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FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.

Barcelona’s president defends stance on Lionel Messi

Carles Tusquets, the interim president of La Liga side Barcelona, has defended recent comments he made about Lionel Messi’s future at the club. He adamantly stood by the facts of his stance that the club would be “better off” financially had the Argentinian superstar left.
Mr Justice Derefaka, Technical Adviser, Gas Business and Policy Implementation to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the National Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) will “Go-Live” on Monday

Official: Autogas conversion for vehicles is free

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to the minister of state for petroleum resources, told journalists on Friday that his previous statement that vehicle owners will pay N250,000 for autogas conversion was not correct.
It is still early, but compared to previous elections in Epe, the ongoing Lagos East senatorial by-election appears to be experiencing low turnout.

Lagos by-election: Low turnout mar voting exercise in Epe

It is still early, but compared to previous elections in Epe, the ongoing Lagos East senatorial by-election appears to be experiencing low turnout.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor approves automatic employment for first class graduates of state’s varsity

Governor Bello Masari of katsina State has approved automatic employment of first class graduates of the state University: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.
Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored his second Bundesliga goal for Union Berlin in their 3-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday.

Taiwo Awoniyi nets second Bundesliga goal of the season for Union Berlin

Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored his second Bundesliga goal for Union Berlin in their 3-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday.
Albert Muchanga

AU welcomes Nigeria ahead of AfCFTA kick-off

The African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Albert Muchanga, said in Addis Ababa on Friday that instruments signifying Nigeria’s entry into the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be received at the commission’s headquarters shortly ahead of next year’s kick-off of trading.
According to Le Parisien, Thomas Tuchel has no plans of extending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and he could pursue a new club when his deal expires next summer.

Report: Thomas Tuchel expects to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season

According to Le Parisien, Thomas Tuchel has no plans of extending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and he could pursue a new club when his deal expires next summer.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Gabby Agbonlahor: Alex Iwobi is not a defender

Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Alex Iwobi is not a defender and Everton should recruit full-backs during the January transfer window.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Napoli provide fresh update on Victor Osimhen’s rehabilitation from shoulder injury

Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while on international duty with Nigeria last month and has not made an appearance for the Partenopei since then.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi key to Everton

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club do not have much room to manoeuvre in the January transfer window and may have to offload players before they can add to the first-team squad.

Mikel Arteta reveals why Tottenham deserves top spot amid title talk

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said Tottenham Hotspur deserve their place at the top of the Premier League table but it is too early to call them genuine title contenders.

Ohanaeze presidency neither for Joseph nor Pharoah – Don

Pioneer secretary of South East Peoples Assembly and associate professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, Dr. Promise Onyewuchim Okoro, has said there is no provision for consensus candidate in the constitution of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Nigerian governors to meet with President Buhari to address security challenges

Governors of the thirty six states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to address the security challenges with continued cases of armed banditry, terrorism and kidnapping across the country.

Aviation unions ground Arik Air operations

Three aviation unions on Friday grounded Arik Air over alleged refusal of the management to fulfil an agreement on payments of workers’ terminal benefits.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

NEPZA to commence new free zone registration system next month

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the agency responsible for promoting and facilitating local and international investments into licensed free export processing zones (EPZ), says it will introduce a new system for free zone registration from January 1, 2021.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Ousted Ivory Coast president plans to return home this month: lawyer

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced from power after losing elections 10 years ago, has obtained a new passport and plans to return home this month, his lawyer said on Friday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2020 White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah speaks to reporters in front of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC. – Alyssa Farah, White House communications director, announced on December 3, 2020 her resignation in what amounted to a tacit acknowledgement of Donald Trump’s defeat. “After three and a half incredible years, I will be leaving the White House to pursue new opportunities”, wrote the former spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the Pentagon. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

White House communications director resigns

White House communication director Alyssa Farah announced her resignation Thursday, in what appeared to be a tacit acknowledgement of Donald Trump’s loss in last month’s US presidential election.

Ohaneze elections: Former scribe warns against political interference

Dr Joe Nworgu, former Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo says Ohaneze might lose its potence as voice for Igbos if politicians are allowed to interfere in the January 2021 elections.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola rues Manchester City’s ‘wasteful’ finishing

Pep Guardiola admits that “the finishing was wasteful” in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, with there still room for improvement from a side looking to recapture the Premier League title.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor urges President Buhari to adopt other strategies to end killings

THE Governor of Nasarawa Stata, Abdullahi Sule, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider adoption of other options that would bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North, general insecurity in other parts of the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that Owu nation is working for the development of Nigeria as a country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Owu working for national development

He added that though Owu indigenes at home and the diaspora gather every year to enhance unity among them, but one of its objective is to ensure a better country, where individuals could thrive. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday at the 29th Owu National Convention at the Kuta Palace Ground, Kuta in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State.
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Zamfara by-election: INEC breaks odds, holds orderly election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Zamfara State office conducted the Bakura by-election for the office of state assembly members in spite of tension in the state.

Experts want government attention, promotion of service exports to boost economy

As oil prices continue to fluctuate in the international market, experts in the services industry want government’s attention and promotion of services export to boost economy.