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Gani Adams: Yorubas ‘fast losing’ their identity

The Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has called on South-west governors to invest in the promotion of Yoruba culture and harness its tourist potential for economic growth and global recognition.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister harps on tech, vocational training for national development

Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, has stressed the need for the delivery of quality teacher education as the foundation of human resource development and qualitative education system.
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 president pledges support for football coaches

The President of the Senate Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has promised to support the training of football coaches for enhanced sporting development.
England international Harry Kane will be one of Real Madrid’s summer targets in the transfer window following the player’s inability to win laurels at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane among ‘a number of alternatives’ to Erling Haaland for Manchester City

Harry Kane is said to be among ‘a number of alternatives’ being considered by Manchester City if the club fail in their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer.

NIWE advocates partnership to address Nigeria’s water challenges

The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE) has sought for effective partnership between all levels of government and relevant stakeholders to resolve Nigeria’s water challenges especially in the rural areas.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Jordi Alba welcomes Barcelona links to ‘great players’ Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe

Jordi Alba has welcomed talk of Barcelona being interested in “great players” Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, but is eager to point out that he has no say on transfer matters at Camp Nou.
One of the pristine rallying points for all Yoruba in Nigeria and the diaspora, Olojo cultural festival, will this year come with unique features and upscale celebration, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II in Ife, has said.

Ooni trains 100 women in tie and dye fabrics

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, in his unique gesture, recently spent the day which was for the commemoration of the International Women’s Day, 2021 with persons with disability, during which he gave them moral and material supports.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari: Research, innovation to get 0.5 percent of Nigeria’s GDP

President Muhammadu Buhari says a minimum of 0.5 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be allocated to research and innovation in order to accelerate development.
Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2021. CBS-Handout via REUTERS

Beyonce breaks all-time record for Grammy haul

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion also had an eventful outing as she went home with three awards including Best New Artist and in an evening of female dominance, pop powerhouse, Taylor Swift also won Album of the Year honors for the third time in her career.
Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2021. CBS-Handout via REUTERS

Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammy history as women dominate big prize

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday but Beyonce was the big winner on a history making night marked by multiple wins for women.

Professional golfers to storm Yenagoa for international golf tourney

Professional golfers from four African countries will next month converge in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the first Bayelsa State Governor’s Cup International Golf Tournament.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola stokes up war of words against Jürgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba wants Manchester United to be ‘arrogant’ in title challenge

Paul Pogba wants Manchester United to adopt an “arrogant” mentality in their Premier League title challenge, with the Frenchman pointing out the Red Devils are “still far from the trophy”.
Olalekan Adeeko, a teacher at Baptist Boys’ High School, Ogun has won the African Union Continental Teacher Prize 2020 for his work and dedication to the teaching profession.

Nigerian teacher wins 2020 AU Continental Teacher Prize

Olalekan Adeeko, a teacher at Baptist Boys’ High School, Ogun has won the African Union Continental Teacher Prize 2020 for his work and dedication to the teaching profession.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo voted best signing in Premier League history

'Sky Sports' has made a ranking to see who has been the best ever Premier League signing. Cristiano Ronaldo has come top ahead of the likes of Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney.

NCC to ensure enforcement of copyright laws from 2021 – chief

The Director General, Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr John Asien, says the commission would focus more on the enforcement of copyright laws as from 2021.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Budweiser Lager Beer, the official sponsor of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, has launched a promo, “Budweiser Smooth Kick-off Promo” to celebrate the new football season.

Budweiser celebrates new football season with promo

Budweiser Lager Beer, the official sponsor of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, has launched a promo, “Budweiser Smooth Kick-off Promo” to celebrate the new football season.
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet because of the coronavirus pandemic saying the award ceremonies would be held in “new forms”.

Nobel laureates to receive more prize money in 2020

Winners of the 2020 Nobel awards will receive more money than they received in 2019, the foundation that manages the prizes said on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming award announcements.
(Reuters) - Rushing to resume the 2019-20 Premier League season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic could jeopardise the lives of players and staff, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said.

Gary Neville: Early resumption of Premier League not safe for players

Rushing to resume the 2019-20 Premier League season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic could jeopardise the lives of players and staff, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said.

Wole Soyinka: Coronavirus is not ‘fiction writing’ – Presidency

The Presidency has urged Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, to stick to his field of expertise – English and Literature – instead of dabbling into the coronavirus disease and the legality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 14-day lockdown order under the Quarantine Act.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal confirm huge double injury boost for Slavia Prague cracker

Arsenal have received a double injury boost with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe fit for their key Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts.

Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.

ECOWAS speaker: Border extortion, major challenge within member states

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has disclosed that border extortion has been a challenge within member states.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested in Enugu for ‘robbing’ female teachers

Some residents of a community in Enugu State on Wednesday arrested a man, Winfred Ekpon, from Benue State, for allegedly robbing two female teachers inside a school.
As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Naval chief harps on professionalism as CBN provides support

As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

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Security officers walk down the street during crackdown in Bago, Myanmar April 9, 2021 in this still image obtained by Reuters from a video

Myanmar security forces kill over 80 anti-coup protesters – group

Myanmar security forces killed over 80 anti-coup protesters in Bago town on Thursday night and Friday, near the main city of Yangon, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.
DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50.

American rapper DMX passes on at 50

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," family's statement read in part.
English Championship side Wigan Athletics has congratulated defender Leon Balogun for over his invitation back into the Super Eagles.

Steven Gerrard hails Leon Balogun’s pedigree after defender extends Rangers contract

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped plaudits on Leon Balogun after the defender extended his contract with the club.

Dangote: We’ve lost dollars to sell cement in Nigeria

The Dangote Cement Plc. has denied selling its products at higher rates in Nigeria than elsewhere, saying it has instead lost dollar earnings to meet local demand.
Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Everton striker

Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.