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A portrait of the Wall Street Journal's reporter Daniel Pearl stands with a candle at the altar at Fleet Street's journalists chapel St Brides Church prior to a memorial service in London March 5, 2002. REUTERS-Ian Waldie IW-NMB-File Photo

Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist to go free, victim’s family in ‘shock’

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock”, lawyers said.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government to build six new custodial facilities – minister

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola on Saturday said the government was planning to establish six modern custodial facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT minister condemns looting, assures residents of safety

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has condemned the looting of warehouses at the Idu Industrial Layout, Gwagwalada, and other areas within the territory by hoodlums in search of COVID-19 palliatives.
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French Open: Organisers to allow 1,000 people daily at Roland Garros

A maximum of only 1,000 people will be allowed each day at Roland Garros after the French government insisted Thursday on tougher restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League clubs reject using five subs in 2020-21 campaign

Premier League clubs have agreed to return to a maximum of three substitutions per match for the 2020-21 campaign.
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 clubs vote to return to three substitutions

Premier League clubs have voted to return to a maximum of three substitutes and seven players on the bench for next season.

South Korean chief among 12 held for deadly gas leak in India

Twelve officials of a plastics plant in India, including its South Korean chief executive officer, have been arrested over a gas leak in May that killed 15 people, police said on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles CD Leganes defender Chidozie Awaziem has set his sight on their next league match against Deportivo Alavés on Friday, December 13.

Chidozie Awaziem: Leganes cannot afford to make more mistakes

Leganes are currently lagging in the 19th position on the table after 38 matches, however, Sunday’s hard-fought 1-0 away win against fellow strugglers keep up their hope of survival.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi charged with trying to steal £100 million from Premier League club

A social media celebrity, who flaunted his opulent lifestyle to millions of followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global scam which allegedly targeted a Premier League club.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria records 14 new cases as national tally hits 288

Fourteen new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were confirmed last night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Thiago Alcântara closing in on Bayern Munich contract extension

Ever since his move from Barcelona in 2013, Thiago Alcântara has been one of Bayern’s most consistent performers and ever-present faces in the starting XI.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.
Officers of Lagos Police Command trying to enforce ban on large gathering in some churches on Sunday

Lagos: Churches record partial compliance to restriction order

Churches in some parts of Lagos State on Sunday, recorded partial compliance to the ban on gathering of not more than 20 people over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Shehu of Borno apologises to NSCDC officer over son’s reckless car racing

The traditional ruler of Borno, also made a cash donation of N100, 000 to the NSCDC Divisional Officer in charge of the Maiduguri metropolitan council, who sustained a serious injury on his head and other parts of his body, as a result of the incident.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minimum Wage: Federal government, labour in closed-door meeting

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, commenced dialogue with Labour Unions again in Abuja on Wednesday as time runs out on a deadline issued by Labour for the payment of a new wage approved for workers by the Federal Government.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 02, 2010 Argentina’s assistant coach Jose Luis Brown walk on pitch at the end of a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. – Jose Luis ‘Tata’ Brown, world champion in Mexico 1986, died on August 12, 2019, at age 62, form a degenerative disease, Estudiantes de La Plata football club reported. (Photo by Juan MABROMATA / AFP)

Argentina defender ‘Tata’ Brown dead aged 62

“Maximum day of sadness for the Albirroja (La Plata) family, our gladiator Jose Luis Brown has left. But his memory and love of the club will never depart,” the club tweeted.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Controversy rocks recruitment of aerodrome safety, security personnel in FAAN

Attempt by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to close gaps in its personnel requirement in the aerodrome fire rescue and safety as well as Aviation Security Units has run into a hitch following raging controversies over the exercise.
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Berom, Fulani in Riyom resolve to end hostilities

Berom and Fulani communities in Jol and Mahanga; two contentious communities in Riyom local government area of Plateau State at the weekend resolved to end hostilities, 18 years after an ethno-religious violence engulfed the state.

Egyptian voters urged to allow President el-Sissi rule until 2030

Egyptian pro-government media urged a "yes" vote Sunday, the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo blames past governments for Nigeria’s lack of progress

The major problem facing Nigeria is lack of integrity on the part of its leaders, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate accuses NNPC of payment of N443 billion as subsidy without appropriation

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.

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Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

Kylian Mbappe makes huge decision on Liverpool switch

Kylian Mbappe will inform Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave the Ligue 1 giants this summer – with Liverpool his most preferred destination.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

2023: Our achievements‘ll speak for us in Nasarawa – official

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Dogo Shammah, has said that the achievements of Governor Abdullahi Sule and the pace for good...
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Thugs burn newly-renovated police headquarters in Imo

Some armed thugs, on Thursday, set the Aboh Mbaise divisional headquarters of the Nigerian police
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes 180 jack knives from bandits’ courier in Zamfara

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’, says it has seized 180 pieces of assorted Jack knives and other items with duty paid value of N466.33 million.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Ademola Lookman thrilled to play for Fulham

Ademola Lookman says he is enjoying his time with Premier League club Fulham.