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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar urges new Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s president to sustain cooperation with ethno-social groups

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the newly elected President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, to sustain and improve upon the cooperation between the group and other ethno-social groups in Nigeria.
Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma, has announced a donation of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to fight coronavirus in Africa.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma ‘missing’ after criticism of Chinese government

The seemingly awkward disappearance of the 56-year-old billionaire businessman from the public eye comes nearly three months after he made critical remarks about the ‘stifling of innovation’ by Chinese authorities through stringent regulations, which he said had outlived their relevance.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.

President Buhari: 2020 was one of the most trying years for Nigerians

“While acknowledging that 2020 was a very tough year, we saw this year put to test our national resilience and ability to survive these tough times and also gave renewed hope that we will again brave any storms that lay ahead in 2021 and beyond”, the President said in his New Year message to Nigerians on Friday morning, admitting that the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a massive blow to the world.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
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President Buhari: Nigerian government will ensure speedy determination of corruption cases

The President said, “While we would be working with the legislature to enact laws that would strengthen this fight, we would also be looking at reviewing some of our laws which would ensure that this fight is more effective. On the part of the executive, we would ensure the diligent and timely prosecution of corruption cases, while appealing to the judiciary to ensure that corruption cases are dispensed with expeditiously.”
Football fans can look forward to the latest edition of a classic La Liga rivalry, as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano today. The match will be transmitted live on DStv and GOtv.

Madrid derby sets LaLiga alight

Football fans can look forward to the latest edition of a classic La Liga rivalry, as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano today. The match will be transmitted live on DStv and GOtv.
Kim Jong Un arrives in Pyongyang and waves to a crowd as he disembarked from his train [KCNA via Reuters]

Where is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

A torrent of speculations has continued to trail the unusual “disappearance” of North Korean’s helmsman, the all-powerful Kim Jong Un.
Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country’s electoral board announced Thursday.

Burkina Faso incumbent wins presidential election

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country’s electoral board announced Thursday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressed with the way Thomas Partey has settled into life at Arsenal both on and off the pitch and claims the midfielder successfully ‘locked down’ Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay in the side’s win over Manchester United.

Thomas Partey ‘locked down’ entire Manchester United midfield – Arsenal skipper

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressed with the way Thomas Partey has settled into life at Arsenal both on and off the pitch and claims the midfielder successfully ‘locked down’ Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay in the side’s win over Manchester United.
President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite committee at the State House on Monday, August 31, 2020.

President Buhari: Farming is the answer for ‘able-bodied’ young Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration is very keen on reviving the agriculture sector in order to meet local food demand; and diversify an economy that has been too reliant on crude oil proceeds.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Australia offer Premier League chance to finish season in Perth

English agent Gary Williams is pushing the move, claiming: “I have had discussions with contacts at Premier League clubs and they like the idea.
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Barcelona are not good enough to win the Champions League this season.

Arsene Wenger reveals why Barcelona will not win Champions League

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Barcelona are not good enough to win the Champions League this season.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Todd Kirkland - Getty Images

Donald Trump receives warm welcome at Alabama football game

President Donald Trump travelled to the deep South on Saturday to watch a hotly anticipated college football match and bask in the adulation of fans in the staunchly conservative region.
Former United goalkeeper Tim Howard does not want Liverpool to win the Premier League.

Tim Howard: I hope Liverpool never win a title while I’m breathing

Tim Howard has revealed who he is supporting in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk ready for hostile reception on Southampton return

Virgil van Dijk is prepared for a hostile reception when he returns to former club Southampton with Liverpool this weekend.

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Coronavirus: PTAD postpones resumption of walk-in verification for pensioners

“Pensioners under the civil service pension department (CSPD); the police pensions department (PPD); the customs, immigration prisons pension department (CIPPD); and parastatal pension department (PaPD) will be affected by this suspension,” it said.
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, believes Mesut Ozil is still an excellent passer of the football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil set to join Fenerbahce

Ozil was not registered in Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January with his Gunners deal expiring in the summer.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.