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Former England international and World Cup winner Steve Thompson is preparing a legal claim against world rugby’s governing bodies for negligence. He is joined by seven other former players in what is the first legal move of its kind in world rugby.

Steve Thompson joins ex-rugby players to sue rugby authorities for brain damage

Former England international and 2003 World Cup winner Steve Thompson is preparing a legal claim against world rugby’s governing bodies for negligence. He is joined by seven other former players in what is the first legal move of its kind in world rugby.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government saves N45 billion from TSA monthly – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the TSA with the Government of The Gambia, in Abuja, yesterday.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

TSA: Nigeria saves N45 billion monthly, signs MoU with Gambia

The implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), has been of immense benefit to the country as the Federal Government now saves an average of N45 billion monthly in interest payments.

NECAS: Hoodlums storm farmers warehouses, cart away 110 tractors

Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, the Chairman, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) says hoodlums who took advantage of the EndSARS protests, have carted away 110 new tractors and implements from the association’s warehouse in Yola.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest 120 ‘hoodlums’ over looting in Adamawa

The Police Command in Adamawa has arrested 120 suspected hoodlums who disguised as #ENDSARS protesters and looted items from government and private warehouses on Sunday.
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

India seeks closer ties with Nigeria as trade volume reaches $14 billion

India has expressed its readiness to deepen economic ties with Nigeria towards promoting investment and trade between both countries.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

FCT minister eases restrictions on markets

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has relaxed some of the restrictions imposed on the territory’s markets in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding an extra day of operations as well as approving the opening of more sections of the markets.
Nigeria can longer depend on the oil sector for survival after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Hosea Istifanus Finangwai, warned on Monday.

Nigeria can no longer depend on oil for survival – Plateau commissioner

Nigeria can longer depend on the oil sector for survival after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Hosea Istifanus Finangwai, warned on Monday.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government to implement agric mechanization programme with $1.1 billion loan from Brazil

The Federal Government is set to implement ‘The Green Imperative’ agricultural mechanization programme with a $1.1billion loan from the Brazilian government.

Nigerian Air Force empowers 200 youths in fish farming in Kaduna

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday in Kaduna empowered 200 youths in fish farming under the aegis of Barracks Youth Employment through Agriculture (BYETA).

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FILE PHOTO - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, U.S., January 12, 2021. Andrew Harnik-Pool via REUTERS

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Donald Trump presidency

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his Juventus contract by a year

There have been talks of the Juventus attacker leaving the club in the nearest future, however, the latest report from Momblano via Calciomercato says that the attacker will sign a one-year extension to his current deal soon.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

AC Milan close to signing Fikayo Tomori on loan with buy option

Serie A leaders AC Milan are aiming to secure the loan signing of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea with a buy option in the next few days, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano reports.
FILE PHOTO: Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) attends the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 28, 2020. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals

The outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the chief executives of major U.S. tech firms Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter to answer detailed questions about decisions to restrict or permanently ban accounts of conservative users and other steps to restrict content or platforms.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Coronavirus: Edo governor suspends reopening of schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has suspended the resumption of schools in the state over the increasing cases of COVID-19.