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Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

Israeli planes bomb Gaza as Egyptians seek to restore calm

Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Turkish club Galatasaray step up Samuel Kalu chase

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are desperate to sign Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu from Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux this summer.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Barcelona monitoring Pep Guardiola’s situation at Manchester City

Barca's board will meet on Monday when they're expected to sack coach Quique Setien after Friday's disastrous Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich.

My husband is lazy, he demands money from me – woman tells court

A businesswoman, Rashidat Oladipupo, on Thursday prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, to grant her divorce on grounds that her husband, Kazeem, was lazy and constantly demands money from her.
A Zenith Bank logo is seen on a sign on top of the bank in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian banks to limit debit card spending abroad to ease forex risk

Nigerian banks plan to reduce the amount customers can spend abroad using debit cards on Monday, two lenders said, as banks try to limit foreign currency settlement risk.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Retired general forfeits N426.7 million to Nigerian government

A retired Nigerian Army General has forfeited a princely sum of N426.7million to the Federal Government on the orders of a Federal judge, sitting in Lagos.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigerian government terminates contracts over cash transfer delays in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Zamfara

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has directed the immediate termination of the contract of two Payment Service Providers, PSPs, for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation assigned to them.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa laments drop in oil revenue

Bayelsa State Government has expressed concern over the decline in revenue from the Federation Account arising from the global COVID-19 crisis, saying the economy of states in the country would soon be grounded.
Chess Heights, a leisure community for professional and semi-professional chess players, has said that it would hold its monthly tournament in four Nigerian states; Lagos, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Chess Heights holds tournament in five locations

Chess Heights, a leisure community for professional and semi-professional chess players, has said that it would hold its monthly tournament in four Nigerian states; Lagos, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano government lauds residents on monthly sanitation

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Tukur Makama, gave the commendation in Kano immediately after the monthly sanitation exercise.‎
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari takes second term oath, prays for victims of Banditry in Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and his deputy Manir Yakubu were on Wednesday in Katsina about 11.15am sworn in for the second and final term in office by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar, at the newly constructed ‘’Peoples Square‘’ in front of the government house Katsina

IOM, EU bring back another 145 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 145 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

Central bank orders commercial banks to sell forex to customers, non-customers

As the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekendordered all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to sell forex to travellers over the counter, the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has kicked against the order calling on the regulator to review BDC’s dollar purchase rate to align with rate commercial banks’ buying rate.

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Chelsea set to step up Declan Rice pursuit in January

Chelsea are set to step up their pursuit of West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice in January, the Blues having been linked with the Hammers star throughout the previous window.
BBNaija’s Mike Edwards has revealed how he lost his older brother, Matthew, due to Nigeria’s poor healthcare after he was afflicted with sickle cell at the age of 10.

Mike Edwards: How Nigeria’s poor healthcare killed my brother

He wrote, “My older brother Matthew lost his life during a sickle cell crisis in Nigeria when he was 10 years old, to think if he would have been in a country with better healthcare support that his life would be saved today is heartbreaking. The fight to End SARS is our cry for help after years of corruption and bad governance. EndSars #HealingNigeria.”
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was hammered by Reds legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness during their 4-3 opening day win over Leeds United.

Liverpool advised to target ‘ready-made’ Virgil van Dijk replacement

Mark Lawrenson has advised Liverpool to target Conor Coady as a "ready-made" replacement for Virgil van Dijk.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare proposes diploma as minimum qualification for police recruitment

The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has proposed Ordinary National Diploma from a recognised polytechnic as the minimum qualification for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

#EndSARS: Kwara assures residents of adequate protection

Kwara State government on Sunday assured residents of protection of their lives and property, following the vandalism that was unleashed on stores in Ilorin by hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters.