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Edo election: Senator Tinubu arrogating to himself powers he doesn’t have – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Senator Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to desist from arrogating powers he doesn’t have to himself, especially on this weekend’s governorship election in Edo state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

MKO Abiola’s children freed from detention

Two sons of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 election, Moshood Abiola, have been freed after being detained by the police for 13 days.
Badagry (Lagos State) – The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.

Badagry monarch urges politicians to fulfill campaign promises

The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.
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

Javier Tebas: La Liga could return with Sevilla-Betis derby on June 11

La Liga president Javier Tebas is hoping to resume the 2019-20 season on Thursday, June 11 with the Seville derby.
Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Barcelona coach keen on Neymar’s return

Barcelona coach Quique Setien says he would love to coach Neymar and would be “delighted” if the Brazilian returns to the club from Paris Saint-Germain.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

Sevilla forward backs June 12 LaLiga return

Sevilla forward Munir El Haddadi is in favour of LaLiga resuming the 2019-20 season from June 12, convinced that gives teams long enough to prepare.

Asiwaju Tinubu: Dele Momodu has earned his numerous stripes

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated Bashorun Dele Momodu, ace journalist and prolific writer on his 60th birthday today. In his congratulatory message, Tinubu said Dele Momodu has earned his innumerable stripes.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

La Liga still targets June 12 restart despite 8 new coronavirus cases

Spain’s La Liga is still targeting June 12 to restart the season, despite five players from the top two divisions testing positive for the coronavirus in recent days.
Henry Onyekuru and Sofiane Feghouli were on target as Galatasaray defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 to win the 2018-19 Turkish Super Lig title.

Turkish Super Lig to restart from June 12

The president of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), Nihat Ozdemir, has announced that the Turkish Super Lig will resume play on June 12, with all football activities in the country having been suspended on March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League reveal possible restart date at 10 neutral venues

The Premier League will return on June 12 with the 2019/2020 season’s remaining games being played behind closed doors – as long as the Government approve.
Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.

UEFA: No name change for Euro 2020 despite postponement to 2021

Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Amotekun: Armed policemen, DSS storm venue of rally in Ogun

Dozens of security operatives from the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), most of them armed on Monday morning positioned themselves at Panseke, a bustling area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, following planned rally by the Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC).
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor swears in 19 commissioners, 15 special advisers

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Friday advised the newly sworn – In Commissioners and Special Advisers in the State to see their appointment as call to service for the development of the state and its people.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

2023: Butchers urge Asiwaju Tinubu to run for president

The Southwest zone of the National Butchers Union of Nigeria has pleaded with All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to seek election into the office of president in 2023.
Former Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd), has broken silence on his position on the incarceration of the late Moshood Abiola, winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election annulled by the former military president General Ibrahim Babangida and the arms deal allegation that led to his retirement from the military.

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke states why General Abacha hated MKO Abiola in new book

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (retd.), says the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, felt embarrassed when the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, was given a Presidential treatment during the inauguration of South African President, Nelson Mandela.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Senator Akume: Border closure already paying off for local farmers in Nigeria

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

My empowerment programme not ‘national cake’ – Ogun governor

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has enjoined beneficiaries of the “Oko owo Dapo” initiative not to see the empowerment programme as their own share of the national cake, but to see it as an avenue for economic empowerment through which they would be gainfully employed, improve their productivity, increase their income level and also become employers of labour.
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Yoruba elders move to resolve Segun Osoba, Femi Okurounmu’s feud

Concerned Yoruba leaders are already making moves to resolve the dispute between two elder statesmen, Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the 2014 National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu.

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Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala has announced the death of her stepmother.

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a still image from video on board of a plane before the departure for Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021 in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS

UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.