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Many of his players may lack Champions League knockout experience but the professionalism, effort and game management on display from Chelsea against Porto tonight delighted Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel wants Real Madrid over Liverpool in Champions League semi-finals

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he would prefer to face Real Madrid rather than Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals after the Blues reached the last four for the first time since 2014.
Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described the successful conduct of the party’s South West Congress as the start of another journey and a sign of new hope.

Bode George: Success of South-west congress reignites PDP’s hope

Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has described the successful conduct of the party’s South West Congress as the start of another journey and a sign of new hope.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Politics: Winners take all syndrome dangerous – ex-President Jonathan

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that winners take all syndrome in politics has made the Nigerian political environment a very tough and dangerous option.

USAID to provide $3 million grant, technical assistance to combat food insecurity in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing financial grant and technical assistance worth $3 million to combat food insecurity in Nigeria compounded by COVID-19 pandemic.

Ex-Zamfara governor warns successor against defection to APC

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbulAziz Yari, has warned that the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, would lose the seat should he cross-carpet from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him to power in 2019.

Congress: Doyin Okupe predicts doom for South-West PDP

A former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said the outcome of the zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West will be negative and may affect the future of the party in the zone.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

South-West PDP congress: Seyi Makinde, Ayo Fayose’s groups fight over 756 delegates

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, are to test their popularity with 756 delegates that will elect officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Monday.
Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.

Ashleigh Barty knocked out of Charleston Open

Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

CAFCC: Enyimba off to Algeria declare operation consolidate

Confederation cup campaigners Enyimba have declared operation consolidate as the team jetted out for the second leg of two legged battle against ES Setif of Algeria.
1. Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has revealed that there will be no hiding place for the Squirrels of Benin ahead of Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Porto-Novo.

WCQ: Super Eagles qualifiers dates confirmed

The dates for the Super Eagles’ Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have been confirmed.
CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni.

Don Jazzy: I wish I signed Teni, Simi

CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni.
Rilwan Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.

Rilwan, Baby Face win WBF titles at GOtv Boxing Night 22

Rilwan Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr). Ifeanyi Okowa, addressing Team Delta at the Indoor Sports Hall, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, shortly before the contingent departed to Edo for the 20th National Sports Festival, Friday.

Edo 2020: Delta governor promises state’s athletes N1 million per gold medal

Delta Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021 that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete.
Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu strikes helped the Super Eagles to end the Afcon campaign unbeaten and finished at the top of the Group L table with 14 points.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles unbeaten run in AFCON qualifying

Super Eagles unbeaten run in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, which included two clean sheets in the final rounds, has been praised by coach Gernot Rohr.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Henry Nwosu: Gernot Rohr must win AFCON title to be ranked among the best

Henry Nwosu has urged Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon if he is to be regarded as one of the best tacticians on the continent.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday rewarded 12 outstanding public school teachers and administrators with 12 cars.

Lagos rewards outstanding teachers with 12 cars

The winners of the 2020 award are; Adesola Akindele, Temitope Gbadamosi, Temitope Ibiwunmi, Rasheed Odenike, Rebecca Oyinloye, Oluwaseun Balogun, Joshua Olasehinde, Abosede Padonu-Daniel, Ekundayo Ajiborisade, Tolulope Odusanya, Tawakalitu Akinleye and Ovinuyon Buhari.
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Kano splashes millions of naira to Qur’anic competition winners

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Mr. Hassan Musa Fagge and made available to newsmen on yesterday, said the participants keenly contested in the six categories of the competition for both male and female right from 2 Hizb with practical Tajweed up to 60 Hizb with Tafsir.
Genk forward Paul Onuachu has revealed his desire to score regularly for the Nigeria national team after firing the side past the Republic of Benin on Saturday.

Paul Onuachu: I want to score regularly for Super Eagles

Genk forward Paul Onuachu has revealed his desire to score regularly for the Nigeria national team after firing the side past the Republic of Benin on Saturday.
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

AFCONQ: How Super Eagles trained under darkness in head of Benin tie – head...

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has revealed his side trained under darkness and had to rely on the moon on their arrival in Porto-Novo.
4. The One-Day Governor of Lagos State, Miss Eniola Ajala, on Friday appealed to Gov. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to provide more infrastructure in the state’s public schools.

One-day Lagos governor seeks infrastructure improvement in Lagos schools

The One-Day Governor of Lagos State, Miss Eniola Ajala, on Friday appealed to Gov. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to provide more infrastructure in the state’s public schools.

Wizkid wins second NAACP image award

Nigeria’s Starboy, Wizkid, has won his second NAACP Image Award for his feature on Brown Skin Girl alongside Beyonce, Saint Jhn and Blue-Ivy Carter.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: NNPC to generate $600 million from marginal fields

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says his ministry is expected to generate 600 million dollars from its new Marginal Fields.

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IEA: OPEC+ compliance with oil cuts in March largely due to Saudi Arabia

The alliance of the OPEC+ oil producers was able to achieve the 113 per cent oil cuts agreement reached last month largely due to Saudi Arabia’s voluntary additional cut of 1 million barrels a day (mbd), a report said.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

NIDS: Vaccination most effective to combat coronavirus

The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) has described vaccination as a most effective way to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Why EFCC arrested Senator Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted he was merely invited and not arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: South African Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirms the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, March 5, 2020. Reuters/ Sumaya Hisham

South Africa says downpayments to J&J, Pfizer not refundable

The South African government’s downpayments to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines are not refundable under any circumstances, its health minister said on Wednesday, describing the condition as onerous.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran president says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon

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Former minister of commerce and industry, Mahmud Tukur, has passed on.

Former minister Mahmud Tukur passes on

Former minister of commerce and industry, Mahmud Tukur, has passed on.

Nasarawa Assembly denies plan to impeach speaker

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has denied knowledge of any plan to impeach its speaker, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.

DPR releases list of licensed private refineries

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has published a list of private refineries with a valid permit to operate in Nigeria.
Junta spokesman Brig. Gen. Zaw Min Tun told a news conference in the capital, Naypyitaw, that the country was returning to normal and government ministries and banks would resume full operations soon.

Myanmar: 19 people sentenced to death by military court

Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military-owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday — the first such sentences announced in public since February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.

Ghana skipper equals record as Swansea City beat Millwall

Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.