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Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis joins Watford from Club Brugge

Emmanuel Dennis has ended a rather difficult time at Belgian champions Club Brugge with a transfer to the Premier League with newly promoted Watford.
Edo deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Sunday said he has not issues with the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, acknowledging that he taught him whatever he has achieved in politics.

Edo’ll appoint commissioners soon – deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said that the state cabinet will be formed in few days by Governor Godwin Obaseki, saying the delay was to ensure that the people who voted in the government are part of picking the commissioners.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.
The Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia (DASH) has resumed its Residency Training Programme five months after it was suspended .

Nasarawa specialist hospital resumes residency training

The Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia (DASH) has resumed its Residency Training Programme five months after it was suspended .
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister sets agenda for newly elected AFN board

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has charged the newly elected board of the Atheletics Federation of Nigeria to be focused and remain above board in the discharge of their responsibility.
Tonobock Okowa, chairman of Delta State Athletics Association, has been elected President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Tonobock Okowa emerges new AFN president

Okowa who was the sole candidate for the position of President polled 41 votes (three voided) and was duly returned as the president of the AFN by the chairman of the of the AFN Electoral Commission, Mr Elias Gora, former General Secretary of the Nigeria Olympics Committee and former World Athletics lecturer and course director.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS parliament speaker tasks members on regional integration

The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has enjoined members of the parliament to improve on avenues of achieving regional integration in their respective member state.

PDP urges Ondo government to shelve N2 billion governor’s lodge

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Ondo State government to shelve its plans to build a new governor’s lodge at the cost of N2 billion in the interest of the state.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

What Twitter ban teaches the world about Nigeria

The Nigerian government thinks Twitter is the greatest source of its misery. After straining at the leash for months, it couldn’t resist swatting the microblogging platform with a ban last week.
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita attends a news conference after a roundtable on Western Sahara at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2019. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Morocco says Madrid seeks to ‘Europeanise’ its crisis with Rabat

Morocco's foreign minister on Wednesday accused Spain of trying to turn a political crisis between the two countries into an EU problem by focusing on migration and ignoring the root causes.

APGA youths kick as Atiku/Soludo posters flood Abuja

Ahead of the 2021 governorship primaries in Anambra State, campaign posters of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo have flooded the streets of Abuja.

Minister slams NHRC chair over ‘fake tweet’

The Federal Government has berated Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, over his fake tweet and misinformation on the death of the Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma.

TUC makes case for removal of ‘anti-people’ section from constitution

Against the backdrop of debates and consultations by the National Assembly on whether to scrap or alter the 1999 Constitution, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has made the case for the removal of Section (6)(6)c from the document, criticising it as anti-people.

Group faults Nigerian government, firms on oil exploration, spills

A group known as the Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Responsibility (SACA) has faulted the Federal Government and multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta over health hazards associated with oil exploitation and exploration.
James Rodriguez has been ruled out of Colombia's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Argentina, and the subsequent Copa America this summer.

James Rodriguez ruled out of Copa America, World Cup qualifiers for Colombia with injury

James Rodriguez has been ruled out of Colombia's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Argentina, and the subsequent Copa America this summer.
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Fresh fuel hike: We’ll shut Nigeria without notice – NLC

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has vowed to shut the nation’s socio-economic activities without notice should the government increase the pump price of petrol with a cent of naira as clamoured by governors..
Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.

Timbuktu Global: UK fashion brand slammed for trademarking ‘Yoruba’

Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.
Paul Onuachu has been announced the 2020-21 Belgian League Player of the Year and winner of the Golden Boot award.

Paul Onuachu wins Belgian Pro League Player of the Year, Golden Boot awards

Paul Onuachu has been announced the 2020-21 Belgian League Player of the Year and winner of the Golden Boot award.
“The Director General of NAPTIP, Mrs Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has ordered an improved surveillance in the notable spots, especially within the Federal Capital Territory and its environs,” the statement said.

NAPTIP bursts child trafficking syndicate in FCT, rescues 4 children

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has bursted a notorious child trafficking syndicate in the Federal Capital Territory and arrested a suspect.
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

Mahamat Idris Deby Itno: How my father died in battle

It is an uncommon development in modern days for a sitting President to die on the battlefield. But that was what happened in the Republic of Chad recently.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House directs NERC to suspend proposed increase of electricity tariff

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to direct the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to rescind the decision of further increase of electricity tariff proposed for June 202l in view of the hard times Nigerians are currently going through.

Professor calls for proper funding of public universities

Prof Kenneth Ofokanisi of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has called for improved funding for public universities in Nigeria to enable them meet up with the global standard.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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 vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United, and has urged people to criticise him for his bad performance, not his hairstyle.

‘Paul Pogba preparing to stay at Old Trafford’

Pogba has been linked with PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus, however, Le Parisien says Pogba is now warming to staying at Old Trafford.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Robbers attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Armed robbers on Tuesday night attacked commuters who were stuck in traffic on the three-kilometre bridge, popularly known as Long Bridge, linking Lagos State with Ogun.
Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations

The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate coronavirus vaccinations on the continent, the Washington-based lender said.
People line up to purchase Apple Daily newspaper from a newspaper stall after police raided its newsroom and arrested five executives the day before, in Hong Kong, China early June 18, 2021. REUTERS-James Pomfret

Two Apple Daily executives charged with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday with collusion with a foreign country, a national security case that has sent chills through the city’s media.