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Easter: Nigeria now a killing field – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel.
Former Super Eagles ace Yakubu Aiyegbeni is channeling efforts to identifying and grooming young football talents it has been revealed.

AFCON: Flying Eagles’ failure setback for football development – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Ayegbeni, has described as ‘unfortunate’ the Flying Eagles’ absence from the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Archbishop Kaigama: Kidnappings in Nigeria will continue if…

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, is one of Nigeria’s most respected clergymen. He served as the President of Nigerian Bishops Conference (2012-2018), and currently chairs the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor explains comments on herders carrying rifles for self defence

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, on Sunday, explained himself over a comment he made about Fulani herdsmen carrying Ak-47 rifles for self defence, a statement issued by Mr Mukhtar Gidado, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media, said.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has praised new manager Thomas Tuchel’s fresh tactics on the team.

Thomas Tuchel asks for ‘trust’ from Ben Chilwell after losing his place in Chelsea...

Thomas Tuchel has asked for ‘trust’ from defender Ben Chilwell, the Englishman having lost his place in the Chelsea starting XI under the new boss.
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.

Rivers pensioners beg Governor Wike for outstanding N70 billion liabilities

Pensioners in Rivers State have appealed to Governor Nyesom Wike to approve the payment of the outstanding pension liabilities of N70 billion.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP urges new service chiefs to revitalize weakened security architecture

The CUPP, which said this via a statement issued by its National Secretary, High Chief Peter Ameh, while reacting to the appointment of the new military helmsmen in Abuja, said although, the sack of Service Chiefs was long overdue but still a welcome development..
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Manchester United block Donny van de Beek from January loan transfer

The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived at Old Trafford in the last window for £39million but has been starved of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Gernot Rohr hopes Victor Osimhen has learnt from coronavirus recklessness

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has offered his support to Victor Osimhen and has backed the Napoli striker to bounce back from his present predicament.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he is not surprised that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is facing questions over his form and believes the Gabon international must deal with the pressure that comes from being a “big player”.

Arsenal skipper urges young players to ‘be patient’

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said the young players eager to establish themselves at struggling Arsenal must “be patient” in their wait for first-team action.

Rotary Club engages blind women to train women on skills acquisition in Plateau

The Rotary Club of Jos Utan, District 9125, has engaged blind women to train vulnerable women on a three-day skills acquisition programme.
Ghana and Legon Cities striker Asamoah Gyan has been ruled out of action for two weeks, club boss Bashir Hayford has revealed.

Legon Cities suffer Asamoah Gyan injury setback

Ghana and Legon Cities striker Asamoah Gyan has been ruled out of action for two weeks, club boss Bashir Hayford has revealed.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government, ASUU meet behind closed doors

The Federal Government and the leadership of the striking University lecturers has held another round of negotiations over their lingering industrial action.

ICC chief prosecutor accuses Nigerian security forces of war crimes

Ms. Bensouda in a statement on Friday said her office’s preliminary investigation showed Nigerian security forces, alongside members of Boko Haram, committed grave crimes against humanity and will pursue their prosecution.

President Buhari sends 1000 more troops to Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered extra 1000 soldiers to be drafted to Calabar and other parts of Cross River State to contain rising insecurity and alleged second phase of ENDSARS protest.

‘Many killed’ as cult groups clash in Benin

Clashes between Aiye and Vikings cult groups have persisted in Benin City, the Edo State capital, with many killed.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: PDP chieftain vows to work against Governor Obaseki

Prince Kassim Afegbua, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and former Commissioner for Information in Edo state, has vowed to openly work against Governor Godwin Obaseki, the party’s candidate for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Shehu Sani asked me to give four judges N1 million each – witness

Alhaji Sani Dauda, a prosecution witness, told a Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, that Sen. Shehu Sani asked him to give N1 million each to four judges to ”help” his case.
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NFF supremo pledges solidarity to national league

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has announced there’ll be a solidarity payment to the Nigerian National League to aid the league.

$500,000 bribery case: My witness’ brother killed by Lassa fever – Farouk Lawan tells court

Ex-Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on an investigation into fuel subsidy regime in 2012, Farouk Lawan, told the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on Tuesday that his first defence witness' brother in his ongoing bribery case was killed by Lassa fever in Kano, on Sunday.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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Bayern Munich are set to be without Serge Gnabry “for the foreseeable future” after the Germany international picking up a thigh injury at the FIFA Club World Cup.

Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry tests positive for coronavirus

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has confirmed, handing the Champions League holders a blow ahead of their quarter-final reunion with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip’s funeral to take place April 17

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on April 17, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday.

Anambra election: PDP targets 163,000 members in new membership drive

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has commenced its new membership drive across the 326 wards in the state with the target of registering 163,000 new members before the November 6 governorship election in the state.
Kenneth Udeze, the national chairman of Action Alliance, has been kidnapped by armed attackers.

Action Alliance disowns Kenneth Udeze

The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has again disowned the former national chairman of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze, describing him as a persona non grata.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen free over 2,000 prisoners in Imo

No fewer than 2,000 inmates escaped on Monday morning in Owerri, the Imo State capital when suspected hoodlums attacked the Correctional Facility near the State Government House.