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Nantes manager Christian Gourcuff has revealed Moses Simon has returned from a thigh muscle strain ahead of their Ligue 1 game against Marseille on Saturday.

Nantes boss confirms Moses Simon’s return from injury ahead of Marseille clash

Nantes manager Christian Gourcuff has revealed Moses Simon has returned from a thigh muscle strain ahead of their Ligue 1 game against Marseille on Saturday.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr contributed to Nigeria’s downward trend on FIFA ranking – ex-international

Former Nigeria international, Jonathan Akpoborie, has attributed Nigeria’s downward trend on FIFA ranking to coach Gernot Rohr’s inefficiency to make the star-studded Super Eagles a winning side.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Buhari asks OPEC to consider population on oil cuts

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider the weight of the responsibility of Nigeria with “200 million people, with severe deficit in infrastructure” when sharing oil production cuts.
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Ladan Bosso names 20 players for WAFU U-20 Cup

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month.
China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on wine imported from Australia from November 28, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, in a move likely to further escalate trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

China to impose anti-dumping measures on Australian wines

China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on wine imported from Australia from November 28, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, in a move likely to further escalate trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra.
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

We deliberately shut down refineries – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, says the corporation deliberately shut down the nations refineries because they no longer make sense to be operated.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Nigeria has 200m poor people

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that Nigeria has 200 million poor people and asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider this when sharing production cuts.
L-R: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk, at the handover of the repatriated Ife Terracotta by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Minister of Information and Culture in Abuja on Thursday.

Nigerian government receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta

The Nigerian Government on Thursday has formally received the 600-year-old Ife Terracotta which was smuggled from the country through Ghana to The Netherlands in 2019 with a forged document.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari seeks better deal on OPEC quota

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider Nigeria’s huge population size and physical development deficits when sharing oil production cuts.
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers' passport is placed outside the US Supreme Court, while it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries in Washington, DC, US [Yuri Gripas-Reuters]

New Trump rule could require up to $15,000 bond for travel to US

The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries Ltd, Alake Olakunle, said a progressive organisation is a function of Effective board and competent management which unavoidably affect the country’s economy.

Experts call for mentoring young directors to grow Nigerian economy

As Nigerians grapple with economic distress and social unrest, business experts have called on established personnel in different disciplines to take up the task of mentoring young corporate directors and others to grow the Nigerian economy.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Only the best legs will be selected into U17 squad – coach

Head coach of the national U17 team, Fatai Amoo, is confident of building a very solid team for the country before the next international outing.
The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.
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.

Nigerian government to reopen land borders soon – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday said the Federal Government may reopen the land borders soon.
A coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain’s University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has shown successful results in early trials. If it is approved by regulators, the vaccine appears suitable for a fast rollout around the globe

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough raises hopes of rapid global rollout

A coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain’s University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has shown successful results in early trials. If it is approved by regulators, the vaccine appears suitable for a fast rollout around the globe.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

NAFEST: Nigeria will lead the world – Senator Okorocha

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, has expressed greater hope that Nigeria will definitely lead the world with the vast culture and tourism potential.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Coronavirus: Nigerians advised to suspend Christmas, New Year travels

Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.

Recession: CSOs express dismay over alleged poor management of economy

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, expressed dismay over alleged poor management of economy following the recession that struck the economy at the weekend as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.

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NAF elevates 107 senior officers, gets 16 AVMs

The Air Force Council (AFC) has approved the promotion of 107 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Air Force (NAF), a statement by Wing Cdr. Bassey Okon, Acting Deputy Director for Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF headquarters, said on Friday in Abuja.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos government plans internship programme for young graduates

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it was planning a six-month Internship Programme for 4,000 young graduates in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest wanted pirate after attack on passenger boat in Rivers

The Police Command in Rivers has arrested one Daniel George, suspected to be a pirate, over his alleged involvement in the attack on a passenger boat in Bonny waterways.
Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that he was approached by Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in 2013 with a view to replacing Carlo Ancelotti.

Andre-Villas Boas: Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for The Best FIFA Coach award ‘scandalous’

The Argentine has joined a five-match shortlist that also includes Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Bayern Munich’s Champions League-winning coach Hansi Flick.
US President Donald Trump, on Monday, alleged that some poll watchers were thrown out of vote counting rooms in most states which led to the victory of Joe Biden.

Donald Trump’s bid to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania fails again

President Donald Trump’s attempt to upturn the victory of Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in U.S presidential election again failed on Friday as a federal appeals court turned down his request for an emergency injunction to overturn the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results.