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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Startup ecosystem critical to the future of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the startup ecosystem is one of the vital tools in finding solutions to Nigeria and Africa’s various challenges.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Lagos most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa

The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said based on the startup Genome report, a global startup ecosystem report, Lagos was the most valuable startup ecosystem on the continent.
Jorge Mendes is to help Jose Mourinho secure his next job in the Premier League, with Wolves being mentioned as a possibility by Don Balon.

Jose Mourinho ‘set to land another Premier League job’

Jorge Mendes is to help Jose Mourinho secure his next job in the Premier League, with Wolves being mentioned as a possibility by Don Balon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss denies David de Gea is being cast aside

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his thoughts on David de Gea and Dean Henderson following the comeback win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: APC has lost people’s confidence, will soon crash

The Governor further said that the decision of the Sokoto State chapter of the APC to boycott the March 27 local government elections in the state did not come to him as a surprise as the party had lost confidence and mandate of the electorate nation- wide.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria’s oil exploration dips by over 70 percent

There are indications that oil exploration dropped in Nigeria by 70 per cent in February 2021, according to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
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Report: HIV treatment still expensive for many Nigerians

About 11.2 per cent of People Living With HIV (PLWHIV) in Nigeria still incur huge out-of-pocket costs for treatment, a new report has shown.
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020.Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia doubts oil recovery, keeps taps tight

This week’s surprise decision by Saudi Arabia and other top oil producers to broadly stick with output cuts despite rising crude prices was influenced by events in an unexpected place - Italy.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Presidency: Exit from recession key indicator of sustainability plan’s performance

Nigeria’s prompt exit from recession is a key indicator of the success of the ongoing Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) approved by the Federal Government, the Presidency has said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Manchester United are to install 1,500 barrier seats early next year as they prepare to trial safe standing at Old Trafford.

Manchester United staff to self-isolate but match against Newcastle will be played

The pandemic concerns, that forced several European matches featuring football clubs from the English Premier League to be played at neutral venues due to the travel advisory against anyone coming from the United Kingdom, remain in place all across several tiers of the UK.
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce says football needs a break after the Premier League returned its highest number of positive coronavirus results in a single round of tests this season.

Manchester City boss: Sam Allardyce is a genius

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described his West Brom counterpart Sam Allardyce as a genius.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman, who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, holds her child under a World Food Programme banner in Hamdayet village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the eastern Kassala state, Sudan December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

UN: ‘Disturbing’ allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

The UN says it has received "disturbing" reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA releases 2020 global transfer market report

On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report. It is the world football governing body’s annual charts of transfers of professional men’s and women’s players from one club to another within the calendar year.
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India keen to supply Nigeria coronavirus vaccines, strengthen collaborations – Envoy

Thakur, who made this known on Saturday, in Abuja, at the commemoration of the 16 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PDB) convention, also known as the Indian Diaspora Day, said the vaccines would be made available on concessional terms after completing all the necessary registration requirements with the Nigerian regulatory authorities.
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.

Indian community donates N100 million health facility – envoy

The Indian Community Organisation has donated a N100 million, fully furnished 50-bed hospital to the Lagos state government, Indian High Commissioner, Abhay Thakur said on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - A worker leaves a Top Glove factory after his shift in Klang, Malaysia December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia’s Top Glove fired whistleblower before virus outbreak

Yubaraj Khadka, a worker in Malaysia for Top Glove Corp, took two photos in May of fellow employees crowding into a factory of the world’s biggest maker of medical-grade latex gloves.
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Anambra denies receiving N25 billion bond from DMO

Anambra State government has denied receiving N25 billion bond from the Debt Management Office, DMO, describing as bizarre a statement credited to the Senator representing Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi that the state government secretly raised the bond without the knowledge of the national assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari outlines action plan to forestall #EndSARS protests’ reoccurrence

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday unfolded plans by his administration to prevent the reoccurrence of the #EndSARS protests, championed by activists campaigning against police brutality.

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2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.
Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Nigerian fintech companies secured most investments in Africa – report

Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss: We can’t let protests distract us with season on line

Whatever the scale or shape of fan protests outside Emirates Stadium tonight, Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal side to focus on the job at hand.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urges more commitment to NIN registration

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.

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People protest in Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar May 2, 2021, in this still image from a video obtained by Reuters.

Seven reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to ‘shake the world’

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for abducted Kogi council boss

The Kogi State Government has assured the family of abducted chairman of Yagba West local government council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, of its commitment to ensure his release.
Following his terrific performance for Manchester United in their 6-2 drubbing of Roma in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night, Edinson Cavani has reportedly decided where he will play next season.

Edinson Cavani ‘decides’ Manchester United future

Following his terrific performance for Manchester United in their 6-2 drubbing of Roma in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night, Edinson Cavani has reportedly decided where he will play next season.
A council staff member carries a sign during preparations to deliver ballot boxes to polling stations ahead of Scottish parliamentary election held on May 6, at the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Russell Cheyne

Scotland’s electoral bid for independence vote too close to call – poll

The Scottish National Party's bid to win a clear mandate for having another independence referendum was balanced on a knife edge on the eve of Thursday's parliamentary election, with polls showing the expected result was too close to call.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: I didn’t blame Kaduna governor for banditry, killings

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has denied accusing the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, of being responsible for the banditry and killings in the state.