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Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr is pushing for CAF to postpone the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Benin Republic, earlier scheduled for November 13.

Minister: NFF can terminate Gernot Rohr’s contract if he fails to meet targets

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed there are clauses in Gernot Rohr’s new contract which gives his employer the right to fire him if he underperforms.
One of the two luxurious buses that brought the Nigerian returnees from Ghana at Seme border post on Saturday.

53 more Nigerian returnees from Ghana, Benin Republic arrive Seme border

Another batch of 53 Nigerian returnees from Ghana and Benin Republic arrived Seme Border Post in Lagos State on Saturday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Nigerian armed forces kill 343 terrorists, 153 bandits

The Military High Command said yesterday that the combined operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria across troubled spots in the country resulted in the killing of 343 terrorists in the North-east and 153 armed bandits in the North-western part of the country in the last two months.
Newsmen gathered that the trio, Commando Kwasi, Eberivie Isiaq and Kemi Terivie, a mother of one, went to Cotonou, Republic of Benin in January.

Three Togolese arrested after illegally entering Nigeria

Chairman, Iseyin local government, Mufutau Abilawon, alongside representatives of Aseyin of Iseyin, Ikolaba of Iseyin, Ismahil Odubiyi and members of COVID-19 local committee visited the residence of the foreigners to ascertain their travel history and medical condition on Wednesday.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria warns states against relaxing coronavirus regulations

Some state governments recently met with religious leaders and relaxed their regulations with respect to having a gathering of not less than 30 or even 20 people gathered in a place at any given time.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Ogun announces closure of international, local borders

The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with its neighbouring states and the Republic of Benin to stem further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun announces closure of borders for two weeks

Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin.
Daniel Amokachi has rated Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Lille forward Victor Osimhen as Nigeria’s best players currently.

Daniel Amokachi: Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen are Nigeria’s best players

Daniel Amokachi has rated Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Lille forward Victor Osimhen as Nigeria’s best players currently.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

Super Eagles coach waiting on NFF for new contract

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stated he is waiting to hear from Nigeria Football Federation on a new contract.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Super Eagles coach explains Cyriel Dessers, Kingsley Ehizibue’s call-up

Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr Chima Igwe, has not been awarded a PhD degree.

ICPC: FIIRO chief not awarded a PhD certificate

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr Chima Igwe, has not been awarded a PhD degree.

Official: Border closure saves Nigeria’s poultry industry N50 billion

The land border closure with neighbouring countries has saved the poultry industry in Nigeria about N50 billion since its commencement in October, an official has said.

TCN asks Togo, Benin to pay $9 million electricity bills

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has asked its international electricity customers to pay $9 million outstanding power bills.

Ex-Presidents Jonathan, Soglo lead pre-election assessment mission to Guinea

Former Nigeria’s President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Benin Republic’s ex-President Nicéphore Soglo have been nominated to co-lead a pre-election assessment mission to the Republic of Guinea’s parliamentary elections scheduled for February 2020.
A delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday arrived Katsina in continuation of its assessment following the closure of the borders about three months ago.

Border closure: Federal government delegation visits Nigerian border with Niger

A delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday arrived Katsina in continuation of its assessment following the closure of the borders about three months ago.
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

Uproar in ECOWAS parliament over Nigeria’s border closure

There was uproar on the floor of ECOWAS parliament, yesterday, over Nigeria’s border closure policy as Nigeria hinged its decision on failure of Benin Republic to implement agreements.

Benin scheming to flood Nigeria with rice worth $30 million – minister

The feud between Nigeria and Republic of Benin over border closure took a different turn on Monday as the Federal Government accused its neighbour of planning to flood Nigeria next month with 105,000 metric tonnes of imported rice.

Nigerian Navy hands over smuggled rice, vegetable oil to Customs

The Nigerian Navy on Friday in Lagos handed over 35 bags of foreign rice and five gallons of vegetable oil allegedly smuggled into the country through the Badagry watere ways to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto government meets stakeholders on review of budget

The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday met with stakeholders on how best the state’s 2020 budget could be reviewed to include provision of Isolation Centres, screening facilities, and other costs in the management of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder

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West Ham linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi

West Ham have been linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike: Abdullahi Ganduje has exposed plot to rig Edo election

Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, Nyesom Wike, has said the statement credited to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that he (Wike) will be quarantined, was an admission of the plot by the party to use security forces to rig the Edo State election come September 19.