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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss reveals game plan for Real Madrid clash

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.
Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.
Liverpool owner John W Henry has taken full responsibility for the club's short-lived participation in the European Super League.

Liverpool owner takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’

Liverpool owner John W Henry has taken full responsibility for the club's short-lived participation in the European Super League.
After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.

Chrissy Teigen returns to Twitter three weeks after quitting

After three weeks of abandoning the microblogging platform, Twitter, Chrissy Teigen decided to return on Friday.
Management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU has cautioned members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma chapter to refrain from pursing personal vendetta, vilification and malicious mudslinging on the person of Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, over the issue of funding of the institution.

Edo university management absolves VC of causing institution’s problems

Management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU has cautioned members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma chapter to refrain from pursing personal vendetta, vilification and malicious mudslinging on the person of Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, over the issue of funding of the institution.
Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that was wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Egypt’s first female ship captain fears for her career after being falsely blamed for...

Egypt's first female ship's captain was blamed for the Suez Canal blockage despite having been hundreds of miles away from the incident, she told BBC News.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea boss ‘absolutely worried’ about quarantine risk for international stars

A "very concerned" Thomas Tuchel suggested Chelsea could stop players leaving for international matches this month if they were required to quarantine on their return.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Alex Iwobi: Everton must stop Bruno Fernandes for chance to secure victory over Manchester...

Alex Iwobi revealed Everton must do all it takes to stop rampant Bruno Fernandes, for a chance to secure victory over Manchester United in Saturday’s Premier League game.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea captain rubbishes Antonio Rudiger bust-up claims

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.
Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from pure jealousy while claiming people don’t want to see him be successful.

Dwight Yorke: People don’t want Manchester United boss to be successful

Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from "pure jealousy" while claiming "people don’t want to see him be successful".
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, speaking yesterday while being briefed on the report by a team of scientists. (Tolani Alli)

Nigerian scientists brief VP Osinbajo on potential drug for coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has welcomed efforts by a team of Nigerian professors and scientists investigating the effectiveness of, and roles that Ivermectin drug can play in the treatment of the Coronavirus disease.
Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs Joan Mrakpor, has described as false, allegations levelled against her in some quarters that she slapped a 68 years old Grandmother, Mrs Adeaka Odiaka.

Joan Mrakpor: I never slapped 68-year-old grandmother

Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs Joan Mrakpor, has described as false, allegations levelled against her in some quarters that she slapped a 68 years old Grandmother, Mrs Adeaka Odiaka.
Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, says that she won’t commit suicide because of her size.

Eniola Badmus: I won’t kill myself because of my size

Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, the actress revealed what she tells those who attacked her because of her weight.
Antonio Conte told Inter Milan fans on Saturday he needed time to turn Inter Milan into a skyscraper in European football.

Antonio Conte calls for time from Inter supporters

Antonio Conte told Inter Milan fans on Saturday he needed time to turn Inter Milan into "a skyscraper" in European football.
The Community Policing Polo Tournament has galloped off on Thursday in Abuja.

Community policing polo tournament gallops off in Abuja

The event’s organisers said it will promote and strengthen the bond between the police and the community.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

PTF urges NYSC to start planning resumption

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has advised the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to start planning the resumption of its full activities.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks on the pitch after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 21, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Manchester United’s foundations at risk unless Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rids club of ‘weeds’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said prior to the humiliating 4-0 thrashing by Everton there would not be wholesale changes to Manchester United personnel in the close season, but Gary Neville, for one, believes he should think again.

Sultan: You can’t kill by pretending to fight for God

The Sultan Of Sokoto and president general, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday cautioned religious fanatics against killing their fellow human in the name of God.

Stop crying wolf where there’s none – Presidency tells PDP

The presidency has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on a 10-day leave to open the stage for unconstitutional actions by his administration.

Cleric warn parents, guardians against negative utterances on children

A female cleric, Pastor Meg Akinsanya, an official of Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) has warned parents and guardians against negative utterances on children.

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“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.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq started the new year with a bang, netting a hat-trick for Almeria in the win against Ponferradina on Sunday.

Umar Sadiq: Almeria’s promotion more important than my goals

Almeria forward Umar Sadiq insists the club’s promotion to LaLiga from the Segunda Division is more important to him than his goals.
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Zamfara governor urges workers to start own businesses before retirement

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has urged workers to start their own businesses to which they will fall back after retirement.

INEC office set ablaze in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that its local government office in Essien Udim local government area in Akwa Ibom State has been set on fire.

Lawyers back creation of state police

Some Lagos-based lawyers have appealed to the National Assembly to amend the constitution and include creation of state police to eradicate rising insecurity in the country.
Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may withdraw its services on May 25, due to logistics problems and other issues, an authoritative source disclosed on Friday.

BRT operator: We are struggling to import vehicle parts

Primero Transport Services Limited, on Sunday, said that inflation and its inability to access forex to import vehicle parts’ were hindering its efforts at reviving its faulty buses and providing seamless services to its passengers.