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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

NFF celebrates sports minister at 54

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who clocks 54 on Friday.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Boko Haram, Nigerian military ‘violate children’s rights’

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.

Kogi PDP crisis: Group canvasses to declare ex-governor, son as persona non grata

With just a few hours to the tribunal judgement on the rightful winner of the Kogi State Governorship election between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the crisis rocking the PDP seems to be degenerating.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Church sues Zoom after hacker streams porn during Bible study

However, Zoom is now facing a legal suit after a church located in San Franciso, USA, sued for an alleged infiltration by a hacker during one of its Bible study classes.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF approves monthly stipend for Sam Okwaraji, Rashidi Yekini mums

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced a N30,000 monthly stipend for the mothers of ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini.

President Buhari appoints acting BOA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alwan Hassan as the new acting managing director for the Bank of Agriculture.

Nigerian nationals in US now to be evacuated Saturday

The federal government has announced that the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians from the United States will take place on Saturday, May 9, as against Sunday, May 10, 2020 that was earlier announced.
A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas’ airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States.

Venezuela exposes ‘Washington-backed plot’ to oust Nicolas Maduro

A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas’ airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

Former Nigerian minister appointed to IBFD board of trustees

IBFD, the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation, has announced the appointment of Dr Oby Ezekwesili to its Board of Trustees, effective from 1 April 2020.
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Kano university loses another professor

Lasun-Eniola, a professor of Physical Health Education, died on Wednesday at the university clinic after a brief illness.
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 hails repatriation of Abacha loot, calls for judicious use

Mr. Debo Adeniran, CACOL’s Executive Chair­man, in a statement signed by Adegboyega Otunuga, the group’s Coordinator, Media and Publications, while commending gov­ernment’s efforts in get­ting the looted fund back, lamented that the level of relooting of such repatri­ated funds had become so worrisome and a cause for regrets.
Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter Osinachi Joseph better known as Sinach has become the first African to top the Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart.

Sinach tops Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart

Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter Osinachi Joseph better known as Sinach has become the first African to top the Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart.
Rashidi Yekini

Segun Odegbami: Nigeria may never see another Rashidi Yekini

Nigerian legend, Segun Odegbami, has expressed the concern that Nigeria may not produce another striker as prolific as Rashidi Yekini because there are no proper structures in place to yield such.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
Having scored a goal to lead the Super Falcons past Algeria in September, the Nigeria international made her bow as the captain of the team under acting manager Christopher Danjuma.

Ngozi Okobi: Frequent player changes cost Nigeria at Women’s World Cup

Ngozi Okobi says the frequent changing of players was to blame for the struggles of Nigeria's senior women's team at the Women's World Cup tournaments.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s double-digit death number worrisome – doctor

Canada-based Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Oladayo Oladipo, has expressed concern over the increased numbers of fatalities and confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in the country.

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Cameroon military acknowledges soldiers arrested in Togo

Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s capital, Lomé, where they used the weapons to harass Togolese, according to Togolese police.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos set to reopen economy

The Lagos State Government would soon embark on the ‘Register-to-Open Initiative’ toward the gradual reopening of the economy in the state.

Senator Ajimobi’s ex-aide defects to PDP

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Ibadan Southeast/Northeast Federal House of Representatives in Oyo state during the 2019 general election, Mr Deji Aboderin, has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party.
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.

RRS arrests man over nude photos of Salawa Abeni

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.