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Plateau council chief urges governor to bring more development to his zone

The Chairman of Langtang North local government area of Plateau State, Ubandoma Joshua has urged the State Governor, Simon Lalong, to follow the footstep of his predecessor, Jonah Jang, and develop the southern zone of the State where Lalong hails from.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, says it is partnering the Nigerian Navy to ensure effective service delivery and security of its Floating Mega Stations (FMS) across the Niger Delta region of the country.

NNPC floating petrol stations abandoned in Bayelsa

Floating petrol stations built on the Niger Delta waterways by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ease maritime transport have been abandoned by the corporation.
Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,

Ethiopia’s electoral agency sets tentative date for elections

Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt forum criticise federal government declaration

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the federal government to declare Amotekun, a security outfit set up by South-west governments, illegal.
Two airmen who died recently at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, have been identified as Airmen First Class Xavier Leaphart and Aziess Whitehurst, Air Force officials announced on Sunday.

Two US airmen found dead at Germany base

The men, both aged 20, “were found unresponsive in a dorm room” in the early evening of January 9, the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spangdahlem airbase in western Germany said in a statement.
Plateau United striker Silas Nenrot has stated that he hopes his side can maintain their current position till the end of the season or stay top on the final day of the league season as the team current sit top 3 pts clear of second placed Lobi stars.

NPFL: Plateau, Lobi face stern home tests on Matchday 14

Joint table-toppers Plateau United and Lobi Stars have tough home ties to negotiate on Sunday as the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season enters MatchDay 14.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni commends NNPC’s plan to site mega station in Ile-Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has commended the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on its plan to site a mega station in Ile-Ife.
Nnia Nwodo

Amotekun will clear existing threats in SouthWest – Ohanaeze chief

President Ohaneze Nd’Igbo, John Nwodo, has commended the South-West governors for initiating and implementing the take-off of Amotekun in Southwest Nigeria.

2023: Cleric advises Southeast politicians to perish Igbo presidency

Spiritual head of Soul Revival Ministry, Okpuno-Egbu, Nnewi, Anambra state, Pastor Iyke Uzukwu on Sunday advised politicians of Igbo extraction to jettison the 2023 presidential ambition.
Illustrative- An Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 27, 2019. (Abed Rahim Khatib-Flash90)

Israel hits Gaza after rocket from Hamas forces Benjamin Netanyahu off-stage

The Israeli Air Force conducted retaliatory strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after a rocket was launched from the embattled area into Israel, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be rushed off stage to safety during a campaign event.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnapped Cross River NLC chairman released

The Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Cross River chapter, Ben Ukpepi, has regained freedom from his abductors.

Plateau PDP chieftain cautions mischief makers over ‘crisis’ in party

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang, has cautioned those giving the impression of crisis in the Party in the State to desist.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 4

Gombe governor flags-off N3. 7 billion 21km road in Balanga

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has flagged-off the construction of Degri-Dashi-Bembelem-Reme-Dong-Talasse 21 km N3. 74b road in Balanga Local Government Area of the state in order to open up the area and boost economic growth.
Anthony Sani

Anthony Sani: Nigeria‘ll transform to one party state in 2023

Secretary General, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, has said that he has foreseen a situation where the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will become the only political party in Nigeria after the 2023 general elections.

Doyin Okupe: Why North may rule Nigeria forever

Doyin Okupe, a former spokesperson on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has hinted that the North may rule Nigeria forever.
Power

NDPHC vows to boost power supply in Nasarawa

Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) says it has concluded plans to boost power supply in Nasarawa State in the first quarter of next year when the Lafia 330/132kv substation project is completed.
Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of the late President Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed to death on Tuesday while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital, according to local police.

Former German president’s son stabbed to death in hospital

An assailant has stabbed to death the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker in attack at a Berlin hospital that left one other person seriously injured, police said Wednesday.

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Novak Djokovic braced for unhappy Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros demons

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Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.

Tanzanians unfollow Aston Villa Instagram page in droves after Taifa Stars skipper’s exit

Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that football has no priority right now amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

PSG make loan offer for Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger

PSG have made a loan offer for Chelsea defender, Toni Rudiger.
New Atletico Madrid signing Luis Suarez admitted he is delighted to have completed a switch from Barcelona, claiming the club’s reputation convinced him to move.

Luis Suarez applauds Atletico fighting spirit after Barca switch

New Atletico Madrid signing Luis Suarez admitted he is delighted to have completed a switch from Barcelona, claiming the club’s reputation convinced him to move.
Samuel Umtiti has rubbished reports suggesting that he had contact with Arsenal over the summer and was a potential bargaining chip in Barcelona’s bid to bring Neymar back to the club.

Ligue 1 club linked with Barcelona star

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could rejoin former club Lyon in the coming weeks, with his future at the Camp Nou increasingly uncertain.