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Wayne Rooney is set to temporarily come out of retirement to play for an England team at Soccer Aid this year.

Wayne Rooney to play for England in charity match

Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer initially hung up his boots in January as he was appointed the permanent manager at Derby County, whom he guided to Championship survival on a dramatic final day of the season.

NEXIM bank to address dearth of bankable projects

Managing Director, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Abubakar Abba Bello, has said that the bank is set to address the dearth of bankable projects and to increase flow of funds to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka faults Nigerian government’s suspension of Twitter

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has faulted the decision of the Federal Government to suspend Twitter indefinitely in Nigeria.

What is the endgame in Nigeria’s South-East?

Nigeria has been struggling with insecurity for over a decade. Against reasonable expectations six years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari was voted in, things have worsened.

Afe Babalola urges governments to review monthly salary, appointment process of judges

Legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has advised the Federal and state governments to improve on the current salaries of judicial officers, especially judges, so as to guarantee commitment and fairness in the handling of cases.
Liverpool are set to axe up to ten players in a major squad overhaul this summer, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri the biggest names.

Liverpool to offload up to ten players in major squad overhaul

Liverpool are set to axe up to ten players in a major squad overhaul this summer, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri the biggest names.
Juventus are confident Andrea Pirlo is “destined for greatness” and a natural fit for the club, says chief football officer Fabio Paratici.

Juventus sack club legend Andrea Pirlo as manager

Juventus have sacked Andrea Pirlo, who is a club legend, after an underwhelming first season as manager.
UEFA has launched an investigation into allegations Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a financial interest in a betting company.

UEFA fines Zlatan Ibrahimovic over financial interest in betting company

UEFA last month announced it was investigating Ibrahimovic after Swedish publication Aftonbladet claimed the Milan striker was potentially in breach of FIFA regulations due to apparent involvement in the Maltese gambling company Bethard.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard moves one step closer to management return

Frank Lampard is “likely to be interviewed” for the vacant West Bromwich Albion job, four months after leaving Chelsea.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Robert Lewandowski is better than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and offers more...

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has proved he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Tottenham Hotspur icon Harry Kane has not mentioned anything about wishing to leave the Premier League side, said caretaker manager Ryan Mason on Tuesday.

Tottenham boss unaware of Harry Kane wanting to leave

Tottenham Hotspur icon Harry Kane has not mentioned anything about wishing to leave the Premier League side, said caretaker manager Ryan Mason on Tuesday.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Isaac Boro Day: Amnesty boss sues for peace to develop Niger-Delta

The Presidential Amnesty Programme Interim Administrator, Col. Millard Dikio (rtd), has urged the Ijaw ethnic nationality to embrace peace and unity to sustain the development of the Niger-Delta.
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.
Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez is on the list of targets to take charge at Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

Bundesliga side eye Real Madrid legend as next coach

The Bundesliga club have confirmed head coach Adi Hutter will move to Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2021/22 season to replace Marco Rose ahead of his exit to Borussia Dortmund.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have announced a new partnership with the estate of the late American rock star Prince.

PSG announce collaboration to commemorate music icon Prince

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have announced a new partnership with the estate of the late American rock star Prince.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.

NBA: Nigerian governors must respect constitution on judicial autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has insisted that the 36 state governors must respect what the 1999 Constitution stipulates on the contending issue of full autonomy for the judiciary.

Afe Babalola: I have trained over 1,000 lawyers, produced 23 SANs

A legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has disclosed that he has trained over 1,000 lawyers out of which 23 have become Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs) to strengthen the legal profession in the country.

AfCFTA: Nigerian government to register more employers associations

The Federal Government said it has put machinery in motion to register more employers associations, besides the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association.
“Some of these Apps have been downloaded over a million times by people from the Google Play Store and android users can avoid downloading them.

Google cracks down on scammy Play Store app listings

New guidelines affecting the screenshots and videos meant to demonstrate an app’s features and functionality will come into force in the second half of 2021, while specific details about the enforcement of new policies for app titles, icons, and descriptions are coming “later this year.”

Ekiti cult clash: 6 dead, several wounded, 45 arrested

Ikere-Ekiti, reputed to be home to the largest numbers of professors in Ekiti State, is also the second-largest town in Ekiti State, with a population of 147, 355 (2006 census), second only to Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital, has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons.
Former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died on Monday, US media reported. He was 93 years old.

Former US vice president Walter Mondale passes on at 93

Former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died on Monday, US media reported. He was 93 years old.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commissioned the multimillion naira bus terminal at Oshodi that will also service passengers using the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Lagos governor inaugurates 110-bed maternal, child centre

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday,inaugurated a 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) in Epe, towards curbing maternal and infant mortality.

ITF chief: President Buhari providing quality leadership skills

The Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari said President Muhammadu Buhari has provided quality leadership through Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo and his counterpart, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum which has unleashed innovations and creativity of various agencies under their control.

Senator Shekarau advocates political power shift to south

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the All Progressive Congress (APC) to field a southerner as its presidential candidate in 2023.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi: Death toll from cholera outbreak hits 37

The immediate-past Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, had on May 25, 2021, announced the outbreak in the state, with a 37-year-old housewife who reportedly had the disease at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021.

Experts: Rising poverty will worsen Nigeria’s economic instability, insecurity

Economic experts have warned that the rising poverty level in Nigeria would have more adverse impacts on the economy and further worsen the security challenges in the country.