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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives - a move that critics say undermines the city's status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens grip

Closure looms for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily after raids

The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives - a move that critics say undermines the city's status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens its grip.
Qatar will require fans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is set to provide one million vaccine doses, the country’s Government has announced.

Qatar 2022: No vaccination no entry at match venues

Qatar will require fans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is set to provide one million vaccine doses, the country’s Government has announced.
Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday unveiled Frenchman Lionel Emmanuel as their technical adviser. Also signed ahead of the 2020-2021 campaign are nine players.

NPFL: Kano Pillars stutter in title race vs Jigawa Golden Stars

Ahmed Musa’s Kano Pillars suffered a massive setback in their quest to win the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after losing 1-0 to Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday evening.
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).
BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.

BBNaija: Dorathy lambasts Wathoni over ‘relationship’ with Ozo

BBNaija Lockdown first runner up Dorathy went ballistic over Wathoni’s claim that she was in a relationship with Ozo but failed to admit it.
All is not well in the camp of Nigeria professional football league side Sunshine stars of Akure as their players are reportedly ready to boycott their next league game against FC Ifeanyi Ubah over financial dispute with the management.

NPFL: Ifeanyi Ubah host Heartland in Oriental derby

The feisty South-east derby between Ifeanyi Ubah and Heartland is the pick among nine Nigeria Professional Football League matches on match-day 28 encounters scheduled to hold at different venues across the country on Sunday.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA sanctions Mexico for ‘homophobic chant’

Mexico will play two home games in empty stadiums after they were sanctioned and fined by the FIFA disciplinary commission for homophobic chants, the Mexican football federation said Friday.
Comrade Wabba ( centre) representatives of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), led by its president, Dr. Iyke Odo at NLC secretariat in Abuja.

NLC president: Politicians stealing billions, hurting healthcare delivery

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba has decried the adverse effects of corruption in the healthcare sector as exposed during the outbreak and management of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
UEFA are threatening to move the final of Euro 2020 from Wembley to Budapest, unless the UK government waive quarantine rules for 2,500 travelling officials.

UEFA threaten to move Euro 2020 final from Wembley

UEFA are threatening to move the final of Euro 2020 from Wembley to Budapest, unless the UK government waive quarantine rules for 2,500 travelling officials.
Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

IOC announces details of ‘Olympic Forest’ project

International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.
The Board of Lagos-based Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) FC is on the verge of announcing a replacement for its former Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu.

MFM urges NFF to throw out Ifeanyi Ubah’s appeal

Nigeria Professional Football League side, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM FC) has urged the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to follow the rules guiding the game as they sit on Thursday (today) in Abuja decide on the status of their match against Ifeanyi Ubah.
Captain Gareth Bale said Wednesday’s win over Turkey in Baku puts Wales in a “great position” to reach the Euro 2020 last 16.

Gareth Bale: Wales in ‘great position’ for Euro 2020 last 16

Captain Gareth Bale said Wednesday’s win over Turkey in Baku puts Wales in a “great position” to reach the Euro 2020 last 16.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo: We are committed to reducing maternal mortality – official

The Oyo State Government has restated its commitment towards the reduction of matenal morality rate in the state.
Wales are bracing for a hostile reception when they face Turkey in Baku at Euro 2020 on Wednesday while rejuvenated Italy can seal their place in the last-16 with victory against Switzerland.

Euro 2020: Wales set for hostile crowd as Italy eye knockouts

Wales are bracing for a hostile reception when they face Turkey in Baku at Euro 2020 on Wednesday while rejuvenated Italy can seal their place in the last-16 with victory against Switzerland.
Spotify’s live audio app, Greenroom, formally launches today on iOS and Android, marking the company’s first real attempt at creating a social media platform.

Spotify launches Clubhouse competitor Greenroom

Spotify’s live audio app, Greenroom, formally launches today on iOS and Android, marking the company’s first real attempt at creating a social media platform. The social audio app, which is similar to Clubhouse, allows users to host live conversations about sports, music, and culture.
Former Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has signed for Watford on a two-year deal.

England defender returns to Watford after Spurs exit

England full back Danny Rose will return to Watford on a free-transfer next season after leaving Tottenham Hotspur, the newly-promoted Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Rivers community severe ties with NLNG over rights

The people of Finima community in Bonny local government area of Rivers State, the host to the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), have announced their decision to severe ties with the company following its alleged refusal to accord them, the host community rights, as stipulated in the law.
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo insists his sole focus is on Euro 2020 and reports of interest from rival clubs are causing him no "sleepless nights".

Cristiano Ronaldo is unconcerned over Juventus future

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo insists his sole focus is on Euro 2020 and reports of interest from rival clubs are causing him no "sleepless nights".
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Super Eagles boss reveals France style of football development

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is convinced that the abundance of top French talents in the biggest clubs across the world stemmed from the country’s decision to focus on youth development in the late eighties.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal: APC will slip into oblivion in two years

Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State, is currently playing host to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors all over Nigeria.
Authorities in Saint Petersburg, which is hosting a series of Euro 2020 matches, said Monday they were tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb a new spike in infections.

Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens coronavirus restrictions

Authorities in Saint Petersburg, which is hosting a series of Euro 2020 matches, said Monday they were tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb a new spike in infections.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Senator Enang urges Nigerian leaders to stop demonising the youth

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has warned Nigerian leaders and elders to stop demonizing the youth by calling them derogatory names such as criminals, cultists or lazy youth.
Debates on revenue collections from Stamp Duties between Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was brought to a close as FIRS submitted that it was backed by law to collect stamp duties.

FIRS gets online portal to check fake tax certificates

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has deployed an online portal to address fake Tax Clearance Certificates (TCC) issued by fraudsters.

World Sickle Cell Day: ‘Bone marrow transplant best option for sickle cell patients treatment’

Dr Taiwo Aderemi, Community coordinator, Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) in Nigeria , has called on Nigerian Government and all the federal and state teaching hospitals in the country to give more attention to people living with sickle cell disease by investing in research and facility to do bone marrow transplant in Nigeria and to make same available and assessable to every sickle cell patients in the country.
The favourite to succeed Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist prevented under the constitution from serving a third four-year term, is hardline Ebrahim Raisi.

Hardliner under U.S. sanctions set to take over Iranian presidency

Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Female police officer gives birth to triplets

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Edward Ajogun, visited the family in Kemta area of Abeokuta metropolis on Wednesday in company of the executive members of Police Community Relations committee (PCRC).