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Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has spoken to CNBC about his plans to buy Arsenal.

Spotify chief: Why I want to buy Arsenal

Spotify founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, has revealed why he intends to buy London-based football club, Arsenal, from its current American owners, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.
A pair of Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype sneakers, designed by Kanye West, are displayed at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre before going up for private sale at Sotheby's, in Hong Kong [File: Joyce Zhou/Reuters]

Kanye West’s Yeezy sneakers fetch a record $1.8 million in private sale

The Kanye West sneakers that sent athletic shoes strutting down fashion runways sold for $1.8m, a new world record price for a pair of sneakers, Sotheby’s announced on Monday.
Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is set to launch a takeover bid for Arsenal with the help of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira.

Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira to join Spotify chief’s bid to buy Arsenal

Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is set to launch a takeover bid for Arsenal with the help of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium

Arsenal legend: I don’t recognise my club anymore

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry said he does not recognise the north London club anymore following their failed attempt to join the European Super League and hailed supporters for their role in the collapse of the competition.
Arsenal brought Gunnersaurus back from the brink of extinction on Tuesday.

Swedish billionaire declares interest in buying Arsenal

Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek – co-founder and chief executive of music streaming service Spotify – has declared his interest in buying Arsenal.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China and Taiwan’s arms build-up

Taiwan’s mass production of a long-range missile last month as part of the plan to modernise its military has once again underscored how large and real the Chinese threat of annexation of the island nation has become.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium was a target for the terrorist cell that conducted attacks in the city a year ago, Catalan newspaper El Periódico reported on Wednesday.

Barcelona top Real Madrid as Forbes’ most valuable club

Barcelona have leapfrogged Spanish rivals Real Madrid to become the world’s most valuable football club with a valuation of $4.76 billion, according to a list published by business magazine Forbes on Monday.

Folorunso Alakija drops out of 2021 Forbes list of billionaires

Nigeria now has only three billionaires on 2021 Forbes list of world billionaires, with the dropping off of Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited, Folorunso Alakija.
Grammy award-winner Burna Boy has been nominated at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom ahead of the main ceremony slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May.

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid make Forbes Africa icons’ list

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among other Nigerians featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.

Forbes: Kim Kardashian officially a billionaire

American reality tv star, Kim Kardashian, is officially a billionaire.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was spotted in stands during the Blues victory against RB Salzburg on Wednesday evening.

Chelsea owner makes surprise admission 18 years after

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has suggested he may not have completed a takeover in 2003 had he known about the public profile that came with it.
Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates in 2003.

Roman Abramovich defends ‘pragmatic’ Chelsea’s ruthless managerial strategy

Roman Abramovich has given a rare insight into Chelsea’s approach to managers under his stewardship that many consider to be ruthless, describing the club as “pragmatic”.
Popular American rapper Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s top Gospel Artist of 2020.

Forbes: Kanye West not richest black American

The global media company and American business magazine, Forbes has frowned at reports that American rapper, Kanye West is the richest black American.
Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

Kanye West now richest black person in US history

The 43-year-old rapper, who clinched his 22nd Grammy on Sunday for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for ‘Jesus Is King,’ is now worth $6.6 billion.
FILE PHOTO - Incoming World Trade Organization President (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview with Reuters in Potomac, Maryland, U.S., February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

WTO chief cautions Nigeria, others against bilateral trade agreements

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged Nigeria to guard against entering into unfavourable bilateral trade agreements with rich countries.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

WTO: Senator Orji congratulates Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Theodore Orji, has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit- Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James close to emerging fifth-ever billionaire sportsman

LeBron James is reportedly set to become the fifth-ever billionaire sportsman in the coming weeks.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

US court jails ‘Invictus Obi’ for $11 million wire fraud

“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,” said Raj Parekh, acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in a statement obtained by newsmen on Tuesday.

FBN Holdings announces new board announcements

FBN Holdings PLC has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”).
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote maintains top spot on Forbes’ Africa billionaires list

Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has maintained his position as Africa’s richest person for 10 consecutive years, according to the 2021 Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List released on Friday.
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit- Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James leaves Coca-Cola, strikes new deal with Pepsi

The news was first reported Friday by Front Office Sports, then confirmed by ESPN. James reportedly will endorse Mountain Dew’s new “Rise Energy” beverage, part of the PepsiCo family, and he also could become the face of Pepsi Cola.

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President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
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Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
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NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.

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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government proposes salary review for civil servants

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Salaries, Incomes & Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review the salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies.

Nigeria cricket federation invites 40 women to camp

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) said it invited 40 women to resume camp ahead of the Kwibuka Women Invitational tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.

CBN governor: CACOVID’s relief support hits N25 billion

The efforts by the private sector Coalition Against Covid-19 led to the provision of N25bn relief materials to affected households, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said.
FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa’s coronavirus inoculation drive

When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti mulls rejigging of security architecture

Ekiti State government has said it is considering rejigging the security mechanism of the state to enhance the safety of lives and property.