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FILE PHOTO - An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-File Photo

EU official sees Iran nuclear deal at next round of talks

The European Union envoy coordinating talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal said on Wednesday he believed a deal would be struck at the next round of talks starting next week, but other senior diplomats said "the most difficult decisions lie ahead."
The Weeknd and BTS emerged biggest winners at the 2021 edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards with three prizes each.

The Weeknd, BTS lead 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The Weeknd and BTS emerged biggest winners at the 2021 edition of the iHeartRadio Music Awards with three prizes each.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank approves $700 million credit for water, sanitation, hygiene in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a 700 million dollar credit for the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH).
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Explosion of deaths from infectious diseases looms in Africa over coronavirus

African countries are at potential risk of suffering an explosion of deaths from malaria, measles, and other infectious diseases as a result of the surging COVID-19 cases
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

2023: Katsina youths endorse Senator Saraki for president

Katsina State Youths Network (KSYN) for Dr. Abubakar Bokula Saraki Presidency have formally endorsed him for the 2023 presidential race under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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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.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to launch Digital Switch Over in Lagos April 29

The Federal Government has concluded plans to Kick-start the new rollout of the Digital Switch Over, DSO, in Lagos State, scheduled for April, 29, 2021.

Nigerian government threatens to sanction expatriates over Train 7 gas project

The federal government on Friday said it would sanction erring expatriates for failure to open operational bases in Bonny Island, Rivers, for the Train 7 Gas Project.
From Left. Representative of Chief Imam of Ikeja, Alhaji Abdulrahman Kewulere; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Abdulahi Jebe; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Anafiu Elegushi; Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola and Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheik Sulaiman Abou-Nolla during the Lagos State Government 2021 Pre-Ramadan Prayer at Lagos House Ikeja, April 13, 2021.

Ramadan: Lagos governor urges clerics to pray for peace in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, called on Islamic clerics to pray for peace to reign in the country, noting the nation is currently shaking.
Bayern Munich warned the DFB off an approach for Hansi Flick, but Germany's next appointment was always set to be an out-of-work coach.

Bayern Munich are ‘victims’ of Hansi Flick links to Germany job – club president

Bayern Munich are "victims" of the ongoing rumours linking Hansi Flick with the Germany job, according to club president Herbert Hainer.
Rio de Janeiro was reversing restrictions in place for two weeks, reopening restaurants and bars, though the city's famed beaches remained closed [Ricardo Moraes-Reuters]

Fresh coronavirus lockdowns worldwide as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews have been imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine rollouts were hampered by shortages and fears of side effects.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor urges Nigerian youths to rise to save the country from collapse

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, on Monday called on the Nigerian youths to rise in defence of the country to save it from total collapse.

2023: Group vows to rescue Abia from ‘political locusts’

Ahead of the 2023 general election, a group known as Abia for Freedom Alliance (AFA), has vowed to rescue the state from the hands of those it referred to as “political locusts”.
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APC state chairmen demand immediate conduct of congresses, convention

State chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday demanded an immediate conduct of the party’s congresses to pave the way for the national convention to usher in a new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC dismisses transfer of polling centres between local councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted at some of the guidelines to be expected in the expansion of polling centres, explaining that there would be no transfer of polling stations between local governments during elections.
The formality of confirming South African billionaire and Africa’s ninth richest person Patrice Motsepe as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially been carried out at the ongoing 43rd Ordinary General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.

Patrice Motsepe emerges as new CAF president

The formality of confirming South African billionaire and Africa’s ninth richest person Patrice Motsepe as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially been carried out at the ongoing 43rd Ordinary General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: We’ll address issues impeding women’s development

House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reiterated the determination of the 9th House to address issues militating against development of women in the country.
Mohamed Bazoum sits at his pollitical party headquarters in Niamey, file. REUTERS-Joe Penney-File Photo

Mohamed Bazoum solidifies lead in Niger’s presidential election runoff

Niger’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum has solidified his lead in a presidential election runoff meant to usher in the first democratic transition of power in the West African nation, election commission data showed on Tuesday.
Voters queue at a polling station during the second round of the country's presidential election, in Niamey, Niger February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tagaza Djibo

Seven poll workers killed by landmine as Niger votes in presidential runoff

Seven election workers were killed during Niger’s presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, a local official said, marring a day meant to usher in the country’s first democratic transition of power.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss reveals his family have received online threats

The Gunners boss is currently overseeing a rebuild at Emirates stadium, with fringe players having been moved on as the Spaniard looks usher in a new era of success in north London.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased for Thomas Tuchel, describing the Chelsea squad as a “present” for his fellow German, but acknowledged that he feels the sacking of Frank Lampard was “really harsh”.

Jurgen Klopp: Thomas Tuchel is a really good manager

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased for Thomas Tuchel, describing the Chelsea squad as a “present” for his fellow German, but acknowledged that he feels the sacking of Frank Lampard was “really harsh”.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, LCCI’s President stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in Lagos.

LCCI: Joe Biden’s administration will usher in new global economy dispensation

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said that the administration of Mr Joseph Biden, the 46th elected U.S President, would usher in new dispensation for global economy.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has decided against complaining about his unpaid salaries.

Ghana coach wary of Morocco threat ahead of friendly meeting

Ghana coach CK Akonnor believes his side will have to go the extra mile to get a good result in their international friendly clash with Morocco on Tuesday.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR shuts ‘adulterated’ kerosene outlet in Calabar

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River has sealed a retail outlet, Chizioba Ventures, for allegedly selling adulterated kerosene.
Africa medics warn of India-like Covid surge. (Photo by:Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

India states start reopening as coronavirus cases dip

Major Indian states that have been virus hotpots are easing restrictions as Covid case numbers continue to fall.

Former NAPTIP chief enlightens school children on SGBV, sexual rights

The former Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has launched a campaign to educate and enlighten school children on their sexual rights and other Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Prince Harry, Meghan welcome baby girl

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, have welcomed their second child, a baby girl.