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Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara launches agric input subsidy for farmers

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Wednesday launched an agricultural input subsidy scheme that would give about 10,000 farmers in the state access to various inputs at 50 per cent market price.
Frances McDormand, who won best actress, on stage as “Nomadland” picked up best picture.ABC, via Associated Press

Nomadland wins Oscar for best picture

US road movie “Nomadland” emerged as the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday with three major prizes, including a history-making award for director Chloe Zhao, as Hollywood celebrated its most glamorous night with a unique pandemic-era gala.

World Theatre Day: SONTA renews commitment to rebuilding of country

The Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) has reiterated its commitment to the rebuilding of the country to engender the change necessary for the betterment of the people and society.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Operators identify factors discouraging foreign investors from stock market

Foreign investors’ low patronage of the Nigerian stock market has been attributed to scarcity of foreign exchange (FX) as well as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are counting on your support,” reads an open letter addressed to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and signed by almost 100 current, future and former German students in the US.

German students in United States turn to their government for help

German students studying in the United States have appealed to their government for help after being threatened with expulsion from the country under new pandemic-era rules.

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s superb performances over two legs of the side’s Europa League semifinal against AS Roma are exactly why they want to keep the Uruguayan at Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Manchester United boss heaps praise on Edinson Cavani, hopes he will stay

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s superb performances over two legs of the side’s Europa League semifinal against AS Roma are exactly why they want to keep the Uruguayan at Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move

Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder.
Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg said he hoped manager Mikel Arteta would keep his job after the team crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday following a goalless draw with Villarreal.

Freddie Ljungberg hopes Mikel Arteta keeps Arsenal job after Europa League exit

Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg said he hoped manager Mikel Arteta would keep his job after the team crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday following a goalless draw with Villarreal.
Villarreal coach, Unai Emery, envisaged a very difficult match against Manchester United in the final of the Europa League after his wards ended Arsenal’s journey in the event on Thursday.

Villarreal boss: It’s going to be difficult vs Manchester United

Villarreal coach, Unai Emery, envisaged a very difficult match against Manchester United in the final of the Europa League after his wards ended Arsenal’s journey in the event on Thursday.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC to approve movement of funds by NGOs in Northeast

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday declared that movement of funds by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east must be approved by it.

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Cleric blames President Buhari over worsening security situation

The Ecclesiastical Justice Forum, EJF, has said that insecurity was getting worse in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration is directly antithetical to the lofty ideals of democracy.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigerian government urged residents to disregard ‘invitation’ to submit CVs for appointment

Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has urged Nigerians to disregard any invitation to submit their Curriculum Vitae for appointment into various government parastatal agencies.
Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has spoken to CNBC about his plans to buy Arsenal.

Stan Kroenke ‘put Arsenal up for sale for £1.7 billion’

Arsenal reportedly are up for sale despite the Kroenke family declaring they will not entertain any offers.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
Nigerian Idol Winner and Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has disclosed the reason behind her dumping secular music for Gospel music.

Chidinma Ekile: I did not bring myself to gospel music, God called me

Nigerian Idol Winner and Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has disclosed the reason behind her dumping secular music for Gospel music.