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SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.

Flavour: I didn’t plan to have kids out of wedlock

Nigerian Singer, Chinedu Okoli, popularly called “Flavour N’abania,” says he never planned to have children out of wedlock.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. Reuters

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage, her publicist told AFP Friday.

Antonio Cassano criticises Cristiano Ronaldo over selfish play

Former Real Madrid forward Antonio Cassano has hit out at Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for his behaviour at the club.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria’s coronavirus infections top 150,000

About a year after Nigeria recorded its first case, more than 150,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 in the country, data from the country’s infectious disease agency, NCDC, has revealed.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he feels for Pep Guardiola and his players after Manchester City were banned from UEFA competition for two seasons.

Manchester City boss expects Jurgen Klopp to bounce back

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola offered his support to Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the Reds' downturn in form led to rumours the German could walk away from the Premier League champions.
Former NBA star, Lamar Odom, has claimed that his former fiancée, Sabrina Parr, slept with his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.

Lamar Odom: My ex-fiancée slept with the boyfriend of my ex-wife

Former NBA star, Lamar Odom, has claimed that his former fiancée, Sabrina Parr, slept with his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz is being backed to overcome the “nonsense” criticism that continues to be aimed in his direction, with former Bayer Leverkusen team-mate Jonathan Tah expecting the Germany international to come good.

Kai Havertz backed to silence ‘nonsense’ critics at Chelsea

Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz is being backed to overcome the “nonsense” criticism that continues to be aimed in his direction, with former Bayer Leverkusen team-mate Jonathan Tah expecting the Germany international to come good.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola cautions Manchester City star to keep cool amid praises

Pep Guardiola has urged Phil Foden to keep his feet on the ground amid growing acclaim for Manchester City’s bright young star.
Legendary Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the Premier League, on current form.

Luke Shaw never considered Manchester United exit after being publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho

Luke Shaw claims to have never given any thought to leaving Manchester United, even when he was coming in for public criticism from former Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Djibril Cisse: I see Kylian Mbappe at Liverpool

Kylian Mbappe can turn Liverpool into "the best team in the world" according to Djibril Cisse, who thinks the Paris Saint-Germain star could easily end up joining the Reds.
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.

‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer passes on at 91

Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.
City aren't forgetting about Leo Messi.

Marc Menchen: Barcelona’s problem is not Lionel Messi, it’s economic policy

Lionel Messi and his lucrative contract is not Barcelona’s “problem”, Marc Menchen - an expert in football finances - has said, with the Liga giants warned that “economic policy” is causing their downfall.
After just one training session and one match, Thomas Tuchel believes there’s hope and a future in Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel already visibly frustrated with Chelsea star

The Germany international joined the Blues from RB Leipzig in the summer in what initially looked a hugely promising move for all involved, but it hasn’t really worked out that way so far.
Zimbabwe has raised $100 million for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines as the southern African country struggles to contain the second wave of the pandemic which has already claimed more lives this year than the whole of last year.

Zimbabwe puts together $100 million for vaccine procurement

Zimbabwe has raised $100 million for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines as the southern African country struggles to contain the second wave of the pandemic which has already claimed more lives this year than the whole of last year.
Scientific analysis has shown that bird flu killed at least 750 pelicans found dead last week in Senegal's Djoudj bird sanctuary, after authorities had initially ruled out the disease.

Bird flu behind mass pelican deaths in Senegal

Scientific analysis has shown that bird flu killed at least 750 pelicans found dead last week in Senegal's Djoudj bird sanctuary, after authorities had initially ruled out the disease.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

NFF owes Gernot Rohr five months salary

The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick said his administration is working to settle the debts they owe Super Eagles players and coaches despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has vowed to get Timo Werner back on track after the Germany striker's miserable first season in the Premier League.

Thomas Tuchel ‘convinced’ Chelsea flop Werner can be saved

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has vowed to get Timo Werner back on track after the Germany striker's miserable first season in the Premier League.
Fabienne Garbo, 54, attends an online video call with her father Claude Garbo, 86 years old, who suffers from Alzheimer and lives in a nursing home in the south of France, as she attends an interview with Reuters about her refusal to sign the consent form to vaccine her father against Covid-19, at her home in L?Hopital, France, January 27, 2021. Picture taken January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Caroline Pailliez

French woman declines coronavirus vaccine for her sick father

Fabienne Garbo’s father suffers from an illness similar to Alzheimer’s and was eligible for a COVID-19 shot as soon as France started vaccinating care home residents. But she has not signed the consent form.
Galatasaray SK, the Turkish professional football club based on the European sides of the popular Turkish city of Istanbul, has obtained the signature of Nigeria international winger Henry Onyekuru.

Henry. Onyekuru makes third successful return to Galatasaray

Galatasaray SK, the Turkish professional football club based on the European sides of the popular Turkish city of Istanbul, has obtained the signature of Nigeria international winger Henry Onyekuru. The 23-year-old signed a six-month loan with an option to buy with the Lions from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco.
Paul Pogba scores Manchester United’s second goal, cutting inside from the right flank and curling his shot into the far corner with his weaker left foot. Matt Impey-Shutterstock

Ryan Giggs: Paul Pogba has left himself open to criticism

Paul Pogba has left himself open to criticism with struggles for consistency at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs, but the World Cup winner has been showing over recent weeks that a prominent role can be found for him at Old Trafford.
Security forces clash with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Tunis, Tunisia, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi

Hundreds protest police repression, corruption in Tunisia

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Tunisian cities on Saturday to protest police repression, corruption and poverty, following several nights of unrest marked by clashes and arrests.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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A Nigerian national Uche Raymond Okoye, based in Guyana, has been slammed 11 counts of fraud, several local papers reported today.

Nigerian national Uche Okoye slammed with fraud charges in Guyana

Okoye, also known as Uche Parker, was accused by the Guyana police as being part of an international criminal organisation that has scammed unsuspecting Guyanese victims out of millions.

Anambra election: PDP tackles Senators Ngige, Uzodinma over plan to use unseen forces during...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday, frowned at the statements credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige and the governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma concerning the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, telling them that their hope to deploy ‘seen and unseen forces’ to take over the state would never work.
The Olympic Rings are pictured in front of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on March 22, 2020, as doubts increase over whether Tokyo can safely host the summer Games amid the spread of the COVID-19. – The global sporting calendar has been swept away by the coronavirus pandemic but the International Olympic Committee has insisted the Tokyo Games will go ahead in four months despite growing calls for a postponement. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)

IOC approves Brisbane as preferred host of 2032 Olympic Games

The IOC is set to open exclusive negotiations – or “targeted dialogue” – with Australian officials over staging the Games in 11 years’ time following the Executive Board’s decision to approve a recommendation from the Future Host Summer Commission during its remote meeting.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.

Monaco extend unbeaten run, move closer to Ligue 1 summit

Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.