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Archbishop Kaigama: Kidnappings in Nigeria will continue if…

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, is one of Nigeria’s most respected clergymen. He served as the President of Nigerian Bishops Conference (2012-2018), and currently chairs the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe wants release clause in new PSG deal

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly requesting that a release clause is inserted into any potential new contract signed with Paris Saint-Germain, which would allow him to leave the club whenever he chooses.
3. Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina at the federal high court after his extradition from Niger on Friday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Court fixes date to rule on Abulrasheed Maina’s fresh bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, slated February 25 to rule on fresh application the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charge, filed to be released on bail pending the conclusion of his trial.

Edwin Clark urges President Buhari to restore peace, trust to the country

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, restore peace and trust to the country.

CBN: We’re rebuilding National Arts Theatre to provide 25,000 jobs

Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said that no fewer than 25,000 people would be working at the National Arts Theatre upon completion.

PDP hamstrings Emmanuel Jime, Rep. Hembe over unsavoury remarks against Benue governor

The Benue state chapter of the PDP which took a swipe at the two personalities was reacting to statements by the duo at a decamping ceremony held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, where they alleged that governor Ortom’s achievements were nothing to write home about.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to thank China for its support to Nigeria in defence matters and infrastructural development of the nation.

Yoruba elders thank President Buhari for appointing kinsman as NAF chief

Elders from the South-West geopolitical region of the country have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of their illustrious sons in the Nigerian Military into the nation’s security management team as Chief of the Air Staff.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Trikytee, has revealed how he escaped depression after he left the show.

Trikytee: How I escaped depression

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Trikytee, has revealed how he escaped depression after he left the show.
FILE PHOTO - An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-File Photo

Iran will take steps next month to curb short-notice IAEA inspections – official

Iran threatened on Tuesday to block short-notice inspections of its nuclear facilities, demanding Washington reverse economic sanctions before it returns to compliance with a nuclear deal that President Joe Biden aims to restore.
Thomas Tuchel hopes his Paris Saint-Germain outfit can break their last 16 curses in the Champions League when they face his former club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Chelsea to appoint Thomas Tuchel on 18-month contract with option for further year

The former Paris Saint-Germain head coach will replace Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge and hopes to be in position in time to be able to take charge of his new side against Wolves on Wednesday.

Court orders judge to resume ‘N1.9 billion fraud’ trial of ex-Niger governor

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the resumption of proceedings in the money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, entered against former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu.
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Nasarawa approves date for school resumption

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has approved the re-opening of all schools in the state with effect from Monday, Jan. 18.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos kept his nerve to score a late penalty kick and help his side secure a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Getafe on Thursday.

No interest from Liverpool in Sergio Ramos

The fact that Jurgen Klopp fielded two midfielders at the heart of the Reds’ defence in Monday night’s loss at Southampton may have hammered home the Premier League champions’ desperate need to sign a new centre-half, but the captain of Real Madrid will not be rocking up at Anfield any time soon.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that his current situation at Chelsea is worrying, and says he'll have to make a decision on his future in January.

Olivier Giroud: I really want to win the Premier League

Olivier Giroud has revealed his burning desire to win the Premier League this season and insists that Chelsea still have a chance to join the title race.
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ALTON: Subscribers with NIN can replace their SIM

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria has announced that subscribers with National Identification Numbers can now replace their lost or damaged SIM at any of the customer centres across the country.

Nnamdi Kanu: Miyetti Allah responsible for Kankara schoolboys kidnap

Nnamdi Kanu has accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of having carried out the kidnap of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State.
Real Madrid's record signing Eden Hazard has had a hard time in Spain ever since he moved from Chelsea for £89 million in 2019.

Thomas Vermaelen: Real Madrid will see the best of Eden Hazard soon

The Belgium international has been blighted by ankle and leg problems since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea nearly 18 months ago. Last season he started just 14 games in La Liga, playing a minor role as Madrid won the title in his first campaign at the club.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua will absolutely destroy Kubrat Pulev

Eddie Hearn, the English sports promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is out with a warning for Joshua’s mandatory challenger. He said Joshua, whom he calls AJ, is looking “sensational” in the final weeks of training camp as he prepares to “absolutely destroy” Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev.
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Gareth Southgate: Premier League must rethink option to use five substitutes

England’s Premier League must reconsider its position on limiting clubs to making only three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule, national team boss Gareth Southgate has said.
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Rape: Psychiatrist decries cultural tendency of keeping cases secret

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Tomi Imarah, has identified the cultural tendency to keep sexual assaults and rape cases secret, as some of the major issues hindering the fight against sex crime in Nigeria.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government partners Crown Flour Mills to boost wheat production

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Crown Flour Mills to expand the capacity for wheat production in the country.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probe AGF over N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from foreign, domestic debts

The Accountant General of the Federation is expected to furnish the House of Representatives with financial statement on the utilisation of the N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from the foreign and domestic debts raised by Debt Management Office.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP tasks new EFCC boss on professionalism

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, urged the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulraheed Bawa, to restore professionalism in the running of the anti-graft body.
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Economic expert frowns at Nigeria’s debt servicing figures

An renowned economist, Dr Paul Alaje, has frowned at a situation whereby Nigeria spends up to 60% of its revenue on debt servicing, describing the development as disturbing and worrisome.
The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Nigeria’s president promises no more school abductions

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that last Friday's abduction of female students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be the last to happen.

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Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Drama as security operatives stop Sunday Igboho’s convoy along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

There was a mild drama on Friday when security operatives intercepted the convoy of self-acclaimed Yoruba Youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
FILE PHOTO - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran January 8, 2021. Official Khamenei Website-Handout via REUTERS

Ali Khamenei: Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never yield to U.S. pressure over its nuclear activity, state television reported.
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WhatsApp explains what happens if user do not accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp has detailed what will happen to users who don’t accept its new privacy policy in an FAQ on its website. Starting May 15th, its functionality will become more limited, and users will no longer be able to send or read messages from the app. They’ll still be able to receive calls and notifications, but this will only be possible for a “short time.” Speaking to TechCrunch, the company confirmed this period will last a few weeks.

Gunmen attack bullion van in Delta

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a bullion van at Ubulu-Okiti along the Benin/Asaba expressway, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State with one lady feared dead.

Forgery: Magistrate recuses self, returns case file for reassignment

Magistrate Njideka Duru of the Magistrate court sitting in Wuse, Abuja has dissociated herself from the criminal charges instituted by Architect Adamu Stephen Okunade against an Abuja based lawyer, James Idih and Otomiewo Ufuoma.