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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo assures OPS of improved business climate

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the federal government will continue to interact and engage with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the country, with a view to improving the Nigeria’s business climate, knowing fully that the sector is the real engine room of growth and development.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez rules out Premier League return

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”
Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United will be up in the air unless he puts a pen to the dotted line. He is entering the final year in his contract, and reports suggest he could be used as a makeweight in a deal with Real Madrid.

Real Madrid reject Manchester United’s Paul Pogba straight swap transfer offer

Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United will be up in the air unless he puts a pen to the dotted line. He is entering the final year in his contract, and reports suggest he could be used as a makeweight in a deal with Real Madrid.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua: Why my fight with Tyson Fury must hold

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua says the world title clash with Tyson Fury must hold because it’s bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts.
Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum have passed a vote of confidence on the Chairman, CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Committee Members for their outstanding performance in rebuilding the party.

Governor Buni: APC future depends on Nigerian youth

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe says the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lies in the hands of Nigerian Youths.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has charged APC Youth to avail themselves of the various opportunities created by government to develop themselves to guarantee the future.

Youth minister charges APC Youth to focus on opportunities

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has charged APC Youth to avail themselves of the various opportunities created by government to develop themselves to guarantee the future
Harry Kane holds the key to England’s bid to end 55 years of hurt as Gareth Southgate’s side start their Euro 2020 campaign with a revenge mission against Croatia on Sunday.

Manchester City make opening bid for Harry Kane

Manchester City have made an opening bid for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed.

Kano singer begs Muslims over blasphemous music

A Kano-based singer, Ahmad Abdul, whose song attracted violent reactions from Kano residents has apologised to Muslims Ummah, the state government and Islamic scholars with a promise not to repeat it in the future.
Nigeria’s national U-21 champion Taiwo Mati has been listed among the awardees of 2021 With The Future In Mind (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Taiwo Mati gets ITTF scholarship

Nigeria’s national U-21 champion Taiwo Mati has been listed among the awardees of 2021 With The Future In Mind (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly preparing to launch a £40m offer for Real Madrid French defender Raphael Varane.

Nicky Butt: Manchester United should go all out for Raphael Varane

Manchester United should drop their interest in Declan Rice and do all they can to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, says Nicky Butt.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU threatens another strike over non-payment of salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on an industrial action if the 13 months’ salaries of over 1,000 of its members across the country were not paid.
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.
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.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Why Nigerian government is borrowing to expand infrastructure

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has defended the Federal Government’s resort to loans to expand infrastructure in the country.
Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA) has asked African governments to seek ways of improving their health care systems rather than relying on Europe, America and other continents as witnessed during the period of COVID-19.

Coalition urges Nigeria, others not to depend on Europe for healthcare

Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA) has asked African governments to seek ways of improving their health care systems rather than relying on Europe, America and other continents as witnessed during the period of COVID-19.
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: Luis Enrique not worried about Spain’s chances despite draw

Spain coach Luis Enrique said he is not worried about his side’s chances of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2020 following a 1-1 draw with Poland on Saturday, and backed the team to get the job done with a win over Slovakia in their final group E game.
Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Femi Falana: APC has perfected plans to rule nigeria indefinitely

Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years, Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely.
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Bishop Oyedepo: We must deal with social media monster

President, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has urged the government and well-meaning Nigerians to deal with the monster of social media.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria has highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria currently has the highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo and India, with an estimated 25% of her adult population being carriers of defective S-gene.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor: OPIC Plaza fire avoidable

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the gas explosion at the OPIC Plaza, Ikeja, Lagos was avoidable if necessary checks had been made.
Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution.

Senior lawyer: Nigeria doesn’t need a new constitution

Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman, has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution, but continuous amendment of the existing Constitution, citing American Constitution that has been in use for more than 200 years without being replaced, but amended.

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Lagos council poll: AAC to contest only three councillorship seats – chairman

The African Action Congress (AAC) on Tuesday said it would contest only three councillorship seats in two local government councils at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
A sign is seen at the entrance to the Google retail store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, U.S., June 17, 2021. REUTERS-Shannon Stapleton

Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool

Belarus: Western sanctions bordering on a ‘declaration of economic war’

Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran accuses U.S. of meddling for criticising election

Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa urged developed economies to aid Africa’s post-pandemic recovery by allocating more International Monetary Fund (IMF) reserves to the continent.

Cyril Ramaphosa demands more IMF reserves for African coronavirus recovery

President Cyril Ramaphosa urged developed economies to aid Africa’s post-pandemic recovery by allocating more International Monetary Fund (IMF) reserves to the continent.
Shopkeepers wait to open their stores at a market area after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands.

Group advocates death penalty for looters of public funds

The Ndigbo Unity Forum worldwide, a non-governmental organisation, has advocated the death penalty for looters of public funds to eradicate the current spate of corruption in the country.
Greece has sent a letter of complaint to the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin, over the name being used by the North Macedonia team on their national soccer jersey during Euro 2020.

UEFA rejects Greek protest over North Macedonia shirt

Uefa on Wednesday rejected Greece’s request to change the North Macedonia shirt at Euro 2020 after the Greeks argued that the current version violated a historic treaty between the Balkan neighbours.
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.

Communal clash: Gombe sets up early warning, response systems – official

Alhaji Adamu Dishi, the Commisioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientations disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday.