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NEMA distributes relief materials to fire victims in Osun

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday distributed relief materials to victims of the December 2020 fire outbreak in Odo-Ogbo market, Ile-Ife, Osun.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

NBC hails President Buhari over digital stitch over roll out

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the successes recorded by the commission in its Digital Switch Over roll out.
Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Everton striker

Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.
Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing that the United States is “gravely concerned” about accounts last week by CNN and the BBC of a massacre in the region by Ethiopian forces.

US loosens restrictions on Taiwan contacts in defiance of China

The State Department has announced that it will make it easier for US officials to meet Taiwanese representatives, defying pressure from China at a time of high tensions, and as the US Congress considers sweeping legislation to counter Beijing’s influence.
Jorginho is planning to spend “at least another four years” at Chelsea, claims his representative Joao Santos.

Chelsea star Jorginho makes Napoli return admission

Jorginho has revealed that he intends to return to Napoli “one day”, but the Italy international insists Chelsea will continue to get his full commitment for the foreseeable future.
The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.

Amazon Music now has a Car Mode for easier use while driving

The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Ademola Lookman, Ovie Ejaria await FIFA clearance to play for Super Eagles

Ademola Lookman and Ovie Ejaria are hopeful football governing body FIFA will clear them to play for Nigeria before the end of the year.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Senator Adeyeye: Yinka Odumakin was passionate about Yoruba cause

Former Minister of State for Works, Sen Dayo Adeyeye, has described the late spokesperson for pan Yoruba sociopolitical organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, as someone who was passionate about Yoruba cause.
Manchester City took another significant step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Leicester City.

Manchester City close in on Premier League title with Leicester win

The visitors dominated from the off and thought they were ahead on five minutes. Fernandinho rifled a 35-yard strike into the bottom corner, but Sergio Aguero – who was appearing for the first time since his impending summer departure from City was announced – was deemed to be offside.
Manchester United’s James Garner is enjoying an excellent campaign on loan with Nottingham Forest.

James Garner’s agent opens up on midfielder’s Manchester United future

Manchester United’s James Garner is enjoying an excellent campaign on loan with Nottingham Forest.
Erling Haaland is continuing to astound, his latest show of force a brace against the mighty Bayern Munich. His star has risen exponentially this past year, and according to Diario AS the interest of Real Madrid has intensified because of it.

Erling Haaland can move to any club he wants – agent

"With Haaland, everybody was wrong. He did things much quicker than everybody imagined. Haaland is in front of his own development," he told The Athletic.
The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.

WCQ: Loss to Turkey is terrible blow for the Netherlands – Frank de Boer

The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.
Protesters release red balloons during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Thousands hold street protests in Myanmar after paralysing strike

Myanmar pro-democracy activists plan to resume street demonstrations on Thursday, a day after a nationwide silent strike saw businesses shut and people stay at home in protest against military rule in the Southeast Asian country.
Crude oil is dispensed into a bottle in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS-Thomas White-Illustration

U.S. becomes India’s second biggest oil supplier, Saudi plunges to No. 4

The United States overtook Saudi Arabia as India’s second biggest oil supplier last month, as refiners boosted cheaper U.S. crude purchases to record levels to offset OPEC+ supply cuts, data from trade sources showed.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government to switch off TV analogue signals from May 28

The federal government has rolled out the time table for switching off analogue signals on televisions and the transition to full digital platforms across the country.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba’s agent denies Barcelona rumours

The agent of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has denied that his client has reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona over a switch to Camp Nou this summer.
Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.

Julian Nagelsmann expects Jurgen Klopp to stay at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo has disclosed that his aim is to play for England at this summer’s European Championships.

Tosin Adarabioyo dreams England call up ahead of Nigeria

Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo has disclosed that his aim is to play for England at this summer’s European Championships.
Michail Antonio is set to switch his national team allegiance from England to Jamaica, as he attempts to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Michail Antonio set to switch national allegiance to Jamaica

Michael Antonio is set to switch his national team allegiance from England to Jamaica, as he attempts to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid forever while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.

Vinicius: I want to stay at Real Madrid forever

Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to "stay at Real Madrid forever" while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.

Marcos Alonso craves for new Chelsea deal

The Spanish left-back’s camp had been working on a move away from the Blues after he was frozen out by ex-Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard.
Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday..

Thomas Tuchel: Fikayo Tomori not yet forgotten

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he has limited time to think about Fikayo Tomori’s progress on-loan at AC Milan due to the huge responsibility to move Chelsea towards a safe position in the Premier League.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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Christian clerics join Muslims in interfaith-Ramadan-Iftar breakfast

Speaking during the Iftar breakfast, Leader of the team, General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru, said for the past 11 years, he has been joining top Nigerian Islamic scholars in breaking interfaith Ramadan Iftar breakfast to promote religious tolerance across the 36 states of Nigeria, Niger Republic and other neighbouring countries.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF promises to help NEITI track oil, gas revenue

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has pledged to support the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in tracking oil and gas revenue that accrue to the Federal Government to ensure appropriate remittances.
A wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan played a role in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, calling for more research.

Chinese economy maintains stable recovery

China’s GDP grew 18.3 per cent year on year in the first quarter, hitting 24.93 trillion yuan (about $3.82 trillion), according to statistics released by the China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

NIDS: Vaccination most effective to combat coronavirus

The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) has described vaccination as a most effective way to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Federal government should end ‘monetary rascality’

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has fired back at the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, insisting the Nigeria’s rising debt profile is alarming.