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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Abuja crash: Delta governor mourns seven military personnel

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has condoled with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao and families of the seven military personnel on board Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft which crashed on Sunday in Abuja.
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.

Niger Delta group dismisses $27 million bribe allegations against Timi Sylva, Simbi Wabote

An advocacy group, Niger Delta Peace Dialogue Initiative, NDPDI, has described as tissues of lies the allegations of $25 million and $2 million bribe taking against the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Local Content Development and Monitoring Board, Chief Simbi Wabote, respectively.
Yerima Shettima

Arewa youths threaten to expose politician behind Ibadan killings

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum( AYCF), has sounded a word of warning to a political leader of the South West who has been engineering violence and arson in order to further his 2023 ambition and vowed to expose him if the killings is allowed to happen again.

Somali president challenged in his bid to secure new term

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay in choosing a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said on Sunday.
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

Taiwo Awoniyi: My goal is to play in Premier League With Liverpool

Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed that his priority remains with his parent club, Liverpool.
Ifeanyi Okowa

PDP: Delta governor has distinguished himself in roads, infrastructure delivery

The Delta chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday declared that available records have shown that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has distinguished himself in infrastructure delivery including quality roads construction across the state.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara student: How bandits killed my friend

One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.
The State Secretary to the Government, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who made the appeal in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga Local Government Area of the State while addressing Bandits and their Commanders said recent developments in the state calls for sober reflection.

Kagara abduction: Niger government begs bandits to lay down arms

As the Kaduna State based renown Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, continues his mediation for the release of the abducted Kagara Science College staff and students and others kidnapped by armed bandits, Niger State government Friday appealed to the bandits to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue in addressing their grievances.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Can this grandmother save the world?

As the World Trade Organisation formally announced the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General this week, a Swiss newspaper received her with a disgraceful headline: “This Grandmother will become the boss of the WTO,” with her photograph under the headline. The headline sparked an outrage, forcing the editors to modify their position: “This 66-year-old Nigerian will head WTO.”
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook blocks news content in Australia

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information.
Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

Kylian Mbappe speaks on future plans after Camp Nou hat-trick

Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town. The Parisians won the game 4-1, with Frenchman embodying their pace, power and ingenuity.
Iyiola Omisore

Senator Omisore dumps SDP, officially registers as APC member

A former gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, has dumped the party and fully registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona midfielder: I don’t agree with the coach’s decision

Barcelona caused its fanbase to go into a meltdown when the deal to swap 22-year-old Arthur Melo for 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic was announced. While Pjanic has been on the peak of his powers, and among the best midfielders in the world for over half a decade, he was nearing the last juncture of his career. That said, once the transfer took place, it was same to assume that that he would lead the midfield alongside Riqui Puig and Frenkie de Jong.

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.
Nigerian evangelist and founder of Mount Zion Drama Ministry, Mike Bamiloye, has warned against sexual act outside of marriage which he described as a blood covenant with the devil.

Valentine: Mike Bamiloye warns against premarital sex

Nigerian evangelist and founder of Mount Zion Drama Ministry, Mike Bamiloye, has warned against sexual act outside of marriage which he described as a blood covenant with the devil.
Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring their third goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 27, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) /

Former Arsenal boss explains why Jamie Vardy rejected Gunners

Arsene Wenger admits to having “offered a lot of money” to take Jamie Vardy to Arsenal in 2016, but his advances were rebuffed and the Gunners missed out on one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers.

INEC intensifies consultation on new polling units

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, who held a meeting with the media in Abuja, yesterday, said that existing 119, 973 PUs, created 25 years ago had become grossly inadequate, leading to crisis situations during elections.
Investigation gathered revealed that a patient was admitted to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife during the weekend.

101-year-old woman recovers from coronavirus in Nigeria

Prof. Victor Adetiloye, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, says the hospital has successfully managed a 101-year-old woman with COVID-19.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

AstraZeneca says coronavirus vaccine “not perfect, but saves lives”

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine is not perfect, but will have a big impact on the pandemic, its chief executive predicted on Thursday, as the drugmaker pledged to double output by April and the African Union gave its backing for the shot.

Hilary Clinton: Donald Trump conviction will fail only if jury includes his co-conspirators

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an acquittal in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will only be possible if the jury includes his co-conspirators.
The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.

Yoruba Academy appoints new programme director

The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.
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.

Senate urges President Buhari to appoint FCT Indigene as non-career ambassador

The Senate on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the appointment of an indigene of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a non-career ambassador.

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Players and officials of Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] side Adamawa United FC were robbed at gunpoint around Benin-Ore expressway on Friday night at about 11.45 pm on their way for their week 11 NPFL fixture against MFM FC in Lagos.

Kidnapped Adamawa United FC driver regains freedom

Kabiru Mohammed, the driver of Adamawa United FC, who was kidnapped along Benin-Lagos highway, has been released by his abductors.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.

MSF mobile clinics provides healthcare services in Borno despite insecurity

Médecins Sans Frontieres MSF teams are providing healthcare services to residents living in the remote areas of Borno State in spite of the insecurity in the region.
American news outlet Politico said Tuesday that U.S. President Joe Biden was reviewing records of calls between immediate past president, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump’s visa suspension for temporary foreign workers

President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester United are challenging Liverpool for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

Manchester United threaten Liverpool plans for Leeds dazzler Raphinha

Manchester United are challenging Liverpool for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

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The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

Strike: SSANU, NASU demand N20 billion as earned allowance

The ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, may only be called off if the government agrees to pay members of the two unions N20 billion as Earned Allowance.
FILE PHOTO - South Africa's Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games gold medalist, Wayde van Niekerk (L) and his coach, Ans Botha look on after their arrival at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. September 7,2016. REUTERS

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk leaves long-time coach to train in the US

Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk has temporarily separated from long-time coach ‘Tannie’ Ans Botha to train in the United States under renowned sprint mentor Lance Brauman.
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NCAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX jetliner

More countries are giving approval to one of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, the 737 MAX as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of the ban on the aircraft and has subsequently been certified to operate in Nigeria’s airspace.
Bukayo Saka celebrates his goal against Benfica. (Giuseppe Maffia-NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka: I just want to keep pushing, progressing with Arsenal

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka, has said he will continue to push and ‘keep progressing’ with the Gunners.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss emerges as Tottenham’s ‘top target’ to replace Jose Mourinho

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as the likely candidate to replace Jose Mourinho, should Tottenham’s current slump continue.