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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.

Federal government disburses $155 million youth employment fund to 16 states

Since inception in 2013, about $155m has been disbursed by the Federal Government to about 16 states under the Youth Employment and Social Support Program.
Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo (right) speaking as a guest of the French Embassy, Abuja (Tuesday, January 14, 2020) 3

Dolapo Osinbajo: Nigerian women marginalised

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has bemoaned the marginalisation of women in the country. She said that for the country to make substantial progress, the role of the women must be appreciated.
Barcelona has appointed former Atletico Madrid player Quique Setien as their new manager.

Barcelona appoints former Atletico player as new manager

Setien had a spell with Real Betis and he has been linked with a move to Camp Nou in the past few years, his style and football philosophy is similar to that of the Blaugrana.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

Central bank defends naira with $16.56 billion In 12 months

Analysis of the regulator’s half year report showed that the apex bank defended the local currency with $8.28 billion through its direct intervention within the first six months of 2019. Financial analysis estimated that the same level of intervention, or even higher amount applied in accompanying six months ended December 2019.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette cheated on his long-term partner with nightclub worker Funda Gedik

Arsenal striker cheated on girlfriend with nightclub worker

The striker, 28, enjoyed dates with Funda Gedik at £1,500-a-night hotels and introduced her to his family and teammates.
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.

Facebook, eBay crackdown on scammers trading fake reviews

Facebook and eBay pledged Wednesday to more aggressively tackle scammers trading fake and misleading product reviews in new agreements with British regulators.
The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed this while also inaugurating the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) office building in Port Harcourt.

Oil spill: Federal government opens laboratory in Port Harcourt

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a multi-million naira laboratory in Port Harcourt to detect and analyse samples of oil spillage in the country.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the family, management and staff of the Nation Newspaper over the death of Mr. Dele Agekamah who passed on Friday night at the age of 60.

Governor Abiodun: I want history to remember me well

Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun on Friday assigned portfolios to his Cabinet members with a call on them to decide quickly the legacy they would leave behind, saying he wants “history to remember” his “government favourably.”
Napoli striker Dries Mertens

Inter Milan, Chelsea plot move for Napoli striker

Inter Milan and Chelsea have reportedly approached Napoli striker Dries Mertens as they bid to snap him up on a free transfer this summer.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool announce partnership with Nike as official kit supplier from 2020

Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce Nike, the world’s leading footwear and apparel company, as its official kit supplier from the 2020-21 season.

South-West set to launch ‘Operation Amotekun’, to train OPC, hunters

There are strong indications the South-West states will train vigilantes, hunters and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress who will take part in the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), which will be launched on Thursday. There are strong indications the South-West states will train vigilantes, hunters and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress who will take part in the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), which will be launched on Thursday.

Discos: We’ll enforce electricity tariff increase from April

Speaking through their umbrella body, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the Discos explained that the new tariffs ordered by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission would cater for revenue shortfalls in the sector.

CBN: Completed e-payment transactions hit N203 trillion

Electronic payment (e-payment) transactions worth N203.35 trillion were carried out by banks between January and June 2019, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) half-year e-payment figures have shown.

UN: Nigeria among 15 global hunger hotspots

Nigeria is one of the global hotspots where conflict, political instability, and climate disasters are threatening the food security of millions of people, according to a new report by the United Nations World Food Programme.

Amaju Pinnick reveals date NFF will hand Gernot Rohr new Super Eagles contract

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, said Gernot Rohr will be handed a new Super Eagles contract in January, but with different terms.

Amaju Pinnick rallies support for Super Eagles

The race towards qualification for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 would not be for the faint hearted hence Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has called on Nigerians to rally behind the Super Eagles.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought two Nigerian youth defenders Tobi Omole and Tolaji Bola into first-team training amid an injury crisis.

Mikel Arteta promotes two Nigerian youngsters to Arsenal’s first team

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought two Nigerian youth defenders Tobi Omole and Tolaji Bola into first-team training amid an injury crisis.
The president of Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria based in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones, Barr. Muhammed Ndoka Elunor, says that Igbo politicians are not yet ready to assume the Presidency in 2023.

Igbo not ready for 2023 presidency – Muslim leader

The president of Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria based in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones, Barr. Muhammed Ndoka Elunor, says that Igbo politicians are not yet ready to assume the Presidency in 2023.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala have no problem playing together, insists Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Maurizio Sarri: It’s a myth that Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala can’t play together

Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala have no problem playing together, insists Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Road accidents claim 31 lives in Ogun

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that no fewer than 31 persons died in various road accidents across the state during the Christmas and New year period.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Yoruba group to hold protest in support of Amotekun

Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.