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The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP governors don’t peddle falsehood like President Buhari – party

The Peoples Democratic Party has said it is appalled by the unwarranted attack and name calling by President Muhammadu Buhari against the governors elected on the party’s platform.
Nigeria’s singer-songwriter, Davido, has been named the brand ambassador of the great cognac houses, Maison Martell and its new “Standout Swift”.

Davido appointed as Maison Martell’s ambassador

Nigeria’s singer-songwriter, Davido, has been named the brand ambassador of the great cognac houses, Maison Martell and its new “Standout Swift”.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor distributes vehicles to judiciary staff

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented new vehicles to all Chief Registrars, members of the Judicial Service Commission, Magistrates and Sharia Court judges in the state to ease their transportation needs.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

DHQ denies mass retirement of army generals

The Defence Headquarters has said speculations that there is mass retirement of some generals in the Nigerian Army following the appointment of Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), is not true.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor unveils signature projects, commissions road

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has performed the official groundbreaking ceremonies for Ilorin Innovation Hub and Visual Arts Centre — two ongoing signature projects that he said would place the state firmly on the global map of technology and tourism development.

Kingsley Moghalu: I will rescue Nigerians from hopelessness, poverty

Having contested and lost in the 2019 presidential elections, which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power for the second term, the former presidential candidate of Young People’s Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, yesterday declared his interest to contest again in the 2023 presidential election.
Famous Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Adichie, has lamented that the tradition of the Western World sidelined mothers at weddings.

Chimamanda Adichie recalls celebrating mum at her wedding

Famous Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Adichie, has lamented that the tradition of the Western World sidelined mothers at weddings.
Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

In a flowing cream hijab, Karima M. Imam walks through her fields in scrubland in northern Nigeria as workers harvest a gnarled brown root that has turned gold since COVID struck: ginger.

Sultan: Scrapping NYSC scheme not interest of Nigeria’s unity

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, says agitation for the scrapping of the National Youth Service (NYSC) scheme is not in the interest of Nigeria’s unity.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

Nigerian army chief pledges to prioritise welfare, entrench professionalism

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the Super League project was not in football's best interests, insisting the Champions League must be protected.

PSG president: Super League didn’t have the interests of football at heart

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the Super League project was not in football's best interests, insisting the Champions League must be protected.
David Alaba took just a few hours to make his first comments as a Real Madrid player. The former Bayern player is eager to start life at Real Madrid and he showed that in two tweets he wrote on Friday.

David Alaba: Why i joined Real Madrid

The 28-year-old had been with Bayern Munich since 2008, when he arrived from Austria Wien as a 16-year-old, and he explained just why he chose Real Madrid as his next club.
David Alaba took just a few hours to make his first comments as a Real Madrid player. The former Bayern player is eager to start life at Real Madrid and he showed that in two tweets he wrote on Friday.

David Alaba: Real Madrid was the first on my list

David Alaba was confirmed as a Real Madrid player on Friday afternoon, a decision that was easy to make according to the player himself. The Austrian international, one of the most highly-rated players in the European game, joined after his contract with Bayern Munich expired.
The Warri Council of Kingmakers has announced that Prince Tsola Emiko will be crowned and formally installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Warri announces date to crown new monarch

The Warri Council of Kingmakers has announced that Prince Tsola Emiko will be crowned and formally installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
The Vice-Chancellor, Osun State University, Professor Labo Popoola on Thursday admitted 3,671 students into the instruction’s various colleges for the 2020-21 academic session.

Osun university matriculates 3,671 students for 2020/21 academic session

The Vice-Chancellor, Osun State University, Professor Labo Popoola on Thursday admitted 3,671 students into the instruction’s various colleges for the 2020/21 academic session.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

20 Generals may go as President Buhari appoints new army chief

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff, with about 20 Generals of Regular Course 35 and 36 expected to proceed on retirement.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Jubilations in Maiduguri as General Yahaya emerges new army chief

The announcement of Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff (COAS) yesterday drew pulsating jubilations at the headquarters of Operations Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.

Timbuktu Global: UK fashion brand slammed for trademarking ‘Yoruba’

Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police averts bloody clash between traditionalists, construction workers in Ondo

A mild drama played out in Akure, the Ondo state capital today as a group of traditional worshippers reportedly disrupted construction work at the site of a Federal Housing project.
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 government denies adopting Oodua anthem

The Ondo State government has denied adopting Oodua anthem, saying that the indigenous anthem adopted by the state was distinct from Oodua anthem.
Thousands of Atletico Madrid fans defied the authorities by taking to the streets of the Spanish capital to celebrate on Saturday night after victory over Real Valladolid secured their team an 11th league title.

Thousands of Atletico fans defy pandemic by celebrating title triumph in Madrid

Thousands of Atletico Madrid fans defied the authorities by taking to the streets of the Spanish capital to celebrate on Saturday night after victory over Real Valladolid secured their team an 11th league title.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP mourn’s late COAS, others

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has condoled with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Armed Forces, families and friends of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, other military officers and crew, who died in an unfortunate air-mishap while on national assignment on Friday, 21st May, 2021.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Ukraine’s players were kicking themselves after their stirring comeback against the Netherlands counted for nothing following a 3-2 defeat but coach Andriy Shevchenko was proud of his side and optimistic for the rest of their Euro 2020 campaign.

Euro 2020: Ukraine feel pride, frustration as comeback falls short

Ukraine’s players were kicking themselves after their stirring comeback against the Netherlands counted for nothing following a 3-2 defeat but coach Andriy Shevchenko was proud of his side and optimistic for the rest of their Euro 2020 campaign.
Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital, his office said Monday.

Zambia’s former president Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

In a statement, it said Kaunda, 97, "has been unwell and was admitted to... Maina Soko Medical Centre," a military hospital in the capital Lusaka. It gave no further details.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest seven ‘kidnappers’ in Kaduna

The spokesman of the command, Mohammad Jalige, disclosed this at a news briefing on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters in Kaduna.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has revealed fan favourite N’Golo Kante also has a ‘dark side’ to his game.

Cesc Fabregas: N’Golo Kante not so nice, also has dark side

Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has revealed fan favourite N’Golo Kante also has a ‘dark side’ to his game.
6. Captain Asisat Oshoala has said she is hugely proud of the Super Falcons after they fought back to draw 3-3 with Portugal in continuation of the Summer Series in Texas, USA.

USA hit Nigeria 2-0 to win Summer Series finale

Two goals scored by Christen Press in the 45+2′ and substitute Lynn Williams 90+4′, in the highly explosive final match of the Summer Series condemned Nigeria to a 0-2 loss to United States.