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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

NYIF: Ministry sets up focal group

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up a Focal Group on the newly approved Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). The Focal Group is an assemblage of youth leaders and groups from diverse fields, entrepreneurial experts and individuals with youth development and finance experience.

Amnesty urges Premier League to ‘sort out’ its owners test following Newcastle saga

Amnesty International has described the current test as ‘hopelessly unsuited’ and called on the Premier League to ‘get its house in order’ following the months of uncertainty surrounding a potential takeover of Newcastle, a consortium controversially backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

President Buhari: Isa Funtua was pillar of support to my government

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again lamented the loss of the late publisher and businessman, Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as a major national loss.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Jude Obikwelu return as Anambra FA chairman, vice through e-voting

Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah has been re-elected as Chairman of Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) for a second term, in an election conducted through electronic voting on Sunday.
Inter coach Antonio Conte has reportedly sounded out the possibility of returning to Juventus this summer, having asked players and managers about the future of Maurizio Sarri.

Inter coach Antonio Conte wants Juventus return

Inter coach Antonio Conte has reportedly sounded out the possibility of returning to Juventus this summer, having asked players and managers about the future of Maurizio Sarri.

Pyrates urge governors to build juvenile centres

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Garba Shehu: Mamman Daura qualifies as elder statesman

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has defended comments attributed to the president’s nephew, Mamman Daura, saying he (Daura) is qualified as an elder statesmen.
Brazen actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed why she described her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, as a 40-second man.

Tonto Dikeh: I was almost jailed in Dubai

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has spoken about her brush with authorities in Dubai, UAE, last year.
Coach Imama Amapakabo has confirmed that he received offers from other Nigeria professional football league clubs before joining Abia Warriors.

Imama Amapakabo targets continental ticket with Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors New Coach Imama Amapakabo has give no himself a personal target on his new role with the NPFL side.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (not pictured) in Minsk, Belarus January 17, 2019. Natalia Fedosenko-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

UN warns Zimbabwe against using pandemic for clampdown

The UN's high commissioner for human rights on Friday warned Zimbabwe against using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext for restricting freedoms, after an investigative journalist and an opposition leader were arrested this week.
Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool working to extend Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract – report

According to Guardian journalist and Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are working to extend the contract of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has died age 81 in a Dar es Salaam hospital, the government announced Friday.

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa passes on at 81

“I’m saddened by the death of the third president of Tanzania and that is a big loss for us as a country. Let’s pray for him and more information will follow later,” said President John Magufuli in a short televised speech.
Sacked UNIZIK lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Sacked UNIZIK lecturer sues Punch, others, demands N500 million over alleged defamation

Sacked Nnamzi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, has commiserated with the family of late Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

Former 3SC chief Bode Oyewole passes on

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, has commiserated with the family of late Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
Monir was arrested and taken to Cairo’s Tora prison last month after appearing on al-Jazeera TV, a Qatari-owned channel banned by Egypt’s government. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Controversially arrested Egypt journalist dies of coronavirus after leaving prison – family

An Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on the Al Jazeera network has died of the novel coronavirus, his daughter confirmed, days after he was released from detention.Qatar
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Report: Manchester United join the race for Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on the former Barcelona midfielder after Liverpool’s Premier League win against Aston Villa.
Juan Mata has trolled his Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Matic by jokingly saying the Serbia midfielder is only claiming to be doing his training regime during the coronavirus lockdown.

Nemanja Matic signs three-year contract extension at Manchester United

Nemanja Matic has been given a three-year contract extension at Manchester United, according to a renowned Italian journalist.
Juan Mata believes he made the right decision to join Manchester United almost six years ago and insists the club are getting closer to recapturing former glories.

Juan Mata set to join Fenerbahce – reports

An interesting story has emerged from the Turkish media claiming Manchester United star Juan Mata is close to securing a transfer to Fenerbahce.

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Benue governor urges Nigerian government to allow responsible citizens carry AK-47 rifles

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has urged the Federal Government to allow responsible citizens to protect themselves with weapons such as AK-47 rifles as part of measures to curb the rising insecurity in the country.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: 20 Kano local councils at high risk of flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano State would experience flooding in 2020.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russia expects to produce five million doses of coronavirus vaccine monthly – Institute

Russia may be able to produce five million doses of its new COVID-19 vaccine monthly by December, the Director of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, said on Wednesday.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG governing council removes Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan celebrates with Nigerian Youth on International Youth Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Nigerian Youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day 2020.