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Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury sign contracts for £200 million mega-fight

Heavyweight boxing rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a two-fight deal for the biggest bout in British boxing history.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury sign two-fight deal ahead of undisputed world heavyweight title bout

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a two-fight deal ahead of an undisputed world heavyweight title fight.

Kenya to not partake in hearings on border dispute with Somalia at ICJ

Kenya will not take part in the hearings due to start on Monday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on its border dispute with Somalia, the Kenyan government announced in a letter seen by AFP on Sunday.

CSOs kick against N212 pump price hike

Following the alleged pump price increase of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, to N212.61, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, at the weekend, kicked against every move to actualize that.
Nigerian mobile network operators have threatened to discontinue the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) short code service by some banks effective Monday March 15, 2021 over N42 billion debt owed them.

Telcos stop USSD services to banks over N42 billion debt

Telecom operators in Nigeria on Friday announced that they will stop the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) by banks and other financial institutions in the country by Monday.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: No petrol price increase until Nigerian government meets with labour

The federal government yesterday strongly pushed back on insinuations that it had increased the pump price of petrol from N162 to N212.61 per litre.
Babagana Monguno

ONSA: General Monguno misquoted on ‘missing’ billions, military equipment

The attention of the Office of the National Security Adviser has been drawn to some media reports regarding Armed Forces equipment during an interview with the BBC Hausa service.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA pulls down fuel price template after outrage

The Petroleum Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has pulled down the template for petrol pricing in the month of March from its website after the uproar and confusion caused by the development.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Minimum wage: NLC gives Kogi government ultimatum

The Kogi State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Wednesday gave the state government 12-day ultimatum to resume negotiations with it on the new N30,000 minimum wage or face an industrial action.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA: Nigeria has firepower to end insurgency without mercenaries

The federal government yesterday ruled out hiring mercenaries to fight the insurgency war, saying the country has enough personnel and resources to fight insecurity, especially with the reform of the armed forces by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Petrol may sell for N212.61 as PPPRA releases price guide

The pump price of petrol may hit N212.61 per litre any time from now, if the authorities approve the latest price guide set by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Nonetheless, the person who was targeted more than anyone else is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Report reveals how much Cristiano Ronaldo costs Juventus per season

The Portuguese superstar was out of form against his compatriots on Tuesday, and besides an assist for Federico Chiesa’s first goal, he failed to have an important impact on the match.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA: Negotiating with terrorists suggests weakness of government

The Federal Government on Thursday ruled out the possibility of government negotiating with the criminals, saying that doing that will suggest weakness and incapacity on the part of government.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Ricardo Mazalan-AP]

Saudi Arabia’s PIF shifts to Inter Milan after ending Newcastle interest

La Repubblica reports PIF has ended all interest in buying Newcastle United and is entering takeover negotiations for Inter Milan with owners Suning.

IMF launches toolkit to tackle Nigeria, other countries’ tax challenges

Nigeria and other developing countries will benefit from a joint initiative by a coalition of global economic bodies to surmount global tax challenges.
Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

Kylian Mbappe wants 700,000 euros a week

Kylian Mbappe has said he will only renew if big money is involved. He has yet to make a firm decision on his future, but he is clear that he wants a pay rise if he is to extend his contract. He wants 36 million euros a year, like Neymar.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: How we’ll spend fresh £4.2 million James Ibori loot

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has explained how the federal government plans to spend the £4.2 million loot of ex-Governor James Ibori.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.
A self-confessed lover of sport and money, millionaire Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad is about to become the owner of humble French second division club Chateauroux.

Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

A self-confessed lover of "sport and money", millionaire Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad is about to become the owner of humble French second division club Chateauroux.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Northern states tighten security to curb abduction of schoolchildren

No fewer than 11 Northern states have beefed up security around schools to prevent the abduction of pupils by bandits in their states, investigations have revealed.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
FILE PHOTO - Farmers shout slogans as they take part in a three-hour chakka jam or road blockade, as part of protests against farm laws on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, February 6, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

Indian farmers began gathering on Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC to embark on five day strike, protest in Kaduna over mass sack

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days in protest of the mass sacking of thousands of workers by the state government.

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Iran nuclear talks to last several days then pause – EU official

Talks on rescuing Iran's 2015 nuclear deal will carry on for several days before breaking so that Iranian and U.S. officials can return home for consultations, a European Union official said on Friday.
Oil Spillage

Shell’s pipeline spills 213 barrels of crude into Bayelsa community

The Okordia-Rumekpe 14-inch crude truckline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has discharged some 213 barrels of crude oil into Ikarama community in Bayelsa.
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Two nurses abducted in Kaduna

Two Nurses have been confirmed kidnapped in Idon General Hospital of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State early hours of Thursday.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: N60 billion printed money for FAAC doesn’t require our comment

As controversy over the alleged printing of N60 billion to share at the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, continues, the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Monday, said that its silence on the matter was deliberate.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ex-AIG: Amotekun, Ebube Agu must work under police supervision

Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general, says regional security outfits like Amotekun and Ebube Agu should work under the supervision of the police to ensure effective “community policing”.