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Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are ready for an acid test of their revival under his leadership as the Champions League hopefuls head to Arsenal on Sunday at the start of a tough run of games.

Everton face stern test of Carlo Ancelotti-led revival

Ancelotti’s side has taken 17 points from his eight Premier League matches in charge — a return bettered only by runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool (24) over the same period — and have moved from 15th to ninth since the Italian arrived in December.
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 build recreational centre for retirees

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has unveiled plans by his administration to build a recreational and wellness centre with modern facilities for senior citizens in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Sudan said Wednesday that two soldiers were killed as government forces crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan.

Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents

Five people, including two soldiers, were killed as Sudanese troops crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan, officials and medics said Wednesday.
Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Willie Walsh quits as British Airways chief

Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has called on students and youths to imbibe the habit of saving, stressing that it would make them financially responsible and stable.

Ecobank chief urges youths to embrace savings culture

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has called on students and youths to imbibe the habit of saving, stressing that it would make them financially responsible and stable.

Federal government dismisses alleged mass recall of ambassadors

The Federal Government has dismissed reports claiming that there was a mass recall of ambassadors.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger spends N20 billion on pensions, gratuities

The Niger State Government has said that it has expended well over N20 billion on the payment of pensions and retirement benefits to retirees in the state in the last four years.

Jigawa governor appoints new head of civil service

Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has confirmed the appointment of Mr Hussaini Kila as substantive State’s Head of the Civil Service.
Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in the next couple of years

Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US Supreme Court’s eldest justice and a stalwart of its liberal wing, was admitted to the hospital with chills and fever, the court announced Saturday.

US Supreme Court justice treated for chills, fever

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US Supreme Court’s eldest justice and a stalwart of its liberal wing, was admitted to the hospital with chills and fever, the court announced Saturday.
An inmate of Oko Medium Correctional Center, in Benin, Edo State, Victor Ogunsuyi, who had spent more than 13 years awaiting trial, was on Wednesday set free by the State Chief Judge, Justice Esohe Ikpomwen.

Edo chief judge frees four inmates from Oko custodial centre

Justice (Mrs) Esohe Ikpomwen, Edo Chief Judge, has set free four inmates from Medium Security Custodial Centre, Oko, Benin City, 16 days to her retirement from service.
Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.

Cancer specialist killed by stage four prostate cancer

Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Analysts anticipate stock market rally after OMO restriction

The decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict individuals and local firms, non-bank financial institutions inclusive, from investing in its open market operations (OMO) auctions may end up providing a welcome boost to one of the world’s worst-performing stock markets, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo governor appoints new Head of Service

The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed a new Head of Service, Chibuzor Iwuagwu.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Aisha Dahir-Umar: PenCom’s priority is to pay retirees, not investment

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Wednesday said its priority is the payment of retirement benefits as and when due.

Mike Okiro leads eight former IGPs to resolve IGP, Police commission’s feud

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and immediate past chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, on Thursday led eight former IGPs who held peace talk with IGP Mohammed Adamu and PSC chairman, former IGP Musiliu Smith.

Only 1.78% Nigerian workforce captured in pension net

Only 1.78 per cent Nigerian workforce is captured in the pension pot of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and have a secured life after retirement, a report obtained by newsmen has shown.
Pigeon-enthusiast Joël Verschoot poses on September 4, 2019 at the “Verschoot Pigeons Loft” in Ingelmunster, Belgium. Belgian pigeon breeder Joel Verschoot could probably have settled down to a comfortable retirement in March after he sold the world’s most expensive racer. Armando the pigeon won worldwide headlines and netted Verschoot 1.25-million euros ($1.4-million) when he won over Chinese buyers in an online auction. Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Joel Verschoot, the man with the million-euro pigeon

Belgian pigeon breeder Joel Verschoot could probably have settled down to a comfortable retirement in March after he sold the world’s most expensive racer.

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Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
Opponents to the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clash with supporters of the CAA, at Bhajanpura area of New Delhi on February 24, 2020 ahead of US President arrival in New Delhi. – Fresh clashes raged in New Delhi in protests over a contentious citizenship law on February 24, hours ahead of a visit to the Indian capital by US President Donald Trump. India has seen weeks of demonstrations and violence since a new citizenship law — that critics say discriminates against Muslims — came into force in December. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.

Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.