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Marketers call for clampdown on depot owners to avoid petrol scarcity

The National President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Fari, on Thursday called on Federal Government to clampdown on private depot owners who are selling above approved ex-depot price to avoid petrol scarcity.
Halimatu Ayinde has set her sights on scoring more goals in 2021 following her matchwinner in Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan.

Super Falcons: Halima Ayinde welcomes Randy Waldrum’s plan to inject young players

Super Falcons midfielder Halima Ayinde has welcomed the decision of the team’s new coach, Randy Waldrum, to expand the player pool to let in younger players into the team.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Royal Spring Palm fracas: Suspect slumps in court, as 14 ex-Imo governor’s aides get...

An Owerri magistrate court was thrown into confusion when one of the fourteen suspects named Darling Ibekwe surprisingly lost consciousness and slumped while being arraigned before the court.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT task force seal off clubs over violation of coronavirus protocols

The FCT Administration Task Force on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols has sealed two commercial outlets in Karu, an Abuja suburb, over violation of COVID-19 protocols.
RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as head of WTO

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to make history as WTO chief

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.
L-R Permanent Secretary Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, Managing Director Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), COO West Africa Energy, Lolade Oresanwo, Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones and Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello during a visit to the WestAfrica ENRG facility at the Igando landfill site over the weekend.

Britain endorses more foreign direct investments into Lagos

The British Government over the weekend gave a seal of approval for more foreign investments in Lagos, as plans get underway for the take-off of the first waste to energy plant in the State.
There were talks making the rounds that the job of Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was hanging by a thread after some disappointing results including the semi-final exit from the Coppa Italia in midweek.

Napoli deal Juventus a title-chasing blow

However, neither appeared possible. They were to achieve that tall order against the Serie A champions Juventus, that had won nine of their last 11 games in all competitions and boasted an unyielding defense. And, they were to overcome such daunting challenge without key players like Belgian striker Dries Mertens and Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr visited the Teslim Balogun Stadium for inspection ahead of Nigeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr storms Lagos to inspect Teslim Balogun

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr visited the Teslim Balogun Stadium for inspection ahead of Nigeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.

Imo polytechnic students battle landlord, caretaker over death of colleague

Students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo state, have intensified moves to shut down Ezinwanne lodge, after a first year student of building technology, Anthony Chinweotito Emmanuel, was alleged to have been beaten by his caretaker, one Daniel Okufuwa, into coma and subsequently died in the hospital after five days.

Expert: FGM can cause cerebral palsy, intellectual disability on babies

Dr Sylvia Anthony-Eweputanna, a pediatrician at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is capable of causing cerebral palsy, intellectual disability and others as complication of perinatal asphyxia on babies.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA seals clinic over conduct of ‘illegal coronavirus tests’

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement Taskforce on Friday sealed a private clinic over alleged illegal conduct of Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and issuance of fake certificates to intending international travellers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst syndicate impersonating CBN officials

The Police in Lagos, in a joint operation with the Edo State Command, have nabbed the mastermind behind the syndicate group impersonating the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia January 31, 2021. REUTERS-Yuri Maltsev

Russia detains over 1,000 at protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Police detained more than 1,000 people and broke up rallies in Moscow and across Russia on Sunday as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets to protest his jailing, despite biting cold and the threat of arrest.
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia January 31, 2021. REUTERS-Yuri Maltsev

Russian police detain over 450 at protests against jailed Kremlin critic Navalny’s jailing

Police detained more than 450 people at rallies in Siberia and Russia’s Far East on Sunday as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets to protest his jailing, despite biting cold and the threat of arrest.
Ahmed Musa

West Brom boss confirms Ahmed Musa interest

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club’s interest in Ahmed Musa, who is a free agent.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat asks privileges committee to sanction senior advocate

Seplat Petroleum Development Company has asked the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) and the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to sanction a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Ogunba, for alleged gross misconduct and unethical practices contrary to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007.
On Saturday, former two-weight world champion Irish mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, was left stunned on his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as his American opponent, Dustin Poirier, defeated him resoundingly in their UFC 257 rematch.

Dustin Poirier earns sweet revenge against Conor McGregor with shocking win in UFC rematch

On Saturday, former two-weight world champion Irish mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, was left stunned on his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as his American opponent, Dustin Poirier, defeated him resoundingly in their UFC 257 rematch.
Instead, Riley Williams, 22, was seeking to escape what her attorney, federal public defender Lori J. Ulrich, described as an abusive relationship with the ex-boyfriend whose tip had focused investigators’ attention in her direction.

Woman blames ex-lover for stealing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot

A lawyer for the Harrisburg woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Capitol riot has accused her ex-boyfriend whose tip had focused investigators’ attention in her direction.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka: Bishop Kukah’s comments not to denigrate Islam

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said no part of the comment made by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, against President Muhammadu Buhari denigrated Islam.
Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat (front R), who led the Israeli delegation, and U.S. White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner are seen during a visit to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020. REUTERS-Shereen Talaat-File Photo

Donald Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work – official

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters.

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Twitter is looking into adding subscription options to become less dependent on targeted ads, Bloomberg reported Monday. Several teams are apparently in the early stages of researching different approaches.

Twitter opens its audio chat room Spaces to Android users

Twitter introduced a limited version of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. While any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Bauchi, Benue governors reconcile in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab five ‘armed robbers’, recover fire arms in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.

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At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said.

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said

U.S. will impose public health measures for DRC, Guinea travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will impose new public health requirements for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola, the agency said on Monday.

APC urges INEC to restore eight state constituencies in Oyo

The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore the state eight constituencies in line with a Federal High Court Judgment.
A view shows the Grand Immaculate Church, ahead of the planned visit of Pope Francis to Iraq, in Qaraqosh, Iraq February 23, 2021. Picture taken February 23, 2021. Picture taken with a drone REUTERS-Thaier al-Sudani

Clergy lead a rare Christian revival in Iraqi town welcoming pope

As Islamic State fighters advanced across northern Iraq in 2014, Mazen Shemes’ nine-year-old son was killed by a mortar. The family had to bury him quickly before fleeing the same night, along with thousands of other Christian families.
Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.

Tottenham boss: Gareth Bale has no more psychological problems

Mourinho said the Welsh superstar’s goal against Wolfsberger in the Europa League on Wednesday shows he is finally playing with freedom again.