ads in Oculus Quest apps

Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system. In the coming weeks, ads will start appearing inside the Resolution Games title Blaston as well as two other unnamed apps.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigeria moves to address accidents on highways

The Nigerian government has expressed worry over the increasing number of motor accidents on the nation’s highways.
Waymo just announced a second external funding round, raising $2.5 billion for the continued advancement of its autonomous driving technology.

Waymo raises $2.5 billion in second external funding round

Waymo just announced a second external funding round, raising $2.5 billion for the continued advancement of its autonomous driving technology.
Spotify’s live audio app, Greenroom, formally launches today on iOS and Android, marking the company’s first real attempt at creating a social media platform.

Spotify launches Clubhouse competitor Greenroom

Spotify’s live audio app, Greenroom, formally launches today on iOS and Android, marking the company’s first real attempt at creating a social media platform. The social audio app, which is similar to Clubhouse, allows users to host live conversations about sports, music, and culture.
Vital Kamerhe, former chief of staff to DR Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi. Fabrice Coffrini

DR Congo court cuts jail term for ex-presidential aide

A former presidential aide in DR Congo who had been sentenced to 20 years in a high-profile corruption case has had his term reduced by seven years on appeal, his lawyer said.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to supply oil to Indonesia, subsidiary eyes $70 million profit

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its subsidiary Duke Oil has sealed a pact to supply 30,000 barrels per day crude oil supply to Indonesia’s state oil corp, Pertamina, and Indian Oil Corporation.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his idol, with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as an example to follow.

Diogo Jota: Cristiano Ronaldo was my idol

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his "idol", with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as "an example to follow".
FILE PHOTO - Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

Oil price exceeds $73 on improving demand outlook

The international price of crude oil continued its rise yesterday, extending three weeks of gains on the back of improving outlook for fuel demand as countries ramp up the lifting of travel restrictions, leading to tightening commodity supply.
Spain coach Luis Enrique rued missed chances from his side in their 0-0 European Championship draw with Sweden on Monday, insisting he will not be changing his style of play despite getting off to a disappointing start in the tournament.

Euro 2020: Spain boss rues missed chances but defends game plan

Spain coach Luis Enrique rued missed chances from his side in their 0-0 European Championship draw with Sweden on Monday, insisting he will not be changing his style of play despite getting off to a disappointing start in the tournament.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
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 strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Omar Sobhani-File Photo

Joe Biden to meet with Afghan president as violence surges

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge in fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban across the country.
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NDLEA officer, six others arrested for dealing in cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested serving officer of a law enforcement agency for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun state.

Minister: President Buhari’s visit has shown Apapa Port’s problem is inefficiency

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi, has said the problem of Apapa seaport is efficiency, citing the drastic changes in the Port on the day the President visited to commission the Deep Blue Project.
A farmer holds a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago-File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms, but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad.
Diego Maradona was honoured with a spectacular light show as Argentina got their Copa America campaign underway.

Diego Maradona honoured with holographic display at Copa America

A holographic version of the former Argentina star performed tricks inside the Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio before his famous World Cup goal against England in 1986 was projected onto the pitch.