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Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Juve look to reboot Serie A title defence in Turin derby

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Serie A on Saturday with Juventus looking to reboot their title defence against struggling city rivals Torino.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala got on the score sheet in Barcelona Ladies’ 9-0 thrashing of Santa Teresa, in the Spanish Women’s Primera Division on Saturday.

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala scores, makes ESPN Top 50 Best Players list

On a day she scored FC Barcelona’s 100th goal in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) during their 3-0 win over English side, Manchester City in the quarter-final first-leg tie played in Barcelona on Wednesday, Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, also made the list of ESPN’s world Top 50 players.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Allan Sharer hails ‘magnificent’ Kelechi Iheanacho

Former England and Newcastle star Alan Shearer has labeled Kelechi Iheanacho a fantastic player after his man-of-the-match performance for Leicester City against Manchester United.

Victor Agali: NFF falsely accused me of bringing women to Super Eagles hotel in...

Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Agali has expressed his disappointment on the way he was treated at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday lamented that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is now having gray hair because the work of heading three ministries was to big for him.

2023: Senator Okorocha meets ex-President Obasanjo in Abeokuta

Former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, held a meeting with ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Monday evening.
Super Eagles legend Victor Nosa Ikpeba has urged Gernot Rohr to extend an invitation to Arsenal’s younger Bukayo Saka.

Mikel Arteta reveals Bukayo Saka injury concern for Arsenal, England

Arsenal and England have been given an injury scare after Bukayo Saka came off at half-time in Sunday’s north London derby.

Archbishop Kaigama: Poverty menacingly threatening existence of Nigerians

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has criticised what he described the poor social security system in the country, which, he said, negatively affects millions of Nigerians.”
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Passage of PIB’ll unlock several midstream gas opportunities

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several midstream gas opportunities and enhance domestic gas utilisation.
Emmanuel Dennis has insisted he can do more on loan at Bundesliga side FC Cologne from Belgian champions Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis keen to impress at Bundesliga club FC Cologne

Dennis linked up with Cologne from Belgian Pro League club Club Brugge on a six-month loan deal in January.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Saudi funds could help Real Madrid sign Kylian Mbappe this summer

According to The Times, Real Madrid are currently in advanced talks with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Qiddiya project over a ten-year sponsorship deal worth £130m.
Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru was on the winning side as Galatasaray defeated archrival Fenerbahce 1-0 at the Ülker Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium on Saturday.

Henry Onyekuru shines as Galatasaray stuns Fernabahce at home

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru was on the winning side as Galatasaray defeated archrival Fenerbahce 1-0 at the Ülker Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium on Saturday.
Paul Onuachu scored his 22nd goal of the season, as Genk defeated Zulte Waregem 3-2 at the Luminus Arena on Wednesday.

Paul Onuachu’s brace help KRC Genk end winless run

Paul Onuachu scored his 22nd goal of the season, as Genk defeated Zulte Waregem 3-2 at the Luminus Arena on Wednesday.
Super Eagles forward Simeon Nwankwo scored his 9th league goal of the season for Crotone in their 2-1 defeat to Florentina, on Saturday.

Serie A: Simy Nwankwo continues good form for Crotone

Super Eagles forward Simeon Nwankwo scored his 9th league goal of the season for Crotone in their 2-1 defeat to Florentina, on Saturday.
For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

President Joe Biden urges Americans to unite

Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.
FILE PHOTO: Warong Dechgitvigrom speaks during a protest by a group of royalists in front of parliament as they counter protest pro-democracy demonstrators and show support to the monarchy in Bangkok, Thailand September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy

An ultra royalist group in Thailand launched a new political party on Wednesday to defend King Maha Vajiralongkorn, amid unprecedented calls for reform of the monarchy by a youth-led protest movement.
Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo continued his recovery from an hamstring injury with a session in the gym on Tuesday.

Odion Ighalo wants Super Eagles return

On loan to Manchester United from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua in a deal which will expire at the end of this month after the initial six months loan was extended retired from international football after the 2019 AFCON, where he finished as top scorer.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating in-form Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to go four points clear at the top.

Atletico Madrid extend La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to stride four points clear at the top of the standings.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.

Paul Onuachu sets new personal record with 19th goal of the season

Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.
Manchester United are still searching for a centre forward (number nine) despite having recently extended Odion Ighalo’s loan deal.

Qatari, Saudi Arabian clubs chase Odion Ighalo

According to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old is willing to see out his contract with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, but is open to listening to other offers.
Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru is set to leave Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in January with Turkish and German clubs interested in his signing him on loan.

Nigeria winger to leave Monaco this month

The Croatian gaffer has afforded the Super Eagles star only four appearances totalling a mere 141 minutes in the Ligue 1 this term.
Super Eagles striker Mfon Udoh could make a sensational return to his former club Akwa United with reports suggesting the Striker has opened talks with the club with whom he currently trains.

Mfon Udoh edging closer to Akwa United return

Super Eagles striker Mfon Udoh could make a sensational return to his former club Akwa United with reports suggesting the Striker has opened talks with the club with whom he currently trains.
Forward Karim Adeyemi scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for RB Salzburg in Tuesday’s encounter against Lokomotiv Moscow at the RZD Arena, Moscow.

Karim Adeyemi hands Salzburg Europa league hope

Forward Karim Adeyemi scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for RB Salzburg in Tuesday’s encounter against Lokomotiv Moscow at the RZD Arena, Moscow.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Oyo governor: Centralised policing system, poverty fuelling insecurity in Nigeria

Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday examined the country’s security challenges and concluded that the nation‘s centralized policing system, poverty and injustice were majorly fueling insecurity rocking the country.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, centre, Prince Hamzah, second left, and others visit the tomb of the late King Hussein to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan [Royal Court Twitter account via AP]

Jordan king, prince appear together for first time since rift

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein have made their first joint public appearance since a palace feud last week.

VON chief hails rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery

The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has hailed the federal government’s decision to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt refinery.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Strike continues as resident doctors insist demands not met

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said that the ongoing strike action by its members will continue as most of their demands were not yet met.

SERAP urges Nigerian government to slash politicians’ allowances

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Chairman of Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Elias Mbam, to urgently review upward the remuneration, allowances, and conditions of service for Nigerian Judges, and reduce the remuneration of President Muhammadu Buhari and other political office-holders in order to address the persistent poor treatment of Judges, and improve access of victims of corruption to justice.