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Naira slides again at official market

Naira for the second day in a row fell against the U.S. dollar at the official market Wednesday, but managed a rebound at the parallel market, a day after hitting its lowest black-market rate in at least four years.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira falls amid foreign reserves decline

Naira fell significantly against the U.S. dollar at the unofficial market on Tuesday, after Nigeria’s foreign reserves plunged to its lowest level in four years last week.
Right wing Israelis wave national flags during a Jerusalem Day parade, in Jerusalem [File- Ariel Schalit-AP Photo]

Nationalist flag march in Jerusalem triggers fears of new escalation

Israel was bracing Tuesday for a controversial flag march through Jerusalem, with fears of a fresh outbreak of violence in the contested city prompting a massive security presence.
People play in front of a banner with pictures of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Israel's parliament voted in a new coalition government, ending Netanyahu's 12-year hold on power, in Tel Aviv, Israel June 13, 2021. REUTERS-Corinna Kern

Israel’s new government begins, Netanyahu era ends

The first Israeli government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu got down to business on Monday, with the former prime minister shying away from a handover ceremony with successor Naftali Bennett.
Each Benin player will receive a bonus of $30,000 if they stop hosts Sierra Leone tomorrow and qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, officials said.

AFCONQ: Sierra Leone vs Benin to be played behind closed doors

The Africa Cup of Nations qualification encounter between Sierra Leone and Benin Republic will be played behind closed doors.
Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has explained why his team suffered a shock defeat to Jamaica, at the four-nation Summer Series tournament in the United States.

Summer Series: Why Super Falcons lost to Jamaica – coach

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has explained why his team suffered a shock defeat to Jamaica, at the four-nation Summer Series tournament in the United States.
VAR was a huge topic of debate throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season. The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.

Premier League confirm major change to VAR and offside calls for next season

The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.
Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.

Peru leftist Castillo inches nearer win in sharply divided election

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira slides further at official market

Naira depreciated further against the U.S. dollar at the official market, also known as the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window on Tuesday, data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed.
Arsenal’s sensational left-footed player, Nicolas Pepe, netted a final day brace to give the north London English Premier League side a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion as they ended the season with five straight wins but their late resurgence was not enough to capture an Europa Conference League position.

Arsenal’s 2-0 win too late for Europa qualification

Arsenal’s sensational left-footed player, Nicolas Pepe, netted a final day brace to give the north London English Premier League side a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion as they ended the season with five straight wins but their late resurgence was not enough to capture an Europa Conference League position.
Liverpool are set to create a new supporters board before the start of the 2021-22 season in an effort to give the fans a voice in decision-making processes, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Top four rivals set for dramatic finish to Premier League season

Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester will stage a thrilling battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four as the English top-flight season comes to a dramatic conclusion on Sunday.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois calls for Real Madrid focus in La Liga title race

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois called on his team mates to keep their focus as the La Liga title race heads for a dramatic finish.
“If we didn’t suffer, we wouldn’t be us,” Atletico Madrid captain Koke said on Wednesday night but after 36 games and nine months, a 10-point advantage spurned and a two-point advantage left, the trophy was finally in sight.

Atletico closing in and tensing up as LaLiga title edges closer

“If we didn’t suffer, we wouldn’t be us,” Atletico Madrid captain Koke said on Wednesday night but after 36 games and nine months, a 10-point advantage spurned and a two-point advantage left, the trophy was finally in sight.
People walk along Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China’s population to hit ‘turning point’ in 2026-2030 – think tank

China is expected to reach a "turning point" between 2026 and 2030 with its population plateauing or even shrinking as fewer babies mean a slow down and then a reversal in the momentum of growth, a state think tank said on Wednesday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: President Buhari committed to welfare of Nigerian workers

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has risen in defence of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration amid allegations of a planned reduction of worker’s salary, saying the president remains committed to the well-being of Nigerian workers.

Sadiq Khan wins second term as London mayor

Sadiq Khan has been re-elected London mayor as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks in a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.
FILE PHOTO- A Swiss flag is pictured on the Mont-Blanc bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Geneva, Switzerland, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Swiss voters set to back coronavirus law, crackdown on pesticides – poll

Swiss voters are set to back government measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic and to support a crackdown on pesticide use -- in defiance of Bern’s wishes -- in binding referendums next month, a poll for broadcaster SRF showed on Friday.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to probe e-ticketing of Abuja-Kaduna train service

The House of Representatives is to investigate the efficiency of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line e-ticketing, less than four months after the launch of the platform.
Dangote Cement

Dangote Cement to pay N40.39 billion in corporate tax

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement Plc is expected to pay a total of N40.39 billion in taxation to the nation’s treasury from its operational result in the first quarter of 2021.
Jorge Mendes is to help Jose Mourinho secure his next job in the Premier League, with Wolves being mentioned as a possibility by Don Balon.

Jose Mourinho rejects British club job offer

Following his shock sacking by Tottenham Hotspur last week, Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho has reportedly rejected a job offer, and the reason for him turning the approach down has seemingly been revealed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss: We can still catch Manchester City in title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United can still catch rivals Manchester City in this season’s Premier League title race as ‘stranger things have happened’ in football.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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A farmer holds a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago-File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms, but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad.
Roma must make a fourth offer for Granit Xhaka if they’re to prise the midfielder away from Arsenal.

Roma to make fourth offer to prise Granit Xhaka away from Arsenal

Roma must make a fourth offer for Granit Xhaka if they’re to prise the midfielder away from Arsenal.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC suspends House member Sha’aban Sharada

Hon Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, a House of Representatives member who has been critical of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress in Municipal Local Government Area of Kano State.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Pastor: Why I killed my wife

The pastor in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, who killed his wife and buried her corpse in a shallow grave inside the compound where they were living, has told the police why he did it.

Togolese farmer attacks 16-year-old pastoralist in Kwara

A Togolese farmer based in Owode, Asa local government area of Kwara State, Kosi Salisu (45), has attacked a 16-year-old pastoralist, Umar Abdullahi, inflicting injuries on his head and stomach.