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House of Reps uncovers N6.6 billion unremitted revenue by NECO

The House of Representatives on Wednesday quizzed the management team of the National Examination Council of Nigeria (NECO) over non-remittance of N6.6 billion revenue for two years.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

LMC suspends two Wikki Tourists players

Wikki Tourists will be without two influential players for their trip to Enyimba in rescheduled premier league game on Wednesday.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

My father said Supreme Court can make mistakes – Charly boy

The patron of Imo Concerned Citizens Forum, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly boy, on Wednesday led members of the group in a protest in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

FAAN moves to reduce bird strike hazard at airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, disclosed that plans were underway to reduce wildlife strike hazard witnessed at airports in the country.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Chelsea schedule meeting with former winger set for cut-price return

Chelsea are plotting to bring back a winger who spent nine years with the club after a recent report revealed a ‘meeting is scheduled’ ahead of a possible £15 million return to Stamford Bridge.
In the court papers, the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah sought an order suspending the enforcement of the judgement of the Constitutional Court pending the hearing and determination of an appeal.

Malawi elections chief defends use of correction fluid in disputed vote

Malawi’s electoral commission chief Wednesday defended the use of results sheets that had been altered with correctional fluid in last year’s disputed presidential elections.

Health expert tasks Lagos residents on positive attitude to environment

An Environmental and Health Expert, Dr. Omogbohun Patrick, has advised Lagos residents to display a positive attitude toward the environment to prevent health and environmental hazards.

Karate federation rolls out 26 events for 2020

No fewer than 26 programmes have been rolled out by the Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) to be carried out in 2020. General Congress

Official: Illegal connection, meter bypass major challenges of KEDCO

Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, the Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has described illegal connection and meter bypass as the major challenges bedeviling the operation of the company in its franchise areas of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.

School feeding: Master bakers applaud federal government, calls for expansion

Abuja Master Bakers and Caterers Association (AMBCN) FCT Chapter, has applauded the Federal Government on its ongoing school feeding programme in schools, calling for expansion to other parts of the country.

Lagos speaker urges traders to get central generators to curb fire outbreaks

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday, told traders in the state to have a central power system to prevent incessant fire outbreaks at markets in the state.
A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Court orders federal government to pay N200,000 to Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare for stalling...

A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has revealed that he could still move abroad in the future, but for now he is committed to the German club.

RB Leipzig joke Timo Werner is joining Tottenham amid Liverpool rumours

RB Leipzig have joked that reported Liverpool target Timo Werner will be on his way to Tottenham this summer.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated confidently that the People’s Elephant are in Sudan to pick qualification to the group stage of the CAF champions league ahead of the away tie to Sudanese Al-hilal despite a goalless first leg fortnight ago.

Usman Abdallah out to prove a point against Enyimba in Aba

Abdallah led the People’s Elephants to their 8th league title last season and a semi final CAF Confederation cup place two seasons ago, but the romantic relationship between him and the club ended following dismal start into their title defence this season.
Pope Francis

Pope expected to stand firm on celibacy in text on Amazon synod

Pope Francis is on Wednesday to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year.

Wole Soyinka arrives court in solidarity with Omoyele Sowore

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Sole Soyinka, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja, in solidarity with Sahara Reporters publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who is being prosecuted for organising a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC advises road-users over gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command on Wednesday morning told road-users to use alternative routes to link their destinations so as to avoid waste of valuable time in the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
3. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.