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Nigeria doing everything to stop US visa ban – minister

This was disclosed by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with Reuters in London yesterday. He said Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a travel ban, adding that such a move would be “hasty” and send the wrong signal to investors.
Fifteen members of Mali’s security forces died in a jihadist assault on Sunday at a camp in the centre of the country, military and local sources said.

Fifteen gendarmes killed in attack on Mali camp

Fifteen members of Mali’s security forces died in a jihadist assault on Sunday at a camp in the centre of the country, military and local sources said.
Marcos Rojo is ready to push for a January move away from Manchester United if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.

Marcos Rojo to join Estudiantes on one-year loan deal

After the arrival of Harry Maguire in the summer, the 29-year-old has found himself further down the pecking order in terms of centre backs at Old Trafford.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. PA Photo. Nick Potts-PA Wire.

Pep Guardiola calls for FA Cup replays to be scrapped

Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays to be scrapped as the Manchester City manager prepares for Sunday’s fourth round tie against Fulham.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Sokoto rerun: INEC not notified of APC candidate withdrawal – official

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Sokoto State has disclosed that the Commission has not been notified of All Progressive Congress candidate, Alhaji Bature Dan Muhammadu Lili, withdrawal from the State House of Assembly rerun election.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho watches on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 22, 2020. (AFP)

Eric Dier denies ‘negative vibes’ at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho

Eric Dier has dismissed rumours that Tottenham’s players are already growing tired of life under Jose Mourinho just two months into his reign.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

WHO: Coronavirus not yet global emergency

Despite the fast spreading rate of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided that the outbreak is yet to attain the status of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

Bailout: Governors decry ‘excessive deductions’ by federal government

Members of the Nigerian Governors Forum are protesting what they consider as excessive deductions from states which benefitted from the Federal Government’s budget support facility.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Armed robbers invade MTN office in Kebbi

The Kebbi Police Command has confirmed the invasion of the MTN office in Tudun Wada area of Birnin Kebbi by three armed robbers on Wednesday. =
Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.

Excitement, relief as Lagos-Ogun mass transit train resumes operation

Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.
Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri set for Napoli return

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week.

Oyo APC blames Governor Makinde, PDP over murder of 77-year old APC chieftain

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Governor Seyi Makinde and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the murder of a 77-year old APC Chieftain in the state, Alhaji Babatunde Arasi Oreitan, by unknown gunmen.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

South Africa boils again as violence erupts in Johannesburg

An anti-foreigner shut down is ongoing in Diepsloot, Johannesburg North, South Africa, the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) has said.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister urges governors to key into federal government’s national digital economy policy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has urged state governors to key into the Federal government’s National Digital Economy policy and strategy.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to continue at the helm despite suffering another painful defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United need to make ‘quality’ signings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the club need “quality” signings to help his mentally fatigued young squad after losing to Burnley.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police arrest 1,527 kidnap suspects, recover 2,037 firearms in 2019

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the force had arrested 1, 527 kidnap suspects and recovered 2,037 firearms across the country in 2019.
A C-130 Hercules plane called Thor drops water during a flight in Australia.

Plane fighting Australia wildfires crashes, killing three people

Every member on board the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker died in the crash after the aircraft lost contact in the Snowy Monaro region of the Australian state, two hours south of the capital, Canberra.
Juergen Schedema, the Log Yard Manager of the ICC, was discovered dead early Wednesday morning, January 22.

German businessman shot dead in Liberia

Details of the incident are unclear, however, a government statement gave his name as Juergen Schedema and local media reported that he worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African state.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to strengthen oversight on defence sector

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.

NOC to inaugurate commissions in Lagos on Wednesday

In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to play in Australian bushfire charity game

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United rule out Alexis Sanchez permanent move to Inter Milan

Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.

Governor Bello takes oath of office for second term

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.