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Ronald Koeman has admitted he has no idea if Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer and said it is not his job to persuade the Argentinian to stay.

Barcelona boss, stars agree to take pay cut

The Spanish giants have faced months of talks regarding wage cuts and deferrals amid financial turmoil at the club, with Barca needing to slash £170m due to the effects felt from the coronavirus crisis.
Nollywood actress, Somkele Idhalama, has spoken about her son’s cancer diagnosis revealing how he beat the deadly disease.

Nollywood actress explains how son became cancer-free after earlier diagnosis

Nollywood actress, Somkele Idhalama, has spoken about her son’s cancer diagnosis revealing how he beat the deadly disease.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 246 new coronavirus infections

About 246 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 67,220.

Nigeria launches new portal for disengaged N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government has launched an online portal, NEXIT, for the disengaged batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programmes.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Benue massacre strengthens calls for restructuring

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the age-long relationship between the people of Tiv ethnic nationality and the State emboldens them to support each other when such situation arises.
Barcelona have not yet found an agreement with their playing squad over their talks for a wage deduction.

Barcelona agree wage cut with players to save €122 million – club

Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with their playing staff to implement wage cuts which will save the club €122m, they confirmed on Friday night.
A police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Three in police net for ‘stealing’ three-day-old child in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command says it has arrested three suspects for stealing a three-day-old child in Kaduna.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen returns November 29 – agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent, William D’Avila, expects the Nigeria international to be involved in some capacity when Napoli take on AS Roma in the Serie A on November 29.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Federal government launches portal for exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for central bank empowerment...

The federal government has launched a portal for exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, empowerment options.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is adamant his team's inconsistency is not down to an attitude problem in the squad.

Zinedine Zidane adamant Real Madrid inconsistency is not down to ‘attitude problem’

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is adamant his team's inconsistency is not down to an attitude problem in the squad.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted to having a lot of doubts before taking over at the club where he starred as a player - but felt he had no alternative but to grasp the opportunity.

Frank Lampard reveals doubts over taking Chelsea job

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted to having "a lot of doubts" before taking over at the club where he starred as a player - but felt he had no alternative but to grasp the opportunity.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Cash transfer: 3,826 beneficiaries receive N48.7 million in Ondo – official

The Federal Government says it disbursed N48.72 million to no fewer than 3,826 beneficiaries in Ondo State under its conditional cash transfer programme in 2019.
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.

DHQ: Troops kill 108 bandits in Northwest Nigeria in one week

The Defence Headquarters says troops have eliminated no fewer than 108 bandits in the North-west and scores of terrorists in the North-east in the last one week.

TETFund gives 12 universities N12 billion for research

The amount, which according to TETFund, would be shared equally among the universities, is to enable them carry out research and development programmes that would contribute to national growth.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Niger, Labour parley on slash in workers’ salaries ended in deadlock

The parley between officials of the Niger State Government and organised labour over the planned slash in workers’ salaries effective from November, which was held in Minna on Thursday, has ended in a deadlock.

Lagos government warns against sales, use of fireworks

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr. Olugbenga Oyerinde, has advised against the use of firecrackers and all forms of fireworks within the business districts due to the potential hazard of the device to the people and the environment.
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
Sole Administrator of RIWAMA, Felix Obuah, further warned against converting the sanitation hours of 7am to 10am into street trading, footballing and other social activities.

Monthly sanitation: Rivers directs security to enforce total restriction

The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, has announced the State’s monthly sanitation exercise across its 23 Local Government Areas for Saturday, November 28, from 7 am to 10 am.

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The security forces in Buenos Aires will not be finished after the wake and funeral of Diego Armando Maradona. One of the missions that the police now have is to guard the grave of '10'.

Police protect Diego Maradona’s resting place

The security forces in Buenos Aires will not be finished after the wake and funeral of Diego Armando Maradona. One of the missions that the police now have is to guard the grave of '10'.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest man for alleged kidnap, murder of teenager

The Police Command in Kano has confirmed the arrest of one Anas Sa’idu for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old, Tijjani Kabiru, at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in the Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, John Effiong Etim, on Friday revealed how Point of Sale (PoS) scammers operate.

EFCC witness reveals PoS fraudsters’ tactics

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, John Effiong Etim, on Friday revealed how Point of Sale (PoS) scammers operate.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran’s president says Israel aims for ‘chaos’ by assassinating scientist

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of trying to create “chaos” by assassinating one of Tehran’s top nuclear scientists, but said his country will not fall into a “trap”.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has played down reports of a training ground row between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos and says there's no problem between the pair

Dani Ceballos: David Luiz incident shows Arsenal character

Dani Ceballos believes his recent training ground spat with David Luiz shows Arsenal have a character not previously seen until Mikel Arteta's arrival.