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Basketball fans gathered across Los Angeles on Tuesday to remember Kobe Bryant, one year to the day after the former NBA superstar perished in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others.

Fans remember Kobe Bryant one year after death

Basketball fans gathered across Los Angeles on Tuesday to remember Kobe Bryant, one year to the day after the former NBA superstar perished in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others.
Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham was among the first set of Chelsea players to pay tribute to sacked coach Frank Lampard on Monday.

Chelsea duo pay tribute to axed Frank Lampard

Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham was among the first set of Chelsea players to pay tribute to sacked coach Frank Lampard on Monday.
Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich: Frank Lampard’s status as Chelsea icon ‘undiminished’ despite sacking

Roman Abramovich says Frank Lampard's status as a Chelsea icon "remains undiminished" despite his dismissal, and has thanked him for his work at Stamford Bridge over the last two years.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Mesut Ozil thanks Arsenal after completing Fenerbahce move

The 32-year-old flew to Turkey last week and has now officially signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Istanbul giants.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as part of its commitment to link the entire country by rail, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line

President Buhari mourns Eze Enweremadu

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Eze Bernard Enweremadu, Eze Ukwu of Ngwa Ukwu, the traditional head of Ngwa land.
Larry King, whose CNN “Larry King Live” made him a household name, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with COIVD-19, according to multiple reports. (Patrick T. Fallon - Bloomberg)

Nigerian celebrities mourn late ace broadcaster Larry King

The celebrities took to their Instagram handles to pay tribute and mourn the ace broadcaster who had contributed immensely to American Journalism.
3. Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership following a 2-0 win against Livingston.

Joe Aribo’s tribute to team-mate ‘role model’

Speaking at the press conference as shown on Rangers official YouTube channel, the Nigerian international also provided some insight on his own recent form as well as the team’s performances.
People walk along a street in Wuhan on Saturday, one year after the city went into lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Hector RETAMAL AFP

Wuhan marks coronavirus lockdown anniversary

Exactly one year after it thrust the word “lockdown” into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the anniversary on Saturday with a mix of pride at emerging from Covid-19’s grip and caution over a possible relapse.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.

Coronavirus: Nigeria facing critical situation – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.
FILE PHOTO - Oil pump jacks work at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS-Jessica Lutz-File Photo

Nigeria’s oil capacity to rise by 3,500 bpd

Nigeria’s oil production capacity is set to increase by additional 3,500 barrels per day, bpd, following the expected coming on stream of Ata Field in the Second Quarter (April-June) of 2021.
The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the supreme sacrifice, selfless service and invaluable roles played by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in continually ensuring the oneness and indivisible Nigeria.

Osun governor lauds fallen heroes on supreme sacrifice for nation

The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the supreme sacrifice, selfless service and invaluable roles played by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in continually ensuring the oneness and indivisible Nigeria.
Heirs Holdings, in partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, on Friday announced the “unconditional acquisition” of a 45 percent participating interest in OML 17 through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, their associated company.

TNOG acquires 45% of OML 17 from Shell, Total, ENI

Heirs Holdings, in partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, on Friday announced the “unconditional acquisition” of a 45 percent participating interest in OML 17 through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, their associated company.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor joins calls for sack of service chiefs

Governor Nyesom Wike has join the calls for change of Nigeria’s heads of security and rejigging of the nation’s security architecture as Boko Haram and bandits up north continue to overwhelm federal forces.
Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week- universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show

Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
L-R: Fleet Commander, West, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke; Commander NNS WEY, Rear Admiral Uduak Ibanga; SGOH, FOC WEST, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji; Zonal Coordinator, Naval Officers Wives’ Association and wife of the FOC, Dr Mrs Feyisayo Daji, Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses and other senior officers of sister Service and Paramilitary.

Nigerian Navy builds transit accommodation for 230 junior ratings

The Nigerian Navy has completed the construction of a transit accommodation that will take not less than 230 Junior Ratings, with a view to motivating personnel and enhance efficiency.
A former military administrator of Benue, Retired Col. Aminu Isa Kontagora is dead.

Ex-Benue MILAD Isa Kontagora passes on at 65

Gov. Samuel Ortom, while announcing his death on Monday in Makurdi, said the retired colonel died on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 65.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo rallies Nigerians to commit to national unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria better as one indivisible nation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.

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Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

Osun governor congratulates new NAF chief, others

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, on his appointment as the new Chief of Air Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Debo Adeniran, Chairman of Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has charged anti-graft agencies to ensure that all those who aided Abacha loot must be prosecuted.

CACOL applauds General Marwa’s NDLEA appointment

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has given a pat on the back to the President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing former Governor of Lagos and Borno state, Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) as the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
FILE PHOTO - A protester holds up a placard with a message against Bill Gates, during a demonstration against the lockdown imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany April 25, 2020. REUTERS-Christian Mang

Bill Gates surprised by coronavirus conspiracies

Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates says he has been taken aback by the volume of “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about him spreading on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, but said on Wednesday he would like to explore what is behind them.
The TikTok app's logo seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui-Illustration-File Photo

China says Indian ban on apps violates WTO rules

China said on Wednesday that the Indian government’s decision to keep a ban on 59 Chinese apps was a violation of the World Trade Organization’s fair rules of business and would hurt Chinese firms.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is pictured at its headquarters, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Ann Wang

Taiwan says chipmakers to prioritise auto chips amid global shortage

Four major Taiwanese chip makers met the island’s economics minister on Wednesday and told her they were willing to prioritise supplies for auto makers amid a global shortage of chips for the industry, the minister said.