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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.

NYIF: Ministry sets up focal group

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up a Focal Group on the newly approved Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). The Focal Group is an assemblage of youth leaders and groups from diverse fields, entrepreneurial experts and individuals with youth development and finance experience.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Trial of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir delayed

The trial of Sudan's ousted ex-president Omar al-Bashir was delayed Monday at the request of his defence, a prosecution lawyer said.
Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican in February. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis has appointed six women to the Vatican's economic council, a first for the financial watchdog overseeing the administrative and financial structures of the Holy See.

Boko Haram ‘releases’ video of members observing Eid prayer in Niger

A new video said to have been released by Boko Haram on Wednesday surfaced online showing about 100 of its members observing the Eid Al-Adha prayer in an undisclosed bushy area in Niger State.
Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.

#RevolutionNow: Nigerian Army, police arrest protesters in Abuja

Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.
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Gunmen kidnap two persons in Enugu

Two men were on Friday evening abducted by gunmen along Ugwogo-Isi-Uzo road and taken to an unknown destination.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA election: Governor Obaseki congratulates Olumide Akpata

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led other members of the Federal Executive Council to observe a minute silence in honour of the late father of the Kwara State, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, who died last week.

President Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

Expectedly, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday presided over his 10th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) which also had in attendance his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and eight ministers physically present.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: We are investigating killing of Kaduna lawyer

The police in Kaduna State have commenced investigation into the killing of a‎ Kaduna-based lawyer, Haro Gandu, by gunmen at his Abuja Road residence on Sunday, 26 July, 2020 and abduction of his wife and son.
Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam has more than 900,000 followers on Tiktok. Haneen Hossam via Tiktok

Egypt female social media influencers get two-year jail terms

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail each on charges of violating public morals, a judicial source said.
But nearly 18 months on, former president Joseph Kabila remains a powerful figure, wielding influence in the murky politics of the Democratic Republic of Congo through a network of followers and a forced coalition with his successor.

DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila prowls the political sidelines

Officially, he stepped down in January 2019, retiring after 18 years at the helm of the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

NAF: Why there was no autopsy on Tolulope Arotile

The Nigerian Air Force says no autopsy was carried out on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile because the circumstances surrounding her death were clear.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps consider immunity from prosecution for Supreme Court judges, others

The House of Representatives is mulling a bill seeking to grant immunity to the Supreme Court justices, chief judges of the Federal High Court and the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Capital Territory.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lagos lawyer sues President Buhari for delaying Supreme Court justices’ appointment

A Lagos-based lawyer, Lawrence Nnoli, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos, with an application seeking to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint more Supreme Court Justices without further delay.

Chicago lawyer insists he remains Hushpuppi’s attorney

Against court records, Gal Pissetzky, the top Chicago lawyer hired to defend Ramon Abbas, who is facing wired fraud charges in the United States, has insisted that he remains his attorney in Los Angeles.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU strikes down key US data sharing protocol, citing threat of mass surveillance

The European Union’s top court has invalidated a key data-sharing protocol that allows American companies to transfer personal information about EU citizens to the US. The court says the regulation, known as Privacy Shield, is invalid as it does not protect EU citizens from mass surveillance programs operated by American intelligence agencies like the NSA.
Ibrahim Magu

Nothing incriminating found in Ibrahim Magu’s houses – lawyer

The Lawyer to suspended Acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Mr Tosin Ojaomo, on Wednesday night claimed that nothing in incriminating was found in Magu’s house by investigators sent by the Presidential Panel, noting that reports in the media of huge sums of money discovered were mere Fabrications.

Suspended EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu’s lawyer confirms release

Wahab Shittu, the lawyer of the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed the release of his client by the presidential panel investigating him.

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The Corps Commander-Chief Executive Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement, Seni Ogunyemi

Ogun traffic agency goes tough on unlatched containers

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says it will collaborate with other sister agencies in apprehending unlatched container on transit in the state.
Yekini Nabena

APC urges PDP, others to emulate President Buhari on free, fair elections

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that the party could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer that under the current administration, the days of stolen and procured electoral mandates are fast fading.

Charity: Wear face mask during sex, avoid kissing

People having sex with anyone outside their household should wear a face mask and avoid kissing during intercourse to prevent getting coronavirus, a charity has warned.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC slams Delta’s N400 million Ecumenical project amidst slash in wages

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday condemned the N400million ecumenical project proposed in the state’s 2020 revised budget noting that the project amidst claims of the state facing a cash crunch leading to the slashing of workers’ salaries in the state was not only unlawful but morally wrong and unjustifiable.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard promises to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on first season in...

Frank Lampard says he is ‘really proud’ of his Chelsea players this season and has promised to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.