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The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Tuesday, pledged to help rebuild the Sasa Market, Ibadan, which was burnt down in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the market last week.

Ibadan crisis: Nigerian government to help rebuild Sasa market – NGF

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Tuesday, pledged to help rebuild the Sasa Market, Ibadan, which was burnt down in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the market last week.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he feels for Pep Guardiola and his players after Manchester City were banned from UEFA competition for two seasons.

Manchester City boss expects Jurgen Klopp to bounce back

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola offered his support to Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the Reds' downturn in form led to rumours the German could walk away from the Premier League champions.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk blamed his side’s Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal on their profligate finishing.

RB Leipzig boss praises ‘world class’ Liverpool ahead of Champions League tie

Julian Nagelsmann has opened up on what RB Leipzig must do this evening as he prepares his side to face a ‘world class’ Liverpool side in the Champions League last 16.
Malek Salem al-Mejae, who says he lost his leg in the 2011 revolution, takes a group photograph with his friends as he prepares for his wedding in Misrata, Libya February 4, 2021. Picture taken February 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ayman Al-Sahili

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising.
Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected terrorist in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.

Cameroon arrests troops, police suspected of ‘torture’

Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected "terrorist" in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.
“If others do not fulfil their obligations by Feb. 21, the government is obliged to suspend the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

Iran says it will end snap IAEA inspections if nuclear deal terms not met

Iran said on Monday it will block snap inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog this month if other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal fail to fulfil their obligations, a challenge to U.S. President Joe Biden’s hope of reviving the accord.
Harry Maguire insists nobody at Manchester United has “even thought about the Europa League” as the Red Devils prepare to enter the Champions League’s last-chance saloon.

Harry Maguire ‘fed up’ with Manchester United critics

Harry Maguire is “fed up” with critics of Victor Lindelof and Manchester United’s defence, with the Red Devils skipper claiming a “blatant foul” denied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side another three points at West Brom.

Oyo violence: 20 buried in Ibadan

At least 11 people have been buried on Sunday in the aftermath of Friday’s altercation between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate trial

The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump by 57-43 in his second impeachment trial which ended on Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will renew hostilities in London this evening as Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to take on Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Pep Guardiola reveals ‘good relationship’ with Jose Mourinho despite rivalry

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola says he has a "good relationship" with Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho, despite the historic rivalry between the pair.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Insecurity: Benue governor deserves commendation, not vilification – Middle Belt group

The Middle Belt Movement for Justice and Peace, MBMJP, yesterday, said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State deserved commendation and not attack by pro-Buhari groups for his call on the president to take urgent steps to address the worsening insecurity in the country.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

Lagos government moves to abort Lekki tollgate protests

The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally

Ogun high school pupils block highway over colleague’s death

Pupils of United Comprehensive High School, Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday morning, blocked the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Kelechi Iheanacho's header sent Leicester City into the FA quarter-finals for the second time in a row as they pipped Percy Tau's Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 on Wednesday.

Brighton boss: Leicester City were just lucky at King Power

Kelechi Iheanacho’s winner in the final minute of stoppage time sent the Foxes into the quarter-final draw and avoided extra-time following a largely drab tie at the King Power Stadium.
Zinedine Zidane has been clear that he wants Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez to all extend their stay at Real Madrid beyond June 30, yet while an agreement has been reached with the Croatian, there is no deal in place with the two Spaniards.

Real Madrid give up on new deal for Sergio Ramos

The 34-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation as he runs down the final few months of his contract, with a number of Premier League sides being linked with a swoop for the 100-goal centre-back.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

#EndSARS: Delta rebuilds high court complex burnt during protests

The Delta Government on Tuesday, unveiled the rebuilt High Court Complex in Asaba which was burnt down during the #EndSARS protests of 2020.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., February 10, 2021. Alex Brandon-Pool via REUTERS

Presidents Biden and Xi hold first phone call amid tense U.S.-China relations

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first telephone call as leaders, with Biden saying a free and open Indo-Pacific was a priority and Xi warning confrontation would be a ‘disaster’ for both nations.
Erling Haaland may be only 20 and in the middle of his first full season at Borussia Dortmund, but Lothar Matthaus believes the time has already come for the striking sensation to move on.

Chelsea boss reacts to Erling Haaland, Dayot Upamecano links

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has attempted to distance his side from talk linking them with a move for Dayot Upamecano and Erling Haaland.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government to meet SSANU, NASU over dispute in earned allowances’ sharing

The meeting is to try and resolve the raging dispute between unions in the country’s university system — the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Institutions (NASU) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) — over the sharing formula for the N40 billion earned allowances recently approved by the federal government.

My husband is HIV positive – woman tells court

A housewife, Martha Ojo, on Wednesday prayed a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage to husband, Moses, because he was HIV positive.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook to test cutting back on political posts in the News Feed

Facebook plans to test how people respond to seeing fewer posts about politics in the News Feed. Starting this week, Facebook will “temporarily reduce” political posts for a “small percentage” of people in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia, with a test in the US following some weeks later. The tests will continue for the next few months.
Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a statue of former President George Washington, before the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Al Drago

US Senate votes to continue with Donald Trump impeachment

The US Senate has found that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, allowing full proceedings to begin.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara governor: Jangebe schoolgirls not yet released

The students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are still with their captors, the state government has said.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari urged to be ruthless with bandits

Against the backdrop of rising murders and kidnappings in the country, the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to be ruthless with bandits in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS: Why we arrested Kano governor’s ex-aide

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor: Eziukwu cemetery road’ll be recovered under my watch

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that the on-going Eziukwu Cemetery Road which has been abandoned for close to three decades would be fully recovered under his watch.
Fulham picked up another point in their quest for survival but could have taken all three after bossing a goalless draw with a Palace side devoid of inspiration.

Fulham dominate Palace in Selhurst Park stalemate

Fulham picked up another point in their quest for survival but could have taken all three after bossing a goalless draw with a Palace side devoid of inspiration.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.

Crypto ban: SEC, CBN to commence market research

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have agreed to collaborate and conduct research with a view to finding ways of regulating the Cryptocurrency market.
Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi governor embarks on peace tour of Fulani communities

As part of efforts to sustain the peace and security of lives and property, the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagugu has engaged top clerics to preach a message of love and togetherness among Fulani communities in the state.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.

Robert Lewandowski discusses potential move to MLS

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has said he knows a lot about MLS but wouldn't be drawn on a possible move to North America in the future.
London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea will do battle in the fourth round of this season’s Carabao Cup, it has been confirmed.

No fans for Carabao Cup at Wembley April 25

Return of fans to the stadium is part of the road map out of lockdown expected be published today according to sportsmail, but it is considered that too early to cover the Carabao cup as government remains cautious about lifting the lockdown.