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Gerard Pique furious over allegations Barcelona spent money criticising Lionel Messi

Gerard Pique said the behaviour of Barcelona's hierarchy has been “barbaric” amid allegations they have spent money on criticising and discrediting their players through social networks, and says he would have handled Lionel Messi's burofax drama very differently if he was president of the club.
Paul Rusesabagina, who was hailed as a hero for saving fellow Rwandans, was detained and paraded before the news media in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday. Clement Uwiringiyimana-Reuters

Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was challenged by his foundation.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Galatasaray set for showdown talks with Bordeaux for Samuel Kalu

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are ready to open talks with French Lig one club Girondins Bordeaux over the transfer of Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Group alleges plot to smear Akwa Ibom governor

Good Governance Assembly (GGA), a sociopolitical group in Akwa Ibom state, has alleged a sinister plot to sponsor campaign of calumny against the governor, Udom Emmanuel.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Teenager fakes own death to avoid financial pressure from mother

A teenage girl, Margaret Ikumu, 19, of Oni community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue, has faked her own death on social media to avoid financial pressure from her mother.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

17 Chinese, 10 others arrested in Osun for illegal mining

No fewer than 27 persons have been arrested for illegal mining by the joint task force recently inaugurated by Osun State Government.
Neymar and Juan Bernat scored a goal each in an incredible opening 45 minutes for the hosts in an empty Parc des Princes.

Neymar’s £600,000 per week salary may be cut by half

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar could see his salary slashed by 50 per cent as French football attempts to come to terms with the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN.
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ITF shuts down all tennis events until April due to coronavirus

Nigerian tennis players have been hit hard by the ravaging coronavirus scare as the International Tennis Federation has announced the suspension of all tennis tournaments for a six week period.
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Senate demands thorough investigation into murder of OAU professor

The Senate has called on the Nigerian Police authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing of Professor Jerome Elusiyan of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, with a view to apprehending the assailants and bringing them to justice.
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Senate wants states to dedicate funds for border communities

The Senate on Wednesday called on the 21 Border States to dedicate 1.5 percent of consolidated revenue fund and 30 percent of ecological fund for the development of Border Communities in the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East commission

Clause 15 (2a) of the bill which identifies source of funding for the commission, stipulates that the equivalent of 10% of the total monthly statutory allocation due to the member states of the commission shall be from the federation account.
Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodum claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.

Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun claim fourth consecutive Portuguese title

Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun claimed the fourth national men’s table tennis title with Sporting after beating Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off final held at the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.
In order to checkmate activities of criminals in the state and their sponsors, Edo State Police Command on Thursday launched a security action plan, code-named Operation Puff Adder.

Police launch Operation Puff Adder in Edo

In order to checkmate activities of criminals in the state and their sponsors, Edo State Police Command on Thursday launched a security action plan, code-named Operation Puff Adder.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Olamide George seeks Muhammadu Buhari, National Assembly intervention in Ondo Assembly crisis

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide George, on Sunday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly (NASS) to intervene in the crisis currently rocking the state assembly.

Five patients benefit from free cardiac surgery in LASUTH

Five patients have benefited from a free cardiac surgical mission organised by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja in collaboration with VOOM foundation, a US based Non-Governmental Organisation.

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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.

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men for homosexuality

A judge in a Nigerian court has thrown out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos government promises to compensate victims of Fagba crisis

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday promised to compensate residents who lost their property to the Fagba crisis in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of the state.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

IPAC congratulates INEC chairman over re-appointment

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his re-appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years in office.

NSCDC dismisses officer for ‘looting’ virus palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismissed a Corps Assistant, Illiya Ibrahim, from service for allegedly looting COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army denies shooting protesters

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) has denied allegation soldiers opened fire on #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza last Tuesday.