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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor appoints new state television boss

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed a multimedia guru, Mr Olatunde Oyeyiola, as the new General Manager of Kwara Television.
2. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

NFF: We’ll keep Super Eagles busy with quality international friendly games

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, has assured that they will engage the Super Eagles with quality international friendly games ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA sets terms for moving Champions League final from Turkey to England

As the UEFA Champions League finalists Chelsea and Manchester United, both from the English Premier League, continue their preparations ahead of the third meeting in their season-long trilogy at home and in Europe, plans are afoot to decide on the venue for the final as Istanbul, which was scheduled to host this year’s UCL last match, comes under COVID-19 scrutiny.
Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.

Liverpool boss expects strong Manchester United squad in rearranged game amid fixture pile-up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he expects Manchester United to field a strong squad in Thursday’s rearranged Premier League fixture despite the Old Trafford club’s hectic schedule.
Sergio Ramos has suffered a fresh injury setback at Real Madrid and now faces a race against time to figure for the club again as his contract runs down.

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos suffers fresh injury setback

Sergio Ramos has suffered a fresh injury setback at Real Madrid and now faces a race against time to figure for the club again as his contract runs down.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government establishes 20 new marriage registries

The Federal Government has established 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country in a bid to bring Federal Marriage Registry closer to the grassroots.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United’s punishing schedule after his side advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, calling it “physically impossible” for his team.

Manchester United boss blasts tight schedule after reaching Europa League final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United’s punishing schedule after his side advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, calling it “physically impossible” for his team.
If you look across the Premier League, you’d be flat out to find a player in top form like Leicester City frontman Kelechi Ihenacho. He’s burst onto the scene over the last month for the Foxes, playing a key part in the side’s Champions League hopes.

Kelechi Iheanacho single-handedly keeping Leicester City’s Champions League aspirations alive

If you look across the Premier League, you’d be flat out to find a player in top form like Leicester City frontman Kelechi Ihenacho. He’s burst onto the scene over the last month for the Foxes, playing a key part in the side’s Champions League hopes.
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US to prioritise student visa applicants

The United States Mission has said it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this Fall get visa interview appointments well in advance of their program start date.

Ibom Air, Dana Airline seal interline agreement

After so many years of pushing by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian carriers Dana Air and Ibom Air yesterday reached agreement on the first interline/codeshare deal between both domestic airlines.

INEC: Prosecution of electoral offenders most challenging task

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the prosecution of electoral offenders has been one of the most challenging tasks for the commission since its establishment.
The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.

Minifootball: Nigeria set to host 20-nation tourney

The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea boss faults Champions League reforms

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has launched a scathing attack on the new Champions League format, saying coaches and players had not been consulted on plans to add more games to an already packed schedule.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

Minister denies offering EFCC boss $350,000 bribe

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed with wave of hand, the speculation that he offered the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa, a bribe of $350,000.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Senator Akpabio: EFCC did not detain me

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to what he called a defamatory article written by an online medium, titled: “How EFCC detained Godswill Akpabio for two hours after attempting to bribe Agency Chairman with $350,000.” He said the report “is false.”
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines commences scheduled flights to Port Harcourt

An official statement issued Tuesday, by the airline signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu stated that the inaugural flight to Port Harcourt will depart the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos state at 1.30pm.

FCT councils poll: ADC wants INEC to reconsider timetable

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconsider its timetable and schedule of activities for the FCT Area Councils election, scheduled for Feb. 12, 2022.

INEC vows to sanction parties over acrimonious primaries, congresses

Not impressed with the rancorous outcome of political parties congresses and primary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to blacklist erring parties from its books.

Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to salvage their troubled Premier League season with a late bid to finish in the top four.

Liverpool boss: It’s top four finish or nothing

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has declared that the team must finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

APC fixes date for Anambra guber primary, pegs form at N22.5 million

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed its Governorship primary election for Anambra state for June 26, pegging its Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at N22.5 million for aspirants.

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The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor inaugurates NYSC governing board

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the state governing board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The dearth of learning spaces and other facilities in Government Secondary School, GSS, Wokkos, Pankshin local government area of Plateau State is worsened further as a rainstorm on Saturday destroyed classrooms and staff offices in the school.

Over 200 staff, student stranded as rainstorm wrecks Plateau school

The dearth of learning spaces and other facilities in Government Secondary School, GSS, Wokkos, Pankshin local government area of Plateau State is worsened further as a rainstorm on Saturday destroyed classrooms and staff offices in the school.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Thailand reports new daily record of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections

Thailand hit a new daily record with the discovery of nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
Fritz Keller has resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB) following controversial comments.

German FA president resigns after Nazi comments

Fritz Keller has resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB) following controversial comments.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

2023 Presidency: I’m not interested – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said his attention has been drawn to a website that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilising support for him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

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Police in Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a midwife reportedly mishandled a woman in labour and the baby’s head was pulled off.

Gynecologist denies belief that most babies are born at night

Dr Benedict Ekaidem, a Consultant Gynecologist and Reproductive Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja has denied the belief that more babies are born at night.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Nigerian government set to prosecute 400 Boko Haram financiers

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday, said the Federal Government would prosecute 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo PDP: Governor Obaseki meets SWC, review position on party leaderships dissolution

Apparently upset by the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where it was resolved that the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level would be dissolved to accommodate his loyalists who came with him from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Godwin Obaseki it was gathered may have beat a retreat as he met with State Working Committee (SWC) in government house on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - Representations of virtual currency bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

New digital currency exchange unveiled in Lagos

A new mobile app that allows instant exchange of crypto currency with the naira and other currencies in the globe has debuted in Lagos, courtesy of Tradefada Nigeria Limited.
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

NFF supremo: Super Eagles will be kept busy in coming months

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that the Super Eagles will be kept busy with international friendly games ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.