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Victor Osimhen grabbed a late goal to seal a 2-0 win for top-four chasing Napoli away to Sampdoria, in the Serie A on Sunday.

Bruno Giordano: Victor Osimhen has failed to match his €70 million price tag at...

Former Italy striker Bruno Giordano has questions Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen’s contribution to the progress of Napoli since he joined the team a mouth-watering €70m from Lille last summer.
Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 4, 2021. Filippo Monteforte-Pool via REUTERS

Easter message: Pope slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and offers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday commenced an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demands for improved welfare and working conditions.
Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.

Kelechi Nwakali scores first Alcorcon goal as Umar extends scoring streak

Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.
Barely one week after it was presented by Governor Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the 2020 Budget of N530,813,357,619.00 for the sustained development of the state.

Rivers Assembly confirms new chief judge

This followed a letter forwarded to the House by the Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, and read during the Tuesday’s plenary requesting it to screen and confirm the nominee as the Chief Judge of the state.

PayPal to let US users pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin from today

Online payment app PayPal has announced US customers can make payments with its “Checkout with Crypto” feature, rolling out today.

Total blackout looms in Maiduguri as Boko Haram bomb transmission towers

Total blackout looms in Maiduguri metropolis, Jere Local Government Area and its environs in Borno state following another fresh bombing of two transmission towers along Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Sources have said.
After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

AFCONQ: Libya home match in seven years delights fans

After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.

Ex-Delta speaker: James Ibori unfairly treated in £4.2 million controversy

Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon Olisa Imegwu, has said that former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, was insincerely treated in the 4.2 million pounds affair between the United Kingdom and Nigeria governments.
The reigning champions had the chance to take first place from Lille on goal difference but strikes from Randal Kolo and Moses Simon wiped out PSG’s half-time lead, which came through Julian Draxler, and inflicted a fourth home defeat this campaign on the capital club.

Moses Simon goal help Nantes inflict fourth home defeat on PSG

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to move top of Ligue 1 on Sunday after falling to a shock 2-1 home loss to Nantes, allowing Lille to maintain their league lead despite drawing 0-0 at Monaco.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB to support vaccines production in Africa

The African Development Bank is to support African countries to produce required vaccines within the continent, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB to support quality healthcare infrastructure, pharmaceutical capacity across Africa

The African Development Bank is to support African countries to have quality healthcare infrastructure and ensure the continent develops its pharmaceutical capacity as well as produce required vaccines within the continent.
Nigerian Meteorological Agency | NIMET

NIMET inaugurates meteorological station at Modibbo Adama university

Prof. Sani Abubakar, Director General of the Agency said, the station would enhance data collection of students, staff laboratory and improve research and development in the institution.
A COVID-19 rule breaker stands before an official during an interrogation at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Mobile courts target Nigeria’s coronavirus rule-breakers

Eagle Square in Nigeria’s capital Abuja usually hosts concerts, rallies, and even presidential inaugurations but since the COVID-19 pandemic it has become home to a mobile court where those who break rules aimed at containing the virus are prosecuted.
Members of the organised labour in Edo state on Wednesday joined their counterparts across the country to protest against bill seeking to remove the national minimum Wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.

Minimum wage bill: Organized labour in Edo joins nation-wide protests

Members of the organised labour in Edo state on Wednesday joined their counterparts across the country to protest against bill seeking to remove the national minimum Wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.
Andrea Pirlo said to forget this elimination will take a few days but then we will have to look forward and try to move up the [Serie A] rankings. Matteo Ciambelli-DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Andre Pirlo insists Juventus project continues after Champions League exit

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said his project in Turin is still in its early days and will continue despite his side crashing out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage on away goals against 10-man Porto on Tuesday.

NCC clamps down on vendors of pirated works

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) says it’s intensifying efforts at checking street trading of pirated books, musical works and movies in Abuja and other states.
FILE PHOTO - A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS-Ueslei Marcelino-File Photo

NGO: Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally

Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals – raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing
People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope Francis: Peace more powerful than war

Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”
Digital payments firm Square said Thursday it was buying a controlling stake in the streaming music platform Tidal from a group led by rap star Jay-Z for $297 million in cash and stock.

Square unveils deal for Tidal music platform

Digital payments firm Square said Thursday it was buying a controlling stake in the streaming music platform Tidal from a group led by rap star Jay-Z for $297 million in cash and stock.

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Thierry Murangira, spokesman for the Rwanda Bureau of Investigation, said Beatrice Munyenyezi will be charged for crimes ranging from murder to complicity in rape, which occurred as she was manning a road block in the southern city of Butare.

Rwandan deported from the US faces seven charges related to genocide

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said.
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Ramadan: Zamfara governor urges traders to reduce commodities prices

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Friday, visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on first foreign trip since coup

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, for his first known foreign trip since he staged a Feb. 1 coup.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government raises panel on release of ‘warlords’

The Ebonyi State government yesterday set up a panel of inquiry over the unauthorized release of 55 suspected warlords who were arrested in Effuim in Ohaukwu local government area of the state in the lingering communal clash between Effuim and Ezza Effuim communities.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.

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Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Judge me by my legacy

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he desires to be judged by the legacy he would leave behind and not by what critics say.
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Nigerian government, UNICEF review 14-year-old policy to tackle gender matters, insecurity

The Federal Ministry of Education, in collaboration with UNICEF, is reviewing the National Policy on Gender in Basic Education to tackle insecurity and other emerging gender issues.
There was jubilation on Saturday morning as the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru autonomous community in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu, his cabinet chiefs and palace guards regained freedom from kidnappers’ den.

Kidnapped Imo monarch, others regain freedom

There was jubilation on Saturday morning as the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru autonomous community in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu, his cabinet chiefs and palace guards regained freedom from kidnappers’ den.

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey April 6, 2021, in this screengrab obtained by Reuters. European Union/via REUTERS TV

EU chief says he’s sleeping badly after sofa gaffe in Turkey

European Council President Charles Michel is suffering from bad nights due to his embarrassment over a seating arrangement incident at a meeting in Ankara this week, he told German newspaper Handelsblatt.