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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

NDDC: Group raps IYC over ‘attack’ on Rivers governor

A group, Niger Delta Peace Volunteers, Eastern Niger Delta Zone, has upbraided the Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, for its attack on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and described a statement credited to the IYC which stated that Governor Wike cannot stop a protest against NDDC in Rivers State, as provocative.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 15

Evelyn Akhator: D’Tigress will be ready for interesting run despite toughest Olympic draws

Nigeria’s D’Tigress and Flammes Carolo of France forward Evelyn Akhator has stated that she is sure of the ability of the Nigeria women basketball national team to compete and stand their own against any team after drawing what she described as the toughest group of the Women basketball events at the Tokyo Olympics.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: Nigerian government has given up on fight against corruption

The Nobel Laureate said this on Wednesday on AIT’s Kakaaki, adding that the system has been so corrupted that cases are stretched out into silence by all kinds of technicalities.

Seven killed as NURTW members clash in Ebonyi motor park

Seven people have been confirmed dead, with several others sustaining injuries, in a clash between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Effium Motor Park in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi State.
Coca-Cola has appointed Alfred Olajide as it’s new vice president and managing director for its Nigeria operations

Alfred Olajide named new Coca-Cola Nigeria chief

Commenting on his appointment, Olajide said: “These are very exciting times for the global Coca-Cola business, and I look forward to contributing my own quota to a business I love so much, especially at such an interesting time as this”.
An illustration of Neom, which will be built in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province. Courtesy of Neom.com

Saudi Arabia launches city ‘with zero cars, zero streets, zero carbon emissions’

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced Sunday the launch of an eco-city “with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions” at its futuristic NEOM mega development.
Arsenal duo David Luiz and Dani Ceballos were reportedly involved in a furious training ground bust-up during the international break which led to the on loan Real Madrid midfielder drawing blood.

Mikel Arteta at centre of training ground clash between Dani Ceballos, David Luiz

The Daily Mail says Luiz and Ceballos clashed in training eight days ago, needing to be pulled apart by manager Arteta after a challenge from the latter sparked the bust-up.
'The Athletic' and various other sources say that in the middle of an Arsenal training session, David Luiz and Dani Ceballos got into an argument that ended with the Spaniard's nose being injured after the Brazilian hit him.

David Luiz accused of hitting Dani Ceballos in training

'The Athletic' and various other sources say that in the middle of an Arsenal training session, David Luiz and Dani Ceballos got into an argument that ended with the Spaniard's nose being injured after the Brazilian hit him. The Real Madrid player denied the news on his Twitter account.
Arsenal duo David Luiz and Dani Ceballos were reportedly involved in a furious training ground bust-up during the international break which led to the on loan Real Madrid midfielder drawing blood.

Arsenal stars David Luiz, Dani Ceballos involved in training ground bust-up

Arsenal duo David Luiz and Dani Ceballos were reportedly involved in a furious training ground bust-up during the international break which led to the on loan Real Madrid midfielder drawing blood.
Popular Chicago rapper, Dayvon Daquan Bennett, popularly known as King Von, has been gunned down in a shooting incident in Atlanta. He was aged 26.

American rapper King Von killed in Atlanta

Popular Chicago rapper Dayvon Daquan Bennett, popularly known as King Von, has been gunned down in a shooting incident in Atlanta. He was aged 26.
Team Nigeria at the African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won four gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the end of the competition on Sunday.

Team Nigeria wins 11 medals at African track championship

Team Nigeria at the African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won four gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the end of the competition on Sunday. The championship which began on Thursday...

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Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

Serie A: Romelu Lukaku helps Inter pull seven points clear

Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and then set up a second as Inter Milan beat Genoa 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

NAS demands end to bandits’ attack on Nigeria

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has berated the Federal Government and states in Northern Nigeria for allowing bandits free reign in the region.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume urges President Buhari to issue executive order on unexplained wealth

Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an Executive Order to activate the Unexplained Wealth Act and make the work of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) more efficient.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government partners Crown Flour Mills to boost wheat production

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Crown Flour Mills to expand the capacity for wheat production in the country.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probe AGF over N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from foreign, domestic debts

The Accountant General of the Federation is expected to furnish the House of Representatives with financial statement on the utilisation of the N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from the foreign and domestic debts raised by Debt Management Office.

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Nigerian government secures €400,000 grant to kick off livestock transformation plan in four states

The Federal Government, yesterday announced securing €400,000 grant to kick off National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, in four states.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government celebrates rising price of crude oil in the global market

The federal government has described as a welcome development, the rising price of crude oil in the global market, saying, “this is a good omen for Nigeria”.
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.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.

Paul Onuachu scores again but not playing at his best

Paul Onuachu may have scored his 24th league goal this season, but he was far from his best in a crucial 2-1 win at Charleroi.
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Stanbic IBTC offers low-interest agric loans

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to the growth of Nigeria’s agriculture sector by supporting farmers and other players in the agricultural value chain.