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Catholic Church seeks Nigerian government’s partnership to tackle climate change

The Catholic Bishop of the Abuja archdiocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the federal government to collaborate with the church to ensure a clean and healthy environment for Nigerians.
Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday unveiled Frenchman Lionel Emmanuel as their technical adviser. Also signed ahead of the 2020-2021 campaign are nine players.

NPFL: Kano Pillars stutter in title race vs Jigawa Golden Stars

Ahmed Musa’s Kano Pillars suffered a massive setback in their quest to win the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after losing 1-0 to Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday evening.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari meets minister, chief of staff over insecurity in South East

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend met with the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige at Aso Rock over the escalating insecurity in the South East.
Finland coach Markku Kanerva called Monday’s final Group B game against Belgium the “most important in our history” as they seek a place in the last 16 at Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Belgium match ‘biggest in our history’ – Finland coach

Finland coach Markku Kanerva called Monday’s final Group B game against Belgium the “most important in our history” as they seek a place in the last 16 at Euro 2020.
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 president: Abductions, kidnappings worsening education in the North

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has lamented the rising spate of abduction and kidnapping of students in the North has worsened education in the region.
The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.

Netherlands coach: Barcelona move will give Depay ‘something extra’

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer is hopeful Memphis Depay’s Euro 2020 form will be positively impacted after the confirmation the striker will play for Barcelona next season.
Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly preparing to launch a £40m offer for Real Madrid French defender Raphael Varane.

Nicky Butt: Manchester United should go all out for Raphael Varane

Manchester United should drop their interest in Declan Rice and do all they can to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, says Nicky Butt.
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We’re defecting to enable APC completely take over Cross River in 2023 – party...

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and a Senatorial aspirant during the 2019 election under the People’s Democratic party, PDP, Chief Chris Agara, has said the mass defections to APC is to enable the party take over Cross River completely in 2023.
The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Ijebu North, Rt. Revd. Solomon Gbetogo Kuponu, has cautioned the Federal and State governments to stop giving amnesty to terrorists, arguing that amnesty has further encouraged insecurity in the country.

Bishop: ‘Dubious amnesty’ to terrorists encouraging insecurity

The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Ijebu North, Rt. Revd. Solomon Gbetogo Kuponu, has cautioned the Federal and State governments to stop giving amnesty to terrorists, arguing that amnesty has further encouraged insecurity in the country.
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar. Under pressure from grassroots activists the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) is holding an extraordinary congress to decide whether to pass up football's showpiece event.

Norway’s football clubs to decide whether to boycott World Cup

Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN, NCPC urges villagers to collaborate with government, security to end attacks on rural...

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev Yakubu Pam, has urged villagers to collaborate with government and security agencies to combats brutal attacks by bandits in rural communities in the country.
Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain, foremost among them the recent launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.

UN lauds Nigeria’s leading role in securing Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations (UN) has commended Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will continue to support the country and the region.
Karim Benzema needs just one goal to get up and running for France again, says team-mate Antoine Griezmann.

Antoine Griezmann: Karim Benzema will end goal drought soon

The striker approached Euro 2020 off the back of an excellent season at Real Madrid, having scored 30 goals in 46 matches, but Benzema is yet to find the net since making his return to the France squad after a six-year absence.
Thomas Mueller said confidence is now sky high in the Germany camp after getting their Euro 2020 campaign back on track with a 4-2 thumping of holders Portugal on Saturday.

Thomas Mueller: Germany back on track at Euro 2020

Thomas Mueller said confidence is now sky high in the Germany camp after getting their Euro 2020 campaign back on track with a 4-2 thumping of holders Portugal on Saturday.
Bishop Timothy Yahaya of Diocese of Kaduna Anglican Communion on Sunday said that Nigeria’s leadership lacked role model fathers who citizens could look up to.

Father’s Day: Nigeria’s leadership lacks role model fathers – Anglican Bishop

Bishop Timothy Yahaya of Diocese of Kaduna Anglican Communion on Sunday said that Nigeria’s leadership lacked role model fathers who citizens could look up to. Fielding questions from reporters on this year’s Father’s Day at...
A worker operates a forklift to transport Moderna vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Taiwan Air cargo Terminal in Taoyuan, Taiwan, June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Ann Wang

Taiwan welcomes US vaccine aid, bolstering its coronavirus fight

Taiwan welcomed 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday as help from a true friend, more than doubling the major semiconductor-producing island’s arsenal of shots as it deals with a cluster of domestic infections.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Bandit attack: Kebbi governor vows to lead search, rescue operations in forest

The Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, has vowed to lead a search and rescue mission into the forest where over 100 students kidnapped on Thursday from Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, are believed to...

Asset declaration: Bankers’ union calls for time extension

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to extend the recent deadline given to bank executives on the submission of their asset declaration forms.

NMA: Nigerians need to do more to avoid third wave of coronavirus

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Ujah, has said Nigerians need to do more to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Captain Gareth Bale warned that Wales can pull off an upset and hurt hosts Italy in their final Euro 2020 group A game in Rome on Sunday.

Gareth Bale: Wales ‘can hurt’ Italy in Euro 2020 cracker

Captain Gareth Bale warned that Wales can pull off an upset and hurt hosts Italy in their final Euro 2020 group A game in Rome on Sunday.

2023: Political parties task INEC on need for new electoral laws

Eighteen political parties recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has mounted pressure on the commission to impress it on the National Assembly to pass the new electoral laws before the next general election in 2023.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Minister: Nigeria’s road construction expenditure rises to N400 billion

The Federal Government’s expenditure on road infrastructure rose from N18 billion in 2015 to about N400 billion this year, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed in Abuja on Sunday.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Gunmen attack Imo lawmaker’s home, behead security guard

Gunmen have attacked the country home of Ekene Nnodimele, the lawmaker representing Orsu State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly.
Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma heaped praises on his players following their complete performance against Bloemfontein Celtics.

Rivers United coach ‘kidnapped’

Although the Rivers State owned Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) club side is yet to make any official statement on the whereabouts of Coach Eguma, sources close to the team hinted that he did not return to Port Harcourt after their Sunday match with Adamawa United in Gombe.
A tearful Neymar inspired hosts Brazil to become the first side to qualify for the Copa America knock-out stages following a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Neymar inspires Brazil into Copa quarters after Peru cruise

A tearful Neymar inspired hosts Brazil to become the first side to qualify for the Copa America knock-out stages following a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
Nollywood actress and DJ, Dorcas Fapson better known as “Ms DSF,” has refuted claims that she is sleeping intimately with actor Timini Egbuson after they were both spotted on a bed together.

Dorcas Fapson: I am not sleeping with Timini Egbuson

Nollywood actress and DJ, Dorcas Fapson better known as “Ms DSF,” has refuted claims that she is sleeping intimately with actor Timini Egbuson after they were both spotted on a bed together.
Patrik Schick moved top of the Euro 2020 goalscoring charts with his third of the tournament as the Czech Republic held Croatia 1-1 in Glasgow to edge towards the last 16.

Czech Republic hold Croatia to close in on Euro last 16

Patrik Schick moved top of the Euro 2020 goalscoring charts with his third of the tournament as the Czech Republic held Croatia 1-1 in Glasgow to edge towards the last 16.