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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.

Clem Agba: Sunday Dare a thoroughbred professional, fine public officer

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, says the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare, is a thoroughbred professional, fine public officer and decent politician.
Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Simon Moses provides update on Nantes’ future

Moses was reported to have agreed a four years deal with the French league one side earlier this week, reports added the Nigerian international was allowed to join the club for a fee of €5 million.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA condemns harassment of journalist by minister, detention of another in Akwa-Ibom

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the harassment and arbitrary arrest of the journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, also known as Oba Akewi on the orders of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over a poem read during a radio programme the minister considers critical of him.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Journalist suspended for requesting salary on social media

A journalist with the Imo State government has been suspended indefinitely from her job for taking to Facebook to request her three months unpaid salary and the wages of her co-workers.
Lionel Messi has confirmed he’d like to see Barcelona sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

Barça has reached an agreement with Lautaro Martinez

FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martínez, according to Francesc Aguilar, a journalist for Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

Louis van Gaal blames Ed Woodward for Manchester United sacking

Louis van Gaal blames Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for his departure from the club in 2016, describing him as "the evil genius" behind his sacking.
A massive fire broke out at a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah, one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates.

Fire breaks out at Sharjah residential tower in UAE

A massive fire broke out at a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah, one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Emmanuel: I have not anointed anyone as my successor

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has again reiterated the fact that it is too early to discuss the issue of succession maintaining that he is committed to working hard to uplift the living standards of the downtrodden and not the next election.
Abdallah el-Kurebe

How I tested positive for coronavirus

As a science journalist and following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, I always took precautionary measures to ensure I did not contract the dreaded disease.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff says he has received no contact from Liverpool or Bayern Munich regarding Timo Werner.

Timo Werner in negotiations with Manchester United and Liverpool

Liverpool have offered Manchester United target Timo Werner a deal and are in negotiations with Red Bull Leipzig over his transfer, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira.
Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight after playing in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, completesports.com reports.

Odion Ighalo: Why I quit Super Eagles

Former Flying Eagles captain and Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed the real reason he ended his international career with the Super Eagles.
President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace in the capital. His presidency has been flailing for weeks as the virus has swept across Brazil.

‘So what?’, Brazil’s president reacts as 5,000 die of coronavirus

“So what?” said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Panic grips residents where Asiwaju Tinubu’s dead CSO lived

Following the public announcement by the All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that his Chief of Staff, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Lateef Raheem, died of COVID-19 complications, there has been serious panic among the residents of Maplewood Estate, Lagos Island, where the deceased lived until his death.
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.

Nigeria ranks 115th on press freedom index

The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: I will not totally lockdown Ebonyi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi says he will not totally lockdown the state even as the cases of Coronavirus pandemic increased in the country.

Vehicles loaded with passengers intercepted at Enugu-Benue border

Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
But Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has refused to acknowledge that COVID-19 has claimed even one victim in the country of some 9.5 million — despite his own government’s tally, which puts the death above 50 and rising.

Coronavirus doesn’t exist – Belarusian president

Daniil Lipilin is sure his father, Vasil, a 50-year-old paramedic with more than 20 years of experience, died of COVID-19. He says the name of the coronavirus disease is right there on the death certificate.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor bans two journalists from state functions

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Wednesday continued his war on the media by banning for life, the state correspondents of The Sun newspaper, Chijioke Agwu, and the Vanguard newspaper, Peter Okutu, from entering the Government House or any government facility in the state.

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NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

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