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CAF releases interclub competition details for next season

The continental Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has released the 2021/22 interclub season schedule which details the information relating to the list of countries that are allowed to enter two clubs in the 2021/22 campaign.

Anambra election: PDP aspirant rules out consensus candidate

One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the November 6 Anambra governorship poll has ruled out the possibility of a consensus candidate, ahead of the party’s primary election.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa has vowed that smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country will face the full wrath of the law.

EFCC will go after smugglers of petrol – chair

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has vowed that smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country will face the full wrath of the law.
Benin bronzes at the British Museum in London. The museum holds the single largest collection of the artefacts, which were looted by the British on a punitive expedition to Benin City in 1897. Photograph: Adam Eastland/Alamy

Nigerian, British, German government to build museum for returned Benin bronzes

The Director-General of the National Commission for Museum and Monument (NCMM), Abba Tijani, has said that the German, Nigerian and British governments have agreed to build a museum in Edo State to house all returned Benin Bronzes.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Ekiti auto accident claims seven lives, many injured

The Police Command in Ekiti confirmed that seven people lost their lives, while many other passengers sustained injuries in an auto accident along Ilumoba-Aisegba road in Ekiti on Tuesday.
Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
The Netherlands had every reason to step down a couple of gears but instead upped their pace thanks to a fine display by speedy forward Donyell Malen in Monday’s 3-0 win over North Macedonia, advancing their claims to be genuine Euro 2020 contenders.

Euro 2020: Donyell Malen adds extra dimension to potent Dutch attack

The Netherlands had every reason to step down a couple of gears but instead upped their pace thanks to a fine display by speedy forward Donyell Malen in Monday’s 3-0 win over North Macedonia, advancing their claims to be genuine Euro 2020 contenders.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: No school is safe until Nigerian government negotiates with bandits

A respected Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has said there are about 100,000 armed bandits in the North-West alone.
Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital, his office said Monday.

Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda to be buried on July 7

Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda will be buried on 7 July, three weeks after he died aged 97, the presidency announced on Monday.
Phil Foden's performances at international level have been adversely affected by his style of play at Manchester City according to Wayne Rooney, who insists that the England star is not a dribbler.

Euro 2020: Phil Foden hits back at Gareth Southgate’s critics

Phil Foden has defended Gareth Southgate after the England manager was criticised for his side’s spluttering start at Euro 2020.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Three students dead after Kebbi school kidnapping – principal

Three children have died following a school kidnapping of 94 students and eight staff in northwest Nigeria this week, the establishment’s principal said on Sunday.
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar. Under pressure from grassroots activists the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) is holding an extraordinary congress to decide whether to pass up football's showpiece event.

Norway’s football clubs to decide whether to boycott World Cup

Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Harry Kane insists that neither a lack of fitness nor speculation over his future at Tottenham have been the reasons for his disappointing start to Euro 2020.

Harry Kane dismisses Euros fitness fears

Harry Kane has shrugged off fears that he is not fully fit for England at Euro 2020, insisting he felt “as good as he has all season” against both Croatia and Scotland.
One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

Kebbi students ‘rescued’ as scores of bandits killed

Three days after the violent kidnap of more than 80 students, a majority of them girls, and five teachers at the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, federal troops late yesterday night were believed to have rescued the rest of the kidnapped victims.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.

Barcelona star suffers injury blow during France’s draw vs Hungary

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.
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JAMB 2021 UTME commences nationwide

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Saturday commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country, with first batch of candidates sitting for the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination.
The musician, Augustine Kelechi, otherwise known as Tekno, was seen in a viral video dancing with the semi-clad women on Friday and spraying them with money, hitting them in the buttocks, an act which many Nigerians described as obscene.

Tekno: Why I can’t be with one woman

The ace singer who has a child with his colleague, Lola Rae, noted that although he wants to be with one woman for the rest of his life, there are so many beautiful women around the world.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke and AS Roma gaffer Jose Mourinho have praised the performance of Billy Gilmour as Scotland fought hard to earn a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley Stadium on Friday.

Steve Clarke, Jose Mourinho hail Scotland’s Billy Gilmour

Scotland manager Steve Clarke and AS Roma gaffer Jose Mourinho have praised the performance of Billy Gilmour as Scotland fought hard to earn a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley Stadium on Friday.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Summer Series: Super Falcons return to base

The Nigerian delegation to the just concluded Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series which took place in Houston and Austin in Texas, United States, have arrived the country.
Former Arsenal star, Ashley Cole, has revealed why he’s impressed with left-back Kieran Tierney’s style of play.

Kieran Tierney close to new five-year Arsenal deal

The Isle of Man-born left-back has been a key figure for the Gunners since his arrival in 2019, impressing across successive campaigns for Mikel Arteta's side.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.

Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets could play vs Poland – Span boss

Spain captain Sergio Busquets could play against Poland on Saturday despite only just returning to the squad after 12 days in quarantine, coach Luis Enrique said.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor: Why I sacked 99 political appointees

Gov. Nasir El’ Rufai of Kaduna said he has sacked 99 of his political appointees as part of ongoing right sizing of the workforce in the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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 vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA) has asked African governments to seek ways of improving their health care systems rather than relying on Europe, America and other continents as witnessed during the period of COVID-19.

Coalition urges Nigeria, others not to depend on Europe for healthcare

Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA) has asked African governments to seek ways of improving their health care systems rather than relying on Europe, America and other continents as witnessed during the period of COVID-19.
Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises.
FILE PHOTO - A gas station attendant pumps fuel into a customer's car at the NNPC Mega petrol station in Abuja, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

IMF: Nigeria’s renewed use of fuel subsidies a concern

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it was concerned by Nigeria’s move to renew fuel subsidies and urged the government to continue efforts to unify its exchange rates.
Iran's outgoing President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speak to the media after their meeting in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Hardline judge wins landslide in Iran presidential vote amid low turnout

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured a landslide victory on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.
Holland captain Wijnaldum was on the scoresheet on their opening Euro 2020 game against Ukraine. Pool via REUTERS-Olaf Kraak

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent reveals how PSG beat Barcelona to his signature

Georginio Wijnaldum spent a while being one of Barcelona's main priorities. However, PSG eventually overtook the Catalan side in the race for his signature. His agent Humphry Nijman revealed in his podcast 'Here we go' how the French side managed to secure his signing in the final moments.