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Central bank bars banks from sacking more than five staff without approval

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given a stern warning to all banks to seek its approval before sacking more than five staff. The bank gave the warning in a communique released through the Bankers Committee after its meeting on Friday.
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Musa Kida: D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal

As Nigerians count down to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida, is optimistic that the senior men and women basketball teams can end up on the medals table.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020

Shooting guard Josh Okogie has assured that the D’Tigers can ‘potentially win’ gold in the 2020 Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

Nigeria approves new uniform for correctional service

The Federal Government has approved new uniform for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to reflect its new name.
Inter’s Argentinian international striker Lautaro Martinez stopped by Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the first half against SPAL at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milano’s San Siro district.

Report: Inter’s Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s main target for the summer

Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s number one target for the upcoming summer transfer window according to a report in today’s print edition of Spanish newspaper AS.
Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition.

Romelu Lukaku opens up on why Manchester United exit was ‘the right decision’

Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United and insists the move was best for both parties.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga chief concerned reforms will hasten growing financial gulf

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Europe’s top clubs of the destabilising effect seeking further riches through a revamped Champions League or FIFA’s new Club World Cup will have on national leagues.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George reacts to Afcon 2021 scheduling

Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.
African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

2021 AFCON and 2022 World Cup qualifiers gets new date

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly set a new dates for the 2022 World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
Eric Bailly is nearing a return for Manchester United after taking part in first-team training on Monday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Eric Bailly might be ready for Liverpool

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Eric Bailly is closing in on a return to first-team action and could make the matchday squad for Sunday's league match against Liverpool.
After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has on Monday while laying the foundation of the first state-owned Cancer Centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in Kano State said the country contributes 15 per cent death from cancer disease in West Africa.

VP Osinbajo: Why we are building cancer treatment centre in Kano

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has on Monday while laying the foundation of the first state-owned Cancer Centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in Kano State said the country contributes 15 per cent death from cancer disease in West Africa.

Murder trial begins in Germany after woman pushed in front of train

A man suspected of pushing a 34-year-old woman in front of a moving train and killing her went on trial in the western German city of Duisburg on Thursday.
The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website.

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website.
Flamengo have accepted an offer of around €35m from Real Madrid for teenage hotshot Reinier.

Flamengo and Real Madrid settle on fee of €35 million for Reinier

Reinier is only 17 years old and will turn 18 on January 19. The clubs will wait until that date before officially announcing the deal.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.