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Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Kelechi Iheanacho faces biggest challenge to deliver Leicester City FA Cup trophy

Kelechi Iheanacho faces a daunting challenge tomorrow as he hopes to shoot down Southampton in the FA Cup semifinal to move Leicester City a game closer to cup glory.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Minister: FCTA will increase access to agricultural inputs

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has put in place an Input Support Initiative strategy aimed at increasing access to critical agricultural inputs to support all year farming in Abuja.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF commits to financial reform initiatives

Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has said he is ready to partner valuable stakeholders that will help consolidate ongoing financial management reforms initiatives of the federal government.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Ahmed Idris: OAGF ready to partner stakeholders on financial reform initiatives

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
Brendan Rodgers on the touchline during Leicester City's win over Chelsea (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City boss reacts to Gary Neville claim he could be next England boss

Brendan Rodgers played coy when asked by Gary Neville if he would like to manage England one day, but the Leicester City boss did not rule out an international future while insisting his loyalty lies at the King Power Stadium.
Chairman of NEF and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023, while those that would be voted for must have the socio-economic development plans for the northerners irrespective of tribe and religion.

Northern elders: 2023 not business as usual

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that 2023 would not be business as usual because Northerners have learnt their lessons at great cost and would only vote for people that cared for them.
For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.

Report: Ronald Koeman asks Barcelona president to wait on transfer decisions about players

In a press conference that was relayed by SPORT, Ronald Koeman has asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about signing or offloading certain players.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage

Google today open-sourced Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls. The code and demo, which are available on GitHub, compress raw audio down to 3 kilobits per second for “quality that compares favorably to other codecs,” Google says.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

APC’s litmus tests

All party members and leaders should prioritise ensuring that the Caretaker Committee is able to complete the task of organising a National Convention where new leaders of the party will be elected. The first test therefore is whether the challenges leading to the dissolution of the Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC are being resolved by the Caretaker Committee. To what extent, are the resolution of challenges facing the party conforming to both democratic principles and progressive ideals?
Kelechi Iheanacho has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for March 2021.

Leicester boss confirms Kelechi Iheanacho contract talks

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club will open contract talks with Kelechi Iheanacho this summer.
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OPEC, allies agree to ease oil production curbs

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, known as OPEC+, yesterday resolved to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May till July.
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 president: National Assembly won’t allow degeneration of Nigeria’s values via drug abuse

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has stressed that the National Assembly is focused on strengthening regulatory mechanisms to ensure that our values as Nigerians do not suffer degeneration as a result of drug abuse.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN governor: Nigeria needs solid digital economy

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said Nigeria needs to build a solid digital economy to further drive growth.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

President Buhari charges minister to ensure proper utilisation of $890 million grant

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, to ensure proper utilisation of Global Fund’s Health grant of $890 million to support Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria in the next three years.

Free education: Kano government enrols 3.8 million pupils

The Kano State Government says it has enrolled over 3.8 million pupils in schools since inception of the Free and Compulsory Education programme in the state.
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Lethal pollution high in 2020 despite lockdowns

Deadly small particle pollution in dozens of nations exceeded World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations last year despite Covid lockdowns, according to a report released Tuesday.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank signs $350 million loan to provide financing for fertiliser coy

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), says the signing of a seven-year 350 million dollars term loan facility will provide financing to OCP Group, the world’s largest phosphate mining and leading fertilizer company.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not sympathise with former Manchester United manager David Moyes for his short tenure at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no sympathy with David Moyes for Manchester United failure

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not sympathise with former Manchester United manager David Moyes for his short tenure at Old Trafford.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

Nigerian Army appoints new NDA commandant

Bashir Jagira, the academy’s spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday said Yaro is taking over from Jamil Sarham, also a major-general who is now to proceed on a senior research course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Plateau state.
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, is set to formally withdraw the extradition bill that has sparked months of protests in the region, a government source has confirmed.

Hong Kong leader welcomes electoral changes, hints at vote delay

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has “fully” welcomed China’s planned changes to the city’s electoral system and hinted the reforms could further delay a vote for the territory’s legislature.
COVID-19 vaccines coming into Nigeria must come through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja or they would be declared illegal and immediately confiscated, the Federal Government has announced.

FAAN seeks suspension of 25% contributions to federation account

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has called for the stoppage of its 25 per cent revenue contribution to the Federation Account to enable it address some infrastructure gaps.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged youths in Agege and Lagos in general embrace peace and avoid thuggery.

Senator Tinubu urges Nigerians to continue to keep faith with APC

National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has hailed the incumbent Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for laudable achievements and putting the state on the path to progress.

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Kebbi secures World Bank grant for girl-child education

Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education.

NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.

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According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos airport records over a million passengers in Q1

Over 1 million passengers were processed by the managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos between January and March this year.

Uganda start-up bets big on banana waste

Ugandans have always eaten a lot of bananas. Now a local start-up reckons it can extract even more value from overlooked parts of the crop.

Oyo governor suspends LAUTECH vice chancellor

Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the immediate suspension of Michael Ologunde, the Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
A leading governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Dr Godwin Maduka, has submitted his party nomination forms to the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja at the weekend amid cheers from supporters.

Anambra guber: Godwin Maduka submits form, promises development in all sectors

A leading governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Dr Godwin Maduka, has submitted his party nomination forms to the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja at the weekend amid cheers from supporters.