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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former senator, Umaru Argungu, on charges of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419million.

EFCC arraigns former Nigerian senator for ‘N419 million scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former senator, Umaru Argungu, on charges of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419million.
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NDLEA nabs drug trafficker with N1 billion worth of ‘cocaine’

A transborder drug trafficker, 36-year-old Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu has been arrested in Sokoto by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, while trying to cross to Algeria through the Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign man for ‘abducting’ four-year-old boy

The Police in Osun, on Thursday, arraigned a 38-year-old man, Odedoyin Idowu, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 4-year-old boy.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor denies ‘altercation’ with US immigration

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.
The mother of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho, Dona Miguelina, has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020.

Ronaldinho’s mum dies of coronavirus

The mother of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho, Dona Miguelina, has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020.
Femi Fani--Kayode

The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
FILE PHOTO - A pro-democracy demonstrator takes part in a lunchtime protest against the national security law, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, China July 6, 2020. REUTERS-Joyce Zhou-File Photo

The Times: Nearly 5,000 Hong Kong citizens sign up for new UK visa

Nearly 5,000 Hong Kong citizens have applied to live, work and study in the United Kingdom under a new visa scheme which opens up a path to British citizenship for people fleeing China’s crackdown in the former colony, The Times newspaper reported.

Osun man in court for ‘assaulting’ son’s school principal

The Police in Osun on Thursday arraigned a 35-year-old, Adeyeni Adeyeye, before an Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court for allegedly assaulting, Sanusi Ademola, the principal of Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife where the son attends.
Manchester United’s new signing Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over allegations he used fake documents and bogus parents to move to Europe from Ivory Coast.

Manchester United new signing fined £42,000 for falsifying documents

Manchester United’s new signing Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over allegations he used fake documents and bogus parents to move to Europe from Ivory Coast.
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Juventus identify Cristiano Ronaldo qualities in Folarin Balogun

Italian giants Juventus say they have identified some qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo in Nigeria born Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun.

JAMB warns institutions over incessant admission fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said the rate of fraud perpetuated in admissions processing in Nigerian institutions was alarming.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigerian government hands over 200 returnees from Saudi Arabia to Kano

The Federal Government on Tuesday handed over 200 returnees of Kano origin from Saudi Arabia to the State Government.

2020 UTME: We’ll spend N100 million to prosecute impersonators – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would spend not less than N100 million on the prosecution of 200 out of the over 400 persons involved in impersonation in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
Luis Suarez sent Atletico Madrid 10 points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday by scoring a sensational free-kick and then a penalty in a pulsating 4-2 win over Cadiz.

Luis Suarez: I was disrespected by Barcelona

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez says he was determined to leave Barcelona with his “head held high” last summer after being “disrespected” by the club ahead of his move to current Laliga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

APC registration: Senator Omo-Agege tasks leaders on grassroots mobilisation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has tasked leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the grassroots level on mass mobilisation of members into the party’s fold.
Scheme allows Hong Kong residents with a BNO passport to live and work in the UK with a pathway to citizenship after five years.

Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers

A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on Sunday as the city’s former colonial master opens its doors to those wanting to escape China’s crackdown on dissent.
FILE PHOTO - A pair of surveillance cameras are seen along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront as skyline buildings stand across Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, China July 28, 2020. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong official says Joint Declaration gave Britain no rights to city post handover

Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng reiterated on Saturday that Britain had no rights over the city under the joint declaration that laid the blueprint for how the city would be ruled after its 1997 reunification with China.
FILE PHOTO - The Lai family, who are emigrating to Scotland, wave goodbye to their friends who are seeing them off before their departure at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

UK offers Hong Kong residents a route to citizenship, angering China

Britain on Friday hailed a new visa offering Hong Kong citizens a route to citizenship after China’s crackdown but Beijing said it would no longer recognise special British passports offered to residents of the former colony.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China September 10, 2020. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China will not recognise British passport for Hong Kong residents from Sunday

China said on Friday that it would not recognise the British National Overseas (BNO) passport as a valid travel document or for identification starting from Jan. 31.
As the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state chapter continues unabated, members of the state executive caretaker committee of the party Monday rejected the purported removal of the state chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.

Bashir Bolarinwa: I remain Kwara APC caretaker chairman

Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa, the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, said he has not been removed from office.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono freed on bail after latest arrest

Award-winning Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin'ono, who has been jailed three times in six months for anti-government tweets, was granted bail Wednesday by the country's High Court after nearly three weeks in pre-trial detention.

INEC: NIN not a precondition for prospective voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying there was nowhere in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where such a condition was stipulated.

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Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Court adjourns Diezani Alison-Madueke’s fraud case

The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
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 accuses NNPC of payment of N443 billion as subsidy without appropriation

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.

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Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose.
Moses Ogbu has signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Wuhan FC, who also parade former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins.

Moses Ogbu joins Chinese side Wuhan FC

Moses Ogbu has signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Wuhan FC, who also parade former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor using ‘repentant’ bandits to rescue abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor hails ‘repentant’ bandits over release of abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says repentant bandits assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the Jangebe schoolgirls’ rescue.

PIB: Stakeholders want 10 percent derivation for host communities

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, Thursday demanded a raise of the oil operating expenditure from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent for host communities in the new petroleum industry bill (PIB).