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Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Ogoni apologises to Rivers governor over 2015 election

The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Barry Mpigi, rendered the apology on behalf of the ethnic group at an event held in honour of the governor’s contributions to the development of the area in Bori, Khana Local Government Area.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed that it is “absurd” to think that the club may not be competing in next season’s Champions League.

Real Madrid boss hints at exit

Zinedine Zidane hinted on Saturday he could leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, saying he believes “there comes a time when it’s the moment to change”.
The Igbo Community in Oyo State, rose from a consultative meeting on Saturday, where they commended Governor Seyi Makinde for running an inclusive administration in the state.

Igbo community hails Oyo governor for running ‘inclusive government’

The Igbo Community in Oyo State, rose from a consultative meeting on Saturday, where they commended Governor Seyi Makinde for running an inclusive administration in the state.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Removing History from school curriculum is an evil agenda

Benue State governor Samuel Ortom has described as evil, the removal of history as a subject from secondary and primary school curriculum by the Federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday hosted Chad’s military ruler, Mahamat Deby, in Abuja. At the event, the Nigerian leader did not condemn the coup that brought Mr Deby to power but said Nigeria will assist Chad to stabilize and return to constitutional order.

President Buhari hosts Chadian interim leader, assures him of support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help that country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military Council President, Lt General Mahamat Deby last month.
Dr Ikenna Onwuegbula, the Orator of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said that late Reggae Music Legend Bob Marley inspired and liberated millions of people across the globe with his musics.

UNN orator: Bob Marley inspired, liberated millions across the globe with music

Dr Ikenna Onwuegbula, the Orator of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said that late Reggae Music Legend Bob Marley inspired and liberated millions of people across the globe with his musics.
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari assures Chadian leader of Nigeria’s support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help the country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military President Mahamat Itno in April 2021.

Unity Bank extends funding to 120,000 maize farmers

Unity Bank Plc will provide additional funding to 120,000 smallholder maize farmers in the 2021 wet season farming under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP).
Simy Nwankwo scored a brace and Algeria international Adam Ounas sealed Crotone's 4-2 victory over Torino in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

Crotone equals Serie A record in home win vs Verona

Simeon, ‘Simy’ Nwankwo’s Crotone made history by conceding their 91st goal of the season, but still managed to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 to leave the foot of the table.
Former Minneapolis police officers (clockwise from top left) Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng pose in a combination of booking photographs from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS.

Judge postpones trial for three ex-cops in George Floyd case – reports

A judge postponed the trial of three former Minneapolis policemen accused of taking part in the murder of George Floyd to March 2022 after they said that prosecutors leaked prejudicial information about the case, online court records showed.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Opposers of Southern governors ban on open grazing have hidden agenda

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday said any Nigerian opposed to the Southern Governors’ decision banning open grazing of cattle has a hidden agenda.
Southampton have confirmed that Arsenal and AC Milan target Ryan Bertrand will leave the club for free this summer.

Southampton confirm Arsenal target to leave club on free transfer

Bertrand has spent the last six years of his career on Southampton's books, scoring eight goals in 240 appearances, but he will walk through the St Mary's exit doors at the end of the 2020-21 season after failing to reach an extension agreement with the club.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government democratising broadband connectivity

It’s the first in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the three such cutting-edge facilities on the continent, with top prime global certifications for smart card manufacturing and it is based in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, relished yesterday afternoon while touring SecureID company’s premises, and affirmed Nigeria’s extremely bright economic future, which he said cannot be aborted despite current challenges.
Sergio Aguero says Manchester City’s victory over Liverpool in January proved to be the turning point in this season’s Premier League title race.

Sergio Aguero claims record Premier League title

Argentine striker Sergio Aguero set a new record after Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday night.

Shoot-at-Sight order: President Buhari jittery over impending Biafra Day lockdown – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said that the shoot-at-sight directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian army was a result of the President’s growing frustration on the impending lockdown of Nigeria cities on the May 30th Biafra Day celebration.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Igbo group: Shoot-on-sight order will worsen insecurity in South-East

A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch

Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon.
Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has signed a two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe.

Andres Iniesta signs two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe

Iniesta called time on his illustrious 20-year career at Barca to take up a new challenge in Japan back in 2018.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to go full throttle against Leicester but says it is “impossible” as he needs to make changes to balance player welfare and priorities at the midway point of Manchester United’s five-day triple-header.

Manchester United boss: We’ve to prioritise Liverpool over Leicester

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to go full throttle against Leicester but says it is “impossible” as he needs to make changes to balance player welfare and priorities at the midway point of Manchester United’s five-day triple-header.
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Anambra government pledges commitment to emergency medical care

The Anambra Government has pledged its commitment to prompt, effective and efficient emergency medical services and care to residents.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: Shoot at sight order to soldiers on Igbo youth a call for another...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has frowned against the ‘shoot at sight’ order given to the Nigerian soldiers on how to engage the Igbo youths in South East Region.

Javi Martinez ‘open to all directions’ when he leaves Bayern Munich

Javi Martinez has insisted that he will be "open to all directions" after his Bayern Munich departure at the end of the season.

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4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

President Buhari to attend African Finance summit in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks as he commemorates the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination with a number of vaccine recipients in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., Feb. 25, 2021. REUTERS

US President urges Gaza-Israel calm in first call with Palestinian leader

U.S. President Joe Biden urged calm between Israel and Gaza on Saturday and affirmed his support for a two-state solution in his first phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since taking office, the official Palestinian news agency said.
Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.

La Liga: Atletico’s surprise selection planned for Osasuna tie

Atletico take on Osasuna on Sunday and there could be a surprise selection up top. From what was seen in training this Saturday, Joao Felix could form part of a two-man attack with Luis Suarez.
Ronald Koeman has launched a staunch defence of Barcelona’s season, insisting his team did not throw away their shot at LaLiga glory.

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona did not throw away LaLiga

Tuesday’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Levante means Barca go into this weekend’s match against Celta Vigo four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with two games to play, having won one of their past four top-flight outings.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

FA Cup fallout: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel frustrated in defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, revealed he was in “angry mode” after the surprise home loss to Arsenal suddenly put pressure on their top-four hopes in the Premier League – although the Champions League final against Manchester City could yet prove the most glittering safety net.

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China’s Long March 5B rocket lifting off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on April 29. Matjaz Tancic-EPA, via Shutterstock

Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

2022 AWCONQ: Super Falcons to face Ghana in first round

Defending champions Super Falcons of Nigeria will face arch rivals Black Queens of Ghana in the first round of the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers.
Mr Allwell Nwakali, elder brother and agent to 2015 U17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, says his brother and client may consider switching allegiance to a foreign country.

Kelechi Nwakali may dump Nigeria for another country – agent

Mr Allwell Nwakali, elder brother and agent to 2015 U17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, says his brother and client may consider switching allegiance to a foreign country.

TCN investigates as nation’s power grid collapses again

The nation’s electricity grid yesterday suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and leaving businesses to hook on to alternative electricity sources.

UK, US, France, others to support Boko Haram victims with £276 million

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