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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister sees off Nigeria relay teams to US

Nigeria’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has hit top gear as 16 athletes departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Thursday aboard Delta Airlines to Texas, United States of America (USA) where they will take part in some track and field meetings as they bid to qualify for the five relay events at the Games in Tokyo.
FILE PHOTO: Union and Scotland flags fly over buildings in central Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, March 30, 2021. Picture taken March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland’s feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

For candidate Angus Robertson, helping his Scottish National Party win a majority in May 6 elections would be a dream come true. Beyond that lies a far bigger prize - another referendum and the prospect of breaking from the United Kingdom.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon, setting a new world record in the process. Photograph- Markus Schreiber-AP

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge warming up for Olympics marathon in Netherlands race

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic marathon champion and world record holder, said he was looking forward to a beautiful race on Sunday in Enschede, the Netherlands, a run he sees as crucial preparation for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 leads behind the FIA Safety Car. 30.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, Race Day. Photo credit should read - XPB-Press Association Images.

Aston Martin joins Mercedes to supply F1 2021 with safety cars

For the first time ever, there will be two official Safety Cars for the 2021 Formula 1 season. Alongside the standard Mercedes, Aston Martin will join in the supply of Safety and Medical Cars to the Championship.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Former Republican officials in talks to form ‘anti-Trump’ third party

Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan runs 7.99 seconds in Lievin

Nigeria’s Tobiloba Amusan ran 7.99 seconds to place fourth in the 60m hurdles final behind Dutch woman, Naddine Visser (7.91), Nooralotta Neziri of Finland (7.91) and USA’s Christina Clemons (7.91) at the Lievin World Athletics Indoor tour Tuesday night.
FILE PHOTO - GameStop logo is seen in this illustration taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Regulators to meet as brokers call time on Reddit-trader rollercoaster

Hedge funds, small investors and their stockbrokers are bracing for tougher U.S. markets regulation, with officials expected to meet this week to assess the fallout from a social-media driven trading frenzy that has roiled stocks and silver prices.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

U.S. actors union to decide whether to expel Donald Trump

SAG-AFTRA, which represents some 160,000 actors, journalists and other media professionals, said in a statement that it had ordered a meeting of its disciplinary committee regarding Trump’s role in the January 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Nantes boss: Moses Simon not fit for Lens clash

”Regarding Moses Simon, he raced more or less normally this Friday. Not yet with his teammates but on straight races, that’s fine,” Domenech told the club website.
Electoral campaign posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hang on street light poles in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s Museveni heads for election win, rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni was heading for a resounding win in Uganda’s presidential election with nearly all votes counted on Saturday, although his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., preside over a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images

US Congress certifies Joe Biden victory after Donald Trump mob storm the Capitol

Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

US Democrat Senate wins push stocks higher despite Capitol chaos

Clean sweep by Democrats allows them to enact big-spending policies likely to benefit the economy, investors say.
Stacey Abrams speaks to the media about the U.S. Senate runoff elections outside St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS-Elijah Nouvelage

Democrats win one Georgia runoff and lead in second, moving closer to U.S. Senate...

Democrats won one hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Georgia on Wednesday and pulled ahead in a second, edging closer to control of the chamber and the power to advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals when he takes office this month.
Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday, leaving control of the chamber in question until the result of the state’s other runoff election is decided.

Democrat Raphael Warnock wins as Senate hinges on second Georgia runoff

Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday, leaving control of the chamber in question until the result of the state’s other runoff election is decided.
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden points to Democratic Senate candidates from Georgia Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as he campaigns on their behalf ahead of their January 5 run-off elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Georgia voters cast runoff ballots with U.S. Senate at stake, Donald Trump fuming

Voters cast ballots on Tuesday in a pair of U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber - and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda - after a contentious campaign that broke spending and early-turnout records.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden: Politicians can’t seize power in America

“In America, politicians can’t assert, take, or seize power. It has to be given by the American people. We can’t ever give that up. The will of the people must always prevail,” the 78-year-old Democrat winner in the November presidential election tweeted on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Donald Trump lashes out at Republican leaders over looming veto override

Donald Trump, facing a humiliating first veto override of his presidency, lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday as relations soured ahead of a crucial pair of runoff elections in Georgia that could determine control of the Senate.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

2020: Twenty memorable sports moments

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.

2023: Former Bauchi governor supports the call for Igbo presidency

Amid the call for Igbo Presidency in 2023, Malam Isa Yuguda, former governor of Bauchi State says the south-east should be given a chance to produce the next president.
President Trump at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., on Saturday. Doug Mills-The New York Times

Donald Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

United States (US) President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing that his last month’s election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win.
US President Donald Trump had considered attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear programme but was advised against any such move during his last weeks in office, the New York Times has reported.

Donald Trump repeats unproven voter fraud claims in 46-minute-long video

US President Donald Trump repeated unproven claims of voter fraud in a 46-minute-long video address posted on social media on Wednesday.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school.
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 traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

South Sudan faces its worst food security crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles

An African regional organisation said about 60 per cent of people from South Sudan are facing “their worst food security” and nutrition crisis since the country became independent a decade ago.

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Lawyers back creation of state police

Some Lagos-based lawyers have appealed to the National Assembly to amend the constitution and include creation of state police to eradicate rising insecurity in the country.

NSIA chief: How we tripled profits in 2020

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji, Tuesday disclosed that the organisation which manages the country’s sovereign wealth fund tripled its profits in 2020.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Two die as customs, soldiers clash with smugglers in Ogun

Pandemonium broke out on Thursday when men of the Nigeria Customs Service and soldiers clashed with suspected smugglers, leaving two persons dead and 10 others injured.

Unilorin boosts security across campus

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

More Nigeria students kidnapped in fresh attack

An unknown number of university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia.