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Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Wayne Rooney: Tottenham sacking of Jose Mourinho before League Cup final ‘crazy’

Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sack manager Jose Mourinho just days before their League Cup final against Manchester City is “crazy”, former England skipper Wayne Rooney said.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

PAP boss urge Niger Delta youths to shun violence

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd) has said that the time has come for the youths of the Niger Delta to shun violence.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s masterful undoing of Pep Guardiola’s dream of four championships

A lot had been made of the dreamy unprecedented pursuit of a quadruple of trophies this season by English Premier League champions-elect Manchester City that the term “unprecedented” came to qualify their every win in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign, as they kept the dream alive with one victory after another.
On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.

Athletic eyeing Copa del Rey revenge vs wounded Barcelona

On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.
An Afropop star, Oghenetega Christopher, popularly known as Crissfizzy, has described Burna Boy’s Grammy Award win as an inspiration to upcoming artistes to up their games to get global acceptability.

Crissfizzy: Burna Boy’s grammy, inspiration to upcoming artistes

An Afropop star, Oghenetega Christopher, popularly known as Crissfizzy, has described Burna Boy’s Grammy Award win as an inspiration to upcoming artistes to up their games to get global acceptability.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Team Delta wins National Sports Festival for sixth record time

The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Ahmed Idris: OAGF ready to partner stakeholders on financial reform initiatives

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
Atletico Madrid have confirmed that both Lucas Torreira and Luis Suarez have tested positive for Covid-19 but there is a possibility more cases could follow.

Luis Suarez link with Liverpool return in summer

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is considering leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window to return to his former club Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.
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Kaduna NLC condemns mass sack of council workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Kaduna has condemned the mass sack of workers in the state’s public service.
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NLC condemns mass sack of council workers in Kaduna

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council, has condemned the mass sack of workers in the state public service.
Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.

Late goal sees Tottenham held at Newcastle

Tottenham's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.
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TMG chair: Yinka Odumakin championed good governance

The Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Dr Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode, has commiserated with the family of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesperson of pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, who died on Saturday of COVID-19 complications, describing him as activist who championed good governance.
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Group lauds Comrade Oshiomhole at 69

A political group, Tinubu Vanguard, has felicitated with former All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on his 69th birthday anniversary.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for March 2021.

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month for March

The former Manchester City man beat the likes of Harry Kane, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, Andreas Christensen, Leandro Trossard, and Illan Meslier to the award.

Lagos gifts cash rewards to 2018 NSF medalists

The Lagos State Government on Thursday redeemed its pledge by gifting the 2018 National Sports Festivals’ (NSF) athletes various cash rewards for doing the state proud.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Paris Club refund: Rivers dragged to court over ‘N25 billion debt’

The government of Rivers State has been dragged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over an alleged debt of N25 billion owed to an accounting firm, regarding the Paris Club refund by the federal government.
Arsenal Women head coach Joe Montemurro will leave his role at the end of the current season.

Arsenal Women head coach to leave role at end of season

Montemurro guided the Gunners to their first Women's Super League title in seven years back in 2019, having won the Continental Cup a year earlier. As a result, he was named the WSL's Manager of the Year.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has finally react to his first goal for Nigeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

AFCONQ: Alex Iwobi tests negative for coronavirus

There is additional cheering news from the Super Eagles camp ahead of the team’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Lesotho on Tuesday as Alex Iwobi who was reported to have tested positive for coronavirus has now returned a negative result according to the latest update from the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF].
Miralem Pjanic says he does not want to leave Barcelona despite his difficult first season at the club.

Miralem Pjanic: I didn’t come to Barcelona to leave after one season

Pjanic was signed from Juventus last summer in a deal worth a potential €65 million (£59m/$73m) but has been limited to just 17 appearances in La Liga - only six of which he has started.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

EPL: Super Eagles star nominated for player, goal of the month awards

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho is in the run for two awards in the English Premier League (EPL) for the month of March.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari approves appointment of 18 appeal court judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 18 Justices of the Court of Appeal.
Speaking in the aftermath of his well-received publicity stunt of placing a huge banner featuring his likeness 200 meters from the Santiago Bernabeu, Joan Laporta continued to detail his project should he be successful in becoming Barcelona president.

Barcelona supremo: European Super League a ‘necessity’

Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members.
The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.

Red Cross condemns ‘horrific’ sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Nollywood actor arrested for ‘defiling’ minor

The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Official: Dennis Amachree not speaking for DSS on Isa Pantami

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS) has disowned reasons adduced for its alleged failure to reveal alleged link of Malam Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to terrorism before his confirmation as minister in 2019 adduced by one of its former officer, Dennis Amachree.

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Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare (2nd right); executive director, Aron Nigeria Limited, Adeniyi Adesoji (right) and others assessing the level of work done so far on the rehabilitation of the main bowl pitch of Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja yesterday.

Minister charges contractor to hasten rehabilitation of Moshood Abiola stadium

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, has charged the contractor handling the rehabilitation of the main bowl pitch and other component facilities of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to speed up the pace of work.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG offers solution for economic recovery

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG has advised the federal government to retool its economic policy to overcome present economic challenges.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says.

Arsene Wenger calls European Super League ‘bad idea’

Arsene Wenger has labelled the European Super League a “bad idea” and says he has no idea what is going on at Arsenal.

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.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly leadership wants correctional service delisted from exclusive list

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila yesterday called for movement of the Nigerian Correctional Service from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.