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Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Inter chief holds talks with Lionel Messi’s reps, Barca president over move

Inter president Steven Zhang has held talks with Lionel Messi’s representatives over a potential move as well as Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
10. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

We’ll do all to resolve political crisis in Mali – ECOWAS chairman

Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou, has said the sub-regional organisation will do all it can to mitigate political crisis in Mali, after many hours of consultations in the nation’s capital, Bamako, on Thursday.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo constitutes task force to curb environmental nuisance

The Oyo State Government has constituted a task force on the environment to curb indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental nuisance in the state.
A Member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Kalambaina (APC-Sokoto), has donated 3,000 bags of assorted fertilisers, 400 irrigation pumps and 250 tube wells to the 305 polling units of his constituency.

Lawmaker donates farm implements, inputs to constituents in Sokoto

A Member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Kalambaina (APC-Sokoto), has donated 3,000 bags of assorted fertilisers, 400 irrigation pumps and 250 tube wells to the 305 polling units of his constituency.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

Former NDDC acting chief Joi Nunieh finally testifies before reps panel

Former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, is finally testifying before the house of representatives committee on NDDC. Nunieh was meant to testify on Thursday before the committee but...
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps investigates NDDC over alleged N40bn irregular spending

The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the alleged N40 billion irregular expenditure in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with a view to reposition the commission for better service delivery.

Victim of abuse cautions young women against travelling abroad

Miss Arowolo Temitope, a victim of human trafficking in Lebanon has advised young girls to work hard in Nigeria to realise their dreams as against traveling abroad for greener pastures.

NAPPS: Nigerian government’s twist on WASSCE shocking

The parents and the private school owners in the country have expressed shock over the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, announcement, pulling out all the SS3 students in all the 104 federal government colleges nationwide from participating in the forthcoming West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and also advised WAEC and various state governments to forget the exam for now.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps begins power sector gridlocks investigations

The House of Representatives on Wednesday began investigations into activities of the power sector with a view to repositioning the sector for better service delivery.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

No factions in Oyo APC – chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State says there is no division within its fold.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps moves to block $30 billion annual revenue leakage

The House of Representatives has commenced investigations to identify and block revenue leakages that cost Nigeria in excess of $30 billion annually.
A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.

Rep Olajide: I didn’t bounce journalist, always hold them in high esteem

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan leader urged to appoint women leaders

South Sudanese women activists are urging President Salva Kiir to revoke the appointments of state governors in order to include women’s representatives in accordance with the provisions of the revitalised peace agreement.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

DisCos: Why National Assembly suspended electricity tariff increase

The call for the suspension of the proposed service reflective tariff was initiated by the National Assembly on Monday due to their concerns on its timing and what they saw as lapses in the internal workability of the plan within the sector.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti to inaugurate human rights action plan committee July 1

The Ekiti government will, on July 1, inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of developing a human rights action plan.

Nigerian government to inaugurate states selection committees for 774,000 jobs on Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, inaugurate the states selection committees for the special public works programme.
Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s former President and Africa's richest woman, sits for a portrait during a Reuters interview in London, Britain, January 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Angola mulling arrest warrant for Isabel dos Santos – prosecution

Angola's attorney general said on Thursday that he did not rule out issuing an international arrest warrant against billionaire businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, suspected of corruption in her native country and Portugal.

Health workers across Africa struggle in coronavirus ‘war zone’

Health workers toiling on the frontline across Africa say they are facing rising infections, shortages of protective equipment and growing strains as they battle the coronavirus.

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Kasper Schmeichel is as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League, according to Mark Bosnich, who says the Leicester No 1 would be a fantastic signing for Manchester United.

Kasper Schmeichel’s dream is to join Manchester United – ex-team-mate

Kasper Schmeichel's "biggest dream" is to join Manchester United, according to his ex-Manchester City team-mate Mikkel Bischoff, who says the Leicester goalkeeper "will do anything to get to" Old Trafford.
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Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before U.S. Open

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the U.S. Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority has impounded engines of six passengers’ boat operators in its renewed efforts to sanitise waterways to prevent boat mishaps.

Mishaps: Lagos arrests six boat operators, impounds engines

The Lagos State Waterways Authority has impounded engines of six passengers’ boat operators in its renewed efforts to sanitise waterways to prevent boat mishaps.
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Katsina to reopen schools August 10

Katsina State Government has said graduating students would resume on August 10 for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination which is scheduled to start August 17.
Super Eagles’ defender, Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.

NFF, Paderborn celebrate Jamilu Collins at 26

The Nigeria Football Federation and recently relegated German club Paderborn, have sent birthday greetings to Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins who turned 26 years on Wednesday.