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“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.

May Day: N30,000 minimum wage binding on all employers – minister

The federal government has said the N30, 000 national minimum wage is binding on all employers of labour, including state governments and the private sector.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to pass Proceeds of Crime Bill, Witness Protection Bill, others

Stakeholders in the Nigerian project have asked the National Assembly to quickly pass Proceeds of Crime Bill, Witness Protection Bill, Federal Audit bill, Public Interest Disclosure & Compliant Commission Bill and other public interest bills to strengthen the fight against Corruption in the country as they are worried over damage caused by Corrupt acts.

Nigerian retiree laments N9,000 monthly pensions

It was tale of woe in Kaduna on Thursday as retired textile industry worker, Gideon Shenpam, narrated the ordeal of living on N9,000 monthly pensions.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) has generated $114 billion in revenues over the years, $9 billion in taxes, $18 billion in dividends to the Federal Government and $15 billion in feed gas purchase.

President Buhari urged to honour international conventions on corruption

Groups involved in the fight against corruption have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honour international obligations on corruption so as to strengthen the various anti-corruption laws and improve the capacity for citizen participation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate decries rising insecurity, to meet President Buhari, service chiefs

The Senate at Tuesday plenary expressed anger over the deteriorating security situation of the country, mandating its leadership to book an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs to discuss the issue and proffer lasting solutions.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC: Beware of fraudulent investment schemes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it is alarmed at the rate Nigerians send petitions to the Commission on fraudulent investments that promise high return with little risks to investors.
People pray against an epidemic of kidnappings sweeping Haiti, amid deepening political unrest and economic misery, during a mass in Port-au-Prince, Haiti April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl

Kidnapping explosion terrorizes Haiti

A wave of kidnappings is sweeping Haiti. But even in a country growing inured to horrific abductions, the case of five-year-old Olslina Janneus sparked outrage.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 21- Mesut Özil (67) of Fenerbahce gestures after his team lost the Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Goztepe in Istanbul, Turkey on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Serhat Cagdas-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil mocks Tottenham over League Cup defeat to Manchester City

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil mocked Tottenham Hotspur following their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

Femi Falana-backed new movement unveils agenda to liberate Nigeria

A new radical political movement, The Peoples Alternative Political Movement, (TPAP-Movement) has rolled out several socio-political programes to save Nigeria from imminent economic and moral collapse in the hands of what it described as corrupt and visionless elite.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigerian government set to salvage poverty endemic in LGAs

The Federal Government has lamented the high level of poverty in the local government areas in the country, saying government will generate resources to salvage the situation.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Official: Kaduna government won’t join issues with abducted students’ parents

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said on Friday that the state government shared the pains of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Niger: Bandits attack market, kill five vigilantes, injure many others

Five men of the vigilantes’ group have been reportedly killed while scores were injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday morning.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

India tightens screws as coronavirus infections hit new record

India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday.

Easter: Nigeria now a killing field – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel.
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TMG chair: Yinka Odumakin championed good governance

The Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Dr Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode, has commiserated with the family of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesperson of pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, who died on Saturday of COVID-19 complications, describing him as activist who championed good governance.

Easter message: Nigeria’s troubles increasing steadily – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, took another swipe at the Federal Government, on Sunday, saying that Nigeria’s troubles were growing by the day while the nation’s leadership paid deaf ears to warnings of an impending disaster in the country.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Five-star WBA thrash Chelsea to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

IYC backs Labour over rejection of planned fuel price hike

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has thrown its weight behind the move by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reject the Federal Government planned removal of petroleum subsidy and increase the price of fuel pump price to N234 per litre.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority leader tasks Nigerian government on youth development welfare

The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has appealed to the federal government to listen to Nigerian youth, by taking cognizance of issues that are of interest to them.
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Seplat empowers 143 teachers in Edo, Delta

A total of 143 comprising 100 secondary school teachers and 43 Chief Inspectors of Education (CIE) from Edo and Delta states were proud recipients of Seplat Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) Certificates, having concluded their three-month training on the programme.
Enyimba will begin their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence, with a home fixture against Nasarawa United.

NPFL: Kwara United thrash Adamawa United 5-0 to reclaim top spot

Kwara United yesterday stormed back to the top of the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after a massive 5-0 win over hapless Adamawa United in the Week 17 match played at the Ilorin Township stadium.

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West Ham boss won’t rule out re-signing Marko Arnautovic

Reports have surfaced linking forward Arnautovic, who thrived under Moyes during his first spell in charge of West Ham, with a return to the club.
VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

Karius has spent this season on loan with Union Berlin, though has spent the campaign largely on the bench. The goalkeeper has played 5 matches for the Berlin team and conceded 4 goals.
Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente, but with Los Rojiblancos demanding a minimum of €80m for the Spanish international, Arambarri is a much cheaper alternative.
Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.

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22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC donates multi million naira science equipment to 46 secondary schools in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated science equipment to some selected schools in the Niger Delta region.
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says he's never changed his approach over the years.

Leicester goalkeeper: I’m still old school

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says he's never changed his approach over the years.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the disruption to his team’s preparations caused by fan protests was not to blame for his side’s poor performance in their 4-2 home defeat by Liverpool on Thursday.

Manchester United boss: Protest disruption not to blame for loss

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the disruption to his team’s preparations caused by fan protests was not to blame for his side’s poor performance in their 4-2 home defeat by Liverpool on Thursday.

INEC targets 120 million voters for 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is targeting at least 120m voters for the 2023 general elections in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari assures Chadian leader of Nigeria’s support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help the country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military President Mahamat Itno in April 2021.