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Manchester United are to install 1,500 barrier seats early next year as they prepare to trial safe standing at Old Trafford.

Manchester United staff to self-isolate but match against Newcastle will be played

The pandemic concerns, that forced several European matches featuring football clubs from the English Premier League to be played at neutral venues due to the travel advisory against anyone coming from the United Kingdom, remain in place all across several tiers of the UK.

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The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba who received the family in his office in Owerri, described her death as a ‘huge loss’.

Imo government condoles with family of student killed by stray bullet

Imo Government on Wednesday condoled with the family of Miss Divine Nwaneri, a first-year student of the Imo State University, who was killed by a stray bullet on April 24.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

Plateau governor mourns ex-CDS Dogonyaro

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Joshua Dogonyaro, at the age of 80.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov to reach quarter-finals

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj set to unveil new female signee

Popular Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, fondly known as D’banj, has revealed plans to unveil a new female signee to his record label, DB records.

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Minister urges women to sustain legacies left by late Senator Alhassan

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called on Nigerian women to sustain and build on the political and empowerment legacies established left by late Aisha Alhassan.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Nasir el-Rufai a sycophant, religious bigot

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
Medical workers tend to a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS

India turns to ex-army medics as coronavirus surge sparks calls for lockdown

India is to recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid angry calls for a complete nationwide lockdown.

JUSUN urges Nigerian government to deduct judiciary allocation, pay to heads of courts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has urged the Federal Government to direct theAttorney-General of the Federation and Accountant General to deduct monies standing to the credit of the judiciary.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Senator Akume gets vote of confidence from Benue constituency

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gboko West state constituency of Benue State has passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, as the leader of the party, not only in Gboko, but the entire Benue State and North Central region of Nigeria.