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L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

No ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho as Spurs mull over ‘options’

Tottenham are yet to identify a ‘leading candidate’ for their vacant managerial position with the club mulling over a number of ‘options’.
Nigerian Idol Winner and Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has disclosed the reason behind her dumping secular music for Gospel music.

Chidinma Ekile: I did not bring myself to gospel music, God called me

Nigerian Idol Winner and Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has disclosed the reason behind her dumping secular music for Gospel music.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC, Google partner on ‘Eko for Show’ project

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) plans to partner with Google Arts and Culture on a project tagged `Eko for Show’, to showcase what makes Lagos a centre for creativity.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that he is “following” his Norwegian compatriot and prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund to repeat Robert Lewandowski stance with Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund will be adopting the same stance with Erling Haaland that they once took with Robert Lewandowski, with Hans-Joachim Watzke ruling out a summer sale.
Paralympian trio of Tajudeen Agunbiade, Nosiru Sule and Ahmed Koleosho, as well as six others, has been named by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for the 2019 Africa Para Table Tennis Championships holding in Alexandria, Egypt.

NTTF national championships kick off May 18

Atmosphere synonymous with the Nigeria Open will be re-enacted from May 18 when the 2021 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships kick off at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister donates education materials worth millions to public schools in Enugu

Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has flagged off the donation of educational materials worth millions of naira to public primary and secondary schools in Enugu State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerian government to inaugurate Digital Switch Over in 13 states this year

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Digital Switch Over (DSO) will be inaugurated in 13 states before the end of the year.

Former Afenifere scribe calls for reconciliation of Yoruba political groups

Former General Secretary of Afenifere Ayo Opadokun has called on all serious-minded political groups in Yorubaland to bury their differences, make room for reconciliation and close ranks to be able to confront the many challenges the country currently faces.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Why we have conflicts, division in Nigeria

He assured however that Nigeria is able to overcome the current security challenges confronting the nation and that the federal government was reorganizing the entire security architecture in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will overcome current security challenges

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has given an assurance that Nigeria will soon overcome the current security challenges it is facing.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Policing Nigeria is difficult

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that policing Nigeria is difficult hence the decision by the country’s leadership to reorganize the security architecture for the effective result.
4. Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.

John Fashanu faults plan to bring back Odion Ighalo to Super Eagles

Former Wimbledon star, John Fashanu, has frowned on the idea of bringing back former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, to the national team.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Ex-NOC official: National Sports Festival remains good investment in youths

Elias Gora, a former Secretary-General of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), says the biennial National Sports Festival (NSF) remains a good investment in ensuring Nigerian youths are positively engaged.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

NYSC chief charges corps members to farm

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has charged youth corps members to develop an interest in agriculture to enable them to be self-reliant.

NYSC chief charges corpers to develop interest in agriculture

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has charged youth corps members to develop interest in agriculture to enable them be self-reliant.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

Nasarawa: SWAN advocates revival of school sports competition

The Nasarawa state Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Thursday, advocated for the revival of school sports competition to groom young talents in the state.
Uche Maduagwu

Nollywood actor: I lied about my gay status

Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, on Monday, shocked and surprised his fans when he announced that he lied about himself being a gay.
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Edwin Clark: No Igbo-speaking person from Delta, Rivers should contest for president in 2023

Ahead of 2023 general and presidential elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the South-East geo-Political zone of the country.
Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.

Paul Pogba: Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level

Mason Greenwood can "go to the highest level" of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO, TIG urge more participation in tradditional sports

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and TIGGymnastics have called for more participation in traditional sports in the country.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
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: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Valencia have sacked Javia Gracia as coach, the Spanish club announced on Monday, with just four games left of the season.

Valencia sack coach after miserable season

A 3-2 defeat by Barcelona at Mestalla on Sunday proved to be Gracia's final match after just 10 months in charge.

NCC: 5G will positively impact Nigeria’s digital economy

The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has stated that the full deployment of 5G technology in the country would have positive impact on Nigeria’s digital economy.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian service chiefs to brief Senate on Thursday

The Service Chiefs will on Thursday brief the Senate on the security situation of the country.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Niger: Bandits kill two, kidnap assemblyman’s mother

The mother of the one of longest serving members of the Niger State house of Assembly, Alhaji Bello Ahmed Agwara, has been kidnapped.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

27 Kaduna college students released

The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released.g