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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Gabby Agbonlahor: Alex Iwobi is not a defender

Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Alex Iwobi is not a defender and Everton should recruit full-backs during the January transfer window.
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14 political parties, 120 candidates battle for legislative seats in by-elections

Fourteen political parties including the two major parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fielding over 120 candidates in a contest for various senatorial and state houses of assembly seats in the rescheduled by-elections holding in 10 states across the country today.

CBN: Nigerian banks set to begin payment of remittance inflows in forex

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says deposit money banks will begin remittances from international money transfer operators (IMTOs) on Friday, December 4.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eight rescued as police uncover baby factory in Ogun

One perosn was arrested, while eight women and children were rescued as police in Ogun State uncovered a baby factory at Lagos Street, Adesan Area of Mowe Town in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki cautions PDP chairman against Interfering with reconciliation drive

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, against interfering with the party’s ongoing reconciliation efforts.

Senate commends FCT minister, others for containing coronavirus spread

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday received commendation from Nigerian Senate for effectively handling of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown, within the Territory.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Governor Abiodun assures protection of other ethnic groups living in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured other ethnic nationals living in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property. He said, his administration would continue to encourage inter-ethnic relationships among various...
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a Kano-based community leader and renowned cleric, Muhammad Adahama, describing him as a “long-time friend, and an astute and courageous scholar.”

APC UK begs Nigerians not to give up on President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom (UK) chapter, has pleaded with Nigerians not to give up on President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the humongous economic and security challenges currently facing the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of felicitation to former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana, as he clocks 75 years of age.

President Buhari hails Jerry Gana at 75

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President hailed the one-time Director of the defunct Mass Mobilization for Social Justice and Economic Recovery (MAMSER), for his services to Nigeria and humanity in general.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.

Local governments’ creation should be responsibilities of states – Reps member

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.

Senator Kalu flags of road projects in Abia North

The ambience of Arochukwu community Local Government Area located in Abia North of Abia State adorned a merrily look on Saturday as the Chief Whip of the Senate ,Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, performed the groundbreaking for the construction of 2km road in the local government.
The new clerk of the House of Representatives, Chinedu Akubueze, has said his main focus is to support the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to actualise the legislative agenda of the 9th House.

I am committed to actualisation of legislative agenda – House of Reps clerk

The new clerk of the House of Representatives, Chinedu Akubueze, has said his main focus is to support the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to actualise the legislative agenda of the 9th House.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC: Why digital transformation is central to NOUN’s ODL system

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Amb. Chris Maiyaki, has advocated a full digital transformation as well as a high level of proficiency in the application of computer software in Open and Distance Learning,ODL, institutions.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Napoli president pens open letter to Diego Maradona

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has penned an open letter to thelate Diego Maradona.
Mike Igini

Mike Igini: Local council elections are nothing but organised crime

Local elections in Nigeria are conducted by state electoral commissions, while national elections – presidential, governorship, state and federal legislatures – are conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

We need more than Zamfara treatment, 13% derivation not enough – Rivers community

Egbema ethnic nationality in Niger Delta has called on the Federal Government to grant it the opportunity to operate their oil and make returns to the centre just like the case of Zamfara State with its gold.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 1994 Argentina’s World Cup soccer team Captain Diego Maradona (C) yells out as he and his teammates celebrate after Argentina scored a goal in their World Cup match against Greece at Foxboro Stadium near Boston. – Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020 (Photo by DANIEL GARCIA / AFP)

Diego Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’ – Pele

Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day.
Ifeanyi Okowa

South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.

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Dean Henderson will start in goal for Manchester United for Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

Dean Henderson starts for Manchester United vs West Ham

Henderson replaced David de Gea due to injury at half-time of last week’s comeback win at Southampton, but the Spaniard was back between the sticks for the mid-week Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

NAF graduates 203 Special Forces personnel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Saturday, graduated a batch of 203 Special Forces (SF), combat, search and rescue personnel in Bauchi.
With their star striker Erling Braut Haaland sidelined by injury, Borussia Dortmund dropped more Bundesliga points on Saturday when they laboured to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund drop more points with draw at Frankfurt

With their star striker Erling Braut Haaland sidelined by injury, Borussia Dortmund dropped more Bundesliga points on Saturday when they laboured to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Max Allegri is clear where he wants to manage next. The former Juventus coach wants to manage in the Premier League and has ruled out other interesting offers.

Max Allegri rules out Inter and PSG and wants Premier League move

Max Allegri is clear where he wants to manage next. The former Juventus coach wants to manage in the Premier League and has ruled out other interesting offers.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy and the final U.S. jobs report of 2020 at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Leah Millis-File Photo

U.S. Appeals Court rejects bid to block Georgia win for Joe Biden

A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a bid by a conservative lawyer to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia and left in place procedures that will make it easier for voters to cast absentee ballots in January when two Senate seats are up for grabs.