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Abdulmumini Jibrin seeks reconciliation with APC leaders ahead bye-election

Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa is making frantic efforts to settle his differences with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kano state ahead of the Saturday’s bye-election in his constituency.
A C-130 Hercules plane called Thor drops water during a flight in Australia.

Plane fighting Australia wildfires crashes, killing three people

Every member on board the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker died in the crash after the aircraft lost contact in the Snowy Monaro region of the Australian state, two hours south of the capital, Canberra.

NAF: We’re not recruiting

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is not conducting any recruitment and urged prospective applicants to be wary of fraudsters.
Megan Watling and Sasha-Lee Heekes wanted to get married at the Beloftebos venue in Stanford but were told that venue was off-limits because of their sexual orientation.

South African wedding venue refuses to host lesbian couple ceremony

A wedding venue in South Africa is refusing to host a ceremony for a lesbian couple because of its Christian beliefs, sparking a row in the only African country to permit gay marriage.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Rivers: Governor Wike did not insult PDP

Rivers State Government has denied reports in the social media that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against Supreme Court’s verdict on Emeka Ihedioha, the former governor of Imo State.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Super Eagles’ Instagram hacked ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup draw

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have suffered a setback after the three-time AFCON champions’ official Instagram account was hacked ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC: No mobile registration code for national ID card

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Tuesday said there is no mobile phone code to register for the country’s identity card for citizens.

Report: African countries lost over $2 billion to Internet shutdowns

Twelve African economies lost out on over $2.16bn in economic activity last year due to Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns, according to a new report.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Juventus stars working on Paul Pogba to quit Manchester United via WhatsApp

Juventus players are working on Paul Pogba over a move away from Manchester United.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has laud his side for the hard fought victory over Fatih Karagumruk SK in the Turkish first division league game on Sunday.

Shehu Abdullahi happy with Bursaspor first win of the year

Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has laud his side for the hard fought victory over Fatih Karagumruk SK in the Turkish first division league game on Sunday.
Ashley Young has completed his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan on a six-month deal, with an option to extend for a further year.

Manchester United skipper Ashley Young joins Inter Milan on initial six-month deal

Ashley Young has completed his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan on a six-month deal, with an option to extend for a further year.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) meets with Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk in Kiev on January 17, 2020. President Zelensky on Friday refused to accept the resignation of the country’s prime minister, saying he wanted to give Oleksiy Goncharuk “a second chance”. HO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP

Ukraine president rejects premier’s resignation over leaked recording

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a “second chance” and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state’s grasp of economics.
A 23-year-old teacher, Omolola Ajayi, said to have been trafficked to Lebanon, has been rescued by the Nigerian government after her video calling for help went viral on social media.

Nigerian woman trafficked to Lebanon arrives in Abuja

Omolola Ajayi, the 23-year-old Nigerian woman recently suspected to have been trafficked to Lebanon has arrived in Abuja and handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Friday.

Benue: We’re yet to conclude negotiations on new minimum wage

The Benue State Government on Friday said negotiations on the N30,000 new minimum wage for workers in the state had not been concluded.

Police, car owner disagree over mechanic’s death in cell

Rivers State police command has said it has confirmed that an auto mechanic identified as Chima Ikwunado, died in police custody at the E-Crack in Mile Port Harcourt.
Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, Uganda who was earlier reported to have ‘mistakenly’ married a man has been charged to court along with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera.

Imam ‘mistakenly’ marries man, charged to court

Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, Uganda who was earlier reported to have ‘mistakenly’ married a man has been charged to court along with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera.
Oluseyi Makinde, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Mayegun Oladejo

Governor Makinde: We establish Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector

Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday January 15, 2020 declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Groups fault police brutality accusation against DPO in Delta

Two groups, Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) Delta state branch, and Warri Urban Security Network (WUSN), have absolved the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ekpan Division, SP Asanaenyi Ibok, of an allegation of brutality levelled against him by an aggrieved citizen.

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Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is a target for former club Valencia. Getty - Contributor

La Liga side ‘line up transfer’ for Man City centre-back

La Liga side Valencia are ‘weighing up a move’ to bring Man City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi back to the Mestalla Stadium, report The Sun.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Lawyer’s absence stalls Femi Fani-Kayode’s ‘N5.9 billion fraud’ trial

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned the trial of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, due to the absence of one of the defence lawyers.
Super Eagles prospect, Sebastian Osigwe has backed Gernot Rohr’s men to qualify for Qatar 2022 and reiterated his desire to represent Nigeria ahead of Switzerland

Sebastian Osigwe: It’ll be a dream to play for Super Eagles

Super Eagles prospect Sebastian Osigwe has backed Gernot Rohr’s men to qualify for Qatar 2022 and reiterated his desire to represent Nigeria ahead of Switzerland.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: Shi’ites can’t be reason for US visa restriction on Nigeria

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Sherif vs Atiku: Court adjourns custody hearing to January 27

Hearing in the case instituted by Maryam Sherif, divorced wife of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, for custody of their children, has been adjourned to Monday 27th January 2020.