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Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.

Nollywood actress: Why I changed my name

Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, has revealed that she will now be officially addressed as Grace-Charis Bassey.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move

Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest leader of notorious criminal gang in Delta

Police in Delta state have arrested a member of a notorious armed robbery and kidnapping syndicate who were the brain behind the killing of three (3) mobile policemen at a popular eatery in Ughelli and carted away their rifles early this year.
Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.

Amazon posts record profits as AWS hits $54 billion annual run rate

Amazon.com, one of the biggest winners of the pandemic, posted record profits on Thursday and signaled that consumers would keep spending in a growing U.S. economy and converts to online shopping are not likely to leave.

Central bank governor tasks universities, youth on agriculture

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the weekend, challenged tertiary institutions in Nigeria to promote research and well-designed programmes that will boost agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria.

CBN governor tasks ivory towers on agric productivity

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday challenged the university community to rise to the occasion and develop breakthrough solutions especially in seeds production to improve agricultural yields.
FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

WTO moves against harmful support for fishing

Director-General, World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations Chair, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, urged WTO members on Wednesday to prepare to make tough calls and pave the way for a ministerial meeting in July in a bid to deliver an agreement that will curb harmful state support for fishing.
Jesse Lingard's third goal in four league games was initially disallowed for offside against Pablo Fornals.

Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles

England and Manchester United man Jesse Lingard has opened up on the extent of his mental health struggles in a revealing interview with new entertainment show Presenting.
4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine: 8,439 mild, adverse effects occur – NPHCDA

The federal government has said a total of 8,439 cases of mild, adverse effects have occurred over the application of Astrazeneca vaccine in the country.
Commiserating with families of last Friday’s gas explosion at Agbor, PDP’s South-South National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, said such legislation would enable the state government to mete stiff penalties on illegal gas plant operators.

PDP: President Buhari’s administration has run out of ideas

The National Vice Chairman, South-south zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has said that the Nigerian government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed woefully in all ramifications.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Tokyo Olympics: Minister confident Nigeria will return to track and field podium

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare is confident Nigeria’s 13 year wait for a track and field medal at the Olympics will end this year at the Tokyo Games.

Nigerian governors disagree on need for regional outfits

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and his colleagues in the South-South, yesterday, disagreed over the need to set up regional security structures to checkmate the rising wave of insecurity in the country.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief: All possible coronavirus origins ‘need further study’

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN health agency had received the report over the weekend, adding that all theories on how the virus entered humans remained on the table.
3. Ahead of what would be the first Super Eagles game in Lagos in 10 years, players and officials of the team on Wednesday night, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

AFCONQ: Lagos governor charges Super Eagles to beat Benin, Lesotho

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged Super Eagles of Nigeria to beat the Squirrels of Benin Republic and Crocodiles of Lesotho in the crucial 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.
After taking advice from various specialists, Real Madrid have convinced Eden Hazard to avoid undergoing more ankle surgery, following his latest injury setback.

Eden Hazard’s market value drops to €40 million

Eden Hazard’s market value has plummeted to just 40 million euro, it’s lowest total since 2013 when the winger had just arrived in London following his move from Ligue 1 side Lille.
Two of the front runners in the upcoming poll are former Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum, the anointed candidate of outgoing President Mamadou Issoufou, who scored less than 40 per cent of the vote and second place runner-up, a former President, Mahamane Ousmane, scored less than 18 percent.

Niger government says 137 people killed in attacks

Attacks by suspected jihadists in villages in Niger's Tahoua region on Sunday left 137 people dead, the government said, in a massacre that has underscored the huge security challenges facing new President Mohamed Bazoum.

NBS: Abia, Kogi, Kebbi paid highest for petrol in February 2021

The average price of premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, was N166.24 in February 2021, according to the latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Popular American rapper Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s top Gospel Artist of 2020.

Forbes: Kanye West not richest black American

The global media company and American business magazine, Forbes has frowned at reports that American rapper, Kanye West is the richest black American.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow into the Sahel region of the African continent. The president spoke Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while playing host to the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas.

President Buhari: Unstable Libya the major problem for Sahel region

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow into the Sahel region of the African continent.

CSOs kick against N212 pump price hike

Following the alleged pump price increase of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, to N212.61, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, at the weekend, kicked against every move to actualize that.
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.

Commuters as robbers kill driver on Benin-Ore expressway

There was pandemonium along Benin-Ore expressway in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen attacked some luxury buses heading to the Eastern part of the country from Lagos.
Israel Adesanya

Eugene Bareman: Battle of Las Vegas won’t be tea party for Israel Adesanya

Coach of New Zealand-Nigerian UFC ace Israel Adesanya, Eugene Bareman, has predicted that the battle against Jan Blachowicz this Saturday will not be mere bread and buttter.

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One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kobe Bryant’s daughter wears hall-of-fame jacket for late dad’s induction

One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Enugu: 88-year-old woman, 24 others raped in three months

No fewer than 25 rape cases were recorded in Enugu State from January to March 2021, the Centre Manager, Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Tamar SARC), Mrs Evelyn Onah, said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ondo: Man arrested for ‘stealing’ human hair

A 70 year old man, Micheal Omolayo, suspected to be a ritualist has been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital for allegedly packing human hair in large quantity at a barber’s shop.
Antonio Guterres

UN calls for ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged all parties involved in the escalating violence in Gaza to halt further hostilities.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

The Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has given pardon to 17 convicted persons based on the recommendation of the State Committee on Prerogative of Mercy under the leadership of Dr Aisha Warshu Haruna (Mrs.)

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British professional boxer Tyson Fury has taken his row with the British Broadcasting Corporation over being nominated for Sport Personality of the Year, a notch higher.

Tyson Fury yet to sign Anthony Joshua contract amid amid talk of back-up plan

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warrren, has explained why the Gypsy King is yet to sign off the final arrangements of his fight with Anthony Joshua.
Manchester United came from behind yet again in the Premier League to overcome Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park and make rivals Manchester City wait longer for the title to be confirmed.

Bruno Fernandes breaks another Manchester United, Premier League record

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes set another club record with his goal in victory at Aston Villa on Sunday.

Minister urges women to sustain legacies left by late Senator Alhassan

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called on Nigerian women to sustain and build on the political and empowerment legacies established left by late Aisha Alhassan.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hit out at the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as his side went down 3-1 on Sunday.

Aston Villa boss slams ‘pathetic’ decision to award Manchester United penalty

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hit out at the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as his side went down 3-1 on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the designer of the National Flag, Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

President Buhari felicitates with Nigerian flag designer Michael Akinkunmu at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the designer of the National Flag, Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.