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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.
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APC wins Jigawa bye-election

The APC candidate in the Saturday bye-election to fill the Gwaram Federal Constituency seat in Jigawa, Yusuf Galami, has emerged victorious.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

House leader: Peace Corps bill to be passed soon

A bill for an Act to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps currently before the House of Representatives is to be passed soon, House Majority Leader, Alhaji Alhassan Doguwa, has said.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records 39 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that Nigeria’s COVID-19 active cases stand at 1,490, with majority in stable condition, as it registered additional 39 cases on Thursday, June 17.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor appoints eight permanent secretaries

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has approved the appointment of eight new Permanent Secretaries.
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.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Mob beats ‘robber’ to death

The police in Jigawa on Thursday said some angry residents beat a 40-year-old suspected robber, Hassan Sale, to death in the state.

Femi Falana: No national law on grazing routes

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, and the Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, have opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to reclaim land for open grazing, saying there is no national law on open grazing.

NSCDC gets new commandant in Anambra

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has appointed Mr Vincent Ogu as the new Commandant, Anambra State Command, according to the command’s Spokesman, DSC Edwin Okadigbo.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote empowers 20,000 Bauchi women

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has disbursed a whooping N4.3billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrests two ‘rapists’ in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa have arrested two suspected rapists over alleged defilement of a 13-year-old girl in Kafinhausa Local Government Area of the state.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate to screen President Buhari’s aide, five others as INEC commissioners

The Senate is set to screen one of the media aides of the President, Lauretta Onochie, and five other nominees as commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) eight months after their names were sent to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Auto crash claims 18 in Jigawa

No fewer than 18 persons have been killed in an auto crash that occurred on Wednesday along Birninkudu-Kano road in Birninkudu Local Government Area of Jigawa.

Report: Nigerian states’ healthcare spending grew by 11% in 2020

The 36 states in Nigeria spent over 11 per cent of their budgets on healthcare in 2020, compared to an average of 8.26 per cent spent in 2019, a report has shown.
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NiMet predicts above normal rainfall from June

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Jigawa NYSC members advocate for united Nigeria

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Jigawa have advocated for a more United Nigeria that is devoid of hatred and divisions.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Kebbi boat mishap: Jigawa governor donates N25 million to bereaved families, survivors

Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has donated N25 million to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives in the Warrah, boat mishap, in Kebbi State, as well as the survivors. Badaru...
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: One million Nigerians benefitting from survival fund

The Presidency yesterday said that over one million Nigerians have so far benefitted from the Survival Fund scheme under the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP).
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records 45 new coronavirus cases, six recoveries

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166,191
Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano) says the Southern part of Nigeria should produce the next president in 2023 for fairness.

Constitution review: North-West public hearing to discuss immunity removal, state police

A two-day North-West zonal public hearing of the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution would hold in Kaduna, Wednesday under the chairmanship of Kabir Gaya, Governor Nasir El-Rufai announced in a statement on Monday.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor warns Babangida Aliyu not to plunge PDP into crisis

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has warned the former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, to stop acts that were capable of plunging the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, into crisis.
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: No predetermined position on constitution review

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will not preclude any section of the 1999 Constitution as altered from being considered for amendment in the review process scheduled to take off next week in the six geopolitical zones.

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Portugal issues licences to first two crypto exchanges

In an official statement, the bank announced that it recognised Criptoloja and Mind The Coin as “virtual asset service providers.”
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.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.

BBNaija’s Anto Lecky: No regrets relocating to Nigeria

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.
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1004 Estate’s designer Fola Alade passes on

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Joe Biden to meet with Afghan president as violence surges

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge in fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban across the country.

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American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance which she blamed on a burrito.

American middle distance runner banned for four years

American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance which she blamed on a burrito.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigeria moves to address accidents on highways

The Nigerian government has expressed worry over the increasing number of motor accidents on the nation’s highways.
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Cristiano Ronaldo stirs controversy after moving Coke bottles from his sight at press meet

Cristiano Ronaldo, superstar Portugal and Juventus forward, known for his extreme professionalism, could not stand seeing two bottles of Coca-Cola in front of him, strategically placed as a sponsor promotional material, as he sat for his Press Conference on Monday.
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Iran vote set to hand presidency to judge under U.S. sanctions

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
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South African ‘diamond rush’ unearths only quartz crystals – officials

Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value.