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Tottenham are reportedly still confident about signing Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae despite seeing two bids rejected.

Tottenham confident of Kim Min-jae deal despite two rejected bids

Tottenham are reportedly still confident about signing Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae despite seeing two bids rejected.
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Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie have announced a protest against racism that will take place this weekend.

Dutch leagues to take a stand against racism

Clubs playing in the first and second tier of Dutch professional football will stand still and not play the first minute of their forthcoming matches.
Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as an absolute beast and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.

Virgil van Dijk agrees massive new Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Liverpool for the prime years of his career.
An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.

Amsterdam stab suspect ‘wanted to protect Prophet Mohammed’

An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu’s attackers’ll face German laws – embassy

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has said the attackers of Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, will be prosecuted under German laws, which stipulate fine or imprisonment of up to 10 years for physical assaults, depending on the gravity.

Ali Olanusi: Governor Akeredolu caused President Buhari’s defeat in Ondo

Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, has described Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as an ingrate over his alleged involvement in anti-party activities which he said was the sole reason the All Progressives Congress, APC, performed woefully during the presidential election in the state.

Atiku Abubakar, Sultan task Qur’anic reciters on national unity

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Centre for Qur’anic Reciters of Nigeria to rise up and nip in the bud, the monster of disunity ravaging the nation, owing to what he described as “escalating precarious fault-lines in our societies, occasioned by inefficient governance.”
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Bukola Saraki seeks greater commitment to eradicating corruption

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, said that Nigeria can only grow and achieve its true destiny if the present system of governance is rid of corruption.
Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa tasks African leaders on corruption

Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has called for more efforts by African countries in the fight against corruption and other vices that retarded development.

Coca-Cola plans to launch energy drinks

Coca-Cola Company on Thursday said it plans to launch two energy drinks under its namesake brand, its latest move to diversify away from sugary sodas.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP expels ex-party chairman over romance with Atiku Abubakar

The Abia State chapter of the Social Democratic Party has dissociated itself from the insinuation that it has been absorbed by the Peoples Democratic Party in order to support its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 election.
Issa Diop

West Ham’s Issa Diop confirms international future is with France

West Ham defender Issa Diop has reiterated that he wants to play senior international football with France and not Senegal or Morocco.

Aminu Tambuwal: I will back agitations for restructuring if elected president

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant and Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has assured that he would back the much sought for restructuring by a segment of Nigeria if elected the President of the country in 2019.

Ibinabo Fiberesima: My account of the accident that killed Suraj Giwa

Nollywood actress and producer, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has apologised for the accident that took the life of Suraj Giwa in 2006.

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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

The former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear in person before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to give accounts on the sum of 1.7 trillion naira appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programmes from 2016 to 2019.

Edo guber: INEC tenders apology to residents for not distributing voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
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.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo urges young Nigerians to reverse negative impact of coronavirus through innovations

Though the COVID-19 pandemic presents the most challenging times in recent history, it can also be a turning point for innovative thinking especially towards resolving the numerous challenges faced by humanity, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.